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Catherine Sullivan, Ice Floes of Franz Joseph Land, 2003, 35 mm production still, credit: Kacper Skowron.

Catherine Sullivan. "Ice Floes of Franz Joseph Land," 2003. 35 mm production still. Credit: Kacper Skowron.

In this week’s roundup, a Catherine Sullivan collaboration in Chicago, Mark Dion is in the record, Marina Abramović and Eleanor Antin perform identity, Cai Guo-Qiang and Hiroshi Sugimoto blur the line between art and commerce, and more.

  • Catherine Sullivan and Company’s Inaugurals is now on view at the Logan Center (Chicago). The two works in this exhibition, The Last Days of British Honduras and Ice Floes of Franz Joseph Land, were filmed in Chicago and in locations that opened themselves to creative interpretation. These works feature Catherine Sullivan in collaboration with other artists. This exhibition is on view through April 22.
  • Mark Dion and several other artists are featured in Miami Art Museum’s The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl, a group show that digs into the relationship between vinyl culture and contemporary art. Through sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, photography, sound work, video and performance, this exhibition combines contemporary art with outsider art, audio with visual, and fine art with popular culture. The show closes June 10.
  • Judy Pfaff‘s work was selected for Tandem Press: 25 Years of Printmaking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Created to foster research, collaboration, experimentation and innovation in the field of printmaking, Tandem Press produces museum-quality fine art prints by nationally recognized artists. The exhibition will run until May 11.
  • Allan McCollum and Laurie Simmons have work in Blondeau Fine Art Services’ (Geneva) Last Exit: Pictures. The show explores the rivalry between photography and painting, as well as appropriationist theories which were fiercely debated at the time. The title is a reference to a Thomas Lawson work, which was released in 1981, advocating the importance of painting in the emergence of this practice. This work is on view through April 21.
  • Marina Abramović and Eleanor Antin are featured in Performing Identity at Georgia Museum of Art’s Alonzo and Vallye Dudley Gallery (Athens, GA), which is devoted to new media. As pioneers of feminist performance art, Abramović, Antin and Hannah Wilke investigate the constructed identity and traditional roles that females play in society. Their videos showcase performances dealing with issues of identity and will be shown through June 10.
  • Do Ho Suh: Home Within Home features work by Do-Ho Suh. Using translucent fabric and metal frames, the artist recreates the houses he has resided in – his childhood home in Seoul, a studio in New York and an apartment in Berlin – down to minute detail. The exhibition runs through June 3. The artist will give a talk on April 4.
  • Arturo Herrera‘s 30×50 foot mural was commissioned by the Museum of Art (Fort Lauderdale). The Museum of Art invited Herrera and other artists to design installations that will enliven all four sides of the Museum’s Edward Larrabee Barnes-designed modernist building. It is anticipated that all four installations will be on view until the end of 2013.
  • Cai Guo-Qiang‘s artwork is featured on Lomography’s Diana F+ Cai Guo-Qiang special edition medium format film camera. Only 1,000 units of the camera will be sold, so check it out now. Back in its heyday, the original Diana camera was so successful that it spawned loads of copies and reproductions, so Lomography has continued this tradition with the Diana F+, which was produced in commemoration of Saraab, Cai Guo-Qiang’s solo exhibition at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar.
  • Hiroshi Sugimoto and the Hermès Editeur project will soon unveil limited edition silk scarves. Sugimoto’s scarves have been inspired by his Colors of Shadow project that uses three distinct angles for walls surfaced using traditional Japanese shikkui plaster finishing, which absorbs and reflects light most evenly. The scarves will be presented at the Art Basel contemporary art fair this June.