A new space called for a new logo at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, now the Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, or ICA LA. The museum enlisted artist Mark Bradford, whose design is inspired by Southern California street posters. According to an Artforum review, Bradford’s work “captures the spirit of ICA LA and conveys a sense of place, but also provides immense inspiration as we envision our new identity and home.” Also in the news:
- Last week Tania Bruguera announced her symbolic 2018 bid for the Cuban presidency. Jonathan Jones’ editorial in The Guardian explains “Why we should back her.”
- Season 8’s Stan Douglas discussed his journey from theater to photography on his 56th birthday, telling The Globe and Mail that he never thought he would become a visual artist.
- Tomorrow Marina Ambromović’s new memoir, Walk Through Walls hits the shelves. The Smithsonian helps contextualize this latest addition to the artist’s lengthy portfolio.
- Maya Lin unveiled her new design for the Smith College Library. Complete with a “skyline room” and two “jewel box wings,” the artist characterized the theme as “reductivitist.”
- ART21 seasons collided when Kerry James Marshall sat down to talk with Theaster Gates in an artist-to-artist video interview for T Magazine.
Events and Exhibitions
- Kerry James Marshall’s retrospective Mastry opens tomorrow at Met Breuer.
- WOUND, an exhibition conceived by Caroline Woolard as a “practice space for mending time and attention” will be open at Cooper Union through November 11. [Read a review in The Creators Project.]
- Trenton Doyle Hancock’s Pandemic Pentameter opened last week, marking the artist’s sixth solo exhibition at James Cohan Gallery. [Read a review in Artinfo.]
- Three Figures in a Room, a video installation by Paul Pfieffer, will be on view at Paula Cooper Gallery through November 12.
- BRONXVILLE, NY | Tuesday, October 25, 1:30pm—New York Close Up artist Lucas Blalock is speaking at Sarah Lawrence as part of the college’s Artist Lecture Series.
- SCHENECTADY, NY | Thursday, October 27, 5pm—Maya Lin will be the featured speaker at Union College’s second annual Feigenbaum Forum on Innovation and Creativity.
- LOS ANGELES—This is the last week to see Mika Tajima’s work paired with that of Jean-Pascal Flavien at Kayne Griffin Corcoran. The “art-meets-architecture exhibition” closes this Saturday, October 29. [Read a review in Wallpaper*.]
Around the world
- DENMARK—Louise Bourgeois’ The Cells will be on view at the Louisiana Museum through February 2017. [Read a review in Artinfo.]
- MONTREAL—A new series of lightboxes by Kerry James Marshall opened at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts last week for the Biennale de Montréal. The work represents a continuation of the artist’s Rhythm Mastr, a comic strip featuring an urban superhero.
- PARIS—Upon invitation, Pierre Huyghe joined a group of artists for Tino Sehgal’s Carte blanche shows at Palais de Tokyo. The exhibition will be open through December 18. [Read a review in The Art Newspaper.]