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

 

 

 

Hana Yilma Godine, ‘Single Painting #1, 2022; oil, acrylic, newspaper, fabric on canvas, 80 x 80″. Image courtesy Fridman Gallery for exhibition Nana Yilma Godine, ‘A Brush in the Universe’ opening January 13.

With 2023 in the rear view mirror, New Yorkers can take the plunge with the Coney Island Polar Bear Club to kick-off the New Year. January is filled with annual favorites ~ The Poetry Project’s New Year’s Day Marathon; The Three Kings Day Parade; New Ear Festival; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; The fabulous Winter Show at Park Avenue Armory; Master Drawings New York, and a host of new gallery exhibitions. Don’t forget, this is your last chance to visit Frick Madison before they leave the Breuer building.

Here are a few suggestions for the month of January, 2024.

The Guggenheim Museum of Art Announces Open Call for 2024 Poet-in-Residence

Image courtesy of Guggenheim Museum of Art

Applications accepted through January 31, 2024, for a poet with an interest in taking poetry beyond the page.

The Guggenheim Museum and the Academy of American Poets are launching an open call for the third annual Poet-in-Residence position, seeking a contemporary poet with a strong interest in art and public engagement. The selected Poet-in-Residence, working with the Guggenheim and the Academy of American Poets, will create and fulfill a project that takes poetry beyond the page and enlivens the museum experience for visitors and audiences. Poetry has long been celebrated at the Guggenheim, beginning with the Academy of American Poets’ presentation of poetry readings in the Peter B. Lewis Theater in 1963.

 

Citi to Sponsor 2023/2024 NYC Parks’ Annual Mulchfest!

Mulchfest. Image courtesy NYC Parks

The holiday season is here, and so is NYC Parks’ annual Mulchfest tree chipping celebration! Beginning December 26, New Yorkers can “tree”-cycle their trees at local parks, with convenient drop-off sites in all five boroughs. Citi is proud to sponsor this year’s Mulchfest and contribute to sustainable solutions that help build more resilient cities and communities.

 

Last Chance to Visit Frick Madison at Historic Breuer Building Before Closing

The Frick Madison

New York (December 7, 2023)—This winter, New Yorkers and other art enthusiasts will have their final opportunity to experience Frick Madison, the acclaimed temporary home of The Frick Collection. Frick Madison will close its doors on March 3, 2024, as the institution begins preparing for its move back to its historic home at 1 East 70th Street, which is now nearing the completion of a significant renovation and enhancement project. The museum and library will reopen in the Frick’s newly renovated buildings in late 2024. Comments Ian Wardropper, the Frick’s Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Director, “We will savor our remaining weeks in the Breuer building, which has provided such a unique setting for our permanent collection during the past two and a half years. This remarkable space has provided up-close viewing opportunities for our reframed collections. We have enjoyed presenting the Frick’s iconic Vermeers, Rembrandts, and other Old Masters—as well as sculptures, porcelains, rugs, bronzes, and decorative arts objects—grouped in ways not possible in the historic mansion. The Frick’s beloved St. Francis in the Desert by Bellini, installed at Frick Madison in a chapel-like space, has been a particular favorite for visitors, many returning again and again to be inspired by this serene and moving masterpiece. Others consider the presentation of Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s Progress of Love—a “deconstructed Fragonard Room,” if you will—to be their favorite Frick Madison display, enjoying the eighteenth-century French panels by the light of architect Marcel Breuer’s signature trapezoidal window. It has been extremely gratifying to have our efforts at Frick Madison praised by Frick devotees and critics alike, which in turn has helped us to reach new audiences unfamiliar with the institution’s masterworks. During the next three months, we look forward to welcoming both new and returning visitors to be inspired one final time by Frick Madison, before closing the doors of this once-in-a-lifetime installation.”

 

Polar Bear Club Plunge in Coney Island ~ January 1

Image via Polar Bear Club

The Coney Island Polar Bear Club is the oldest winter bathing club in the U.S., founded in 1903. All funds raised help support its local non-profits and community, including free public programming, environmental and educational programming, the arts, and more. The Polar Bear Club New Years Day Plunge is a free event, but registration is required.

 

The Poetry Project’s 50th Annual New Year’s Day Marathon ~ January 1

© Eric Kostiuk Williams

Every year on January 1st—for fifty rowdy, enduring, and improbable years—The Poetry Project and its friends, lovers, and co-conspirators have gathered for the New Year’s Day Marathon. What began as a reading of thirty-odd poets has grown into a twelve-hour-long spectacle of 150 performances. The New Year’s Day Marathon is The Poetry Project’s signature event and our calling card, an untameable celebration of the horizon of language, the act of devotion, and the edge of experiment that is avant-garde poetry and performance. A nycthemeral testament to centering the margin, to the weird as social practice, the New Year’s Day Marathon is real lived and living proof that poetry is the revelator, the subterranean taste- and troublemaker of the literary arts and downtown cultural scene, and a true accomplice to social change.

 

The 47th Annual Three Kings Day Parade ~ January 5

Image courtesy El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio is delighted to present the 47th Annual Three Kings Day Parade and Celebration! This year’s theme, entitled ‘Tradiciones: Keeping Our Stories Alive,’ in celebration of our narratives through the time-honored tradition of storytelling through the arts. We invite you to give space to those who share stories and upholding traditions in our communities.

January 5, 2024 from 11am to 3pm ~ a Free Event

 

Fridman Gallery ~ New Ear Festival 2024 ~ January 5-7

Fridman Gallery’s New Ear Festival is a bold exploration of avant-garde sound and contemporary art. The festival features a diverse lineup of artists pushing the boundaries of sonic innovation, embodying one of Fridman Gallery’s core missions—to help restore the creative, experimental spirit of downtown Manhattan. 

 

Robert Seyffert: Havana at National Arts Club ~ January 8

Robert Seyffert, Bacardi Building and 1952 Ford Customline oil on canvas 20 X 24 inches Havana 2023

Inspired by the urban scenes of Havana, Cuba, Robert Seyffert’s new work depicts cityscapes using subtle light, changeable color, and simplified form. Robert Seyffert: Havana will be on view from January 8-19 in Project Space at National Arts Club.

 

SCNY Time of Day at Salmagundi Club ~ January 9

Joseph Grieco (NRA 2007) Late November poetry, 4:15pm, Central Park, 2022. Mixed media, 11 x 14 inches (image), 17 x 20 inches (framed).

Artists throughout time have struggled to capture the beauty of fleeting light, the magic of sunrise, and romance of moonlight. To kick off the new year, images reflecting the time of day will grace the Skylight gallery. All of the artworks are by member artists of Salmagundi. Opening Reception will be held on January 20th from 6-8pm.

 

‘Radicals & Rogues: The Women Who Made New York Modern’ with Lottie Whalen ~ January 11

Join the Book Talk. Focusing on these trailblazers at the center of artistic innovation—including Beatrice Wood, Mina Loy, the Stettheimer sisters, Clara Tice, the Baroness Elsa von Freytag Loringhoven, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Marguerite Zorach, and Louise Arensberg—Lottie Whalen offers a lively new history of remarkable women in early twentieth-century New York City.

This Zoom Webinar is presented by Village Preservation. It is a Free event. Registration is required.

 

Reka Nyari: Chromatic Ink at Fremin Gallery ~ January 11

REKA NYARI – “Antheia” – 63″ x 50″ – Archival Pigment Print on Acid Free Paper

Fremin Gallery will open its doors to “CHROMATIC INK”, an exhibition of new large-scale photographs by Reka Nyari as the first show in 2024. This suite of 14 works is part of an ongoing portraiture project which Nyari introduced in 2017 with her first solo exhibition at our gallery titled “Geisha Ink”.

