Art This Week in Culture

This Week In Culture: December 12 - December 18, 2022

Part One New York
Katherine Hubbard, body print test both sides of the face after Hammons, 2022. Image courtesy of the artist and Company Gallery.

Welcome to This Week in Culture, a weekly agenda of show openings and events in major cities across the globe. From galleries to institutions and one-of-a-kind happenings, our on-going survey highlights the best of contemporary culture, for those willing to make the journey.

Part One
Company Gallery New York

A host of artists are on their way to Company Gallery for its “Part 1” exhibition, which features Aurel Haize Odogbo, Berenice Olmedo, Joanne Robertson, Katherine Hubbard, Sixten Sandra Österberg, Sylvie Fleury, TM Davy, and Nash Glynn. The artworks range from oil paintings to orthoprosthetic sculptures, and video installations to gelatin prints. “Part One” is on view through January 28, 2023 at Company Gallery in New York.

Neon Ark” by Douglas Gordon
Gagosian London

As neon lights drift farther from their commercial purpose, now overtaken by digital displays, Douglas Gordon presents his first exhibition entirely devoted to the medium, a loving dedication to the form's artistic legacy. At times, the gallery space will be occupied by artisans crafting new pieces live, visible through the street-facing windows. When they're not working, guests will be free to peruse the litany of illuminated text art. “Neon Ark” is on view through January 14, 2023 at Gagosian on Davies Street in London.

Jeffrey Sun Young Park
Photography by Jeff McLane. Image courtesy of the artist and Stroll Garden.

Lost Dokkaebis” by Jeffery Sun Young Park
Stroll Garden Los Angeles

It is surely impossible not to crack a smile when looking at Jeffery Sun Young Park’s collection of stoneware clay figures. The Dokkaebis, nature spirits from Corean folklore, hold particular significance for the artist, whose show is a celebration of “radical queer Coreans and their impact on the way we express ourselves and love one another.” The exhibition, Park’s first going solo, features over 50 of his creations. “Lost Dokkaebis” is on view through February 4, 2023 at Stroll Garden in Los Angeles.

Sculptures” by Mungo Thomson
Aspen Art Museum

In “Sculptures,” Mungo Thomson presents the latest work in his “Time Life” series, rapid-fire video presentations of encyclopedias, monographs, and other printed materials. Sideways Thought looks at the complete works of French sculptor Auguste Rodin. The juxtaposition of the static printed image and the dizzying speed on screen we’ve become accustomed to allows Thomson to explore the passage of time and our consumption of information. “Sculptures” is on view through April 2, 2023 at the Aspen Art Museum in Colorado.

Ziping Wang
Ziping Wang, Meeting in the back of the hallway, 2022. Image courtesy of the artist and Peres Projects.

The Loudest Silence” by Ziping Wang
Peres Projects Seoul

Ziping Wang’s canvases are packed from corner to corner. The pieces are layered with a multitude of patterns, motifs, and references. At times, the artist cleverly blends visual markers of the Internet age, like pixel art and photo editing grids, with one of art’s oldest forms: painting. Her maximalist aesthetic acts as a reflection of our information-overloaded society. “The Loudest Silence” is on view from December 15 through February 10, 2023 at Peres Projects in Seoul.

Celebration: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe
Brooklyn Museum New York

There’s only a few weeks left to catch the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition “Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe,” on view through January 1, 2023. In the meantime, stop by a celebration of the late artist’s oeuvre. The night begins with a tour led by Rowe’s grandniece Cheryl Mashack. Other activities include a poetic tribute by vanessa german and a performance from Lonnie Holley. “Celebration: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe” takes place December 17, 2022 at the Brooklyn Museum in New York.

Dies Irea” by Maria W Horn
Santa Maria Annunciata via Fondazione Prada Milan

Swedish composer Maria W Horn envisions the Day of Judgement in her new work “Dies Irea.” The show will be hosted at Santa Maria Annunciata church and accompanied by Dan Flavin’s Untitled, 1997, one of the last works conceptualized by the artist before his passing in 1996. “Dies Irea” features vocals alongside acoustic and electronic instrumentation, creating an avant-garde choir of sound. “Dies Irea” is on view December 15, 2022 with Fondazione Prada in Milan.