National Life Insurance Company Building, project, 1924–25, by Frank Lloyd Wright. Part of the exhibit Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, opening Saturday. (Image courtesy of MoMA and The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives.)
- NYC: Carrie Mae Weems, The Museum Series, at the Studio Museum in Harlem. Opens Thursday, in Harlem.
- NYC: Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris, at the Metropolitan Museum. Opens today, on the Upper East Side.
- NYC: The Flowering of Edo Era Painting, at the Metropolitan Museum. Opens Saturday, on the Upper East Side.
- NYC: Hassan Hajjaj: Kesh Angels, at Taymour Grahne. Through March 2, in Tribeca
- NYC: Shirin Neshat: Our House is On Fire, at the Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space. Opens Thursday at 6pm, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Indie Tech Talks #16: Eddo Stern, at the NYU Game Innovation Lab. This Thursday at 7pm, in downtown Brooklyn.
- NYC: Resisting surveillance in practical and day-to-day situations, a panel with Adam Harvey, Geneviewe Hoffman, Becky Hurwitz, Ceren Erdem, at Apexart. This Saturday at 4pm, in downtown Manhattan.
- Northampton, Mass: The Eye is a Door: Landscape Photographs by Anne Whiston Spirn, at the Smith College Museum of Art. Opens Friday.
- L.A.: Fictions, with Josh Atlas, Srijon Chowdhury, Guan Rong and Alexandra Wiesenfeld, at Klowden Mann. Opens Saturday at 6pm, in Culver City.
- L.A.: LA Art Book Fair 2014, at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Starts this Friday at 11am through Sunday.
Untitled, 2011, by William O’Brien. Part of the artist’s solo show, William J. O’Brien, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, opening Saturday. (Image courtesy of the artist; Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago; Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York.)
- NYC: Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, at the Guggenheim Museum. Opens Friday.
- NYC: The Little Prince: A New York Story, at the Morgan Library & Museum. Opens Friday, in Midtown.
- NYC: tranzit, Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module, at the New Museum. Opens today, on the Lower East Side.
- NYC: Antonio Canova, The Seven Last Works, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Opens today, on the Upper East Side.
- NYC: Guy Ben Ner, Soundtrack, and Austin Lee, Ok Ok Ok Ok…, at Postmasters Gallery. Opens Saturday at 5:30pm, in Tribeca.
- NYC: Ferran Adrià, Notes on Creativity, at the Drawing Center. Opens Saturday, in SoHo.
- NYC: Sol LeWitt: Horizontal Progressions, at Pace. Opens Friday, on 25th Street, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Girls Against God magazine hosts Wolf Moon Gathering, an afternoon performance, at MoMA PS1. This Sunday at 3pm, in Queens.
- NYC: Wayne Herpich, New Vision Display, at Blackston Gallery. Opens Thursday at 6pm, on the Lower East Side.
- Ithaca, N.Y.: Beyond Earth Art, at the Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University. Opens Saturday.
- Chicago: Wordless!, a performance featuring the work of Art Spiegelman and Phillip Johnston, at Logan Center Performance Hall, at the University of Chicago. This Saturday at 3pm.
- Fort Worth: Focus: Fred Tomaselli, at The Modern. Through March 2.
- L.A.: Tea and Morphine: Women in Paris, 1880 to 1914, at the Hammer Museum. Opens Sunday, in Westwood.
- L.A.: Timothy Walker, at the Craft & Folk Art Museum. Opens Saturday, in Mid-Wilshire.
- L.A.: Kaz Oshiro, Chasing Ghosts, at the Charles White Elementary School Gallery. Opens Friday, in Westlake/Macarthur Park
- L.A.: Corporeal Impulse, at the Vincent Price Art Museum. Through April 12, in East L.A.
- L.A.: Blinding Desire: Unfolding Artists, at Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis. Opens Saturday, in Westchester.
- Santa Barbara: Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories are Worth Repeating, at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Opens Sunday.
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: Eyebeam Presents: 2014 Annual Showcase, at Eyebeam. Through February 1, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Andisheh Avini, at Marianne Boesky Gallery. Through February 15, in Chelsea.
- NYC: The Wayland Rudd Collection, a project organized by Yevgeniy Fiks, at Winkleman Gallery. Through February 15, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Grounded, at Pace Gallery. Through February 22, on 25th Street in Chelsea.
- NYC: Duke Riley, See You At the Finish Line, at Magnan Metz Gallery. Extended through January 25, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Con/Text, at Lync Tham. Through February 16, on the Lower East Side.
- NYC: Outside In, at Life on Mars. Through March 1, in Bushwick.
- NYC: Piero della Francesca, Personal Encounters, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Through March 30, on the Upper East Side.
- Fort Lauderdale: The Movement: Bob Adelman and Civil Rights Era Photography, at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. Through May 17, in downtown.
