Weekly Roundup

Kara Walker. "A Subtlety or The Marvelous Sugar Baby, "2014. Photo: Jonathan Munar/Art21on Instagram.

Kara Walker. A Subtlety or The Marvelous Sugar Baby, 2014. Photo: Jonathan Munar/Art21

Kara Walker’s public art project opens in Brooklyn, Bruce Nauman receives the Kiesler Prize, Raymond Pettibon has a new book out, and more in this week’s roundup.

  • Bruce Nauman was selected as the 2014 laureate of the Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts. The award, which comes with a prize of 55,000 euros, honors “extraordinary achievements in architecture and the arts that relate to Frederick Kiesler’s experimental and innovative attitudes and his theory of ‘correlated arts’ by transcending the boundaries between the traditional disciplines.”
  • Ann Hamilton and Robert Adams have been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Election to the Academy is considered the highest formal recognition of artistic merit in the United States. An exhibition of work by new members and award recipients will be on view in the Academy’s galleries, May 22–June 15.
  • Raymond Pettibon: To Wit, a new book published by his art dealer, David Zwirner, documents Pettibon’s process in the summer of 2013, when he converted David Zwirner Gallery (New York, NY) into an improvised studio. The book includes “A Month with Raymond,” an essay by Lucas Zwirner that offers “fresh observations on the relationship between word and image, and reading and writing, in Pettibon’s art.”
  • Allan McCollum’s outdoor sculptures, Perfect Vehicleswere recently moved and re-installed at the Newark Museum of Art (Newark, NJ). McCollum began making this sculpture series in 1985, “representing an iconic sculptural form in order to investigate the ways in which a single object can contain cultural meaning.” All of the sculptures take the shape of a traditional Chinese ginger jar.