Anicka Yi’s Hyundai Commission, In Love with the World, is now on view in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall through January 16. The installation features jellyfish-like, heat-sensitive balloons that float around the hall, taking unique flight paths influenced by sensors positioned around the venue. Rooted in Yi’s interest in shifting the relationship between humans, technology, and the biological world, “her floating creatures imagine new ways that machines could inhabit the world alongside humans,” Artnet writes.
Yi has also created what she describes as “scentscapes,” a combination of smells emitted into the space that will change throughout the weeks and are based on the history of the Bankside area surrounding the museum. The Art Newspaper examined the mechanics of the installation. The Guardian recently reviewed it.
Ruthie Tompson, a pioneering Disney animator who worked on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), has died at age 111.
The Joan Mitchell Foundation has announced its inaugural fellows, including artists Chie Fueki, María Berrío, Margaret Curtis, Emily Gherard, and Angela Hennessy, among others.
For the Believer, Elizabeth Greenspan writes a sweeping profile of Denise Scott Brown, a “grande dame of architecture,” as she works on a major book of more than 500 images, Wayward Eye.
For Artnet, writer Roxane Gay explores the significance of Calida Rawles’s painting High Tide, Heavy Armor (2021), a work that “honors and communicates the realities of Black life…in unexpected ways.”
Hyperallergic reviews Jean Shin’s Fallen at the Olana State Historic Site in Hudson, NY, an installation of a felled hemlock tree that the author had laid to rest and plans to cremate.
Shows We Want to See:
At the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, Chakaia Booker: The Observance is a comprehensive survey that showcases the artist’s skills across different media. Two series of paintings illustrate Booker expanding her vocabulary in acrylic on wood, canvas, and paper. Also included are works of bronze, ceramic, and plastic assemblage and two series of photographs of deserted city and industrial landscapes. On view through October 31.
At New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art, Labyrinth of Forms: Women and Abstraction, 1930-1950 features more than 30 works—mostly smaller, and on paper—by 27 women artists who found freedom in experimenting beyond the bounds of the mainstream art establishment. Featured artists include Elaine de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Louise Nevelson, Hedda Sterne, Alice Trumbull Mason, Barbara Olmsted, and Dorothy Dehner. The Guardian recently reviewed the show. On view through March 2022.