In this week’s roundup Cao Fei celebrates abundance, Julie Mehretu has two concurrent solo shows, Raymond Pettibon and Judy Pfaff are honored, several artists’ works help recall the year 1993, and much more.
- Cao Fei installed a giant inflatable pig sculpture on the Promenade at West Kowloon (Hong Kong). House of Treasures is meant to be light-hearted while exploring the roots of its projected aura of fun. The work is on view through June 9.
- Julie Mehretu‘s work will be on view at the Marian Goodman Gallery (NYC). Liminal Squared includes a series of new paintings and a suite of five new etchings. According to the gallery, “The works were created over the past three years in New York in the aftermath of events of the Arab Spring which were the point of departure for the monumentally scaled Mogamma (In Four Parts), 2012, recently presented at Documenta (13), 2012, Kassel.” The exhibition will be open to the public May 11 – June 22.
- Julie Mehretu also has her first major solo exhibition in London, at the White Cube Bermondsey. Liminal Squared will include more new paintings, “some of which will be presented within a specially constructed environment designed by David Adjaye in close collaboration with the artist,” the gallery said in a press release. This will run concurrently with the show at the Marian Goodman Gallery. It is on view through July 7.
- Tim Hawkinson is presenting new work at the Pace Gallery (NYC). The self-titled Tim Hawkinson draws inspiration from the artist’s own garden and its sculptures focus on the interplay of movement, gravity, and environment. The exhibition runs through June 29.
- El Anatsui, among others, will be in Abu Dhabi as part of Guggenheim Abu Dhabi’s Talking Art Series of discussions and workshops. The events will take place May 6 – 8.
- Janine Antoni, Ida Applebroog, Matthew Barney, Ann Hamilton, Mike Kelley, Glenn Ligon, Kerry James Marshall, Paul McCarthy, Gabriel Orozco, Pepón Osorio, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, and Andrea Zittel, among others are featured in a group show at the New Museum (NYC). NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star is “conceived as a time capsule, an experiment in collective memory that attempts to capture a specific moment at the intersection of art, pop culture, and politics.” The work is on view through May 26.
In this week’s roundup Florian Maier-Aichen employs the splatter, Barbara Kruger and Shahzia Sikander discuss their artwork, Matthew Barney presents works on paper, and more.
- Florian Maier-Aichen is presenting his recent photographic work at the Gagosian Gallery (London). In Florian Maier-Aichen the artist displays his photographic image-making, employing analog and incidental techniques such as the splatter, and op-art that is similarly transformed into a photographic still-life against a studio backdrop. The show closes May 25.
- Richard Serra has work on view at the Gagosian Gallery (Beverly Hills, CA). Double Rifts features the artist’s recent drawings, including the use of paintstick on handmade paper. The exhibition runs through June 1.
- Judy Pfaff has work on view at the University of Wyoming Art Museum. Come What May presents two-dimensional collages and three-dimensional assemblages that incorporate materials like plastics and cardboard, and lighting elements, into organic works. The exhibition closes May 4.
- Barbara Kruger discusses her art for the April 2013 issue of Interview magazine. The article also highlights the artist’s current show at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington D.C.) and upcoming collaboration with choreographer Benjamin Millepied for a ballet at the Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris).
- Shahzia Sikander’s works are featured in the April 2013 issue of ARTNews. In Shahzia Sikander: Maximalist Miniatures the artist talks about being inspired by manuscript illuminations in her native Pakistan and elsewhere.
- Matthew Barney’s works on paper get their first dedicated museum exhibition with next month’s Subliming Vessel: The Drawings of Matthew Barney at The Morgan Library and Museum (NYC). The exhibition will feature drawings throughout the artist’s career, from his earliest 1980s work to his current project River of Fundament. This work will be on view May 10 – September 2.
- Paul McCarthy will present an 80-foot inflatable balloon dog at Frieze New York. The sculpture will complement his two shows at Hauser & Wirth New York that open with the fair. Life Cast will run May 10 – July 26 and Sculptures runs May 10 – June 1. Frieze New York will run May 10 – May 13.
