Carolee Schneemann, Carsten Höller, Kaari Upson, Ragnar Kjartansson, Cheryl Donegan, Elizabeth Peyton, Jeremy Deller, Nicole Eisenman, and George Condo are among the forty artists participating in WHO’S AFRAID OF THE NEW NOW?, a series of public conversations this weekend at the New Museum.
The event concludes on Sunday night, December 3, at 8 pm, with a conversation between Carol Bove and Joan Jonas.
UNPACKING—the inaugural show at the Marciano Art Foundation—will be up through mid-September, when it makes way for the installation of a PacificStandardTime: LA/LA exhibition, opening in October, 2017.
Included in UNPACKING—curated by PhilippKaiser—are works by El Anatsui, Walead Beshty, Huma Bhabha, Carol Bove, Latifa Echakhch, Cyprien Gaillard, Rashid Johnson, Glenn Ligon, Paul Sietsema, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Oscar Tuazon, and Kaari Upson.
The foundation’s building—a repurposed Masonic temple—also features one of the best small bookstores in town. The shop stocks a comprehensive selection of catalogues and art books by artists in Maurice and Paul Marciano’s collection, as well as a shelf-full of back issues of the recently discontinued journal Parkett.
From top: Oscar Tuazon, Playboy Papercrete, 2012/2013 (detail) and Latifa Echakhch, All Over 2016, images courtesy the artists and Galerie Eva Presenhuber; AdriánVillarRojas, Two Suns(II), 2015, image courtesy the artist and the MarcianoArtFoundation.
“I believe that irony is still a very useful tool to create meaning. For me, irony stops information in its tracks and makes it unravel.” — Felix Gonzalez–Torres*
A visitor to FELIX GONZALEZ–TORRES (at David Zwirner in New York), confronted by a room-dividing wall of glass beads hanging from the ceiling, sticks out his hand and runs it along the length of the curtain, evoking the unmistakable sound of the boudoir. There are stacks of paper to be shared, candy to be eaten, go-go boys to be ogled. The silent scream in the work of Gonzalez-Torres is drowned—unraveled—by laughter.
FELIX GONZALEZ–TORRES, through June 24.
DAVID ZWIRNER, 537 West 20th Street, New York City.
*ArtCenter Talks: Graduate Seminar–The First Decade, 1986–1995, ed. Stan Douglas (New York: David Zwirner Books, 2016).
“A special talk and book event to celebrate the release of [the publication] FELIX GONZALEZ–TORRES: SPECIFIC OBJECTS WITHOUT SPECIFIC FORM will be held at the Fondation Beyeler during Art Basel. Elena Filipovic and Tino Sehgal will be present in conversation about Gonzalez-Torres’s work, the structure of the exhibition, and the publication.
“[This volume]documents the groundbreaking retrospective curated by Filipovic with the artists Danh Vo, Carol Bove, and Sehgal that traveled to Wiels Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels, Fondation Beyeler in Basel, and MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt in 2010 and 2011.”**
FELIX GONZALEZ–TORRES: SPECIFIC OBJECTS WITHOUT SPECIFIC FORM, Thursday, June 15.