Artist reception on Thursday, January 11th, 6-8pm. Exhibition, January 11th to February 25th. RSVP at info@fremingallery.com

 

‘James Welling: Thought Objects’ at David Zwirner ~ January 11

James Welling, Paeonia, 2021/2022 © James Welling Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner.

David Zwirner is pleased to announce an exhibition of new and recent works by photographer James Welling at the gallery’s 533 West 19th Street location in New York. Welling has been represented by David Zwirner since 2005. Thought Objects marks his tenth solo exhibition with the gallery, and will be on view beginning January 11, 2024.

 

Sandi Haber Fifield: The Thing in Front of You at Yancey Richardson ~ January 11

Image: Sandi Haber Fifield, TY22_410, 2022, from the series The Thing in Front of You. Collaged archival pigment print, 45 x 77 7/8 inches

The Thing in Front of You, an exhibition of unique photocollages and small-scale wall sculptures by artist Sandi Haber Fifield, will be on view at Yancey Richardsonfrom January 11 through February 17, 2024. An opening with the artist will be held on Thursday, January 11 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

 

Rachel Perry: UNFOLDED at Yancey Richardson ~ January 11

Rachel Perry, Lost in My Life (Needlepoint Holding Canvas), 2023, from the series Lost in My Life. Archival pigment print, 30 x 19 1/2 inches.

New work by artist Rachel Perry will be presented at Yancey Richardson, opening on January 11 and on view through February 17, 2024. The exhibition, Unfolded, includes photography from Perry’s ongoing series, Lost in My Life, (2009-present), featuring the artist physically immersed in the materials with which she creates her other works of art. Unfolded also premieres Perry’s series of minimalist needlepoints on canvas made during the pandemic. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 11 from 6:30–8:30 p.m.

 

Andy Holden: What I was for what I am becoming at Charles Moffett ~ January 12

Andy Holden, Uchronian Self-Portrait – Anvil, 2024. Hand painted 3D printed sculpture; 45 cm x 36 cm x 19 cm. Photo by BJ Deakin Photography. courtesy of the artist.

Charles Moffett is pleased to present What I was for what I am becoming, British artist Andy Holden’s first solo exhibition in the U.S. The artist, who works across sculpture, film, painting, installation and music, is known for his intensely personal, eclectic work, often involving cartoon representations of himself and an oscillation between irony and sincerity.

 

Kathia St. Hilaire: Mounting Spirits, Resisting Empire at Perrotin New York ~ January 12

Kathia St. Hilaire, mamita yuan, 2023. Oil-based relief on canvas collage with skin-lightening cream, steel, aluminum, bank notes, price tags, banana stickers, silkscreen, and tires. 71 x 66 inch. Photographer: Guillaume Ziccarelli. Courtesy of the artist and Perrotin.

Perrotin is pleased to present Mounting Spirits, Resisting Empire, the gallery’s first exhibition by Haitian-American artist Kathia St. Hilaire. In her new body of textile works, the artist will explore the history of the Banana Wars in Central America and the Caribbean in the early 1900s. Employing an innovative reduction relief printmaking process, and incorporating nontraditional materials, she creates ornate tapestries that seek to preserve Haitian history and Vodun religion.

 

Andreas Eriksson: Two Columns and a Sunny Day at Stephen Friedman Gallery ~ January 12

Andreas Ericsson. Image courtesy Stephen Friedman Gallery

Stephen Friedman Gallery presents Two Columns and a Sunny Day, an exhibition by Swedish artist Andreas Eriksson. The show, which is at the gallery’s recently opened New York location, marks Eriksson’s solo debut in the US. Featuring large-scale paintings, the exhibition continues the artist’s exploration of painting as an act of deep contemplation and reflective engagement.

 

Hana Yilma Godine: A Brush in the Universe at Fridman Gallery ~ January 13

Hana Yilma Godine, Single Painting #9, 2022. oil, acrylic, fabric on canvas, 80 x 45″. Image courtesy Fridman Gallery.

Fridman Gallery and Rachel Uffner Gallery are honored to announce A Brush in the Universe, a solo exhibition by Ethiopian painter Hana Yilma Godine spanning the two galleries. This is the second time the galleries are collaborating to present Godine’s work, following the success of their first dual show, A Hair Salon in Addis Ababa two years ago.

 

NYC Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ~ January 15

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in West Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.

January 15th will mark the celebration of the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr., with a National Day of Service throughout the Country. It is also a Federal and State  holiday. This year’s theme is “Shifting the cultural climate through the study and practice of Kingian Nonviolence.” This is a sustainable solution to injustice and violence in the world, according to The King Center.

 

Ana María Hernando: “To Let the Sky Know/Dejar que el cielo sepa” Unfolding in Madison Square Park ~ January 16

Ana María Hernando: “T Let the Sky Know/Dejar que el cielo sepa” in Madison Square Park

Ana María Hernando creates sculpture in an abundance of tulle—the sumptuous fabric netting—inspired by natural forms and transformed through the sewing process. Across the lawns in Madison Square Park, the artist has realized a series of beauteous, atmospheric clouds and a cascading waterfall that float above and alongside viewers. This public art project inaugurates the twentieth-anniversary year of Madison Square Park Conservancy’s art program, launched in 2004.

 

Abdoulaye Konaté: Lune bleue at Lévy Gorvy Dayan ~ January 16

Abdoulaye Konaté. Lune bleue, 2019. Dyed, stitched, and layered cotton and embroidery, 157 × 203 inches (398.8 × 515.6 cm)

Lévy Gorvy Dayan is thrilled to announce its first New York exhibition with Malian artist Abdoulaye Konaté, opening January 16, 2024, at the gallery’s landmark Beaux-Arts-style townhouse. Abdoulaye Konaté: Lune bleue presents richly chromatic, monumental works that unite investigations of form and color with symbolic references drawn from a wealth of sources in West Africa and beyond. Introducing nine new works alongside the titular composition Lune bleue, theexhibition marks the artist’s first presentation in New York since 2019.

 

Peter Nadin: The Invisible World at Off Paradise ~ January 17

Peter Nadin, Dave-Id Looks in a Mirror (Sees Himself), 2022. Oil on panel. 49 1/2 x 41 3/8 (125.73 x 105.09 cm), PN1397OP. Image courtesy of the artist and Off Paradise New York

Off Paradise will open its doors to Peter Nadin: The Invisible World, a second solo exhibition by the artist with the gallery. The exhibition will be on view beginning January 17th, with an Opening Reception from 4:00 to 8:00pm.

 

Edward Cheng: Walking with Lions at Think!Chinatown ~ January 17

Photographer Edward Cheng. Image courtesy of the artist and Think!Chinatown

The cultural non-profit, Think!Chinatown (T!C) is proud to present a captivating black-and-white film photography exhibition by Edward Cheng. With curatorial support from Sophia Ma, the solo show, titled “Walking with Lions and Other Chinatown New Year Traditions” offers an interior view of the vibrant Lunar New Year celebrations in Manhattan’s iconic Chinatown. The exhibition will run from January 17 to February 25, 2024, at Think!Chinatown’s Studio at 1 Pike St, 10002 NYC.

 

Cindy Sherman at Hauser & Wirth ~ January 18

Cindy Sherman, Gelatin silver print and chromogenic color print © Cindy Sherman
Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Untitled #646 2023 101.6 x 75.9 cm / 40 x 29 7/8 in ~ Untitled #659 2023 101.6 x 74.9 cm / 40 x 29 1/2 in

On 18 January 2024, preeminent American artist Cindy Sherman will unveil her latest body of work for the first time in the United States at Hauser & Wirth’s Wooster Street location in New York City. The exhibition features approximately 30 new works and marks Sherman’s return to the historic SoHo district where, in the late 1970s, she debuted her now iconic Untitled Film Stills at the non- profit Artists Space, launching a career that has established her as one of the most recognized and influential artists of our time. Sherman’s ground-breaking work has probed themes of representation and identity in contemporary media for over four decades. Since the early 2000s, she has constructed personae using digital manipulation, meditating on the increasingly fractured sense of self in 21st century society and continuing an artistic exploration that has uniquely encapsulated her oeuvre since the outset of her career.

