White | Black @ Acquavella Galleries

 

 

Keith Haring, Untitled, 1982. Black ink on paper. 2018 The Keith Haring Foundation

Acquavella Galleries opened its doors to the group exhibit, White | Black in two main gallery rooms on the parlor level of the Upper East Side gallery.

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The Harlem Stage Fall 2018 Schedule is Out!

 

 

Uptown Nights: Sacred Rebel Women. Photo (Right) by Fabiola Jean Louis via Harlem Stage

It’s out! The Fall 2018 Season Schedule for Harlem Stage. Tickets available now.

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“Graphic Design in China” Showcased at SVA Chelsea Gallery

 

 

Chinese Traditional Stationery System. Image courtesy of SVA NYC

School of Visual Arts and Shenzhen Graphic Design Association present Graphic Design in China, a juried biennial that aims to showcase the highest level of Chinese design to an international audience.

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‘Present Histories’ arrives in the Harlem Art Park

 

 

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Along the Eastern Wall of the East Harlem Art Park, Kathleen Granados, Present Histories: An East Harlem Photo Album

The Marcus Garvey Park Alliance Public Art Initiative is pleased to announce the unveiling of the next Art in the Parks: Active Open Space site-specific installation Present Histories: An East Harlem Photo Album by the artist Kathleen Granados.

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Shake Shack to Open at 1 West 125th Street ~ Harlem

 

 

rendering of exterior view courtesy of Shake Shack located at 1 West 125th Street, corner of Fifth Ave

Construction on 1 West 125th Street is underway, preparing for the arrival of Shake Shack, moving into the old Applebee’s space on the north/west corner of Fifth Avenue, across from the National Black Theatre ~ and at the entrance to East Harlem, which is preparing for a number of new projects including the Second Avenue Subway. 

Anticipated opening later this year.

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Neorealismo: Nuova Fotografia Italiana ~ A Group Exhibition of Vintage Photographs at Keith de Lellis Gallery

 

 

Keith de Lellis Gallery
Nino Migliori, Gente dell’Emilia, 1959

Neorealismo: Nuova Fotografia Italiana, A group Exhibition of Vintage Photographs will open at Keith de Lellis Gallery in September.

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NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932-1960 at Grey Art Gallery/NYU

 

 

Piergiorgio Branzi, Piazza Grande in Burano, Venice, 1957 © Piergiorgio Branzi

Grey Art Gallery/NYU will open its doors to an exhibition portraying life in Italy through the lens of photographers before, during and after World War II in NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932-1960.

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B. Wurtz: Kitchen Trees Arrives in City Hall Park

 

 

 

B. Wurtz ‘Kitchen Trees’ in City Hall Park via Public Art Fund

Public Art Fund will unveil its third summer 2018 installation this week in City Hall Park. The installations, entitled Kitchen Trees are the creation of the artist B. Wurtz.

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KFAA International Art Exchange Exhibit ~ Kate Oh Gallery

 

 

Artist June Lee. Image courtesy Kate Oh Gallery

Korean Fine Arts Association (KFAA) ~ International Art Exchange Exhibition opening at Kate Oh Gallery NYC.

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Celebrating Andy Warhol at 90!

 

 

Andy Warhol, Andy Warhol, Martha Graham and a birthday cake, 1981
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
2001.2.829

Whenever I see Andy Warhol’s work, I never imagine he was born in 1928.  But the truth is that on Monday, August 6th, we celebrate what would have been Andy Warhol’s 90th Birthday.

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‘Sand & Surf’ in the Channel Gardens at Rock Center

 

 

Creating the installation ‘Sand & Surf’ in the Channel Gardens

A new installation is going up in one of the most beautiful gardens in New York City – The Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center is getting a sand castle.

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Commissioner Mitchell Silver on a Working Walk-Through in Marcus Garvey Park

 

 

Connie Lee, President of the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance/ Public Art Initiative, and Commissioner Mitchel Silver on a walk-through of Marcus Garvey Park

Mitchell J. Silver, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, along with William T. Castro, Manhattan Borough Commissioner, NYC Parks Department, met with Connie Lee, President of the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, several members of her Board, and Friends of Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, for a tour of Marcus Garvey Park in East Harlem today.

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Landmarks Preservation Commission Designates the AT&T Headquarters Building

 

 

All images courtesy of LPC

We were delighted to learn that today, Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the AT&T headquarters building as an individual landmark.

