We’re a mere five days away from the premiere of Season 8 of Art in the Twenty-First Century! Both the Chicago and Mexico City episodes are airing this Friday on PBS at 9pm and 10pm respectively (be sure to check your local listings). Also happening this week:
- Laurie Simmons’ collaboration with daughter and Girls star Lena Dunham just premiered at the Venice Film Festival. The pair discussed the creation of the film My Art, a autobiographic, yet fictional story of a visual artist struggling to retain her creative mojo in late middle age, in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter.
- Marina Abramović shared an aphrodisiac recipe in the newly-released Artists and Writers’ Cookbook.
- Theaster Gates’ “Reimagining the Civic Commons” initiative received $10 million in funds to expand arts institution in the South Side of Chicago.
Events & exhibitions
- Contrapposto Studies, i through vii, a video installation exhibition by artist Bruce Nauman will be on view at Sperone Westwater through October 29th [Read reviews in ARTINFO and the New York Times.]
- An exhibition of new work by Lynda Benglis is open at Cheim & Read through October 22nd.
- Andrea Rosen Gallery’s new solo exhibition of work by Andrea Zittel is on view through October 8th.
- Rashid Johnson’s I’ll Fly Away—featuring 250 live plants and regular jazz performances by Antoine Baldwin—is on view at Hauser & Wirth through October 22nd. [Read reviews in the New York Times and Cultured.]
- PHILADELPHIA—September 6th marked the start of Ann Hamilton’s habitus performances at the Fabric Workshop and Museum. Held on Pier 9, it will run until October 10th.
- SAN ANTONIO—The Ruiz-Healy Art Gallery is featuring a solo exhibition of Graciela Iturbide’s work through Saturday, October 15th. A Lens to See juxtaposes modernity with indigenous imagery [Read a review in San Antonio’s River Report].
- OBERLIN, OH—Fred Wilson’s work is on view at Oberlin College’s Allen Memorial Art Museum through June 2017.
- WALTHAM, MA—The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University is exhibiting Sarah Sze’s Timekeeper installations through December 11th.
- WASHINGTON, D.C.—Gallery Neptune and Brown is presenting an exhibition of work by William Kentridge entitled The Great Storyteller through October 22nd.
- STANFORD, CA—This Wednesday, September 14th an exhibition of Nick Cave’s Soundsuits is opening at Stanford’s Anderson Collection. The sculptures will be on view in the Wisch Family Gallery and on the first floor of the museum through August 2017.
- DETROIT | Thursday, September 15th, 6:30pm—Trevor Paglen is speaking on a panel with architect Elizabeth Diller and Director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami Franklin Sirmans in a talk entitled Sliding Walls: Re-imagining the Architecture of Social Space at Culture Lab Detroit.
- DALLAS—This Sunday, September 18th, a solo exhibition of work by Pedro Reyes is opening at Dallas Contemporary where it will remain on view through December 18th.
Around the world
- PARIS—A new exhibition of Season 8 artist Liz Magor’s work opened last week at the Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry – le Crédac. Installed in a former factory, The Blue One Comes in Black includes recent sculptures and photographs emphasizing the limits and materiality of human memory. On view through December 18th.
- LONDON—Richard Serra’s newest solo exhibition opens this Thursday, September 15th at Gagosian Gallery’s Davies Street location. [Read a review in The Guardian.]