The 2024 NYCxDesign Festival Set for May 16th ~ 23rd

 

 

 

NYCxDesign Festival, Cornell Tech Open Studio, May 17, 2024

The annual NYCxDesign Festival will take place May 16th ~ 23rd featuring hundreds of design events from exhibits and trade shows to talks and tours. Beginning with the Festival opening party at Mercer Labs, and After Party at Spring Studios, visitors look forward to the 2024 Design Pavilion, Emerging Designer Residency, Student Graduate Portfolio Showcase, NYCxDesign Mic and Tours throughout all five boroughs + more.

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1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair at The Starrett-Lehigh Building During Frieze Week

 

 

 

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair; Aïcha Snoussi, Memorial to the Drowned, 2021, Cellular concrete, glass bottles, water, paper, alcohol-based link and calcined black wool ink, organic elements, sound of the sun, 400 x 400 x 300 cm. Courtesy of the Artist and MO.CO.

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair will take place in The Starrett-Lehigh Building from May 1-4. The fair will host over 30 galleries and 70 artists of the African diaspora.

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The New York Landmarks Conservancy Hosts Sacred Sites Open House 2024 on May 18-19

 

 

 

Bowne House Historical Society and Museum. Image courtesy The New York Landmarks conservancy/Sacred Sites

The New York Landmarks Conservancy is proud to host its annual Sacred Sites Open House on May 18 & 19inviting visitors to explore the extraordinary architecture, art and history of diverse houses of worship throughout New York State.  Participating congregations will showcase their buildings and community programs. Some will feature musical performances, and special guided tours.  Sacred Sites Open House is a free, state-wide event giving visitors an opportunity to discover remarkable architecture as a “tourist in your own town.”  

This year’s theme is “Welcoming Our Neighbors” as religious institutions continue to offer social service and cultural programs serving the wider community. 

Here is the full list

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Get Ready for The 2024 MAS NYC Jane’s Walk NYC ~ May 3-5

 

 

 

Jane’s Walk 2023. Image courtesy MASNYC Jane’s Walk

The annual Jane’s Walk NYC is back! Celebrating the life of Jane Jacobs in the city that never sleeps, this all volunteer-led event will offer in-person, guided group walks, virtual and self-guided tours with over 200 walks across all five boroughs. The festival is free and open to the public with your RSVP for each tour. Sign up early because many of the tours are capped at 30 attendees.

Here is the Tour Calendar for Jane’s Walk NYC 2024!

Below, a few excursions that caught our eye.

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Get Ready for Frieze New York 2024 at The Shed + Frieze Week All Around Town

 

 

 

The Shed, Hudson Yards, NYC

Frieze revealed the programming line-up for the 12th edition of Frieze New York, which takes place at The Shed from May 1 – 5, 2024. The Fair will present a new curator for Focus and more than 60 galleries from 25 countries. This year’s program places a particular emphasis on performance through a series of collaborations with four defining New York arts organizations. Located both in and around The Shed and across the city, the curated program extends the reach of Frieze New York, animating public space and engaging diverse audiences, as well as providing a platform for boundary-pushing work that reflects the dynamism of New York’s arts communities.

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Frieze New York is presented with Global Lead Partner Deutsche Bank, reflecting a shared commitment to artistic excellence for over 20 years.

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Get Ready for The Second Annual Trashion Fashion Show ~ May 4th!

 

 

 

The popular Trashion Fashion Show is returning for a second season, with two more workshops in April (April 16th and 23rd) before hitting the runway in Morningside Park on May 4th.

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Queens Theatre Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the 1964/65 World’s Fair with Theaterama!

 

 

 

1964 New York World’s Fair site in Queens, New York. Photo credit: Library of Congress/Carol M.. Highsmith

On Thursday, April 11th, Queens Theatre announced that it will present THEATERAMA! – a series of events celebrating the 60th anniversary of the 1964/65 World’s Fair which took place at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

THEATERAMA! starts on Sunday, April 28th featuring monthly events through October 27th,presented in partnership with Queensboro Dance Festival, the Louis Armstrong House Museum, the Queens World Film Festival, the Queens Chamber of Commerce and local businesses. The THEATERAMA! series is named in homage to Queens Theatre’s building, which was originally constructed as the “Theaterama,” one of three structures of the New York State Pavilion, built for the World’s Fair.

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‘Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory’ to Open at El Museo del Barrio in May

 

 

 

Detail, Amalia Mesa-Bains, Venus EnvyII: The Virgin’s Garden, 1994. Mixed media installation; 180 x 120 x 72 inches. Courtesy of the artist, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, and Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Photograph by Daria Lugina.

El Museo del Barrio presents Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory, the first retrospective exhibition by the pioneering installation artist, curator, and theorist. Born in 1943 to a Mexican immigrant family, Mesa-Bains has been a leading figure in Chicanx art for nearly half a century. Her practice explores intersectional feminist themes, environmentally centered spirituality, and cultural diversity to counter the racist and gendered erasures of colonial repression.

