Honoring the fiftieth anniversary of New York magazine last fall, fifty prominent New York-based artists are working with the publication to create a series of commemorative covers. The first eight designs were announced last week, including “PRUMP/TUTIN” by Barbara Kruger. The covers will be shown around New York as a public art exhibition, on view in a variety of venues across all five boroughs, complete with free prints for the first viewers to arrive.
Also this week:
- Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet released a new video from their forthcoming album, Landfall, inspired by Anderson’s experience of Hurricane Sandy.
- William Wegman donated 174 short videos to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, encompassing all of the artist’s video works created between 1970 and 1999.
- Finally, Lorde added an excerpt from Jenny Holzer’s 1977 Inflammatory Essays to her Grammys outfit last night as a form of protest. Lorde had considered not attending the awards because she wasn’t given the opportunity to perform solo like the other male nominees in her category for Album of the Year.
Events & exhibitions
New York City
- Thursday, February 1 from 6-8pm—Caroline Woolard will be speaking with The Brooklyn Rail‘s Thyrza Goodeve at LMAKgallery in conjunction with her current collaborative exhibition there, Carried on Both Sides.
- New New York Close Up artist Doreen Garner has converted Recess into a pop-up tattoo shop for her project Invisible Man Tattoo, through March 3.
- Saturday, February 3 at 3pm—Gavin Brown will host a panel discussion with LaToya Ruby Frazier, Abigail DeVille, Ashley James, Yael Lipschutz, and Noah Purifoy, artist and a founding director of the Watts Towers Art Center, California.
- Tania Bruguera’s latest exhibition Untitled (Havana, 2000) opens at MoMA on Saturday where it will be on view through March 11.
- Migration and Material Alchemy, a new exhibition at the Princeton University Art Museum, features work by El Anatsui, William Kentridge, and Allora & Calzadilla. On view through May, the exhibition accompanies a community-wide initiative exploring the theme of migration.
- Sunday, February 4 from 2-3:30pm—Carrie Mae Weems is giving a lecture at the Auburn Avenue Research Library in conjunction with the exhibition, From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried at The Hammonds House Museum.
- LaToya Ruby Frazier, Graciela Iturbide, and Sally Mann’s works are featured in Aperture: Photographs at Devos Art Museum through April 1.
- Closing on Wednesday, The Grain of the Present at Pier 24 Photography includes works by Robert Adams and LaToya Ruby Frazier, and offers “new insights into the continued vitality” of the medium according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
- This Tuesday, Time Tunnel: Bruce Nauman’s Corridor Installation with Mirror – San Jose Installation opens at the gallery where Nauman first built and installed his San Jose Installation (Double Wedge Corridor with Mirror) in May 1970. On view through February 23.
- A solo show by Vija Celmins continues at Matthew Marks Gallery through March 31.
- M+B is presenting Hydra, a solo exhibition of new works by Mariah Robertson until February 17.
- Friday, February 2 from 6:30-7:30pm—An-My Lê is the featured speaker for the Monsen Photography Lecture at the University of Washington’s Henry Art Gallery.
- Barbara Kasten is mounting her first German retrospective, Parallels, at Philara Collection this Thursday, where it will be on view through March 18.
- Ellen Gallagher’s Nu-Nile continues at CAPRI through February 24.
- The solo show, Procession, by Kiki Smith opens this Friday at Haus der Kunst. With a spread of works from over three decades of Smith’s career, the exhibition continues until June 3.
- This Friday, the Academy of France is opening an exhibition by Katharina Grosse and Tatiana Trouvé: The numerous irregularities. On view through April 29.
- Three installations by James Turrell are now on view in the new Pharos wing of Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art. A review in The Guardian describes viewing Turrell’s works as having “the effect of quieting my mind, like a long meditation.”