This Week in Art 12.11-12.17: Cao Fei Selected for Major Guggenheim Commission

Cao Fei at work in Art21’s “Fantasy” episode. Production still from Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 5. © Art21, Inc. 2009.

Last week the Guggenheim announced that Cao Fei is one of five artists selected to create works for the third and final phase of the museum’s Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative. The new works will debut as part of the multi-year research, curatorial, and collection-building initiative on May 4, 2018.

Also this week, the American Prairie Reserve announced that Maya Lin has been named the recipient of the second annual Ken Burns American Heritage Prize, which recognizes those who have advanced our collective understanding of America’s heritage and the “indomitable American spirit of our people.”

Events & exhibitions

New York City


Washington D.C.

  • Thursday, December 14 from 6:30-7:30pm—New Yorker journalist Evan Osnos is moderating a discussion between artists Tania Bruguera, Hank Willis Thomas, and Eric Gottesman at the Hirshhorn as the museum’s  second installment of “In Conversation: Awareness, Action and Dissent.”

Los Angeles