Weekly Roundup

Andrea Zittel. A-Z Wagon Station customized by Caroline Castano at A-Z West (2005). Photo courtesy the artist.

Andrea Zittel. A-Z Wagon Station customized by Caroline Castaño at A-Z West (2005). Photo courtesy the artist.

In this week’s roundup Andrea Zittel explores the topography of the desert landscape, Ann Hamilton deals with expressions of the body, Collier Schorr collages images of Brasilia, we see several videos of artists at work, and more.

  • Andrea Zittel‘s Lay of My Land explores the artist’s utopian experiments in living – i.e. “ideas related to A-Z West” that feature work made since 2003, including several Wagon Stations and a commissioned sculptural installation in the form of a dramatic topographical figuration of the landscape that surrounds the desert A-Z West site.  This exhibition at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead Quays, UK) is on view until May 20.
  • Ann Hamilton‘s installations are on view at Colgate University’s Picker Art Gallery (Hamilton, NY).  Recto/Verso: Video by Ann Hamilton will examine concepts that deal with gesture, the senses and the body, voice and language, time and duration, and history and community. Videos will be juxtaposed with pinhole images — some taken from within the artist’s mouth — and some made on the Colgate campus by members of the Colgate staff and student body.  The show closes April 3.
  • Mark your calendars now: Alfredo Jaar and a host of other renowned artists have been selected for RAY Fotografieprojekte’s MAKING HISTORY, a show that focuses on artistic reflection of public images – i.e. different views of historical events that are understood as extended forms of presenting history, as well as subjective images of the past that convey independent ideas on the creation of history.  This exhibition will take place in Frankfurt, Germany and it will be on view April 20 – July 8.
  • Collier Schorr‘s Y-3 Spring/Summer 2012 campaign features portraits that are collaged with xeroxes of archival Brasilia, to “suggest a delicate balance between the body and the many ways it is contained.”


  • Watch Do-Ho Suh‘s Fallen Stara three-quarter-sized version of a house from Providence, R.I. perched atop Jacobs Hall at the University of California San Diego.