Barbara Kruger and Fred Wilson appropriate and critique, Alfredo Jaar and Krzysztof Wodiczko re-frame history, John Baldessari shares some of his favorite things, and more in this week’s roundup.
- Works by Barbara Kruger, Mark Dion, Mike Kelley, Jenny Holzer, Glenn Ligon, Paul McCarthy, Allan McCollum, and Fred Wilson are included in Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology at the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, CA). This is the first large-scale exhibition to focus on appropriation and institutional critique. The majority of the works on view are from the 1980s and 1990s. Public programs held in conjunction with the exhibition include a lunchtime talk on the work of Mike Kelley, led by curator Anne Ellegood, on Wednesday, March 19. Take It or Leave It closes May 18.
- Alfredo Jaar and Krzysztof Wodiczko will have work on view in Re-Framing History, which opens March 21 at Galerie Lelong (Paris, France). Each artist in this group show “exemplifies a global awareness of history and the powerful responsibility of images in their individual practices.” Closes April 26.
- Ai Weiwei will have an exhibition at Martin-Gropius Bau (Berlin, Germay). Evidence will feature several installations that, until now, have ever been shown in Germany. Runs April 3–July 30.
- John Baldessari shared some of his favorite possessions with Christopher Ross of the Wall Street Journal. Baldessari’s list includes an etching by Francisco Goya, a SpongeBob drawing, and a yodeling pickle that he received from artist Damien Hirst.