In this week’s roundup Barbara Kruger lands at the Hirshhorn, Oliver Herring is nominated for an award, Robert Adams shapes his legacy and more.
- Barbara Kruger‘s Belief + Doubt opens soon at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington DC). This work is part of an initiative to bring art to new sites within and around the building. The installation by Barbara Kruger will fill the lower level lobby and extend into the newly relocated Museum bookstore. The exhibit opens August 20.
- Oliver Herring is listed among the nominees for the 2012 contemporary artist award from Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington DC). In 2001, the museum established a contemporary artist award. This award recognizes an artist younger than fifty who demonstrates exceptional creativity and has produced a significant body of artwork that is considered emblematic of this period in contemporary art. The winner will be announced soon.
- Laurie Anderson is performing Dirtday!, a piece that looks at politics, theories of evolution, families, and history. Set against a sound-based landscape, this collection of stories and music is the third and last in a series of solo performances, which includes Happiness and The End of the Moon. Anderson begins her US. tour at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art on September 16 and Cal Performances on September 18, with more performances to come.
- Maya Lin will display several of her pieces at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Expo Chiacgo booth, including Reversing the Flow, a topographical map of the Chicago River made entirely of pins. A sound/video installation from What is Missing?, her final memorial about endangered species and ecosystems, will also be on display. These pieces will draw attention to NRDC’s continued efforts to create a healthy and safe Chicago River: from fighting the practice of dumping raw sewage into the waterway, to addressing the threat of Asian carp and other invasive species. This event will take place at Navy Pier from September 20–23.
- Kara Walker recently lectured at the Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum located in Grant Park. Her talk, The Art of War, is part of an ongoing Civil War Summer series, The American Civil War: One-Hundred-Fifty Years Later. The series was initiated by The City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs and the Cyclorama.
- Robert Adams has been working with curators at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, selecting 169 prints from his own holdings for the museum to acquire. This selection will complement 25 images by Adams that the gallery already owns.
- Jeff Koons recently visited the Colbert Report with late-night host Stephen Colbert to discuss the Koonsian aesthetic. The satirical interview can be viewed online.
In this week’s roundup Kara Walker sources work from Harper’s, Cindy Sherman arrives in San Francisco, several artists address political and aesthetic urgency in Minneapolis, and more.
- Kara Walker‘s series Works from Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) is featured in the July 2012 issue of Harper’s Magazine. The series, which was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art last spring, consists of fifteen lithographs and prints created using enlargements of woodcut prints from the book. Four images, all named after their source images’ captions, are featured: Exodus of Confederates from Atlanta, Cotton Hoards in Southern Swamp, Occupation of Alexandria, and Pack-Mules in the Mountains.
- Robert Adams and An-My Lê are on the shortlist for Prix Pictet. This international photography competition seeks to promote sustainability, and this year’s theme is power. Portfolios tackle subjects such as Lê’s training maneuvers at a Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. This work will be part of an exhibition set to open at Saatchi Gallery (London) following the award announcement on October 9.
- Cindy Sherman opened at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In the exhibition Cindy Sherman draws from many sources and she has produced series of works – consistently untitled – known by nicknames such as “head shots,” “clowns,” “centerfolds” and “society pictures.” In the process, she has taken the artifice of photography to new levels of scale, complexity and intensity. The show closes October 8.
In this week’s roundup William Kentridge discusses science, John Baldessari talks technology, Cindy Sherman and Bruce Nauman are honored, and more.
- William Kentridge and American science historian Peter Galison introduced The Refusal of Time, a work Kentridge created for dOCUMENTA (13). This work is, in part, the result of an extended series of discussions between Kentridge and Galison about the history of the control of world time, relativity, black holes, and string theory.
- John Baldessari is the subject of a new short film by Todd Coles, one in a series of shorts presented by Nowness in which an artist is asked a question about technology.
- Carrie Mae Weems‘ multimedia collaboration with Geri Allen, Slow Fade To Black, for CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! in Prospect Park has been posted online:
- Cindy Sherman and Bruce Nauman have been elected as new National Academicians. Elected annually by the National Academy, artists are recognized for their contribution to American art and architecture. For the first time, nominees include artists working in video, photography and installation, reflecting recently revised member designations of visual artist and architect.
