By Laura Werling

Clifford Owens. Anthology (Nsenga Knight) (detail). 2011. Performance still. Courtesy On Stellar Rays.

MoMa PS1 – Clifford Owens: Anthology
An exhibit comprised of photographs, video, and live performance, based on Owens’ experience studying African-American performance art. With contributions from twenty-six African American artists from all generations, Owen’s compiled scores created by the artists to be part of the exhibit, which turns out to be a personal and historical exploration. Showing through March 12, 2012.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine
This exhibit explores caricature and satire in its many forms, from the Italian Renaissance to the present. Caricature comes from the Italian caricoand caricare, meaning “to load” or “to exaggerate.”The art form is intended to portray a personal, social, or political message through various forms of satire by distorting the physical characteristics of people in art. Caricature emerged from artists and followers copying Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings of grotesque heads. Through March 4, 2012.

Whitney Museum of American Art – David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy
Cubes and Anarchy explores sculptor David Smiths’ connection to geometric forms. The exhibit includes sculptures, drawings, paintings, and rarely seen sketchbooks and photographs. Through January 8, 2012.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – Maurizio Cattelan: All
All is a retrospective displaying 128 works of Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. The works are displayed hanging from the circular rotunda in the Guggenheim. Art critic Roberta Smith writes that the exhibition “fills one of the most famous architectural voids in the world with what surely ranks as one of the largest, most complicated, visually muddled mobiles in the history of art.” Through January 22, 2012.

The Frick Collection – Picasso’s Drawings, 1890-1921: Reinventing Tradition
This exhibit explores a the span of Picasso’s drawings from his early precocious academic exercises in the 1890’s to the virtuoso classical works of the 1920’s. The exhibit displays the incredible development and evolution of Picasso’s work, from his experiments in technique to his classical stylistic examination. Showing through January 8, 2012.

Originally published December 2011
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