In this week’s roundup, Collier Schorr’s and Matthew Barney’s mixed signals, Carrie Mae Weems and Rashid Johnson bridge divides, several upcoming events, and more.
- Collier Schorr and Matthew Barney have work featured in Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports at the Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh). The exhibition deals with the subject of the male athlete and features 17 artists, including Schorr and Barney. Featured works emphasize the many ways masculinity is performed and socially constructed. This show closes August 7.
- Carrie Mae Weems brings Slow Fade to Black to DownStreet Art (North Adams, MA). The show takes a critical look at the historical drama by staging and presenting several narratives works that play across the historical divide. The work consists of two new video projections and rarely seen photographs, including stills, paintings, and projections with sound designed with the assistance of composer Gregory Wanamaker. The show will run through September 25.
- Rashid Johnson is featured in the New York Observer. After Post-Black: Rashid Johnson’s Baadasssss Song examines the artist’s practice, style and representation of contemporary Black life in America. This October, Johnson’s work will be on view at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), as part of 30 Americans that will run October 1 – February 12, 2012.
- Mark your calendars now for Pepón Osorio, who will exhibit four new works in his first solo exhibition in New York since 2005. In this show, Osorio’s socially engaged art practice transforms real life stories, weaving together themes of psychological hunger and nourishment within the cultural context of class difference. The exhibition will take place at the Feldman Gallery from September 10 – October 22.
- An artist talk presented by Mika Tajima will feature the artist’s exploration of the intersection of sculpture, painting, performance, and video in her work. This talk is presented in conjunction with The Architect’s Garden, on view at the Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas at Austin from September 9 – December 17. Artist Talk: Mika Tajima will take place at the Blanton Museum on August 30.
- On September 19, Shahzia Sikander: The Exploding Company Man and Other Abstractions, featuring works by Sikander will open at the Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery (Boston, MA). Works on view will include painting, drawing, animation, installation, video, and films that employ ideas that are physical manifestations of the momentum of our globalized world.
- Yinka Shonibare MBE will talk about his work and the cultural legacy of post-colonial Britain with cultural leader and commentator Ekow Eshun. Significant Voices: Yinka Shonibare MBE will take place at Amnesty International in London on October 19.
- Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam) has made available a recorded lecture by Alfredo Jaar, who recently transformed the museum space into The Marx Lounge that offered a myriad of publications with topics spanning Marxist theory, capitalism, neo-liberalism, post-colonialism, globalization, cultural theory, politics, and philosophy.