Weekly Roundup

Allora & Calzadilla

Allora & Calzadilla, "Stop, Repair, Prepare", 2010. Photo: Benjamin Sutton.

In this week’s roundup: Allora & Calzadilla play Beethoven from inside their pianos, Margaret Kilgallen will soon be honored, Laurie Anderson is planning delusions for Chicago, and more.

  • Bruce Nauman‘s Office Edit I (Fat Chance John Cage) from Mapping the Studio (2001) is on view as part of SFMoMA’s Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera Since 1870. Nauman’s video, now part of the museum’s permanent collection, exposes the camera a medium for displaying how we interact with each other.  The exhibition in on view until April 17, 2011.
  • Mark Bradford donates $100,000 to launch a Kickstarter initiative called United States Artists or USA Projects, that is opening up a new front for art philanthropy.  It’s described as a “fund-raising social networking Web site” that exists to discover the best artists in the United States.
  • Check out Allora & Calzadilla at the MoMA from now until January 10.  They will be performing their Stop, Repair, Prepare hourly in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, beginning at 11:30 a.m. each day. This piece was acquired by MoMA in 2009 and is being publicly performed in the Museum for the first time.


  • Margaret Kilgallen fans should mark their calendars now.  Early next year, the Ratio 3 Gallery in San Francisco will be exhibiting Kilgallen’s work at its space in San Francisco.  Still widely considered to be an influential artist and member of the D.I.Y. movement (before her untimely passing), Kilgallen left a permanent mark on the art world.  The exhibition will run March 11—April 23, 2011.
  • Laurie Anderson’s Delusion gets its Chicago theater premiere in January, 2011.  Her full-scale performance creates an otherworldly atmosphere through storytelling derived from various states of consciousness over electronic and instrumental sounds.  The appearance will take place on January 11, 2011.