In this week’s roundup, Doris Salcedo’s rose shroud, several Art21 artists in documenta 13, Do Ho Suh’s Fallen Star, Paul McCarthy’s 30-foot ketchup bottle, and much more.
- Doris Salcedo’s first London show since 2007 is now on view at White Cube. Doris Salcedo: Mason’s Yard includes A Flor de Piel, an enormous shroud made up of thousands of rose petals connected to each other in a suspended state and which may transform during the course of the exhibition. This work was developed as a sculpture that was about the simple but impossible task of making a flower offering to a victim of torture. The exhibition closes June 30.
- Allora & Calzadilla, Ida Applebroog, Mark Dion, William Kentridge and Julie Mehretu are in documenta 13. This exhibition series located in Kassel is dedicated to artistic research and forms of imagination that explore commitment, matter, things, embodiment, and active living in connection with, yet not subordinated to, theory. The exhibition runs June 6 – September 16.
- Rashid Johnson‘s work is in An Architect’s Dream, a group exhibition in Washington, DC that focuses on the concept of arrangement and presentation as a unifying formal device. Johnson explores the nuanced transformations of black history and culture between his own family’s generations. This work continues his interest in the intellectuals and creative provocateurs of African American history.
- Jeff Koons kicked off Studio in a School’s Visual Arts Appreciation Week. He visited a second-grade class at PS 112 in NYC. Fred Wilson and Ursula von Rydingsvard also visited classes as part of this program.
In this week’s roundup, a Catherine Sullivan collaboration in Chicago, Mark Dion is in the record, Marina Abramović and Eleanor Antin perform identity, Cai Guo-Qiang and Hiroshi Sugimoto blur the line between art and commerce, and more.
- Catherine Sullivan and Company’s Inaugurals is now on view at the Logan Center (Chicago). The two works in this exhibition, The Last Days of British Honduras and Ice Floes of Franz Joseph Land, were filmed in Chicago and in locations that opened themselves to creative interpretation. These works feature Catherine Sullivan in collaboration with other artists. This exhibition is on view through April 22.
- Mark Dion and several other artists are featured in Miami Art Museum’s The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl, a group show that digs into the relationship between vinyl culture and contemporary art. Through sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, photography, sound work, video and performance, this exhibition combines contemporary art with outsider art, audio with visual, and fine art with popular culture. The show closes June 10.
- Mark Dion is also profiled in the March 30, 2012 issue of the New York Times’ Style Magazine from this past weekend.
- Judy Pfaff‘s work was selected for Tandem Press: 25 Years of Printmaking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Created to foster research, collaboration, experimentation and innovation in the field of printmaking, Tandem Press produces museum-quality fine art prints by nationally recognized artists. The exhibition will run until May 11.
- Allan McCollum and Laurie Simmons have work in Blondeau Fine Art Services’ (Geneva) Last Exit: Pictures. The show explores the rivalry between photography and painting, as well as appropriationist theories which were fiercely debated at the time. The title is a reference to a Thomas Lawson work, which was released in 1981, advocating the importance of painting in the emergence of this practice. This work is on view through April 21.
In this week’s roundup, Cai Guo-Qiang plans a close encounter, several artists’ works are best in show at AICA, Jenny Holzer and Kiki Smith are in Fashion Moda, Glenn Ligon’s work is reviewed, and much more.
- Cai Guo-Qiang is planning to have a close encounter of the third kind at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary. For the site-specific Mystery Circle: Explosion Event for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles the artist will set off three stages of explosions to kick-off a show that will continue on a theme he’s been long exploring: the possibility of life in outer space. This event will take place on April 7.
- Sarah Sze, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Lari Pittman, and Ai Weiwei and Glenn Ligon (upcoming Season 6 artists) will receive awards from the Art Critics’ Association (AICA). Sze’s Still Life with Landscape (Model for a Habitat) and Ai’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads won Best Project in a Public Space. Ursula von Rydingsvard: Sculpture 1991-2009 won Best Show in a Non-Profit Gallery or Space. Lari Pittman: New Paintings and Orangerie won Best Show in a Commercial Gallery Nationally. Glenn Ligon: AMERICA won Best Monographic Museum Show in New York. Awards will be presented at a ceremony at the Asia Society in NYC on April 2.
