It’s Summer in New York! From a hot dog eating contest and fireworks on the 4th of July to Bastille Day Celebrations, Bodypainting Day, Restaurant Week, Manhattanhenge, and watching the sun set on the roof of The Met, here are a few suggestions for art installations, events and exhibitions in July, including a few suggestions for ‘Out East’ and ‘Heading North’.
A major new exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage ~ a Living Memorial to the Holocaust opened on July 1st. The 12,000-square-foot exhibition will feature over 700 original objects and survivor testimonies from the Museum’s collection to tell a global story through a local lens, rooted in objects donated by survivors and their families, many of whom settled in New York and nearby places.
Starting July 1, the Cantor Roof Garden will be transformed on Friday and Saturday nights for Sun Sets, a weekly series that will showcase a rotating lineup of DJs from the City’s ever-evolving dance music underground like Liondub, Kristin Barilli, the Brooklyn-based DJ collective Uklon, who are originally from Kyiv, Dominican-American DJ Toribio, and more. This series celebrates a diversity of rhythms, perspectives, and countries of origins, much like New York City itself. Sun Sets will be free with Museum admission, and will be first come first served.
Living with Art Salon unveiled its summer exhibition with the installation ‘It’s Only Natural: The Summer Salon at Living with Art,’ True to its title, the exhibition explores how nature informs the artists practice.
Changing Spaces includes four circular walls of water that shoot up from the ground at random. The movement of the walls adheres to no set pattern, and visitors are encouraged to move through the installation as the ever-changing jets of water rise and fall, merge and pull apart. “My aim is to exhibit artworks that approach visitors on different levels, awaken their senses and touch their hearts, activate various emotions, and encourage mutual exchange,” Hein says. The installation will be up through September 9, 2022.
enus Over Manhattan is pleased to present Small Paintings, an exhibition featuring the work of forty-eight artists. Comprising nearly eighty works, the presentation will be on view from June 28 through July 29 at the gallery’s Upper East Side Location.
More Art unveiled Mind Forged Manacles/Manacle Forged Minds, Fred Wilson’s first ever large-scale public sculpture, opening at the plaza in Columbus Park, Brooklyn on Tuesday June 28, 2022 and closing a year later, in June 2023. The installation features a 10-foot-tall sculpture, composed of layers of decorative ironwork, fencing and statues of African figures. This project is funded in part through the Downtown Brooklyn + Dumbo Art Fund, under New York State’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), and is exhibited through NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program.
The first Czech quilts were purely classic in nature complete with patchwork tops, but very soon some of the more creative artists switched to modern quilts. Massively organized courses across the Czech Republic brought up both new makers and trainers in a matter of a few years. Czech artists began traveling to foreign exhibitions and gradually discovered a whole range of quilts from traditional to more modern styles. In 2007, Prague hosted its 1st Annual Prague Patchwork Meeting (PPM), an international exhibition that definitively connected Czech quiltmakers with the outside world and, for the first, time showed foreign visitors Czech works. Bilateral inspiration, the increasing number of quilts on display, and thousands of visitors helped catapult the PPM and Czech quilting to the top European level in less than 10 years after the actual start of quilting in the country.
SummerStage continues from July 2nd to July 31st in Central Park, The Coney Island Amphitheater, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, and Von King Park,
Celebrating July 4th!
Celebrate by land, sea or TV ~ A tradition since 1976, The Macy’s July 4th Fireworks can be best seen from Long Island City, Greenpoint in Brooklyn or Midtown Manhattan between 14th and 50th Streets. The fireworks will begin at approximately 9:25pm when more than 48,000 shells and effects from five barges will be launched between East 23rd Street and East 42nd Street on the East River. The event will run for about 25-minutes.
The clever and uplifting sculptures of Korean artist Kim Young Min will be on view as a solo exhibition at Kate Oh Gallery in July. Entitled ‘The Pursuit of Happiness‘, this mother of three children often uses the theme ‘happiness’ in her work.
July 5th Preview has been Cancelled.
Classical Theatre of Harlem will be performing Twelfth Night beginning July 6th in the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater at Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem. These performances are free and open to the public with Registration.
Fridman Gallery (NYC) and Voloshyn Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine) are honored to present Women at War, curated by Monika Fabijanska. This group exhibition features works by a selection of the leading contemporary women artists working in Ukraine, and provides context for the current war, as represented in art across media. Several works in the exhibition were made after February 24, 2022, when Russia began full-scale invasion; others date from the eight years of war following the annexation of Crimea and the creation of separatist “republics” in Donbas in 2014.
On Wednesday, July 6th, and Thursday, July 7th, eddy kwon will display their unique brand of interdisciplinary performance art, which explores transformation and transgression, ritual practices and mythology. Their art is inspired by American experimentalism, as shaped by the Associate for the Advancement of Creative Musicians as well as Korean folk timbres and inflections, textures, and movements from natural environments.
