Weekly Roundup


Jenny Holzer. “Ribs,” 2010. 13 LED signs with blue, red, and white diodes, 37 x 200 x 37 inches. Courtesy the artist and Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong.

In this week’s roundup Eleanor Antin revisits her personae, James Turrell casts blue light, John Baldessari reimagines Adrian Lima, and much more:

  • Jenny Holzer will show new and past works in her first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. Titled Light Stream, this major installation draws upon her text series Truisms (1977-79), Living (1980-82), and Survival (1983-85), presenting the works for the first time in Chinese. The centerpiece of the exhibition is Holzer’s largest LED piece for a gallery to date. On view at Pearl Lam Galleries September 19-November 2.
  • Kalup Linzy is included in a group exhibition at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA). Visiting Faculty 2013-14 explores topics such as soap operas, feminism, architecture, colonialism, and the body. On view through September 29.
  • James Turrell: Gard Blue opens at the Spencer Museum of Art (Lawrence, KS) on September 15. The exhibition represents a transformative period in Turrell’s work and features, among other installations, a site-specific projection of blue light. On view through May 18, 2014.
  • John Baldessari has contributed half of the diptych covering the Fall/Winter issue of Garage magazine, featuring Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima. Baldessari added different blocks of color to Lima’s original photo, flattening and obscuring parts of her face and body. Baldessari was interviewed for the issue by editor-in-chief Dasha Zhukova.
  • Artinfo reports that Baldessari has a forthcoming solo exhibition at the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow, opening September 21. Baldessari and artist Ilya Kabakov will participate in a public discussion with curators Kate Fowle and Hans Ulrich Obrist at the Garage on September 18.
  • Richard Serra: Drawings for The Courtauld presents twelve of Serra’s most recent drawings, created especially for this installation at the Courtauld Gallery (London, UK). Serra’s drawings were produced using dense black crayon on transparent plastic sheets. On view September 19, 2013-January 12, 2014.