In this week’s roundup, Maya Lin explores the topography of Europe, Roni Horn displays photographs and glass, Rashid Johnson highlights artistic contributions by women and minorities, and much more.
- Maya Lin‘s latest exhibition is up at Pace London. Maya Lin Here and There explores Lin’s longtime interest in environmental issues and expanding engagement with natural and geographic forms. In the works on view at Pace she focuses on the geography and topography of Europe and surrounding regions. The show closes May 11.
- Fred Wilson has reproduced his radical 1993 installation Local Color at the Studio Museum of Harlem (NYC). The show features objects that Wilson bought along 125th Street (just outside of the museum) together with traditional African and Caribbean artifacts from Studio’s collection. On view through June 30.
- Roni Horn is showing new sculptures and photographs at Hauser & Wirth Zürich. Simply titled Roni Horn, the exhibition showcases the artist’s creative explorations into the “effect of multiplicity on perception and memory.” On view through May 25.
- Rashid Johnson is the 2012 recipient of the David C. Driskell Prize by the High Museum of Art. In conjunction with the award, Johnson will lecture on the contributions of women and minorities in the visual arts. The event, part of the Claudia DeMonte Lecture Series, will take place on April 3 at the David C. Driskell Center (College Park, MD). The lecture begins at 5:30pm, following a one-hour public reception.
- Mark Bradford‘s Father, You Have Murdered Me (2012) is on view at Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum. On the matter of abstraction (figs. A & B) features post-war non-figurative works drawn from the Rose’s permanent collection. On view through June 9.
In this week’s roundup Jeff Koons presents colorful sculpture, New York Close Up is at the SoHo Apple Store, William Kentridge creates a new flipbook, Gabriel Orozco is inspired by games, several artists are honored, and more.
- Wesley Miller and Nick Ravich – co-creators and co-producers of New York Close Up, Art21′s web-original documentary series – will be participating in events at the Apple Store SoHo (NYC) this Tuesday, December 11 at 7:00 pm. Creating the Portrait of an Artist: New York Close Up includes a screening from New York Close Up and a discussion to be followed by an audience Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.
- Jeff Koons opened a new exhibition at Gagosian Beverly Hills. Coloring Book 1997–2005 is a sculpture that consists of highly reflective stainless steel with a surface decoration of brightly colored swirls. This work is on view through February 14, 2013.
- Carrie Mae Weems, Jeff Koons, Cai Guo-Qiang, Shahzia Sikander, and Kiki Smith received the U.S. State Department’s Medal of Arts from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for their outstanding commitment to the Art in Embassies program and to international cultural exchange. The Secretary’s remarks for the luncheon are available here.
- Allora & Calzadilla screens video that celebrates the end of missile testings run by the U.S. Army in the island of Vieques in Puerto Rico, at the Oudeis museum (Le Vigan, France). Included in the Green Silence roundtable exhibition is Returning a Sound (2004), which features a trumpet attached to the pipe of a motorcycle, producing sounds that change with the accelerations. The video plays Monday to Friday, 3:00pm – 7:00pm until December 15.
- Josiah McElheny unveiled a site-specific conceptual art project at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in time for Art Basel Miami. The Light Club of Vizcaya: A Woman’s Picture is a thirty-minute film that references a little-known short-story by German writer Paul Scheerbart, The Light Club of Batavia, written in 1912. McElheny combines footage of historical and archival documents along with current images of Vizcaya. The film is on view through March 18, 2013.
- William Kentridge presents an exhibition of recent work at Goodman Gallery Cape Town (South Africa). NO, IT IS sets elements from various projects together with new work made especially for the exhibition – allowing the gallery to be the space where different bodies of work collide and make new connections. The flipbook, NO, IT IS, was the start of a new project of making flipbooks and flipbook films. The show runs December 18 – February 2, 2013.
- Jenny Holzer will unveil her latest site-specific work at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (Texas). Kind of Blue will feature seven channels of lighted text running through the central gallery looking out onto the pond.