- Jenny Holzer and Kiki Smith among several other artists have work on view at the Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College (NY). The Fashion Moda Stores, 1982, Selections from Documenta 7 is an exhibition of approximately thirty small sculptures, wearable art, and ephemera that were made in multiples and sold in the Fashion Moda “stores” at Documenta 7, the modern and contemporary art exhibition held periodically in Kassel, Germany. The exhibition will be on view through May 6, 2012.
- William Kentridge: Five Themes explores the key themes of William Kentridge’s career from the 80s until today and is on view at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). The show includes the artist’s direction of The Magic Flute and the animated films he developed for a 2010 production of Dmitri Shostakovich’s The Nose at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. There are 60 works on display ranging from animations, drawings and prints to theatre models, sculptures and books. This exhibition closes May 27. Continue reading »
In this week’s roundup, work by Allora & Calzadilla takes flight, William Kentridge is honored, Kalup Linzy gets rid of____, William Wegman projects Weimaraners, and more.
- Allora & Calzadilla‘s Body in Flight (Delta) is on view at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The exhibit begins with a full-scale wooden reproduction of an elite business-class airline seat. In lieu of a balance beam, a female gymnast uses the sculpture to perform a live, extensive routine. The work was first presented last year as part of the Venice Biennale and will run at IMA through April 22.
- William Kentridge has won this year’s prestigious Dan David Prize. The Dan David Foundation grants the $1 million prizes in three categories — past, present and future — for scientific, technological and cultural accomplishments. The prize, named after philanthropist Dan David, who died last year, is administered from Tel Aviv University.
- Kalup Linzy‘s Melody Set Me Free Episode 3 entitled Get Rid of____, is featured on actor James Franco’s website. Linzy also participated in a new Huffington Post video series entitled The Moment I Knew I Wanted to Become an Artist.
- Jenny Holzer: ENDGAME is at the Skarstedt Gallery (NYC). This exhibition features paintings by Jenny Holzer in which the artist uses redacted U.S. government documents where little text is legible. These documents became the grounds for the new paintings that allude to the Suprematist works of Kazimir Malevich. This show will run until April 7.
- Do-Ho Suh‘s Karma is on view at the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden in City Park (New Orleans). This 23-foot stainless steel sculpture features a male figure surmounted by a seemingly endless chain of alter egos, rising into the sky like a silver spinal column. The string of figures is faceted like a gem stone, lending a glittering digital effect to the tower. Each iteration of the man is holding his hands over the eyes of the man who precedes him.
- Charles Atlas’s Joints 4tet for Ensemble installation is at the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities in Ann Arbor. The exhibition consists of ten video monitors set on stands of varying heights. Video loops successively focus on various parts of the human body to capture Merce Cunningham’s unique style of movement, form and gesture. Ambient sounds by John Cage, Cunningham’s longtime companion and collaborator, accompany the videos. This work is on view through March 31.
- William Wegman’s latest video Flo Flow was projected onto the exterior of the Everson Museum of Art. Wegman created the two minutes and 30 seconds long video for the Urban Video Project, a multimedia public art initiative of Light Work and Syracuse University that operates several electronic exhibition sites along the Connective Corridor in Syracuse, NY. Flo Flow can be viewed from dusk to 11p.m, Thursdays through Sundays. It continues through May 27.
In this week’s roundup, Sarah Sze finds a home for everyday objects, several artists’ work at Whitney Biennial 2012, Cindy Sherman’s MoMA retrospective and more.