On Wednesday, August 10th, and Thursday, August 11th, Zeena Parkins will bring their pioneering electro-acoustic style to the Catacombs. Parkins has designed a series of one-of-a-kind electric instruments and is also a master of modern harp practice.
Off Paradise is pleased to present Some Kind of Mind Thing, a group exhibition featuring works by Clark Coolidge, Philip Guston, Olivia DiVecchia, Natasha Tiniacos, J Grabowski, Jason Morris, Bernadette Mayer, Colter Jacobsen and Cedar Sigo.
Fort Gansevoort is pleased to announce Iwantja Rock n Roll, a group exhibition of new works by Australian artists Vincent Namatjira, Kaylene Whiskey, and Tiger Yaltangki, three leading members of the indigenous Indulkana Community in the northwestern region of South Australia on Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. On view from Thursday, July 7, 2022, their combined paintings, complemented by recent video works by Whiskey and Yaltangki, offer insight into the confluent global influences – from contemporary Western pop culture to traditional Anangu culture – that vivify the extraordinary artistic outpouring from Iwantja Arts, one of eleven indigenous owned and governed Aboriginal art centers in the APY Art Centre Collective. Iwantja Arts supports the artistic practices of more than forty members, working across various mediums, including painting, sculpture, video art, and printmaking.
Influential and experimental artist Eva Hesse (b. 1936, Hamburg, Germany; d. 1970, New York) sought to make objects that were neither painting nor sculpture, but a hybrid that was all her own. This exhibition centers around Expanded Expansion (1969), a monumental piece from the Guggenheim collection publicly displayed for the first time in 35 years, while also offering a glimpse into the artist’s studio practice and approach to art-making.
While you’re there, don’t miss Sensory Poetics: Collecting Abstraction, on view from July 8 through October 17, 2022.
Martin Scorsese’s documentary film about New York’s Bohemian past opened at IFC Theatre in Greenwich Village on July 8th.
The Exploding Plastic PopArt Mind of Marlene Weisman will be on view from July 9 through July 27, 2022 at Sweet Lorraine Gallery, inside Ti Art Studios. This exhibition includes her Pop Art inspired work, including kinetic “Super Deep” 3D lenticular collage inventions, Pop Assemblage Art series, some Xerox Transfer pieces, and the “Supermarket” series. The Sweet Lorraine Gallery— a hidden NYC gem ~ is located inside Ti Art Studios, where Gowanus meets Red Hook, in Brooklyn at 183 Lorraine Street, between Court and Clinton. Opening reception on July 9th from 6-9pm. Exhibition on view until July 27th by appointment. Follow the artist on Instagram.
The 20th Annual ImageNation Outdoors Festival kicks off on Saturday July 9th through September 10, 2022.
The summer-long program offers free film screenings and music in outdoor venues including a new series held in partnership with theFrederick Douglass Blvd Alliance (FDBA) themed “The Soul of Harlem”primarily featuring films about Harlem or by local directors such as the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect directed by Harlem-resident Tommy Leisl (July 9); Forty Year-Old Version by Harlem’s own Radha Blank(August 27); a talkback and special advance screening of Stanley Nelson‘s Becoming Frederick Douglass (September 10).
Vibrant Matters: an Exhibition of New Work by 2022 Yale School of Art Painting & Printmaking MFA Graduates at Deitch Gallery ~ July 9
The twenty-one artists in Vibrant Matters are weavers. They are bricoleurs, collectors, storytellers, our new generation of historians, and painters of the impossible-to-describe thing that is the human psyche.
Vibrant Matters is on view to August 13, 2022 at Deitch Gallery, 18 Wooster Street, NYC
Bastille Day—also known as French National Day—commemorates the start of the French Revolution and the storming of the Bastille in Paris on July 14, 1789. The Celebration in New York always takes place on the weekend before July 14th. This year the annual celebrations will begin on Sunday, July 10th!
The best streets to capture the event are the larger cross streets that ensure the best views of the west-northwest horizon (toward New Jersey), including 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd, and 57th. Neil DeGrasse Tyson notes, “The Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building render 34th Street and 42nd Street especially striking vistas.”
Presented by Creative Time, Governors Island, and Times Square Arts, The American Manifest is Charles Gaines’s first public art project, unfolding in three parts over the course of two years across three sites — Times Square, Governors Island, and the banks of the Ohio river in Cincinnati.
Featuring both performance and large-scale sculptural works, The American Manifest tells the complicated story of the over 400-year settlement of the United States, focusing on the country’s foundations of colonialism, racial capitalism, democracy, and the legacy of Manifest Destiny. Staged in three chapters, The American Manifest begins in Times Square with a performance-based installation and sculptural series of seven Sweetgum trees.
