New and recent goings-on featuring Mark Bradford, Paul Pfeiffer, Mary Reid Kelley, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Ann Hamilton, and other ART21-featured artists, all in this week’s roundup.
Los Angeles mural recognizes housing market crash
Mark Bradford’s mural, Sexy Cash (2015), was installed in La Jolla, CA on March 9 as part of the ongoing Murals of La Jolla public art series. The mural references signs with the words “sexy cash” that were placed on telephone poles during the housing market crash as part of an informal advertising campaign offering to buy up real estate.
Installation takes over museum in the Philippines
Work by Paul Pfeiffer is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (Manilla, Phillipines) through April 16. Vitruvian Figure includes older works with several newly commissioned works, such as a stadium that combines monumental and miniature forms as a foil for the artist’s “uncanny observations on the media as a primary influence shaping contemporary consciousness and behavior.”
Artist’s first major solo show in France in 15 years
Work by Bruce Nauman is on view at Fondation Cartier (Paris, France) through June 21. The self-tiled exhibition includes a wide array of media and reflects the artist’s “continued interest in linking his works to their environment and intensifying the audience’s physical and emotional experience of his pieces.”
Exhibition explores the illusion of the real
Work by Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley is on view as part of a group show at Castle Gallery at The College of New Rochelle (New Rochelle, NY) through April 19. “Not Really”: Fictive Narratives in Contemporary Art explores the “illusory, fabricated, and contrived nature of our mediated and digitalized contemporary world.”
New media award to be given to artist
Trevor Paglen as named among the recipients of the 2015 Award for Braveness and Creativity in Art and Technology by Eyebeam, a Brooklyn nonprofit focused an artists’ inventiveness in new media. The artist will accept his award at a ceremony on April 21.
Exhibition looks at artist’s prolific career
Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing will be on view at the Studio Museum in Harlem (New York, NY) from March 26–June 28. The show chronicles the foundation and evolution of Trenton Doyle Hancock’s career, and is the “first in-depth examination of the artist’s extensive body of drawings, collages and works on paper.”
Artist to give a public lecture in Seattle
Ann Hamilton will deliver a public lecture in conjunction with common S E N S E, the artist’s museum-wide exhibition of site-specific installations and programs at the Henry Art Gallery (Seattle, WA). An Evening with Ann Hamilton will take place on March 30 at 7:30 p.m. The exhibition is on view through April 26.
Lecture will engage practitioners, students, faculty and the public
Alfredo Jaar will discuss his latest works as part of a free, public interdisciplinary lecture series at Cooper Union (New York, NY). It Is Difficult will explore Jaar’s approach to contemporary art issues and his international perspective across different fields. The event will take place March 30 at 6:30 p.m.
New media and performance artist channels Rihanna
Jacolby Satterwhite was featured in a piece for Out Magazine by Andrew Durbin titled Privilege and Its Discontents. “I want to become Rihanna in 2015,” the artist Jacolby Satterwhite says, laughing. “The Rihanna of the art world.”
Artist in residence project builds floating wetland garden
Mary Mattingly was an artist in residence at Wiley Middle School earlier this month, in partnership with the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (Winston-Salem, NC). After working with the artist to build the mini-wetlands, the students released them into a nearby lake as part of a large floating biosphere. A video about The Intersections Project can be viewed on YouTube.
Asian artists honored in Hong Kong
Do Ho Suh and Shazia Sikander were recognized at Asia Society’s third annual Art Gala during Art Basel in Hong Kong on March 11. The event honors contemporary Asian artists for their outstanding contributions to contemporary art.