Alfredo Jaar, Gabriel Orozco, and other artists exhibit at the Guggenheim, Maya Lin turns a sculpture into a speaker system, William Wegman is way up in Maine, and more in this week’s roundup.
- Alfredo Jaar, Gabriel Orozco, and Allora & Calzadilla are included in Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today at the Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY). The exhibition marks the second phase of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative and “reconsiders the state of contemporary art in Latin America.” Closes October 1. Visit the exhibition website to read a related blog series on art and Latin America.
- Maya Lin’s Sound Ring—a speaker system that echoes sounds of birds, lemurs, and other animals—is on view at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (Ithaca, NY). The sculpture is part of Lin’s project What Is Missing?, a memorial to extinct, endangered or threatened species and habitats. The lab’s Macaulay Library archive provided recordings used in this piece to reproduce habitat soundscapes. Additional sounds will be added over time.
- LaToya Ruby Frazier’s Born By a River is at the Seattle Art Museum through June 22. The exhibition includes photographs from two ongoing bodies of work—images capturing her family and their environs The Notion of Family and aerial photographs that document the conditions and fate of the town.
- Way Up in Maine: The Works of William Wegman is on exhibit at the Emery Community Arts Center on the University of Maine Farmington campus. Works on view include photographs and videos of Wegman’s beloved Weimaraner dogs. Closes September 7.
- Mary Reid Kelley and Jacolby Satterwhite are winners of the 2013 Biennial Tiffany Awards given to young painters and sculptors. Artists are nominated by art professionals from throughout the United States.
- Kara Walker has organized Ruffneck Constructivists, a group show at the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia, PA). The exhibition brings together eleven artists who define a contemporary manifesto of urban architecture and change. Walker calls it “a nexus between bebop, hip-hop, modern architecture, state control and violently passionate self-determination.” Closes August 17.