In this week’s roundup, Arturo Herrera presents a series; a Jeff Koons retrospective; Laurie Anderson and Cindy Sherman are honored; and more.
- Arturo Herrera opened a show of collages at Corbett vs. Dempsey (Chicago). Series features groups of related collages ranging from diptychs to ten-piece works, each cluster of work providing a different vantage on the nature of a series as a theme. Series is presented simultaneously in three different galleries: Corbett vs Dempsey, Thomas Dane Gallery (London), and Sikkema Jenkins & Co. (NYC). The Corbett vs. Dempsey show closes June 23.
- Jeff Koons‘s retrospective is on view at Fondation Beyeler (Basel). The show focuses on three central series of works: New, Banality and Celebration – which represent crucial stages in Koons’s development and lead to the nucleus of his thinking and creative activity. The New comprises the ready-made-like cleaning appliances of his early period, symbols of newness and purity. This work is on view through September 2.
- Cao Fei: Simulus at Surrey Art Gallery (Vancouver) features work by Cao Fei. The show includes an interactive game environment and two films constructed from “real” events that have taken place in the simulated online environment Second Life. Apocalypse Tomorrow depicts an expansive seascape where the viewer-player, as a stoic, surfboarding monk, must avoid obstacles made up of familiar architectural forms and monuments from China’s recent past. Videos from the RMB City are composed of montaged scenes from a fictional city collaged from existing cities in turn-of-the-millennium China. The exhibition closes June 10. Continue reading »
In this week’s roundup, Charles Atlas projects videos with numbers and grids, Rashid Johnson is honored, Sarah Sze to represent the U.S. at the 2013 Venice Biennale, Mike Kelley is honored in LA, Maya Lin re-creates nature, Jessica Stockholder will create a Chicago color jam, a Barry McGee cocktail drink in Miami (!), and more.
- Charles Atlas has a new exhibition at Luhring Augustine Project Space in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. The Illusion of Democracy features video installations and projections that combine mathematical and diagrammatic images with art historical precedents to create moving vistas of floating numbers and grids. This work is on view until May 20. A user-generated video posted online documents the show:
- Mark Bradford is at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art through June 17 and at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts through May 27. This is Bradford‘s first major museum survey of paintings, sculptures, and multimedia works to be presented on the West Coast. The selection of works captures the development of the artist’s sensibility, from modest-sized canvases to monumental public projects, and from purely formal investigations of material to engagement with sociopolitical questions.
- Rashid Johnson had been named a winner of the 2012 David C. Driskell prize by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. The prize is annually presented to an artist who is “in the beginning or middle of his or her career whose work makes an original and important contribution to the field of African-American art or art history. Continue reading »
In this week’s roundup we remember Mike Kelley, Bruce Nauman inverts the mirror, Eleanor Antin revisits her part work, Judy Pfaff shows smaller work, Louise Bourgeois’ writings are unveiled, Laurie Anderson performs in a room, and more.
- This week we remember Mike Kelley. The Los Angeles Times’ Culture Monster blog post, Mike Kelley: A game-changer for the art world, includes photos and a general overview of Kelley’s work over the years.
- Bruce Nauman‘s work will be on view in The Inverted Mirror: Art from the Collections of ”la Caixa” Foundation and MACBA at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. In this show, the image of a mirror is a metaphor for the processes of accumulation, transfer and interference that are a fundamental part of the birth and development of all art collections. In connection with its title, the show highlights two contemporary art collections that represent the most significant tendencies and movements spanning the second half of the twentieth century to the present. The exhibition will run January 31 – September 2.
- Eleanor Antin is featured in the Los Angeles Times’ PST: Eleanor Antin revisits Before the Revolution. The article highlights a new version of Before the Revolution, a signature work that Antin first performed in 1979 at New York’s Kitchen Center for Video, Music, and Dance, playing all the parts with the aid of several nearly life-size Masonite cut-outs that she manipulated onstage.
- Judy Pfaff: Recent Work at the Bruno David Gallery (St. Louis) showcases some of Judy Pfaff’s smaller work in her first St. Louis solo exhibition since 1989. Combining several kinds of media and methods of art-making, Pfaff redefines the capacities of what art can be. A catalogue with essays by Buzz Spector and Kara Gordon accompanies the exhibit. A video of the Judy Pfaff exhibition is also online.
In this week’s roundup Kiki Smith explores interdependence, Paul McCarthy delves into expressionism, Laurie Anderson sees the future, Cindy Sherman deals with fiction/depiction, and more.
