Weekly Roundup

A-Z Cellular Compartment

Andrea Zittel, "A-Z Cellular Compartment Communities #5," 2002. © Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

In this week’s roundup, Janine Antoni is a top art chef, Shahzia Sikander is honored, Carrie Mae Weems explores the body, Andrea Zittel and Jeff Koons invite interaction, and more.

  • Janine Antoni is one of four artists teaming up with Executive Chef Kevin Lasko to create unique dishes that combine taste, art, and a bit of the unexpected.  Curated by Creative Time and hosted at the Park Avenue Winter restaurant, the collaborative performance is presented as dishes that come with an MP3 player and headset artist guide.  This is available through March 20.
  • Shahzia Sikander, on behalf of the Pilar Corrias Gallery, was awarded the ART FUTURES prize (Hong Kong), which showcases the work of emerging artists under the age of 35 who are represented by galleries from around the world.
  • Check out Barry McGee‘s artist book, which takes the form of a visual collage, incorporating photographs, drawings, paintings, and documentation of past and present installation.
  • Carrie Mae Weems is part of the University of Delaware Museum’s Bodyscapes exhibition.  The show explores the body as a landscape and Weems, among others, presents “candid views of family rituals, rites of passage, and performance” as well as still photos that reveal the power of black women and the greater African-American community.  This exhibition will be on view February 9 – July 15.
  • Andrea Zittel and Jeff Koons are in the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s Without You I’m Nothing: Art and Audience.  The exhibition includes Zittel’s A-Z Cellular Compartment and Koons’s Rabbit.  The show features work that is interactive and invites more contemplative engagement. This work confronts the notion that art is something to be viewed, not experienced.  The exhibition closes on May 1.
  • James Turrell has been commissioned to create “a unified lighting concept” to interact with the new architectural structure of One Hyde Park in London.