Abraham Cruzvillegas discusses architectural influences, David Brooks and Mark Dion argue species virtuosity, and more in this week’s roundup.
- Abraham Cruzvillegas will speak at The New School (New York, NY) tomorrow as part of the Public Art Fund Talks. The artist will focus on his ten-year body of work Autoconstrucción (recently highlighted in an ART21 video preview), which “he associates with an improvised approach to domestic architecture that is deeply informed by the development of his childhood neighborhood.” The program begins at 6:30pm. Admission is $10; free for students, staff, faculty, and alumni.
- Richard Serra has concurrent exhibitions at two Gagosian galleries (London, UK): Backdoor, Pipeline, Ramble, Dead Load, London Cross, at the Britannia Street location, featuring four large-scale steel sculptures; and Double Rift #2 (2011), a 5-meter work on paper, at the Davies Street location. Closing February 28, 2015 and November 22, 2014 respectively.
- Laurie Anderson will be at Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center (Rohnert Park, CA) on October 25. Anderson will perform Language of the Future, “a witty and poignant collection of songs and stories about contemporary culture, crossing the border between the reality of performance and the elusive dream world suggested by technology and information.” Purchase tickets online.
- David Brooks has invited Mark Dion to join him in a Slide Slam at the University of Texas at Austin on November 3. The artists will “argue the virtuosity of one species over another, comparing research and past work to illustrate the exuberance of animate life hovering atop the lifeless geological.” The event is free and open to the public.
- Maya Lin is recipient of the 2014 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize—a $300,000 cash award that she will receive during a private event in New York City on November 12.
- Mary Heilmann and LaToya Ruby Frazier are among the 34 artists who will receive $50,000 grants from United States Artists. Other 2014 recipients include Wangechi Mutu, Leslie Hewitt, Edouard Duval Carrié, and Sandow Birk.