This Week in Art 2.6-2.12: Raymond Pettibon’s First Major Museum Survey

Raymond Pettibon. Self-Portraits My Ass, 1998. Unique artist’s book. Pen and ink on paper and cotton; 100 pages, 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches. Private collection, Chicago. Photo by Joshua White. Courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles.

This week, the first major museum survey for Season 2 artist Raymond Pettibon is coming to the New Museum. Opening on Wednesday, Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work will be the largest presentation of the artist’s work to date, including more than 700 drawings that chronicle the artist’s five-decade career. Also this week:

  • Three Art21 artists—Ai Weiwei, Tania Bruguera, and Mel Chin—were announced as participants in Philadelphia’s upcoming Monument Lab in the fall. Twenty-two artists will attempt to answer the question “What makes a monument in the 21st century?” through installations in five squares and five parks across the city.
  • Tala Madani’s video installation Chit Chat, is now on view at MoMA as part of the museum’s protest exhibition against Trump’s travel ban, featuring work by artists from Muslim nations.

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  • Alfredo Jaar’s mixed media installation Shadows, featuring the silhouettes of two women who have just learned of their father’s murder, is coming to Galerie Thomas Schulte this Saturday. The installation will be on view through April 15.


  • Terrains of the Bodya new group exhibition featuring Marina Abramović alongside 16 other artists is on view at Whitechapel Gallery through April 16. Selected from the collection at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in D.C., the exhibition showcases how artists “embrace the female body as a vital medium for storytelling, expressing identity and reflecting individual and collective experience.”
  • Barbara Kasten’s first solo exhibition in the U.K. opened last week at Thomas Dane Gallery. Entitled Intervals, the show includes both historic and recent works from the artist’s 40 year career.

It’s impossible to include all the incredible 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!