Last week, the Hirshhorn announced it was commissioning Mark Bradford’s largest painting to date. The 400-foot “cyclorama” will be installed along the entire circumference of the museum’s third floor galleries in 2017. “The Smithsonian has opened its archives to Mark for the purpose of this exhibition,” said Hirshhorn director, Melissa Chiu, “and we at the Hirshhorn are eagerly anticipating an installation that will provoke our collective consciousness.” Also this week:
- The curatorial project Land Art Live reactivated Richard Serra’s sculpture Sea Level with verbs (not unlike Art21 Educator Don Ball’s creativity exercise inspired by the artist).
- Ida Applebroog debuted her exhibition Mercy Hospital at ICA Miami. Comprised of the artist’s lost watercolors created during a hospital stay, and Catastrophes, a set of paintings depicting imagined disasters, this is the first time the body of work is being shown in its entirety. [On view till October 30th.]
- Sculptures by William Kentridge, Jaume Plensa, and Ugo Rondinone are coming to London this summer as a part of this year’s Sculpture in the City.
Events & exhibitions
- Puff Pieces, a group exhibition open at Rachel Uffner Gallery until August 12th, features work by Lynda Benglis alongside Sam Moyer, Jayson Musson, and others.
- EAST HAMPTON, NY—East Hampton Shed’s new group exhibition curated by Brian Kokoska, I’m a Horse Now, includes Season 3 artist Hiroshi Sugimoto.
- CAMBRIDGE, MASS—This is the last week to see The Woven Arc, a group show closing at Harvard’s Cooper Gallery on July 16th. See work by Season 5 artist Yinka Shonibare MBE alongside Nick Cave’s Soundsuits, featured in Season 8!
- LOVELAND, CO—Erratic Energies, a new exhibition of work by Robert Mangold just opened at the Loveland Museum, where it will remain on view till September 18th.
Around the world
- CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA—Tough and Tender, a group exhibition featuring photographs by Nan Goldin, Robert Mapplethorpe and Collier Schorr opens at Australia’s National Portrait Gallery this Friday, July 15th. [Read a review in the Sydney Morning Herald.]
- PARIS—Works by Hiroshi Sugimoto and Cai Guo-Qiang are included in The Great Animal Orchestra, a new exhibition at Fondation Cartier open until January 8, 2017. [Read a review on Artinfo.]