As we move deeper into Fall, nature presents its own glorious exhibit of colorful foliage in every size and shape. Outdoor art installations that unveiled earlier in the year will be seen through our seasonal lens, many of them still on view through winter, and into 2019. November will bring us indoors, warming our hearts and filling our souls with thoughtful and colorful works of art. Here are 64 art installations, exhibits and events to add to your list in November.
Hauser & Wirth is pleased to present ‘Gutai,’ an exhibition exploring the legacy of one of Japan’s most innovative and influential avant-garde collectives of the twentieth century. Demonstrating a freewheeling relationship between art, body, space, and time, the exhibition features presentations of masterworks by Gutai artists including Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Sadamasa Motonaga, Shozo Shimamoto, Kazuo Shiraga, Atsuko Tanaka, Chiyu Uemae, and Tsuruko Yamazaki. Shown together, these artists’ iconic works illuminate many of the core tenets of a movement defined by experimentation, individuality, physical action, and psychological freedom. Opening Reception, November 1 from 6-8pm at Hauser & Wirth New York, 32 East 69th Street, NYC
The exhibition Egon Schiele: In Search of the Perfect Line will mark the 100th anniversary of Schiele’s death in 1918 with nearly 50 watercolors and drawings, including several iconic self-portraits, at Galerie St. Etienne.
Celebrating its 16th anniversary, and 11 years at Brookfield Place New York, the non-profit organization Canstruction will bring together top architectural and engineering firms for an over-night ‘Canstruction Competition’ within the first two floors of Brookfield Place.
Inaugurating their collaboration as co-representatives of The Estate of Diane Arbus, David Zwirner and Fraenkel Gallery are pleased to announce the first complete presentation of Diane Arbus’s Untitled series. The sixty-six images were made at residences for people with developmental disabilities, places Arbus repeatedly returned to for picnics, for dances, and at Halloween between 1969 and 1971, the last years of her life. The presentation will include several images that have never before been exhibited.
Diane Arbus Untitled will be on view from November 2 to December 15, 2018, with an Opening Reception on Friday, November 2 from 6-8pm at David Zwirner Gallery, 537 West 20th Street.
FACTION Art Projects presents a solo show of paintings by the award-winning British artist Lisa Wright in November. The Eyes of Each is a new series of oil paintings referred to by the artist as her ‘inner landscape.’
Westbeth Gallery will exhibit six artists exploring the theme ‘Conflict of Interest‘ with work ranging from political, sociological, ecological, metaphorical to surreal. The exhibit, A Conflict of in-ter-est will be on view from November 3-24.
As part of its series honoring iconic artists who have impacted the arts and culture, the Apollo Theater pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Last Poets on Monday November 5th at 6:30 p.m. The program is part of Live Wire, a program produced by the Theater’s Education Department. Formed in 1968 in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park, The Last Poets quickly rose to become a force on the music and poetry scene, giving voice to the Black experience and inspiring generations of artists and activists for years to come. Founding group member Abiodun Oyewole and core group member Felipe Luciano will discuss the group’s origins, impact, recordings and enduring legacy. This discussion will be moderated by Hip Hop Legend Chuck D.
A Friendly Reminder to Vote ~ on November 6
The 35th Annual Westbeth Flea Market will take place on four days in November. Donations come from the artists of Westbeth, so expect the well-designed, the unusual, the practical and the weird. All proceeds go to Westbeth projects including disaster relief, local-national and international charities.
In her second exhibition with Fridman Gallery, Aura Satz focuses on voices of female electronic music pioneers, and on sound signals as symbols of communication and disobedience. Included are a series of drawings, two sound sculptures, and a 16mm film.
10. Dust Specs on the Sea: Contemporary Sculpture from the French Caribbean & Haiti at Hunter East Harlem Gallery ~ November 7
Hunter East Harlem Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition, Dust Specks on the Sea: Contemporary Sculpture from the French Caribbean & Haitiopening on November 7, 2018. Dust Specks on the Seafocuses on sculptural works by over twenty contemporary artists from Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guyana, and Haiti and addresses the various positionings of the postcolonial condition in this region.
Between the Lines will present Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop by Vikki Tobak on November 7th, taking readers on a chronological journey from old-school to alternative hip-hop, and from analog to digital photography.