- Visionary Sugar: Works by Kiki Smith will be on view at the Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College (NY). The exhibition includes new large-scale drawings, collages, tapestries, multi-colored gilded reliefs, and metal sculpture. In this work, Kiki Smith explores the interdependence of all living things, “representing and embracing the vitality of an animistic, spiritually-charged universe”. The show will run February 4 – May 6.
- L.A. RAW: Abject Expressionism in Los Angeles, 1945-1980, From Rico Lebrun to Paul McCarthy is part of the Getty Foundation’s initiative Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945–1980 that traces the distinctive aesthetic of figurative expressionism from the end of World War II to the present. The Pasadena Museum of California Art show includes Paul McCarthy‘s work and demonstrates the ongoing relevance of expressionism as a primary approach to art making. This exhibition closes May 20.
- Tommy Hartung & Uri Aran reflects the two artists’ years of exchange and collaboration, revealing their parallel interests in storytelling and varied notions of desire, sentimentality, and sadness. The exhibition is accompanied by a published conversation between Hartung and Aran. This show takes place at White Flag Projects (St. Louis) and closes February 18.
- Kerry James Marshall‘s Black Night Falling: Black holes and constellations will soon be on view at the Monique Meloche Gallery (Chicago). This work is part of the gallery’s on the wall series, a rotation of projects viewed from the street through floor to ceiling windows. This series is intended to engage the community and challenge the white cube notion of viewing. Marshall’s work will be on view February 4 – May 12.
- Laurie Anderson was interviewed in the January 2012 issue of Believer magazine about her vision of art in the future. Anderson sees a future in which “[w]e’ll be able to be in the present more effectively” and no longer need to make art or have museums, say five thousand years from now. Anderson raises interesting questions for artists: Will art still be made in the future? If so, what will it look like?
- John Baldessari: Class Assignments, (Optional) features student works that are responses to a series of notes/instructions provided by John Baldessari, who first used them in 1970, when he was a professor at California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts). The project and exhibition reflect Baldessari’s ongoing interest in pedagogical and conceptual approaches to art making. This show is at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts and closes March 31.
- Cindy Sherman‘s work is on view in Blind Cut at the Marlborough Chelsea (NYC). This group exhibition spans several generations and addresses questions regarding identity, authorship, originality and reality. The work includes diverse notions of fiction and depiction and will close on February 18.
- Yinka Shonibare MBE will be exhibiting at the James Cohan Gallery (NYC) with a multi-part exhibition of new sculptures, photographs and the premiere of a new film. Shonibare’s Addio del Passato explores the concept of destiny as it relates to themes of desire, yearning, love, power and sexual repression. This exhibition will run February 16 – March 24.
- Vija Celmins, upcoming Season 6 artist Ai Weiwei, and 53 other artists have work in Lifelike, an international group exhibition at the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis) that features artists “variously using scale, unusual materials, and sly contextual devices to reveal the manner in which their subjects’ “authenticity” is manufactured.” The show will run from February 25 – May 27.
- Mark your calendars for the Barry McGee retrospective exhibition at the University of California’s Berkley Art Museum. This show will celebrate over 20 years of work from McGee. Sponsor the Andy Warhol Foundation donated $100,000 to the event, which is a testament to McGee’s work. This exhibition will run August 23 – December 9.
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 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 Allora & Calzadilla explore causes of discontent, Paul McCarthy channels aggression, the Red Hot Chili Peppers pay homage to Raymond Pettibon, Laurie Anderson is sampled, and more.
- Allora & Calzadilla and other artists are in a group exhibition in Dubai which takes its title from the book The Coming Insurrection by The Invisible Committee. The show is a continuation of THE STATE, a sociohistorical journal and forum. The exhibition is a response to the causes of discontent, namely mass injustice, corruption and greed in our societies and the world at large. It is not a call to arms but an attempt to get people thinking about the global transmutation that surrounds them. This work is on view until December 31.
- Paul McCarthy‘s work is on view at Hauser & Wirth (NYC). The exhibition features a new series, The Dwarves, the Forests, inspired by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This show includes bronzes, a massive wood carving, and landscape maquettes featured on both floors of the gallery. These figures reflect McCarthy’s fascination with the aggression and hard work that goes into the sculptural process with evidence of cracks and lumps and slop, that suggest to McCarthy the struggles of artists in creating abstract work. The show closes on December 17.
