The Andy Warhol Museum's "Popular CultureS" (June 8--Sept. 2), doesn't leave off the last "s" for savings. With that big "S," the emphasis is on multiplicity, and the works--Michael Parekowhai's guitars, Ravinder Reddy's gilded goddesses, and Yinka Shonibare's Victorian clothing with African patterns--should demonstrate how regional cultures and traditions appropriate mass artifacts for their own purposes. A different collision between the pop and the mass takes place in Navin Rawanchaikul's New York City project. The Thai artist is distributing free taxi-themed comic books in cabs throughout the city this summer. Organized by P.S. I deputy director Tom Finkelpearl with the Public Art Fund, this inaugural installment of the Public Art Studio series opens May 20.
Pop art proper (with just a touch of the post-Minimal) makes its influence known in a pair of related solo shows at Bard's Center for Curatorial Studies this summer. Recycler extraordinaire Tony Feher will fill the CCS's galleries with a site-specific project incorporating new and earlier work; and midair assembler Sarah Sze will construct her first large-scale outdoor project. Director Amada Cruz promises a Sze installation that "winks at the bunkerlike feel of the [CCS] building" (June 24-Sept. 9). And, for Pop classic, the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York, will present-twenty-five works by Marisol, dating back to the '50s (June 17-Sept. 2).
The darker side of the creative impulse takes the spotlight in "Metamorphosis and Cloning," at the Musee d'Art Contemporain, Montreal, where eleven artists, including Xavier Veilhan, Vanessa Beecroft, and Spencer Tunick (who plans to orchestrate one of his signature massive nude lie-ins on the Place des Arts), will participate in an effort to investigate the effects of bio-technological advances (May 25-Sept. z). In a lighter vein, Paul Henry Ramirez will continue to explore what he calls "the comedy of our bodily functions" in "Elevatious Transcendsualistic," an installation of paintings at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center (June 23-Aug. 26). And at the Metropolitan Museum, five residually figurative bronze-and aluminum Joel Shapiro sculptures (two of them brand new) will be on view in the celebrated Cantor Roof Garden from May 1 to late fall(weather permitting).
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|Date:||May 1, 2001|
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