- Philadelphia-based artist and activist E. Jane (a featured artist here on the Magazine) started #Cindygate as a critique of Cindy Sherman’s blackface series included in her retrospective at the Broad Museum: “Caring for one another means considering the feelings of others, especially those who you historically have been able to oppress and terrorize, and asking yourself when you make art, ‘Am I caring for all my publics when I make/say/do this?'”
- And outside of LA this week, Ai Weiwei was awarded this year’s Lennon Ono Grant For Peace alongside performance artist Katalin Ladik, Danish-Icelandic installation artist Olafur Eliasson, and British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor.
- The New York Times also published an exclusive interview with Ai Weiwei about his Instagram series on the refugee crisis.
Events & exhibitions
- This week is your last change to see Cao Fei’s exhibition at MoMA PS1. The artist’s first solo museum show closes on August 31st. [Read a review in Art in America.]
Around the world
- MOSCOW—Works by Barbara Kruger and James Turrell are included in new exhibition at the Garage Museum titled Co-Thinkers, open through September 9th. [Read a review in ARTINFO.]
- ALBERTA—Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla’s first major exhibition in Canada closes this Sunday, August 28th at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Allora & Calzadilla: Echo to Artifact features film, sculpture, sound pieces and performances, and new work based on the artists’ research into Canada’s prehistoric past. [Read a review in Enbridge.]