Post image for This Week’s Must-see Art Events: Strange Monuments

A laundry list of things happening this week: an outdoor exhibition about nature-kind-of waves goodbye to the ever-receding sublime, a building sorely in need of repair becomes its own cut-up colossus, artworks act like love letters to monuments, and people celebrate places made significant by other people. Last, but certainly not least: Giant. Dollhouse.

via Todd Seelie / Gothamist

The organizers behind #WHITNEYPIPELINE have issued a statement in response to last week’s post.

Post image for Open Engagement: What Happened Over the Weekend

In the world of social practice, artists don’t always know what their colleagues are doing. That’s my first take on Open Engagement (O.E.), an annual conference; this year it ran at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. The conference itself surely helps remedy that, since it gathers together all types of S.E.A. (an acronym for socially engaged art used by the conference).

Post image for Day One at Open Engagement: The Food Is Great

Highlights, tidbits, and news from Open Engagement in Pittsburgh.

Post image for The Unsparing Vision of Alice Neel

How much can a portrait or landscape tell us about a person or a time period? A shocking amount, if the Alice Neel exhibition at David Zwirner is any indication.