Weekly Roundup

James Turrell

James Turrell exhibition, 2010. Photo courtesy of Almine Rech Gallery.

In this week’s roundup, abstraction is the theme, with James Turrrell on view in Brussels, Sally Mann preparing to push boundaries, while Allan McCollum’s work is on view as Jessica Stockholder co-curates, Mike Kelley and Arturo Herrera are keeping it real, and more.

  • Almine Rech Gallery (Brussels) is currently exhibiting a James Turrell retrospective that engages viewers’ visions of light, matter, color, shape and explores the role of the spectator in the gallery installation/exhibition space.  The exhibition is on view until October 21.
  • Carrie Mae Weems will join curator Deborah Willis for a discussion about the contested perspectives of African and African American beauty as part of Posing Beauty, currently on view at the Williams College Museum of Art.  On October 21, the museum will host this free event at the Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall.  The exhibition is on view until November 21, 2011.

  • Works by Mike Kelley and Arturo Herrera are part of Keeping it Real: An Exhibition in 4 Acts at the Whitechapel Gallery (Liverpool).  The second act in the series, Subversive Abstraction, features Kelley’s Transplant (1990), which closes on December 5.  Later in December, Herrera’s work will be on display as part of Current Disturbance.
  • Mark your calendars and be on the lookout for Sally Mann: The Flesh and The Spirit when it opens on November 17 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  The exhibition will focus on the body as a theme and feature new and little-known photography by Sally Mann.