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Allora & Calzadilla. Body in Flight (Delta), 2011, U.S. Pavilion, 54th International Art Exhibition, presented by the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Photo by Andrew Bordwin.

Allora & Calzadilla. "Body in Flight (Delta)," 2011. U.S. Pavilion, 54th International Art Exhibition, presented by the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Photo by Andrew Bordwin.

In this week’s roundup, work by Allora & Calzadilla takes flight, William Kentridge is honored, Kalup Linzy gets rid of____, William Wegman projects Weimaraners, and more.

  • Allora & Calzadilla‘s Body in Flight (Delta) is on view at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The exhibit begins with a full-scale wooden reproduction of an elite business-class airline seat. In lieu of a balance beam, a female gymnast uses the sculpture to perform a live, extensive routine. The work was first presented last year as part of the Venice Biennale and will run at IMA through April 22.
  • William Kentridge has won this year’s prestigious Dan David Prize. The Dan David Foundation grants the $1 million prizes in three categories — past, present and future — for scientific, technological and cultural accomplishments. The prize, named after philanthropist Dan David, who died last year, is administered from Tel Aviv University.
  • Jenny Holzer: ENDGAME is at the Skarstedt Gallery (NYC). This exhibition features paintings by Jenny Holzer in which the artist uses redacted U.S. government documents where little text is legible. These documents became the grounds for the new paintings that allude to the Suprematist works of Kazimir Malevich. This show will run until April 7.
  • Do-Ho Suh‘s Karma is on view at the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden in City Park (New Orleans). This 23-foot stainless steel sculpture features a male figure surmounted by a seemingly endless chain of alter egos, rising into the sky like a silver spinal column. The string of figures is faceted like a gem stone, lending a glittering digital effect to the tower. Each iteration of the man is holding his hands over the eyes of the man who precedes him.
  • Charles Atlas’s Joints 4tet for Ensemble installation is at the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities in Ann Arbor. The exhibition consists of ten video monitors set on stands of varying heights. Video loops successively focus on various parts of the human body to capture Merce Cunningham’s unique style of movement, form and gesture. Ambient sounds by John Cage, Cunningham’s longtime companion and collaborator, accompany the videos. This work is on view through March 31.
  • William Wegman’s latest video Flo Flow was projected onto the exterior of the Everson Museum of Art. Wegman created the two minutes and 30 seconds long video for the Urban Video Project, a multimedia public art initiative of Light Work and Syracuse University that operates several electronic exhibition sites along the Connective Corridor in Syracuse, NY. Flo Flow can be viewed from dusk to 11p.m, Thursdays through Sundays. It continues through May 27.
  • John Baldesarri, Bruce Nauman, Paul McCarthy and nearly sixty artists and collectives are featured in State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970 at Berkeley Art Museum (Berkeley, CA). This is the first in-depth survey of conceptual art and related avant-garde activities in California during a pivotal period in contemporary art. Organized as part of Pacific Standard Time, the exhibition showcases more than 150 works of art and includes installations, photographs, videos and films, artists’ books, and performances. The exhibition will run through June 17.
  • Robert Adams: The Place We Live, A Retrospective Selection of Photographs will soon be on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. This show will survey Robert Adams’s long-term engagement with the radically changing Western landscape. From 1968–1971, the artist photographed newly-built suburban housing and shopping developments in the region, which he published as a book titled The New West. The exhibition will run March 11– June 3.
  • Mark your calendars now for Conversations with Artists: Janine Antoni, an artists talk with Janine Antoni being held at the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. The series provides an opportunity to hear from and speak with leading contemporary artists in an informal, small-group setting. These early-evening, weekday programs take place in the Carriage House on Hillyer Court, just behind the museum. This event will take place March 28.
  • Cai Guo-Qiang was joined by more than 100 volunteers to create three gunpowder drawings in preparation for Cai Guo-Qiang: Sky Ladder, which opens on April 8 at The Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles.
  • Mel Chin‘s sculpture The Cabinet of Craving is the first art piece to be installed at the Asian Society Texas Center in the Houston Museum District. The facility, which also will include a performing arts theater as well as an education center, is set to open April 14.