A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in New York: a lecture on photographer Garry Winogrand by fellow photographer and essayist Leo Rubinfien, at the Pratt Institute; a launch for a book-length poem by Deanna Havas at Printed Matter; a three-artist panel discussion at the Whitney Museum on its Jeff Koons exhibition; Kevin Beasley in conversation with Lumi Tan at the Studio Museum; and a panel discussion on institutional critique at the Queens Museum.
A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in Los Angeles: a pop-up gay arthouse called the Adonis Project at Human Resources; the launch of the Step and Repeat performance series at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles; a poetry reading by Anthony McCann at Machine Project; and a discussion at the Getty Museum between painter John Currin and the museum's director, James Cuno.
Best known as the Academy Award-nominated director of such films as Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive, David Lynch is also a prolific painter and printmaker. His retrospective "The Unified Field" opens next week at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he trained as a painter and made his first forays into filmmaking during the late 1960s.
"Brutal Interference": Jim Dine Revisits Communist-Era Student Artworks
An exhibition opening in London today showcases prints by Jim Dine that employ Communist-era imagery created by anonymous East German art students and recently discovered by Dine in the shop of a pair of Berlin-based printmakers. "A History of Communism," at Alan Cristea Gallery (Sept. 10-Oct. 7), features an eponymous series of 45 works by the Pop artist that reconsider the echoes of communism by exploiting the chance preservation of some students' lithographic drawings.
Just Give Me Some Action: Vienna Actionists Come to New York
The sexual, violent and scatological performances of the Vienna Actionists, a group of artists whose operations began in the 1960s, are among the art world's most notorious. Members Günter Brus, Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch and Rudolf Schwarzkogler were active among the ruins of the Austrian capital after World War II, tapping into their city's deep psychoanalytic and artistic avant-garde roots—the city was also home to Sigmund Freud, Egon Schiele and the Vienna Secession artists.