This Week in Art 2.27-3.5: Rashid Johnson’s Directorial Debut

Last week it was announced that New York Close Up artist Rashid Johnson will be directing his first feature length film—an adaptation of Richard Wright’s 1940 novel Native Son. “I came up with the project originally,” the artist told artnet News, “and then I was able to find great partners to participate with it.” Also this week:

Events & exhibitions

New York City

Washington D.C.

Durham, NC




  • Humlebaek—William Kentridge’s Thick Time opened last week at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition, centered around “colonized, regulated, oppressed, fleeing or dreaming humanity,” is on view through June 18.
  • Denmark—Pierre Huyghe’s 2014 video installation Untitled (Human Mask) is on view at Copenhagen Contemporary through May 21.

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!