This Week…

Jeff Koons, "Self-Portrait" (1991)

Jeff Koons, "Self-Portrait" (1991)

Happy Monday with a busy week of activity from Art21 artists. Here are some highlights:

  • This Thursday and Friday at the Guggenheim, created in response to the museum’s current The Third Mind exhibition, Laurie Anderson presents a new solo performance of adventure stories, poems, and music. Drawn from the artist’s life and previous work, Transitory Life: Some Stories transmits a Buddhist sensibility in the zen of the Frank Lloyd Wright building.
  • Jenny’s Holzer‘s PROTECT PROTECT opens March 12 at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The 15-year survey of the Season 4 artist’s works makes its third stop after stints at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and Fondation Beyeler, Basel. “Alternating between fact and fiction, the public and the private, the universal and the particular, Holzer’s work offers an incisive social and psychological portrait of our times.”
  • Opening at the Corcoran Gallery of Art on the Ides of March Eve is Maya Lin: Systematic Landscapes. Centering on three large-scale sculptural installations, the exhibition addresses geologic phenomena, exploring how people perceive and experience the landscape in a time of heightened technological influence and environmental awareness.
  • On view at Gagosian Gallery through April 11 is Marble, a group exhibition that takes a compressed, over-the-ages look at the revered medium. The selection includes Anatolian and Cycladic idols as well as a Renaissance bust once owned by Andy Warhol, all of which presage the likes of Constantin Brancusi, Alberto Giacometti, Barbara Hepworth, and the more recent Jeff Koons, Jenny Holzer, and Louise Bourgeois.

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