On July 14, 2022, the Consulate General of France in New York invites you to an exceptional event in Central Park to celebrate Bastille Day. The free celebration of the French national holiday will start at 6pm (doors will open at 5pm) on Thursday, July 14th at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park (72nd Street and 5th Avenue).
Attendees will embark French cultural and musical journey beginning with a French classical music repertoire performance by critically acclaimed musicians Virgil Boutellis (violin), Adams Leites (oboe) and Daniel Rafimayeri (violin). They will be joined on stage by New-York-based FlexN dancer Cal Hunt and hip-hop dancer Jai’Quin Coleman.
Experience Dawn Chorus and Speculations by artist Sarah Meyohas in an immersive and interactive art installation at Top of the Rock from July 15 –September 12, 2022.
The Jazz Jam All-Stars Concert returns; featuring the high-caliber musicians who regularly perform at the Jazz Jam, including trumpet & sax players, guitarists, drummers & a violinist, and singers. These all-ages group of professionals, amateurs, students, and hobbyists will be backed by the Jazz jam house band led by Carol Sudhalter. This program will be a celebratory event honoring the musicians and audiences who regularly attend our in-person Jazz Jams, our virtual Jazz Jams during the shut-down, and our fabulous house band led by Carol Sudhalter, with Joe Vincent Tranchina, Scott Neumann and Eric Lemon. The Jazz Jam All-Stars Concert is a celebration of a community of musicians and music lovers, in the spirit of Louis Armstrong.
In Practice: Literally means collapse is an exhibition of new works and artistic meditations that consider the notion of the ruin expanded to include social traditions as well as physical infrastructure. From built environments and structures of circulation to protocols and belief systems that shape social and political subjects, infrastructures are in constant generative friction with decay.
The Sculpture Center will host an evening of poetry readings on Monday, July 18 from 6:30-8:30pm in the courtyard. The program, titled De torpedos y machetes, features artists Ignacio Gatica and Alan Martin Segal in conjunction with the current exhibition In Practice: Literally means collapse, on view through August 1, 2022.
The artists will read from texts and poems by the interlocutors that have shaped the projects developed and presented in the exhibition. Accompanying the program will be a limited run reader produced by the two artists and a DJ set by Iván Navarro and Hueso Records. The free program will be in Spanish and English. Capacity is limited and RSVP is required.
Commemorate the 20th anniversary of the popular community event, Soul Summit Music Festival, founded in 2002. Preceding the discussion there will be a screening of the documentary short film, Soul Summit: Doin’ it in the Park, directed and co-produced by Tayo Giwa and co-produced by Cynthia Gordy Giwa. Plus, immediately following the discussion, guests are invited to pose for dance-inspired portraits which will be shared after the event. Center for Brooklyn History is located at 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn.
Speakers include Soul Summit co-founder, DJ Sadiq L. Bellamy; Sundae Sermon Music Festival founder, DJ Stormin’ Norman; and The Lay Out co-founders, Emily Anadu and Manushka Magloire.
The event is moderated and guest curated by Souleo.
From July 18 to August 21, New Yorkers can explore food and drink throughout the five boroughs with prix-fixe menus at hundreds of participating restaurants.
Acts of Faith: Catholicism in Mid-20th Century Italian Photography at Keith de Lellis Gallery ~ July 19
Keith de Lellis Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of prominent Italian photographers who poetically document the heart of Catholic life in Italy during the mid-twentieth century, a time when the sanctity of religion was deeply intertwined with daily life. Italy is the home of Vatican City, the eminent holy city for Catholics which has served as the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church since the fourth century and remains the largest Christian church in the world today.
This month, The New York Public Library will partner with the Asian American Writers’ Workshop to present a Rooftop Happy Hour on the fabulous new rooftop terrace of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library! The event will include readings of new work by Zain Khalid and Daphne Palais Andreades.
UPSTATE ART WEEKEND (UPAW) is thrilled to announce over 145 participants for the third edition, taking place from July 22-24, 2022. More than 100 exhibitions and projects will be on view, plus over 50 artists will open their studios to the public, which is new for 2022. Open Studios hours are Saturday, July 23 & Sunday, July 24, 2022, 12pm-6pm.
Industry City (IC), the six million-square-foot, 35-acre creative community and home of the Brooklyn Design District, has announced its first-ever Art Saturday, an all-day campus-wide exhibition of art and design through the lens of individual artists.
Celebrate the art, architecture, and history of New York State’s amazing ecclesiastical buildings during the 12th annual Sacred Sites Open House on July 23rd and 24th, 2022.
Get online, select a City, a Day, and the kind of Tour you would like to take ~ self-guided or pre-booked ~ then Register. Or use the New York Landmarks Conservancy website to explore New York, its hidden gems and iconic landmarks throughout the year.
