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Culture Watch: NMWA highlights selected exhibitions by women artists around the country and internationally.

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APR 12–AUG 03 2014

Isa Genzken: Retrospective

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

This exhibition encompasses Isa Genzken’s work in all media, produced over the past four decades. Despite her influence on an international array of sculptors working today, the breadth of her achievements—which include provocative assemblages, paintings, photographs, collages, artist’s books, performances, films, and public sculptures—has remained obscure in the United States, and many of the works in this exhibition will be on view in Chicago for the first time.


MAR 27–JUN 15 2014

Chen Qiulin: The Empty City

Honolulu Museum of Art

One of the leading figures in China’s younger generation of artists working in new media, Chen Qiulin (b. 1975) explores the social impact of China’s rapid urban development through video installations. Filmed through the lens of her personal experience, the installations articulate tensions that have resulted from the unprecedented emergence of China as an international superpower in the last four decades.


MAY 16–JUL 27 2014

Dara Friedman Projecting

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

Dara Friedman is best known for her film and video installations, in which she uses the techniques of structuralist filmmaking to depict the lushness, ecstasy, and energy of everyday life. Whether her work portrays a series of narrative fragments or a single evocative scene repeated over and over, Friedman heightens the emotional impact by cutting directly to the films climax in order to, as she puts it, “get to the part you really care about.”

New York

APR 04–SEP 28 2014

Chicago in L.A.: Judy Chicago’s Early Work, 1963–74

Brooklyn Museum, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Herstory

This survey includes 60 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, and videos, including documentation of performances. The exhibition delves into this less-familiar but significant early work, produced when Judy Chicago lived in Los Angeles and was a participant in the Finish Fetish school, which responded to the rapid industrialization of the West Coast with its own brightly colored, high-gloss form of minimalism.

New Jersey

SEP 04 2013–JUL 31 2014

Diane Burko: Glacial Perspectives

Zimmerli Art Museum

This exhibition of paintings and photographs reflects Diane Burko’s interest in extreme landscapes and her ability to transform visual and technical data into dynamic views of some of the most sublime landscapes on earth. For over 40 years, Burko has traveled, taking pictures and making sketches of volcanoes, hot spring fissures, glaciers, mountains, and rain forests in order to paint these landscapes in her Philadelphia studio.


MAR 15–AUG 17 2014

Underground: Photographs by Kathy Sherman Suder

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

The exhibition shows an intimate sonnet to urban transit through the photography of Kathy Sherman Suder with the culmination of more than six years of photographing people riding the subways of London, New York, and Tokyo. On Suder’s confined stage, private and public collide, everyone watches each other, and love, friendship, and solitude play out in constant entertaining charge.

Washington, D.C.

JUN 14–AUG 17 2014

Continental Drift (Being Here and Being There)

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

Judy Byron’s solo-exhibition surveys her work in drawing and audio, as well as on issues of identity. This show acknowledges the artist’s drifting of visual influences between Brazil, China, Ghana, and the United States. Byron’s work on paper and audio archives are grounded in the understanding of art as beauty and mutual understanding.

International: England

MAY 28–JUL 13 2014

Tate Modern and You: Sunday Service

Tate Modern

For the exhibition and 2014 edition of publication Tate Modern and You, photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews captured some of the many black majority churches that are based in Southwark. Working with those that have created new spaces for worship in buildings that were once factories, warehouses, and bingo halls, she explored the distinctive type of worship and the reinvented architectural spaces.