 

Mary Weatherford: Sea and Space at Gagosian ~ January 18

Mary Weatherford, Small Terracotta Event, 2023, Flashe on Linen, 79 x 93 inches (200.7 x 236.2 cm) © Mary Weatherford. Photo: FredikNilsen Studio Courtesy the artist and Ga.gosian

Gagosian is pleased to announce Sea and Space, an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Mary Weatherford at the gallery’s 980 Madison Avenue location from January 18 to March 2.

Dominated by the color green, Weatherford’s new paintings make visual reference to arboreal and aquatic environments. Some of them also revivify the pairing of empyreal and oceanic imagery that appeared in her work decades ago. There are allusions, too, to outer space, an interest reflected in and maintained by Weatherford’s collection of NASA photographs and by her visits to the Hayden Planetarium in New York.

 

How to Be a New Yorker Cartoonist, a Discussion at Art Students League ~ January 18

Image: Guy Richards Smit

Learn how create cartoons from an esteemed panel of New Yorker cartoonists including Emmy-nominated Asher Perlman, Jeremy Nguyen, Suerynn Lee and Guy Richards Smit. The panel will be moderated by cartoonist Andrew Drilon.

 

NY Landmarks: A Theory of Active Preservation at National Arts Club ~ January 18

NY Landmarks: A Theory of Active Preservation
The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) plays a vital role in shaping some of the city’s most beloved places. During this program, LPC Commissioner and architect Michael Goldblum will present insights into the LPC’s mission and function in the modern age. This is a Free, In-Person Event with Reservation.

 

Mary Lucier: Leaving Earth at Cristin Tierney ~ January 19

Installation view of Mary Lucier: Leaving Earth (Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York, January 19 – March 2, 2024). Photograph by Adam Reich. Credit: All images are Courtesy the artist and Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York.

Cristin Tierney Gallery is pleased to present Leaving Earth, an exhibition of new video work by Mary Lucier. The exhibition opens Friday, January 19th with a reception from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, and continues through March 2nd. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and she will be present at the reception.

 

The Winter Show at Park Avenue Armory ~ January 19-28

Opening Night 2023 The Winter Show. Photo credit: Simon Cherry

The Winter Show’s 2024 edition brings together over 65 internationally renowned dealers in the fine and decorative arts, presenting museum-quality works from around the world, spanning 5,000 years from antiquity to today. Celebrating 70 years as the premier and longest-running art, antiques, and design fair in the United States, the Show will once again transform the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City into an unmissable destination for collectors, connoisseurs, and enthusiasts. The 2024 edition will take place January 19–28. Special benefit events include the Opening Night Party on January 18 and Young Collectors Night on January 25. All proceeds from the Show’s benefit events and ticket sales fund the life-changing programs of East Side House Settlement.

 

Maysles Documentary Center presents Made in Harlem ~ The LaFargue Clinic Remixd: Native Son ~ January 25

One of the most controversial novels of its day, Richard Wright’s NATIVE SON, (first published in 1940) exposed the injustices of urban African-American life, witnessed through the eyes of Bigger Thomas, whose moral confusion was the result of historic social exclusion and economic deprivation. In prison for murder and sentenced to death, Thomas reflects on the circumstances that led to his fate.

A complete 16mm print of the original Argentinian release and an incomplete 35mm duplicate negative of the uncensored cut were combined for the current restoration, the most complete version of Native Son ever shown in the United States.

 

Takesada Matsutani / Kate Van Houten. Paris Prints 1967 – 1978 ~ January 25

Takesada Matsutani La Propagation-10 1967 Etching on BFK paper, 64.5 x 49.5 cm / 25 3/8 x 19 1/2 in Photo: Alex Delfanne © Takesada Matsutani Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth ~ Takesada Matsutani La propagation-Y Jaune 1967  Etching on BFK paper64.5 x 49.7 cm / 25 3/8 x 19 5/8 in Photo: Sarah Muehlbauer © Takesada Matsutani Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Lifelong partners in art and life, Takesada Matsutani and Kate Van Houten first met in 1967 while working at Atelier 17, the celebrated print studio established in Paris by Stanley William Hayter. Beginning 25 January 2024, Hauser & Wirth New York will present a two-part exhibition exploring the couple’s overlapping oeuvres and deep involvement with printmaking over the years through a selection of etchings, screenprints, photography, painting, sculpture and various ephemera on view at the gallery’s 18th Street location in New York City. The first installment of this presentation will focus on works made using intaglio techniques, while the second will foreground hard-edge silkscreens in vibrant color.

 

R.I.P. Germain: Avangarda at Sculpture Center ~ January 25

R.I.P. Germain, research image, 2023. Courtesy the artist

SculptureCenter is pleased to present the first exhibition in the United States of R.I.P. Germain, on view Jan 25–Mar 25, 2024 in the institution’s ground floor gallery. UK-based, R.I.P. Germain investigates how structures of exclusion lead to the creation of para-institutional spaces, practices, and modes of sociality and solidarity. His practice explores how a lack of access to financial, legal, and other forms of state-sanctioned resources foment support systems that respond to the needs of underserved and excluded communities.

 

Theater Gates: Hold Me, Hold Me, Hold Me at White Cube New York ~ January 26

Sept 29th, 2020 – Chicago, IL – Theaster Gates at his Studio. Credit: Syndon French courtesy White Cube

White Cube is pleased to present ‘Hold Me, Hold Me, Hold Me’ by Theaster Gates, the artist’s first solo exhibition at White Cube New York, located at 1002 Madison Avenue.

The title of the exhibition honours the 1970s duet ‘Be Real Black For Me’ by Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack. Drawing from the echoed repetition of the phrase ‘hold me’ midway through the song, Gates explores the connections between music, composition, and the complex interactions between artistry and mental health, acknowledging the truth of Hathaway’s own profound struggles with fame and creative transmission during his lifetime.

 

The Apollo Celebrates its 90th Anniversary ~ January 26

Image courtesy The Apollo Theater

January 26, 2024, marks the 90th Anniversary of The Apollo. Since its inception, The Apollo has been a beacon of innovation and a driving force for creativity, not only within Harlem and New York but also around the world. To commemorate the occasion, The Apollo is thrilled to announce a social media campaign designed to engage the community in celebrating the rich tapestry of memories woven into its legacy. #Apollo90 encourages individuals to participate by sharing their special moments under the iconic marquee, contributing to a digital mosaic that captures the diversity and vibrancy of The Apollo’s impact over the decades.

 

Celebrate Lunar New Year in Chinatown ~ January 27

Image courtesy Think!Chinatown

Mark your calendars for Think!Chinatown’s Lunar New Year festivities! Think!Chinatown will host a series of workshops and parties to celebrate the prosperous Year of the Wood Dragon.

 

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Kupferberg Center for the Arts ~ January 27 & 28

Movable Figures. Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Ring in the Year of the Dragon with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company with an unforgettable weekend at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College, Flushing, NY. These joyous Lunar New Year events will be a cultural extravaganza filled with vibrant performances, traditional festivities, and immersive experiences.