Continue to follow The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture into its Fall Season for The Schomburg Open House: Passport to Black History on November 10th and Charles White’s Harlem + Charles White Amongst Friends on November 14th.
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is part of the New York Public Library and located at 515 Malcolm X Blvd. (Lenox Ave) at 135th Street.
Cheim & Read is pleased to present Louise Bourgeois: Spiral, the gallery’s ninth solo exhibition devoted to the artist’s work. The show will explore the range of Bourgeois’ spiral motifs as expressed in sculpture, painting, and drawing, from the early 1950s through 2010, the year of her death. It also will include a series of spiral word drawings made on blue paper in 1986. This will be the final exhibition in the gallery’s current Chelsea location.
Louise Bourgeois: Spiral will be on view from November 8 to December 22, 2018 at Cheim & Read, 547 West 25th Street.
Louise Bourgeois is part of the esteemed list of artists in the group exhibit The Long Run, on view at The Museum of Modern Art, Fourth Floor, to November 4, 2018, and was in the recent group exhibit, White | Black, at Acquavella Galleries.
Throughout his almost four decade career, John ‘CRASH‘ Matos’ work has engaged with urban environments on a huge scale – ranging from his early murals on the sides of NYC subway trains in the 70’s, to more recent projects such as a large mural commission at Miami’s Hard Rock Football Stadium. This November, a new body of work will be on view, continuing the conversation around the scope, scale, and environment, through a continued exploration of the spray paint medium, in the exhibition Concrete Jungle at JoAnne Artman Gallery.
The exhibit divides an enormous space of 16,000 square feet into separate rooms and tunnels, curated by Darren Romanelli, a leader in experiential art and a specialist in re-appropriating classic brands. Disney and Romanelli confirm that this exhibit is the biggest Disney experience to come to New York City in several decades. A dozen art artists from around the country are contributing to the exhibition. Mickey: The True Original will be on view from November 8 through February 10 at 60 Tenth Avenue, NYC.
Lévy Gorvy is pleased to present Calder / Kelly, the first major exhibition exploring the visual and personal affinities between landmark American artists Alexander Calder and Ellsworth Kelly. Presented in collaboration with the Calder Foundation and Ellsworth Kelly Studio, the exhibition is a discourse between generations that celebrates the artists’ friendship and their extraordinary experiences as Americans who were shaped by significant periods of time spent living in Paris.
The exhibition, Calder / Kelly, will cover three full floors of the gallery, showing nearly three-dozen paintings and sculptures made over the course of five decades. Opening Reception, November 9th from 6-8pm. Lévy Gorvy is located at 909 Madison Avenue at 73rd Street, NYC.
The Salmagundi Club of New York will be offering an opportunity to explore the landmarked building and view its historic art collection with a VIP Tour on Sunday, November 11th.
On the heals of celebrating what would have been Andy Warhol’s 90th birthday in August, the celebration continues with Andy Warhol: Shadows, on view at Calvin Klein New York Headquarters, October 26, and topping it all off with Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again ~ the first Warhol retrospective organized by a U.S. institution since 1989, at The Whitney Museum of American Art.
On Wednesday, November 14 at 7 PM, on the eve of his 76th birthday, Martin Scorsese returns to his childhood parish, the Basilica of Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral on Mott and Prince Streets, for a conversation about how his youthful imagination was inspired by his church and his neighborhood of Little Italy. The Basilica of Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral and Friends of Erben Organ will open their doors to “Mean Streets to Silence: An Evening with Martin Scorsese.” The landmarked Cathedral is located at 263 Mulberry Street. Tickets Here.
The color work of street photographer Vivian Maier will be the subject of a new exhibition at Howard Greenberg Gallery. Many of the photographs are on view for the first time, deepening the understanding of Maier’s oeuvre and her keenest to record and present her interpretation of the world around her. Dating from the 1950s to the 1980s, Vivian Maier: The Color Work captures the street life of Chicago and New York, and includes a number of her enigmatic self-portraits.
