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This Week in Art: 10.17-10.23

This week was a big one for Art21-featured women artists! Season 7’s Tania Bruguera was announced as a recipient of this year’s Anonymous was a Woman Award, and Season 5 artist Carrie Mae Weems was selected by the Watermill Center as a 2017 recipient of the Inga Maren Otto Fellowship. Season 6’s Lynda Benglis was also awarded an honorary doctorate from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. In non-award news:

Events & exhibitions



  • CAMBRIDGE, MA—Season 8 Los Angeles artist Edgar Arceneaux has a new exhibition open at the MIT List Visual Arts Center. Written in Smoke and Fire will be on view through January 2017.
  • WASHINGTON D.C.—A new exhibition of sculptures by Arlene Shechet is opening this Thursday, October 20 at The Phillips Collection. Titled From Here On Now, the exhibition is a part of the collection’s Intersections series—contemporary art projects that explore crossroads between old and new traditions. On view through May 2017.
  • WASHINGTON D.C. | October 23, 2pm—Also in the nation’s capital this week, National Gallery of Art curator Molly Donovan is giving a talk on the recently reopened exhibition In the Tower: Barbara Kruger after nearly three years of renovation. In the Tower is on view through January 22, 2017. [Read a review in Crave.]
  • SAN FRANCISCO—This is the last week to see Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Remains to Be Seen at Fraenkel Gallery. The show closes this Saturday, October 22. [Read a review in SF Weekly.]

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