NYC Bodypainting Day on July 24 ~ HCA return to Union Square Park. This year’s theme is Hope. They will have dozens of artists, models, a live DJ, and a double-decker bus ride. This year they are adding a special experience, the Circle of Hope! Over 1,000 people joining hands, singing songs about circles and connecting!
It’s Summer! So we will head out east and up north each month through August.
Beginning July 2nd, South Etna Montauk Foundation will devote its gal- lery space to new works by Brooklyn-based artists Eddie Martinez and Sam Moyer. Wall pieces from Moyer’s ongoing series of stone paintings will be complemented by a pair of her concrete backgammon boards, in juxtaposition with Martinez’s latest paper-pulp paintings, produced during a recent residency at Dieu Donné in Brooklyn. By bringing Moyer and Martinez together, the exhibition invites visitors to contemplate areas of both mutual influence and difference in the practices of these married artists.
Eddie Martinez + Sam Moyer at South Etna Montauk Foundation coincides with the 2022 edition of Sculpture in the Garden at the Landcraft Garden Foundation in Mattituck, NY, which showcases 20 sculptures by the couple, with 17 by Martinez and 3 by Moyer.
HFAF is staged in a spectacular 40,000 sq. ft. pavilion (The PollockPavilion) strategically located on 17 bucolic acres — right on the main road connecting the Hamptons (County Rd 39). This location is just minutes from the local Southampton Arts District — one of America’s fastest growing, most posh and vibrant art scenes.
Hamptons Fine Art Fair will be located at Southampton Fairgrounds, 605 County Rd 39, Southampton, New York
The 4th edition of Westhampton Beach Project will take place on the Great Lawn on Main Street in Westhamptonn Beach on July 29th and 30th. Enjoy two nights of contemporary dance, music and local Long Island Fare ~ Free. This public event will showcase renowned the Parsons Dance Company, singer-songwriter Eva Sita and Tony Award winner Melba Moore.
The project was conceptualized by artist and President of the Musical Mime Theater, Steven Colucci, who has been working in the arts for over 45 years and worked closely with the famous Marcel Marceau. A local Westhampton resident, Colucci has made it his personal mission to expose the younger generation to some of the art forms he has spent so many years of his life dedicated to studying.
Ed Clark, Untitled, 2013; Pastel on paper; 95.3 x 121.3 cm/37 1/2 x 47 3/4 in; © the Estate of Ed Clark. Courtesy the Estate and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Thomas Barratt.
Stanley Whitney, Untitled, 2020; Watercolor on Lessebo paper; 50.2 x 62.9 cm/19 3/4 x 24 3/4 in; © Stanley Whitney. Courtesy Lisson Gallery
Hauser & Wirth will open its summer season in Southampton on 28 May with an exhibition of extraordinary watercolors and dry pigment works on paper by celebrated painters – and dear friends – Ed Clark and Stanley Whitney. Occupying the entire Southampton gallery space, this exhibition explores the two artists’ shared interest in drawing and watercolor as comprising a distinct and critical component of their respective painting practices. The pairing of their luminous works on paper will provide visitors insight into their sustained experiments with color, form, and the seductive materiality of paint.
A special presentation by French artist Camille Henrot will begin on 28 May with an outdoor installation of major bronze sculptures. On view throughout the summer season, the sculptures will be complemented by a selection of paintings from Henrot’s ongoing series Butter and Bread, Is Today Tomorrow and Systems of Attachment. Many of these 2D works, which were made over the course of the pandemic, will be on view to the public for the first time in this presentation.
Lucite Hurtado, Untitled, 1971; Charcoal on paper; 61 x 47.6cm/24 x 18 3/4 in. © The Estate of Lucite Hurtado. Courtesy The Estate of Lucite Hurtado and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Jeff McLane
Rounding out the Southampton summer season, Hauser & Wirth will present an intimate exhibition of rarely seen works on paper by acclaimed late artist Luchita Hurtado. Opening 6 August, this celebration of Hurtado’s lifelong fascination with corporality, universality, and self-affirmation features drawings from her ruminative I Am series of personal self-portraits using an unconventional perspective.
Hauser & Wirth Presents ‘Of Making and Material’ in Southampton
Hauser & Wirth is pleased to announce the first US exhibition of the gallery’s UK-based initiative Make Hauser & Wirth, which was launched in Somerset, England, in 2018 to present exceptional contemporary handcrafted design by leading artist-makers from around the world. On view from 2 July in Southampton on the East End of Long Island, ‘Of Making and Material’ will comprise exceptional works informed by the respective creators’ intimate understanding of their chosen materials—from wood, ceramics, and metal to glass and concrete—and mastery of methods rooted in tradition or pioneering new techniques. Together, the objects on view celebrate dedication to knowledge, process, and experimentation. On view through 10 September, this exhibition reflects a re-evaluation of the aesthetics of craft, highlighting the exceptional creativity and substance of the makers’ individual approaches and suggesting the true breadth of art. Make Hauser & Wirth is located at 50 Hampton Road, a short walk from Hauser & Wirth’s Southampton gallery space at 9 Main Street.
