Liza Lou At White Cube
For the past six years, Liza Lou has maintained a studio in Durban, South Africa, where she works with Zulu artisans whose families have worked with beads for generations.
If you’re in London, don’t miss her stunning exhibition at White Cube, which closes this Friday, May 26!
Color Show Closing in Boston
Figuring Color, featuring approximately 65 paintings, sculptures, and design works “which employ color and form to represent a metaphorical body,” closes this weekend at ICA Boston.
Women Sculptors of the National Academy
A new exhibition just opened at the National Academy in New York: 20 works that reflect the evolution of American sculpture between the late 19th and 20th centuries, and celebrate the special achievements and contributions of female artists to the medium. The works vary in subject from classical allegory to politically charged, such as Nancy Grossman’s Gunhead, and from the ethnic references to the sexually infused works.
Polish artist Paulina Olowska presents Alphabet (2005/2012) at the MoMA, May 1, 2012.
Parnes’ County Down
Trailer for Laura Parnes’ County Down, her feature-length rotoscoped film about teens peddling a hallucinogenic drug called Quix, now screening at LAXART in Culver City, LA.
Stern’s Photo Abstractions
Lynn Stern’s photographs at Peter Findlay Gallery are all but pure abstractions, the grand climax of more than a century of experimentation.
Kahlo as Muse
Frida Kahlo’s self-portraits are rightly celebrated, but she was a muse to more than just herself. These three 1939 portraits of Kahlo by Nickolas Muray are are only available for a limited time.
Lalla Essaydi’s Revisions
Revisions, Lalla Essaydi’s gorgeous new exhibition at Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, opens today!
Essaydi’s work draws on Arabic calligraphy, and pushes the boundaries of Arab, Muslim, African, and perceptions of women’s identities.
Party for Kilimnik’s New Show at the Met
The art world elite pre-gamed for the Metropolitan Museum of Art gala for Karen Kilimnik’s new show with a mid-day celebration at billionaire art collector Peter Brant’s estate in Greenwich, and we’ve got 21 party pictures to prove it.
Abramović’s Performance Art Center
“I feel like I could become a brand, like Coca-Cola, or Levis for jeans. My names is now about performing art.”
She hopes to begin construction by the end of the year in an abandoned theatre in Hudson; the space will feature auditoriums for long-term performances, and specially-designed reclining massage chairs for attendees to sleep in.
Political Performance: The Digital Face
New York-based artist Liz Magic Laser brought her political performance The Digital Face to the McKittrick Hotel, as part of Oh, you mean cellophane and all that crap, the Calder Foundation’s 12-hour-long fete.
Colette Film: Pirate in Venice
A Pirate in Venice, a half-hour documentary/collage on Performance and Street artist Colette (Justine), premieres tomorrow in New York City. Filmed and edited by Frederike Schaefer, it is the centerpiece of an event evening at The Gershwin Hotel, beginning at 7 p.m.
Happy Birthday, Deborah Butterfield
American sculptor Deborah Butterfield was born on this day in 1949.
Tanning at Frieze
Feinstein’s Rose for Creative Time
This is an exciting opportunity to own a limited edition platinum silicone piece, one of only a few small-scale sculptures by Rachel Feinstein, as well as support Creative Time’s groundbreaking initiatives.