Week in Review: From Sean Scully to Björk, Our Top Stories

Week in Review: From Sean Scully to Björk, Our Top Stories
An installation view of Assaf Shaham's "Division of the Vision" at Yossi Milo Gallery.
(Courtesy the artist and Yossi Milo Gallery )

— Sean Scully elucidated some of the influences behind his abstract works, including how Lana del Rey’s singing style mirrors his painting.

— Scott Indrisek reviewed David Adam’s “The Man Who Couldn’t Stop: OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought” — and in so doing, argued that we retire the term “OCD” from the rotation of popular art descriptors.

 

— Indrisek also selected this week’s five must-see gallery shows, from Nancy Graves at Mitchell-Innes & Nash to Steven Cox at Ana Cristea Gallery.

— Mostafa Heddaya tore into the “imported activism” of Egyptian street artist Ganzeer and his “Concept Pop” stylings at Leila Heller Gallery.

— Björk released the trailer for “Black Lake,” the film component of her upcoming MoMA show.

— Ahmed Mater has filed an infringement suit against the Swatch Group, claiming an ad for Omega watches rips off a piece from his 2012 “Magnetism” series — which is especially dicey, since those photographs used religious symbolism.

— “Aspiring street artist” Chris Brown — yes, that Chris Brown — brought out the spray paint for a fundraising auction in Miami.

— Craig Hubert waited, and then waited some more, for a Lauryn Hill show — but her performance was reportedly well worth it.

— Jordan Tannahill with Erin Brubacher told us what it’s been like to direct Shiela Heti’s unusual play “All Our Happy Days Are Stupid,” now running at The Kitchen.

— Pablo Helguera sat down for a video interview to talk about his new installation, “Strange Oasis,” at Kent Fine Art.