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Weekly Roundup

Collier Schorr.  Anonymous Cowboy, 2008.

Collier Schorr, "Anonymous Cowboy," 2008. Courtesy the artist and 303 Gallery.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.