On view May 2 to August 11, 2024, the exhibition features over 40 works including the artist’s large-scale altar-installations, as well as prints, artist books, and codices. Anchored by the multi-chapter “Venus Envy” series, Archaeology of Memory is a rare opportunity to view three decades of Mesa-Bains’s genre-defying artworks, many of which are on display together for the first time.

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‘Peter Hujar: Rialto’ to Open at The Ukrainian Museum NYC

 

 

 

Peter Hujar, Paul Thek on Zebra, 1965, courtesy The Ukrainian Museum, New York, 2 May ~ 1 September 2024 © The Peter Hujar Archive ~ Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

The Ukrainian Museum, New York, is pleased to announce Peter Hujar: Rialto, opening on 2 May 2024. The exhibition will present 74 photographs taken by the Ukrainian-American artist between 1955 and 1969.

Peter Hujar (b. 1934, Trenton, New Jersey; d. 1987, New York) was a leading figure in the queer avant-garde counterculture, which flourished in downtown New York from throughout the ‘70s until 1980, and during the advent of AIDS. 

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It’s National Poetry Month in NYC Parks in All Five Boroughs

 

 

 

National Poetry Month in New York City Parks. Image courtesy NYC Parks

The second annual Park Poems initiative enhances parks citywide with site-specific poetry installations, in partnership with the Poetry Society of America

Today, NYC Parks and the Poetry Society of America officially unveiled five new installations bringing poetry to New York’s public parks through the Park Poems initiative. Coinciding with National Poetry Month, these unveilings represent the second batch of poems to grace New York’s public parks since the initiative was launched last year. 

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Jennifer Rochlin. Paintings on Clay to Open at Hauser & Wirth in May

 

 

 

Jennifer Rochlin Studio, Altadena, CA © Jennifer Rochlin. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Keith Lubow

Los Angeles-based painter Jennifer Rochlin embarked upon a shift toward three-dimensionality sixteen years ago when an unexpected teaching opportunity brought her into close contact with clay for the first time. Enchanted by its tactility and unpredictability, she discovered in the material a new channel for expression. Rochlin’s now-celebrated voluptuous clay vessels dominate the artist’s practice as canvases for her memories, idealized visions and the unfiltered biographical narratives she unspools over their undulating forms with palpable libidinal force. In her painted and glazed scenes, family, friends and partners are intertwined with trees and leaves that signify the passage of time through changing seasons. Wistfulness transitions seamlessly into humor or fades into unabashed adoration of nature’s enveloping beauty. Fluctuating between idealized depictions and unembellished honesty, Rochlin’s imagery conveys a tender and genuine sense of longing.

Beginning 2 May, Hauser & Wirth New York will present Rochlin’s most recent series of large-scale hand-built terra cotta vessels on which she offers up an autobiographical journey—intimate scenes of her life and loves, of nature observed and of her own responses to the greats of art history. ‘Jennifer Rochlin. Paintings on Clay’ will remain on view on the second floor of the gallery’s 22nd Street building through 12 July.

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‘Chakaia Booker: Shaved Portions’ Unveiled on The Garment District Plazas

 

 

 

Artist Chakaia Booker, Shaved Portions, Installation view. Photo credit: Alexandre Ayer/© DiversityPics for the Garment District Alliance.

Shaved Portions, a 35-foot-tall abstract sculpture comprised of deconstructed rubber tires, created by renowned sculptor, painter, and photographer Chakaia Booker, is standing tall in the Garment District as part of theGarment District Alliance’s latest public art exhibit.

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‘Antony Gormley: Aerial’ at White Cube New York

 

 

 

Antony Gormley, BIG SIDLE, 2023, Cast iron 267.8 x 87.5 x 63.5 cm. Photograph by Stephen White & Co. © the artist

White Cube is pleased to present ‘Aerial’, an exhibition by Antony Gormley, in which the artist considers sculpture as an instrument for proprioception – the body’s innate capacity to sense and perceive its position, movements and orientation in relation to itself and the environment. The exhibition features two recent developments in Gormley’s practice: one explores physical proximity in mass and scale, where two over-life-size bodies merge as one, while the other endeavours to catalyse space almost without mass. On view April 30th.

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Eva Hesse. Five Sculptures at Hauser & Wirth New York during Frieze Week in May

 

 

 

Installation view, ‘Eva Hesse: Expanded Expansion’ Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York NY July 8 – October 16, 2022
Photograph by Midge Wattles & Ariel Ione Williams © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York. All Rights Reserved © The Estate of Eva Hesse. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth

Eva Hesse (1936-1970) transformed the language of sculpture through her pioneering use of alternative forms and materials. Challenging the hard-edged, manufactured aesthetic of the prevailing minimalist movement of her day, Hesse’s use of latex, Fiberglas and industrial plastics opened new possibilities in art. Half a century later, her groundbreaking oeuvre is as potent as it was in 1968, the year of the first and only exhibition of her sculptures held during her lifetime. That there have been some fifteen exhibitions in the decades following her death in 1970 is a testament to Hesse’s continued contemporaneity.

