David Zwirner: 25 Years

 

Image: David Zwirner, 43 Green Street, New York, 2001 (during the exhibition Diana Thater: The sky is unfolding under you).

Celebrating 25 Years, the David Zwirner Gallery will throw open its doors on all of its galleries to present a special exhibition, highlighting the artists who have shaped the gallery’s program since its founding in 1993.

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Jefferson Market Library Celebrates 50 Years!

 

 

The Jefferson Market Library is celebrating 50 years of writing on the Reading Room walls, and in celebration of its 50th year, JML Manager, Frank Colierius and artist Mark John Smith have joined forces to create #JML50!

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Joshua Liner Gallery ~ Celebrating Tenth Anniversary

 

 

Tony Curanaj, Celebrate, 2017, Oil on Canvas

Joshua Liner Gallery will be kicking-off the New Year by celebrating its 10th Anniversary!  The group show, 10 Years, will feature 21 artists who have helped shape the Gallery’s “successful past, and introduces others who will help move the Gallery well into the next successful decade.”

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The Italian American Museum ~ Save the Date for Architectural Renderings and Model of Expansion

 

The Italian American Museum in Little Italy is kicking-off the New Year with a presentation of architectural renderings and a model for its anticipated expansion, given by Dr. Joseph V. Scelsa, Founder and President.

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Carole Teller’s Changing New York ~ A GVSHP Event @ The Salmagundi Club

 

 

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation will host Carole Teller’s Changing New York: A Close Up on the Photos and the Photographer on Thursday, January 25th from 6:30-8:00pm at The Salmagundi Club.

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You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s

 

 

Oracle/City of Los Angeles 1, no.5 (August 1967). Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature

In collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s citywide festival The 60s, the New York Public Library is launching an exploration of the most influential elements of culture from 1960-74, and how they carry forward today.

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A Retrospective of Photographer Lola Flash in 2018 @ Pen + Brush

 

 

Pen + Brush Inc. will kick-off the New Year with a retrospective of the work of photographer, Lola Flash, spanning more than three decades of her work in the New York City art scene.

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Ole Marius Joergensen ‘Space Travel Through Norway’ @ Emmanuel Fremin Gallery

 

 

Ole Marius Joergensen ‘Space Travel Through Norway’ Emmanuel Fremin Gallery

Emmanuel Fremin Gallery will open its door for the New Year with an invitation to embark on a photographic road trip through the country of Norway through the lens of Norwegian photographer Ole Marius Joergensen.

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Emilie Stark-Menneg: The Breakers @ Allouche Gallery

 

Emilie Stark-Menneg, Barely Under, 2017

Get ready for an explosion of color and imagination, as Allouche Gallery kicks-off the New Year with the exhibit, Emilie Stark-Menneg: The Breakers.

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Black Borders: Portraits by Anthony Barboza at Keith De Lellis Gallery

 

Anthony Barboza, Debbie Allen ‘Dancer’, 1977

Keith De Lellis Gallery will be kicking-off the New Year with a solo exhibition entitled, Black Borders: Portraits by Anthony Barboza.

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Discover New York City Landmarks

 

While we wait for Landmark’s decision on the now calendared four buildings + a Historic District, check out the new interactive map, Discover NYC Landmarks, detailing information on nearly 34,000 historic buildings with the City’s 141 historic districts.

New York City Landmarks Conservancy is celebrating its 45th Anniversary. Here are a few of their accomplishments.

The Second Edition of ‘Selections’ + Lucia Hierro, ‘Mercado’ to Open at Elizabeth Dee Gallery

 

 

Ronny Quevedo, The Main Event (Nomadic Structures), 2016, Screen print and blind embossment on paper, 26 x 39 inches

Harlem & The Bronx have something to say, and will share “their unique and diverse cultural voices” in their art, generating “a robust discourse” in the second edition of ‘Selections,’ an exhibition series curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah, presented by Elizabeth Dee Gallery.

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Fragmenticos ~ Opening at Gitler & __

 

Image courtesy of Gitler & __

It’s a new year. A time to look forward, and a time to look back. Kicking-off the new year, Gitler & __ will present a solo exhibition from Colombian-born artist, Esteban Ocampo-Giraldo, entitled Fragmenticos ~ a series of small-scale paintings depicting the artist’s fragmented memories of seemingly small moments from his youth.

