Weekly Roundup

Concert for Japan

Laurie Anderson and Phillip Glass. Concert for Japan 2011. Image courtesy of the Japan Society.

In this week’s roundup, Laurie Anderson performs for Japan aid, Maya Lin is honored, several artists are keeping it real in London, work by An-My Lê and Richard Serra soon to come at The Met, and much more.

  • Laurie Anderson and several others will perform at a Japan Society concert to benefit the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.  Concert for Japan will be a 12-hour marathon event on Saturday, April 9, in New York City to benefit organizations that directly help people affected by the earthquake and tsunamis that struck Japan.
  • Maya Lin is the winner of an architecture medal presented by The University of Virginia and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.  The Thomas Jefferson Medals recognize the achievements of those who excel in areas in which Jefferson did significant work.
  • Do Ho Suh, Kimsooja, and Mark Bradford are part of a group of artists whose work is included in The Spirituality of Place at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Gutstein Gallery.  The show focuses on artists working in a variety of media who explore the sense, spirit and memory of place and reinterpret it poetically through their art.  This exhibition closes on April 17.

  • Fred Wilson‘s first solo exhibition in London is at Karsten Schubert.  Fred Wilson: Works 1993-2011 features work that engages with issues such as cultural heritage, racial stereotyping, ownership and privilege.  The show is currently on view and closes on May 27.
  • An-My Lê created a new 5-part work shot onboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower during its semi-annual passage through the Suez Canal.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents this work for After the Gold Rush: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection, a title taken from a classic 1970 song by Neil Young and is inspired by the recent political and economic upheavals in America and abroad.  The exhibition will be on view through January 2, 2012.
  • Richard Serra will be on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC) for Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective which follows the artist’s investigation of drawing as an activity both independent from and linked to his sculptural practice.  The exhibition will run from April 13 through August 28.
  • Cao Fei and her work RMB City Opera were featured in a Financial Times article about the concept of existing in a digital world.  RMB City Opera is  currently on display at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City through June 5.