Weekly Roundup

Trenton Doyle Hancock

Trenton Doyle Hancock, "Smoked," 2010. Photo courtesy of Dunn and Brown Contemporary.

In this week’s roundup, Cai Guo-Qiang at MFA Houston, Julie Mehretu at the Metropolitan Opera, Oliver Herring at Meulensteen, Trenton Doyle Hancock at Dunn and Brown Contemporary, and much more!

  • Cai Guo-Qiang is creating Odyssey, one of his largest gunpowder drawings to date for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston October 4-6, with the public observing.  The work will be installed in the new Arts of China Gallery, opening October 17.
  • Julie Mehretu has a solo exhibition, Notations after the Ring, which is on view at the Metropolitan Opera’s Arnold and Marie Schwartz Gallery Met now through January 2011.  Mehretu created a 12-part etching that’s 15 feet long, called Auguries, as well as a new painting and a suite of recent drawings.
  • Oliver Herring: Areas for Action at Meulensteen  is devoted entirely to the performative aspects of the work of Oliver Herring.  Each day from October 7 – November 6 will feature a different performance to be documented and purposed in to new artworks installed for the following day. The show is open to the public and audience interaction is encouraged.
  • John Baldessari: Pure Beauty will soon be on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from October 20 –  January 9, 2011. This retrospective will feature approximately 120 works by John Baldessari.  The exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in association with Tate Modern, London.

  • Yinka Shonibare MBE created a new work which shows a slash across a piece of brightly colored African fabric with the caption “Stop Cutting,” as part of a campaign supported by over 100 leading British artists against the government’s proposed funding cuts of the arts.
  • A virtual 3D installation by Cao Fei will be on view October 14 – January 9, 2011 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, including three videos about RMB City, a Second Life work that was featured on Art:21 Season 5.  Visitors will also have an opportunity to log into Second Life and explore RMB City for themselves.
  • Maya Lin visited the Grand Rapids Art Museum on October 2 to celebrate the anniversary of her work, Ecliptic, which she dedicated just five days before the 9/11 terrorist attacks.