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Studio Museum in Harlem ~ Last Look

 

 

Artist, Julie Mehretu ‘Entropia’

 

Taking a ‘Last Look‘ at Studio Museum in its current building before renovation on its new space, ‘Last Look‘ is a four-day celebration of art and artists taken from the Museum’s final exhibition season before taking the Museum beyond its walls.

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The Audubon Sculpture Project ~ Bringing Birds to Broadway!

 

On the Broadway Mall, at the entrance to the West Side Arts Coalition, at Broadway & 96th Street

The National Audubon Society, Gitler &___ , NYC Audubon and the Broadway Mall Association have a very special installation scheduled for April, 2019.  The Project will Kick-Off with a Party on January 11th at The American Academy of Arts & Letters.  Here is a sneak-peek of what we might expect to see along the Broadway Malls from 67th Street to 168th Street.

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Looking Back ~ Looking Forward…. ZIP, with Saneun Hwang

 

The exhibit in its entirety. Image courtesy of the artist, Saneun Hwang

This past summer, we missed an interesting and thoughtful exhibit, Unicode, held in the SVA Flatiron Gallery on West 21st Street. The exhibit included installations, sculpture pieces, paintings and collage, with the basic theme of allowing data to be transported across different platforms, devices and applications as a ‘Unicode’ – an international standard that assigns numeric values to individual characters in any language or script. Better late than never, here are the highlights of the exhibit, in the hope that we will see more on this in the New Year.

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#MonumentalWomen ~ Coming to Central Park

 

The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument

The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund Inc. (The Statue Fund) is commissioning and endowing a monument in Central Park honoring Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, pioneers in the battle for Woman Suffrage and the movement for women’s rights, scheduled for installation in 2020.

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CITICIEN ~ 100 Puerto Rican Artists @ Taller Boricua Gallery in East Harlem

 

 

CITICIEN: El Barrio NYC, an exhibit featuring 100 artworks highlighting the historical and present-day impact of the Jones Act, will open at Taller Boricua Gallery on January 12, 2018.

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First View of East Harlem’s New York Proton Center

 

 

North Facade. Image via NYCEDC

This week, City Officials got a first view of progress on New York’s first advanced cancer treatment facility, the New York Proton Center (NYPC) in East Harlem.

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Black Comic Book Festival at The Schomburg Center ~ Registration now Open!

 

 

Image credit: Cheryl Lathan/Schomburg Center

Get ready for the 6th Annual Black Comic Book Festival, Friday and Saturday, January 12-13 at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Black Panther Star Florence Kasumba will be joining the lineup!

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#CityOfTomorrow Set for January 26 & 27 at 92Y

 

 

Now in its second year, City of Tomorrow at the 92Y will take place on January 26-27, bringing together innovators in the worlds of architecture, real estate and interior design for a two-day symposium. Check out more than 50 speakers and register now.

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Unlikely Historians: Materials Collected by NYPD Surveillance Teams, 1960-1975

 

 

March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom button, 1963. Image via archives.nyc

It’s no secret that the New York City Police Department conducted surveillance during the 1960s-70s.  Any and every individual or organization that challenged the administration was a focus. The surveillance records collected during that period of time are now on view, in the exhibit, Unlikely Historians: Materials Collected by NYPD Surveillance Teams, 1960-1975.

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GothamToGo ~ Places to Go….Things to See from December 15 – 31

 

 

Red Grooms: The Strand, 2017. Image via Marlborough Gallery

Keep an eye on Events/Installations from this past two weeks. Many are still on view through the Holiday Season.

Places to Go…..Things to See from December 15 – 31

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Life in a Shipping Container ~ a Williamsburg Home

 

 

 

All images via dezeen.com

A few years ago, Summer Streets placed a shipping container on Park Avenue near 42nd Street, and created a swimming pool and cabana area, enjoyed by the public.  Over the years, we’ve seen several creative uses for the sturdy, steel constructs. But this Williamsburg home, created from shipping containers, really caught our eye and imagination, creating terraces and privacy at every level.