Beginning 2 May, Hauser & Wirth will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the estate’s representation by the gallery by spotlighting Hesse’s remarkable achievements in ‘Eva Hesse. Five Sculptures.’ This exhibition, organized by Barry Rosen, longtime adviser to the Hesse estate, in collaboration with art historian and critic Briony Fer, reunites five of her most celebrated large-scale works, all on loan from major American museums and all made in the most intense period at the end of her life from 1967 to 1969. Installed on the ground floor of Hauser & Wirth’s gallery on West 22nd Street, the exhibition will emphasize the breadth, scope and impact of Hesse’s materially experimental and psychologically charged sculptures.

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2024 Car-Free Earth Day in NYC ~ April 20th ~ Kicking Off Open Streets & April 21st at Morningside Park in Harlem!

 

 

 

Image courtesy NYC DOT. Car-Free Earth Day 2024.

On April 20th, New Yorkers will kick off the 2024 Open Streets Season with Car-Free Earth Day throughout all five boroughs! Hosted by NYC DOT, the event opens our streets to a plethora of programming from activism and education surrounding climate change and sustainability to public art that includes repurposed furniture transformed into luscious organic sculptures through live plants, showcasing the potential of nature reclaiming the built environment.

The Earth Day festivities continue on April 21st at Morningside Park in Harlem with a theme of Planet vs. Plastic. We Can Do It. Lots of activities, including a Trashion Fashion workshop for kids in preparation for the next Trashion Fashion Show next month.

These are just a few of the Earth Day festivities throughout our area.

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A Portal Linking NYC To Ireland to Unveil in The Flatiron!

 

 

 

Image via Portals.org

A groundbreaking public technology sculpture known as “The Portal” is set to form a visual bridge between New York City and Dublin, Ireland, launching this spring. Conceived as a testament to the power of art to transcend physical barriers, “The Portal” offers the public a real-time, visual live stream that connects these two iconic cities.

The Portal in New York City will be installed on the Flatiron South Public Plaza at Broadway, Fifth Avenue, and 23rd Street, next to the famed Flatiron Building, and will be presented by the Flatiron NoMad Partnership in collaboration with the New York City Department of Transportation’s Art Program (NYC DOT Art) and the Simons Foundation.

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Take a Stroll Down Fifth Avenue ~ It’s Easter in New York!

 

 

 

Fifth Avenue on Easter Morning, Detroit Publishing, c.1903, Library of Congress

Strolling down Fifth Avenue on Easter Sunday has been a New York tradition stretching back as far as the 1870s. It is one of the few times when Fifth Avenue is closed to traffic, and the Avenue is open to pedestrians. Put on your Sunday Best and join the celebration on Sunday, March 31st on Fifth Avenue between 49th and 57th Streets beginning at 10:00am.

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Beau MaCall: Buttons On! at Fuller Craft Museum ~ Let’s Take a Ride

 

 

 

Beau McCall. Image courtesy of the artist

Beau McCall: Buttons On!, a retrospective of the work of Beau McCall, will open this Saturday, March 30th at Fuller Craft Museum. The event will include a conversation with artist Beau McCall, guest curator, Souleo, and FCM’s Artistic Director and Chief Curator, Beth C. McLaughlin. McCall will discuss his creative practice, the significance of buttons within his work, and the exhibition’s pop culture and social justice themes.

So let’s take a ride! Beau McCall: Buttons On! at Fuller Craft Museum located at 455 Oak Street, Brockton, Massachusetts. Admission is free. The Opening Reception will be March 30th from 3:00 ~ 6:00pm.

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Daniel Arsham: Phases ~ 20 Years of Photography on View at Fotografiska New York

 

 

 

Installation view, Daniel Arsham
Installation view, Daniel Arsham: Phases. Image courtesy Fotografiska New York

Fotografiska New York announced today that it will present the world’s first exhibition dedicated to artist Daniel Arsham’s photography practice. 

Daniel Arsham: Phases will feature 25 never before seen photographs and will be accompanied by a monograph of Arsham’s photography entitled Daniel Arsham Photographer and produced by his gallery, Perrotin.

The exhibition is currently on view through June 15, 2024.