Remy Jungerman: Higher Ground will focus on recent works by Suriname-born Dutch artist Remy Jungerman (b. 1959), who lives and works in Amsterdam and New York. The exhibition includes a selection from Jungerman’s three major bodies of work: wall-hung or free-standing three-dimensional assemblages (which the artist calls “horizontals” and “verticals”), stacked “cubes,” and fabric-covered “panels.”
UPSTATE ART WEEKEND (UPAW) is thrilled to announce over 145 participants for the third edition, taking place from July 22-24, 2022. More than 100 exhibitions and projects will be on view, plus over 50 artists will open their studios to the public, which is new for 2022. Open Studios hours are Saturday, July 23 & Sunday, July 24, 2022, 12pm-6pm.
Three new exhibitions on view ~ Dara Birnbaum: Reaction ~ Martine Syms: Grio College ~ and Black Melancholia. Reserve a free timed-entrance ticket before you go to the museum on Annandale-On-Hudson, NY.
The Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc. (BCT) with their gallery located at 150 Main Street in Beacon, NY, will present a special exhibition featuring art that was created on Bannerman’s Island on the Hudson River. The exhibition will open to the public on Saturday, June 11th, with an opening reception from 4:00-6:00pm. The exhibition will remain on view through Sunday, August 7th.
Fridman Gallery will open its doors to Alina Grasmann’s third exhibition with the gallery, following a three-month residency in Beacon. The Grand Buffet is an homage to, and a celebration of, Haus Schminke, an iconic example of organic architecture in Saxony, Germany designed by Hans Scharoun. A prime example of classical modernism, Haus Schminke has become another site of play and inspiration for Grasmann. As before, she works with the interiors and exteriors of real spaces, adding layers of mythologies, riddles, and personal touches. Fridman Gallery Beacon is located at 475 Main Street. There will be an Open Studio Preview on Sunday, May 29th.
Joe Maloney was a pioneer of color photography in the late 1970s and a member of the now-legendary LIGHT gallery in New York. He is known for his vivid and sometimes surreal use of color, his unique large format landscapes depicting his native northern New Jersey suburbs, and his evocative pictures from the waning days of Asbury Park on the New Jersey shore. His poignant photos of lower Manhattan from the late 70s and early 80s depict a city at the cusp of an inrush of capital and development. There is a nostalgia and romance in the empty traffic-free streets and the familiar downtown neighborhoods smiling back at us before their facelifts.
During the 1980s, he largely stepped away from the art world, raising a family in upstate New York, though he never left photography behind, and now over the last couple of years he’s been sharing his work to an entirely new audience through social media.
This wonderful, new nonprofit art space was created by Mexican-born, Brooklyn-based artist Bosco Sodi. The 23,000 square-foot space is located in an old Buick dealership in Monticello. Admission is free with a scheduled time reservation.
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A dialogue began last year, serious and thoughtful discussion ensued, and artists have continued the conversation. Here, alongside a small pocket-park on 128th Street in Harlem, artist Julio Valdez unveiled his installation this week entitled ‘I Can’t Breathe.‘ The installation is just a few blocked away from last year’s colorful ‘Black Lives Matter‘ mural on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. extending from 125-127th Streets.
David Zwirner is pleased to present concurrent exhibitions of new work by American artist Richard Serra at the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location in New York, on May 4, 2022. On view will be a new sculpture in forged steel, and a new series of drawings by the artist will be presented in the second-floor galleries.
With her early work, Cindy Sherman revolutionized the role of the camera in artistic practice and opened the door for generations of artists and critics to rethink photography as a medium. On 4 May 2022, Hauser & Wirth New York will present over one hundred works from Sherman’s most groundbreaking and influential early series – including the complete set of 70 Untitled Film Stills, Rear Screen Projections and Centerfolds – in her first major solo exhibition with the gallery.
This four-month exhibit (through July 31, 2022) will feature nine, six-foot-tall sculptures, representing some of the most endangered animals in the world. Each sculpture will have a QR code that provides more information on the animals and an option to donate to World Wildlife Fund, Gillie and Marc’s charity partner.
