Weekly Roundup


Matthew Ritchie. Ten Possible Links, 2014. Installation view at Andrea Rosen Gallery. Left: Command and control, 2014. Oil and ink on canvas; 84 x 112 x 2 1/2 inches framed. Floor: Night Drawing, 2014. Powder coated aluminum; 125 x 82 x 84 inches. Edition of 1, 1 AP. Wall: The Temptation of the Diagram, 2014. Printed phototex; dimensions variable. Edition of 5, 1 AP.

Matthew Ritchie investigates cinematic landscapes, Richard Tuttle exhibits textiles in London, Marina Abramović returns to New York, and more in this week’s roundup.

  • Matthew Ritchie’s solo exhibition Ten Possible Links is on view at Andrea Rosen Gallery (New York, NY) through October 22. The “immersive installation” features new oil paintings, sculpture, a single-channel video installation, and a large-scale drawing on phototex, weaving together four different projects.
  • the common S E N S E, at the University of Washington’s Henry Art Gallery (Seattle, WA), features newly commissioned works by Ann Hamilton. The material elements of the exhibition are drawn from the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, the University Libraries Special Collections, and the Henry’s holdings of costumes, textiles, and photographs. Closes April 26, 2015.
  • Shahzia Sikander’s three-channel HD animation Parallax is showing in the Linda Pace Foundation’s SPACE Gallery (San Antonio, TX). The 15-minute piece deals with global politics by focusing on the strategically crucial Strait of Hormuz, through which about 20 percent of the world’s petroleum flows. Closes March 7, 2015.
  • Maya Lin is the recipient of the Art/Act Award & Exhibition, created to honor artists who have dedicated their careers to using art in the service of activism. Lin’s wall sculptures as well as her project What is Missing? are displayed at the David Brower Center (Berkeley, CA) through February 4, 2015.
  • For her first solo show in New York since 2012, Marina Abramović will “transform” the main gallery at Sean Kelly (New York, NY) into “a space of sensory deprivation, an opportunity for forced introspection.” Generator opens with a two-hour preview on October 23.
  • Barbara Kruger has been selected for the 2014 Getty Artists Program, administered by the Getty’s Education department. As part of her project Whose Values?, Kruger will “engage with LAUSD Title I high schools on a series of art, writing, and critical thinking projects.”
  • “I want to help develop a visual and cultural vocabulary around surveillance,” artist Trevor Paglen told The Guardian. “It’s difficult to talk about something that is so abstract and when we imagine these agencies we think of them as very separate from other civic institutions.”