Ken Lum at Marc Jancou Contemporary

Ken Lum, Norgate Mall, 2013
Marc Jancou Contemporary is pleased to present works from Ken Lum’s Mini-Mall series for the first exhibition in its new location. Over the course of his thirty-year career, Lum has developed a large and complex body of work that focuses on the complexity of identity formation in both public and private realms. The exhibition will include works shown at the artist’s 2012 survey at the Vancouver Art Gallery as well as new pieces being presented for the first time.

Lum’s Mini-Mall works build upon ideas of subjectivity and community set forth in his earlier Shopkeeper (2000-2009) series, exhibited last year at Jancou in Geneva. The Shopkeeper series comprises individualized sign-like works for fictitious but plausible urban communities marked by immigration flux and economic turmoil. The Mini-Mall series calls attention to community formation within the parameters of the sign form itself. The works point to the diverse and changing ethnic and economic demographics of the neighborhoods to which they serve.

Marc Jancou Contemporary
24 West 57th Street, 6th Floor

For more information, visit Marc Jancou.

The River Between Us Featuring Ken Lum at Laumeier Sculpture Park

Ken Lum, The Space Between Scott and Plessy, 2013
The River Between Us was curated by Marilu Knode, Executive Director, Laumeier Sculpture Park and Joe Baker former Director, Longue Vue House and Gardens.

Participating artists include: Thomas Easterly, Courtney Egan, Matts Leiderstam, Donald Lipski, Ken Lum, Allan McCollum, Jenny Price, Alec Soth, Robert Stackhouse, Mel Watkin, Bernard Williams, Keith Williams
St. Louis and New Orleans have many issues of common concern and are physically linked by the mighty Mississippi River. The River Between Us will showcase works that reflect how the lives of people in both communities have always been intertwined with the river’s role in US history.

The exhibit is the second collaboration between Laumeier and Longue Vue House and Gardens in New Orleans. Marilu Knode, Laumeier’s Executive Director said, “this is the first time the connections between our two cities have been explored through the visual arts. We’re excited to expose Laumeier and Longue Vue guests to the artists’ interpretations of the social evolution of St. Louis and New Orleans.”

The River Between Us runs from 04.13 -- 08.25.13.

Laumeier Sculpture Park12580 Rott Road
1-270 & 1-44 in Sunset Hills
St. Louis, MO  

For more info, please visit Laumeier.

Adhocracy Featuring Orkan Telhan at New Museum

Adhocracy brings together an international group of designers, practitioners, networks, and platforms responding to epochal changes and questioning the very definition of design. 

The exhibition explores a new direction in contemporary design through twenty-five projects—presented through artifacts, objects, and films. In the place of standardized, industrialized perfection, the exhibition embraces imperfection as evidence of an emerging force of identity, individuality, and nonlinearity in design. As design welcomes the new technologies of the information age, the field itself is being reshaped. Some have built their practice around the collaborative ideology of the open source movement; others explore the opportunities opened up by new low-cost fabrication technologies. Some are exploring new economic models of production; others are challenging the established hierarchies between designers and end-users.

Curated by Joseph Grima, Editor of DOMUS magazine, Adhocracy was originally organized by Grima and IKSV for the 2012 Istanbul Design Biennial. Grima has adapted his original exhibition for New York and the New Museum and opens as part of the second biennial IDEAS CITY Festival in downtown Manhattan from May 1–4, 2013.

New Museum
235 Bowery

For more info, please visit Adhocracy

Sitting Between the Sea and the Buildings: A Symposium of Poets and Artists Featuring Terry Adkins

The Joan Mitchell Foundation, Poetry Foundation, and special guests convene for a symposium on various ways artists and poets develop their work through collaboration. Taking Joan Mitchell's legacy of collaboration with poets as a starting point, the day will include talks, readings, demonstrations, and performances that explore intersections of visual art and poetry.

Participants include poets Bill Berkson, Douglas Kearney, and John Yau; visual artists Terry Adkins, Lesley Dill, and Mildred Howard; and April Sheridan and Stephen Woodall of the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago. The afternoon will conclude with the announcement of a commissioned performance piece, to be created collaboratively by Adkins and Kearney. The goal of the commission is to examine and experience how collaboration can change the way artists and poets think and work.

Sitting Between the Sea and the Buildings, named after the first line of John Ashbery's "The Painter," is organized by the Joan Mitchell Foundation and Poetry magazine in connection with the exhibition currently on view at the Poetry Foundation: Joan Mitchell: At Home in Poetry. The exhibition features a large-scale quadriptych painting, Minnesota (1980), as well as photographs, correspondence, print portfolios, and artists' books Joan Mitchell created in collaboration with poets. It will be open through May 31.

Sitting Between the Sea and the Buildings: A Symposium of Poets and Artists will be held Saturday, May 11, 2013, from 12:00 PM-6:00 PM.
Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street

Chicago, Illinois

For more information, please visit www.poetryfoundation.org.


Tadashi Moriyama (MFA '06) Exhibits Planetalgia

Tadashi Moriyama, Planetalgia


April 11 - July 4, 2013

Planetalgia is an accumulation of paintings, sculptures, performance, and animation, inspired by concepts from the book Lunartix by Seigou Matsuoka. Matsuoka coins the term "Planetary Nostalgia" as a sweet and bitter sentiment. Loosely translated, he writes "Since we cannot escape from the Earth, we feel despair for our fate and leave our destination on the unreachable but intimate moon, and yearn for it endlessly."

Opening Reception Thursday April 18, 6-8pm
Creative Cocktail Hour: 6-10pm

Galleries open daily: 2:00 - 9:00 PM or happily by appointment.
For more information visit tadashimoriyama.com and www.realartways.org

Brent Wahl (MFA '06) at the Print Center

Brent Wahl, Double Waterfall, 2013
Fiat Lux
April 11 – May 24, 2013
Fiat Lux: Stefan Abrams, Micah Danges, James Johnson, Anna Neighbor & Brent Wahl
Fiat Lux is a group exhibition of work by five Philadelphia artists. While each of the artists trained as a photographer and has taught photography at universities and art schools in Philadelphia, none has a simple or straightforward relationship with the medium. Photography is central to the work of all these artists, but their explorations of the potentials and shortcomings of the medium result in a surprisingly diverse group of works.
The Print Center
1614 Latimer Street



UPenn MFA Open Studios April 11

Please join us on Thursday, April 11 for our Spring Open Studio event.  Thirty-one current MFA Candidates from the University of Pennsylvania will be in studio to present their work to the public.  Don't miss your chance to explore all of the exciting projects being made in our Interdisciplinary Studio Art program!

Studios are located in three buildings on Penn's campus:
    The Morgan Building- 205 S. 34th Street
    Duhring Wing- 236 S. 34th Street
    Franklin Annex- 3451 Walnut Street

Maps will be available on site, follow the signs to find us.

Plus! Two exhibitions on view in the Physical Lab and the White Room @ The Morgan Building.