Last week it was announced that John Baldessari and Cao Fei are designing the next round of Art Cars for BMW. Cao Fei—the youngest artist to be commissioned for the project, who’s never had a driver’s license or driven a car—told Artsy that the status symbol a car used to represent is changing: “Before, we all thought you had to have a car, that it’s the best…Now, it’s a transition to thinking about the future. It’s different.” Also in the news this week:
- Alfredo Jaar restaged his intervention The Gift at Art Basel, to draw attention to the continuing struggles of Syrian refugees.
- Mary Reid Kelley won the Baloise Art Prize for her film This is Offal, which explores a dialogue between ghosts and their animated organs.
- Mike Kelley and Raymond Pettibon brought punk back to Art Basel.
- And Kerry James Marshall won the University of Chicago’s 2016 Rosenberger Medal.
Events & exhibitions
- Wednesday, June 22nd | 6:30pm—Season 8 artist Barbara Kasten is participating in a panel at the Guggenheim to discuss her work and the influences of Moholy Nagy in conjunction with the exhibition Moholy-Nagy: Future Present.
- OLD SAYBROOK, CT | Tuesday, June 21st, 4pm—The Checkerboard Film Foundation’s Kiki Smith: Squatting the Palace is screening as part of the Bridging the Arts film series at the Kate.
- ST. PETERSBURG, FL—Shana Moulton’s newest exhibition Journeys Out of the Body is on view till October 9th at Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg.
Around the world
- BASEL—The latest exhibition of Roni Horn’s work, Selected Gifts, is on view until October 2nd at Fondation Beyeler. [Read a review on ArtNet.]
- TORONTO | June 21st at 5:30pm & June 25th at 1pm—Pierre Hughye will be speaking with a conservator and curator from the Art Gallery of Ontario in a pair of events held as part of the Luminato Festival.
- IBIZA—A new exhibition of work by Jenny Holzer, Are You Alive, is opening at Lune Rouge and Art Projects Ibiza on Tuesday, June 21st.
- PARIS—Mika Rottenberg is bringing her video installations to Palais de Tokyo for a solo exhibition opening on Thursday, June 23rd.