Weekend Cheat Sheet: Feb. 13 - 18, 2018

"Songs for Sabotage," Picasso pitchers, and more cultural intel to help you make the most of your weekend plans.

"Songs for Sabotage," Picasso pitchers, and more cultural intel to help you make the most of your weekend plans.

A short list of  new exhibition openings (and closings) this week, by city. For a more comprehensive guide, see our Itinerary.



“Songs for Sabotage”
New Museum
OPENS: Feb. 13 
The contemporary art museum’s fourth triennial deconstructs the relationships among images, culture, and entrenched power structures and proposes reality-disrupting interventions into our built systems with works by 30 artists.
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(Opening Image: Janiva Ellis, “The Okiest Doke,” 2017. Courtesy the artist and 47 Canal, New York. Photo: Joerg Lohse)

David Zwirner 25th Anniversary Show
David Zwirner
CLOSES: Feb. 17
The SoHo gallery commemorates 25 years of ambitious shows with significant and never-before-seen works by the talents it represents, exhibited across its three Chelsea spaces.
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“Inside the Walls: Architects Design”
Friedman Benda
CLOSES: Feb. 17
Guest-curated by Mark McDonald, this exhibition of furniture and furnishings (from Charles and Ray Eames, Frank Lloyd Wright, and more) surveys how architects reconcile interior and exterior spaces. 

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“Josef Albers in Mexico”
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
CLOSES: Feb. 18.
This exhibition, covering Albers’s rarely shown early paintings, photo collages, and works on paper, documents how pre-Columbian geometry and imagery subtly shaped his abstract canvases. 
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“Mark Bradford. New Works”
Hauser & Wirth
OPENS: Feb. 17
The L.A. artist presents new large-scale, abstract murals and installations crafted from found and scavenged materials in his first solo exhibition at Hauser & Wirth gallery.
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Catherine Opie’s “The Modernist”
Regen Projects
CLOSES: Feb. 17.
The fine-art photographer Catherine Opie debuts her first film, a 22-minute work composed of more than 800 still images—a form in dialogue with Chris Marker’s 1963 science fiction feature La Jetée. 
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Catherine Opie, Still from "The Modernist" (2017). Photo: Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles


“Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s”
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Washington, D.C.
OPENS: Feb. 14
The economic prosperity and materialism of the 1980s brought about radically new approaches to art making and branding—a shift examined here through more than 150 works on view by Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, and other artists.
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Sol LeWitt “1 + 1 = 1 Million”
Vito Schnabel Gallery
St. Moritz, Switzerland
OPENS: Feb. 15
Curated by LeWitt’s close friend artist Tom Sachs, this exhibition of wall drawings, structures, and works on paper highlight the conceptual ideas and mathematics inLeWitt’s artistic approach. 
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“Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas”
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, Washington
OPENS: Feb. 15 

This exhibition brings together three generations of contemporary American artists whose work challenges a Western painting tradition that underrepresents people of color, and offer perspectives on Black culture and representation.

“Ellsworth Kelly: Austin”
Blanton Museum of Art
Austin, Texas
CLOSES: Feb. 18
The minimalist artist’s first and only design for a building opens with colored glass windows, stone and marble panels, and a totemic wood sculpture.

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