- Barbara Kruger is coming to the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington. D.C. Her new installation scheduled to open August 20 will be based on the words, Belief + Doubt. This work will be visible from two floors, filling the entire lower lobby area, also covering the sides and undersides of the escalators. Visitors will walk on the artist’s words, be surrounded by walls of the words, and ride on escalators covered with them.
- Hiroshi Sugimoto‘s photographs will be juxtaposed with late paintings by Mark Rothko as part of a Pace art gallery installation in the west wing of the Royal Academy’s Burlington Gardens building in London. Rothko/Sugimoto: Dark Paintings and Seascapes, will open just before the Frieze art fair in October and will feature Rothko’s late black and grey paintings and Sugimoto’s photographs of the horizon line where sea meets sky.
- Ann Hamilton and Cindy Sherman are among several artists whose works will be presented in a major fall exhibition. Behold, America! Art of the United States from Three San Diego Museums is a collaborative effort that includes Frontiers, opening September 16 at the Museum of Contemporary Art (San Diego), with an installation by Hamilton. The San Diego Museum of Art’s exhibition, Figures, opens November 10 and focuses on American portraiture, including those by Sherman. The exhibition will be on view at all three institutions through February 10, 2013.
Where Cupola Bobber turns deluges of impersonal information into gradually unfolding epic explorations, guest curator Helen Molesworth’s stunning show of 1980’s art at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, shows the power of an unabashedly partisan approach to history, research, and framing of the past. (Molesworth is Chief Curator at the ICA Boston).
It’s immediately apparent that Molesworth’s dynamic, vibrant, deeply affecting show of political (in its most inclusive sense) art in the 1980’s has uncanny reverberations today. From the first moment of entering the space, viewers come into contact with a flatscreen television on which appears newly-produced, filmed interviews of artists talking about what they were up to more than thirty years ago. Many of them cite Reagan’s refusal to recognize the AIDS crisis, Thatcherism and the beginnings of neoliberalism, and most of all the political indifference to unfairness around them as the inspiration for some of the most ambitious activist art made in America to date.
Other artists featured in the video program cited the “real” end of modernism (Tony Tasset wryly remarks that the conceptualist/minimalist model of the artist as critic and art as philosophical criticism “failed, frankly”), giving rise to appropriation art, practices across media, and true postmodernism pastiche as we recognize it now.
But most of the artist interviews cite their sense at the time that, as Molesworth herself articulates, “culture is really capable of changing society.” Of all the moving art in the show–and my eyes watered more than usual, as I’ll no doubt get into soon– what’s most remarkable is how much the artists in This Will Have Been truly made work as material for democracy.
In this week’s roundup Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman, Carrie Mae Weems and other Art21 woman artists explore postmodern issues such as feminism, politics, identity, and race – in different exhibitions and locations and more.
- Collier Schorr‘s photographs can be seen in Composed: Identity, Politics, Sex, a selection of photo-based works by seven contemporary artists, on view at The Jewish Museum (NYC) in the final gallery of its permanent exhibition, Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey. The selected artworks engage and play with conventions of art history and forms of popular culture to focus attention on contradictions of identity and desire. The show closes on June 30.
- Work by Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, and Carrie Mae Weems will soon be on view in The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power, 1973-1991, a survey of leading women artists that examines the crucial feminist contribution to the development of deconstructivism in the 1970s and ’80s. The exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston will run from January 21 – April 15.
- Carrie Mae Weems‘s work is part of African American Artists from the Flomenhaft Gallery. Several of Weems’s pieces were borrowed by the Tate of Liverpool for an exhibit entitled Color; she also created a series entitled Colored People which emphasized the range of skin color hidden behind the color “black;” and the show includes a four-part suite from her Sea Island Series (1992). The exhibition with be on view until March 3.
- Jessica Stockholder and Catherine Sullivan will be included in the 2012 edition of Next Art Chicago, an exhibition series that will provide a unique visual and educational experience for fair attendees. The fair will create a digital, downloadable catalogue featuring information for every participating gallery. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago will host an exclusive preview event on April 26 and there will be another preview the evening before it opens to the public from April 27 – 29.
