Weekly Roundup

Vija Celmins

Vija Celmins, "Burning Man," 1966. Courtesy of the artist.

In this week’s roundup, Mark Bradford repurposes South L.A. urban detritus, Allora & Calzadilla perform at MoMA, Raymond Pettibon goes hard in the paint, artists have a couple of firsts, and much more.

  • Mark Bradford: Alphabet features new work relating to an ongoing poster project in which Mark Bradford repurposes messages from advertisements his finds in South L.A. as social commentary.  This exhibition is currently on view at The Studio Museum in Harlem until March 13, 2011.
  • An exhibition preview of the work of Vija Celmins will be on display as part of the Menil Collection on November 18.  Vija Celmins: Television and Disaster, 1964-66 explores a specific time frame and subject matter of the artist’s work and will uncover groundwork that helped build her career.  This exhibition is on view from November 19, 2010 – February 20, 2011.
  • Miami Art Museum presents Susan Rothenberg: Moving in Place, the artist’s first museum show in over a decade and the first exhibition in South Florida. The exhibition features the work of Susan Rothenberg, including work ranging from her early horse paintings of the mid-1970s to more recent pieces.  This show is on view until March 6, 2011.

  • For the first time, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents Sally Man: The Flesh and the Spirit.  The exhibition features photography by Sally Man that focuses on the theme of the body.  This work is on view until January 23, 2011.
  • The National Gallery of Art has accepted work from Graphicstudio, which includes Each and Every One of You by Allan McCollum.  The project evokes an “avalanche of memory and feeling with the simplest of means,” which includes 3 portfolios of 1200 prints each based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent compilation of common names.
  • Influential early works by Bruce Nauman and Richard Serra are part of Framed, now on view at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.  This exhibition brings together for the first time recent video work that documents artists’ bodily confrontations with the frame of the camera and boundaries delimited within.  This exhibition closes on March 6, 2011.
  • VMAN magazine is hosting a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Collier Schorr and Hedi Slimane.  This work explores American military masculinity in a shoot featuring 19-year-old Jarrid Bernier. This issue hit the newsstands on November 11.
  • On November 18, FrontRow Presents will be offering the public an opportunity to see Conjure Women, a documentary film that explores the creative process, artistry, and philosophy of four African American female artists, including Carrie Mae Weems.  The film was made in 1995 and initially shown on PBS.
  • David Zwirner presents an exhibition of new works by Raymond Pettibon, on display at the gallery’s 533 West 19th Street space.  Hard in the Paint presents a wide range of drawings unified by their bold, vivid lines and striking compositions.  The show is on view until December 21.
  • The Museum of Modern Art’s Performance Exhibition Series will present Performance 9: Allora & Calzadilla, which includes Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on Ode to Joy for a Prepared Piano (2008) that will be performed by Allora & Calzadilla throughout the day, from December 8, 2010 through January 10, 2011.
  • Four years after being banned from US release for its explicit content, Destricted brings together creative — and graphic — musings on sex and porn by artists including Marilyn Minter, Matthew Barney, and Richard Prince.  This DVD features Barney’s Hoist, a decidedly erotic take on man vs. machine.