Catch these events in March and April
edited by Jen DeRose -- Interior Design, 2/1/2006 12:00:00 AM
"Barnaby Hosking/Matrix 155," opening at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, focuses on a 2004 graduate of London's Royal College of Art. For Reclining Figure, 2005, the young multimedia artist drew a model's figure in chalk, then made a clay version and cast it in bronze. A digital video documenting this process accompanies the three-dimensional piece. March 2–June 4; 860-278-2670; wadsworthatheneum.org.
This photography professor at the Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan, tricks the eyes of viewers with architectural images that convey presence and absence, otherness and elsewhere. Among the 12 images in "Silvio Wolf: Thresholds" at the Robert Mann Gallery, New York, his 2006 C-print Apse is an optical illusion: The arches can be perceived as either convex or concave. March 2–April 22; 212-989-7600; robertmann.com.
Long established as the place to buy a $48 million Rembrandt van Rijn or a $72,000 Ming vase, the European Fine Art Fair is amping up its modern and contemporary quotient with new U.S. exhibitors such as the Gagosian Gallery, PaceWildenstein, and Moeller Fine Art. The latter is offering Jean Arp's bronze Groupe Méditerranée cast in 1965, the last year of his life. March 10-19; 31-43-383-83-83; tefaf.com.
Box in a Valise, Marcel Duchamp's suitcase of miniature replicas, travels to the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles as part of "The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America." Dedicated to the association that Duchamp cofounded in 1920 in New York, the show was organized by the Yale University Art Gallery, where the 240 works on view usually reside. (The gallery's Louis Kahn building is closed while Polshek Partnership Architects completes a four-year renovation.) April 23–August 13; 310-443-7020; hammer.ucla.edu.
The connection between past and present begins to seem surreal at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's "Beyond Real: Surrealist Photography and Sculpture From Bay Area Collections." Tracing the history of this movement as well as its influence on contemporary art, the exhibition's 200 images invite comparisons between pioneer photographers such as Man Ray—who shot this gelatin silver print Tears (Larmes) in 1933—and today's Cindy Sherman and Hiroshi Sugimoto. March 23–May 21; 415-357-4000; sfmoma.org.
"Tate Triennial 2006: New British Art"
March 1–May 14
Tate Britain, London; 44-20-7887-8888; tate.org.uk.
"Whitney Biennial 2006: Day for Night"
March 2–May 28
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; 800-944-8639; whitney.org.
"Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography"
March 10–May 28
International Center of Photography, New York; 212-857-0000; icp.org.
March 11–May 14
Gallery of Functional Art, Los Angeles; 310-829-6990; galleryoffunctionalart.com.
"Ping-Pong Diplomacy: Stephen Hendee & Phoebe Washburn"
March 11–May 14
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri; 816-753-5784; kemperart.org.
"Tempo, Tempo! The Bauhaus Photomontages of Marianne Brandt"
March 11–May 21
Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts; 617-495-9400; artmuseums.harvard.edu.
"Harpies, Mermaids, and Tulips: Embroidery of the Greek Islands and Epirus Region"
March 17–September 3
Textile Museum, Washington, D.C.; 202-667-0441; textilemuseum.org.
March 23–April 22
Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York; 212-563-4474; paulkasmingallery.com.
LA Mart, Los Angeles; 800-677-6278; merchandisemart.com.
Chinese Contemporary Art
Sotheby's, New York; 212-606-7000; sothebys.com.
"Disasters of War: The Chapman Brothers"
April 1–June 4
Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, Wisconsin; 608-263-2246; chazen.wisc.edu.
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida; 866-285-3691; coverings.com.
Seaport World Trade Center, Boston; 800-544-1898; buildbostonresidential.com.
Salone Internazionale del Mobile
Fiera Milano, Rho-Pero, Italy; 39-02-72-5941; isaloni.it.
"Modernism: Designing a New World"
April 6–July 23
Victoria and Albert Museum, London; 44-20-7942-2000; vam.ac.uk.
"The Renoir Returns: A Celebration of Masterworks at the Phillips Collection"
April 15–July 30
Washington, D.C.; 202-387-2151; phillipscollection.org.
Kitchen/Bath Industry Show & Conference
McCormick Place, Chicago; 800-933-8735; kbis.com.
"Elger Esser: Landscapes and Postcards"
April 20–July 9
Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee; 414-288-1669; marquette.edu/haggerty.
"Singular Multiples: The Peter Blum Edition Archive, 1980-1994"
April 23–October 15
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; 713-639-7300; mfah.org.
April 28–September 17
Price Tower Arts Center, Bartlesville, Oklahoma; 918-336-4949; pricetower.org.
"Glass: Material Matters"
April 30–December 10
Los Angeles County Museum of Art; 323-857-6000; lacma.org.