Last week, Art21 artists garnered lots of press attention through their work in and about New York City. Frieze reviewed Kerry James Marshall’s Mastry; the New York Public Library published a podcast on Sarah Sze’s exploration of scale, gravity, and value; and FoodTank sat down with Mary Mattingly to discuss her Hudson River-based floating food project, Swale. Part boat, part pop-up food forest, the project aims to provoke viewers to analyze their relationship with healthy food and the city’s environment.
Also in the news this week:
- Time named Lucas Blalock, Gordon Parks, and Ellsworth Kelly’s photobooks among the best of the year. The magazine describes Blalock’s Making Memories as “one of the most technologically innovative projects in this year’s selection.”
- New York Close Up artist Jacolby Satterwhite was awarded a fellowship by United States Artists for innovation in the arts.
- Barneys announced its partnership with Nick Cave, among other celebrated artists, to design its holiday windows as part of the #LovePeaceJoyProject.
- Laurie Anderson’s 2015 film Heart of a Dog is joining the Criterion Collection on December 6.
- John Baldessari unveiled his designs for the newest BMW art car last Wednesday at Art Basel Miami. Read an interview with the artist in The Verge.
Events & exhibitions
- This is the last week to see Carrie Mae Weems’ concurrent exhibitions at Jack Shainman’s 20th and 24th Street locations. Both shows are closing this Saturday, December 10.
- Chicago, IL | December 10, 2pm—The DePaul Art Museum is hosting an artist talk with Edgar Arceneaux in conjunction with their current exhibition On Space and Place.
- Clinton, NY—Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA) is one of seven African artists featured in the exhibition Senses of Time: Video and Film-Based Works of Africa at Hamilton College’s Wellin Museum of Art. The exhibition closes this Sunday, December 11. [Learn more in The Creator’s Project.]
- Ann Arbor, MI—Mary Mattingly’s exhibition Objects Unveiled opened last week at Michigan University. [See installation photos in AmericaJR].
- Seattle, OR—Tabaimo’s solo exhibition entitled Tabaimo: Utsutsuhi Utsushi will be on view through February 26 at the Seattle Art Museum. [Read a review in The Seattle Times.]
Around the world
- Naples, Italy—This Saturday is the last day to see the Wolfgang Laib’s self-titled exhibition at Alfonso Artiaco Gallery.
- Botogá, Colombia—Do Ho Suh opened his first solo exhibition in Colombia at NC-arte, titled Between spaces. The show is on view through December 17. [Read a review in The City Paper Bogota.]
- London, England—Making Nature, an exhibition organized by the Wellcome Collection, includes work by artists Allora & Calzadilla. The show opened last week and will be on view until May 21. [Read a review in Artlyst.]