Season 8 of Art in the Twenty-First Century has officially launched! The season’s first two episodes, Chicago and Mexico City debuted on PBS last Friday. If you missed it, not to worry—you can already watch Chicago and Mexico City for free online. You can also find a free screening in your community, or sign up to host a screening of your own through the ART21 Screening Society. And keep an eye out for the premieres of Los Angeles and Vancouver this Friday at 9 and 10pm on PBS!
In non-Art in the Twenty-First Century art news:
- Museum Voorlinden, a new private art space, has opened in Wassenaar in the Netherlands with the colossal Richard Serra sculpture, Open Ended. The 200-ton work is displayed alongside the current exhibition, Full Moon, which also features Ai Weiwei.
- The Royal Academy’s Tim Marlow paid tribute to Ai Weiwei in last week’s article “From captive to captivator,” in which he recalls his adventures working alongside the “profound individual.”
- And the Japan Art Association announced Cindy Sherman, Annette Messager, and Paulo Mendes da Rocha Among as the winners of the 2016 Praemium Imperiale Award.
Events & exhibitions
- Sally Mann’s latest exhibition, Remembered Light: Cy Twombly in Lexington is opening at Gagosian Gallery this Thursday, September 22nd where it will remain on view through October 29th. Mann discussed her relationship with Twombly in The Guardian. [Read a review of the show in the New York Times].
- Enacting Stillness opens Wednesday, September 21st at The 8th Floor. The exhibition features Bruce Nauman and Kimsooja, among others.
- September 13th | 6-8pm—The International Studio and Curatorial Program is opening a new exhibition in East Williamsburg on Tuesday. Yours Truly, Georgia Brown, casts artist Raque Ford in the role of Georgia, reclaiming the original Broadway narrative. The show will be on view through October 11th.
- Matthew Barney brings his repertoire of petroleum jelly and prosthetic plastic to Barbara Gladstone Gallery in his latest exhibition, Felicity of DECLINE, on view through October 22nd. [Read a review in the Village Voice].
- WASHINGTON, DC | September 21st—Theaster Gates’ four-part performance piece Processions debuts at the Hirshhorn Museum on Wednesday. [Learn more about the coming performance in Artnet and the Chicago Tribune.]
- TACOMA, WA—30 Americans, an exhibition that showcases prominent African-American artists, is coming to the Tacoma Art Museum on September 24th. The show features Kara Walker, Kehinde Wiley, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and others.
- MIAMI, FL—Pérez Art Museum Miami has video work by Stan Douglas on display through September 25th. Entitled Luanda-Kinshasa, the work combines funk music and nonlinear storytelling. [Read a review in the Miami Herald].
- SANTA BARBARA, CA—Artist collective assume vivid astro focus takes over the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara in the visually saturated, site-specific installation avalanches volcanoes asteroids floods, on view through the end of the year. [Read a review in Interior Design].
Around the world
- FLORENCE—Ai Weiwei’s Libero opens at the Palazzo Strozzi on September 23rd. The show will be on view through January 22nd.
- LONDON—South Bank Centre’s Haywood Gallery is presenting the off-site exhibition The Infinite Mix, featuring Stan Douglas films, through December.
- LONDON—Mike Kelley’s monumental installation Framed and Frame opens this Friday, September 23rd at Hauser & Wirth. [Read reviews in Artlyst and in ARTINFO].
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!