Weekly Roundup

Ann Hamilton. ciliary, 2010. Courtesy Ann Hamilton Studio.

Ann Hamilton. ciliary, 2010. Courtesy Ann Hamilton Studio.

Ann Hamilton: Selected Works is on view at Robischon Gallery (Denver, CO) through January 3. The exhibition features large and small scale objects from six different series—many of which are featured in the artist’s ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century segment. “When I’m making work,” Hamilton says in the film, “there’s a point where I can’t see it. And then there’s that moment where you can see it—it’s like it bites you—and you think it might be beautiful.”

  • Barry McGee partnered with the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) and Beats by Dre for NADA Miami Beach 2014, resulting in the Beats x Barry McGee Special Edition Pill portable speaker. It features one of McGee’s characters smoking a joint near the input/output jacks. “I have always been fascinated with the ‘weed culture’ within popular culture as a whole, but for some reason, I never really took part,” McGee told The New York Times.
  • Joan Jonas’s exhibition Light Time Tales is at the Pirelli HangarBicocca Foundation (Milano, Italy). The show features ten installations and nine single-channel videos, including a video that she made in response to the venue. Closes February 1, 2015.
  • Marina Abramović is shooting and starring in a series of short films titled Seven Deaths. Abramović plays the part of legendary opera singer Maria Callas. “I [have been] obsessed with this unbelievably romantic idea of dying for love,” said Abramović. “It’s my story, but it’s definitely related to Callas and my complete craziness for her.”
  • Shazhia Sikander contributed an opinion piece to The New York Times, writing about The World Is Yours, the World Is Mine (2014), her response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak. “The Ebola narrative has also become the story of how we don’t want to be connected in what is supposedly a hyperconnected and globalized world,” she writes.

 

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