 

2024 Master Drawings New York ~ January 27 ~ February 3

Sandro Botticelli, The Devout People of Jerusalem at the Pentecost, ca. 1505. Black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, highlighted with white gouache on paper, 9 1/8 x 14 3/8 in. (23.1 x 36.5 cm.) Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt. Photograph by Wolfgang Fuhrmannek. Image courtesy MDNY

Master Drawings New York (MDNY), the premier U.S. drawings showcase, announces programs for the 2024 fair, on view from January 27 through February 3 in more than two dozen galleries on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The annual show, a well-established and highly anticipated hybrid art fair and art walk, will open with a preview event on Friday, January 26 from 3 p.m.–8 p.m. The exhibiting galleries will feature exceptional and rare works on paper from the 15th to the 21stcenturies, as well as paintings, sculpture, and photographs.

 

4heads + Chashama Present ‘Portal: Shifting Landscapes’ ~ January 27

Etty Yaniv. Image courtesy of the artist

Portal: Shifting Landscapes is an event created by organizers and artists working together to share art in a space donated by ChaShaMa. This collaboration brings artists and community members together in ways that build relationships and unlock creativity.

The exhibition will be on view from January 27 to February 10, 2024 at 340 East 64th Street, NYC. An Opening Reception will be held on January 27th from 6-9pm.

 

Let’s Party! ~ The Whitney Museum of Art ~ January 30

The Whitney Museum of American Art’s annual Art Party returns on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, with indie pop duo MGMT DJ’ing the event. Hosted by the Museum’s Whitney Contemporaries membership group, Art Party is a celebrated cornerstone of New York’s arts and philanthropy calendar. Young patrons, emerging artists, and guests from the worlds of art, fashion, business, philanthropy, and entertainment are invited for a botanical-themed evening of cocktails, music, exclusive exhibition viewing, and more.

From 9 pm to 12:30 am, guests are welcome to enjoy a botanical-themed evening of dancing, craft cocktails and signature mocktails, and exclusive access to the museum’s galleries. Guests will also enjoy a special first look at Harold Cohen: AARON, which explores the foundational stages of AI in artmaking, before the exhibition opens to the public. Drinks, music, and dancing will take place on the ground floor in the Kenneth C. Griffin Hall with sipping tequila provided by Casa Dragones. Samantha Urbani will DJ an opening set, followed by MGMT from 9:30 pm to 12:30 am.

 

Still on View:

Costas Picadas: Universe/Metaverse at Donopoulos International Fine Arts on view to January 3, 2024

Costas Picadas: Blossoming Anatomy-Brain, 2023. Edition 1/7, after 3D sculpture, 40 x 60 inches. Image courtesy Donopoulos International Fine Arts.

Donopoulos International Fine Arts inaugurates their new New York Gallery on November 15 with Costas Picadas: Universe / Metaverse. The exhibition is curated by Thalia Vrachopoulos.

 

Jenna Gribbon: The Honeymoon Show! at Lévy Gorvy Dayan on view January 6, 2024

Portrait of Jenna Gribbon at Lévy Gorvy Dayan. Image credit: Roberta Fineberg

Lévy Gorvy Dayan is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition with Brooklyn- based artist Jenna Gribbon, opening Thursday, November 9, 2023. The Honeymoon Show!—presented in collaboration with Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn—is a dual examination of intimacy and subjecthood represented through portraits of the artist’s wife, Mackenzie Scott. The exhibition is portrayed in two acts—with scenes from the couple’s honeymoon in Thailand juxtaposed against theatrically posed portraits of Scott, a musician who performs under the name Torres.

 

Andrew Moore: Whiskey Point and Other Tales at Yancey Richardson on view to January 6, 2024

Jill’s Keep, Rhinebeck, 2021, Chromogenic print, 50 x 60 inches. Image courtesy Yancey Richardson.

New work by acclaimed photographer Andrew Moore will be on view at Yancey Richardson from November 16, 2023, through January 6, 2024. The exhibition, Whiskey Point and Other Tales, delves into the dazzling scenes and moody vistas of the storied Hudson Valley of New York. Through his vividly colored, large-scale photographs, Andrew Moore is known for investigating the intersections of historical moments in the U.S. and abroad, documenting the natural and built landscapes in places such Detroit, the American South, the Great Plains, New York City, Cuba, and Bosnia. Whiskey Point refers to a strip of land that juts out into the Hudson River in Ulster County where the surrounding soil was once cleared for brick production. Today it is part of a new park named after African American abolitionist and suffragette Sojourner Truth who was born a slave in Ulster County in 1797.

 

Manet/Degas at The Met Fifth Avenue on view to January 7, 2024

Image: Left: Édouard Manet (French, 1832–1883). Plum Brandy , ca. 1877. Oil on canvas, 29 x 19 3/4 in. (73.6 x 50.2 cm). National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (1971.85.1). Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; right: Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). In a Café (The Absinthe Drinker) , 1875–76. Oil on canvas, 36 1/4 × 26 15/16 in. (92 × 68.5 cm). Musée d’Orsay, Paris. © Musée d’Orsay Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt. Image courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art

Manet/Degas examines one of the most significant artistic dialogues in the genesis of modern art. Born only two years apart, Édouard Manet (1832–1883) and Edgar Degas (1834–1917) were friends, rivals, and, at times, antagonists whose work shaped the development of modernist painting in France. By examining the ways in which their careers intersected and presenting their work side by side, this exhibition investigates how their artistic objectives and approaches both overlapped and diverged.

 

Barkley L. Hendricks: Portraits at the Frick will be on view to January 7, 2024

Barkley L. Hendricks, Lawdy Mama, 1969. Oil and gold leaf on canvas. 53 3/4 x 36 1/4 in. (136.5 x 92.1 cm). The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; gift of Stuart Liebman, in memory of Joseph B. Liebman. Artwork: © Barkley L. Hendricks, courtesy of the Estate of Barkley L. Hendricks and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Barkley L. Hendricks: Portraits at the Frick, which will display paintings drawn from both public and private collections, is organized by the Frick’s Curator Aimee Ng and Consulting Curator Antwaunn Sargent. The accompanying catalogue is authored by Ng and Sargent,, with a foreword by Thelma Golden and contributions by Adams, Thomas, and Wiley, along with Hilton Als, Nick Cave, Awol Erizku, Rashid Johnson,, and Fahamu Pekoe. The Frick will present a roster of educational programs to complement the show.

 

Only the Young: Experimental Art in Korea, 1960s-1970s at The Guggenheim Museum on view to January 7, 2024

Jung Kanji, Kiss Me, 1967/2001. Mixed media, 47 1/4 x 78 3/4 x 9 11/16 in. (120 x 200 x 50 cm). ARARIO collection. © Jung Kangia/ARARIO Collection, courtesy Jung Kanji Estate and ARARIO Gallery. Photo: Hang Junho (image Zoom).

This historic presentation will examine artistic production from an era of remarkable transformation in South Korea, when young artists who came of age in the decades immediately following the Korean War reflected and responded to the changing socioeconomic, political, and material conditions that accompanied the nation’s rapid urbanization and modernization. The exhibition will center on a network of key artists, including Ha Chong-Hyun, Kim Kulim, Jung Kangja, Lee Seung-taek, Lee Kang-so, Lee Kun-Yong, and Sung Neung Kyung, who, in addition to creating boundary-pushing works of art, pursued exhibitions, performances, publications, and public seminars, often under the rubric of self-organized collectives. Porous in nature, groups such as the Korean Avant Garde Association, Space and Time, and the Fourth Group, as well as nationwide exhibition platforms such as the Daegu Contemporary Art Festival and international biennials, provided fertile grounds for innovative – and often provocative – practices that broke definitively with those of their predecessors. While the artists never formally announced a movement, the term “Experimental art” was first historicized in a landmark publication by Gim Mi-gyeong based on her doctoral dissertation Experimental Art and Society in 1960s and 1970s Korea(2000), which has since propelled a reexamination of this influential but understudied group of artists.