- Judy Pfaff presents her work as part of a group show at Robischon Gallery (Denver). Judy Pfaff, Katy Stone, Ana Maria Hernando includes eleven sculptures and thirteen framed assemblages by Pfaff that are predominantly inspired by the unique culture of place – reflecting the artist’s travels to India, China, and Japan. The exhibition closes December 22.
- El Anatsui has an exhibition at the Denver Museum of Art (Colorado). When I Last Wrote to You about Africa is the first retrospective of the artist’s work, including sculptures in wood, ceramic, and mixed media. The 61 works cover all phases of the artist’s career, from his early work in Ghana utilizing traditional symbols, to found driftwood works made in Denmark, to sculptures made using the chainsaw as a carving tool. The show closes January 6, 2013.
- Gabriel Orozco is among several artists whose works are inspired by the structure and aesthetics of games. Game Room on view at the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles) and presents work that explores human interaction as a central aspect of game play. The exhibition runs through February 17, 2013.
- Alfredo Jaar will represent Chile with a major new site-specific installation at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. This work will be on view at the Giardini in the Arsenale June 1 – November 24, 2013.
In this week’s roundup Eleanor Antin reads from her memoir, Judy Pfaff presents her work, Cai Guo-Qiang to appear at the NY Public Library, Rashid Johnson explores new typologies and more.
- Eleanor Antin will be “taking over” Art21′s Twitter account on Friday, October 26 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Through posts of 140 characters or less, the artist will ”read” stanzas of a story from her memoir, Conversations with Stalin, before embarking on four New York-based performances (see below). The artist encourages audience participation throughout, and will respond to questions submitted by audience members following the live Twitter “reading.” The event will take place from 2:00–3:00 p.m. EST on Twitter. Follow along with@Art21 and the hashtag #AntinCWS, ask questions, and see what else Eleanor Antin has to say.
- Eleanor Antin will also present a four-part series of readings from Conversations with Stalin, about growing up in Cold War–era New York in a dysfunctional family of first-generation Jewish immigrants. Readings will take place at these locations: October 28, 2:30pm, The Jewish Museum; October 30, 7pm, Columbia University School of the Arts; November 1, 7pm, Brooklyn Museum; and November 2, 6:30pm, Whitney Museum of American Art.
- Judy Pfaff is showing her work at Ameringer McEnery Yohe (NYC). This exhibition highlights the artist’s use of steel, glass, florescent lights, found objects, root systems of trees, paper and other materials. Her work is “ordered in the way that nature is ordered, without boundaries.” This show is on view through November 10.
- Cai Guo-Qiang will participate in a discussion and book signing for Cai Guo-Qiang: Ladder to the Sky at the New York Public Library. The book features a rich sampling of Cai’s diverse oeuvre, from never-before-published early works to new works commissioned for a major exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art. This event will take place October 30, 6pm–8pm. This event is free and open to the public.
- Rashid Johnson presents new work at the David Kordansky Gallery (Los Angeles). Coup d’état, Johnson’s second solo exhibition at the gallery, features new works in a variety of materials, in which wood, mirrored tile and wax are used as grounds for a series of mark-making strategies; as well as a series of floor-based works that use rugs as supports for further gestures. Among these are several works that represent new typologies for the artist. The show closes November 10.
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.
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About Judy Pfaff: Making & Feeling: Filmed in 2006 at her upstate New York home and during the installation of “Buckets of Rain” (2006) in New York City, Judy Pfaff discusses the emotional and creative journey she goes on while conceptualizing, making, and ultimately looking back at her installations. Pfaff, who begins creating with a sense of what she wants her work to feel like but with very few concrete ideas, relies upon unplanned elements to enter the art so that she herself is surprised with the results.
Judy Pfaff is featured in the Season 4 (2007) episode “Romance” of the Art in the Twenty-First Century series on PBS. Watch full episodes online for free via Art21.org, PBS Video or Hulu, as a paid download via iTunes, or as part of a Netflix streaming subscription.
