Weekly Roundup


Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois and Alex Van Gelder, "Armed Forces," 2010. Courtesy Alex Van Gelder and Hauser & Wirth (Zürich).

In this week’s roundup, Louise Bourgeois is in two collaborative exhibitions, Walton Ford is featured in Juxtapoz, Charles Atlas presents new work, and more.

  • Louise Bourgeois collaborated with Tracy Emin in Do Not Abandon Me, a current exhibition at Hauser & Wirth (London).  The exchange originated with Bourgeois, who began the works by painting male and female torsos in profile on paper, mixing red, blue and black gouache pigments with water to create delicate and fluid silhouettes. Bourgeois then passed the images on to Emin. This exhibition is on view until March 12.
  • The hands of Louise Bourgeois are the subjects of portraits taken by the artist Alex Van Gelder, who, at Bourgeois’s invitation, photographed her at her New York townhouse during the last year of her life. The resulting exhibition, Armed Forces, consists of eighteen photographic prints is on display at Hauser & Wirth (Zürich) now until May 14.
  • Mark Dion‘s South Florida Wildlife Rescue Unit, a large-scale installation focusing on the Everglades and human attempts to control the South Florida ecosystem, will soon be on view at The Anchor Gallery at Miami Art Museum.  Dion’s project consists of three parts, corresponding to the three major periods of Everglades history and it will be on view from March 11 through August 28.
  • Charles Atlas has a solo exhibition at Vilma Gold (London). In the show, the artist meditates on his career, which now spans over forty years. Atlas presents a new three- channel video installation, Painting by Numbers, featuring a cast of characters previously visited in his installation work: namely the numbers 1 through 6. This exhibition is on view until April 10.
  • Walton Ford is featured in this Juxtapoz Presents video profile:


  • Matthew Barney is in Black Swan, a group exhibition at Regen Projects.  For the exhibition, curator Dominic Sidhu interrogates metaphysical interpretations of the myth of Swan Lake: with the white swan seen as purity, entrapment, transition, mortality, and prologue; and the black swan as instinct, sexuality, deception, transparency, and escape.  The show is on view until April 16.
  • Judy Pfaff is working on-site for her exhibition at the Weatherspoon Art Museum.  As the Spring 2011 Falk Visiting Artist, Pfaff will lecture and participate in MFA graduate student critiques.  This show will run until April 17.