 

Pipilotti Rist: Prickling Goosebumps & A Humming Horizon at Luhring Augustine on view to January 13, 2024

Het Leven Verspillen Asan Jou , 2021, permanent video installation, Het Depot Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, rotterdam. Photo: Ossip van Duivenbode. Pipilotti Rist © Pipilotti Rist/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Luhring Augustine.

On November 9th, self-described ‘wild and friendly’ Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist will present a selection of new and recent sculptural works and projections in ‘Prickling Goosebumps & a Humming Horizon,’ a major two- part exhibition opening in Chelsea. The exhibition, which will take place simultaneously at Hauser & Wirth’s 22nd Street location and Luhring Augustine’s 24th Street location, has been conceived by the artist as a multisensory experience for visitors. In these complementary presentations, Rist will explore interior and exterior—internal and external physical and psychological spaces—with Luhring Augustine reimagined as an expansive, shared ‘backyard’ and Hauser & Wirth transformed into a whimsical ‘collective living room.’

 

Trey Abdella: Under the Skin at Vito Schnabel Gallery on view to January 13, 2024

Trey Abdella, Live Laugh Love (2023); acrylic, foam, epoxy clay, foam clay, aqua resin, hinges, and magnetic latches on wood; 100 1/8 x 81 7/8 x 20 1/4 inches (254.3 x 208 x 51.4 cm); © Trey Abdella; Photo by Shark Senesac; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery

Vito Schnabel Gallery is pleased to present Trey Abdella: Under the Skin, the gallery’s debut exhibition with the Virginia-born, New York-based artist.

On view from November 9, 2023, through January 13, 2024, Under the Skinis part of a two-venue presentation, coinciding with the debut of a major installation by the artist at David Lewis Gallery in New York.

 

Anj Smith. Drifting Habitations at Hauser & Wirth will e on view to January 13, 2024

‘But Tell it Slant’ (2023); Oil on linen; 77 x 112 cm/30 3/8 x 44 1/8 in. Anj Smith © Anj Smith, Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Alex Delfanne.

Beginning this November, British artist Anj Smith will debut work from her latest series of paintings in ‘Drifting Habitations,’ her first New York solo exhibition in nearly a decade. Known for intimate, intricately rendered canvases that explore themes of identity, eroticism, anxiety and ecology, Smith’s new work takes on a larger scale to explore notions of atopia, a concept beautifully elucidated by Roland Barthes as ‘drifting habitations,’ through subverting the genre of the female nude. Set within ecologically devastated landscapes, Smith’s gorgeous but unsettling canvases challenge the notion of fixed locations and invite us to consider the fluidity of our experiences and perceptions of the world. Delving into the complex relationship between self and space, Smith’s luminous works question the very nature of our connections to the environments we inhabit.

 

We Speak in Rivers, a Solo Exhibition by artist Stan Squirewell at Claire Oliver Gallery on view to January 13, 2024

Stan Squirewell, Easter Monday Mum’s and Dandelions, 2022, Mixed media collage, paint, and hand carved Shou Sugi. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Claire Oliver Gallery proudly announces We Speak in Rivers, a solo exhibition created by artist Stan Squirewell featuring 15 large-scale multi-media artworks. With a focus on chronicling histories often overlooked, Squirewell uses documentary photographs from the 1900s that feature Black and mixed race people as a starting point to create richly layered identities and fleshed out characters, honoring and lifting up the anonymous original figures.

 

The House Edge at The 8th Floor on view through January 13, 2024

Jim Denomie, The Posse, 1995. Oil on canvas, 36×48 in. Courtesy of the artist’s estate and Bockley Gallery.

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation is pleased to present The House Edge, curated by Caitlin Chaisson. The exhibition features the work of sixteen artists who consider the economic dimensions of Indigenous sovereignty. Though capitalism seeks to define relations between subjects and places, the artists demonstrate how notions of land ownership, property, and consumerism are contested and rewritten through diverse Indigenous practices. Showcasing drawing, painting, print, sculpture, video, and photography, with many works exhibited publicly for the first time, The House Edge will take place at The 8th Floor and run from September 28, 2023 through January 13, 2024. Featured artists include David Bradley, Jim Denomie, Joe Feddersen, Harry Fonseca, G. Peter Jemison, Chaz John, Matthew Kirk, Terran Last Gun, Rachel Martin, Kimowan Metchewais, Nora Naranjo-Morse, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Duane Slick, Bently Spang, Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, and Nico Williams.

 

Tracey Emin: Lovers Grave at White Cube New York on view to January 13, 2024

Tracey Emin at White Cube NYC ‘Lovers Grave’. November 2, 2023.  Photo credit: ©Roberta Fineberg

The concept of ‘Lovers Grave’ originates from images of archaeological burial sites, where human remains have been excavated and found to be clutching one another, seemingly locked in an eternal loving embrace. The notion of everlasting devotion between two people, even into the afterlife, fascinates Emin, who considers the quest for such depth of love to be one of the fundamental elements of life.

 

Retinal Hysteria, Curated by Robert Storr at Venus Over Manhattan on view to January 13, 2024

Jim Shaw, Large Trump Chaos II, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Gagosian Gallery, and Courtesy Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Featuring works by more than forty artists, Retinal Hysteriadraws its inspiration from Eye Infection, the landmark 2001–2002 exhibition presented to critical acclaim by the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Curated by Jan Christiaan Braun, Eye Infection achieved enduring international impact — and influence that continues today — via Storr’s accompanying catalogue essay, a tour de force that captured and advanced the maverick sensibility shared by the exhibition’s five artists: a small cadre of Americans united by their interest in the unsightly aspects of contemporary life, a challenge to establishment and avant-garde standards, a flair for blending meticulous facture with audacious vulgarity, and a distinct linguistic style frequently misread as mere jest or anti-intellectualism.

 

Yuichiro Ukai at Venus Over Manhattan on view through January 13, 2024

Untitled (No. 62), 2023. Colored pencil, marker and ink on cardboard; 29 x 32 1/2 in (73.7 x 82.5 cm). All images of works by Yuichiro Ukai, courtesy the artist, Yukiko Koide Presents, Kyoto, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Yuichiro Ukai is a celebrated self-taught artist, who lives and works in the Shiga prefecture of Japan. Following his graduation from high school in 2014, Ukai became a member of the distinguished Atelier Yamanami. Yamanami functions as a live-work facility that offers employment, training, and arts enrichment programs for individuals with neurodiversity or disabilities. Yamanami has provided the ideal environment and support required for Ukai’s art practice to flourish.

 

Craft Front & Center at Museum of Arts and Design on view through January 14, 2024

Image (from left to right): Ruth Clement Bond (designer) and Rose Marie Thomas (maker), Tennessee Valley Authority Appliqué Quilt Design of Man with Crane, 1934; Sarah Zapata, A little domestic waste IV, 2017; Eleanor Lakelin, Column Vessel I (from “Echoes of Amphora” series), 2022.

An ongoing exhibition of the Museum’s growing permanent collection of over 3,500 objects, Craft Front & Center features a fresh installation of more than 60 historic works and new acquisitions dating from the golden age of the American Craft movement to the present day. Organized into themes of material transformation, dismantling heirarchies, contemplation, identity, and sustainability, the exhibition illuminates how the expansive field of craft has broadened definitions of art.

