Weekly Roundup

Credit: William Kentridge. Pages from notebooks for The Refusal of Time (2012). Image courtesy the artist and Hatje Cantz.

William Kentridge. Pages from notebooks for "The Refusal of Time," 2012. Image courtesy the artist. Photo by Hatje Cantz.

In this week’s roundup William Kentridge discusses science, John Baldessari talks technology, Cindy Sherman and Bruce Nauman are honored, and more.

  • William Kentridge and American science historian Peter Galison introduced The Refusal of Time, a work Kentridge created for dOCUMENTA (13). This work is, in part, the result of an extended series of discussions between Kentridge and Galison about the history of the control of world time, relativity, black holes, and string theory.


  • John Baldessari is the subject of a new short film by Todd Coles, one in a series of shorts presented by Nowness in which an artist is asked a question about technology.


  • Carrie Mae Weems‘ multimedia collaboration with Geri Allen, Slow Fade To Black, for CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! in Prospect Park has been posted online:


  • Cindy Sherman and Bruce Nauman have been elected as new National Academicians. Elected annually by the National Academy, artists are recognized for their contribution to American art and architecture. For the first time, nominees include artists working in video, photography and installation, reflecting recently revised member designations of visual artist and architect.
  • Barbara Kruger is coming to the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington. D.C. Her new installation scheduled to open August 20 will be based on the words, Belief + Doubt. This work will be visible from two floors, filling the entire lower lobby area, also covering the sides and undersides of the escalators. Visitors will walk on the artist’s words, be surrounded by walls of the words, and ride on escalators covered with them.
  • Hiroshi Sugimoto‘s photographs will be juxtaposed with late paintings by Mark Rothko as part of a Pace art gallery installation in the west wing of the Royal Academy’s Burlington Gardens building in London. Rothko/Sugimoto: Dark Paintings and Seascapes, will open just before the Frieze art fair in October and will feature Rothko’s late black and grey paintings and Sugimoto’s photographs of the horizon line where sea meets sky.
  • Ann Hamilton and Cindy Sherman are among several artists whose works will be presented in a major fall exhibition. Behold, America! Art of the United States from Three San Diego Museums is a collaborative effort that includes Frontiers, opening September 16 at the Museum of Contemporary Art (San Diego), with an installation by Hamilton. The San Diego Museum of Art’s exhibition, Figures, opens November 10 and focuses on American portraiture, including those by Sherman. The exhibition will be on view at all three institutions through February 10, 2013.