Opening in February
February 2, 2018

February 8–April 15

Diana Thater’s Snake River (1994) is included in Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974–1995 at MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The show is part of a series of exhibitions opening in February at arts organizations in the Boston area that explore the relationship between art and technology, the Boston Globe reports.

"Including the monitor-based work of a dozen international artists," Ara Osterweil writes in Artforum, "MIT’s upcoming exhibition recovers a crucial period of experimentation in the evolution of this media art while highlighting the important role women played in the movement." ARTnews points out Thater’s inclusion in the show in its Winter Preview.

Curated by Henriette Huldisch, the exhibition is accompanied by a series of public programs including talks and tours.

Image: Diana Thater, Snake River, 1994

February 9–May 13

Works by Stan Douglas and Isa Genzken, both of whom have upcoming solo exhibitions at David Zwirner in New York, will be on view in Faithless Pictures at the Nasjonalmuseet in Oslo. The exhibition has been curated by Andrea Kroksnes.

February 10–May 6

An installation by Oscar Murillo will be featured in Actions. The image of the world can be different, a group exhibition marking the opening of the refurbished Kettle’s Yard gallery in Cambridge, England. A preview of the exhibition in the Financial Times highlights the inclusion of Murillo’s work.

Related event:
Tuesday, February 20, 6:30 PM

Oscar Murillo will be in conversation with Andrew Nairne, Director of Kettle's Yard, and other artists included in the exhibition.

February 14–May 13    

Work by Jeff Koons, Sherrie Levine, and James Welling is included in Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, organized by Gianni Jetzer. "The economic prosperity and materialism of the 1980s brought about radically new approaches to art making and branding," Surface magazine notes, "a shift that this exhibition examines."

February 15–May 13

Curated by Catharina Manchanda, Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas will explore these artists’ work in the context of contemporary history painting. As Victoria L. Valentine writes in an extended preview for Culture Type, "The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) is organizing a major exhibition of three critically recognized African American artists . . . The exhibition will explore how their distinct approaches to figuration and history painting have recast the Western canon and challenged perceptions of race and representation in a contemporary context."

The exhibition is accompanied by a Yale University Press publication with texts by Jacqueline Francis and Lowery Stokes Sims, as well as interviews with Kerry James Marshall and Mickalene Thomas.

Related Event:
Thursday, February 15, 7 PM

Kerry James Marshall and Mickalene Thomas will discuss the new exhibition and their artistic practices at the museum.

Image: Kerry James Marshall, School of Beauty, School of Culture, 2012 (detail). Acrylic and glitter on unstretched canvas, 108 × 158 inches | 274 × 401 cm. Birmingham Museum of Art, Museum purchase with funds provided by Elizabeth (Bibby) Smith, the Collectors Circle for Contemporary Art, Jane Comer, the Sankofa Society, and general acquisition funds. © Kerry James Marshall