Weekly Roundup

Louise Bourgeois, Arch of Hysteria, 1993

Louise Bourgeois, “Arch of Hysteria," 1993. Courtesy Louise Bourgeois Studio (New York).

In this week’s roundup, Louise Bourgeois’s art arrives in Latin America, Margaret Kilgallen and Barry McGee are part of a major street art exhibition, Tim Hawkinson plans to build a 41-foot guardian in San Francisco, and more.

  • Louise Bourgeois is being presented for the first time in Latin America at Fundación Proa (Buenos Aires) and Instituto Tomie Ohtake (Sao Paulo).  Louise Bourgeois: The Return of the Repressed, a comprehensive overview covering 60 years of artistic production, from her early beginnings until 2009.  In the curator’s words, “All the works have been selected to highlight the enduring presence of psychoanalysis as a motivational force and a site of exploration in her life and work.”  The exhibition will be on view March 19 June 19.
  • Margaret Kilgallen, Barry McGee, and several other artists are part of Art in the Streets, the first major U.S. museum exhibition of the history of graffiti and street art.  The show originates at MOCA in Los Angeles and will be at the Brooklyn Museum in 2012.  A highlight of the exhibition will be a Los Angeles version of Street Market, a re-creation of an urban street complete with overturned trucks by Barry McGee, Todd James, and Steve Powers.  The MOCA exhibition will be on view from April 17 August 8.
  • Eleanor Antin collaborates with artists, musicians, and scholars to present Igor Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale,” which is part of the UCSD chamber music series, Camera Lucida, now in its third season.  Stravinsky’s rarely played piece is a collaboration between UCSD and the San Diego Symphony.  The performance will take place on Monday, April 11, at 8pm.

  • Maya Lin and Fred Wilson are part of Currents: Art and the Environment, now at Courthouse Galleries in Portsmouth, Virginia, that brings together artists from around the country.  Lin created a video that underlines how quickly rain forests are being cleared.  Wilson created black, blown-glass teardrops that appear to be dripping from the gallery wall. His piece deals with “complex social, economic and political issues of African oil production and export.”  The exhibition is on view through June 12.
  • Yinka Shonibare MBE will re-create the installation Jardin d’amour (Garden of Love) at the Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art (London).  In this work, Shonibare applies a playfully political perspective to his exploration of the theme of love in the eighteenth-century Rococo period in France.  The exhibition is on view until May 22.
  • Tim Hawkinson‘s concept drawing for a 41-foot sculpture for the New Transbay Transit Center in Downtown San Francisco has been approved.  Described by Hawkinson as a “guardian figure marking the intersection or transition of a journey,” the large-scale sculpture will be fabricated from recycled materials, including reinforced concrete pillars, jersey barriers and a street light pole, all reclaimed from the old Transbay Terminal building.
  • William Wegman‘s Dog Duet is a highlight in Moving Portraits at the De La Warr Pavilion near London.  This exhibition observes the way film can capture its subject and open it up with the life of the moving image.  The exhibition closes March 27.