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Polaroid Hand (B&W&C), 1972/2014, by Lew Thomas. Part of the artist’s solo exhibition Structural(ism) and Photography, at Cherry and Martin in Los Angeles. Opens Saturday at 4pm, in Culver City. (Image courtesy of the artist and Cherry and Martin.)
- L.A.: Stephen Prina: Take It or Leave It, a live solo concert, at the Hammer Museum. Tonight at 7:30pm, in Westwood.
- L.A.: Ryan Trecartin: Four New Movies, at the L.A. County Museum of Art. Next Tuesday, March 25, at 7:30pm, in Mid-Wilshire.
- L.A.: Closing reception for Out of Sight Out of Mind, at Machine Project. This Sunday at 6pm, in Echo Park.
- L.A.: John Tweddle and Ken Price, at Kayne Griffin Corcoran. Through May 3, in Mid-City.
- L.A.: Patricia Fernández, Paseo de los Melancólicos, and Rebecca Morris, Fantastic L.A., at LAXART. Through April 26, in Culver City.
- Seattle: Rick Prelinger, No More Road Trips?, at the Henry Art Gallery. This Friday at 7pm, at the University of Washington.
- NYC: Danny Licul, Model Citizens, at Gallery Sensei. Opens Friday, on the Lower East Side.
- NYC: Bystander, a new performance by Liz Magic Laser, at The Kitchen. This looks like it’s gonna be the shizzle. Starts next Thursday, in Chelsea. Tickets on sale now.
- NYC: Leigh Ledare, at Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Opens Friday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Ben Gocker, Scaredy Cat City, at PPOW Gallery. Opens today, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Jeffrey Vallance and Carla Klein, at Tanya Bonakdar. Opens today, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Katie Armstrong, Dark Spring, at BravinLee. Opens Friday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Coding the Body, at Apexart. Opens today, in Tribeca.
- NYC: Steve Powers (aka ESPO) will be presenting his new book, A Love Letter to the City, at the Strand. Next Tuesday at 7pm, in the Village.
- Boston: Permission to be Global: Latin American Art from the Ellan Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Through July 13.
- London: Carolee Schneeman, Water Light/Water Needle, at the Hales Gallery. Through April 12.
- Frankfurt: The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Hell, Purgatory Revisted by Contemporary African Artists, at the Museum Für Modern Kunst. Opens Friday.
How to Try and be OK with the Contemporary Art Market, 2014 by William Powhida. Part of the artist’s solo exhibition, Overculture, at Postmasters Gallery, opening Saturday at 5:30pm, in New York. (Courtesy of the artist and Postmasters. See it large.)
- L.A.: Michaela Eichwald, Barry Johnston, Mathias Kryger, Frances Scholz, Jill Spector, at Tif Sigfrids. Opens Saturday at 4pm, in Hollywood.
- L.A.: Lost and Found: The Secrets of Archimedes, at the Huntington Library. Opens Saturday, in San Marino.
- L.A.: Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork, at the Autry. Opens Saturday, in Griffith Park.
- L.A.: The Architecture and Design Film Festival, at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. Starts today, in downtown.
- L.A.: Drowning and swallowing this text, with various artists, at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. Opens Friday at 7pm, in Hollywood.
- L.A.: Ron Athey: Sebastiane, at the Hammer Museum. Tomorrow at 7:30pm, in Westwood.
- S.F.: Katy Grannan: The 99, at Fraenkel Gallery.
- New Orleans: The Donna Perret Rosen Lecture: Calvin Tomkins, Dodie Kazanjian and Adam D. Weinberg, at the New Orleans Museum of Art. This Friday at 6pm.
- NYC: Other Primary Structures, at the Jewish Museum. Opens Friday, on the Upper East Side.
- NYC: Museum Starter Kit: Open With Care, at El Museo del Barrio. Opens today, on the Upper East Side.
- NYC: Bill Cunningham: Facades and The Black Fives, at the New-York Historical Society. Opens Friday on the Upper West Side.
- NYC: Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937, at the Neue Galerie. Opens Thursday, on the Upper East Side.
- NYC: Carpets of the East in Paintings of the West, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Through June 29, on the Upper East Side.