Hauser & Wirth is pleased to present ‘ERRÂNCIA POÉTICA (POETIC WANDERINGS),’ a solo exhibition of new and recent works by Anna Maria Maiolino, one of the most significant artists working in Brazil today. Opening Reception on Wednesday, November 14 from 6-8pm at Hauser & Wirth Chelsea, 548 West 22nd Street, NYC
21. Edward Burtynsky: Antropocene ~ a two-gallery exhibition at Howard Greenberg Gallery (November 14) + Bryce Wokowitz Gallery (November 15)
A two-gallery exhibitions of landmark work from photographer Edward Burtynsky’s series Anthropocene, which maps the unprecedented impact of human intervention on Earth, will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery and Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery this November in New York.
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), located in a historic firehouse on East 125th Street in El Barrio, will open its doors to the exhibition, Race, Myth, Art, and Justice, exploring intersecting ideas through the lens and unique interpretation of twelve inter-generational photographers.
AFA Gallery will open its doors to a collection of new works by vinyl artist, painter, and muralist Stickymonger. This exhibition of 15 paintings on canvas is a departure from the artist’s pre- vious monumental vinyl works, which have been the hallmarkof her public art installations in New York City ~ such as her stunning work in a group exhibit we call Graffiti in the Sky on the 69th floor of 4 World Trade, and her most recent work opposite The Oculus, entitled The Mural Project.
Enchanting model trains zip through a display of more than 175 New York landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. The Holiday Train Show will be on view from November 17, 2018 to January 21, 2019 at the New York Botanical Garden, with many related events. Tickets on sale now.
The exhibit Empathy features artists who reveal a capacity for empathy, a willingness to reflect on another’s point of view or to understand those whose backgrounds differ from their own. Through photography, video, sculpture, drawing, embroidery, installation, performance, and virtual reality, the artists engage in projects that employ deep listening, compassion, care ethics, and other empathic skills.
As part of the 23 Days of Flatiron Cheer for December, Flatiron Partnership and Van Alen Institute announced the winner of the 5th Annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition ~ ‘Happy‘ by Studio Cadena, to be unveiled on the Plaza November 19, 2018 and will be on view through January 1, 2019.
The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place on November 22nd. The parade starts at West 77th Street and Central Park West at 9am, marching down to Columbus Circle, and over to 6th Avenue.
It’s always a treat to watch the Thanksgiving-Eve Balloon Blow-up, held on November 21st from 1-8pm between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue from 77th Street to 81st Street.
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Time Magazine worked with French artist, JR to create a cover on the topic of Guns in America. The project began a few months after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. JR brought together 245 people from every walk of life ~ from people afraid that guns will kill their children to people who are afraid they won’t have a gun to protect themselves ~ the end result is the cover of Time Magazine, and the current installation on the Bowery Wall. The day after JR completed The Bowery Wall, 11 people were killed in Pittsburg. More on the JR/Time Magazine creation on 6sqft. The Bowery Wall is located at the corner of Bowery and Houston Street. Follow JR on Instagram.
You never know what you’ll find in the Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center. No sooner did the sand castle come down when we found a pumpkin patch complete with scarecrow!
Jorge Palacios ‘Link’ arrived at Flatiron Plaza North, adjacent to Madison Square Park. The installation is a monumental work created from accoya wood, measuring approximately 13 feet high by 10 feet wide, located across from the Flatiron Building,
This installation consists of six carved wood and mixed media sculptures placed throughout Sherman Creek Park. Drawing on his family and childhood recollections, New York-based artist Peter Bulow has created a garden within a garden: a personal garden of his childhood, populated by monumental statues of his family. Visitors will find his great aunt Trude and great uncle Oskar from Berlin, his Hungarian mother Giselle, depicted when she was living in India and wearing a sari, and the artist himself as a five year old boy next to Oskar, wearing identical suspenders, showing a tiger he had made out of clay.
The exhibition, Marc Chagall, will be on view to November 18 at Opera Gallery, 791 Madison Avenue at 67th Street.
Ron English: Delusionville, new paintings and sculptures, will open at Allouche Gallery on Thursday, October 11th. In this exhibition, English returns to the Gallery with an aggressive reinterpretation of pop culture. Prepare to be mesmerized by the spectacle of chaos!
