Weekly Roundup

Marina Abramović makes a film with Adidas, Rashid Johnson is magical in Greece, Allora & Calzadilla collect sandpaper in Detroit, and more in this week’s roundup.

  • Marina Abramović has collaborated with Adidas on a new film that documents the restaging her 1978 piece Work Relation. As with the original, the performers transport stones from one end of an empty room to the other, using “teamwork, discipline and perseverance” to accomplish the goal—not unlike the members of a soccer team. The film was made to coincide with the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
  • Rashid Johnson has a solo show at the George Economou Collection (Athens, Greece). Magic Numbers features new site-specific installations, as well as Johnson’s short film The New Black Yoga (2011), depicting “five young African American men performing a series of choreographed movements that are in turn balletic, athletic, and martial.” Closes August 18.
  • James Turrell’s work is on display at the Israel Museum (Jerusalem, Israel) in the solo show Light Spaces. In Turrell’s “spectacular installations,” says the Museum, “the spiritual and the technological intersect as light is framed, multiplied, altered, and isolated.” Closes October 18.
  • Work by Allora & Calzadilla is included in the group exhibition Where Were You? at the Lisson Gallery (London, UK). The duo “has collated used sandpaper sheets from Detroit construction sites into a gridded abstraction that represents both labour and delegation.” On view July 19–August 23.
  • Matthew Barney spoke about his new six-hour film River of Fundament at Art Basel and the Kunstmuseum (Basel, Switzerland). Loosely based on Norman Mailer’s 1983 novel Ancient Evenings, Barney’s film was created in collaboration with composer Jonathan Bepler. Watch video from the event here.
  • Hiroshi Sugimoto’s works and writings are celebrated in the 100th issue of the Revue, published by the Cahiers D’art Gallery (Paris, France). This issue is based on The World is Dead Today, a story written by Sugimoto for his exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo in which his photographic works are juxtaposed with his eclectic antique collection. On view through September 7.