This Week in Art 7.3-7.9: Nick Cave’s “Here Hear” Coming to Chicago This Fall

Nick Cave. Here Hear, 2015. Performance in Detroit organized by the Cranbrook Art Museum. Production still from Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 8. Art21, Inc. 2017.

Last Wednesday Chicago’s Navy Pier announced that it’s commissioning artist Nick Cave and architect Jeanne Gang to create Here Hear Chicago this fall, a version of the artist’s collaborative community performance showcased in Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 8. Performers selected by Cave will interact with objects designed by Gang in a series of live productions that mix art, design and performance.

Events & exhibitions

New York City

Bridgehampton, NY

  • Mary Heilmann just opened a solo exhibition at the Dan Flavin Art Institute. Comprised of paintings and ceramics that mark significant milestones in the artist’s career, Painting Pictures is on view through May 27, 2018. [Read reviews in Artsy and WWD.]

East Hampton, NY

  • Rashid Johnson curated a new exhibition at Rental Gallery entitled Color People,  featuring work by Mary Heilmann among others. Johnson writes, “The artists included are a wide range of painters whose works perform differently but with a shared radicality in their employment and understanding of color.” On view through July 25. [Read a review in Forbes.]

Rochester, NY

  • The University of Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery just opened a single-channel video installation by Charles Atlas. Entitled Here she is… v1the piece features iconic drag performer Lady Bunny and is on view through September 17.

Washington D.C.

  • The National Museum of Women in the Arts’ new group exhibition Revival presents the work of contemporary women sculptors and photo-based artists. Featuring work by Louise Bourgeois, Lalla Essaydi, Anna Gaskell, Maria Marshall, Patricia Piccinini, Alison Saar and Beverly Semmes, the exhibition is on view through September 10.

Ketchum, ID

Santa Fe, NM

Los Angeles

  • Thursday, July 6, 8pm—Cindy Sherman’s first foray into directing, a 1997 horror film titled Office Killer, is screening at the Echo Park Film Center. Reflecting on when technology first began to enter the workplace, the film will be introduced by Dahlia Schweitzer, author of the book Cindy Sherman’s Office Killer: Another Kind of Monster.




  • you you you, a solo exhibition by Liz Magor, opened Saturday at Kunstverein where it will be on view through September 3.


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!