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‘Rutas de Nuestros Caminos. Routes of Our Paths’ to Open at Ki Smith Gallery

 

 

 

Jorge Luis Rodríguez, Circulo Concurro Esquinas (Circle with Four Corners) 1978/2022 in the exhibition ‘Just Above Midtown’ at MoMA in 2022. Image courtesy of the artist and Ki Smith Gallery

Ki Smith Gallery will open its doors to Rutas de Nuestros Caminos. Routes of Our Paths, a group exhibition highlighting some of the most exciting Puerto Rican contemporary artists in NYC! The gallery will be exhibiting a wide range of talent that includes legends like Jorge Luis Rodríguez and Marcos Dimas as well as undiscovered talents like Elsie Deliz and new stars in the community such as James Reyes. CAfED and Grandma Collective take us on a journey that shows Puerto Rican artists’ prolific and continuing impact in New York City. The gallery will be showcasing a collection of works including pieces made in the 70’s that were originally shown at the famed Just Above Midtown Gallery and have been exhibited at MoMA, as well as pieces finished this year in a studio in the Bronx. Rutas de Nuestros Caminos (Routes of Our Paths) gives a view into both the past and the future while celebrating the present.

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NYC Parks RFP’s for Plants & Food Pushcarts or Mobile Trucks at Various Parks in All Five Boroughs

 

 

 

Photo credit: Ben Lieberman

NYC Parks has released a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for the sale of specialty items from mobile units at locations citywide. Parks is seeking operators to sell food items or plants from pushcarts or mobile trucks at various parks in all five boroughs. 

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‘Yves Klein and the Tangible World’ to Open at Lévy Gorvy Dayan

 

 

 

Yves Klein in front of his Anthropometris (ANT 50, ANT 54), 1961. Photograph © René Burr i- Magnum. © The Estate of Yves Klein c/o Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Parisand courtesy of Lévy Gorvy Dayan.

On April 11, 2024, Lévy Gorvy Dayan will open Yves Klein and the Tangible World, an exhibition devoted to the engagement of the body in the visionary French artist’s oeuvre. Curated in collaboration with the Yves Klein Foundation, the presentation brings together nearly 30 examples of Yves Klein’s Anthropométries (1960–62) and Peintures de feu (Fire Paintings, 1960–62), as well as Sculpture tactile(Tactile Sculpture, conceived c. 1957) in the first focused juxtaposition of these works.

Take note that on the occasion of the exhibition, Lévy Gorvy Dayan will present a performance of Klein’s Monotone-Silence Symphony at S. James’ Church, New York, on Wednesday, May 1st, at 6:30pm.

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Bjørn Okholm Skaarup: A Mythical Menagerie Arriving at Cavalier Gallery Chelsea in April

 

 

 

Sculptor Bjørn Okholm Skaarup. Image courtesy of the Artist and Cavalier Gallery.

Beginning Thursday, April 4 and running through Thursday May 18, Cavalier Gallery is pleased to present the opening of A Mythical Menagerie featuring the works of Danish artist Bjørn Okholm Skaarup at their Chelsea location (530 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011). The solo exhibition features more than 25 sculptures spanning the past decade of the artist’s oeuvre, including several new works that will be exhibited for the first time in the U.S.

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Reflecting on the Vibrant Past, Present & Future of the Black Experience, Aṣẹ: Afro Frequencies, to Arrive at ARTECHOUSE at Chelsea Market in March

 

 

 

Aṣẹ: Afro Frequencies at ARTECHOUSE. Image courtesy ARTECHOUSE Studio.

ARTECHOUSE, a pioneer in innovative, experiential art, is pleased to announce its latest exhibition, Aṣẹ: Afro Frequencies (Aṣẹ), debuting in New York City at ARTECHOUSE NYC on March 22 and on display through the summer. Created by ARTECHOUSE Studio, the exhibition features the work of London-based Afro-surrealist digital artist Vince Fraser along with evocative poetry by ursula rucker. Open to all ages, the exhibition is a vibrant reflection upon the past, present, and future of the Black experience through the eyes of the artists.

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Sami Tsang, Ebony Russell, Suyao Tian in the Group Exhibition ‘Teetering on the Brink: Femininity, Inheritance, and Disaster at Claire Oliver Gallery

 

 

 

Ebony Russell, Mirrored Kingdom, Porcelain and glaze, 2024, Dimensions Variable 35 x 20 x 20 inches. Image courtesy of the artist and Claire Oliver Gallery.

Claire Oliver Gallery is pleased to present Teetering on the Brink: Femininity, Inheritance, and Disaster, a special group exhibition marking the New York City debut of work by artists Sami Tsang, Ebony Russell, and Suyao Tian. The exhibition spans media including figurative sculpture, watercolor on paper, sculptural vessels, and installation and explores the themes of memory, childhood, patriarchal societal values, and female identity through the lens of multiple cultures and vernaculars. Teetering on the Brink: Femininity, Inheritance, and Disaster will be on view at Claire Oliver Gallery’s Harlem gallery from March 15 through May 11, 2024.

