Weekly Roundup

Barry McGee.  Houston Street (NYC), 2010.

Barry McGee, Houston Street (NYC), 2010. Photo: Art Observed.

In this week’s roundup: Barry McGee tags Houston Street in NYC,  Bruce Nauman and Richard Serra contextualize and collaborate, Robert Adams comes to Vancouver, Roni Horn channels Emily Dickinson, and more.

  • Art Observed documented Barry McGee‘s new work on the “Deitch Wall” on East Houston and Bowery (NYC). With longtime collaborator Josh Lazcano (aka “AMAZE”), “McGee spray painted simple red tags of the names and crews of graffiti writers from both past and present generations.” Visit the site to watch AO’s short clip.
  • The Indianapolis Museum of Art will present Framed, featuring work by several artists including a collaborative, contextualization of their work in relation to influential early films by Bruce Nauman and Richard Serra. The exhibition will highlight Nauman’s and Serra’s seminal works and “include a selection of videos by artists who revisit and expand major themes of early video art including measurement, duration, masochism, collaboration, and public interventions.” Framed will be on view in the IMA’s McCormack Forefront Galleries from November 5, 2010 – March 6, 2011.
  • The Contemporary Art Museum Houston presents Dance with Camera, an exhibition and a screening program that “explores the work of a group of artists and dancers who make choreography for the camera. The exhibition features film, video, and still photography that exemplify the ways dance has compelled visual artists to record bodies moving in time and space.” The show features work by Bruce Nauman, Mike Kelley, and Oliver HerringDance with Camera is running now through October 17.
  • The Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts will host a rare showing of Matthew Barney’s The Cremaster Cycle.  “Made between 1994 and 2002, The Cremaster Cycle explores the processes of biological and artistic creation.  The series joins characters as diverse as Harry Houdini, Gary Gilmore, Richard Serra and Norman Mailer.”  The films be shown Wednesdays, September 15, 22, and 29 at 7 p.m.  Barney will introduce the series before the September 15 showing Parts 1 and 4.
  • Artpark: 1974-84 will present over 200 artists’ projects through original photos, drawings, maquettes, video and film, ephemera, and some material that has been re-fabricated for this exhibit. It opens in the UB Art Gallery on September 24 and will run through December 18. The “not-to-be-missed” event during this exhibit is the October 8-9 conference that will include a panel discussion with Richard Tuttle.

  • Robert Adams‘s first large-scale exhibition, The Place We Live, is coming to the Vancouver Art Gallery this fall.  The exhibition is a “retrospective of 40 years of Adams’s delightfully minimalist photographs of the suburban development laying waste to the environment in western America.”  The exhibition is on view September 25 – January 16, 2011.
  • Passages: Travels in Hyperspace (Spain) will present a selection of works, including from Paul Pfeiffer, drawn from the collection of Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary. “The heightened visual and sensorial stimulations described by the notion of hyperspace is a metaphor for the abrogation of “the capacity of the individual human body to locate itself, to organize its immediate surroundings perceptually, and cognitively to map its position in a mappable external world.”   On view October 6 – February 21, 2011.
  • Roni Horn: Kukje Gallery (Korea) presents more than 15 paintings, photos and installation works by Roni Horn.  “At the exhibition, visitors will see her photographic installations featuring French actress Isabelle Huppert, sculptures based on Emily Dickinson’s poems, and more.” The exhibition runs through October 3.


  • Indiana State’s University Art Gallery will be screening episodes of Art:21 as an extension of their 2010-11 Visiting Artist and Scholar Series.  Each Art:21 event will take place in the University Art Gallery from 5-6 pm, until December 9.