Renowned for his powerful paintings of American life and scenery, Winslow Homer (1836–1910) remains a consequential figure whose art continues to appeal to broad audiences. Opening April 11, 2022, Winslow Homer: Crosscurrents will reconsider the artist’s work through the lens of conflict, a theme that spans his prolific career. A persistent fascination with struggle permeates Homer’s art—from emblematic images of the Civil War and Reconstruction that examine the effects of the conflict on the landscape, soldiers, and formerly enslaved people to dramatic scenes of rescue and hunting, as well as monumental seascapes and dazzling tropical works painted throughout the Atlantic world. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be The Met’s iconic The Gulf Stream, a painting that reveals Homer’s lifelong engagement with the charged subjects of race, geopolitics, and nature. Featuring 88 oils and watercolors, this major loan exhibition represents the largest critical overview of Homer’s art and life in more than a quarter of a century.
Louise Bourgeois: Paintings is the first comprehensive exhibition of paintings produced by the iconic, French-American artist Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) between her arrival in New York in 1938 and her turn to sculpture in 1949. The exhibition opens on April 12th.
Artist, Gillian Wearing will unveil a bronze monument to celebrated photographer, Diane Arbus at the Doris C. Freeman Plaza, at the entrance to Central Park this October. This is a fitting location for the Arbus monument, since many of her best-known images were taken in this Park.
The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) will present Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art, the first global survey exhibition dedicated to the use of clothing as a medium of visual art. On view March 12 to August 14, 2022, the exhibition examines work by thirty-five international contemporary artists, from established names to emerging voices, several of whom will be exhibiting for the first time in the United States. By either making or altering clothing for expressive purposes, these artists create garments, sculpture, installation, and performance art that transforms dress into a critical tool for exploring issues of subjectivity, identity, and difference.
The Ford Foundation Gallery has announced the reopening of its gallery to an in-person exhibition on June 1, presenting everything slackens in a wreck, curated by Andil Gosine. The metaphor of wreckage evokes colonialism and the destruction left in its wake, but it also echoes what the exhibition’s curator calls the “wrecking work” of marginalized peoples who answer this destruction with art that invents its own subversive forms of order, rendering alternate visions of existence, and co-existence, imaginable, and therefore possible. Featuring the work of four artists with a shared diasporic heritage, everything slackens in a wreck is the first show to appear in the Ford Foundation Gallery space since its closure in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through Milked in Africa, a series originally begun in 2016, Tony Gum uses photographic self-portraiture to emphasize the role heritage and culture play in capturing African art history. On view here is the updated series, including new works created in 2021, which explore contemporary narratives of exploitation and commercialization. The exhibition will be on view from June 10th to August 21st.
Beginning March 17, 2022, The Frick Collection will present a one-room installation by Italian artist Giuseppe Penone (b. 1947) at the museum’s temporary home, Frick Madison. Displayed in the broader context of the museum’s decorative arts and Old Master paintings and sculpture, this unprecedented exhibition by the acclaimed Arte Povera artist is the first to feature his work in the medium of porcelain. Consisting of eleven disks created during a 2013 collaboration with the Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory in France, works never before shown publicly, this project invites a dialogue with the Frick’s rich holdings in the medium. Penone’s series of disks will be shown on the third floor in concert with a nearby gallery featuring eighteenth-century porcelains by several renowned manufactories. Propagazioni: Giuseppe Penone at Sèvres is organized by Giulio Dalvit, the Frick’s Assistant Curator of Sculpture, and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue authored by Dalvit, with an introduction by Xavier F. Salomon, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator.
Sam Durant’s monumental fiberglass sculpture in the shape of an abstracted drone atop a 25-foot-tall steel pole continues High Line Art’s mission of presenting new, powerful, thought-provoking artworks that generate and amplify some of today’s most important conversations.
This latest addition to Bella Abzug Park’s landscape comes from HYHK’s ambitious public art program that seeks to continually beautify and uplift the neighborhood. In partnership with NYC Parks, funding from the Québec Government Office in New York, and sponsorship from local stakeholder Amazon NYC, HYHK was able to bring this project to life.
Reset: Towards a New Commons aims to foster more diverse and inclusive solutions to building community. Rather than designing specific spaces for specific needs, the exhibition considers how spaces may be designed for all, addressing the importance of barrier-free environments and practices rooted in “Universal Design.” The majority of the exhibition will be dedicated to four projects developed by interdisciplinary design teams—one focusing on New York City, one on Cincinatti, Ohio, and two in the San Francisco Bay Area—which envision environments that encourage new modes of living collaboratively, with special attention paid to ameliorating the divisions of age, race, and ability.
nar·ra·tive: the practice or art of telling stories at Philippe Labaune Gallery on view to September 3, 2022
Showcasing works of artists from different cultures, backgrounds, and training, “nar·ra·tive” will offer a swift yet intricate look into the world of comic art and illustration. In either color or black and white, the art presented on the gallery walls will demonstrate the undertaking involved in creating a visual expression that stems from words on a page or simple ideas, while keeping the various stories’ nuances and secrets intact for the reader. With this exhibit, we hope to reveal the artists’ extraordinary ability to pair one’s words or thoughts with drawings in a seamless and intricate way.
