Weekly Roundup

Ursula von Rydingsvard. "Blackened Word," 2008. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Lelong.

Ursula von Rydingsvard. Blackened Word, 2008. Cedar and graphite; 81 x 248 x 78 inches.

Ursula von Rydingsvard joins the Yorkshire Festival, Matthew Ritchie expands the space of painting and drawing, Shahzia Sikander tackles maritime trade and imperial control, and more in this week’s roundup.

  • Ursula von Rydingsvard’s first large-scale survey in Europe opens at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (United Kingdom) on April 5. The exhibition is part of Yorkshire Festival, “100 days of art and culture in the lead up to the world’s greatest cycling race which visits Yorkshire this year.” Ursula von Rydingsvard 2014 includes over forty sculptures and drawings created over the past two decades. Closes January 4, 2015.
  •  Matthew Ritchie is participating in an 18-month, interdisciplinary residency at ICA Boston (Massachusetts). Under the title Remanence, Ritchie is presenting, among other things, a large-scale installation and a performance that he conceived with Bryce and Aaron Dessner, twin brothers from the rock band The National. The aim of Ritchie’s project overall is to “expand the space of painting and drawing into six collaborative disciplines: architecture, city planning, video, performance, theater, and music—all while still retaining properties unique to painting and drawing.”
  • Charles Atlas’s work is on view at Vilma Gold (London, UK). Martha, Martha, Martha, Martha, Martha includes a five-channel video installation, and a new wall piece, Gotta Dance no. 11 (2013), comprising twenty-four photographic prints. Closes April 12.
  • Shahzia Sikander’s video animation Parallax is on view at Bildmuseet Museum (Bildmuseet, Sweden). Comprised of hundreds of tiny drawings that have been digitally animated, Sikander’s piece deals with the history of maritime trade in the Strait of Hormuz, particularly the fraught history of imperial control. Closes May 18. (Parallax was featured in the Art21 film Artist to Artist: Shahzia Sikander at Sharjah Biennial 11.)
  • Cindy Sherman is the current focus of the Western New York Collects series at the Castellani Art Museum (Niagara University, NY). The exhibition features Sherman’s photographs, as well as archival materials, selected from public and private collections. Some works in the show are being exhibited for the first time. Closes July 20.
  • Work by Richard Serra is included in Video Vault: The 70s Revisited at the Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse, NY). The exhibition highlights pioneering and rarely seen videos from the Museum’s permanent collection. Closes July 27.