Australian sculptor and earthworks artist Andrew Rogers has built on all seven continents (including Antarctica!), creating massive projects and then leaving the results to the collaborative forces of nature. "Time and Space," his latest venture and his most complex to date, is a "land art park" set in the Karadağ valley in Cappadocia in central Turkey. "I'm deeply interested in ancient cultures and civilizations, especially as repositories of memory; without memory, we are nothing," the artist told A.i.A. "I wanted to create a place that is a memorial to the past, as well as a present site for meditation, for speculation and dreaming."
Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen, a Beijing-based husband and wife team, are, as individual practitioners, among China's leading contemporary artists. They have collaborated for the last 10 years on a single ongoing project. "The Way of the Chopsticks III," the project's third iteration, is currently on view at Chambers Fine Art in New York, after premiering at the gallery's Beijing branch in June. To mark the tenth anniversary of "Chopsticks," Chambers opened its doors on 11/11/11 at precisely 11:11:11 am. The number 11, as Song points out, resembles a pair of chopsticks.
Vogue contributing editor André Leon Talley is arguably the centerpiece of the newly expanded SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) Museum in Savannah, Georgia. Talley, a SCAD trustee, organized "High Style," a selection of couture eveningwear by designers who have been the recipients of the André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award, presented annually by SCAD in his honor [through Feb. 26]. The show takes place in a gallery named for Talley, naturally, and includes a teensy, handspan-waisted, cobweb of a gown designed by Zac Posen.
Recently, A.i.A. met with veteran curator Dan Cameron, artistic director of Prospect New Orleans, at the newly restored 1200-room Hyatt Regency New Orleans to discuss Prospect.2, which opened October 22 and will be up through Jan. 29. This is the second edition of the multi-venue exhibition that Cameron, formerly a curator at New York's New Museum, tagged as the "largest biennial of international art in the U.S."
Highly anticipated but a year late, it follows the acclaimed Prospect.1, held in 2008. Bolstered by a post-Katrina mission, the event drew 80 artists from around the world to aid the traumatized city. Prospect.1 ran into financial difficulties, reportedly going one million dollars over-budget. Prospect.2 has been considerably downsized, with less than half the budget of its predecessor. There are 27 artists this time around, equally divided between local, national and international.
Two slide carousels, 80 slides each, approx. 9-minute loop. Courtesy Callicoon Fine Arts, New York.