Last Wednesday the MacArthur Foundation announced artist Trevor Paglen as a 2017 fellow. Paglen joins the ranks of fellow Art21 roster artists Natalia Almada, Janine Antoni, Ida Applebroog, Mark Bradford, Vija Celmins, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Alfredo Jaar, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Kerry James Marshall and more who have been awarded “genius grants” since the program began in 1981.
Also this week:
- Thirty artists have donated works to a charity auction at Sotheby’s, aimed at raising funds for the families of the Grenfell Tower fire. The artists who have donated include Anish Kapoor and Yinka Shonibare MBE, and the sales are expected to raise as much as £1 million.*
- Rizzoli is releasing a new book by Chris Ware tomorrow, October 17. Entitled Monograph, the comic book autobiography “charts the art and literary world’s increasing tolerance for the language of the empathetic doodle.” Read a review of the forthcoming book in the Guardian.
*On Tuesday Sotheby’s announced that the auction nearly doubled expectations and raised over £1.9 million, or roughly $2.5 million.
Events & exhibitions
New York City
- This Thursday, October 19, New York Close Up artist Josephine Halvorson is opening a solo exhibition at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. As I Went Walking is comprised of recent paintings and works on paper and will be on view through November 22.
- On Friday an exhibition of work by Hiroshi Sugimoto is opening at the Japan Society. Gates of Paradise will be on view through January 7, 2018.
- Friday, October 20 at 8pm—Carrie Mae Weems’ Grace Notes: Reflections for Now is being performed at the Kennedy Center. [Watch our 2016 Extended Play film on the work.]
- Tuesday, October 17 from 6-8pm—Pepón Osorio is giving a lecture on his work at the University of Florida’s School of Art & Art History.
- A new exhibition opening this Sunday at the Dallas Museum of Art showcases the work of 24 pioneering film and video artists. Truth: 24 frames per second will feature both Mark Bradford and Omer Fast, and will remain on view through January 28, 2018.
- Monday, October 16 at 6pm—Mark Dion is speaking at the Art Institute of Chicago as a part of SAIC’s Conversations on Art & Science Series.
St. Paul, MN
- Thursday, October 19 at 7pm—Hosted as part of Public Art Saint Paul’s 30th anniversary celebration, Mel Chin is giving a free public lecture entitled “Revival Field Revisited” at the University of St. Thomas’ O’Shaughnessy Education Center.
Ann Arbor, MI
- Thursday, October 19 at 5:10pm—Kiki Smith will be this week’s Penny Stamps Speaker at the University of Michigan’s Stamps School of Art & Design.
- Saturday, October 21, 2-3:30pm—Presented in conjunction with Kara Walker’s exhibition Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)—which is closing Sunday—the Toledo Museum of Art is screening a selection of films about the artist, including her Art in the Twenty-First Century segment, and our 2014 Extended Play film about her Domino sugar factory installation A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby.
- On Wednesday Arkansas State University’s Bradbury Art Museum is opening the group exhibition A Shared Vision: Selections from the Rudolph-Blume Collection. Featuring 88 artworks including pieces by Louise Bourgeois, Ann Hamilton, Martin Puryear, Richard Serra, Cindy Sherman, Michael Ray Charles, and Trenton Doyle Hancock, the exhibition will be on view through December 8.
- The Center on Contemporary Art’s new exhibition CoCA Legacy features work by contemporary artists the museum has worked with during its 36-year history, including Laurie Anderson and James Turrell. On view through November 18. [Read a review in The Seattle Times.]
- Tuesday, October 17 at 7pm—Following the dual performances of Helen Lawrence last week at UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance, Stan Douglas will join LACMA’s CEO and Director Michael Govan for a discussion about the work.
- On Thursday the Marciano Collection is opening a PST:LA/LA exhibition entitled Latin American artists in the Marciano Collection. Featuring work by Allora & Calzadilla, Gabriel Orozco, and Damián Ortega among others, the exhibition will be on view through January 20, 2018. [Read an exhibition preview in LA Weekly.]
- Hauser & Wirth’s newest exhibition is Mike Kelley’s Kandors 1999 – 2011. The first comprehensive survey of the artist’s Kandors series, the show opens on Saturday and will be on view through January 28, 2018. Mike Kelley’s segment from the Art21 Art in the Twenty-First Century “Memory” episode will be screening in the exhibition space throughout the show’s three-month run.
- Saturday, October 21 at 8pm—New York Close Up artist Jacolby Satterwhite will be the guest speaker at this year’s Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation. A selection of his new and recent works will be screened, followed by a discussion with the artist.
- Today is the last day to see Lecturas de un territorio fracturado (Readings of a fractured territory), a group exhibition at Museo Amparo, which includes work by Abraham Cruzvillegas, Minerva Cuevas, Jorge Méndez Blake and Gabriel Orozco.
- This is also the last week to see Pedro Reyes’ solo exhibition at Luisa Strina. An unseen series of sculptures in stone, concrete, bronze, and forged iron, the show closes this Saturday, October 21.
Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
- Roni Horn’s Untitled (“One can recognize…”) recently became the fifteenth artwork installed at the Castello di Ama winery.
- Omer Fast’s first solo exhibition in Belgium opened last week at Stuk Leuven. Appendix includes the artist’s 3D film August (2016) and Looking Pretty for God (After G.W) (2008), and is on view through December 13.
- Shahzia Sikander’s 2016 video animation Disruption as Rapture goes on view Sunday as part of the Karachi Biennale, through November 5.