1250 South Broadway, Pico Boulevard, 2013, by John Humble. Part of the artist’s solo show, Pico Boulevard, at Craig Krull Gallery. Through February 22, at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica.
NYC: , at Eyebeam. Through February 1, in Chelsea. Eyebeam Presents: 2014 Annual Showcase
NYC: , at Marianne Boesky Gallery. Through February 15, in Chelsea. Andisheh Avini
NYC: , a project organized by Yevgeniy Fiks, at Winkleman Gallery. Through February 15, in Chelsea. The Wayland Rudd Collection
NYC: , at Pace Gallery. Through February 22, on 25th Street in Chelsea. Grounded
NYC: Duke Riley, , at Magnan Metz Gallery. Extended through January 25, in Chelsea. See You At the Finish Line
NYC: , at Lync Tham. Through February 16, on the Lower East Side. Con/Text
NYC: , at Life on Mars. Through March 1, in Bushwick. Outside In
NYC: Piero della Francesca, , at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Through March 30, on the Upper East Side. Personal Encounters
Fort Lauderdale: , at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. Through May 17, in downtown. The Movement: Bob Adelman and Civil Rights Era Photography
Austin: , at The Contemporary. Through April 20, at Laguna Gloria and the Jones Center. Charles Long
Torrance, Calif.: , at the Torrance Art Museum. Through March 8. Reverb: Music as Both Inspiration and Content in Contemporary Art
Santa Ana, Calif.: Julianne Swartz and Ken Landauer, , at the Grand Central Art Center. Through May 11, in Downtown. Miracle Report
Orgasmic Man (I, II, III), 1969, by Peter Hujar. Part of the exhibition Peter Hujar: Love & Lust at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco. Also on view at the gallery is Nan Goldin: Nine Self-Portraits. Through March 8, near Union Square. (Image courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery.)
NYC: , at Dodge Gallery. Opens Saturday, on the Lower East Side. The Age of Small Things
NYC: Alex Prager, , at Lehmann Maupin. Opens today, on the Lower East Side. Face in the Crowd
NYC: Liz Glynn, , at Paula Cooper Gallery. Opens Saturday, in Chelsea. On the Possibility of Salvage
NYC: , at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery. Opens today, in Chelsea. Between the Lines
NYC: Stan Douglas, , at David Zwirner. Opens Thursday at 6pm, on 19th Street, in Chelsea. Luanda-Kinshasa
NYC: Ted Gahl, , at Dodge Gallery. Open Saturday, on the Lower East Side. Sundays (Like the Brightest Light in the Theatre Shining on an Empty Stage)
NYC: Joseph Beuys, , at Rooster Gallery. Through February 9, on the Lower East Side. Process: 1971-1985
NYC: , curated by Chris Sharp, at Laurel Gitlen. Through February 2, on the Lower East Side. Stay in Love
NYC: , at Bortolami. Opens Thursday at 6pm, in Chelsea. A Chromatic Loss
NYC: , at Pierogi Gallery. Opens Friday at 7pm, in Williamsburg. Idiom 1
NYC: , at Valentine Gallery. Opens Friday at 6pm, in Ridgewood/Bushwick. Judith Braun, Linda Herritt and Oriane Stender
L.A.: , a talk by Geoff Manaugh, at Machine Project. This Friday at 8pm, in Echo Park. Forensic Topology
L.A.: , at Regen Projects. Opens Saturday, in Hollywood. Liz Larner
L.A.: , at Blum & Poe. Opens Saturday, in Culver City. Gavin Kenyon
L.A.: Yassi Mazandi, , at Maloney Fine Arts. Opens Saturday at 6pm, in Culver City. Flowers
L.A.: , at Red Pipe Gallery. Opens Saturday at 7pm, in Chinatown. LA Recent Abstract Painting
L.A.: Ramiro Gomez, , at Charlie James Gallery. Opens Saturday at 7pm, in Chinatown. Domestic Scenes
L.A.: , with John Fleck, John Roecker and many others, at Coagula Curatorial. Opens Saturday at 7pm, in Chinatown. Two Johns and a Whore
L.A.: Bia Gayotto, , 2012, at Monte Vista Projects. Opens Saturday, in Highland Park. Somewhere in Between: Silicon Valley
L.A.: Jonas N.T. Becker, , at Shulamit Gallery. Opens Saturday, in Venice. Zol Zayn/What If?
L.A.: , a film festival organized by the American Cinematheque. Through January 25 at the Egyptian Theatre, in Hollwyood. Animation for Adults
Paris: Stefano Ricci, , at Galerie Martel. Opens Friday. L’histoire de l’ours
Plus: Christian Viveros-Fauné wraps up a very dirty year. Happy 2014!
Joaquin Phoenix in “Her.” Director Spike Jonze’s meeting with architects Diller Scofidio helped inspire the feel of the movie.
For my latest in ARCHITECT, I talk to Elizabeth Diller about future L.A., deconstructed operas and serial killers. Find the Q&A here.
The poetry of fence posts and concrete footings. A detail of Flock in Space, by Ruben Ochoa, in Dallas. The piece is part of the city-wide sculpture exhibition Nasher XChange, organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Ochoa’s piece is on view at the Trinity River Audubon Center, through February 16th. For a map of the other commissions, click here. (Image courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Projects.)
Sound Manifest Horizon No. 1, by Augustine Kofie. Part of the group show L’Avenir, a Graffuturism Group Show, organized by Poesia, at White Walls Gallery. Opens Saturday in San Francisco. (Image courtesy of the artist and White Walls.)