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45 Art Installations, Exhibits and Events Not to Miss in NYC ~ August 2018

 

 

Creating Ziemia ~ Image via ziemia.nyc

August is a spectacular mix of new and currently on view art installations, exhibits and events, including outdoor art, music and performances. Here are 45 to add to your list, beginning on August 1st and taking you through the month.

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Harlem Havana 2018

 

 

The Annual Event, Harlem Havana, brings together Cuban artists, musicians, dancers fashion designers and chefs, descending upon New York for a week-long music and cultural festival.

The Harlem Havana schedule for 2018 will run through August 31st with performances and art all over the City.

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Tanya Aguiñiga: Craft & Care at Museum of Arts and Design

 

 

Installation view of Tanya Aguiñiga: Craft & Care
Photo by Jenna Bascom. Courtesy of the Museum of Arts and Design

Positioning photographic documentation, radio broadcasts, ephemera, data, and an installation generated by the project, AMBOS, as well as seven other projects from Aguiñiga’s ongoing design and artistic practice, Tanya Aguiñiga: Craft & Care at MAD demonstrates the link that the artist is forging between design thinking and community work. “Design thinking,” which refers to the creative strategies for problem solving, is situated here as something inherent to craft—a vehicle utilized by Aguiñiga for self-care and community building.  And the work the artist has been doing near the Tijuana border crossing is timely, indeed.

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‘Laugh Back’ ~ a Group Exhibition at Smack Mellon

 

 

Laugh Back from L-R: Natalie Baxter, Severed and Growing, 2017; Andrea Stanislav, L.O.T.R.F.M. (Last of the Real Fucking Men), 2016; Dynasty Handbag, FASCIST DICTATORSHIP MAKEUP TUTORIAL, 2016; Rachel Mason, FutureClown’s Inaugural Address, 2016. Image courtesy of Smack Mellon. Photo credit: Etienne Frossard

How ’bout a little laughter to threaten authority. Smack Mellon probes the transgressive potential this might have in our increasingly tense political landscape in the group exhibition, Laugh Back.

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Ziemia Arrives in McGolrick Park, Brooklyn

 

 

3′ diameter ceramic orb atop a native plant garden in McGolrick Park, along Russel St. between Nassau Ave and Driggs Ave. Image via ziemia.nyc

Ziemia is an art installation that sits in a garden filled with native plants in Msgr. McGolrick Park, Brooklyn.  Translated from Polish, Ziemia means ‘Earth” ~ and the beautiful story behind its creation is told below.

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UN Environmental + Yale University Create ~ The Eco Living Module

 

 

Tiny House
“Tiny House” on view at the United Nations

UN Environment and Yale University, in collaboration with UN-Habitat, unveiled a new eco-housing module in an effort to spark public discussion and new ideas on how sustainable design can provide decent, affordable housing, and at the same time, limit the overuse of natural resources and climate change.  The 22-square-meter structure (about 237 square-feet), known as “Tiny House” was on view at the United Nations Plaza.

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Get Ready for Summer Streets 2018 NYC

 

 

Summer Streets on Park Avenue in 2010

Taking place on the first three Saturdays in August, between the hours of 7:00am to 1:00pm, Park Avenue from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, will be closed to traffic, allowing nearly 300,000 people to enjoy the annual event ~ Summer Streets 2018. This year’s theme ~ “Finding joy in unexpected moments,” and the schedule of events is out!

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Chen Dongfan: The Song of Dragon and Flowers on Doyers Street in Chinatown

 

 

Chen Dongfan: The Song of Dragon and Flowers on Doyers Street in Chinatown

The Chinatown BID, NYC DOTart, Fou Gallery and ArtBridge have come together to present the street mural Chen Dongfan: The Song of Dragon and Flowers.

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4 Trump Baby Balloons Crossing the Pond

 

 

 

Image via Fund To Bring Baby Trump to America GoFundMe page

On July 13, 2018 a GoFundMe page went online created by Didier Jimenez-Castro, who describes himself as an activist from Hillsborough, New Jersey.  Jimenez-Castro worked closely with Jim Girvan, the Chair of the Branchburg Democratic Party, and founder of the People’s Motorcade ~ a local grassroots group that holds protests on the road between Trump’s golf course and Bedminster’s Clarence Dillon Public Library, referred to as the “free speech zone” every Saturday in the spring and summer months.