- NYC: Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection, at the Rubin Museum of Art. Through March 2015, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Robert Heinecken: Object Matter, at the Museum of Modern Art. Opens Saturday, in Midtown.
- NYC: Oswaldo Vigas: Transfigurations, at Dillon Gallery. Opens Thursday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Sharon Hayes, Fingernails on a blackboard, at Andrea Rosen Gallery. Opens Friday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Jerome Liebling: Matter of Life and Death, at Steven Kasher Gallery. Opens Thursday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Andrea Bowers and Suzanne Lacy: Drawing Lessons, at the Drawing Center. Opens Saturday, in SoHo. Groups need to reserve in advance to see the performance.
- NYC: Ali Banisadr, Motherboard, at Sperone Westwater. Through April 19, on the Lower East Side.
- London: Haim Steinbach: once again the world is flat, at the Serpentine Galleries. Through April 21.
I’m on KCRW’s Good Food talkin’ ’bout my Lucky Peach story on the donero luchador of East L.A., Abel Nabor Campos (a.k.a. El Asesino Geminis), with none other than Evan Kleiman. The segment contains audio of his cry, which is truly wondrous. Check it out here.
Special thanks to producer Gillian Ferguson for making me sound good while I was sick. And high five to photographer Naomi Harris for letting me nab the image above. (Follow her on Instagram for the further adventures of Maggs the Dog!)
Sciencia, 1998, by Maria Lassnig. On view as part of the artist’s solo exhibition at MoMA PS1, which coincides with a show of work by Christoph Schlingensief. Opens Sunday, in Long Island City. (Image courtesy of MoMA PS1.)
- NYC: 2014 Whitney Biennial, at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Opens Friday, on the Upper East Side.
- NYC: The Whitney Houston Biennial, at 20 Jay Street. This Sunday at 8pm, in Dumbo.
- NYC: Gaugin: Metamorphoses, at the Museum of Modern Art. Opens Saturday, in Midtown.
- NYC: Mira Schendel, at Hauser & Wirth. Through April 26, on the Upper East Side.
- NYC: AFTERSHOCK: The Impact of Radical Art (Minors Not Permitted), at Edelman Arts. Through May 12.
- NYC: Mingei: Are You Here?, at Pace Gallery. Opens Friday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Beatrice Caracciolo, Cinabrese, at Paula Cooper Gallery. Opens Saturday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Jorge Pardo, Inert, at Petzel. Through April 5, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Aki Sasamoto: Sunny in the Furnace, at The Kitchen. Daily from Thursday through Sunday at 8pm, in Chelsea. Tickets $15.
- NYC: Beth Krebs, Beat the Band, at Station Independent Projects. Opens today at 6pm, on the Lower East Side.
- Peekskill, N.Y.: Carla Gannis, The Non-Facial Recognition Project, at the WCC Center for Digital Arts. Through April 5.
- Northampton, Mass.: Maya Lin, the 11th Annual Miller Lecture in Art and Art History, at the Smith College Museum of Art. Next Tuesday at 7:30pm at Wright Hall.
- L.A.: Andrea Fraser performs May I Help You?, at the Hammer Museum. This Saturday from 3-5pm, in Westwood.
- L.A.: Taryn Simon, Birds of the West Indies, at Gagosian Gallery. Through April 12, in Beverly Hills.
- L.A.: Finishing School in collaboration with artists Nadia Afghani and Matt Fisher, We Will Show You Fear in a Handful of Dust, at Occidental College. Starts Friday, in Eagle Rock.
- Marseilles: ASCO & Friends: Exiled Portraits, at Friche Belle de Mai. Opens Saturday.
- L.A.: Robert Mapplethorpe, As Above, So Below, at OHWOW. Opens today at 7pm, in West Hollywood.
- L.A.: Walead Bashty, Selected Bodies of Work, at Regen Projects. Through April 5, in Hollywood.
- L.A.: Nicola Tyson, at Susanne Vielmetter Projects. Opens Saturday, in Culver City.
- L.A.: Yoshitimo Nara, at Blum & Poe. Opens Saturday, in Culver City.
- L.A.: Ray Eames, In the Spotlight, at the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery. Opens today at the Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena.