- There’s still time to see Doris Salcedo‘s Plegaria Muda, currently on view at Modern Art Centre, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon). Her sculptures and installations relate strongly with episodes of political violence, and will focus on some public tragedies experienced in recent history while calling attention to the personal trauma of the victims. This show closes January 22.
- Time-lapse video portrays the four-day installation of Richard Serra’s Sequence, on loan from the Fisher Art Foundation, on view at Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University.
In this week’s roundup Barbara Kruger designs in Munich, Josiah McElheny reflects a mirage, Laurie Anderson joins the Occupy movement, Jeff Koons get under your skin, Lucas Blalock intervenes digitally, and much more.
- Barbara Kruger designed the 2011 EDITION 46 issue of the Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin which, in the 46th week of each year, is in the hands of an international contemporary artist. The magazine was published on November 18 as a supplement. This project has given rise to a temporary work that the artist has designed especially for the floor of the rotunda in the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich where visitors can walk around the work.
- Cai Guo-Qiang‘s solo exhibition Saraab, will soon open at the Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha. The work shows the artist’s connection to the Gulf through installations and a series of gunpowder drawings in which he incorporates elements from Islamic miniature paintings, decorative art, and textiles, as well as ancient maritime routes between the Arab world and his hometown of Quanzhou, China. On the opening day of the exhibition, the artist will create a large-scale daytime explosion event titled Black Ceremony that will be free to the public on a “first come, first served basis.” The main exhibition will be on view December 15, 2011 – May 26, 2012.
- Josiah McElheny‘s latest installation for The Bloomberg Commission: Josiah McElheny: The Past Was A Mirage I Had Left Far Behind is at the Whitechapel Art Gallery (London) . McElheny has created seven huge mirrored sculptures, comprising screens that constantly play abstract films and distort, refract and multiply both the films and everything in the room. This work is on view until July 20, 2012.
- Lucas Blalock has a one-person exhibition, xyz, at Ramiken Crucible (NYC). The show features pictures that begins on film, shot with a 4×5 camera by the artist, and digital interventions follow. Blalock leaves these pictures unprotected from these overlapping strategies, which often contain procedures lifted from the technical production of commercial photography – the technology that was originally conceived of as invisible is put on stage to act among the intersecting possibilities of the mechanical, the procedural and the historical. This exhibition closes December 23.
- Laurie Anderson joins Occupy Musicians, a website that includes a list of hundreds of singers, guitarists, song writers and producers who put their names under the statement: We, the undersigned musicians and all who will join us, support Occupy Wall Street and the Occupy Movement around the world.
- Yinka Shonibare, MBE‘s Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle maquette has been selected for the third in a series of exhibitions featuring work from the Government Art Collection at the Whitechapel Gallery (London). The exhibition Travelling Light features an image of the work as the cover image for the catalogue that will accompany the exhibition. The exhibition runs from December 16, 2011 – February 26, 2012.
- Mark Bradford is featured in the publication Parkett edition 89. Christopher Bedford of the Wexner Center explores Mark Bradford’s shimmering grids, that to him evoke the live news footage shot by helicopters hovering over Los Angeles. Tate Modern curator Jessica Morgan elaborates on Bradford’s assorted paper trail, revealing a frantic ethos of pest control, cheap divorce, prison phone services, money wires and credit lines. The artist retells the ancient legend of King Arthur by submerging a switchblade rather than a sword in a solid rock.
- Do Ho Suh’s installation Cause & Effect has been commissioned for the Academic Instructional Center at Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA). Cause & Effect evokes a vicious tornado, a vast ceiling installation of densely hung strands that anchor thousands of figures clad in colors resembling a Doppler reading stacked atop one another. The work is an attempt to decipher the boundaries between a single identity and a larger group, and how the two conditions coexist. The first phase of the installation will be on view December 12 – 30 while the sculpture’s support structure is installed.
- Jeff Koons teamed up with Kiehl’s to raise money for the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children through a limited-edition holiday collection of the brand’s signature Creme de Corps body moisturizer. The label of the 2011 edition features an image of the artist’s Balloon Flower (Yellow) sculpture from his Celebration series against a fuchsia background. The flower, which was exhibited in Versailles from 2008 to 2009, holds a special significance for the artist.
