Aptly timed for the election and Halloween, Season 8 Mexico City artist Pedro Reyes launches his “house of political horrors,” Doomocracy, this Friday at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. The Creative Time project will run through November 6th, just two days before the general election. Also in the news this week:
- The Princeton University Art Museum commissioned multidisciplinary artist Shahzia Sikander to create a 66-foot mosaic as well as a 25-foot glass painting for their gallery space.
- And the Nasher Sculpture Center awarded Pierre Huyghe this year’s Nasher Sculpture Prize for the artist’s “expansive view of sculpture” that incorporates “living systems, films, situations and objects.”
Events & exhibitions
- Mel Chin’s Melrose Place works—a collection of hidden conceptual art that inconspicuously infiltrated the prime-time soap opera—went on display last week at Red Bull Studios in TOTAL PROOF: The GALA Committee 1995-1997. [Read a review in the New York Times].
- PHILADELPHIA, PA | Thursday, October 6—Ann Hamilton will be giving a lecture at the University of the Arts in collaboration with the Fabric Workshop and Museum, where the artist’s habitus installation is currently on display.
- HOUSTON, TX | Thursday, October 6—Artist and activist Tania Bruguera is traveling to Texas to deliver the 2016 Mitchell Artist Lecture at the University of Houston.
- NEW HAVEN, CT | Friday, October 7—Vietnam Veterans Memorial architect Maya Lin will visit her alma mater, Yale University, to give a talk entitled Topologies – Processes and Projects.
- CHARLESTON, SC—The exhibition Beyond Catfish Row: The Art of Porgy and Bess, celebrating George Gershwin’s famous opera, features work by Kara Walker and will close this Sunday, October 9 at the Gibbes Museum of Art.
Around the world
- AUSTRIA—Edmund de Waal and Ai Weiwei team up to curate an exhibition featuring 5,000 years of ceramics. Kneaded Knowledge: The Language of Ceramics will be on display at Kunsthaus Graz until February 19, 2017.
- JAPAN—The group exhibition BODY/PLAY/POLITICS featuring Yinka Shonibare just opened at the Yokohama Museum of Art. [Read a review in ARTINFO.]
- CANADA—This Sunday, the work of Montreal-born artist David Altmejd will go on display at the Art Gallery of Alberta. The monumental plexiglass sculpture The Vessel will be up until January 29, 2017. [Read a review in New Westminster Record.]
- NETHERLANDS—Last week, David Altmejd’s dual exhibition with German painter Friedrich Kunath, Self Fiction, opened at Kunsthal KAdE. Featuring sculptures, paintings, and videos, the show be on view through the end of the year. [Read a review in ARTINFO.]
- LONDON | October 9-14—William Kentridge will be performing Paper Music at the intimate performance arts space Print Room at the Coronet [Read a review in The South African.]
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!