- Sarah Sze, featured in the upcoming Season 6 of Art in the Twenty-First Century and chosen for Venice Biennale 2013, currently has work at Mudam Luxembourg (Luxembourg). Fixed Points Finding a Home is a site-specific installation for which the artists utilizes everyday objects such as tea bags, water bottles, light bulbs, and electric fans. Mudam invited Sze to make a new installation for their Pavilion and her work is on view through September 16. The following video has been posted online.
- Charles Atlas, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Mike Kelley and several other artists have work on display at the Whitney Biennial 2012, which is dedicated to Kelley (1954-2012). This is the first Whitney Biennial in which nearly a full floor of the Museum has been given over to a changing season of performances, events, and residencies. In the following video Frazier discusses her work in the exhibition, focusing on her self-portraits in the Homebody Series (2010). This work is on view through May 27.
- Cindy Sherman has a landmark retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art (NYC) that includes more than 170 photographs tracing the artist’s career from the mid 1970s to the present. In conjunction with the show, the artist has selected films from MoMA’s collection, which will be screened in MoMA’s theaters during the course of the exhibition. This work is on view until June 11.
- Do-Ho Suh‘s “giant tornado of piggybacked men” is currently on view at the Academic Instructional Center at Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA). Cause & Effect is a vast ceiling installation made up of densely hung strands connected to thousands of colorful figures stacked atop one another. The work “metaphorically places the individual within an intricate web of destiny and fate.”
- Robert Adams, Robert Bechtle and Ewan Gibbs have an exhibition at the Timothy Taylor Gallery (London). This exhibition highlights works that create deeply personal yet iconic images of America. Photography is at the core of the exhibition – although Adams is the only photographer – and Adams’s selected works include a series of 1970s black and white photographs that document developing urbanization in Denver, CO. The show closes March 24.
- Richard Tuttle‘s and several other artists’ works are on display at the Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art (London). Lines of Thought explores the work of fifteen contemporary artists who either use line in creative and challenging ways or in whose finished work line has become a prominent element. Tuttle’s works evolve out of a radical reduction of this visual element. The exhibition runs until May 13.
- Shahzia Sikander represents the contemporary part of Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts at the Museum of Islamic Art (Doha, Qatar). This traveling international exhibition explores Islamic art through the universal tradition of gift-giving. Sikander was invited to create work that draws inspiration from her own cultural tradition and to produce new work interpreting the theme of Gifts of the Sultan. This exhibition makes its third appearance March 19 – June 2.
In this week’s roundup Andrea Zittel explores the topography of the desert landscape, Ann Hamilton deals with expressions of the body, Collier Schorr collages images of Brasilia, we see several videos of artists at work, and more.
- Andrea Zittel‘s Lay of My Land explores the artist’s utopian experiments in living – i.e. “ideas related to A-Z West” that feature work made since 2003, including several Wagon Stations and a commissioned sculptural installation in the form of a dramatic topographical figuration of the landscape that surrounds the desert A-Z West site. This exhibition at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead Quays, UK) is on view until May 20.
- Ann Hamilton‘s installations are on view at Colgate University’s Picker Art Gallery (Hamilton, NY). Recto/Verso: Video by Ann Hamilton will examine concepts that deal with gesture, the senses and the body, voice and language, time and duration, and history and community. Videos will be juxtaposed with pinhole images — some taken from within the artist’s mouth — and some made on the Colgate campus by members of the Colgate staff and student body. The show closes April 3.
- Kerry James Marshall‘s work is on view as part of African-American Art from the Permanent Collection at the Mobile Museum of Art (Mobile, Alabama), an expansive collection of work by African American artists that includes one in charcoal by Marshall, UNTITLED (Portrait of a Black Woman). The exhibition closes April 8.
- Art Talk with Kara Walker features an interview with Kara Walker by Paulette Beete for the National Endowment for the Arts’ Art Works program.
- Mark your calendars now: Alfredo Jaar and a host of other renowned artists have been selected for RAY Fotografieprojekte’s MAKING HISTORY, a show that focuses on artistic reflection of public images – i.e. different views of historical events that are understood as extended forms of presenting history, as well as subjective images of the past that convey independent ideas on the creation of history. This exhibition will take place in Frankfurt, Germany and it will be on view April 20 – July 8.
