Weekly Roundup


Marina Abramović Institute + OMA, rendering of the “Crystal Room.” ⓒ OMA

Marina Abramović reports on her performance institute, Richard Serra sits down with Charlie Rose, Do-Ho Suh’s work hangs in Louis Vuitton, and more in this week’s roundup.

  • Marina Abramović has contributed to Creative Time Reports, sharing her vision for an institute devoted to interdisciplinary thinking, long-durational art, and techniques for concentration in an age of multitasking. She asks, “How often do we see people rush past a few works of art in a museum, exit and immediately tweet about what they’ve just seen?”
  • El Anatsui will have an exhibition at Mount Holyoke College Art Museum (South Hadley, Massachusetts). New Worlds will include six large-scale works by the artist that, according to the curators, “resonates deeply with contemporary world culture, personifies global engagement, and exemplifies the work the Museum does through its creativity initiative.” On view January 21–June 8.
  • Kara Walker recently had an exhibition at the Camden Arts Centre. It was her first in the U.K. In a new video interview, she discusses the inspiration behind her work for the show.
  • Do-Ho Suh’s sculpture Cause and Effect (2013) is the centerpiece of a Louis Vuitton store in Shinjuku, Tokyo. According to Blouin Artinfo.comCause and Effect consists of 42,000 clear acrylic resin human figures hanging from a ceiling frame crafted out of stainless steel and aluminum. This is a new iteration of Suh’s 2007 work of the same title.
  • Richard Serra recently appeared on Charlie Rose’s talk show; watch the interview here. Serra has an exhibition spread across two Gagosian galleries in New York City. New Sculpture on West 21st Street closes February 8. New Sculpture on West 24th Street closes March 15.
  • Julie Mehretu will lecture at The University of Utah Department of Art and Art History as part of the Art 158 Lecture Series. The event will take place on January 15 at 4:30pm.