New and recent work on view by Cai Guo-Qiang, Kara Walker, Kerry James Marshall, and Jacolby Satterwhite, as well as news featuring other ART21-featured artists, all in this week’s roundup.
Gunpowder drawing inspired by 14th-century Chinese paintings
Cai Guo-Qiang‘s installation, Unmanned Nature (2008), is on view at The Whitworth at The University of Manchester (Manchester, UK). The installation includes a 148-foot long by 13-foot high gunpowder drawing that is the first artwork to be shown in the museum’s new landscape gallery. It is also the first time that the installation—first commissioned by the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art—has been shown outside Japan. On view through June 21.
Artists honored with International Center of Photography awards
Graciela Iturbide and LaToya Ruby Frazier are among the recipients at the 2015 Infinity Awards from the International Center of Photography (ICP). Iturbide will receive the Cornell Capa Lifetime Achievement award, while Frazier’s The Notion of Family will be recognized in the Publication category. The artists will be honored at an awards ceremony on April 30 in New York City. ICP also honored Carrie Mae Weems with a Spotlights Award in February.
LEGO phone portraits shown on Alcatraz
Ai Weiwei joined forces with British phone accessory company goo.ey to launch a series of 176 phone cases with images prisoners of conscience. The hand-made LEGO portraits were created by the artist for his exhibition @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, which is currently on view across four locations on Alcatraz Island (San Francisco, CA) through April 26.
Artists explore the American South in Boston
Work by Kara Walker, Kerry James Marshall, and Jacolby Satterwhite are included in an exhibition currently on view at the Institute for Contemporary Art/Boston (Boston, MA). When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South features 35 artists of different generations, working in different mediums, who share an interest in the American South as both a real and fabled place. On view through May 10.
Artist to be honored with 2015 SMFA Medal Award
John Baldessari will be honored with a 2015 Medal Award by The School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA) on May 18. “John Baldessari has spent his career making transformative and critically important work while tirelessly dedicating himself to his students,” says Committee Chair Abigail Ross Goodman. “We could not imagine a more meaningful honoree for the SMFA Medal Award this year.”