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Andrea Zittel. “Pattern of Habit,” installation view, Sprüth Magers Berlin, 2011.

Andrea Zittel,“Pattern of Habit,” installation view, Sprüth Magers Berlin, 2011.

In this week’s roundup, Cao Fei in Istanbul, Fred Wilson works in paper, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle edits a ritual, and more.

  • Cao Fei will be featured at the Kurye Video and Digital Arts Festival in Istanbul, Turkey.  This event will take place September 9 – 23 at the Yapı Endüstri Merkezi (YEM), a building with a new edition dedicated to video games. Structured around a main exhibition entitled “Space Invaders,” the festival will also include screenings, seminars, workshops and live performances and examine the boundaries between real life and the world of video games.
  • Fred Wilson’s work is featured in the exhibition paper at the Bradbury Gallery in the ASU Fowler Center.  All pieces in this exhibition demonstrate art that has been published by the Brodsky Center over the past 10 years.  The show runs until September 28.
  • Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle’s Always After (the Glass House) will be presented at the Urban Video Project (Syracuse, NY) later this fall.  Always After focuses on broken glass accumulated after the windows of a Mies-designed structure were smashed by the architect’s  grandson as part of a ceremony. Manglano-Ovalle edits out all clear reference to this ritual, leaving the viewer with a “dream-like sequence in which well-shod anonymous masses eternally exit and equally anonymous custodians endlessly move in to sweep up the crystalline debris of modernism.”  This work is on view November 3 – December 31.
  • Eleanor Antin and others will moderate a Regional Art Survey at Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair.  This event will take the pulse of San Diego’s visual arts community and examine the role local artists and institutions play within the region as well as the broader, national scene. This conversation will take place on September 3, 5pm – 6pm.
  • Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Lightening Fields and Photogenic Drawings is on view during the 2011 Edinburgh International Festival which celebrates the influence of the arts and cultures of Asia. These collections reflect aspects of Sugimoto’s interest in combining art with science, experimental photography, and the links between photography and time.  The exhibition closes on September 25.
  • Laurie Anderson will bring her show, Delusions, to Usine C (Montreal), October 4 to 6. This solo piece was described in the London Times as “A questioning multimedia essay on the cosmos, coupled with an elegy for unconditional love.”
  • Kalup Linzy’s and composer Luciano Chessa ‘s Heavenly Act preceded three performances of the Four Saints, an “opera installation” at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ Novellus Theater (San Francisco).
  • There’s still time to catch Andrea Zittel at Sprüth Magers Berlin for Pattern of Habit, an exhibition of new work by Zittel.  The artist’s work examines how “psychological structures, thought systems and beliefs are manifested as physical objects” in the world that people create around themselves. This includes patterns and systems that are bound to habits, schedules and rules.  The exhibition closes September 10.