New aerial and landscape photographs by Florian Maier-Aichen are on view in his fifth solo exhibition at Blum & Poe (Los Angeles, CA). “Maier-Aichen returns to some of the locations he visited upon his arrival in Los Angeles in 1999,” says the press release, “such as in a negative image of the Los Angeles harbor reminiscent of 19th century photography, albeit with a modern and geometric twist.” Closes December 20.
- Charles Portis’s 1968 novel True Grit has inspired a group exhibition of the same title organized by Dominique Lévy (New York, NY) for Art Basel Miami Beach (Miami, FL). The show includes works by Barbara Kruger and Richard Serra. Closes December 7.
- Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, at the Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, OH), places twentieth century art alongside interviews with Mary Reid Kelley, Diana Al-Hadid, and Kerry James Marshall, among other artists. “One of the ways that contemporary work finds root,” said guest curator Robert Storr, “is by being seen in the context of historical precedence that gives an extra resonance to it.” Closes December 31.
- More than seven thousand images, shot by Ai Weiwei and his team, rotate across twelve television monitors at the Prescott Street entrance of the new Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA), reports the Boston Globe. “We were looking for an artist who had a kind of global importance and was trying to dig deeply into images about art,” said chief curator Deborah Kao, “but also about culture and politics at the moment to really signal a kind of new ambition for contemporary art.”