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The Apollo Celebrates the Opening of The Apollo Stages at The Victoria Theater!

 

 

 

Loew’s Victoria Theatre, 233 West 125th Street. Image via nycago.org

On March 7, 2024, the Apollo officially celebrated the opening of The Apollo Stages at the Victoria Theater ~ the first physical expansion in the institution’s 90-year history ~ with a special ceremony and iconic Apollo Sign-lighting with guests that included Mayor Eric Adams, Empire State Development Commissioner Hope Knight, The Apollo’s Chairman of the Board Charles Phillips, Apollo Chairman Emeritus Richard “Dick” Parsons, Apollo President and CEO Michelle Banks, and Artistic Director Kamilah Forbes, as well as performances by four-time Grammy-nominee Stefan Harris, acclaimed singer Jia Drummond,, the marching band ‘Marching Cobras’ and more.

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Claude Lawrence: Reflections on Porgy & Bess at Venus Over Manhattan

 

 

 

Claude Lawrence, The Inquisitors, 2022. Oil on canvas; 75 1/2 x 107 in (191.8 x 271.8 cm). Courtesy the artist and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to announce Reflections on Porgy & Bess, a major solo exhibition of new paintings by Chicago-born, New York-based artist Claude Lawrence. Spanning the gallery’s spaces at 39 and 55 Great Jones Street, this presentation—Lawrence’s first with Venus—debuts a suite of exuberant, monumentally scaled canvases created in response to composer George Gershwin’s 1935 masterpiece Porgy & Bess. Lawrence’s abstract paintings unfold sequentially, echoing the opera’s sweep and emotional impact through the artist’s radiant abstraction and confident improvisation.

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C’naan Hamburger: Vanitas at Charles Moffett Gallery

 

 

 

C’naan Hamburger, Wall Power, 2024. Egg tempera, pigment and scraped paint from the MET Breuer’s walls on panel. 13 34 x 9 inches (34.9 x 48.3 cm), Framed: 15 1/4 x 20 1/2 inches (38.7 x 52.1 cm). Image courtesy of the artist and Charles Moffett Gallery

Charles Moffett is pleased to present Vanitas, New York-based artist C’naan Hamburger’s first ever solo exhibition. Building on the artist’s Fall 2023 Hunter College MFA Thesis Exhibition, the show includes seven new and recent paintings rendered in the artist’s distinctive use of egg tempera on wood panel, alongside one sculpture of porcelain adorned with offset woodcut prints and drawings. Painted in minute brushstrokes of remarkable precision, Hamburger’s compositions leverage the ancient technique of egg tempera and the traditional genre of landscape painting to create contemporary vanitas pictures, pictures which grapple with the experience of urban decay, repair, and further decay.

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Remembering Kitty Genovese: A Public Forum at Fordham University, March 9th

 

 

 

Kitty Genovese in her 1961 mugshot via wikipedia.org

A public forum remembering Kitty Genovese 60 years later will be held on Saturday, March 9th at Fordham University, 113 West 60th Street, NYC.

The event will look back at the tragedy in New York on March 13, 1964, when young Kitty was murdered near her home while many unhelpful neighbors said “I just did not want to get involved.” In this forum, Kitty’s family is joined by several experts to review and celebrate the life of Ms. Genovese, and how deeply this 1964 tragedy impacted western society. This is a free Event open to the public.

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Save the Date for The 2024 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards

 

 

 

The Plaza Hotel, with the Public Art Fund art installation ‘Isa Genzken: Two Orchids’ on the Doris C. Freedman Plaza in the forefront.

The Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards are the Conservancy’s highest honors for outstanding preservation. The awards presentation will take place on Wednesday, April 10th at 6:00pm at The Plaza, 768 Fifth Avenue, NYC.

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Huma Bhabha at David Zwirner Gallery NYC

 

 

 

Huma Bhabha, Untitled, 2023; Ink, acrylic, pastel, and collage on paper. 51 7/8 x 51 7/8 inches (131.8 x 131.8 cm). Framed: 57 x 57 inches (144.8 x 144.8 cm). Image courtesy of David Zwirner Gallery.

David Zwirner is pleased to present concurrent exhibitions of work by Huma Bhabha (b. 1962) at the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street and 34 East 69th Street locations in New York. These are the gallery’s first presentations of Bhabha’s work since the announcement of her representation in 2022, and they follow the artist’s 2023 solo exhibition at M Leuven, Belgium, which recently traveled to MO.CO., Montpellier, France. In March 2024, three sculptures by Bhabha will be specially featured in the retrospective exhibition Julie Mehretu: Ensemble at Palazzo Grassi, Venice. In April 2024, a large-scale installation by Bhabha, commissioned by Public Art Fund, will be unveiled at Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York.

