From a recreation of a Dadaist publication that never happened to new murals from the artist behind Obama’s “Hope” poster, here’s the rundown on what’s coming up near you this week.
One of the founders of the anti-establishment Dada movement, artist/poet/essayist Tristan Tzara had big plans for Dadaglobe, an anthology that would document the work of Dadaists worldwide. Unfortunately, the project never happened. This new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art brings together the 100+ that Tzara had planned to include in this magnum opus – bringing to life a Dadaist breakthrough that never happened.
WHERE: The Museum of Modern Art, 11 W 53rd St
WHEN: Until September 18th.
Known for his famous Obama “Hope” posters, artist Shepard Fairey is kicking off a new collaboration with legendary photojournalist Jim Marshall on a series called American Civics, which focuses on topics of voting rights and workers’ rights. The mural is now on display on the side of the 453 Hayes St building, which depicts a larger-than-life image of labor activist Cesar Chavez.
WHERE: San Francisco Art Exchange 458 Geary St.
WHEN: On public display.
The LA newcomer just opened its first-ever special exhibition, featuring the work of photographer Cindy Sherman, who’s known photographing herself playing out media-influenced female stereotypes in a range of personas, environments, and guises. We’re especially in love with the gigantic, mural-sized depictions of Sherman in 80s nostalgia scenes á la Molly Ringwald – so if you’re still recovering from your Stranger Things binge, we recommend checking this out.
WHERE: The Broad Museum, 221 S Grand Ave.
WHEN: Through October 2nd.