Weekly Roundup

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Hiroshi Sugimoto. Pinon-Juniper Forest, 2012. Gelatin silver print. Courtesy the artist.

In this week’s roundup Hiroshi Sugimoto presents never-before-seen dioramas, Marina Abramović performs for 512 hours, Cindy Sherman inspires a mobile app, and more.

  • Hiroshi Sugimoto: Still Life at Pace Gallery (New York, NY) features seventeen never-before-seen large-format photographs that Sugimoto took at the American Museum of Natural History. The photographs are from the artist’s ongoing Diorama series that began in 1976. Closes June 28.
  • Barry McGee is included in the group show Department of Neighborhood Services at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery (San Francisco, CA). McGee’s work is juxtaposed with works by artists Isaac Tin Wei Lin and Dan Murphy who also share an interest in graffiti. Closes June 7.
  • Ellen Gallagher: AxME is at Haus der Kunst (Munich, Germany). This traveling exhibition explores recurring themes in Gallagher’s practice, from her seminal early canvases, to her “wigmap” grid collages, through to recent film installations and new bodies of work. Closes July 13.
  • Robert Adams’s traveling retrospective, The Place We Live, features over three hundred prints from master sets of the photographer’s work, along with an array of his monographs. The exhibition moves to Fotomuseum Winterthur (Switzerland) where it traces Adams’s deep engagement with the geography of the American West. On view June 7–August 31.
  • Marina Abramović: 512 Hours at Serpentine Gallery (London, UK) presents a simple environment where Abramović’s only materials will be herself, the audience, and a selection of common objects that she will use in a constantly changing sequence of events. Abramović will perform in the gallery for the duration of her exhibition, six days a week, 10am to 6pm. The exhibition runs June 11–August 25.
  • Bruce Nauman will be the subject of a panel discussion at Notre Dame of Maryland University’s Knott Auditorium. “Illuminating Bruce Nauman’s Career and Influence celebrates the successful fundraising efforts to save Nauman’s landmark neon sculpture Violins Violence Silence. The event will take place on June 12 at 6pm.
  • John Baldessari was recently interviewed by Laura Brown of Harper’s Bazaar. In an “exclusive portfolio” for the magazine, Baldessari “‘intervenes’ in the fall collections, giving fashion a new cultural canvas.”
  • Cindy Sherman is the focus of an educational iPad app from We Are All Smart LLC. Cindy Sherman: Art Intelligence allows users to “swap roles and shift identities along with Sherman, from the ‘I Am Woman’ seventies through the ‘Girls Just Want to have Fun’ eighties to the ‘Real Housewives’ new millennium.”