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Shu Lea Cheang Selected as the 2024 LG Guggenheim Award Recipient

 

 

 

Shu Lea Cheang. Image courtesy Guggenheim Museum

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and LG proudly announce Shu Lea Cheang as the 2024 LG Guggenheim Award recipient. The Net art pioneer, whose interdisciplinary practice spans over thirty years, is the second award recipient to be recognized as part of the LG Guggenheim Art and Technology Initiative, a five-year, multifaceted collaboration designed to research, honor, and promote artists working at the intersection of art and technology. Cheang was selected by an international jury of experts in art and technology and will receive an unrestricted honorarium of $100,000 in celebration of her groundbreaking achievements in this field.

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‘Weaving Abstraction in Ancient and Modern Art” at The Met Fifth Avenue

 

 

 

Weaving Abstraction in Ancient and Modern Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, on view March 5 – June 16, 2024. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art., photo by Hyla Skopitz.
 

The process of creating textiles has long been a springboard for artistic invention. In Weaving Abstraction in Ancient and Modern Art, two extraordinary bodies of work separated by at least 500 years are brought together to explore the striking connections between artists of the ancient Andes and those of the 20th century. The exhibition, which will open at The Met on March 5, 2024, will feature textiles by four distinguished modern practitioners—Anni Albers, Sheila Hicks, Lenore Tawney, and Olga de Amaral—alongside pieces by Andean artists from the first millennium BCE to the 16th century, who, though their names are largely unknown to us, created works of exceptional technical and formal refinement.

The exhibition is made possible by The Modern Circle. 

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Rev Up Your Engines for Michael Kagan: Pole Position at Venus Over Manhattan

 

 

 

Michael Kagan, “Pole Position,” 2024. Oil on linen; 60 x 45 in (152.4 x 114.3 cm). Image courtesy of the artist and Venus Over Manhattan Gallery.

Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to present Pole Position by artist Michael Kagan. Pole Position debuts Kagan’s exhilarating Formula One portraits, a series which features racecar drivers and their machines. This work represents a significant shift for Kagan, diverging from the depictions of astronauts, spacecrafts, cockpits, and mountaintops which first brought him acclaim. The title, Pole Position, refers to the lead car on the starting grid, as determined by the fastest driver during qualifying races.

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‘Susan Chen: Plan B’ at Rachel Uffner Gallery

 

 

 

Susan Chen: The Paintings Are Not Going to Paint Themselves, 2023. Image courtesy of the artist and Rachel Uffner Gallery

Rachel Uffner Gallery is pleased to present Plan B, Susan Chen’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. Notably, the show forges an impressive new artistic direction for Chen, whose multimedia presentation includes a collection of ceramics alongside her signature large-scale, impasto-heavy portraits.

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JHB Gallery Presents ‘Structural Play’ at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling

 

 

 

Structural Play, presented by JHB Gallery at Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling. Image courtesy of JHB Gallery

JHB Gallery is delighted to present Structural Play, an exhibition of eight artists’ work at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling in New York.

Working across media, from paper, ceramics, mixed-media installation to photography, these eight women artists can be linked by their engagement with processes of play and material exploration. Often beginning with formal structures, be they geometric, architectural, or linguistic, the artists introduce elements of the crafted and the hand-made to produce energies that ultimately overspill these underlying frameworks; valuing process, their work allows us to see the exploration and craft of their art as part of its function and meaning.

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Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the March 2024 GothamToGo Roundup

 

 

 

Elizabeth McAlpin, RainScape (VI), 2023, Monoprint, Booth A14 at The 2024 Affordable Art Fair, March 20-24. Image courtesy of the Artist.

The month of March is filled with excitement, from the opening of the Grey Art Museum in Cooper Square to The Whitney Biennial and Love Rocks NYC concert at The Beacon Theatre in support of Gods Love We Deliver. Fund for Park Avenue will unveil sculpture installations along the median by two artists, and Théâtre de la Dame de Coeur will parade giant puppets on the Plaza at Lincoln Center. The exhibitions ‘Remarkable Women‘ at Eldridge Street Museum and ‘Present in the Modern World‘ at Art Lives Here will add to a plethora of Women’s History Month exhibitions and events. The annual Night of Ideas will be presented by Villa Albertine, Centre Pompidou and Hudson County Community College. Adding to the list, The Affordable Art Fair, and St. Patrick’s Day and all its festivities.

Here are a few suggestions for the month of March.

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A Little Manhattan Magic to Remind us to Spring Forward for Daylight Saving Time on March 10, 2024

 

 

 

The Wizard of Park Avenue

Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 10th at 2am, when we will move our clocks an hour ahead ~ ‘Spring Forward’. This will create an extra hour of daylight in the evening, but cutting our morning light short by an hour.

