This Week in Art: 10.31-11.6

Pollution got you down? "Breathe" bottled Mount Everest air, sold by performer Carolina Do in Doomocracy. Photo by Will Star Shooting Stars Pro, courtesy of Creative Time.

Pollution got you down? “Breathe” bottled Mount Everest air, sold by performer Carolina Do in Doomocracy. Photo by Will Star Shooting Stars Pro, courtesy of Creative Time.

Happy Halloween art lovers! This week is fittingly the last for Pedro Reyes’ politically-themed haunted house DoomocracyTickets went fast, so if you were unable to catch the performances in person, read the New York Times’ play-by-play (complete with a slideshow), Hyperallergic’s review, or The Daily Beast’s coverage of the project. Also this week:


Events & exhibitions

NYC

  • On Saturday a new exhibition by photographer Carrie Mae Weems opened at Jack Shainman Gallery. The artist’s first solo show since her retrospective at the Guggenheim in 2014, the two-part exhibition “highlights her recent investigations into performance, entertainment, and history.”
  • The Print Fair is happening this weekend at the Park Avenue Armory. Thursday November 3 through Sunday November 6, hundreds of exhibitors will gather to display prints from 16th century masters to contemporary artists today.
  • Also happening on Thursday, Memory Ware, an exhibition by the late Los Angeles artist Mike Kelley opens at Hauser and Wirth’s 69th Street gallery. [Flavorwire chose the exhibition as a Staff Pick.]
  • An exhibition of new work by Ai Weiwei is opening this Saturday, November 5 at Deitch Projects’ Wooster Street space. Centered around the refugee crisis, Laundromat includes belongings left behind by migrants who were forced to evacuate, along with photographs and a short documentary about Idomeni, a refugee camp on the Greek-Macedonian border. [Learn more in the New York Times.]

USA

Around the world


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!

 

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