This Week in Art: 4.4-4.10

Left: “No Title (President.),” 1985. Right: “No Title (Kennedy would die …),” 1987. Courtesy of David Zwirner Books.

Raymond Pettibon. Left: No Title (President.), 1985. Right: No Title (Kennedy would die …), 1987. From the newly released book Raymond Pettibon: Homo Americanus. Courtesy of David Zwirner Books.

Last week Omer Fast’s 2011 film 5,000 Feet Is the Best, exploring a drone operator’s experience of remote destruction, was acquired by the UK’s Towner Gallery and Imperial War Museum. Meanwhile Season 2 artist Martin Puryear is being honored with the Yaddo Artist Medal, and Season 5 artist Julie Mehretu won the Skowhegan Medal of Painting. And in more good news, Tania Bruguera’s Kickstarter for the Institute of Artivism is fully funded with three days to go!

“Conceptual art wasn’t about art that had a concept, but about interrogating the concept of art.”

Events & exhibitions




Around the world

It’s impossible to include all the fantastic exhibitions and art events happening this week in a single post. If there’s something you feel should have been included in today’s roundup, leave a comment below!