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El Anatsui. "Gli (Wall) (detail)," 2010. Aluminum and copper wire, installation at the Brooklyn Museum, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photo by Nettrice Gaskins.

El Anatsui. “Gli (Wall) (detail),” 2010. Aluminum and copper wire. Installed at the Brooklyn Museum, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photo: Nettrice Gaskins.

El Anatsui’s Brooklyn show is extended, Mary Heilmann responds to the work of late artist Blinky Palermo, LaToya Ruby Frazier and Matthew Barney talk to journalists, and more in this week’s roundup:

  • El Anatsui‘s popular exhibition, Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works, has been extended by two weeks. The exhibition, which opened in February at the Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, NY), features thirty primarily large-scale works in metal and wood that transform appropriated objects into site-specific sculptures. On view through August 18.
  • MARY, BLINKY, YAY! features the work of Mary Heilmann. Conceived specifically for Kunstmuseum Bonn (Bonn, Germany), the show is a response to the work of late abstract painter Blinky Palermo. On view through September 29.
  • Marina Abramović will lecture about her work and inspiration as part of the Featured Artist Lecture Series at Anderson Ranch Arts Center (Snowmass Village, CO). The program takes place Thursday, July 25 at 12:30pm.
  • LaToya Ruby Frazier has a solo exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (Houston, TX). Titled Witness, it features photographs, videos, digital works, and a recent photolithograph series that speaks to disenfranchisement and deterioration in her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania. On view through October 13.
  • Frazier has an interview in the Brooklyn Rail with Managing Art Editor Charles Schultz and Art Books in Review Editor Greg Lindquist. Jump over to the Rail to read what Frazier had to say about photography, activism, and portraiture.
  • Frazier and Erin Shirreff are finalists for the AIMIA|AGO Photography Prize, Canada’s contemporary photography award. “The fourteen nominated artists have diverse practices, but they have made an extraordinary impact in their respective communities,” says Matthew Teitelbaum, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) Director and CEO. Four of the artists will receive a full-funded six-week residency and an exhibition at the AGO in September. The winner—to be announced November 7—will be selected by public vote.
  • Matthew Barney was interviewed by Hermione Hoby for Telegraph magazine. At Barney’s New York studio Hoby “discovered a world of barnacle-encrusted cars and bugling binmen.” Read the interview here.