- Collier Schorr‘s Y-3 Spring/Summer 2012 campaign features portraits that are collaged with xeroxes of archival Brasilia, to “suggest a delicate balance between the body and the many ways it is contained.”
- Watch Do-Ho Suh‘s Fallen Star, a three-quarter-sized version of a house from Providence, R.I. perched atop Jacobs Hall at the University of California San Diego.
- Mark Bradford was interviewed as part of the Wexner Center’s 20th anniversary of its Artist Residency Awards. The video can be viewed below.
- Ursula von Rydingsvard‘s Sculpture installation-in-progress is documented in a video by MOCA Cleveland. The show closes March 31.
In this week’s roundup Mark Dion explores Florida’s ecology, Janine Antoni receives a grant, Susan Rothenberg identifies with a toy monkey, Rashid Johnson is in a rumble, and much more.
- Mark Dion: Troubleshooting is a collection of drawings, prints and other pieces that examine the natural world, particularly in Florida. The centerpiece of this show is Mark Dion’s South Florida Wildlife Rescue Unit—Mobile Unit, 2006, an emergency truck that could be used to save threatened species, complete with safari-like clothing and equipment. The exhibition at USF Contemporary Art Museum closes March 3.
- Andrea Zittel, whose sculptures and installations explore how we live, what we need, and personal freedom, will give a lecture Monday, January 23, at the Portland Museum of Art (Portland, Oregon). The 6:00 pm program is free; a book-signing will follow.
- Do Ho Suh’s work is now on view as part of Lehmann Maupin Gallery at STPI (Singapore Tyler Print Institute). STPI is a catalyst and advocate for new ideas, dialogues and developments for contemporary art in print and paper. It collaborates with emerging and recognized artists worldwide to create artworks using its exceptional print, papermaking facilities and expertise. This work is on view until February 11.
- Janine Antoni received a 2012 Creative Capital in Visual Arts grant, which supports artists whose work is “provocative, timely and relevant.” In Just After, Antoni will re-investigate gestures by removing the form and showing the body. By retaining only the gesture, Antoni probes the question: Can action insinuate form?
- Susan Rothenberg’s Memory of 1951 (Self-Portrait), 2011 is on view at Sperone Westwater (NYC). Portraits / Self-Portraits from the 16th to the 21st Century includes work by Rothenberg and other notable artists from the sixteenth century to the present. In Rothenberg’s painting the artist identifies herself with a toy blue monkey she was given by her parents when she was hospitalized as a child. The show closes February 25.
- Check out new work by Rashid Johnson at Hauser & Wirth New York. RUMBLE includes painting, sculpture, installation and the film The New Black Yoga, inspired by Johnson’s attempts to learn yoga while in Berlin. This is the artist’s first show with the gallery and a prelude to his upcoming major exhibition A Message to Our Folks, opening in April at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. This current work is on view until February 25.
- Lucas Blalock has a group show at 7Eleven Gallery in NYC. Alchemy is the inspiration behind the work of Blalock and seventeen other artists – the making of art is alchemy. Artists have the ability to transmute ordinary objects into extraordinary works, giving new meaning to their previous purpose. This exhibitions runs until February 18.
- MacArthur B Arthur will present Hybrid Narrative: Video Mediations of the Self and Imagined Self, a group show featuring multi-media installation and video work from the Bay area and beyond, by Shana Moulton and others. As both maker and participant, Moulton uses the visual language of her own performative body to enact versions of herself. The show will run February 3 – February 26.
- Laurie Anderson, with the help of Cantos Music Foundation (Calgary), led several others on an intimate and interactive tour of the priceless assortment of rare recording and musical equipment, including keyboards, organs and pianos. Anderson is there as an Artist-in Residence for Cantos’ One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo. A video of the tour can be viewed online.
