Eva Respini(Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston) will curate the ‘Platform’ section; Candice Hopkins(‘Forge’ Project, Taghkanic) will curate the ‘Focus’ section; and Adrienne Edwards(Whitney Museum of American Art, New York) will chair the sixth annual ‘Curatorial Leadership Summit’. These three women curators will show its visitors a unified curatorial around the theme of ‘historical narratives’.
9.8, 2023 – 9.10, 2023
Javits center, New York
MoMA is presenting ‘Unsupervised-Machine Hullucinations-MoMA’. Turkish media artist Refik Anadol(b. 1985) has developed AI that reinterprets the collection of MoMA’s 200-year art history to create dreamy mechanical images.
A huge screen installed in the lobby of the museum showcases the AI-produced images, which continuously change reacting to the light, the movement of the audience, the sound environment, and the weather. The work creates eye- catching spectacle. Though MoMA explained that the reinterpretation of this AI suggests a creative prediction of “What is next in modern art?”, the New York Times critically declared that to expect an AI to lead the next generation of the avant-garde is unreasonable.
Anadol collaborated with Google and Microsoft to carry out several interactive projects, and this MoMA exhibition is his first entrance into the museums. In recent years, he has earned himself a distinctive position in new media art where AI, NFT, and Immersive Art are predominant interests.
11.19, 2022 – 3.5, 2023
11 West 53 Street, Manhattan
Guggenheim is presenting a huge retrospective of Alex Katz (b. 1927), “Alex Katz: Gathering”. Katz has been living and working in New York all his life, but this is the first time he shows his works at Guggenheim. He has been painting with references from magazines, billboards, and cinema since the 1950s, revealing “a tremendous amount of energy of American culture”. He also developed his unique style in landscape paintings. Simultaneous to the Guggenheim exhibition, Marlborough gallery held his solo show until January 14.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1.20, 2023 – 2.20, 2023
Artist Hank Willis Thomas’s 22-foot tall memorial of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and his wife, Coretta Scott King, ‘The Embrace’ was unveiled in Boston 1965 Freedom Plaza on January 13. Thomas is a 46-year-old New Jersey native artist. His design was selected out of 126 submissions in 2019 and 10 million dollars were granted to make this memorial. After its presentation, the memorial has been arousing both positive opinions and confused reactions.