CREDITS: Producer: Ian Forster. Consulting Producer: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Interview: Susan Sollins. Camera: Joel Shapiro. Sound: Judy Karp & Merce Williams. Editor: Morgan Riles. Artwork Courtesy: Judy Pfaff. Special Thanks: Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe. Theme Music: Peter Foley.
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 Charles Atlas creates new montages; Arts for Transit mobile app features Elizabeth Murray, Maya Lin and Nancy Spero; William Kentridge discusses his work; and more.
- Charles Atlas’ first Dutch exhibition, Discount Body Parts, is at De Hallen Haarlem. The artist uses his extensive film and video archive to make new montages and combinations of footage. All three video installations in the show are new adaptations of existing films, videos and installations. A special part of the exhibition is a video installation focusing on Atlas’s collaborations with Merce Cunningham, whose dance company gave its last performance in December 2011. This work is on view through June 3.
- Elizabeth Murray, Maya Lin, Nancy Spero and several other artists’ works will soon be featured in a new MTA Arts for Transit mobile app for subway and commuter rail systems in New York City. The app will include photos, background information, and turn-by-turn directions for each of the different art installations. MTA Chairman stated, “This app will help our customers recognize that New York’s transportation system, besides helping 8.5 million people get to work every day, is a world-class art museum with works by many of the most renowned artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.”
- Fred Wilson‘s new solo show is at Pace Gallery (NYC). Venice Suite: Sala Longhi and Related Works, features Sala Longhi, a room-sized installation comprised of twenty-seven paintings made of black Murano glass, which reference Pietro Longhi’s 18th-century painting cycle in the “Sala Longhi” in the Palazzo ca’ Rezzonico in Venice. Wilson’s Sala Longhi was installed in Glasstress during the 2011 Venice Biennale. This is the first time that it will be shown in the United States. This work is on view until April 14.
- Judy Pfaff‘s work was selected by an alumnus from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS). Celebrating its 20th anniversary, CSS kicks off a new season with Matters of Fact, which revisits a number of key encounters from the institutional history of the Hessel Museum of Art–between collector and artist, curator and exhibition, and art and art history. The show is a collaboration between CCS curatorial and program staff, alumni and graduate students who have overseen the reinstallation of two exhibitions. The current show is open through May 27.
- Doris Salcedo‘s most recent work recently opened at Maxxi in Rome. She is presenting the installation Plegaria Muda, a message of pain but also, and above all, of hope. Plegaria Muda is an installation composed of over 100 pairs of wooden tables, in which each one is turned over another, from which thin blades of grass emerge. In its modular repetition, the work evokes a collective burial place and is a metaphor for sacrificial lives led on the margins of society. The exhibition closes June 24.
- Shana Moulton‘s opera performance Whispering Pines will take place at Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill, NC. The performance integrates a three-channel video system and live performance into an opera show. Moulton appears as a speechless main character, Cynthia, who searches for meaning in a world where God has faded from importance. The performances are scheduled for March 27 and 28, both nights starting at 7:30pm.
- William Kentridge talks with Five Themes curator Mark Rosenthal about the uncertainty, ambiguity and polemical politics in his work. The show is on view at the Australian Center for the Moving Image (ACMI) through May 27.
Our latest Exclusive video short has been posted on Art21.org! Go here to watch Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard share what they learned from their 1992 collaboration at Exit Art, New York.
Filmed at their respective studios in 2006, longtime friends Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard discuss their experience collaborating in 1992 on a large sculpture titled Zygmunt. Commissioned by Exit Art founders Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo, Zygmunt was an intersection of their ideas regarding weight and space and an opportunity for Pfaff and von Rydingsvard to learn from each other.
Judy Pfaff is featured in the Season 4 (2007) Episode “Romance“ and Ursula von Rydingsvard in Season 4′s Episode “Ecology,” of the Art in the Twenty-First Century television series on PBS. Watch full episodes online for free via PBS Video or Hulu, as a paid download via iTunes, or as part of a Netflix streaming subscription.