Weekly Roundup

Laurie Simmons. "First Bathroom/Woman Standing" from "Interiors," 1978. Cibachrome print, 3 1/2 x 5 in. Courtesy the artist.

Laurie Simmons. "First Bathroom/Woman Standing" from "Interiors," 1978. Courtesy the artist.

In this week’s roundup Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman, Carrie Mae Weems and other Art21 woman artists explore postmodern issues such as feminism, politics, identity, and race – in different exhibitions and locations and more.

  • Collier Schorr‘s photographs can be seen in Composed: Identity, Politics, Sex, a selection of photo-based works by seven contemporary artists, on view at The Jewish Museum (NYC) in the final gallery of its permanent exhibition, Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey.  The selected artworks engage and play with conventions of art history and forms of popular culture to focus attention on contradictions of identity and desire. The show closes on June 30.
  • Carrie Mae Weems‘s work is part of African American Artists from the Flomenhaft Gallery. Several of Weems’s pieces were borrowed by the Tate of Liverpool for an exhibit entitled Color; she also created a series entitled Colored People which emphasized the range of skin color hidden behind the color “black;” and the show includes a four-part suite from her Sea Island Series (1992). The exhibition with be on view until March 3.
  • Jessica Stockholder and Catherine Sullivan will be included in the 2012 edition of Next Art Chicago, an exhibition series that will provide a unique visual and educational experience for fair attendees. The fair will create a digital, downloadable catalogue featuring information for every participating gallery. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago will host an exclusive preview event on April 26 and there will be another preview the evening before it opens to the public from April 27 – 29.
  • There’s still time to see Doris Salcedo‘s Plegaria Muda, currently on view at Modern Art Centre, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon).  Her sculptures and installations relate strongly with episodes of political violence, and will focus on some public tragedies experienced in recent history while calling attention to the personal trauma of the victims.  This show closes January 22.
  • Time-lapse video portrays the four-day installation of Richard Serra’s Sequence, on loan from the Fisher Art Foundation, on view at Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University.