NEW YORK – Johanna Fateman reviews Jimmy Wright’s “New York Underground” for Artforum February 2017

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WARSAW – This exhibition, the first ever of this scale to discuss the siren, aims to portray and activate her potential as a symbol. It combines different takes on hybridity, national identity and mythology. On view March 25 – June 18, 2017.

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CHICAGO – After her first feature screened at Sundance, Cauleen Smith lost patience with the film industry’s conservatism and devoted herself to art; her work is currently in the Whitney Biennial and Migrating Forms at BAM.

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NEW YORK – As artists and also activists, Deana Lawson, Maya Stovall, and Cauleen Smith are challenging the dominant gaze by reexamining representation relating to the lives of people of the African diaspora.

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NEW YORK – The 2017 Whitney Biennial, the seventy-eighth installment of the longest-running survey of American art, arrives at a time rife with racial tensions, economic inequities, and polarizing politics. On view March 17–June 11, 2017.

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CLEVELAND – Since the 1980s, Albert Oehlen has routinely deployed the tree as a programmatic conceit, a rudimentary scheme that has allowed for mischievous invention within the language of painting.

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CHICAGO – A Forest of Chaos and Control: The Woods Near Oehle reviewed by Natalie Haddad

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LONDON – Presenting works made between 2008 and 2017 in various media, including sculpture, painting, film, installation, photograms and posters, the exhibition asserts McElheny’s view that ‘reconstructing history’ can be a creative process itself and that aesthetics are always political. On view March 1 – April 13, 2017.

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