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The 100 Gates Project Expands to Staten Island

 

 

100 Gates Staten Island
Artist Christian Penn at Tompkins Mason Lodge, 514 Bay Street, Staten Island

Expanding beyond their Lower East Side borders, we followed The 100 Gates Project to Staten Island where they brought local artists together with local businesses.

They began in Downtown Staten Island, including the neighborhoods of St. George, Tompkinsville, Stapleton, and Clifton, weaving through Bay Street, Van Duzer and Victory Boulevard ~ and moved on to the North Shore Expansion.

Below are a few of the colorful gates that are part of the 100 Gates Project ~ Staten Island, painted in coordination with each local artist and business owner.  We will continue to add gates, as they are brought to our attention.

*All images courtesy of #100GatesProject and the artists.  Check out the interactive Google Map for gates painted in East Harlem, Lower East Side and Staten Island.

Check out the #100GatesProject in El Barrio.

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‘Black Art is Now Many Treasures’ Opens at Essie Green Galleries

 

 

Essie Green Galleries will open its doors on July 21st to the new exhibition, ‘Black Art is Now Many Treasures.’  Some of the work on view, taken from the gallery’s vast collection, will be by renowned artists, Charles Ethan Porter, John Wesley Hardrick, Norman Lewis, Charles Alston, and Romare Bearden.

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‘Just One Inch of Water’ on view at The United Nations

 

 

Just One Inch of Water

Did you know that drowning claims the lives of 360,000 people worldwide each year. This month, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), with support of the United Nations Group of Friends on Drowning Prevention presents the exhibit Just One Inch of Water in the main lobby of the United Nations.

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Tony Cragg: Monumental Sculptures on the Park Avenue Mall

 

 

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Tony Cragg ‘Hammerhead, 2017, located at 72nd Street. Image courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery. Photo credit: Elizabeth Bernstein.

Let’s take a stroll and see the five Tony Cragg: Monumental Sculptures that now grace the Park Avenue Mall from 52nd Street to 79th Street.

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Mel Chin is ‘All Over The Place’ ~ Today in Times Square with ‘Wake’ + ‘Unmoored’

 

 

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Mel Chin in Times Square for Queens Museum and No Longer Empty in ‘All Over The Place’

As part of the summer installation, All Over The Place, presented by the Queens Museum and No Longer Empty, Mel Chin unveils Wake and Unmoored in Times Square this month.

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Artolution + East Village Students = a Gorgeous New Mural

 

 

Artolution

The non-profit group, Artolution and the students at PS 751 & Harvey Milk High School came together to create an incredible mural capturing their diversity and individuality.  We were thrilled to come across it, and wanted to share a few pictures we took today.

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#OldSchoolJam ‘Street Art Edition’ + #100GatesProject Tour ~ East Harlem

 

 

Old School Jam in East Harlem

We joined Carey King of Uptown Grand Central and Ayana Hosted of 100 Gates Project in East Harlem for an Old School Jam ~ Street Art Edition, along with a Tour of some of the Gates in the !00 Gates Project, including a live paint!  Below, a few pictures of the day.

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The Color Factory Coming to NYC in August!

 

 

Color Factory NYC
Image via Color Factory Instagram

The Color Factory is headed to New York this Summer!  It will be located at 251 Spring Street, in a 20,000 square-foot pop-up museum beginning August 20th.

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‘Come Closer’ Arriving in Tribeca Park

 

 

Tribeca Park
“Come Closer” by Rebecca Manson

The artist Rebecca Manson invites viewers to “Come Closer and the View Gets Wilder” with her new art installation in Tribeca Park.

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Schomburg Center to Host a Day of Solidarity ~ July 10th

 

 

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will be hosting a Day of Solidarity on Racism, Immigration, and Family Separation on Tuesday, July 10th.

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City Park’s Summer Stage 2018 including The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

 

 

Anat Cohen at Marcus Garvey Park 8-25-17, Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

City Park’s Summer Stage 2018 is the City’s largest free outdoor performing arts festival, bringing more than 100 performances to 18 neighborhood parks across all five boroughs from May to October. All free and open to the public.  Here’s what’s on tap in August including the film, Milford Graves Full Mantis at The Maysles Cinema as part of The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival.

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The Jazzmobile Sumerfest Schedule is Out!

 

 

Robin Bell-Stevens, Director and Executive Producer ~ Jazzmobile

Another fabulous season of music just announced by Jazzmobile.  Jazzmobile SummerFest55  ~  Check it out!