Orange County, Calif.: , at OCMA. Opens Sunday, in Newport Beach. California Landscape Into Abstraction: Works from the Orange County Museum of Art
L.A.: John Kilduff, , at Blackstone Gallery. This Thursday, from noon to 9pm, in downtown. FastFood Paintings
NYC: , at Eyebeam Art & Technology Center. Opens Thursday, in Chelsea. On Saturday, there will be a panel, “I Have No Words: Emoji and the New Visual Vernacular, at 3pm, also at Eyebeam. Emoji Art and Design Show
NYC: Robert Mapplethorpe, , at Sean Kelly. Opens Saturday, in Chelsea. Saints and Sinners
NYC: , at Steven Kasher Gallery. Opens today at 6pm, in Chelsea. Danny Fitgerald and Les Demi Dieux: Brooklyn Boys
A photograph by Julio González Sánchez. Part of the group show Bolivia Existe, at Momenta Art in New York, in collaboration with Kiosko Galería from Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Opens Friday at 7pm, in Bushwick. (Image courtesy of the artist and Momenta.)
NYC: , at the Whitney Museum. Opens Friday. Edward Steichen in the 1920s and 1930s: A Recent Acquisition
NYC: Rafaël Rozendaal, Everything You See is in the Past, and Casting a Wide Net: A Cross Generational Exhibition of Media Art, at Postmasters Gallery. Through January 18, in Tribeca.
NYC: Charles Burchfield, , at DC Moore Gallery. Through December 21, in Chelsea. American Landscapes
NYC: , a group show, at the Abrons Arts Center. Opens this Friday at 6pm, on the Lower East Side. Guts
NYC: , at the Interference Archive. Opens Thursday at 7pm, in Gowanus. Serve the People: The Asian American Movement in New York
Miami: , at CIFO. Opens this week, in the Wynwood District. Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection
Miami: , at the De La Cruz Collection. In the Wynwood District. Looking at Process
Miami: , at the Rubell Family Collection. Opens today, in the Wynwood District. 28 Chinese
Miami: , at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Opens today, in North Miami. Tracey Emin: Angel Without You
L.A.: , at the Hammer Museum. Today, in Westwood. Hammer Conversations: Diana Nyad and Catherine Opie
Plus: Tickets are now on sale for Martin Creed’s at The Kitchen in NYC. Performances run from December 12 to 14. Work No. 1020
High Heels Crowd Surf , by Tod Seelie. (Image courtesy of the artist.)
Bright Nights, by Seelie, was just published by Prestel.
In the mail today came a book I am super ecstatic about: Tod Seelie’s , which gathers all of his New York photographs into one handy tome. Even as the city becomes a monochromatic carpet of condos and faux retro watering holes, Bright Nights Bright Nights is a reminder that even at its most Bloombergian New York has always retained pockets of creative chaos (and hopefully always will). This book is a tribute to those pockets — and all the bloody noses that come with it.
What’s more, I got to write an essay for this baby, which I’m pretty dang proud of. (Thank you, Jeff Stark, for the mad editing skills.) I’ve been an admirer of Tod’s work for years, from the time his images first started to pop up
on Flickr years ago. I’ve long been enthralled by what they covered: under-the-radar events like Bike Kill, Japanther concerts, vogue-ing competitions and journeys made by Swoon on her flotilla of hand-made rafts. But it’s his framing and his sense of color that makes his work rise above simple documentation.
It was a thrill to be able to contribute a few words to the spaces between the pictures. So go out and
get the book! And while you’re at it, check out Tod’s website, his Instagram, and his Twitter.
New Year’s Party Balloon, in Brisbane, Australia, 2011, by Anthony Lister. From The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti, by Rafael Schacter. A book launch will be held this evening at PowerHouse Arena in Brooklyn at 7pm. (Image courtesy the author and Yale University Press.)
NYC: Christian Marclay, , at Paula Cooper Gallery. Opens Friday, in Chelsea. New Paintings and Works on Paper
NYC: Dotty Attie, , at P.P.O.W. Opens Thursday, in Chelsea. The Lone Ranger
NYC: , at Dominque Lévy. Opens Saturday, on the Upper East Side. Boris Mikhailov: Four Decades
NYC: , at the Studio Museum in Harlem. Through March 9. Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art
NYC: , at 80WSE Gallery. Opens Saturday at 6pm, at NYU. Devotion: Excavating Bob Mizer
NYC: Matthew Newton, , at Airplane. This Saturday at 7pm. Two Friends Talking Duets
S.F.: , at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. This Saturday from noon to 9pm. Dissident Futures Art and Ideas Festival
L.A.: , at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Opens Thursday, at 8pm, in Santa Monica. Yutaka Stone and Benjamin Weissman: What Every Snowflake Knows In Its Heart
L.A.: , at Patrick Painter Gallery. Through December 21, in Santa Monica. Andrew Piedilato
L.A.: , at the Getty Center. Through February 9, in West L.A. Gods and Heroes: European Drawings of Classical Mythology
L.A.: , a discussion with Mark Bradford and Katy Siegel, at the High School of the Visual and Performing Arts. Saturday at 2pm, in downtown. The Un-Private Collection: Robert Rauschenberg
L.A.: , a screening and discussion of a film by Laura Poitras, at 356 S. Mission Road. This Saturday at 7pm, in Boyle Heights. The NSA Domestic Spying Program
Plus: Get your tickets for the premiere of Ryan Trecartin’s latest at BAMcinématek on December 11. They’re on-sale now.