Weekly Roundup

Barbara Kruger. Kim Kardashian cover, 2010. Photo courtesy: W Magazine.

In this week’s roundup: Kim Kardashian wears Barbara Kruger, Collier Schorr makes art about a German village, Jeff Koons works from popular archetypes, several artists are in group shows, and more.

  • Barbara Kruger collaborated with W magazine to display Kim Kardashian dressed only in the art of Kruger, who worked on the front cover for the November 2010 Art Issue.
  • Video installations by Arturo Herrera and Catherine Sullivan are featured in Adaptation at the Philbrook Museum of Art, which explores work by video artists who have adapted original material to create new works by re-envisioning classic literature and other forms of media.  This work is on view until January 9, 2011.

  • Journals & Notebooks, which features art by Collier Schorr, will be on display this week at the 303 Gallery (NYC).  This exhibit shows work that continues to explore the daily life in the small town of Schwäbisch Gmünd.  This exhibition will be on view October 29 — December 4, 2010.
  • Jeff Koons has a third solo exhibition at the Jérôme de Noirmont (Paris).  Jeff Koons Popeye Sculpture features the artist’s uses of popular archetypes such as flowers, toys, wedding, hearts, etc. which are stored in the collective unconscious.  This show is on view until November 20.
  • Next month ,The Anderson Gallery will present The Nameless Hour: Places of Reverie, Paths of Reflection, which features a video installation by Janine Antoni.  Antoni’s work contributes to the overall aim of the show, which is to pay attention to physical elements of the world and of landscape.  The exhibition will run from November 19 — February 20, 2011.


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  2. Kevin Buist says:

    Is there a reason you changed the text on the Barbara Kruger/Kim Kardashian image? The real one reads “It’s all about me / I mean you / I mean me”. (Check W Magazine’s website)

    In the magazine the editor writes a rather hokey account of a dinner with Kruger where they had an a-ha moment about the narcissistic appeal of reality TV. I couldn’t help but think that he left out the part about writing Kruger a giant check. But I could be wrong.

  3. Nettrice says:

    Hi Kevin. Perhaps you’re not aware that there are more than one W magazine covers, including the one featured here.

  4. Ben Street says:

    I think Kevin’s right – isn’t this a take-off of the original cover? I may be wrong…

  5. Nettrice Gaskins says:

    A-ha! I have the correct answer (I was wrong, too). Carol Hartsell blogged about it for Huffington and offered alternate text choices for the cover which includes the one I posted: http://tinyurl.com/23hsyb7

    It’s funny that Hartsell’s post begins with this quote: “With great power comes great responsibility.”

    The lesson I just learned is to check and, then double-check artwork such as this, especially as they are certainly more susceptible to alterations than others!

  6. Thanks, all. We’ve updated the img to reflect the true cover.

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