Last week our short film series New York Close Up won the Cine Golden Eagle for Digital Series. Congrats to Wes, Art21’s curator, and Nick, our Director of Production, who created and produced the series! Also this week:
- Season 8 artist Theaster Gates is planning an additional building for his Arts Block initiative at the University of Chicago. The Green Line Arts Center will preserve the vacant building’s facade and include a jazz club in honor of the space’s 1920s legacy.
- And watch a timelapse of Ai Weiwei’s Forever sculpture as it’s taken apart bicycle by bicycle in London.
Events & exhibitions
- Katharina Grosse’s new installation Rockaway! opened this weekend at Fort Tilden. The MoMA PS1 commission covers a building gutted by Hurricane Sandy with the artist’s signature splashes of color.
- SAN FRANCISCO—This is the last week to see Sally Mann’s solo exhibition at Jenkins Johnson Gallery. Sally Mann closes this Saturday, July 9th. [Read a review on SFGate.]
- WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA—Two of Nick Cave’s Soundsuits are coming to Purdue University for permanent display in the lobby of Yue-Kong Pao Hall.
- ROME—The National Gallery of Modern Art just opened a new exhibition that brings the work of Francis Alÿs, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Alexander Calder together with a group of younger established artists. The Lasting will be on view till January 2017.
- ROME—Shahzia Sikander’s first museum show in Italy, Ecstasy as Sublime, Heart as Vector, runs until October 23rd at the National Museum of 21st Century Art. [Read a review on Artinfo.]
- MILAN—The exhibition Theaster Gates: True Value opens Wednesday, July 6th at Fondazione Prada, and will remain on view till September 25th.
Around the world
- SANTANDER, SPAIN—Joan Jonas’ newest exhibition stream or river, flight or pattern is open at Fundación Botín until October.
- LONDON—Raymond Pettibon’s exhibition Bakersfield to Barstow to Cucamonga to Hollywooyd is on view at Sadie Coles until August 20th. [Read a review on Wallpaper*]
- EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND—A solo exhibition of work by Damián Ortega opens this Saturday, July 9th at The Fruitmarket Gallery. The artist will be in conversation with gallery director Fiona Bradley on Friday, July 8th from 5–6pm.
- BERLIN—William Kentridge is participating in a series of lecture-performances from July 5th – 17th as part of the Foreign Affairs Festival. See times and dates for all events here.
- ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA—A new exhibition of work by Julie Mehretu entitled The Addis Show is opening this Friday at the Modern Art Museum’s Gebre Kristos Desta Center where it will remain on view through August 6th.