In this week’s roundup Do Ho Suh addresses displacement and “home,” Bruce Nauman finds inspiration in Native America, Jason Schwartzman celebrates John Baldessari, and more.
- Do Ho Suh‘s Fallen Star is under construction at The Stuart Collection, University of California San Diego. Fallen Star takes the form of a small house that has been picked up by some mysterious force, (perhaps a tornado) and “landed” on a building, seven stories up. A roof garden is part of Suh’s design and will be a place with panoramic views for small groups to gather. This can be seen as a “home” for the vast numbers of students who have left their homes to come to this huge institution, the university, which has nothing even resembling a home. A video detailing the installation process was commissioned by The Stuart Collection:
- Alfredo Jaar is one of a several participating artists whose works are on view in Being American at the School of Visual Arts’ Visual Arts Gallery (NYC). The exhibition surveys responses by visual artists to some of the most pressing social issues in America today: from recent environmental catastrophes to the pervading effects of the economic crisis; from the long shadow of 9/11 and two overseas wars to the homefront debates surrounding religious tolerance, gay marriage, capital punishment and firearms possession. This show closes December 21.
- Allora & Calzadilla’s third solo show, Vieques Videos 2003-2011, is on view at the Lisson Gallery in London. The artists contributed to the visual culture of this campaign with a long-term, multi-sited project entitled Landmark, which is informed by the following questions: “How is land differentiated from other land by the way it is marked? Who decides what is worth preserving and what should be destroyed? What are strategies for reclaiming marked land? How does one articulate an ethics and politics of land use?” This show can be seen through January 14, 2012.
- Bruce Nauman‘s Setting a Good Corner (Allegory and Metaphor), is part of a collection of modern works that are paired with Apache, Arapaho, Hopi, and Sioux art. Native American Kindred Spirits: Native American Influences on 20th Century Art at Peter Blum Soho (NYC) focuses on a single subject: how modern artists found inspiration in the American landscape and Native American arts and crafts. This work is on view through January 14, 2012.
- Drawings, an exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery (Paris) introduces two new series of work by Richard Serra, July and Rifts. This is Serra’s first major drawing exhibition in Paris since 1995 and “provides a space, a place for me to go to where I can concentrate on an activity that is satisfying in and of itself,” says the artist. This work is on view until January 7, 2012.
- John Baldessari is celebrated by actor Jason Schwartzman in this video produced for Pacific Standard Time at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA):
- Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and the Tangerine was screened on Tuesday December 4 at Cornell University’s Willard Straight Theatre (Ithaca, NY).This documentary features extensive footage of Louise Bourgeois and was directed by art historian Amei Wallach and art documentarian Marian Cajori. It captures Bourgeois, a lifelong feminist, constructing some of her most influential installations.
- Krzysztof Wodiczko‘s works are currently on view at WORK (London). The gallery is currently showing Krzysztof Wodiczko: The Abolition of War, an exhibition that invites the public to reconsider their understanding of the impact of war on veterans who have fought (or worked as medics) in Iraq and Afghanistan. The two featured projects, The Flame and War Veteran Vehicle, bring into focus the post-traumatic condition experienced by returning soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan. Both are based on a set of interviews conducted by the artist with anonymous war veterans and their families. This show is on view until January 14, 2012.
- Keltie Ferris was interviewed for Metro Pulse during her artist-in-residence and exhibition at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. The exhibition is on view until December 9.
- Maya Lin spoke to a packed audience on October 24, 2011 in Mies’ S. R. Crown Hall, home of the Illinois Institute of Technology‘s College of Architecture. Lin spoke about environmental conservation and her ambitious landscape artworks. Check out this video for the full lecture.
- Paul McCarthy is currently exhibiting in London’s St James’s Park and at two Hauser & Wirth galleries. In a video posted by The Guardian, Adrian Searle discusses The King, an installation that pokes fun at ideas of self-aggrandisement and debunks the myth of the male artist as hero.
