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This Week in Art 2.27-3.5: Rashid Johnson’s Directorial Debut

Last week it was announced that New York Close Up artist Rashid Johnson will be directing his first feature-length film—an adaptation of Richard Wright’s 1940 novel Native Son. “I came up with the project originally,” the artist told artnet News, “and then I was able to find great partners to participate with it.” Also this week:

Events & exhibitions

New York City

Washington D.C.

Durham, NC




  • Humlebaek—William Kentridge’s Thick Time opened last week at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition, centered around “colonized, regulated, oppressed, fleeing or dreaming humanity,” is on view through June 18.
  • Denmark—Pierre Huyghe’s 2014 video installation Untitled (Human Mask) is on view at Copenhagen Contemporary through May 21.