- Marfa: Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler, Sound Speed Marker, at Ballroom Marfa. Opens today at 6pm.
- NYC: Let’s Get Digital: Spectrum Presents a Conversation on Digital Art, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Today at 6:30pm, on the Upper East Side.
- NYC: Radiant Light: Stained Glass from Canterbury Cathedal, at the Cloisters. Through May 18, in Fort Tryon Park.
- NYC: Germaine Richier, at Dominique Lévy, in collaboration with Galerie Perrotin. Through April 12, on the Upper East Side.
- NYC: Jorge Pardo, Inert, at Petzel Gallery. Opens Saturday at 6pm, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Erwin Wurm, Synthesa, at Lehmann Maupin. Through April 19, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Kiki Smith: Wonder, at Pace Gallery. Opens today, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Sebastian Masuda, Colorful Rebellion — Seventh Nightmare, at Kianga Ellis Projects. through March 29, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Rashaad Newsome, Five, at the Drawing Center. Next Thursday, March 6, in SoHo. RSVP required.
- NYC: Abbott and Marville: The City in Transition, at Howard Greenberg Gallery. Opens April 11, in SoHo.
- NYC: Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder, In Orbit, at the Boiler. Opens today at 7pm, in Williamsburg.
- Tokyo: The Marvelous Real: Contemporary Spanish and Latin American Art from the MUSAC Collection, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. Through May 11.
- Beirut: Animism, at Ashkal Alwan. Through April 4.
I’ve got a profile of the donut-making luchador of East LA (aka Abel Nabor Campos, aka El Asesino Geminis) in the Winter 2014 issue of Lucky Peach and it’s got amazeballs photography by the awesome Naomi Harris. You can order the issue off of Amazon or better yet, subscribe to Lucky Peach and get a whole year’s worth!
The story is not online, so the only way to read it is to get the mag! Please check it. I’m really proud of this one. Nabor Campos has a truly inspiring story.
Performa Obscura, by Athi-Patra Ruga, in collaboration with Mikhael Subotzky. Part of the exhibit Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, in collaboration with SFMOMA, in San Francisco. Opens Friday. (Photo: Ruth Simbao, courtesy Athi-Patra Ruga.)
- Oakland: Rick Prelinger, Lost Landscapes of Oakland, a screening, at the Oakland Museum of California. This Saturday at 3pm.
- Claremont, Calif.: Andrea Bowers: #sweetjane, at the Pomona College of Art Museum, and the Pitzer College Galleries. Through April 13.
- L.A.: Masood Kamandy, M.O.O.P. (Matter Out of Place), and Josh Reames, #PAINTING, at Luis de Jesus. Opens Saturday at 6pm, in Culver City.
- L.A.: Raster Raster, at Aran Cravey. Opens Saturday at 6pm, in West Hollywood.
- L.A.: In 2040…, at Jaus. Opens Friday at 6:30pm, in Santa Monica
- Fort Worth: Art and Appetite: American Art, Culture, and Cuisine, at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Opens Saturday.
- St. Louis: Dear Nemesis: Nicole Eisenman 1993-2013, at the Contemporary Art Museum. Through April 13.
- New Orleans: Mel Chin: Rematch, at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Opens Friday.
- NYC: Medium As Muse: Woodcuts and the Modern Book, at the Morgan Library & Museum. Opens Friday, in Midtown.
- NYC: Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe, at the Guggenheim Museum. Opens Friday on the Upper East Side.
- NYC: Lucas Samaras: Offerings From a Restless Soul, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Opens Monday, on the Upper East Side.
- NYC: Kelley Walker, at Paula Cooper Gallery. Opens Saturday, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Implicit Horizon, at Mixed Greens. Through March 15, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Erwin Redl, In Motion, at Bitforms Gallery. Through March 15, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Katie Bell, Light Weight, at Mixed Greens. Through March 15, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Re-View: Onnasch Colleciton, at Hauser & Wirth. Through April 12, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Jeff Baij, Yautja Moms, at Interstate. Opens Friday at 6pm, in Bushwick.
- London: A Not So Still Life: Naked Portraits by Lucien Freud, at Luxembourg & Dayan. Through April 5.