In this roundup (with a few exceptions), it’s a week to honor women with exhibitions, events, and articles highlighting the work of several female artists.
- Janine Antoni, Kiki Smith, Nancy Spero, among others, are a part of Heroines, a “comprehensive survey of the depiction of women as the protagonists of key roles and as manifestations of the gender identity crisis in western art”at Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and Fundación Caja Madrid in Spain. In each section the voices of one or more great women artists respond to the images created by their illustrious male colleagues. The exhibition is on view until June 5.
- Carrie Mae Weems, Janine Antoni, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, Kara Walker, Shahzia Sikander, Nancy Spero, Collier Schorr and more are featured in a 7-part editorial series on women artists and writers who chart out, cross, or strive to level the “homosocal divide” on the Huffington Post. XX Chromosocial: Women Artists Cross The Homosocial Divide by G. Roger Denson is a critique of patriarchy that analyzes art by women who make a “seemingly hard biological fact like gender appear as a pliable and transposable tool of the individual will.”
- Laylah Ali will lecture on the art of Joseph Beuys as part of the Artists on Artists Lecture Series at Dia:Chelsea (NYC). The event will take place on March 21.
- Allora & Calzadilla and The Indianapolis Art Museum will work with national athletic organizations on Olympic-themed artwork for the U.S. Pavilion exhibition Gloria at the 54th La Biennale di Venezia. Gloria will feature six new commissions by Allora & Calzadilla conceived partly in response to the pavilion site. Combining performance, sculpture, video, and sound elements, the works will draw on competitive enterprises. The event will take place in June.
- The BMW Art Car by Jeff Koons will be exhibited in the Netherlands for the first time ever — among historical collections of fine art and antique jewelry — at the 24th edition of the TEFAF (The European Fine Art Foundation) Maastricht Arts and Antiques. The fair will take place from March 18 to 27 at the Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Centre in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
- Mark your calendars for Charles Atlas and Mika Tajima and New Humans in The Pedestrians. This collaboration in the South London Gallery will feature an ambitious live art presentation that will transform the SLG’s main gallery space into a hybrid installation/film set to create a dynamic space for live performance, music, video and sculpture. The exhibition will be on view April 1 — April 21.