Weekly Roundup

Janine Antoni, Caryatid

Janine Antoni, "Caryatid (Terra Cotta Amphora)," 2003. Photograph and broken vessel installation. Courtesy the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

In this roundup (with a few exceptions), it’s a week to honor women with exhibitions, events, and articles highlighting the work of several female artists.

  • Janine AntoniKiki SmithNancy Spero, among others, are a part of Heroines, a “comprehensive survey of the depiction of women as the protagonists of key roles and as manifestations of the gender identity crisis in western art”at Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and Fundación Caja Madrid in Spain. In each section the voices of one or more great women artists respond to the images created by their illustrious male colleagues.  The exhibition is on view until June 5.

  • Allora & Calzadilla and The Indianapolis Art Museum will work with national athletic organizations on Olympic-themed artwork for the U.S. Pavilion exhibition Gloria at the 54th La Biennale di Venezia.  Gloria will feature six new commissions by Allora & Calzadilla conceived partly in response to the pavilion site. Combining performance, sculpture, video, and sound elements, the works will draw on competitive enterprises.  The event will take place in June.
  • The BMW Art Car by Jeff Koons will be exhibited in the Netherlands for the first time ever among historical collections of fine art and antique jewelry at the 24th edition of the TEFAF (The European Fine Art Foundation) Maastricht Arts and Antiques.  The fair will take place from March 18 to 27 at the Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Centre in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
  • Mark your calendars for Charles Atlas and Mika Tajima and New Humans in The Pedestrians.  This collaboration in the South London Gallery will feature an ambitious live art presentation that will transform the SLG’s main gallery space into a hybrid installation/film set to create a dynamic space for live performance, music, video and sculpture.  The exhibition will be on view April 1 April 21.
  • Check out this Mike Kelley interview for The Moment with Doug Aiken that features the artist talking about Detroit, his hometown, and the future of art.