With the Adam Pendleton exhibit coming to an end at Lever House on August 28, 2018, we look forward to Fall, and the installation of the American artist, Peter Halley on two floors of this iconic building.
Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture 1963-2017, now on view at MET Breuer, is an exhibition of Whitten’s sculptures, first created in New York and later at his summer home on Crete. Included in the exhibition are forty sculptures and eighteen of the artist’s lusciously layered paintings.
Wave Hill, in partnership with the American Society of Botanical Artists, are collaboratively celebrating the tradition and contemporary practice of botanical art with the 21st Annual International exhibition, Botanical Artists ~ and what a beautiful time of year to visit Wave Hill.
Public Art Fund unveiled its third Summer 2018 installation this week in City Hall Park. The installations, entitled Kitchen Trees are the creation of the artist B. Wurtz.
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.
The Garment District Alliance ushers in its Winter art installation with a parade of nine-foot-tall ‘Candy’ sculptures. The exhibit, Candy Nations, will honor New York City’s status as a global capital, and will include twenty colorful candy-shaped sculptures that will extend along the Broadway pedestrian plaza between 36th Street and 39th Street.
International Print Center New York (IPCNY) has opened its doors to the exhibition, Edge of Visibility, curated in conjunction with the September-October issue of the scholarly journal Art in Print by its editor-in-chief, Susan Tallman. The issue focuses on artworks that are purposely and strategically hard to see. Since such works are by nature extremely difficult to reproduce, the exhibition provides the opportunity to experience them in all their elusive and evasive presence. Among the more than 50 works on view are prints from the 17th century to the present day with works by some of today’s most celebrated artists including Samuel Levi Jones, Chris Ofilli, and Kerry james Marshall among others. Works include laborious micro-engravings, subtle watermarks, and evanescent images printed with UV-reactive inks. ICPNY will provide magnifying glasses, iPad digital enlargers, and special lighting for enhanced viewing. Edge of Visibility, along with related programming, will be on view to December 19, 2018 at IPCNY, 508 West 26th Street, 5A, NYC.
From February 23 to December 31, 2018, viewers will be invited to step into a world where past, present, and future exist all at once ~ The Future: A Year-Long Exploration at The Rubin Museum.
Check out Trance/Form: Electro-Acoustic Dance Party on Saturday, November 10th, The Divine Feminine in Himalayan Art, stories and rituals of powerful female figures in Himalayan art on November 14, 21 and 28 + many more special exhibits, events, films and music during the month of November, and throughout the year of The Future.
Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams is a whimsical and wonderful wish for a more harmonious society throughout the world. The eclectic, colorful exhibit has been shown almost daily on social media pages, blog sites, and Instagram. But this is such an exceptional exhibition ~ and the first retrospective of Kingelez’swork in the United States, that we are adding to the tsunami of images and descriptions.
Conspiracy! Fake News! In the exhibition, Everything is Connected: Art and Conspiracy, MET Breuer reaches back in time and traces the simultaneous development of two kinds of art about conspiracy. Works based on historical research, and investigative reporting and ‘plunging down the rabbit hole’ works where facts and fantasy freely intermingle – a state of being that is all too familiar these days. The exhibition Everything is Connected: Art and Conspiracy is the first major exhibit to tackle this perennially provocative topic.
The exhibition, Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs, opened at The Museum of the City of New York, featuring more than 120 photographs by Stanley Kubrick from the Museum’s Look Magazine archive.
Storefront for Art and Architecture opened its doors to the exhibition, Subculture: Microbial Metrics and the Multi-Species City by Kevin Slavin, Elizabeth Hénaff, and The Living / David Benjamin in collaboration with Evan Eisman Company.
We love the Wittenburg Triangle ~ adjacent to Jefferson Market Gardens and the historic Jefferson Market Library building, at the intersection of Greenwich Avenue, Avenue of the Americas and Eighth Street in Greenwich Village. This week, The Village Alliance unveiled a new art installation on the Triangle – The Poetry Jukebox.
With over 150 artworks in the exhibition, Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power shines light on a broad spectrum of Black artistic practice from 1963 to 1983, one of the most politically, socially, and aesthetically revolutionary periods in American history. Soul of a Nationwill be on view to February 3, 2019.
The Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University and the Musée d’Orsay partner to present an exhibition entitled Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today in New York and Le Modèle noir, de Géricault à Matisse in Paris.
The Broadway Mall Association presented the art installation for Spring/Winter 2018 ~ Kathy Ruttenberg on Broadway: in dreamsawake. Artist, Kathy Ruttenberg created six site-specific sculptures that run along the Broadway Mall from 64th Street to 157th Street that continue to draw crowds each day.
The Socrates Annual is on view at Socrates Sculpture Park. For the 2018 exhibition, projects range from a decolonial greenhouse to audio-sculptural portraits of Queens hip-hop legends. Approaches vary among community-centered pedagogy and production, material experimentation, and redeployment of historical forms of construction, among others. This year contemporary and historical land-use is examined by several artists in projects including a labyrinth of fences and gates, and a steel and textile installation that traces the East River ecology of waste flows through land, water, and biological life. Additionally, several artists employ representations of the human figure, perhaps suggesting a time for reflection upon the Humanist philosophies that seem precarious with looming climate change and ongoing political conflict.
Sugar Hill Songbook: Select Work by Faith Ringgold features a collection of works on paper, soft sculptures, quilts, and illustrations inspired by the rich cultural and political heritage of the artist’s home of Sugar Hill.
Madison Square Park will be kicking off its Fall season with the new art installation entitled Full Steam Ahead by artist Arlene Shechet. This installation consists of a series of sculptures in porcelain, wood, and cast iron installed around and within the emptied circular reflecting pool in the north end of Madison Square Park.
The Design Trust for Public Space and Staten Island Arts announce the Future Culture 2018 Public Art Program Winners ~ Sonic Gates + Court Yard Fridays ~ a series of eight public artworks, which will be installed in July, consisting of eight sound sculptures, one murals, and four world music concerts, created by, and featuring Staten Island-based artists and community members.
June 16th brought inHarlem back to Marcus Garvey Park, with the eight site-specific installations Maren Hassinger: Monuments. Take a walk with us, beginning on 124th Street at the Fifth Avenue entrance.
As part of the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, the installation Karla & James Murray: Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S. displays wood-framed sculptures of near life-size photographs of four mom-and-pop neighborhood stores of the Lower East Side, no longer in business. The installations will be on view to June 19, 2019.
Tanda Francis’ work examines the African presence in public space as a powerful force of beauty and cultural relevance. Inspired by African sculptural tradition, including Ife portraiture, Francis also incorporates Victorian and colonial ornamentation into her work. Adorn Me will address the underrepresentation of this demographic in public artworks, and provide a healing message during a time of heated debate over monuments erected as symbols of oppression and control.
The artist Rebecca Manson invites viewers to “Come Closer and the View Gets Wilder” with her art installation in Tribeca Park.
The Marcus Garvey Park Alliance/Public Art Initiative unveiled the installation Present Histories: An East Harlem Photo Album by artist Kathleen Granados in the Harlem Art Park, East Harlem. This is an ongoing installation, with the artist continuing to accept images from residents, and adding to a unique collection exploring the history of East Harlem by the people who live there.
We have followed the artist Andre Trenier from the Audubon Mural Project in Hamilton Heights to #100GatesProject in East Harlem. Now, this lifelong Bronx resident presents “Rep Your Flag”—an homage to the immigrant communities that give the Bronx its strength. The 16 included flags were determined directly from community feedback: Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Pan-African, Puerto Rico, and Trinidad and Tobago. This exhibition is presented by the ArtBridge.
Two artists, José Carlos Casado and Kim Dacres & Daniel A. Matthews, worked with the Public Art Initiative for the past year, bringing their ideas to life in the site-specific sculptures inspired by women of color.
The Lincoln Square BID and American Folk Art Museum are partnering to create a new public art project on the Broadway Mall between 60th and 70th Streets. The painting will take place on Friday, October 12th from 9:30am to 5:00pm, when they will be working with New York Cares volunteers.
We continue to follow 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.
It’s been seven years since Zuccotti Park was filled with the protest movement known as Occupy Wall Street, which began on September 17, 2011. In remembrance of the event, Brookfield Properties installed the artwork, Rose III, blooming in the northwest corner of the Park.
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