Weekly Roundup

Sherman and MAC Cosmetics

Cindy Sherman. Photographed as part of MAC Cosmetics's new makeup campaign. Photo courtesy: MAC Cosmetics.

In this week’s roundup get an early fall preview with Cindy Sherman collaborating with MAC, Hiroshi Sugimoto conveying the Buddha, several artists’ works circa 1986, several artists in a new home at MFA Boston and more.

  • Cindy Sherman and MAC Cosmetics recently announced a collaboration on a fall makeup collection.  MAC has released three visuals to tease the range, depicting the artist in exaggerated looks (one is very literally clownish) meant to demonstrate the “power of transformation”: she embodies an “off-kilter Hitchcock heroine,” a “fresh corpse,” a “Caravaggio Portrait,” and a “Park Avenue Plastic Surgery Maven.”  The limited-edition collection becomes available on September 29.
  • Martin Puryear and Julie Mehretu are part of an ongoing High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA) collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art. (NYC).  Modern by Design presents groundbreaking designs of the past, present, and future.  Nearly 150 objects created by over 120 of the most influential artists and designers of the twentieth century are included.  The exhibition is on view until August 21.
  • Hiroshi Sugimoto contributes a set of photographs for Reflections of the Buddha at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts (St. Louis, MO).  Sugimoto conveys the sensation of seeing 1001 sculptures of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara.  The exhibition will be on view September 9 – March 10, 2012 and opens with a public reception on Friday, September 9, from 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective will be at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) this fall.  The retrospective features Serra‘s charcoal drawings from the early 1970′s and approximatively thirty sketchbooks by the artist containing works he drew while he was in Egypt, Iceland and Peru.  The exhibition will be on view October 15 – January 2012.
  • Cai Guo-Qiang is the lead planner of the Quanzhou Museum of Contemporary Art in the Fujian province of China.  The museum is designed by famed American architect, Frank Gehry and will feature non-profit and for-profit venues.  Cai has been working since 2004 to realize his dream of a world-class contemporary art museum in his hometown and its finally moving in the right direction.

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