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Gucci + Dapper Dan ~ It’s Official

 

 

Billboard corner of Lenox Avenue + 125th Street, January 2018

It’s official ~ Gucci and Dapper Dan aka Daniel Day will be opening a boutique on Lenox Avenue in Harlem in 2018, where Dapper Dan created his style back in the 1980’s.

And ~ Not to miss….Fashion, Style, and Society: A Conversation with Dapper Dan on Tuesday, January 9 at 1:30pm at The Museum of Modern Art, Third Floor, 11 West 53rd Street. Free with Museum Admission.

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Wovenwell Joins the Gifted Holiday Market in Times Square

 

 

In a Season of Giving and Holiday Markets, what a grand idea it would be to buy from a company who donates a portion of their profits to a good cause.  Meet WovenWell.

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The Cliffs at Harlem Opening in 2018 on West 125th Street

 

 

The Cliffs, Vahalla

A 15,000 square foot, state-of-the art bouldering facility is coming to Harlem.  Opening in early 2018, The Cliffs at Harlem will open its doors at 256 West 125th street with NYC’s largest bouldering facility +  fitness center.

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Red Grooms: New York On My Mind @ Marlborough Gallery

 

 

Red Grooms: The Strand, 2017.  Image via Marlborough Gallery

New York on My Mind, a solo exhibition of recent works by the American artist, Red Grooms, is on view at Marlborough Gallery. The exhibition will include both works on paper and the artist’s iconic three-dimensional constructions, and a stunning, ten-foot wide image of The Strand Bookstore, acrylic and ink on epoxy, mounted on wood.

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SantaCon set for this Saturday ~ Here’s Where NOT to Be

 

 

Image via SantaCon on Twitter

You better watch out…you better not cry, feel free to shout and we’ll tell you why ~ SantaCon is coming to Town this Saturday, December 9th. They will be assembling in Midtown around 10am – and snow is expected.

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Met Museum Symposium ‘In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day” ~ December 9th

 

 

Image: Jade Eco Park, Philippe Rahm-Philippe Rahm Architect 

This Saturday, December 9th, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day.

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Milton Glaser + SVA Unveil Three New Subway Posters to Inspire & Engage

 

 

Image Courtesy SVA

The celebrated graphic designer, Milton Glaser, has unveiled three new public works in the New York City subway stations this week, in direct response to our current political climate and the administrations attack on humanity.  On Monday, December 4, the MTA installed his latest campaign on subway platforms all over this city.

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Ashley Zelinskie: Future Works at Kate Oh Gallery

 

 

Platonic Solids, artist Ashley Zelinskie. Image courtesy of Kate Oh Gallery

The Kate Oh Gallery will end the year with a solo exhibition of artwork entitled Future Works by the Brooklyn-based conceptual-technological artist Ashley Zelinskie, with an Opening Reception on Thursday, December 14th from 6-8pm.

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Mosaic ‘Spirit of Harlem’ Returning to Frederick Douglass Blvd at 125th Street

 

 

Image via the artists’ website, louisdelsarte.com   Spirit of Harlem, 10 feet x 30 feet

The iconic mural ‘Spirit of Harlem‘ by artist Louis Delsarte was replaced this week with painted black brick, sporting signage of one of the new shops in the commercial space at 125th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard.

Just days after our original post, we received good news, in a statement from Maira Liriano, who initiated the petition, which reads as follows:

Dear Fellow Activitists,

Your participation in this protest has been helpful in getting a positive response from Foot Locker, Inc.

I received an email from Mary Signorino, Director of PR & Communications for Foot Locker, Inc. stating the following:

“We respect and honor Harlem’s rich and diverse history and are committed to preserving and restoring the “Spirit of Harlem” mural that has become a meaningful tribute to that history.  We recognize that we disappointed you. It was never our intention to upset those in the community. We have been in touch with the artist, Mr. Delsarte, and will be working with him to make this right.”

I also spoke to a respresentative of the artist, Louis Delsarte, on the telephone yesterday to confirm what Ms. Signorino wrote. She told me that Mr. Desarte is in contact with Foot Locker and that they have invited him to help restore the mural, but there is no firm date yet.

