Weekly Roundup

Collier Schorr.  Andrej Pejic for Dossier, 2011.

Collier Schorr, Andrej Pejic cover for Dossier magazine, 2011.

In this week’s roundup, Collier Schorr’s cover photo buzz, Ida Applebroog’s art talk, Kara Walker’s giddy embrace, Alfredo Jaar’s Marxist table, and more.

  • Barbara Kruger and Carrie Mae Weems are part of a group exhibition entitled Unsettled: Photography and Politics in Contemporary Art.  This Philadelphia Museum of Art show presents work by artists who used photography to address some of the most salient political and social issues of the late 1970s through the early 1990s, including feminism, racism, the AIDS crisis, and gay activism.  The exhibition closes in summer 2011.
  • Ida Applebroog discusses her work on occasion of her exhibition at Hauser & Wirth London, Savile Row.  The show closes on April 30.


  • In a concurrent exhibition, Fall Frum Grace, Miss Pipi’s Blue Tale at the Lehmann Maupin gallery in New York City, Walker explores her own experience in the Mississippi Delta. The video on display is a shadow puppet narrative which follows the travails of “Miss Pipi” and is intercut with “abstracts” of a surreal and violent nature.
  • Alfredo Jaar‘s The Marx Lounge at the Stedelijk Museum Bureau in Amsterdam has been transformed into a reading room with a large reading table that offers a myriad of publications with topics spanning Marxist theory, capitalism, neo-liberalism, post-colonialism, globalization, cultural theory, politics and philosophy. The exhibition is on view until June 5.