This Week in Art 10.30-11.5: Performa 17 Starts Wednesday

Julie Mehretu and Jason Moran, in rehearsal for their November 16 Performa commission. Photo: Damien Young. Courtesy of Performa.

On Wednesday the biennial performance art festival Performa is starting here in New York, and will bring a series of installations, performances, and events to the city through November 19. Participating Art21 roster artists include William Kentridge, Barbara Kruger, and a collaborative performance by Julie Mehretu and Jason Moran.

Also this week:

  • Trenton Doyle Hancock is designing a series of masks just in time for Halloween tomorrow. “I’m always thinking of layers,” says the artist about the series, “and who gets access to see behind them.”
  • And a painting by Jordan Casteel (featured in our first film on the artist) is on the cover of the latest edition of Frieze Magazine.

Events & exhibitions

New York City

Carlisle, PA

Richmond, VA

  • Saturday, November 4 from 10:15-11am—Shahzia Sikander will be speaking at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Cheek Theater as part of the 7th Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art.


Fayetteville, AR

  • Friday, November 3 from 7-8pm—Lynda Benglis is giving a lecture at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art as part of the 2017 Distinguished Speaker Series.

Los Angeles

  • Tuesday, October 31, from 6-8pm—Pepón Osorio is giving a lecture on his art practice​ at USC Roski School of Art & Design.
  • On Saturday Hauser & Wirth is opening an exhibition of new work by Ellen Gallagher entitled Accidental Records, which will be on view through January 28, 2018.
  • A solo exhibition by Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle is also opening on Saturday at Christopher Grimes Gallery. Entitled The Garden of Delights, the show will be on view through December 29.
  • On Thursday, Gagosian’s Beverly Hills gallery is opening an exhibition of new watercolor paintings by Walton Ford. His first show with the gallery, Calafia will be open through December 16.

Rotterdam, Netherlands