Happenings: Armory Arts Week, Xu Zhen, and the Whitney Biennial

This week, we continue our previews of The Armory Show, ADAA: The Art Show, and Moving Image New York, all of which open to the public this Thursday, March 6th. Additionally, we launch a film on Chinese artist Xu Zhen in collaboration with NOWNESS, and we feature the highly anticipated Whitney Biennial, which also opens this week.

Elsewhere on the walls, in New York, Ghada Amer opens at Cheim & Read; C24 opens Irfan Onurmen and shows at Volta NY; Mira Schendel opens ar Hauser & Wirth; James Brooks opens at Van Doren Waxter; David Hartt opens at David Nolan Gallery; Rashaad Newsome opens at The Drawing Center; Travess Smalley opens at Higher Pictures; Tom Lieber opens at J. Cacciola Gallery; Jennie C. Jones and Sheila Hicks open at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.; Desire Obtain Cherish opens at Unix Gallery; “Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties” opens at the Brooklyn Museum; Jim Campbell opens at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery; Jeff Elrod opens at Luhring Augustine; and Timothy Hull opens at Fitzroy Gallery.

… in Los Angeles, Edward Cella Art + Architecture opens Chris Trueman and Mark Harrington.

… in London, Stephen Willats opens at Whitechapel Gallery; and Haim Steinbach and Martin Gamper opens at the Serpentine.

In the news last week, Carol Vogel shared a thorough guide of the Whitney Biennial (New York Times); Thomas Heatherwick will design a museum in Cape Town from grain silos (The Art Newspaper); a new bill aims to grant artists resale royalties (Art in America); Jeff Koons and John Waters streamed a live conversation online (ARTINFO); and George W. Bush will receive his first exhibition in April (New York Magazine).

And, in case you missed it, we shared a teaser to our Xu Zhen film, we highlight dealers Angela Westwater and Dorsey Waxter; we covered Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler’s newest film; and we spoke to artist Eva LeWitt, daughter of Sol LeWitt, on the occasion of her father’s new show at London’s Sims Reed Gallery.