Weekly Roundup

Credit: Trevor Paglen. “Untitled (Reaper Drone),” 2010. Chromogenic print, 48 x 60 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Altman Siegel, San Francisco. © Trevor Paglen.

Trevor Paglen. Untitled (Reaper Drone), 2010. Chromogenic print; 48 x 60 inches. © Trevor Paglen.

Trevor Paglen and Jenny Holzer investigate government operations, Kimsooja installs a needle upstate, Thomas Hirschhorn responds to the questions “Does it function?,” and more in this week’s roundup.

  • Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknownsorganized by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (Scottsdale, AZ)—brings together thirteen artists, including Trevor Paglen and Jenny Holzer, whose works “directly address citizens’ constitutional rights and the vast expansion of federal power.” The exhibition takes 9/11 as its starting point. Closes January 11, 2015.
  • Holzer has a new suite of paintings on view at Cheim & Read (New York, NY). The compositions are based on government documents that “trace the political fallout and human wreckage in the global war on terror.” Closes October 25. Poet Henri Cole has contributed an essay to the accompanying catalogue.
  • Robert Adams’s exhibition A Road Through Shore Pine, now at Fraenkel Gallery (San Francisco, CA), presents eighteen new photographs that foreground the artist’s own relationship, as a traveler and an interloper, with northern Oregon’s Nehalem Bay State Park. Closes November 15.
  • Thomas Hirschhorn talked to The Miami Rail about his installation Flamme Éternelle at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris, France). “Everybody comes in and asks me, ‘Does it function? Does your work work?’,” said the artist. “Since that is what they want, I say, ‘Yes, it functions,’ but actually, this is a place for non-satisfaction.”