Category: Installation

Calendar. 03.26.14.

Untitled, 2012-13, by Helen Pashgian
Untitled, 2012-2013, by Helen Pashgian. Part of the artist’s solo show, Light Invisible, at the L.A. County Museum of Art, in Los Angeles. Opens Sunday, in Mid-Wilshire. (Courtesy of Helen Pashgian. Photograph by Josh Morton.)

  • L.A.: Heaven and Earth: Byzantine Illumination at the Culture Crossroads, at the Getty Museum. Through June 22, in West L.A.
  • L.A.: (en)Gendered (in)Equity: The Gallery Tally Poster Project, at ForYourArt. Opens Saturday at 6pm.
  • L.A.: Allen Ruppersberg, Drawing and Writing, 1972-1989, at Marc Selwin. Through May 17, in Beverly Hills.
  • Torrance: Prep School: Prepper & Survivalist Ideologies and Utopian/Dystopian Visions, at the Torrance Art Museum. Opens Saturday.
  • Miami: Anselm Kiefer, at the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse. Through April 26, in the Wynwood District.
  • NYC: When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South, at the Studio Museum. Opens Thursday, in Harlem.
  • NYC: Matthias Bitzer: Saturnine Swing, at Marianne Boesky Gallery. Opens Thursday, in Chelsea.
  • NYC: Heather Rowe, William Monk, Richard T. Walker, at James Cohan Gallery. Opens Thursday, in Chelsea.
  • NYC: Daniel Canogar, Small Data, at Bitforms. Opens Thursday at 6pm, in Chelsea.
  • NYC: Allan Wexler, Breaking Ground, at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts. Opens Saturday at 6pm, in Chelsea.
  • NYC: 1st 20 Years, at Adam Baumgold Gallery. Opens today at 6pm, on the Upper East Side.
  • Madrid: Eltono, Amalgama, at Slowtrack. Opens Thursday.
  • Belgium: Stephan Balkenhol, at Deweer Gallery. Opens Sunday at 3pm, in Otegem.
  • Hong Kong: Billy Childish: Edge of the Forest, at Lehmann Maupin. Opens Thursday.

Calendar. 02.28.14.

Gas Giant, by Jacob Hashimoto.
An installation view of Jacob Hashimoto’s Gas Giant, at the MOCA Pacific Design Center. Opens Saturday, in West Hollywood. (Image nabbed from Nancy Lee’s Instagram.)

  • 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.

Calendar. 11.01.13.

A still from the film Lions Love (…and lies), 1968, by Agnès Varda. From the exhibition Agnès Varda in Californialand, at the L.A. County Museum of Art.
A scene from Agnès Varda’s 1968 film Lions Love (…and lies) pays tribute to Magritte. From the exhibition Agnès Varda in Californialand, at the L.A. County Museum of Art. Opens Sunday, in Mid-Wilshire. (Image courtesy of Max Raab and Agnès Varda.)

  • L.A.: Jim Shaw, at Blum & Poe. Opens today, in Culver City.
  • L.A.: Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland, at the MOCA Pacific Design Center. Opens Saturday, in West Hollywood.
  • L.A.: Life: On the Moon, at Various Small Fires. Opens Saturday at 3pm, in Venice.
  • L.A.: Smashism: A Night of Video, Performance and Ephemeral Installation. Opens Saturday at 7pm, in Chinatown.
  • L.A.: Nam June Paik, at Thomas Solomon Gallery. Opens Saturday, in Chinatown.
  • L.A.: Chris Ware in conversation with Michael Silverblatt: Writing the Graphic Landscape, at the Fowler Museum. Takes place in two weeks, on Thursday, November 14, at 7:30pm. Advance RSVP is required.
  • S.F.: Diane Arbus: 1971-1956, at Fraenkel Gallery. Through December 28.
  • Portland, Ore.: Ann Hamilton, a reading, at Elizabeth Leach. Opens Saturday.
  • Portland, Ore.: Samantha Wall, indivisible, at Ampersand Gallery. Through November 30.
  • NYC: Rituals of Rented Island: Object Theater, Loft Performance and the New Psychodrama — Manhattan, 1970-1980. Through February 2, on the Upper East Side.
  • NYC: William Kentridge, The Refusal of Time, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Through May 11.
  • NYC: General Howe, Nursery, at Kianga Ellis Projects. Through November 9, in Chelsea.
  • NYC: Eugenio Espinoza, Going Blind Faith, at Blackston Gallery. Opens Sunday at 6pm, on the Lower East Side.
  • NYC: Dale Henry: The Artist Who Left New York, at the Clocktower Gallery. Through November 29, in downtown Manhattan. This is the last exhibition in the Clocktower’s gallery space.
  • NYC: Be sure to check out Tony Feher’s Albuquerque Landing on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx. He turned an empty lot into a color field painting just north of the Bronx Museum — and respected the graff! Props to him. Coincidentally, I took a pic of this same lot back in August.
  • NYC: Alexander Calder, Calder Shadows, at Venus Over Manhattan. Opens Monday at 6pm, on the Upper East Side.
  • NYC: Rachel Farmer, Ancestors, at A.I.R. Gallery. Through November 30, in Dumbo.
  • Kingston, NY: Mark Hogancamp, Saving the Major, at One Mile Gallery. Opens Saturday at 6pm, in the Hudson Valley.
  • Washington, D.C.: Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Through March 2.
  • Blacksburg, Va.: Jennifer Steinkamp, Madame Curie, 2011, and Leo Villareal, Digital Sublime, at the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech. Through December 1 and 15, respectively. (P.S. someone help Virginia Tech with their horribly long URLs.)
  • Miami Beach: TIME, at the Bass Museum. Opens Saturday.

