This Week in Art 6.26-7.2: Richard Serra Designs 55th New York Film Festival Poster

NYFF55 poster, designed by Richard Serra.

Last week Richard Serra joined Andy Warhol, John BaldessariCindy Sherman and Laurie Anderson as a designer of the official poster for the New York Film Festival. The 55th NYFF is coming to the city this September. Also this week:

  • London launches this year’s Sculpture in the City outdoor exhibition tomorrow, which includes Paul McCarthy’s 2010 piece Apple Tree Boy Apple Tree Girl. The 16 selected artworks will remain on view in London’s Square Mile throughout the summer.
  • Eleven artists including Kerry James Marshall, John Baldessari and Julie Mehretu contributed artworks that “defined beauty” for Vogue’s 125th anniversary. The selected artworks are printed on limited-edition bags and shirts that will raise money for two HIV/AIDS charities, one in the U.S. and the other in Africa.
  • On Thursday Jeff Koons was named a Harman-Eisner Artist in Residence at the Aspen Institute. He will be participating in the Aspen Ideas Festival happening this week.
  • German media producer Deutsche Welle released a new documentary following Ai Weiwei for a year as he prepared his latest series of works on the refugee crisis. Titled Ai Weiwei Drifting, the 42-minute film can be watched online.

Events & exhibitions

East Hampton, New York


Washington D.C.

  • Also on Wednesday, the East Coast debut of Ai Weiwei’s installation Trace is opening at the Hirshhorn. Comprised of 176 portraits made of LEGO® bricks, the installation depicts “activists, prisoners of conscience, and advocates of free speech.” Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn will be on view through January 1, 2018.

Alexandria, VA


West Palm Beach, Florida

Los Angeles

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!