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Western Queens Waterfront + INSITU = Dance Festival 2018

 

 

All images courtesy of INSITU

Located in four public parks along the East River waterfront in Queens, INSITU 2018 will take place on August 4-5. Here are the maps and schedule of events.

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Hot Summer Nights! Free Outdoor Concert Series

 

 

Image courtesy of Hot Summer Nights!

Every Saturday evening from July 7 to July 28th, the Kingsborough Lighthouse Bandshell will be swinging under the stars with the free concert series, On Stage At Kingsborough.

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35 Events, Exhibits & Installations in NYC to Add to Your List in July

 

 

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Mel Chin in Times Square for Queens Museum and No Longer Empty in ‘All Over The Place’

From Street Art to Sea Art, and so much more in-between, here are 35 art installation, exhibits and events to add to your list in July.

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‘Feminine Constructs’ opens at North of History

 

 

Artist, Lizzy Lunday

Feminine Constructs, works by Lizzy Lunday and Maura Martin depict female identity and sexuality in America in a new exhibit opening on June 28th at North of History.

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Bastille Day 2018 in NYC ~ July 14-15

 

 

 

Bastille Day 2016 at 60th Street

Get ready for Bastille Day 2018! Celebrating France’s Independence Day (July 14, 1789) and its historic friendship with the United States.  Here are a few suggestions.

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Join Billion Oyster Project ~ June 26th on Governors Island

 

 

 

Bernice Abbott, 1937. Oyster Houses, South Street and Pike Slip, Manhattan. Image via NYPL

Join the Billion Oyster Project on Tuesday, June 26th from Noon to 2pm as they send oyster reef structures to their largest restoration project ~ Governors Island.

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The Statue of Liberty Museum Project on Track to Open May 2019

 

 

 

Torch Gallery – Image via fxcollorative

The Statue of Liberty Museum’s expansion is on track to open in May of 2019, per YIMBY today.

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~ JR ~ Horizontal ~ a Solo Exhibition at Perrotin NYC

 

 

 

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JR ~ Perrotin NYC on Orchid Street

The renowned French artist JR, who has captured the faces of immigrants so vividly throughout the world, couldn’t be having a solo exhibition in NYC at a better time ~ with hundreds of immigrant children, taken from their parents at our borders, arriving in East Harlem this month.  This week, Perrotin NYC presents the exhibition ~ JR.

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Tristan Eaton on The Bowery Art Wall

 

 

 

Bowery Art Wall

Next up on The Bowery Art Wall ~ Tristan Eaton Intermission.  Below are a few images, as we followed along watching Intermission come together.

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Rockaway! 2018: Narcissus Garden by Yayoi Kusama

 

 

 

Gateway National Recreation Area at Fort Tilden, T9 building. Site of Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus Garden for Rockaway! 2018. Image courtesy MoMA PS1. Photo: Pablo Enriquez. Image courtesy MoMA.

MoMA PS1 presents a site-specific installation by Yayoi Kusama entitled ‘Narcissus Garden,‘ as the third iteration of Rockaway!, a free public art festival with Rockaway Artists Alliance, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, and Bloomberg  Philanthropies.

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Architecture Books ~ Yet to be Written Presented by Storefront for Art & Architecture

 

 

We needed a featured image, so ~ here are some books already written, yet to be read

Best said by Storefront for Art and Architecture in a recent press release, the first edition of the New York Architecture Book Fair, Storefront for Art and Architecture presents Architecture Books – Yet to be Written, an installation that invites us to reflect upon the cultural contribution of architecture through the medium of the book from 1982 to today. With an archeological and projective twist, the project seeks to celebrate and evaluate both the existing and the missing volumes of a history still in the writing.

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Final Project Exhibition 2018 ~ Art Students League

 

 

Art Students League
Images courtesy of the Gallery

The Art Students League of New York will exhibit works by recent graduates and alumni in a new exhibition entitled ‘Final Project Exhibition 2018.’  The group exhibition will include painting, printmaking, sculpture and mixed media.

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The Mural Project @ NYC’s World Trade Centers

 

 

Stickymonger in the window of 3WTC

We’ve been following the Downtown ‘Mural Project‘ in and around the 2WTC and 3WTC construction lots, now surrounded by a number of gorgeous new murals. With the Oculus in the background, the large-scale mural project takes viewers from Vesey and Greenwich Streets, down Church and Dey Streets to Cortlandt Street.

Let’s take a walk….

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