Season 7 artist Katharina Grosse has announced the release of her very first musical album, coming in March. A collaboration with musician Stefan Schneider, the album features both artists intuitively playing analog synthesizers. The forthcoming album is titled Tiergarten after the park in Berlin.
- Last month WNYC presented a conversation between Carrie Mae Weems, LaToya Ruby Frazier, and scholar Sarah Lewis. Together, the three tackled the topic “Vision and Justice in Racialized America.” Watch the entire discussion online.
- The Second Avenue subway officially opened at noon on January 1, with artwork by Sarah Sze immersing commuters in a sea of blue at the 96th Street stop. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney said of the station, “This is an achievement that is right up there with the construction of the pyramids as a marvel of what human kind can build…Only the pyramids don’t have this artwork!”
- And finally, Charles Atlas shared his selection of ten “bright spots” in 2016 on the Walker Art Center’s Crosscuts blog.
Events & exhibitions
- January 7-14—This Saturday at BRIC is the New York premiere of anatomy theater, an opera written by Season 4 artist Mark Dion and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang. In addition to co-writing the opera, Dion is also the scenic designer for the performance.
- Saturday, January 7 | 2-3pm—Textile scholar Linda Eaton is giving a gallery talk this weekend during the final days of Ann Hamilton’s habitus. Eaton will “present a theoretical and historical perspective on the objects in the exhibition.”
- This is the last week to see Ai Weiwei’s Fondation. The exhibition closes at Lisson Gallery this Saturday, January 7.
- This is also the last week of Pierre Huyghe Part II at Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo. Exploring notions of time and identity, the exhibition closes Monday, January 9.
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!