Weekly Roundup


Jeff Koons, "Winter Bears," 2008. © Jeff Koons, ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland, and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund.

In this week’s roundup, Jeff Koons and Vija Celmins make room for artists, Mark Bradford inspires Chicago youth, and more.

  • Jeff Koons‘s artwork is currently on view at ARTIST ROOMS (UK).  This exhibit brings together a works by Koons on display at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (UK) and offers visitors the chance to explore some of the artist’s most important and iconic series.  The show closes on July 3.
  • Vija Celmins‘s artwork will soon be on view in an exhibition sponsored by ARTIST ROOMS, launched as part of this year’s Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival (UK).  The exhibition will be held at Gracefield Arts Centre (Gallery 2), Dumfries from May 21 – July 30. This special event offers visitors the chance to see 24 artworks including one new piece never seen in the UK before.
  • Richard Serra and Bruce Nauman are part of Musee Rodin’s Works in Progress, Rodin and the Ambassadors, which examines the way in which Rodin’s work is perceived and strives to show not only how his sculpture developed but also how it was and continues to be reinterpreted. The exhibition compares 100 or so works by Rodin with 30 modern and contemporary works post-1945. The exhibition is on view May 6 – September 4.
  • Mark Bradford will soon be view at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (MCA).  This exhibition is a survey of Mark Bradford’s work from 2000 to 2010. The 35 works on show include paintings, sculptures, installations, and videos.  The exhibition opens on May 26.
  • The Mark Bradford Project connects Bradford with different Chicago communities to interact around the creative process. For the past year, Bradford has served as a catalyst for community activities, including connecting students from the Lindblom Math and Science Academy, as well as teenagers in Digital Youth Network’s YOUmedia Chicago program at the Harold Washington Library.  For more information, check out The Mark Bradford Project blog.

  • From May 26 to June 2, the MCA presents (Re)Connect, an off-site art exhibition created by high school-aged students in Chicago. The exhibition includes art inspired by Mark Bradford‘s work and his practice. (Re)Connect will soon be on view at the Pop-Up Art Loop Gallery and a free, public opening will be held Wednesday, May 25, 4:30-6:30 pm.