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Celebrate Women’s History Month 2024

 

 

 

Artist, Ingrid Capozzoli Flinn. Image courtesy of the Artist and Connie Lee, Art Lives Here, Inc., The exhibition ‘Present in the Modern World’ opening March 9th.

The month of March is observed every year as Women’s History Month. It is a time to celebrate accomplishments, and a time to regroup and forge ahead in a continued battle for fundamental human rights.

The National Women’s History Alliance designates a yearly theme for Women’s History Month. The 2024 theme celebrates “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.” ~ recognizing  women who understand the need to eliminate bias and discrimination from individuals’ lives and institutions.

Here are a few ways to celebrate Women’s History Month 2024.

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‘Present in the Modern World’ to Open at Art Lives Here

 

 

 

Artist, Ingrid Capozzoli Flinn. Image courtesy of the Artist and Connie Lee, Art Lives Here, Inc. in the exhibition ‘Living in the Modern World’

The three women artists featured in Present in the Modern World, Ingrid Capozzoli Flinn, Alison Causer, and Donnelly Marks share a modern sensibility in their art practices. Their works reference periods in time from Byzantine to the present.

Installation view, ‘Living in the Modern World’. On the mantle, sculpture artist, Donnelly Marks, figures, below, interpreting the nude figure by artist, Ingrid Capozzoli Flinn.. Exhibition ‘Living in the Modern World’ at Art Lives Here.

They collectively have blurred the lines between traditional, modern, and contemporary. Causer and Capozzoli Flinn’s brush strokes take classic oil paintings into the present and exhibited alongside Marks’ sculptures that reference brutalist structures create an exhibition that is timeless but of the modern world.

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Monumental Women to Re-Create Augusta Savage’s 1939 Sculpture ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’

 

 

 

Augusta Savage in her studio working on her 1939 New York World’s Fair monument Lift Every Voice and Sing. Credit: Courtesy of Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library

In honor of the Birthday of Augusta Savage, February 29th, Monumental Women announces the formation of a coalition to re-create African American sculptor Augusta Savage’s Lift Every Voice and Sing sculpture that was created for the 1939 World’s Fair held in Queens, New York.

Viewed by more than 5 million fair attendees, Savage’s sculpture was destroyed after the World’s Fair ended. Savage was an important part of the Harlem Renaissance and one of America’s foremost African American women artists. She worked as a sculptor and educator and fought against sexism and racism. Eighty–five years after its debut, Savage’s pivotal and inspiring artwork deserves to be re-created and known by a new generation.

Join the Coalition Here

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Théâtre de la Dame de Coeur’s Giant Puppets to Perform on Lincoln Center Plaza

 

 

 

Image courtesy Théâtre de la Dame de Coeur

A poetic parade performance featuring Théâtre de la Dame de Coeur’s giant puppets, Eria and Terrenis, Acupunk takes place at Lincoln Center’s Josie Robertson Plaza for three days only. Metaphorically exploring the theme of earth’s healing through acupuncture, the two puppet characters use long poles to untie knots and rebalance subterranean energetic currents—and everything that is influenced on its surface, just like traditional acupuncture.

Save the Dates, February 29, March 1, March 2, 2024.

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Celebrate Black History with a Sunday Afternoon at Elmendorf

 

 

 

Elmendorf Reformed Church. Source: Wikipedia, from Abyssinian to Zion and AIA Guide to NYC (5th edition)

Celebrate Black history at the home church of the Harlem African Burial Ground. Founded in 1660, Elmendorf Reformed Church is the oldest church in Harlem, and through research into its records, the church has identified more than 40 names of those interred at the burial site. Learn this Black history — and the future of the burial ground — during a Sunday afternoon of jazz, gospel and blues at the church. You’ll be treated to the Antoinette Montague Experience, featuring Antoinette Montague (vocals), Bobby Sanabria (drums), Danny Mixon (piano), Melissa Slocum (bass) and A.C. Lincoln (tap).

Hosted by Deputy Speaker Diana Ayala in partnership with Elmendorf Reformed Church, Uptown Grand Central, and the NYC Economic Development Corporation’s Harlem African Burial Ground Initiative.

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The Bronx Museum’s 2024 Benefit Auction, March 4-18

 

 

 

Image credit: vanessa german, MOTHER, MOTHER, 2020, Unique, 92 x 60 x 17.5 inches, Mixed-media assemblage, Courtesy of the artist and Yasmin Gallery, New York

The Bronx Museum’s 2024 Benefit Auction—featuring exclusive works by some of the most significant contemporary artists practicing today—goes live on Artsy Monday, March 4! Create your account on Artsy now so you are ready to start bidding right away.

