ICYMI: Last week we announced the air dates, artists, and host of our upcoming season of Art in the Twenty-First Century on PBS. Reading what the Observer, Hollywood Reporter, and Culture Type had to say, our new host (Claire Danes!) may bring the work of these 16 phenomenal artists to a whole new crowd of first-time viewers this September. Also this week:
- Mark Bradford’s work inspired students in Buffalo to create a 20-foot mural exploring their city’s history.
- LaToya Ruby Frazier won the Gordon Parks Foundation Award for her contributions to photography and the visual arts.
- Sarah Sze released her first substantial monograph with Phaidon.
- And El Anatsui was awarded an honorary degree from Harvard.
Events & exhibitions
- Saturday, June 4th | 2:20pm — Cindy Sherman will be introducing her 1997 directorial debut, Office Killer, at a Film Forum screening. See the artist and watch the film for $14.
- HOTSPOTS, a group exhibition by JJ Peet, Rochelle Feinstein, and Tommy Hartung is at On Stellar Rays through July 1st.
- Arlene Shechet has curated an historical sculpture exhibition surveying porcelain works from 1720 to the present. Porcelain, No Simple Matter: Arlene Shechet and the Arnhold Collection includes 16 of Shechet’s own sculptures and is open until April 2017 at the Frick Collection. [Read a review in the New York Times.]
- Marlborough Gallery’s current group show Colliding Alien Cargo features the work of newly-announced Season 8 artist Tala Madani, and is open until June 18th.
- WASHINGTON, D.C., Wednesday, June 1st | 6:30pm — A “Conversation with Martin Puryear” is being held by the Smithsonian in honor of the new exhibition Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions, on view through September in the Renwick Gallery. [Read a review in the Washington Post.]
- PITTSBURGH, PA, Thursday, June 2nd | 8pm — Ai Weiwei is speaking with Andy Warhol Museum director Eric Shiner in a public conversation held in conjunction with the exhibition Andy Warhol / Ai Weiwei at The Warhol Museum until August 28th. [Tickets are $10.]
- RIDGEFIELD, CT, Saturday, June 4th | 3-4:40pm — The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is hosting a lecture, “In Dialogue: Timothy Morton on David Brooks’ Continuous Service Altered Daily” in conjunction with their current exhibition of Brooks’ work, on view till February 2017. [Admission is free, but RSVPs are required.]
- LOS ANGELES — The first major survey of work by Season 8 artist Barbara Kasten, Stages, is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art until August 14th.
Around the world
- SOUTH BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA — A major exhibition of Cindy Sherman photographs opened last week at the Queensland Art Gallery, where it will remain on view until October 3rd. [See works from the exhibition in the Guardian.]
- BERGEN, NORWAY — Lynda Benglis’ installation Primary Structures (Paula’s Props) is opening this Thursday, June 2nd at the Art Museum of Bergen.
It’s impossible to include all the incredible exhibitions and art events happening this week in a single post. If there’s something you feel should have been included in today’s roundup, leave a comment below!