- Carrie Mae Weems‘s 2012 exhibition at The Frist Center for the Visual Arts (Nashville) will receive $48,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, opening Sept. 21, 2012, as well as production of the exhibition’s accompanying catalog. The exhibition will travel to the Portland (Oregon) Museum of Art: Feb–May 2013; to the Cleveland Museum of Art: June 30–Sept. 15, 2013; and to the Guggenheim Museum Oct. 18, 2013–Jan 19, 2014.
In this week’s roundup Yinka Shonibare MBE discusses post-Colonial Britain, John Baldessari talks about graffiti and street art, Barbara Kruger explores the game of chess, works by Barry McGee and Fred Wilson are at the center of controversies, and more.
- Yinka Shonibare MBE will talk about the history and cultural legacy of post-colonial Britain this week at The Human Rights Action Centre (London). This is part of Inviva’s Significant Voices program. The event will take place Wednesday, October 19, 6:30pm.
- Cai Guo-Qiang‘s work is part of The Art Museum, a unique collection of the world’s important and influential art works, curated by a team of over 100 global art experts, from Phaidon houses – in one place. This imaginary museum is actually a book.
- Barbara Kruger is exhibiting work at The World Chess Hall of Fame, a cultural venue that showcases art, history, science and sports through the lens of chess. Untitled (Do you feel comfortable losing?) is one of several pieces that demonstrate an integration of chess that goes beyond the visual, incorporating elements of play or strategy that invite the viewer to reflect on the game’s intricate operations. This show on view until February 12, 2012.
In this week’s roundup Gabriel Orozco paints with vectors, Florian Maier Aichen explores new forms of photography, Cindy Sherman is honored, several artists contribute calls to action and explore environmental sustainability, and much more.
- Gabriel Orozco‘s first solo exhibition to follow his recently completed retrospective is on view at Marian Goodman Gallery (NYC). Gabriel Orozco: Corplegados and Particles includes a series of large format drawings and paintings that use shapes inserted with axels to explore behaviors of form and construction. Orozco utilizes vector and raster computer graphics to deconstruct, divide, and open up the images as a data structure based on a grid, but divided in dots. This work is on view until October 15.
- Florian Maier Aichen at Baronian_Francey (Brussels) is Florian Maier Aichen‘s third show at this venue. The artist continues his practice of picking apart and expanding notions of photographic representation. Works utilizing practices of photography, painting and drawing in equal measure have allowed the artist to explore image-making in pursuit of a new form of ideal photographic document. The exhibition closes October 29.
- John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger, Eleanor Antin and others were invited to submit personal calls to action expressing political or social concerns which will be worn on T-shirts for Trespass, a parade through the Broadway Theater District in Downtown Los Angeles, on October 2. Trespass continues into Monday evening, October 3 with a celebration featuring interactive and musical performances by progressive artists to benefit nonprofit West of Rome.
- Ann Hamilton will discuss The State of the MFA as part of the Sculpture X symposium at the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) in Ohio. With “spatial awareness” as a recurring theme, more than 80 sculptors affiliated with colleges and universities in the region submitted pieces to the “Sculpture X” website and gallery. Hamilton’s keynote will take place on October 15.
- Cindy Sherman will be honored by The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art in October. She will receive an Archives of American Art Medal at the organization’s annual benefit. The Archives is the world’s preeminent resource dedicated to collecting and preserving the papers and primary records of the visual arts in America. The event will take place October 25.
- Robert Adams and several other artists examine issues related to water use, mining, nuclear testing and its effects as part of The Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno. A large number of the photos are of the American West, taken post-1970s to the present, and drawn from the museum’s 1,000-piece photography collection. The exhibition is on view until January 8, 2012.
- Julie Mehretu‘s work is featured in a traveling show, Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu, at Wesleyan University’s Davison Art Center gallery. Mehretu is best known for her large-scale paintings and drawings, which layer maps, urban planning grids and architectural renderings with abstract markings and bright shapes of color. This is the first-ever comprehensive exhibition of prints produced by the artist thus far in her career. The exhibition closes December 11.