- Doris Salcedo‘s Plegaria Muda (Silent Prayer) is on view at Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon). The artist has transformed the exhibition hall into a kind of hybrid forest-cemetery made by one-hundred and sixty-two sculptures that create a nonlinear trajectory, with clearings in one place and impassable in others. The exhibition runs until January 22, 2012. A video featuring Salcedo at Gulbenkian is also online:
- Arturo Herrera is participating in a new project at the Museum of Art (Fort Lauderdale) that includes one of four wall paintings for the Museum façade, to be completed by the end of November 2011, further defining the Museum as a dynamic center for the arts. This outdoor mural project will physically define a new signature urban space that will visibly and literally extend the cultural life of the Museum into the city.
- Raymond Pettibon inspired the latest music video by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Monarchy of Roses, directed by Marc Klasfeld, was inspired by Pettibon in its swirling, jagged stop motion animations of primarily inky lines on a white background.
- Laurie Anderson’s classic 1981 art-pop and performance piece ‘O Superman’ has been sampled on a new track on The Big Pink’s “Hit The Ground (Superman).” Click HERE to listen to the new song.
- A traveling Cindy Sherman retrospective is on the way: That’s me – That’s not me: Early Works by Cindy Sherman at the Vertikale Galerie will show approximately 50 of Sherman’s works, which SAMMLUNG VERBUND has acquired continuously since its founding in 2004. Also, a major retrospective is planned at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2012, which will travel to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and the Dallas Museum of Art.
In this week’s roundup Hiroshi Sugimoto explores a Buddhist stupa, Florian Maier-Aichen lectures in NYC, Pratt honors Laurie Anderson and William Wegman, Matthew Ritchie debuts in Los Angeles, and more.
- Hiroshi Sugimoto: Surface of the Third Order presents new sculptures by Hiroshi Sugimoto, at the Pace Gallery (NYC). Made from optical-quality glass, each Five-Element Pagoda is based on the form of a thirteenth-century Japanese Buddhist stupa, a traditional reliquary used to hold the ashes of Buddha. Enshrined within the sphere of each pagoda is a unique photograph from Sugimoto’s Seascapes series (begun in 1980). This show closes December 23.
- Laylah Ali, Martha Colburn, Ann Hamilton, Raymond Pettibon and 26 other artists interspersed with poetry works are part of The Air We Breathe, a thematic exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) that explores issues surrounding the cause to legalize same-sex marriage. The show’s title is drawn from a Langston Hughes poem: “Equality is in the air we breathe,” from Let America Be America Again. The poem was written in 1938 but still resonates today. The exhibition is on view until February 20, 2012.
- Carrie Mae Weems is one of three artists in Narrative Interventions in Photography, at the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles). This show includes 34 pieces primarily drawn from the Getty’s collection which contains images that are intimate and shocking, puzzling and poignant. Each artist expresses a new narrative by altering literary objects in their works, either by mutilating books, inserting words, or shredding printed pages. The exhibition closes March 11, 2012.
- Florian Maier-Aichen will lecture as part of the Aperture and the Photography Program in the School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design (NYC) on Tuesday, November 15. Maier-Aichen often pays homage to the work of the pioneer photographers of the 19th century. He marries digital technology with traditional processes and films (black-and-white, color infrared, and tricolor), restoring and reinvigorating the artistry and alchemy of early photography.
- Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle employs footage shot on a high-speed film camera for Always After, a public art project that focuses on the broken glass accumulated after the windows of the Mies-designed Illinois Institute of Technology’s Crown Hall were smashed by the architect’s own grandson as part of a ceremony in advance of the building’s renovation. The project operates electronic exhibition sites along the Connective Corridor in Syracuse, NY at Syracuse Stage and the Everson Museum of Art. This work will be projected on site until December 31.
- James Turrell will soon install a new Skyspace light project, Building in the LIGHT, in Northwest Philadelphia. The Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting (CHFM) will be building a new meetinghouse within the next year and will feature Turrell’s work which is similar to the one at the Quaker Meetinghouse in Houston, Texas. Incorporating a Skyspace in this new, environmentally-friendly building and surrounding gardens and woods will not only accommodate the vibrant local Quaker community, but also offer people of all faiths a place to gather for quiet reflection, fellowship, education, and social action.
- Last week Pratt Institute honored Laurie Anderson and William Wegman as “distinguished individuals whose accomplishments and values resonate with those of Pratt.” The occasion was the school’s annual Legends scholarship benefit.
- Julie Mehretu headlines Seeing/Knowing, an exhibition at the new Gund Gallery (Gambier, Ohio) that explores the contemporary overlap between art and data — work that expresses knowledge in graphical terms. Mehretu’s Auguries is the first piece on display. It channels architectural systems and layered vectors across 12 panels. In addition, Seeing/Knowing showcases up-and-coming artists. This show closes March 4, 2012.
