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MONIR FARMANFARMAIAN

SOLO EXHIBITION
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Possibility. Mirror Works and Drawings, 1974–2014
March 13, June 3, 2015
http://www.guggenheim.org/

This exhibition premiered at the Fundação de Serralves–Museu de Arte Contemporânea in Porto, Portugal, to great critical success before traveling to New York. The works on view trace a key time in Farmanfarmaian's artistic evolution, which has been shaped at once by cataclysmic geopolitical upheavals, ancient Persian traditions, and the New York art scene of the 1950s. The arc of Farmanfarmaian's creative development remains one of the great untold stories of modern art.


DARREN WATERSTON

SOLO EXHIBITION
MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts
Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty
March 29, 2014, February 22, 2015
http://www.massmoca.org/

This exhibition features a selection of Waterston's works on wood panel and canvas. These luminous paintings, which seem to glow from within, transport viewers to other-worldly spaces, somewhat familiar but unhinged from a particular time or place.They express both the grotesque and the beautiful, hinting at utopian fantasies and Arcadian dreams, as well as apocalyptic nightmares. Filthy Lucre is the center piece of this exhibition, it's a contemporary homage to James McNeill Whistler's 1876 decorative masterpiece Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room. This ambitious installation will travel to the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. and will be on view from May, 2015, December, 2016


AI WEIWEI

SOLO EXHIBITION
FOR-SITE Foundation, Alcatraz Island, California
@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz
September 27, 2014–April 26, 2015
http://www.for-site.org/

The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is internationally renowned for work that defies the distinction between art and activism. In this exhibition of new works created specifically for Alcatraz, Ai responds to the island's layered legacy as a 19th-century military fortress, a notorious federal penitentiary, a site of Native American heritage and protest, and now one of America's most visited national parks. Revealing new perspectives on Alcatraz, the exhibition raises questions about freedom of expression and human rights that resonate far beyond this particular place.


KOTA EZAWA

PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION
Kota Ezawa: Boardwalk, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
June 28, 2014–November 30, 2015
http://www.ybca.org/kota-ezawa-boardwalk

San Francisco-based Kota Ezawa rebuilds a side view of the Seaside Heights boardwalk, which was devastated during Hurricane Sandy, in YBCA's Third Street Courtyard. Titled Boardwalk, this bold architectural structure is transformed, the amusement park becomes sculpture, and a courtyard becomes an amusement park, revealing the shared visual and experiential elements between these two environments. Restoring the boardwalk by proxy, the project, in the artist's words, acts as a type of "visual disaster relief."

 

DAVID MAISEL

SOLO EXHIBITION
David Maisel-Black Maps: American Landscape and the Apocalyptic Sublime, University of New Mexico
Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM
September 13–December 20, 2014


JAUME PLENSA

PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION
Jaume Plensa: 1004 Portraits, Millennium Park, Chicago, IL
June 18, 2014–December 31, 2015

Main Pages: Art Fairs
2014 Expo Chicago, Chicago, IL
http://www.expochicago.com/galleries/gallery?gid=3592


JOHN CHIARA

GROUP EXHIBITION
Initial Public Offering, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
March 1, 2014–August 24, 2014
http://www.sanjosemuseumofart.org/initial-public-offering






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