We are getting closer to our demands, but we must stay vigilant. We cannot declare victory until the mural is restored and in full view.

It is also an opportunity to remind corporations of their responsibility to respect a community’s culture, history and art. A lesson must be learned that corporate indifference and disrespect, which often comes from gentrification, will be challenged. A better outcome is to work with communities from the beginning; don’t ignore what’s all around you. It’s a beautiful world which can only enhance your business.

Please continue to spread the word by forwarding the link below to your friends. Let’s help raise awareness of this problem and let’s keep the pressure on for a quick resolution.

https://campaigns.organizefor.org/petitions/bring-back-spirit-of-harlem-mural

Thanks,

Maira Liriano

……and continuing the conversation, PBS NewsHour asks the question, “Who fights for public art in the face of gentrification?”

As of February 1st, 2018 Footlocker is still working on the restoration/removal of the false wall. Stay tuned.

Read more about the covering of the mosaic, and the short and successful agreement to restore the artwork to the community (below).

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Community Board 1 Public Meeting Tonight at 6pm ~ Pier 17 South Street Seaport

 

 

Rendering of Pier 17 during a night concert, with proposed covering for the audience. The canopy would be lowered to 26 feet at other times. The design for the audience cover, which is not finalized and is not yet part of the current Landmarks application, would match the proposed 41-foot-high stage covering. Rendering: Howard Hughes Corp. via The Tribeca Trib

A Community Board 1 public meeting on the impact of the Pier 17 Mall and its rooftop events will be held at 6 pm on Monday, December 4th. The meeting will focus on the impact that the rooftop events will have on the surrounding neighborhood.

Community Board 1 public meeting will be held in the Southbridge Towers community room, 90 Beekman Street.

Excellent article with all the details on the project can be found in the Tribeca Trib.

Stay tuned for updates.

Update:  per 6sqft.com, LPC approves Achim Menges’ futuristic rooftop pavilion and stage for Pier 17  (December 12, 2017)

The Biggest ‘Little Art” Show of the Year at The Salmagundi Club

 

 

Alan Richards, “Counter Service”, Photo Image Composite, 9×12, $400

Save the Date, December 4th, for the 109th Annual Thumb-Box Exhibition and Sale at The Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village.

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16th Annual Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Station

 

 

Holiday Season has arrived at the New York Transit Museum in Grand Central Station. The 16th annual Holiday Train Show is now on display.

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Harlem Biospace ~ Riverside Chat: VC Funding for Life Science in NYC

 

 

Continuing with the Events, Riverside Chat, Harlem Biospace will hold a panel discussion on VC funding for life science in NYC on Thursday, December 7 from 6-8pm.

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Celebrating the Holidays with a Visit to Rolf’s German Restaurant

 

 

Every December, we kick-off our Holiday Season at one of the most festive restaurants in town ~ Welcome to Rolf’s German Restaurant in Gramercy Park.

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Honoring World AIDS Day at The Schomburg Center

 

 

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is honoring World AIDS Day with two very special events.  The second annual Black Tie “Holiday” Edition and 2017 Visual AIDS Day With(out) Art.

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Schomburg Ed: Going Way Back with Big Daddy Kane

 

 

Image credit: Schomburg Center/NYPL

The Schomburg’s Hip Hop History Project’s first installment of “Going Way Back” will feature Grammy award-winning rapper Big Daddy Kane on Saturday, December 16th.

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Get Ready for the 6th Annual Black Comic Book Festival!

 

 

Image credit: Schomburg Center/NYPL

Get ready for the 6th Annual Black Comic Book Festival, Friday and Saturday, January 12-13 at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

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Misha Kahn: Midden Heap at Friedman Benda Gallery

 

 

Misha Kahn: Midden Heap is a fantastical recreation and reassemble of the artist’s finds while scavenging the trash mounds in Dead Horse Bay, the Rockaway.

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Hunter East Harlem Gallery Presents ~ WOTY 1.2

 

The exhibition WOTY 1.2: New Work by T. Eliott Mansa at Hunter East Harlem Gallery, will feature new paintings and relief sculptures. Save the Date, November 30th for a panel discussion.

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