Starting at the young age of fifteen, Brooklyn born photographer Jamel Shabazz identified early on the core subject of his lifelong investigation: the men and women, young and old, who invest the streets of New York with a high degree of theater and style, mixing traditions and cultures. Despite following a celebrated tradition of street photography that includes Gordon Parks, Garry Winogrand, and Lee Friedlander, it is to his credit that Shabazz has been one of the first photographers to realize the joyous, infectious potential of youth culture in neighborhoods such as Red Hook, Brownsville, Flatbush, Fort Greene, Harlem, Manhattan’s Lower East Side and the Grand Concourse section of the Bronx.
The Costume Institute’s next major exhibition will be a two-part show on view from September 18, 2021 through September 5, 2022. Part One, In America: A Lexicon of Fashion—opening in the Anna Wintour Costume Center on September 18, 2021 ~ will feature approximately 80 individual ensembles encased and arranged as “squares” in horizontal and vertical rows representing the qualities that collectively define American fashion. Part Two, In America: An Anthology of Fashion—opening in the American Wing period rooms on May 5, 2022—will explore the development of American fashion by presenting narratives that relate to the complex and layered histories of those spaces. Parts One and Two will close on September 5, 2022.
The Costume Institute’s 2022 spring exhibition, In America: An Anthology of Fashion—the second of a two-part presentation—will explore the foundations of American fashion through a series of sartorial displays featuring individual designers and dressmakers who worked in the United States from the 19th to the mid-late 20th century.
Installed on May 5th (Cinco de Mayo), El Toro de Oro adds to May’s plethora of art exhibition during Art Week, with the opening of the Whitney Biennial, TEFAF and NYCxDesign, followed by VOLTA, FRIEZE, and The Photography Show.
Banksy Building Castles in the Sky, one of the biggest exhibitions featuring original artworks of one of the most influential contemporary artists is opening on May 28 in New York City.
The exhibition – organized by MetaMorfosi NY – is based on the results of an independent interdisciplinary academic research project about Banksy with a museum-style layout and will feature over 120 original artworks through an intellectually immersive journey into the mind of the artist.
Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective at El Museo del Barrio on View to September 11, 2022
El Museo del Barrio is pleased to present Raphael Montañez Ortiz: A Contextual Retrospective, from April 14 to September 11, 2022, the first large-scale exhibition dedicated to the artist, activist, educator, and founder of El Museo del Barrio, since 1988. Curated by El Museo’s chief curator, Rodrigo Moura, and guest curator Julieta González, the exhibition spans several decades of his production, from the 1950s to the early-2020s, in different media such as film, painting, photography, video installations, documents, and assemblages. This is the largest exhibition-to-date dedicated to the artist.
Howard Greenberg Gallery will open its doors to William Klein: Afrique from June 23 through September 17, 2022. The exhibition highlights a rediscovered body of work by William Klein, one of the leading photographers of the 20th century.
The Studio Museum in Harlem announced its fall programming, kicking-off the season with Thomas J. Price: Witness, the artist’s first solo museum presentation in the United States. As part of the Studio Museum’s ongoing inHarlem initiative, the nine-foot-tall bronze sculpture entitled The Distance Within (2021) will depict a young Black man looking down at his cell phone. The large-scale artwork celebrates a familiar form rarely monumentalized within a public setting and continues the artist’s exploration of blackness and Black masculinity as it relates to presence, movement, and freedom.
Fourteen oversized sculptures with raised hands will provide a warm welcome to New Yorkers and visitors as part of the Garment District Alliance’s latest public art exhibit Here. Created by artist Santi Flores, Heresymbolizes unity, diversity and individuality, and will be dedicated to all New Yorkers and visitors passing through the neighborhood.
Installed in several locations on the Allen Street Malls between Broome and Hester Streets, this group exhibition features seven artworks by eight artists addressing themes of nature. Artists include Alberto M. Bursztyn, Sarah Haviland, Elizabeth Knowles and Eric David Laxman, Elaine Lorenz, Judith Peck, Daina Shobrys, and Michael Wolf. This exhibition is presented by Sculptors Guild.
The Whitney Museum of American Art announced today that sixty-three artists and collectives will be participating in Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet as It’s Kept, co-organized by two Whitney curators, David Breslin and Adrienne Edwards. This will be the eightieth iteration in the long-running series of annual and biennial exhibitions launched by the Museum’s founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, in 1932. The 2022 Biennial takes over most of the Whitney from April 6 through September 5, with portions of the exhibition and some programs continuing through October 23, 2022.