 

Death is Not the End at The Rubin Museum of Art on view to January 14, 2024

Unknown European artist; A Woman Divided into Two, Representing Life and Death; 1790–1820; oil painting; 16 5/16 × 14 in. (41.5 x 35.5 cm); Wellcome Collection, London; 45063i

The Rubin Museum of Art is pleased to present “Death Is Not the End,” a new exhibition opening March 17 that explores notions of death and the afterlife through the art of Tibetan Buddhism and Christianity. Featuring prints, oil paintings, bone ornaments, thangka paintings, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, and ritual objects, “Death Is Not the End” invites contemplation on the universal human condition of impermanence and the desire to continue to exist.

 

Picasso: A Cubist Commission in Brooklyn at The Met Fifth Avenue on view to January 14, 2024

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) Still Life on a Piano, 1911-1912, Oil and charcoal on canvas. 19 11/16 x 51 3/16 in. (50 x 130 cm). Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Museum Berggruen. © 2023 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Met will open Picasso: A Cubist Commission in Brooklyn, the first exhibition dedicated to a captivating, but lesser-known chapter in the Cubist period of Pablo Picasso (1881–1973). In 1910, while making radical formal experiments with the human figure that brought him to the brink of abstraction, the artist embarked on a decorative commission for the Brooklyn residence of artist, collector, and critic Hamilton Easter Field(1873–1922). While the commission ultimately went unrealized, it served as a catalyst for Picasso’s exploration of Cubism, as he worked, abandoned, and reworked the panels in various studios in France. This focused exhibition will bring together for the first time six paintings linked to the commission—a group of figure and still life compositions—along with related works and archival material. It provides a unique opportunity to view these canvases together in the same gallery and to consider them in relation to the architectural space for which they were originally intended.

 

In Common: New Approaches with roamer Bearden at Parsons School of Design on view through January 15, 2024

Romare Bearden, Baptism, 1976 screen print.

The exhibition In Common: New Approaches With Romare Bearden highlights Romare Bearden’s work as an artist, educator, scholar, songwriter, and social activist. Drawing from the Romare Bearden Foundation collection and other private collections, the exhibition presents a selection of works demonstrating Bearden’s keen exploration of race and racial stereotypes, often taking inspiration from history, literature, the Bible, jazz, and African-American communities. His work is complemented by six leading and emerging contemporary artists—Black Quantum Futurism, Kahlil Robert Irving, Lorraine O’Grady, Hank Willis Thomas, Mickalene Thomas, and Charisse Pearlina Weston—whose visions resonate with those of Bearden and contribute to a multigenerational dialogue on the political agency of art.

 

The New York Botanical Garden’s Annual Holiday Train Show on view through January 15, 2024

NYBG Holiday Train Show

The Holiday Train Show returns bigger than ever with more trains and an all-new, outdoor train display. Watch model trains zip past nearly 200 famous New York landmarks in the warmth of the Conservatory…or head outsideto capture your perfect holiday photos at our all new outdoor mountainscape. After dark, join us for NYBG GLOWand discover the beauty of our landscape and historic buildings, illuminated across the grounds. And don’t miss the return of our fan-favorite Bar Car Nights, 21-and-over evenings featuring the Holiday Train Show and curated cocktails. These special evenings feature music, experiences, food, and more—making for the ultimate night out this season. On view beginning November 17th.

 

Melvin Smith & Rose Smith: Recollections of Rondo at Fort Gansevoort on view to January 20, 2024

Melvin Smith, Rondo in Pale Moonlight, 2013. Paper collage and paint on wood; 42.25 x 42.5 inches. © Melvin Smith. Courtesy of the artist and Fort Gansevoort, New York.

Now both in their 80s, Rose and Melvin have focused for three decades on a unique shared artistic mission to recall that lost enclave, which was the center of Black life in St. Paul and home to a number of individuals, among them Major League baseball great Dave Winfield and artist Gordon Parks, who would achieve national and international renown in their fields. Rose spent most of her youth in Rondo, while Melvin was a resident between 1963 and 1968—the neighborhood’s final years. With the construction of Interstate 94 between 1956 and 1968, the Smiths witnessed first-hand the systematic leveling of their community and its culture—the process of so-called “urban renewal” that James Baldwin dubbed “Negro Removal.”

 

Dana Schutz: Jupiter’s Lottery at David Zwirner on view to December 16, 2023

Image: Dana Schutz, The Island, 2023. © Dana Schutz.

David Zwirner is pleased to present new large-scale paintings and sculptures by Dana Schutz at 525 and 533 West 19th Street in New York. This will be Schutz’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and will coincide with a major survey of the artist’s work, on view from October 2023 to February 2024, at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, where it traveled from the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark.

 

Ad Reinhardt (1913-1967) at David Zwirner on view through January 27, 2024

Image: Ad Reinhardt, Untitled, c. 1940.© Anna Reinhardt/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 2023.

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of work from the 1940s by Ad Reinhardt (1913–1967) at the gallery’s East 69th Street location in New York. Organized in collaboration with the Ad Reinhardt Foundation, this will be the third solo exhibition of Reinhardt’s work at David Zwirner, following major presentations of his black paintings in 2013 and his blue paintings in 2017.

 

RETROaction at Hauser & Wirth on view to January 27, 2024

Installation view, ‘The Whitney Biennial’, The Whitney Museum, New York, NY, 1993 © Ida Applebroog, Courtesy Hauser & Wirth.

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of these landmark shows, Hauser & Wirth is pleased to present ‘RETROaction,’ a two-venue project that will begin at its Upper East Side location in 2023 and continue at its Downtown Los Angeles gallery in 2024. Many of the artists who participated in the seminal exhibitions that inspired ‘RETROaction’ are today recognized as having established the terms of critical cultural debates in the early 1990s. Eight of these artists also now work with Hauser & Wirth.

 

Simpson Kalisher: New York Street Photography on view at Keith de Lellis Gallery to February 2, 2024

Simpson Kalisher (American, 1926-2023), Untitled, c. 1959, Vintage gelatin silver print. Image courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery.

Kalisher, who was born in the Bronx, graduated from Indiana University with a BA in History in 1948. Best known for his street photography, William Meyers wrote in the Wall Street Journal of Kalisher’s 2011 retrospective ‘Simpson Kalisher: The Alienated Photographer‘ at Keith de Lellis Gallery, “Simpson Kalisher … is one of the street photographers who made midtown Manhattan as critical a site for mid-20th-century photography as the forest of Arden was for Shakespearean comedy.

 

Robert Ryman: 1961-1964 at David Zwirner on view to February 3, 2024

Image: Robert Ryman, Untitled, c. 1961. © 2023 Robert Ryman/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Private Collection.

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of early paintings by Robert Ryman (1930–2019) at the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location in New York. Curated by Dieter Schwarz and organized in collaboration with the artist’s family, the exhibition will focus on the years 1961–1964. Composed primarily of significant loans from museums and private collections in the United States and Europe, this will be one of the most extensive looks at this formative moment in Ryman’s career.

 

Saul Leiter: Centennial at Howard Greenberg Gallery on view to February 10, 2024

Saul Leiter, Halloween, c. 1952; Gelatin silver print; printed 1970s; 5 x 7 inches. All Images: © Saul Leiter Foundation, Courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth, an exhibition showcasing the diverse range of Saul Leiter’s career will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from December 2, 2023, through February 10, 2024. Saul Leiter: Centennial will feature more than 40 photographs, paintings, and painted photographs, many which have never been on public view in the U.S. The exhibition, created in collaboration with the Saul Leiter Foundation, will coincide with a new book, Saul Leiter: The Centennial Retrospective, to be published by Thames & Hudson in November.

 

Shary Boyle: Outside The Palace of Me at Museum of Arts and Design on view to February 25, 2024

Shary Boyle, White Elephant, 2021, Aluminum, foam, textiles, porcelain, motor. Courtesy of the artist and Patel Brown Gallery. Photo credit: John Jones.