- Austin: Charles Long, at The Contemporary. Through April 20, at Laguna Gloria and the Jones Center.
- Torrance, Calif.: Reverb: Music as Both Inspiration and Content in Contemporary Art, at the Torrance Art Museum. Through March 8.
- Santa Ana, Calif.: Julianne Swartz and Ken Landauer, Miracle Report, at the Grand Central Art Center. Through May 11, in Downtown.
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: The Age of Small Things, at Dodge Gallery. Opens Saturday, on the Lower East Side.
- NYC: Alex Prager, Face in the Crowd, at Lehmann Maupin. Opens today, on the Lower East Side.
- NYC: Liz Glynn, On the Possibility of Salvage, at Paula Cooper Gallery. Opens Saturday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Between the Lines, at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery. Opens today, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Stan Douglas, Luanda-Kinshasa, at David Zwirner. Opens Thursday at 6pm, on 19th Street, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Ted Gahl, Sundays (Like the Brightest Light in the Theatre Shining on an Empty Stage), at Dodge Gallery. Open Saturday, on the Lower East Side.
- NYC: Joseph Beuys, Process: 1971-1985, at Rooster Gallery. Through February 9, on the Lower East Side.
- NYC: Stay in Love, curated by Chris Sharp, at Laurel Gitlen. Through February 2, on the Lower East Side.
- NYC: A Chromatic Loss, at Bortolami. Opens Thursday at 6pm, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Idiom 1, at Pierogi Gallery. Opens Friday at 7pm, in Williamsburg.
- NYC: Judith Braun, Linda Herritt and Oriane Stender, at Valentine Gallery. Opens Friday at 6pm, in Ridgewood/Bushwick.
- L.A.: Forensic Topology, a talk by Geoff Manaugh, at Machine Project. This Friday at 8pm, in Echo Park.
- L.A.: Liz Larner, at Regen Projects. Opens Saturday, in Hollywood.
- L.A.: Gavin Kenyon, at Blum & Poe. Opens Saturday, in Culver City.
- L.A.: Yassi Mazandi, Flowers, at Maloney Fine Arts. Opens Saturday at 6pm, in Culver City.
- L.A.: LA Recent Abstract Painting, at Red Pipe Gallery. Opens Saturday at 7pm, in Chinatown.
- L.A.: Ramiro Gomez, Domestic Scenes, at Charlie James Gallery. Opens Saturday at 7pm, in Chinatown.
- L.A.: Two Johns and a Whore, with John Fleck, John Roecker and many others, at Coagula Curatorial. Opens Saturday at 7pm, in Chinatown.
- L.A.: Bia Gayotto, Somewhere in Between: Silicon Valley, 2012, at Monte Vista Projects. Opens Saturday, in Highland Park.
- L.A.: Jonas N.T. Becker, Zol Zayn/What If?, at Shulamit Gallery. Opens Saturday, in Venice.
- L.A.: Animation for Adults, a film festival organized by the American Cinematheque. Through January 25 at the Egyptian Theatre, in Hollwyood.
- Paris: Stefano Ricci, L’histoire de l’ours, at Galerie Martel. Opens Friday.
- 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.: California Landscape Into Abstraction: Works from the Orange County Museum of Art, at OCMA. Opens Sunday, in Newport Beach.
- L.A.: John Kilduff, FastFood Paintings, at Blackstone Gallery. This Thursday, from noon to 9pm, in downtown.
- NYC: Emoji Art and Design Show, 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.
- NYC: Robert Mapplethorpe, Saints and Sinners, at Sean Kelly. Opens Saturday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Danny Fitgerald and Les Demi Dieux: Brooklyn Boys, at Steven Kasher Gallery. Opens today at 6pm, in Chelsea.
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: Edward Steichen in the 1920s and 1930s: A Recent Acquisition, at the Whitney Museum. Opens Friday.
- 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, American Landscapes, at DC Moore Gallery. Through December 21, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Guts, a group show, at the Abrons Arts Center. Opens this Friday at 6pm, on the Lower East Side.
- NYC: Serve the People: The Asian American Movement in New York, at the Interference Archive. Opens Thursday at 7pm, in Gowanus.
- Miami: Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, at CIFO. Opens this week, in the Wynwood District.
- Miami: Looking at Process, at the De La Cruz Collection. In the Wynwood District.
- Miami: 28 Chinese, at the Rubell Family Collection. Opens today, in the Wynwood District.
- Miami: Tracey Emin: Angel Without You, at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Opens today, in North Miami.
- L.A.: Hammer Conversations: Diana Nyad and Catherine Opie, at the Hammer Museum. Today, in Westwood.
- Plus: Tickets are now on sale for Martin Creed’s Work No. 1020 at The Kitchen in NYC. Performances run from December 12 to 14.