A group show that considers the mother, with work by Lutz Bacher, Susan Cianciolo, Sonya Hamilton, Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Eliot Porter, Aura Rosenberg, Diane Simpson, Barbara T. Smith, Frances Stark, and Rosemarie Trockel. It will also include new site-specific works by Cathy Wilkes and Anicka Yi, and a performance by Karin Schneider.
Yale Union, Portland OR
October 10–December 20, 2015
The label read ‘Land’s End’… Five to sew,
but tomorrow would bring more shirts. Pale and wan
from stitching through long hours, bent down low to
work at the machine, Kim pulled a face like Fu
Man Chu, making her friend, Min, smile. “Please comb
my hair for me tonight. I feel my ‘do
should sing, in an arpeggio from do
re mi (a rising fringe) and past fa so
la ti, (a widow’s peak)…” A stitcher-cum-
hair artiste, Kim always left at least one
night a week for creative grooming. “Phew!”
she panted, glancing at the calendar. Tue
April 10th. Like snow peas in mange tout
her days kept perfect order. What could she do?
Her father had died at the battle of Dien Bien Phu.
A Frenchman, he’d learned one Chinese character, そ.
Baptized Alphonse, his friends had called him Yuan.
A double agent, his division was trapped in a combe
And surrounded. His bones, planted deep as a corm,
had sprouted a lowly headstone. The inscription: ‘Tu
eras el mejor.’ His name above, spelled ‘Juan’.
That evening, alone, Kim took a length of dough
from the oven, hoping for bread. Well, if you sow
a seed, she reasoned, you might get a tree. But fu-
fu flour was not, it seemed, self-raising. “T’es fou!”
cried the ghost of her father. “Nom de Dieu, c’est comme
une crêpe de mèrde!” “Père, où vit-tu?” “A Sceaux.
Ils ont des peintures là. Les bons. Connait-tu
Fautrier? Ou Bernard Buffet? Si doux
de vivre avec les objets d’art. J’ai une
fois pensée…” Had he turned into Park Ji-Won,
the great Korean philosopher? Sipping pho
from a plastic bowl, he read her thoughts. “Oh, duh,
of course I’m not Ji-Won. Go to Fox.com
and read about the clouded leopard panther Ming Too.
I was born in our national park, in the Year of the Sow…”
So many questions, and yet so little won
by waiting for answers, of which there were far too few.
What is to come, mon père? Wo weilest du?
Featuring works by Anna Rosen, Irina Arnaut, Katie Aliprando, Ken Tam, Patrick Price, Phil Davis and Sean Cassidy.
Slum Pudding, organized by Becky Kolsrud.
Ms Barbers, Los Angeles, CA
A Rare Earth Magnet
Thomas Barrow, Anna-Sophie Berger, Amy Brener, Ann Greene Kelly, Ajay Kurian, Anna Rosen, Judith Scott, Michelle Segre, Nancy Shaver, Sydney Shen and Adam Parker Smith. Organized by Brian Faucette.
Derek Eller Gallery, New York
July 16 - August 21, 2015
written by Calla Henkel, Pablo Larios and Max Pitegoff
music directed by Dan Bodan and Trevor Lee Larson
with Emma Bayley, Anna-Sophie Berger, Ellie de Verdier, Dan Denorch, Simon Denny, Georgia Gray, Leila Hekmat, Mia von Matt, Lily McMenamy, Birgit Megerle, Grayson Revoir, Jeanne-Salomé Rochat, Tobias Spichtig, Alex Turgeon, Scott Cameron Weaver, Amelie von Wulffen
To do as one would
Organized by Mary Mitsch, Martha Moldovan, and Poppy Pulitzer
David Zwirner, New York, NY
June 26 - July 25, 2014
This group exhibition on view at the gallery’s 519 West 19th Street location features the work of John Dante Bianchi, Nick Darmstaedter, Violet Dennison, Xavier Donnelly, Charles Harlan, Benjamin Horns, Ann Greene Kelly, Zak Kitnick, Eric Mack, Harry Schleiff, Cal Siegel, Zachary Susskind, John Szlasa, and Christopher Williams.
Defining Structures: Contemporary Minimal
Thursday, June 19, 6:30 pm
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
A roundtable discussion with artists a generation or two removed from those featured in Other Primary Structures, whose work – primarily in sculpture – comes out of a Minimalist tradition. Featuring Charles Harlan, Carissa Rodriquez, Erin Shirreff, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, and Allyson Vieira.
Moderated by Ruba Katrib, Curator, SculptureCenter.