Calendar. 10.09.13.

Deodorized Central Mass with Satellites. 1991/1999, by Mike Kelley. ( Images courtesy of Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Los Angeles. Photography: Joshua White/
Deodorized Central Mass with Satellites, 1991/1999, by Mike Kelley. Part of the exhibit Mike Kelley, at MoMA PS1. Opens Sunday, in Long Island City. (Courtesy of Perry Rubenstein Gallery. Photograph by Joshua White/

  • NYC: Rebirth: Recent Work by Mariko Mori, at the Japan Society. Opens Friday, in Midtown.
  • NYC: The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution, at the New-York Historical Society. Opens Friday, on the Upper West Side.
  • NYC: The Nelson A. Rockefeller Vision: In Pursuit of the Best, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • NYC: Llyn Foulkes, and Counter Forms: Tetsumi Kudo, Alina Szapocznikow, Paul Thek, Hannah Wilke, at Andrea Rosen Gallery. Opens Saturday, in Midtown.
  • NYC: Thomas Eggerer, Gesture and Territory, at Friedrich Petzel. Opens Thursday, in Chelsea.
  • NYC: No Longer Empty Presents: Jan Tichy, at 196 Stanton Street at Attorney Street. Opens Thursday at 6pm, on the Lower East Side.
  • NYC: Rollin Leonard, Trunks, Stems and Heads, at Transfer Gallery. Opens Saturday, in East Williamsburg.
  • NYC: Between the Door and the Street, a performance initiated by Suzanne Lacy, at Park Place and the Brooklyn Museum. Opens Thursday, in Brooklyn. The performance will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, October 19.
  • NYC: Vernacular Criticism, a talk by Brian Droitcour, at the New Museum. This Saturday at 3pm, on the Lower East Side.
  • L.A.: Joe Sola, Portraits: An Exhibition in TIF Sigfrids’ Ear, at Tif Sigfrids. Opens Saturday, in Hollywood.
  • L.A.: Creative Collaboration in Music and Architecture: Frank Gehry, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Nicolai Ourossoff, in conversation at the Hammer Museum. Next Tuesday at 7:30pm, in Westwood.
  • Nottingham: Asco, No Movies, at Nottingham Contemporary. Opens Saturday.
  • Luxembourg: Brent Birnbaum, Ride (w/) The Wind, at Casino Luxembourg. Opens Saturday.

A different way of thinking about L.A.’s sprawl.

Andres Jaque at REDCAT in Los Angeles (Photo by C-Monster)

L.A. may be derided for its sprawl, but Spanish architect Andrés Jaque says the city’s in-between spaces make for a unique brand of urbanism — not to mention, some highly creative informal architecture. He has created installations inspired by these spaces in his new show at REDCAT in downtown. You can read all about it in my story in ARCHITECT.


Bits and scraps: An installation about all that remains after we die.

Nothing Else Left, 2013 by Adriana Salazar at the Grand Central Art Center
A view of Nothing Else Left, 2013, at the Grand Central Art Center. (Photo by C-M.)

Colombian artist Adriana Salazar has a pair of very stirring installations at the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana and the California-Pacific Triennial at the Orange County Museum of Art. My story about her work (and her very unusual research methods) is now up at KCRW. Please tune in!


In Channa Horwitz’s Orange Grid.

Inside Orange Grid by Channa Horwitz at Francois Ghebaly.

I recently spent some quality time inside Channa Horwitz‘s installation at François Ghebaly in Culver City, the last gallery show organized by the artist before her death in April. I liked the installation so much I made a GIF of all its movable parts (in addition to putting together a few words about it). Horwitz also has an interesting personal story. Click through to Hyperallergic to get the scoop — and the GIF.