Tomorrow a new book on artist Kara Walker is being released by University of California Press. Written by the Getty Research Institute’s Head of Research Projects and Programs, Rebecca Peabody, Consuming Stories: Kara Walker and the imagining of American race uses Walker’s work to “investigate a range of popular storytelling traditions with roots in the nineteenth century and ramifications in the present.” Also in the news this week:
- Last Saturday, Mark Bradford’s nonprofit Art + Practice launched a new 6,000-square-foot gallery space with a debut show, Black, White, Gray, an exhibition of works by sculptor Fred Eversley.
- The Louvre Abu Dhabi announced two site-specific commissions by artists Jenny Holzer and Giuseppe Penone ahead of their projected 2017 opening.
Events & exhibitions
- November 14 – 16—For three nights in a row, the opera “Return of Ulysses,” will be directed by William Kentridge and performed at Gerald W. Lynch Theatre as part of the White Light Festival. [Read a preview in The New Yorker.]
- November 19 – 20—This weekend the Alternative Art School Fair, comprised of panels, workshops, and roundtables is happening at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
- A new exhibition by Susan Rothenberg—the artist’s first show of new work in five years—is open through December 20 at Sperone Westwater. [Read a review in Artinfo.]
- CHARLESTON, SC | Wednesday, November 16, 6pm—Jeff Koons is speaking at Charleston Music Hall as part of the Gibbes Distinguished Lecture Series.
- COLUMBUS, OH | Thursday, November 17, 6:30pm—Fred Wilson is speaking at the Canzani Center Auditorium as part of Columbus College of Art and Design’s Visiting Artist series.
- BOSTON, Friday, November 18, 6-7:30pm—Edgar Arceneaux is presenting a screening and discussion of his performance piece Until, Until, Until… at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. The event is being held in conjunction with the artist’s exhibition Written in Smoke and Fire on view at MIT List Visual Arts Center through January 8, 2017.
Around the world
- LONDON—An exhibition of work by the late Los Angeles artist Mike Kelley titled Framed and Frame is closing this Saturday, November 19 at Hauser & Wirth.
- WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND—A major exhibition of work by Cindy Sherman is opening November 19 at City Gallery Wellington. Cindy Sherman will remain on view through March 19, 2017.
- DUBAI—Laleh Khorramian’s new exhibition Saturns Neckless is on view through December 10 at The Third Line. The artist’s new body of work features portraits of alien and guardian beings “symbolic of an untiring fascination with that which is otherworldly, the unnameable, and of a timeless inner territory.” [Read a review in The National.]