We’re less than two weeks out from the premiere of Art in the Twenty-First Century’s new broadcast season! Go behind the scenes with our “Deep Focus” column, which includes interviews with designer Matt Eller, composer of the season’s original score Joel Pickard, and award-winning director of the Chicago hour Stanley Nelson. Also in the news this week:
- Carrie Mae Weems shared her favorite things—including her African sculpture collection—with the Wall Street Journal.
- Creative Time announced their next project: Doomocracy, an immersive installation/politically-themed horror house by none other than Season 8 artist Pedro Reyes. Support the project and get advance tickets through the Kickstarter campaign.
Events & exhibitions
- Mary Reid Kelley’s five-channel video installation We’re Wallowing Here in Your Disco Tent began its two-month run last week at the High Line’s 14th Street Passage. The films will be shown every night starting at 6pm.
- PROVIDENCE, RI—Phantom Limb, a solo exhibition by Diana Al-Hadid is on view at Brown’s David Winton Bell Gallery though October 30th. [Read a review in Rhode Island Monthly.]
- CLEVELAND—This Saturday, September 10th the Cleveland Museum of Art is opening The Ecstasy of St. Kara, Kara Walker’s latest series of large-scale works on paper. On view through December 31st.
Around the world
- TOKYO—Hiroshi Sugimoto’s latest exhibition, Lost Human Genetic Archive, is now open at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. On view through November 13th.
- GWANGJU, SOUTH KOREA—Trevor Paglen’s newest project, How to See Like a Machine, will be on view at the Gwangju Biennial through November 6th. The series examines the use of imagery in data processing and artificial intelligence. [Learn more on The Creator’s Project.]
- VEVEY, SWITZERLAND—Laurie Simmons’ Water Ballet series is featured as one of the 75 projects in Images Vevey, a large-scale outdoor exhibition happening through October 2nd. [Read a review in the British Journal of Photography.]