On view from September 23, 2023–February 25, 2024, Shary Boyle: Outside the Palace of Me explores the forces that create our inner and outer selves, both individual and collective. The multisensory solo exhibition of new works by the artist includes exquisitely sculpted ceramics, life-sized automatons, two-way mirrors, a coin-operated sculpture, and an interactive soundtrack. To help realize her creative vision for the exhibition, Boyle enlisted a team of collaborators, including a scenic designer, costume artist, robotics engineer, amusement park innovator, and acrylic nail artist. Each work in the exhibition is a testament to slow, skilled, passionate handcraft.

 

Inheritance at The Whitney Museum of American Art on view through February 2024

Sophie Rivera, I am U, 1995. Gelatin silver print, 38 5/8 × 38 9/16 in. (98.1 × 97.9 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of the artist 2019.390. © Estate of Dr. Martin Hurwitz

The Whitney Museum of American Art presents Inheritance, an exhibition of nearly sixty artworks by forty-three leading artists that traces the profound impact of legacy across familial, historical, and aesthetic lines. Featuring primarily new acquisitions and rarely-seen works from the collection, this diverse array of paintings, sculptures, videos, photographs, drawings, and major time-based media installations from the last five decades asks us to consider what has been passed on and how it may shift, change, or live again.

 

Nicolas Party and Rosalba Carriera at Frick Madison on view to March 3, 2024

Frick Madison, Nicolas Party and Rosalba Carriera installation.

The Frick Collection has unveiled a large pastel mural commissioned from the Swiss-born artist Nicolas Party (b. 1980) at the museum’s temporary home, Frick Madison. This site-specific work was created in response to Rosalba Carriera’s Portrait of a Man in Pilgrim’s Costume ~ one of two eighteenth-century pastels by Rosalba bequeathed to the Frick by Alexis Gregory in 2020. The installation features Rosalba’s superb portrait at the center of a three-wall mural designed by Party, as well as two new related works specially created by Party for this presentation.

 

Judy Chicago: Herstory at The New Museum on view through March 3, 2024

Judy Chicago, 2023 by Donald Woodman. Image courtesy New Museum.
Judy Chicago, 2023. © Donald Woodman/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Donald Woodman

The New Museum presents “Judy Chicago: Herstory,” bringing together six decades of the artist’s work and including an exhibition-within- the-exhibition spotlighting women essential to the history of art and Chicago’s own practice. This is Chicago’s most comprehensive New York museum survey to date spans three floors of the New Museum, tracing the artist’s sixty- year career across painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, textiles, photography, stained glass, needlework, and printmaking. On the Museum’s Fourth Floor, a total installation featuring Chicago’s embroideries, sculptures, drawings, and carpet design contextualizes her practice by bringing together artworks and archival materials from more than eighty women artists, writers, and cultural figures, including Hilma af Klint, Hildegard of Bingen, Claude Cahun, Elizabeth Catlett, Simone de Beauvoir, Artemisia Gentileschi, Emma Goldman, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Charlotte Salomon, Remedios Varo, and Virginia Woolf, among others.

 

Puppies Puppies: Nothing New at The New Museum on view through March 3, 2024

Image: Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo), Found image: “nude woman behind opaque glass”, 2023. Original photo by Erik Von Weber via Getty Images

The New Museum presents the first New York solo exhibition of conceptual and performance artist Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo (b. 1989, Dallas, Texas), widely known by the moniker Puppies Puppies.  “Nothing New” transforms the New Museum’s glass-walled Lobby Gallery into a mise-en-scène for Kuriki-Olivo’s daily life, with a portion of the space functioning as a duplicate of the artist’s actual bedroom. Using a fogging glass mechanism, Puppies Puppies will alternately obscure and reveal her activities in the gallery to visitors, foregrounding themes of visibility, representation, and cultural consumption.

 

Something Beautiful: Reframing La Collection at El Museo del Barrio on view to March 10, 2024

Myrna Báez, Noviembre 1976, 1976. Acrylic on canvas. Museo Purchase Fund and a matching Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (purchased on or prior to 1982). Collection of El Museo del Barrio.

El Museo del Barrio is proud to announce Something Beautiful: Reframing La Colección, the Museum’s most ambitious presentation of its unique, complex, and culturally diverse permanent collection in over two decades. Organized by Rodrigo Moura, Chief Curator; Susanna V. Temkin, Curator; and Lee Sessions, Permanent Collection Associate Curator, the exhibition will present approximately 500 artworks, including new acquisitions and artist commissions, through rotating displays over the course of one year. Something Beautiful cuts across traditional chronological, geographic, and media-specific categories, reconsidering the Collection through new interdisciplinary approaches rooted in El Museo del Barrio’s foundational history and legacy. This forward-thinking model focuses on the contribution of Amerindian, African, and European cultures as the basis of visual production in the Americas and the Caribbean.  See list of participating artists.

 

World of AI-Magination at ARTECHOUSE on view to March 17, 2024

Photographs of the exhibition “World of Ai – Magination” at Artechouse in New York City. Image credit: Roberta Fineberg

The wonderfully innovative technology-based art space, ARTECHOUSE, the digital art exhibition, World of AI·magination, an exploration of the intersection between human creativity and artificial imagination. Set to premiere on December 1, 2023, at ARTECHOUSE NYC in Chelsea Market, this captivating and unprecedented exhibition redefines the boundaries of art, technology, and creativity. On view to March 17, 2024.

 

Marta Minujin: Arte! Arte! Arte! at The Jewish Museum on view through March 31, 2024

Marta Minujin, Para hacer el amor inadvertidamente (For Making Love Inconspicuously), 2010,, acrylic,, tempera, and lacquer on mattress fabric with foam rubber, 94 x 135 x 30 in. (239 x 343 x 76 cm). The Speyer Family Collection, New York. © Marta Minujin, courtesy of Henrique Fair, New York and Herlitzka & Co., Buenos Aires.

Marta Minujín: Arte! Arte! Arte! will include nearly 100 works organized to reflect Minujín’s bold experimentation over six decades. The exhibition will chart Minujín’s influential career in Buenos Aires as well as time spent in Paris, New York, and Washington, DC, through a range of pioneering, mattress-based soft sculptures; fluorescent large-scale paintings; psychedelic drawings and performances; and vintage film footage. The artist’s ephemeral works – happenings, participatory installations, and monumental public art – will be presented through rarely-seen photographs, video, and other documentation.

 

Broadway: Now & Then on view through March 2024

Adrian Sas, Broadway: Now & Then. Installation view courtesy of the artist

“Broadway: Now & Then” is a captivating 4-foot-wide lenticular composition that seamlessly blends two distinct moments in history. As viewers pass by the installation, they will witness the enchanting transformation between a black and white image from 1910, loaned by the Museum of the City of New York, and the artist’s 2023 photograph of the very same location where the piece is installed. The flip between archival and contemporary images provides a unique perspective on the transformation of our city.

This site-specific installation displays alternating images of the intersection where it stands, at Broadway and W. 157th Street, in two distinct eras. Pedestrians trigger its lenticular, time-warp effect simply by walking by.

 

Del Geist: Cracked Ince in The Garment District on view through March, 2024

Del Geist: Cracked Ice. Image credit: Sabrina Eberhard for the Garment District Alliance

The Garment District Alliance (GDA) and The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) will hold a special ceremony to unveil Cracked Ice by renowned artist Del Geist a series of three towering structures made of stone and stainless steel titled Laurentide, Muir and Champlain that represent erratic boulders being held by immense ice-age glaciers. The free installation will invite viewers to reflect on the dynamic forces of nature and profound impact of climate change and will be located on the Broadway plazas in the Garment District between 39th and 40th Streets through March 2024.  

