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FOR SHANNON MICHAEL CANE

Printed Matter presents a survey of artist editions and publications produced by Shannon Michael Cane (1974-2017), the late Fairs and Editions Curator.

25% of Edition sales through September 2nd will be contributed to the Shannon Michael Cane Fund, supporting future projects carried out in Shannon’s name.

 

SHANZINI—SHANNON MICHAEL CANE AND PRINTED MATTER

Through October 14.

Printed Matter, 231 Eleventh Avenue (at 26th Street), New York City.

printedmatter.org/event

Above: L.A. and N.Y. Art Book Fair organizers Jordan Nassar (left) and Shannon Michael Cane.

AT MARCIANO, UNPACKING REPACKING

UNPACKING—the inaugural show at the Marciano Art Foundation—will be up through mid-September, when it makes way for the installation of a Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition, opening in October, 2017.

Included in UNPACKING—curated by Philipp Kaiser—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.

UNPACKING—THE MARCIANO COLLECTION

Through September 16.

Marciano Art Foundation

Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

From top: Oscar Tuazon, Playboy Papercrete, 2012/2013 (detail) and Latifa Echakhch, All Over 2016, images courtesy the artists and Galerie Eva PresenhuberAdrián Villar RojasTwo Suns (II), 2015, image courtesy the artist and the Marciano Art Foundation.

CONTEMPORARY ART AND WALTER BENJAMIN’S ARCADES

Benjamin’s Arcades Project—the notes for which he left with Georges Bataille before killing himself on the Pyrenees in 1940 after leaving Nazi-occupied France—was made up of thirty-six folders on such subjects as “Fashion,” “Mirrors,” “Panorama,” “Dream City and Dream House,” and “Flâneur,” (a term Benjamin popularized). For THE ARCADES exhibition, curator Jens Hoffman (assisted by Shira Backer) has brought together works by Walead Beshty, Andrea Bowers, Chris Burden, Walker Evans, Lee Friedlander, Andreas Gursky, Pierre Huyghe, Mike Kelley, Collier Schorr, Cindy Sherman, Taryn Simon, and James Welling.

THE ARCADES: CONTEMPORARY ART AND WALTER BENJAMIN, through August 6.

THE JEWISH MUSEUM, 1109 Fifth Avenue, at 92nd Street, New York City.

thejewishmuseum.org/exhibitions/the-arcades-contemporary-art-and-walter-benjamin

 

*David Wallace, “Walter Benjamin’s Unfinished Opus, Revisted Through Contemporary Art,” The New Yorker, May 9, 2017:

newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/walter-benjamins-unfinished-magnum-opus-revisited-through-contemporary-art

A view of The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin, at the Jewish Museum. Artwork, all by Adam Pendleton: Black Dada Reader (wall work #1), 2016; what is…?/Chagall (study), 2017; Dada Dancers (study), 2016.
Photograph by Will RagozzinoSocial Shutterbug