- Matthew Ritchie‘s Los Angeles debut, Monstrance, includes paintings, drawings, sculpture, a site-specific multimedia installation and a performance. The title refers to a ritual vessel created in the medieval period for the public display of relics, and is derived from the Latin word meaning ‘to show.’ In the performance, presented at the exhibition’s opening, a masked singer, representing the many forms of the sun, presents the ‘office of the evening’ as the sun sets. This exhibition is on view at L&M Arts (Los Angeles) until December 10.
- Mark your calendars now for the next stops of a traveling exhibition of work by Mark Bradford that will be view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) from February 18 through June 17, 2012, and at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) from February 18 through May 27, 2012. These will be the only West Coast presentations of this show, a major museum survey of paintings, sculptures, and multimedia works by Bradford.
In this week’s roundup, Cao Fei in Istanbul, Fred Wilson works in paper, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle edits a ritual, and more.
- Cao Fei will be featured at the Kurye Video and Digital Arts Festival in Istanbul, Turkey. This event will take place September 9 – 23 at the Yapı Endüstri Merkezi (YEM), a building with a new edition dedicated to video games. Structured around a main exhibition entitled “Space Invaders,” the festival will also include screenings, seminars, workshops and live performances and examine the boundaries between real life and the world of video games.
- Fred Wilson’s work is featured in the exhibition paper at the Bradbury Gallery in the ASU Fowler Center. All pieces in this exhibition demonstrate art that has been published by the Brodsky Center over the past 10 years. The show runs until September 28.
- Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle’s Always After (the Glass House) will be presented at the Urban Video Project (Syracuse, NY) later this fall. Always After focuses on broken glass accumulated after the windows of a Mies-designed structure were smashed by the architect’s grandson as part of a ceremony. Manglano-Ovalle edits out all clear reference to this ritual, leaving the viewer with a “dream-like sequence in which well-shod anonymous masses eternally exit and equally anonymous custodians endlessly move in to sweep up the crystalline debris of modernism.” This work is on view November 3 – December 31.
- Eleanor Antin and others will moderate a Regional Art Survey at Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair. This event will take the pulse of San Diego’s visual arts community and examine the role local artists and institutions play within the region as well as the broader, national scene. This conversation will take place on September 3, 5pm – 6pm.
- Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Lightening Fields and Photogenic Drawings is on view during the 2011 Edinburgh International Festival which celebrates the influence of the arts and cultures of Asia. These collections reflect aspects of Sugimoto’s interest in combining art with science, experimental photography, and the links between photography and time. The exhibition closes on September 25.
- Laurie Anderson will bring her show, Delusions, to Usine C (Montreal), October 4 to 6. This solo piece was described in the London Times as “A questioning multimedia essay on the cosmos, coupled with an elegy for unconditional love.”
- Kalup Linzy’s and composer Luciano Chessa ‘s Heavenly Act preceded three performances of the Four Saints, an “opera installation” at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ Novellus Theater (San Francisco).
- There’s still time to catch Andrea Zittel at Sprüth Magers Berlin for Pattern of Habit, an exhibition of new work by Zittel. The artist’s work examines how “psychological structures, thought systems and beliefs are manifested as physical objects” in the world that people create around themselves. This includes patterns and systems that are bound to habits, schedules and rules. The exhibition closes September 10.
In this week’s roundup, Do-Ho Suh explores the memory of spaces, Carrie Mae Weems poses African American beauty, Louise Bourgeois’s spider tours Europe, a James Turrell retrospective in Russia, and more.
- Do-Ho Suh will present a series of works that reflect the artist’s ongoing exploration of cultural displacement and the co-existence of cultural identities, as well as the perception of our surroundings and how one constructs a memory of a space. Home Within Home at Lehmann Maupin Gallery (NYC) presents ongoing projects that Suh began including replicas of his childhood home in Korea. The exhibition will be on view on view September 8 – October 22.
- Carrie Mae Weems will have work on view in Posing Beauty in African American Culture an exhibition to explore the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media including photography, film, video, fashion, advertising, and other forms of popular culture such as music and the Internet. This show will take place at the USC Fischer Museum of Art (Los Angeles) from September 7 – December 3.
- James Turrell has a retrospective on view at The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture (Moscow). It is Turrell’s first solo exhibition in Russia and features fifteen works completed throughout his forty-year career. Turrell’s works challenge not only visual perception, but also the other senses, as visitors are required to interact with the installations and sculptures. This show is on view until August 21.