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 ongoing survey highlights the best of contemporary culture, for those willing to make the journey.
“Linder | Hannah Wilke”
Alison Jacques London
This joint exhibition looks at the work of feminist provocateurs Linder and Hannah Wilke, offering two different visions of representation. The former pushes pornographic imagery to its limits. As the artist is quoted saying in the gallery's show notes, “I like to see how far I can ramp up desire within one image until it becomes grotesquely comic…” Wilke, for her part, finds community in the commonplace, and seeks to portray the everywoman. “Linder | Hannah Wilke” will be on view from February 2 through March 11, 2023 at Alison Jacques in London.
Lisson Gallery New York
Future Shock, the 1970 book by Alvin Toffler and his wife Adelaide Farrell, outlines the psychological undertaking of perceiving "too much change in too short a period of time.” Now, a collection of artists—including Tony Oursler, Tony Conrad, Constance DeJong, and Mike Kelley—have come together to examine society’s response to the rapid pace of technological advancement. Rendered in video, painting, and sculpture, some of the artists’ views are distinctly dystopian, while others take on the role of the serene observer. “Future Shock” will be on view from January 31 through March 4, 2023 at both Lisson Gallery spaces in New York.
“less: minimalism in the 1960s”
Acquavella Galleries New York
Minimalism today evokes imagery of white walls and linens, capsule wardrobes, and sparse decor. But in the 1960s, the decade from whence it emerged, designers were just beginning to look at the aesthetic effect of paring objects down to their functional components. This latest exhibition takes a moment to appreciate the artists who spawned a modern, lifestyle revolution. “less: minimalism in the 1960s” will be on view from February 1 through March 10, 2023 at Acquavella Galleries in New York.
“The Spirit of the Dance” by Ohad Meromi
56 Henry New York
The central artwork in Ohad Meromi’s new exhibition gets its name from a 1932 William Zorach sculpture titled Spirit of the Dance. In that piece, a woman kneels, turning gently to look over her shoulder. In Meromi’s edition, the figure towers over the gallery space, bearing both male and female attributes. Here, the artist suggests that the path forward doesn’t necessitate tearing down or ignoring history, but could rather be forged by adding new layers that help build a more inclusive future. “The Spirit of the Dance” will be on view from February 2 through March 12, 2023 at 56 Henry’s 105 Henry Street location in New York.
“Slow Dans” by Elizabeth Price
Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow
Over in Glasgow, Turner Prize winner Elizabeth Price is displaying a new series of video works, each presented across 10 screens. KOHL, FELT TIP, and THE TEACHERS merge an imagined past, present, and future, splicing together narratives that examine the characters’ social and sexual relationships. The show runs concurrent with Price’s “UNDERFOOT” exhibition at the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, in the same city, on view through April 16, 2023. “Slow Dans” is on view through May 14, 2023 at the Gallery of Modern art in Glasgow.