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 Cao Fei holds up half the sky, Carrie Mae Weems speaks at the Corcoran, Janine Antoni draws with her hair, Kiki Smith and Nancy Spero present their creative spaces, Jenny Holzer shows electric signs in South Korea, artists use Chinese scholars’ rocks, and more.
- Cao Fei is in a historic all-female Chinese contemporary art exhibition hosted by Drexel University and co-curated with the National Art Museum of China (NAMC). Half the Sky features more than 60 artworks by 22 female Chinese artists, including Fei. Spanning the mediums of photography, painting, installation art, video and sculpture, this collection is now on display at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in Philadelphia through Nov 12.
- Do-Ho Suh‘s fabric/multimedia installation is on view at the Seattle Museum of Art. Luminous: The Art of Asia showcases the museum’s Asian collections. Suh’s contribution includes a sequence that re-creates the crows from a 17th-century Japanese “Crow Screen” (which is on display nearby) and animates them, sending them swooping across this 21st-century screen. In a frenzy of group flight, the crows seem to disappear through the gateway. The show closes January 8, 2012.
- Carrie Mae Weems is scheduled as a Newman Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecturer in Photography at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. The Corcoran has invited Weems and several other artists whose words are on view in 30 Americans. Weems’s lecture will take place on Saturday, November 12, 7pm.
- Gabriel Orozco, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Robert Ryman and several others have work on display in London as part of an exhibition on abstract art. The inaugural show at White Cube Gallery Bermondsey entitled Structure & Absence uses Chinese scholars’ rocks as an organizing device – found objects whose textural surfaces suggest mountains, plants, bodies, flames – as ancient readymades in the centre of each gallery. The exhibition closes November 26.
- Janine Antoni is in Dance/Draw, an exhibition currently at the ICA Boston that celebrates our fascination with movement. The show features a video of Antoni’s Loving Care in which the artist dunks her entire head into a vat of black hair dye, then proceeds to paint the surrounding floor with the dye using only the rotations of her neck and head. Alongside this video are other artists’ photographs, drawings, sculptures, hanging pieces, videos and even live components. This work is on view until January 16, 2012.
- Mark Bradford‘s work is currently on view at the Dallas Museum of Art. The show provides a comprehensive account of Bradford’s career to date, with an emphasis on his work as a painter. This exhibition also foregrounds new works, including an environmental installation with sound entitled Pinocchio Is on Fire, which examines key moments in the history of the black community in Los Angeles from the early 1980s to the present. The show closes January 15, 2012.
- Jenny Holzer presents her latest solo show at the Kukje Gallery in Seoul, South Korea. This includes two new large-scale electronic signs, an arrangement of marble footstools, and a selection of her pigment prints that give a continuing presence to past projections. Each electronic sign is programmed with a selection of Holzer’s writing and speaks to the emergency of the present in hushed speed and chromatic excess. The exhibition closes October 31.
- Richard Tuttle has his second solo show with new work at Stuart Shave/Modern Art in London. Light & Colour touches on the essential character of an open and nuanced vocabulary of form and color that suggests an approach to ambiguous conditions of language. The artist’s new works restate the deployment of materials, and sensitivity to touch and space that culminates from five decades of artistic practice. This work is on view until November 19.
- Walton Ford’s newest pieces will soon be presented for the first time at the Paul Kasmin Gallery (NYC). The show, entitled I don’t like to look at him, Jack juxtaposes the animal kingdom within the man-made world and includes three monumental, watercolor portraits of King Kong inspired by the 1933 movie. These works portray a “biting heartbreak told through the context of human beings.” The exhibition will run November 3 – December 23.
- Nancy Spero and Kiki Smith are featured in Chiara Clemente’s documentary Our City of Dreams. Spero was at the forefront of the feminist movement of the late 50s and 60s and she questioned the polemics of sexual identity and warfare. Smith addresses philosophical, social and spiritual aspects of the human body through work that incorporates glass, plaster, ceramic, bronze and paper.