 

Going Dark: The Contemporary Figure at the Edge of Visibility at Guggenheim Museum on view through April 7, 2024

Sondra Perry, Graft and Ash for a Three Monitor Workstation, 2016. Digital color video, with sound, 9 min., 5 sec.; and bicycle workstation, 68 x 42 x 16 in. (172.7 x 106.7 x 40.6 cm). Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Gift of Jim Cahn and Jeremy Collatz, 2019. © Sondra Perry. Photo: Courtesy the artist and Bridget Donahue, New York

While focused on the social contexts of visibility, Going Darkalso argues that this “semi-visible” figuration as a genre is one of art historical significance, intervening upon discourses of modernism and the monochrome. The works in the show move fluidly between figuration and abstraction, thus blurring the lines in that staid binary frame. Recognizing that making art at the limits of the visible requires new materials, tools, and processes, many of the artists featured in Going Darkinventively manipulate color and light to obscure both social and optical perception, challenging the very biology of how we see.

 

Adrienne Ottenberg ~ On the Lower East Side: Twenty-Eight Remarkable Women…and One Scoundrel at Museum at Eldridge Street on view through May 5, 2024

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 present a new exhibition, On the Lower East Side: 28 Remarkable Women…and One Scoundrel. The exhibition features 29 different women who lived or worked on the Lower East Side of New York at the turn of the twentieth century. Their mixed media portraits by artist Adrienne Ottenberg incorporate maps of the Lower East Side neighborhood and are printed on silk or cotton banners that will be hung throughout the Museum’s gallery and historic sanctuary. Stories about the women highlight the work, life, and impact they made culturally, on social justice movements, and more.

 

The Facade Commission: Nairy Baghramian at The Met on view to May 28, 2024

Image: Nairy Baghramian (German, born Iran, 1971). Installation view of Scratching the Back: Drift (Tortillon orange), 2023, for The Facade Commission: Nairy Baghramian, Scratching the Back, 2023. Cast and powder-coated aluminum, painted aluminum. Courtesy the artist, kurimanzutto, and Marian Goodman Gallery. Image credit: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo by Bruce Schwarz

The Met unveiled four new sculptures by Nairy Baghramian (German citizen, born Iran 1971) for the Museum’s facade. This is the first public installation by the artist in New York City. Baghramian’s cast aluminum polychrome sculptures feature components that seem to have washed up like flotsam and jetsam in the voids of their respective niches. These abstract forms at the threshold of the Museum present a metaphor of the institution as a filter of historical fragments deemed representative or exemplary. The project’s title Scratching the Back—a distortion of the idiom “scratch the surface”—alludes to the need to move beyond superficially constructed cultural narratives. The Facade Commission: Nairy Baghramian, Scratching the Back will be on view through May 28, 2024.

 

Ellsworth Kelly at Lever House on view through June, 2024

Ellsworth Kelly at Lever House. Image courtesy Brookfield Place

This year would have marked the 100th birthday of the artist Ellsworth Kelly. In celebration, Lever House unveiled indoor and outdoor sculpture work by Kelly as they unveiled their newly completed $100 million renovation. The sculptures will be on view for one year.

 

Fred Eversley: Parabolic Light at Doris C. Freedman Plaza on view to August 25, 2024

Fred Eversley “Parabolic Light”, 2023 Image credit © Fred Eversley. David Kordansky Gallery, New York. Photo: Nicholas Knight, courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY Presented by Public Art Fund at Doris C. Freedman Plaza, New York, New York City, September 7, 2023-August 25, 2024, A 12-foot tall translucent and reflective magenta parabolic sculpture inhabits a park in a bustling city.

On September 7, 2023, Public Art Fund will unveil Fred Eversley’s mesmerizing 12-foot tall sculpture at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza in Central Park. Eversley’s powerful new magenta-tinted cast polyurethane work, titled Parabolic Light, will offer visitors a captivating experience of perceiving the surrounding environment, others, and themselves through the artist’s “lens”. Simultaneously reflective and transparent, the luminescent parabolic form—a tapered cylinder—will serve as a focal point of serenity, transcendence, and the exploration of new dimensions and perspectives. The exhibition reflects Public Art Fund’s ongoing commitment to creating public exhibition opportunities for advanced career artists and artists of color, particularly those who may not have received widespread recognition earlier in their careers. Eversley’s presentation represents not only his first public sculpture in New York, but also the first outdoor placement of the artist’s large-scale polyurethane resin works.

 

Works in Public Summer 2023 in Riverside Park ~ July 2024

The Art Students League unveils ‘Works in Public’ Summer 2023 in Riverside Park South. Images courtesy The Art Students League

The Art Students League of New York and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation invite you to the unveiling of Works in Public at Riverside Park South, July 18. The ceremony will start in Riverside Park South (59th Street Entrance) at 4pm, followed by a  champagne reception at Pier 1 Café (500 W 70th St).

The year-long outdoor public art exhibition at Riverside Park South in Manhattan features new site-specific sculptures by League artists Helen Draves and Susan Markowitz Meredith. Two additional projects will be unveiled in fall 2023.

 

Art Students League Works in Public in Riverside Park on view through August, 2024

Rendering, Art Students League, 2023 Works in Public, Sophie Kahn, Portrait of t., 2023. Image courtesy Art Students League

The Art Students League of New York in partnership with NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program and the Riverside Park Conservancy is proud to announce two new large-scale artworks by League artists Sophie Kahn and Marco Palli as part of the 2023 Works in Public program. The sculptures will be unveiled in a public ceremony at Riverside Park in Manhattan on November 9 and remain on view through August 2024. The 2023 Works in Public program also includes two works by League artists Helen Draves and Susan Markowitz Meredith, unveiled in July and now on view at Riverside Park South through July 2024. The unveiling ceremony will take place on Thursday, November 9, 3–4pm at 145th Street and Riverside.

 

Lineages: Korean Art at The Met on view through October 20, 2024

Image caption: Kwon Young-woo (권영우, 1926–2013). Untitled, 1984. Ink and gouache on hanji (Korean paper), 88 3/16 x 66 15/16 in. (224 x 170 cm). Courtesy of Kwon Young-woo Estate. Image courtesy of Leeum Museum of Art, Seoul.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present the exhibition Lineages: Korean Art at The Met, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Museum’s Arts of Korea gallery. The exhibition will showcase 30 objects dating from the 12th century to the present day, including works acquired by the Museum in the last 25 years, paired with important international loans of 20th-century art. Some of the objects will rotate during the run of the exhibition. Through four themes—lines, things, places, and people—the exhibition will display the history of Korean art in broad strokes.

 

Bruce Munro: Field of Light at Freedom Plaza on view to December 15, 2024

Conceptual rendering of Field of Light at Freedom Plaza. Credit The Soloviev Foundation.

Internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro arrived in New York to reveal a first look at the conceptual renderings of his highly anticipated public art installation, Field of Light at Freedom Plaza. Made possible by the Soloviev Foundation, Field of Light at Freedom Plaza will welcome guests free of charge and present meaningful opportunities for community engagement and educational programming.

 

The Girl Puzzle, Roosevelt Island on view ~ To be Announce

Installation for The Girl Puzzle in progress on Roosevelt Island. Image via prometheusart.com

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) has selected Amanda Matthews/Prometheus Art to construct the Nellie Bly Monument on the northern end of Roosevelt Island at Lighthouse Park. The sculptural installation will be known as “The Girl Puzzle” and invites the viewer to experience many facets of Nellie Bly’s talent, conviction and compassion. The ground-breaking journalist and women’s rights advocate exposed the horrors of the Blackwell Island Insane Asylum in 1887 on Roosevelt Island.

 

See you in February, 2024!