Hubbard & Birchler film forgotten and decaying sites, Trenton Doyle Hancock takes train riders on a visual journey, Maya Lin visits Smith College, and more in this week’s roundup.
- Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler’s installation Sound Speed Marker is on view at Ballroom Marfa (Marfa, TX) through July 31. In three videos and a selection of related photographs from the past five years, the artists “explore film’s relationship to place and the traces that movie making leaves behind.” The exhibition includes Giant (2014), a new work commissioned by Ballroom Marfa. A comprehensive catalogue will be published at the end of the year.
- Bruce Nauman’s Words on Paper, up at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), features 24 of Nauman’s “word images”—the first such presentation of the artist’s prints at the AGO in twenty years. The works date from 1970 to 1988, supplemented by a 1985 Nauman video installation Good Boy Bad Boy and a 1984 neon sculpture, Double Poke in the Eye II. Closes May 4.
- David Brooks is one of nine artists included in One Work, an exhibition at the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY). Drawn from the museum’s collection, the selected objects “form the syllabus for a series of artist interviews organized and conducted by Skidmore [art history] students that will be recorded and archived.” Brooks will participate in a campus dialogue on March 20 from 5:30 to 6:30pm.
- Trenton Doyle Hancock is included in Art in the Park, a public art initiative to mark the centennial of Hermann Park (Houston, TX). Hancock will cover the interior walls of a train tunnel, taking rail riders on a journey from day to night with his signature imagery. The installation, which debuts this month, will be a permanent addition to the city.
- Maya Lin will speak at Smith College (Northampton, MA) on March 11 at 7:30 pm. Lin’s presentation, the Smith College Art Museum’s eleventh annual Miller Lecture in Art and Art History, is being held in conjunction with The Eye is a Door: Landscape Photographs by Anne Whiston Spirn.
- Carrie Mae Weems and Kara Walker are included in the list of “20 Important African-American Female Artists of the 20th Century” compiled by Complex magazine. The list coincides with Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, on view at the Guggenheim (New York, NY) until May 14.