Steve Marcus: Top Dog of Kosher Pop Art at Museum at Eldridge Street on view through November 6, 2022
In a new exhibition at the Museum at Eldridge Street, New York City artist Steve Marcus takes viewers on a journey into the cartoon world of kosher folk art through a series of new artworks inspired by one of the many great Jewish contributions to American culture: the hot dog. Linking his quirky sense of humor with a passion for his own roots and culture, Marcus’s hand-drawn works on paper answer to a higher authority. Let’s be frank: Marcus has once again created art that viewers of all ages can relish. Steve Marcus: Top Dog of Kosher Pop Art opens at the Museum at Eldridge Street on Thursday, May 12 and runs through November 6, 2022.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Parks Commissioner Gabrielle Fialkoff joined The Battery Conservancy President and Founder Warrie Price, Council Member Margaret Chin, Community Board 1 Chair Tammy Meltzer, artist Hebru Brantley, and community members on Sunday to unveil Brantley’s sculpture, The Great Debate, at The Battery. The artwork, which stands 16-feet tall, is exhibited in partnership with The Battery and NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program, and will be on display through November 13, 2022.
Spanish artist Cristina Iglesias invites the public to consider the forgotten terrains and geographic history of New York City in a new public art installation opening this June, her first major temporary public art project in the United States. Landscape and Memory places five bronze sculptural pools, flowing with water, into Madison Square Park’s Oval Lawn, harkening back to when the Cedar Creek coursed across the land where the park stands today. Building on Iglesias’ practice of unearthing the forgotten and excavating natural history, Landscape and Memory resurfaces in the imaginations of contemporary viewers the now-invisible force of this ancient waterway.
Public Art Fund is pleased to present Life in the Abstract, an exhibition of new large-scale sculptures by artist Wyatt Kahn. It will bring seven vibrant rust red Cor-Ten steel artworks to City Hall Park for Khan’s first exhibition in public space. Kahn has adapted forms previously explored in his canvas wall works, combining elements of geometric abstraction with playful “readymade” objects from everyday life like a comb and a phone. Juxtapositions such as glasses resting on abstract shapes and a foot about to crush a lightbulb produce playful narrative compositions. These new works expand the lineage of modernist public sculpture, while the significance of each artwork takes on personal meaning and resonance for the viewer. Life in the Abstract is the New York City-based artist’s first public art exhibition and will be on view from June 8 through December 11, 2022 at City Hall Park in Lower Manhattan.
Cavalier Gallery is pleased to reveal the return of Hippo Ballerina. The iconic bronze sculpture, installed in New York City’s Pershing Square Plaza West located on the west side of Park Avenue between East 41st and East 42nd Streets in Midtown Manhattan. Created by Danish artist Bjørn Okholm Skaarup, the monumental sculpture will be accompanied by Hippo Ballerina, pirouette and Rhino Harlequin, pirouette permitted as part of the New York City Department of Transportation’s Art Program.
Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans will be on view at The Rubin Museum of Art to January 16, 2023
On March 18, 2022, the Rubin Museum of Art will present “Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans,” a new exhibition highlighting the diverse ways that Tibetan Buddhist artworks and practices have served as roadmaps to well-being. The exhibition juxtaposes objects from the Rubin Museum’s collection with stories from Himalayan Americans, revealing the many ways these living traditions are transformed and adopted for today’s world, especially in times of crisis. “Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans” is the Rubin Museum’s first collaborative exhibition with a Community Advisory Group and will be on view March 18, 2022 to January 16, 2023.
The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to present Nari Ward: Home of the Brave, Ward’s first solo exhibition with the foundation. The exhibition, curated by Vilcek Foundation President Rick Kinsel, will be on view from May 31, 2022, to February 3, 2023.
If you are waking up in Murray Hill today, you will be delighted to find whimsical creatures along the Park Avenue medium between 34th and 38th Streets. Patrons of Park Avenue (POPA) invited French artist Idriss B to create a one-of-a-kind urban jungle as an inaugural installation.
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.
The Met’s Great Hall will Display Ancient Maya Stone Monuments from Republic of Guatemala until 2024
The two massive stelae—both significant long-term loans from the Republic of Guatemala—feature life-sized representations of influential Indigenous American rulers: a king, K’inich Yo’nal Ahk II (ca. A.D. 664–729), and queen, Ix Wak Jalam Chan (Lady Six Sky) (ca. A.D. 670s–741), one of the most powerful women known by name from the ancient Americas. The installation heralds the upcoming exhibition Lives of the Gods: Divinity in Maya Art, which is scheduled to open in fall 2022 and will highlight Maya visual narratives featuring a cast of gods: sacred beings that are personified elements of the cosmos, nature, and agriculture. The Great Hall display is also the first in a series of special exhibitions and installations that will present art of the ancient Americas, sub-Saharan Africa, and Oceania throughout The Met’s galleries while the Michael C. Rockefeller Wing is closed for a renovation project that will reenvision these collections for a new generation of visitors.
See you in August!