From Nikesha Breeze at form & concept to Liu Xiaodong at Dallas Contemporary, our top five arts and culture picks this week in the southwest.
form & concept / Santa Fe
Friday, April 30, 11 am-7 pm MDT
A solo exhibition by Nikesha Breeze begins at 11 am on Friday with Re:member, a durational ritual performance by Breeze and fellow artists and collaborators. The performance culminates with the opening reception at 5 pm. A limited number of visitors will flow through the gallery at any given time.
Heard Museum / Phoenix
On view through May 31
Hiding in Plain Sight takes visitors on a visual journey that starts in Oklahoma Territory, where Smith was born and raised surrounded by Indigenous people and culture, to New York City where he would become a founding icon of mid-century modern art. Don’t miss Steve Jansen’s review of the exhibition here at SWC!
UNM Department of Art / Albuquerque
Thursday, April 29, 5:30-7 pm MDT
The UNM Department of Art presents the 2021 Frederick Hammersley visiting artist, Paula Wilson, in a virtual artist talk. Wilson is a New Mexico-based mixed-media artist whose images are built from repurposed visuals associated with Greek myths, Impressionist paintings, and styles derived from decorative and domestic arts.
Dallas Contemporary / Dallas
On view through May 30
Liu Xiaodong: Borders presents a new series of paintings, diary entries, and videos developed from two research trips along the U.S.-Mexico border in 2019. Xiaodong’s paintings document individuals, locations, and contemporary societies in flux on both sides of the Rio Grande River.
Clyfford Still Museum / Devner
On view through October 10
This exhibition digs deep into the Clyfford Still Museum’s vaults to present works from the museum’s collection in two complementary but alternate ways as a means to understand how artworks and their meaning can change based on curatorial strategy.