Art21 New York Close Up

Weekly Roundup

Mansai Nomura and Hiroshi Sugimoto. "SANBASO, Divine Dance," 2013. Courtesy Japan Society and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Mansai Nomura and Hiroshi Sugimoto. “SANBASO, Divine Dance,” 2013. Courtesy Japan Society and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

In this week’s roundup, Hiroshi Sugimoto presents film and performance, Carrie Mae Weems explores feminism’s evolution, James Turrell kicks off a series of exhibitions, and much more.

  • Sugimoto‘s Memories of Origin is being screened in conjunction with SANBASO, Divine Dance–Mansai Nomura + Hiroshi Sugimoto, a site-specific performance at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (NYC). SANBASO stars Kyogen actor Mansai Nomura and features a stage set and costumes designed by Sugimoto using techniques developed through his Lightning Fields series. The performances will take place in the museum’s rotunda on March 28 at 2pm and 8pm, and March 29 at 8pm.

  • LaToya Ruby Frazier: A Haunted Capital is on view at the Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, NY). Through  approximately 40 photographic works, the exhibition looks at how Frazier uses social documentary and portraiture to create a personal visual history of an industrial town’s decline, and offers an intimate exploration of the effects of deindustrialization on the lives of individuals and communities. On view through August 11.
  • James Turrell: Roden Crater and Autonomous Structures is now on view at Pace Gallery (NYC). The display is in anticipation of an upcoming exhibition of Turrell‘s work that will be presented concurrently at the Guggenheim, New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Roden Crater and Autonomous Structures is on view through April 20.

  • Carrie Mae Weems‘s work is included in Feminist And …, a group exhibition at the Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh, PA) that “presents new work by six women artists from throughout the world whose artistic practice shows that feminism is not a single-issue set of politics but rather a multi-vocal, multi-generational, and multi-cultural evolution of thinking and practices.” On view through May 26.
  • Ai Weiwei will have a major retrospective at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IN). Ai Weiwei: According to What? will feature over 30 works spanning more than 20 years and a broad spectrum of the artist’s practice—sculpture, photography, video, and site-specific architectural installations. Opens April 5 and continues through July 21.
  • In 2012, Rackstraw Downes joined artists Joyce Kozloff and Ethan Ryman and moderator John Zinsser for a panel discussion at DC Moore Gallery (NYC). The event was held in conjunction with Paved Paradise, a group show that explored the ways in which race, sex, and age inform our interactions with our urban environment. Video documentation of the panel is now available online; watch it here.