- Collier Schorr, Matthew Barney, Paul Pfeiffer and others are also at Wesleyan University, as part of the traveling exhibition Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery. These works explore the male athlete, a subject that has been overlooked by scholars until fairly recently, after a critical mass of art addressing this subject grew large enough to allow for such an exploration. This work is on view until October 23.
- Andrea Zittel‘s new and ongoing work is on view at Regen Projects II in Los Angeles. Zittel’s show will be presented at the same time as the Getty Museum’s multi-institution initiative Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A 1945-1980 about the Los Angeles art scene. The artist’s unique and unusual practice embraces the social and personal spheres engaging sculpture, textile, design, and painting. Her Regen Projects II exhibition consists of four bodies of work and closes on October 29.
- Kiki Smith‘s I Myself Have Seen It: Photography and Kiki Smith at the Tang Teaching Museum (Saratoga Springs, NY) is a traveling exhibit that features the first comprehensive look at the role of photography in the artist’s work. It includes over 5,000 snapshots, over 100 large-scale photographs, including source photos alongside the sculptures inspired by them as well as prints, artist’s books and videos. This show is open until December 30.
- Maya Lin will soon lecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology on “design for a living world.” The artist will discuss her contributions to The Nature Conservancy’s global effort to turn raw sustainable materials into works of art and has designed a piece that’s part of a show at The Field Museum. The artist’s talk will take place on October 24, at 6 pm.
In this week’s roundup, Mel Chin commemorates 9-11, Hiroshi Sugimoto creates art with lightning, Mike Kelley delves into Superman, Oliver Herring throws art parties, Kiki Smith creates with paper, and much more.
- Mel Chin‘s 9-11/9-11, which premiered in New York and Santiago, Chile, on Sept. 11, 2007, is part of an exhibition at the Louisville Visual Art Association (Kentucky). The film follows the family and intimate relationships of a small circle of people involved in the attacks in New York, as well as others touched on that same date in 1973, when a presidential coup led to the violent rule of dictator Augusto Pinochet.
- Hiroshi Sugimoto‘s selections from the Lightning Fields series are currently on view at the Edinburgh International Festival (Scotland). Lightning Fields is a series of dramatic photographs produced through violent electrical discharges on photographic film. The images suggest a range of associations, from lightning flashes to strange forms of primordial life. The show closes on September 25.
- Barry McGee participated in Art & About Sydney 2011, a project that aims to transform the Australian city into a canvas, or a living gallery. As part of the Laneway Art program McGee joins a select group of artists and created an “evocative work that teeters between the free spirit of graffiti, the random energy of the urbane and the pure intent of controlled artistry.” This work is on view from September 23 – January 31, 2012, and is free to the public.
- Art by Vija Celmins, Allan McCollum, Bruce Nauman, John Baldessari, and Eleanor Antin are part of the Getty Center’s online archive, Pacific Standard Time. This collection provides materials about hipsters and happenings at venues in postwar Los Angeles, and documents where all the action took place through images and first-hand accounts from the artists.
- Pieces by Louise Bourgeois and Andrea Zittel are featured in Contemporary Works from the Permanent Collection at the Palm Springs Art Museum (California). This exhibition includes Prototype for A-Z Cool Chamber by Zittel and Spider II by Bourgeois. The show is ongoing.
- John Baldessari, Matthew Barney, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Martin Puryear, Susan Rothenberg, Kiki Smith and more are occupying all three floors of the Fisher Landau Center for Art in Long Island City, NY. The Center has extended LEGACY: Selections from Emily Fisher Landau’s Gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art, through Sunday, October 9, 2011.
- Kiki Smith is co-curating and has work represented in Papertails at NYU Steinhardt’s 80WSE Galleries (NYC). The exhibition includes examples that range from printmaking and collage to photography, painting, and sculpture. The show will open Sept. 14 for a special viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. and remains on view during regular gallery hours through November 5.
- Mike Kelley‘s Exploded Fortress of Solitude is currently on view at the Gagosian Gallery (London). The Kandors series, which Kelley initiated in 1999, are sculptural depictions of Superman’s birthplace Kandor. Selecting 20 examples from the myriad two-dimensional renderings of the famous fictional city, Kelley has created three-dimensional Kandors and variant works. This exhibition closes on October 22.
