EUREKA, CALIFORNIA Morris Graves Museum of Art Burn Pile might function like a compass, redirecting our perception of truth to a sector located elsewhere, where logic does not apply.
SINGAPORE Singapore Art Museum For Lee, abstract painting has long been more than a means to experiment with form and color on a flat surface. Rather than creating images or pictures, she stages her works as sensuous, spatial objects that bring surrounding architecture to life.
PHILADELPHIA Barnes Foundation Brendan Fernandes’s Returning to Before, commissioned by the Barnes Foundation in response to the exhibition “William Edmondson: A Monumental Vision,” proposes that gesture can reach back through time and connect us with the past.
NEW YORK New Museum Lee’s interest in carnage, eroticism, the abject, and intuitive creative interventions is in line with Surrealist practice; while her biomorphic forms, sinuous lines, and painterliness constitute a response to Abstract Expressionism.
HOUSTON Museum of Fine Arts Unlike much video art, which (for me, anyway) remains prohibitively esoteric, Rist’s work keeps accruing mainstream accessibility; in 2016, Beyoncé famously channeled the whimsical, eight-minute Ever is Over All (1997) in her music video Hold Up.
BERLIN KW Institute for Contemporary Art Putting forth a haptic otherness that nods to classical sculpture’s concern with the human form while simultaneously underpinning it with a sly, understated humor, David joins the company of those the late literary critic Hugh Kenner deemed “the stoic comedians.”
BOSTON Institute of Contemporary Art Simone Leigh’s first-ever museum retrospective demonstrates her abiding use of clay (and nascent use of bronze) as a material and conceptual means to amplify Black female experiences and the spaces created by Black feminists.
CHICAGO Patron Gallery Though his works are deeply informed by São Paulo’s Modernist and Brutalist histories, his works are unburdened by too much rationality. Perfectly molded, dyed concrete forms take on the colors of a sunset—bright, crisp blue; nostalgic, dusty pink; pale, rusty orange.