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Weekly Roundup

Cao Fei. "House of Treasures" 2013. Photo by Laurent Fievet.

Cao Fei. “House of Treasures,” 2013. Photo by Laurent Fievet.

In this week’s roundup Cao Fei celebrates abundance, Julie Mehretu has two concurrent solo shows, Raymond Pettibon and Judy Pfaff are honored, several artists’ works help recall the year 1993, and much more.

  • Cao Fei installed a giant inflatable pig sculpture on the Promenade at West Kowloon (Hong Kong). House of Treasures is meant to be light-hearted while exploring the roots of its projected aura of fun. The work is on view through June 9.
  • Julie Mehretu‘s work will be on view at the Marian Goodman Gallery (NYC). Liminal Squared includes a series of new paintings and a suite of five new etchings. According to the gallery, “The works were created over the past three years in New York in the aftermath of events of the Arab Spring which were the point of departure for the monumentally scaled Mogamma (In Four Parts), 2012, recently presented at Documenta (13), 2012, Kassel.” The exhibition will be open to the public May 11 – June 22.
  • Julie Mehretu also has her first major solo exhibition in London, at the White Cube Bermondsey. Liminal Squared will include more new paintings, “some of which will be presented within a specially constructed environment designed by David Adjaye in close collaboration with the artist,” the gallery said in a press release. This will run concurrently with the show at the Marian Goodman Gallery. It is on view through July 7.
  • Tim Hawkinson is presenting new work at the Pace Gallery (NYC). The self-titled Tim Hawkinson draws inspiration from the artist’s own garden and its sculptures focus on the interplay of movement, gravity, and environment. The exhibition runs through June 29.
  • El Anatsui, among others, will be in Abu Dhabi as part of Guggenheim Abu Dhabi’s Talking Art Series of discussions and workshops. The events will take place May 6 – 8.

  • Erin Shirreff has a second solo exhibition at Lisa Cooley (NYC). Day is Long features a variety of new work about the unease of the studio environment. The show closes June 16.
  • Roni Horn, Goetz Collection is currently on view at Sammlung Götz (Munich). The large overview of works by Roni Horn from the Goetz Collection is curated in close collaboration with the artist and, according to the gallery, offers a “representative insight into all aspects of this unique oeuvre.” This exhibition is open to the public through August 31.
  • Raymond Pettibon was honored by BOMB Magazine at the publication’s 32nd anniversary gala at New York City’s Capitale. The artist and other honorees were awarded with Pink BOMBs.