Cai Guo-Qiang sends art up the river in Shanghai, Doris Salcedo, Janine Antoni, and Cindy Sherman receive awards, and more in this week’s roundup.
- Cai Guo-Qiang floated an ark of stuffed animals up Huanpu River in Shanghai, China on July 17, as part of his exhibition The Ninth Wave, opening at the Power Station of Art on August 8. The exhibition focuses on global environmental and ecological crises through traditional Chinese aesthetics and philosophy. Closes October 26.
- Doris Salcedo has been awarded the ninth Hiroshima Art Prize. Established in 1989, the award recognizes artists worldwide who spread the spirit of world peace through art. In conjunction with the award, two works by Salcedo are on display in a special exhibition at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art until October 13.
- Janine Antoni is a recipient of the 2014 Philanthropy Advisors’ Anonymous Was A Woman Award. All recipients are women over forty years of age who have significantly contributed to their field, while continuing to grow and pursue their work.
- Ai Weiwei’s recently unveiled collaboration with Navajo artist Bert Benally, titled Pull of the Moon, is featured in the documentary TIME (Temporary Installations Made for the Environment). Watch it here.
- Julie Mehretu spoke to Porter magazine about Africa’s emerging presence in contemporary art. Regarding this development, the artists says, “This is a fascinating moment in time as the terms and notions of African art are reconsidered. As an artist I feel my work is being repositioned as the landscape broadens.”
- Cindy Sherman was honored at LongHouse Reserve, a sixteen-acre sculpture garden in East Hampton, NY. Sherman’s 1983 chromogenic color print Untitled #119 served as inspiration for the attendees’ attire.