In this week’s roundup Jeff Koons layers ancient sculptures and popular images, Charles Atlas collaborates with sound artists, Ai Wei Wei explores medical disaster in Hong Kong, Maya Lin is interviewed, and more.
- Jeff Koons‘s first major solo exhibition is up at Gagosian (New York, NY). New Paintings and Sculpture features The Antiquity paintings (2009–13) in which Koons layers scenes from famous ancient sculptures with images and figures of popular culture. Here, he explores the back and forth movement between two and three dimensions that underpin the artist’s work. The exhibition runs through June 29.
- Charles Atlas collaborated with the sound artists New Humans on a multimedia project for Frieze Sounds 2013 (New York, NY). Atlas and New Humans present a new aural experience, utilizing electronically fractured vocals. Displaying a poem-like babble of unrelated words, the work articulates the flow of materials, information and people extracted from distant places. The sound project is available for download here.
- Ai Wei Wei will be part of a group exhibition at Para Site and Sheung Wan Civic Centre Exhibition Hall (Hong Kong). A Journal of the Plague Year. Fear, ghosts, rebels. SARS, Leslie and the Hong Kong story starts with the events that affected Hong Kong in the spring of 2003. Ai’s piece explores anti-mainland sentiment, seen by organizers as an indirect consequence of a severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak. The show runs May 16–July 20.
- Janine Antoni and Anastasia Ax will discuss their work as part of Brooklyn Commons (NYC), a discussion series at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (Brooklyn, NY) that presents intellectual and artistic pairings between the established Brooklyn-based artist community and ISCP residents. Antoni and Ax will consider sculptural production in relation to process and the body. The event takes place May 14 at 6:3opm.
- Mike Kelley‘s last major installation officially opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Mobile Homestead represents the fruition of a shared dream—for the artist, the friends who miss him, the museum that will tend to his memory, and a community that begins in the Motor City and potentially extends throughout the world. The show is on view through July 28.
- James Turrell Perspectives is currently on view at the Academy Art Museum (Easton, MD). The exhibition featuring the premier of James Turrell‘s new installation entitled St. Elmo’s Light and also includes a room of holograms, a selection of photographs and plans and a set of bronze and plaster models related to the Roden Crater project in Arizona. The exhibition runs through July 7.
- Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle created a site-specific work for the Carré d’Art-Musée d’art contemporain (Nîmes, France) to commemorate the museum’s design by Norman Foster. This show provides insight into a contemporary architect who is inspired by modern art and emergent creative work. MOVING – Norman Foster on Art closes September 15.
- Cindy Sherman‘s traveling retrospective survey is currently at the Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas, TX). Cindy Sherman traces the artist’s career from the mid-1970s to the present. The show brings together some 160 key photographs from a variety of the artist’s acclaimed bodies of work, for which she created myriad constructed characters and tableaus. The exhibition runs through June 9.