RIVERSIDE, ILLINOIS Riverside Arts Center An accomplished paper sculptor, the Chicago-based Park crafted each pillow in “Passing hours, space in between: I am breathing your air” from delicate white paper, seamed and sewed precisely; inside each is a hidden mechanism inducing the slightest movement in the center of the pillows, mimicking the rise and fall of a sleeping person’s torso.
NEW YORK Park Avenue Armory The Head & The Load, an installation and collaborative performance piece involving almost three dozen musicians, dancers, vocalists, and spoken word performers, along with processions and projections of Kentridge’s drawings and sculptures, is set during World War I. Like all of Kentridge’s work, however, it resonates with contemporary meaning.
SOUTH HADLEY, MASSACHUSETTS Mount Holyoke College Art Museum “Promise of the Infinite,” a mini-retrospective on view through June 16, focuses on one salient theme running from Jonas’s earliest performances (captured on 16mm film) to recent installations—the mirror as metaphor and object.
NEW YORK Leo Castelli Gallery Morris’s final exhibition, “Banners and Curses,” his 40th at the Leo Castelli Gallery, opened in late October, just weeks before his death, at age 87, from pneumonia. This final gesture, an urgent wake-up call, aligns Morris’s darkly expansive vision with a contemporary moment commensurate with its prophetic and sublime cynicism.
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA The Mattress Factory Relationships across body, space, and time unite these new works by William Earl Kofmehl III, Laleh Mehran, OSGEMEOS (Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo), Karina Smigla-Bobinski, and Christina A. West.
WASHINGTON, DC Mexican Cultural Institute Krauze and Liotta offer a different take on the pursuit of uncluttered intentionality that is at once rooted in the sensual exploration of stone and a need for order. While aspects of Land Art and Minimalism inspire both artists, Krauze engages viscerally with the land and the materiality of stone, traveling to the border to gather shards.
SAVANNAH, GEORGIA SCAD Museum of Art Nurture, fragility, and protection have always been prominent themes for Brooklyn-based Monica Cook. Using a variety of media, her work often explores these subjects within the human context, through gestures like feeding and grooming.
LONDON Tate Modern Thanks to a series of experiential interventions by Cuban artist and activist Tania Bruguera, a street fair atmosphere recently took hold of Tate Modern’s cavernous Turbine Hall. In the central space, children performed cartwheels and people pressed limbs to a heat-sensitive floor, watching delightedly as ghostly imprints surfaced.