A THOUSAND CROSSINGS—a major survey of the work of Sally Mann, organized by the NationalGallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachussetts—will be at Jeu de Paume for three more weeks.
The exhibition catalog is edited by the show’s curators—Sarah Greenough and Sarah Kennel—and includes essays by Hilton Als, Malcolm Daniel, Drew Gilpin Faust, Greenough, and Kennel.
NOTES ON FUNDAMENTAL JOY—a new book project by Carmen Winant featuring the photographs of Joan E. Biren (JEB), Clytia Fuller, Tee Corinne,Ruth Mountaingrove, Katie Niles, Carol Osmer, Honey Lee Cottrelland more—documents “a community of women/womyn in their collective embrace of the ‘back to the land’ movement. Through the lens of pervasive image-making—women holding cameras, women taking pictures of women—the project considers the radical potential of social and political optimism predicated on the absence of men.”*
Featuring essays by Winant and Ariel Goldberg, NOTES is out now from Printed Matter.
REVERIES—an exhibition of work by the highly influential photographer and filmmaker JamesBidgood (try imagining Pierre et Gilles or David LaChapelle without him)—will be up for two more weeks at the Museum of Sex in Manhattan. The show was curated by Lissa Rivera and the artistic director was Serge Becker.
Bidgood’s work is so self-contained that it appears to exist outside of time. Historical referents and views of exteriors hardly impinge at all on his visual world; and yet Bidgood was very much a man of his era. He contributed lush color photographs to magazines such as Muscleboy and The YoungPhysique during their vogue in the early 1960s. He began work on PINK NARCISSUS in 1963. That year, Jack Smith finished FlamingCreatures and shot Normal Love, Andy Warhol began making films, and Kenneth Anger directed Scorpio Rising; the following year Susan Sontag would publish “Notes on ‘Camp.’ ”
As the ’60s were happening outside his door, Bidgood was shooting mainly inside, in his cramped Hell’s Kitchen apartment, constantly augmenting and revising his elaborate sets and compositions to approximate the baroque ideal he envisioned. — William E. Jones
This week in the Fairfax District, celebrate the first anniversary of the pop-up gallery Superposition with founder Storm Ascher.
A new group exhibition BOILING POINT, curated by Ascher, will go up on August 23—with an opening party the following evening—and the work will be on view through August 28, when the gallery will host an artist talk.
BOILING POINT artists include Razan Al Sarraf, Lorenzo Baker, Jessica Bellamy, Layo Bright, Alli Conrad, Jake Couri, Martin Alexander Spratlen Etem, Liam Fox, David Grainger, Melanie Keay, Myles Loftin, Mel Luna, Ed Maximus, Jheyda McGarrell, Eilen Itzel Mena, Eden Miller, Nelson Munares, Haleigh Nickerson, Ugochukwu Onyewuchi, Kasia Ozga, Sebastian Perinotti, RFX1, John Rivas, Jaklin Romine, Reva Santo, Marcus Leslie Singleton, and Sinjun Strom.
This is the closing week of AVENGERS—SOMEONE LEFT THE CAKE OUT IN THE RAIN, a group show at Gaga & Reena Spaulings Fine Art, Los Angeles.
The exhibition features photographs by Julie Becker and Reynaldo Rivera—including several from the Cha Cha Girls ’87 series—prints by Juliana Huxtable, Stephen Willats, and FelixBernstein & Gabe Rubin, paintings by Jill Mulleady, Mayo Thompson, and Bedros Yeretzian &Nicole-Antonia Spagnola, multimedia works by Harry Dodge, Megan Plunkett, MatthewLangan-Peck, and Larry Johnson, and videos by Ken Okiishi and Gary Indiana.
In addition, Hedi El Kholti’s Collage sketchbook #10 is here, as well as ABC Pong, BernadetteCorporation’s table piece, featuring audio by Sylvère Lotringer.
On closing night the gallery will host a video program, with work by Alexander Kluge, AlexHubbard, and exhibition artists Dodge, Huxtable, Indiana, and Spagnola.