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‘Jakub Tomáš: The Field Robot of Myself’ to be Inaugural Exhibition at Asya Geisberg Gallery, TriBeCa

 

 

 

Jakub Tomáš, The Pets, 2023,, Oil on canvas 47.25h x 51 w in/120.2h x 129.54w cm (JT008) Image courtesy of say Geisberg Gallery

Asya Geisberg Gallery is proud to open the inaugural exhibition at our new Tribeca location at 45 White Street with Czech artist Jakub Tomáš, his first US solo exhibition, on March 8th. Tomáš situates his exuberant painting in sculpture and collage, using cardboard models and theatrical lighting imbued with his study of theatrical scenic design to generate enigmatic or absurdist scenes. The resulting flattened schematic faces are painted within illusively familiar environments, with a surprisingly friendly robot nearby.

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‘Richard Hunt: Masterworks’ to Open at White Cube New York

 

 

 

Richard Hunt, Coil, 1966, Welded copper 78.7 x 63.5 x 91.4 cm/31 x 25 x 36 in. © Richard Hunt. Photo © Ron Amstutz

White Cube New York is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by Richard Hunt (1935–2023). One of the preeminent American sculptors of the 20th century, Hunt’s hybrid creations are characterized by an exploration of dualities – the natural and the industrial, the surreal and the abstract, the geometric and the organic.

Opening on 13 March 2024, Early Masterworks is the gallery’s first exhibition by the artist, and the second-largest gathering of his works in the city for over 50 years, bringing together over 25 important examples from the early part of his oeuvre.

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City Lore Launches the Exhibition ‘What did it feel like to be there?: 12 Portraits from The Addresses Project’

 

 

 

Cassandra Grant photo: © Riya Lerner, 2020. Cassandra Grant at Home, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY. Archival pigment print, 16×20 in. Courtesy of the artist.

City Lore, a pioneer in Urban Folklore programming and an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is pleased to launch a new exhibition, What did it feel to be there?: 12 Portraits from The Addresses Project created by artists Gwen Shockey and Riya Lerner. The City Lore Gallery is located at 56 East 1st street in Manhattan and the exhibition will open on March 29 and be on view through June 30, 2024. Gallery hours are: Friday 2-6pm, and Saturday – Sunday 12-6pm. There will be an opening reception at the City Lore Gallery on March 29, 2024 from 6 pm – 8 pm.

Please RSVP for the reception:  CityloreandAddressesProject.eventbrite.com 

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Remarkable Women of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, a Panel Discussion, at Museum at Eldridge Street set for March 3rd

 

 

 

Adrienne Ottenberg exhibition of 28 Remarkable Women and One Scoundrel at the Eldridge Street Museum. Photo credit: Roberta Fineberg.

The Museum at Eldridge Street is proud to feature its current exhibition On the Lower East Side: Twenty-Eight Remarkable Women…and One Scoundrel, showcasing the work of artist Adrienne Ottenberg. Portraits printed on silk or cotton include a tableau of street maps depicting the Lower East Side places where these women worked and lived.

Adrienne Ottenberg exhibition of 28 Remarkable Women and One Scoundrel at the Eldridge Street Museum. Photo credit: Roberta Fineberg.

In conjunction with Ottenberg’s show, and Women’s History Month, the Museum is hosting a panel discussion moderated by Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition Vice President Rose Imperato, with historians and Coalition members Andi Sosin and Kevin Baker. Adrienne Ottenberg will join these esteemed speakers, and together we will mark 113 years since the March 1911 Fire.

Remarkable Women of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, a panel discussion, will take place on Sunday, March 3rd at 3pm. To Register Click Here

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Speaking in Two Tongues, a Dynamic Duo Exhibition by Logan Sylve + Cristiano Mangovo at Allouche Gallery

 

 

 

Motivators, 2023. Acrylic on Canvas. 58 x 73.50 inches © Cristiano Mangovo. Courtesy of Allouche Gallery and the artist. Image courtesy of the Artists and Allouche Gallery

Allouche Gallery opened its doors to ‘Speaking in Two Tongues‘, a duo exhibition featuring New York based artist Logan Sylve and Angolan artist Cristiano Mangovo. The exhibition explores the artistic languages of Sylve and Mangovo, revealing the compelling intersections in their distinct visual narratives. It also serves as a reflection on culture, tradition, and the dynamic relationships between individuals and their bodies.

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Admiration: Black History Month Panel Symposium at Pier 57 on February 29th

 

 

 

Adding to our list of events-not-to-miss during Black History Month is ‘Admiration’: A Black History Month Panel Symposium, taking place on February 29th at 6:30pm at Pier 57. The event is curated by Tanya Weddemire Gallery and will feature renowned artists like Guy Stanley Philoche, Serron Green, Voodo Fe, who will share their insights on black culture and history through their captivating art. Moderated by the esteemed Stacey Ciceron, this panel promises to be an enlightening discussion you won’t want to miss.

This is a Free Event with Registration. Pier 57 is located at 25 11th Avenue, NYC.. The event will be held in the Living Room