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Credit: Kerry James Marshall, Garden of Delights, 2013 (detail). Mixed media. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Kerry James Marshall. “Garden of Delights,” 2013 (detail). Mixed media. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

In this week’s roundup Kerry James Marshall presents new and iconic work, Matthew Barney discusses his works on paper, El Anatsui will adorn the façade of Burlington House, Mariah Robertson is at MoMA, and more.

  • Kerry James Marshall‘s new site specific installation opens this week at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis (MO). The CAM scheduled this project to coincide with the June opening of the Saint Louis Art Museum’s new East Building expansion, where Marshall’s iconic work Watts 1963 (1995) will be on view. CAM’s installation closes July 7.
  • Lari Pittman‘s first American solo museum exhibition in more than 15 years is on view at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis. Lari Pittman: A Decorated Chronology will feature a selection of paintings and works on paper from the last 20 years and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog. The show is on view through August 11.
  • Matthew Barney will join Paul Holdengräber at The New York Public Library for a public discussion about Barney’s career and work, including Subliming Vessel: The Drawings of Matthew Barney, which is now on view at The Morgan Library & Museum (New York, NY). Matthew Barney in Conversation takes place May 21 at 7pm. Purchase tickets here.
  • James Turrell: A Retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA) explores nearly fifty years of James Turrell‘s career. The exhibition, on view through April 6, includes early geometric light projections, prints and drawings, installations exploring sensory deprivation and seemingly unmodulated fields of colored light, and recent two-dimensional work with holograms.
  • El Anatsui will adorn the façade of Burlington House with TSIATSIA—searching for connection, one of the largest wall hanging sculptures he has ever created. This display will coincide with the 245th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition (London, UK). The intricate, shimmering, metallic wall sculpture was created from aluminum bottle tops, printing plates and roofing sheets, amongst other materials. The work will be on view June 10–August 18.
  • Barbara Kruger‘s work is in a group exhibition at Lehmann Maupin (New York, NY). Writings Without Borders features works by artists from different countries and origins, with their own approach to writing and the universal themes that relate to it. It highlights a wide variety of artistic styles, ranging from painting, drawing, photography, embroidery, and neon. The show closes July 20.
  • Mariah Robertson‘s work is included in a group show at the The Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY). XL: 19 New Acquisitions in Photography features a selection of major works by 19 contemporary artists, made between 1960 and the present, which have been acquired by the Department of Photography within the past five years. These works are on view at MoMA for the first time. The exhibition closes January 6, 2014.
  • Erin Shirreff will present work at Art Basel Hong Kong. This work coincides with Erin Shirreff: Day is Long at Lisa Cooley (New York, NY) that draws together the mediums of photography, sculpture, and video to explore how the body responds to moments that are largely imagined, and the uncertainty at the root of knowing something that has transpired in a time or place other than our own. Art Basel Hong Kong takes place May 23–26. Day is Long closes June 16.