- Oliver Herring is traveling the U.S. throwing parties involving a game called TASK, a straightforward activity with very few rules. Its open-ended, participatory structure creates almost unlimited opportunities for a group of people to interact with one another and their environment. Herring is throwing a new party on October 21 at Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.
- Susan Rothenberg has new work on view at Sperone Westwater (NYC). The exhibition features 13 paintings, including one of a raven perched on a tree branch and a large profile of a head outlined in grey and black. The artist mines the tactility of her medium to extract emotional truths about perception, memory and the human condition. The show closes on October 29.
- Sally Mann‘s Proud Flesh is on view at Jackson Fine Art (Atlanta, GA). Using the human body as her main subject, Mann’s photography explores familial and spousal relationships. This exhibition is on view until October 29.
- To mark her 100th birthday, the Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland is featuring an homage to Louise Bourgeois. The exhibition represents a concentrated selection from the artist’s collection and addresses its key themes: an involvement with other artists, a concern with her own biography, and the translation of emotions into objects of art. This exhibition is on view until August 1, 2012.
In this week’s roundup, Cai Guo-Qiang goes underground, Josiah McElheny curates for Andrea Zittel and Roni Horn, Beryl Korot composes in Krakow and more.
- Cai Guo-Qiang‘s 1040M Underground at Izolyatsia is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Ukraine. The title is inspired by the artist’s experience of the coal and salt mines of Ukraine’s industrial Donbas region.
- Art by Andrea Zittel and Roni Horn are on view at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) in New York, in an exhibition co-curated by Josiah McElheny. If you lived here, you’d be home by now presents Horn’s two-part photographic installation, This is me, This is You (1999-2000). For Horn’s work (and for others in the exhibition), McElheny “re-designed” and built Donald Judd-like furniture from which to view the artwork. The show closes December 16.
- Barbara Kruger and Carrie Mae Weems, among several other artists, are featured in At Fifty: Krannert Art Museum, 1961–2011 (Illinois), an exhibition that places art objects from ancient Greece and Latin America in dialogue with 19th century European paintings and 20th century video; realism sits astride abstraction; photography and drawings illustrate how artists have represented humanity for more than a century. This work is on view until October 23.
- Carrie Mae Weems was one of the artists featured in part three of the seven-part series, XX Chromosocial: Women Artists Cross the Homosocial Divide. Weems’ photographs focus on the “codes that underpin and perpetuate women’s homosocialization,” to demonstrate how art can act as a mirror of its maker. Weems’ work shows iconic images of the “girlchild” and of girls’ “first attention to mothers, sisters, and girlfriends they learn from and compare themselves to long before they (if ever) appeal to male desire.”
- Beryl Korot is one of a few select composers presenting work at the 9th Sacrum Profanum Festival in Krakow, Poland. This will be a celebration of American Minimalism and the 75th birthday of Steve Reich – an icon of the genre. The concert events will take place September 11–17.
- Cao Fei‘s film Shadow Life will be on display at Arthouse at the Jones Center in Austin, Texas. The film is an adaptation of traditional Chinese shadow puppetry. The intricate hand puppets animating Shadow Life merge these traditional art forms to tell a distinctly contemporary story of modern China. This film will be shown until October 30. Admission is free.
- Maya Lin‘s Confluence Project: Reimaging the Columbia River is now on view at the Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History in Lewiston, ID. This exhibit includes models created by Lin and her New York studio, as well as images and models of the Vancouver Land Bridge created by Jones and Jones Architects in Seattle. This work will be on display through February 10.
- Josiah McElheny’s Island Universe will be screened at the Harvard Film Archive (Boston, MA). This film explores the origins of the universe and J. & L. Lobmeyr’s Space Age chandeliers for New York’s Metropolitan Opera. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Melissa Franklin, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics, and Chair, Department of Physics, Harvard University, and Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. This film will be shown October 15, from 3–5pm. Admission is free.
- Collier Schorr worked with actress Rachel Weisz for a Wall Street Journal photo cover shoot. Schorr was chosen for her body of work exploring androgynous sexuality and her ability to capture Weisz’s sensual look in a modern way.