Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the October 2023 GothamToGo Roundup

 

 

 

My Charles Fazzino ~ Halloween in Greenwich Village (1980s)

Let’s kick-off the Fall Season with a few annual favorites ~ The Blessing of the Animals; The Atlantic Antic™ Festival; Archtober & Open House New York; The Little Red Lighthouse Festival, NYCxDesign, Art in Odd Places; The Paper Dress Ball, and The New Yorker Festival. We expect beautiful Fall weather for the LES Arts & Culture Open House, First Thursday in DUMBO, and the Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk. The Apollo Theater ushers in a Festival of Arts & Ideas, and Trashion Fashion finally gets to strut its stuff in Morningside Park. October brings with it a much anticipated Triangle Fire Memorial dedication as well as a plethora of new gallery exhibitions, including a hardy welcome to White Cube NYC, opening its doors on Madison Avenue. Here are a few suggestions, ending with one of our favorite annual celebrations ~ Halloween.

Celebrating The Feast of St. Francis & Blessing of the Animals at Cathedral of St. John the Divine ~ October 1

Blessing of the Animals, St. John the Divine, October, 2017

Celebrate The Feast of St. Francis and Blessing of the Animals with the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on October 1st. Organ prelude will begin at 10:20am, and the service will begin at 10:30am on Sunday, October 1st.

The afternoon fair and pet blessings will be held ~ rain or shine ~ beginning immediately after the service.

 

The Atlantic Antic™ Festival ~ October 1

Photo credit: Atlantic Avenue LDC

The Atlantic Antic™ Festival presented by Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2023, 12-6 pm, rain or shine. Brooklyn’s oldest and largest street festival spans 10 blocks through the heart of Brooklyn, passing through the neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, and Downtown Brooklyn.

 

Archtober ~ October 1-31

The annual event ‘Archtober‘ brings together over 100 partner institutions across the five boroughs to celebrate the importance of architecture and design. Running from October 1-31, here are just a few of the events and exhibitions that caught our eye, including each and every ‘Building of the Day’.

 

Reflections: The Art of Burton Silverman at Salmagundi Club ~ October 2

Burton Silverman (HON RA 2000): Beachscape, 2023. Image courtesy Salmagundi Club.

Beginning October 2, 2023 until November 3, 2023, the Salmagundi Club will present Reflections: The Art of Burton Silverman, offering a retrospective of one of America’s most accomplished Realist painters and teachers. The exhibition traces Silverman’s prolific career focusing on the last 23 years, highlighting his evolution as an artist into his late 90s.

 

Inaugural Exhibition, White Cube NYC ‘Chopped & Screwed’ ~ October 3

For the inaugural exhibition Chopped & Screws in New York, Image courtesy White Cube.

The inaugural exhibition, Chopped & Screwed, at White Cube New York will be on view from October 3 ~ 28, 2023, occupying both floors of the new gallery at 1002 Madison Avenue. Curated by Courtney Willis Blair (Senior Director, US), this group show explores the practice of distortion in contemporary art through a framework of musicality, considering specific techniques such as sampling, mash-up and remixing.

The selection of artwork reveals that the choice to alter, blur or even corrupt an existing idea, image, or material is integral to artistic practice and innovation. Here, distortion is taken as a conceptual tool related to the formation of subjectivity, and a technical one applied to form and composition.

 

Katya Leonovich: Everyday Heroes ~ October 4

Katya Leonovich, Barber, 2023, oil on canvas, 60 x 48 inches

“Everyday Heroes,” an exhibition of new paintings and photographs by artist Katya Leonovich, will be on view at Leonovich Gallery  from October 4-November 13, 2023.  A catalogue with an essay by exhibition curator Kathleen Cullen will be available.

 

The Legacy of Samuel Tilden at National Arts Club ~ October 5

Image courtesy National Arts Club

As part of the NAC’s 125th season celebrations, join NAC Member and Tilden historian Dr. Eugene Weise for an illustrated lecture on the complex life of Samuel Tilden, the 25th governor of New York and original owner of 15 Gramercy Park, the eventual home of the NAC. He will delve into the lives of the 20th century occupants of the mansion and their Gilded Age style of living.

 

The Empire State Rare Book & Print Fair at St. Bart’s ~ October 5-7

Image courtesy The Empire State Rare Book & Print Fair

The Empire State Rare Book and Print Fair, featuring 50+ exhibitors from across the country, will take over St. Bartholomew’s Church (St. Bart’s) at 325 Park Avenue in New York City, beginning Thursday, October 5th through Sunday, October 7th, 2023.

This fair will showcase tens of thousands of beautiful and rare books, prints, works on paper, and ephemera from around the globe.  Exceptional examples that will be offered include the original artwork for the cover of the children’s classic Charlotte’s Webb by E.B. White  ($400,000), a first printing of Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (1 of 500) for $225,000, a first British edition of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald in its iconic jacket ($125,000), and a first edition Galileo by Galileo Galilei from 1635, which was banned in Italy ($100,000).

 

DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk Returns ~ October 5

On the first Thursday of every month, DUMBO’s galleries stay open late for a night of art, gallery openings, artist talks, and live performance. Visitors enjoy incredible views of the East River and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges as they walk along the waterfront from one gallery to the next and can enjoy local drink specials at DUMBO stalwart Superfine. Free and open to the public!

 

The New Yorker Festival ~ October 6-8

This is the 24th year for the annual New Yorker Festival. Join in as New Yorker writers and editors sit down with some of the world’s most interesting authors, artists, filmmakers, actors, comedians, and musicians.

 

Festival of Arts & Ideas at The Apollo Theater ~ October 6-8

Ta-Nehisi Coates. Image courtesy The Apollo Theater.

The Apollo and Ta-Nehisi Coates, Apollo’s Master Artist in Residence announced today that they will be launching [at] The Intersection, The Apollo’s Festival of Arts & Ideas. The three-day event will be held from Friday, October 6- Sunday, October 8, 2023 at The Apollo’s Historic Theater. Early access festival passes are available for purchase Here.

 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Rubby Pérez at City College Center for the Arts ~ October 6

Rubby Pérez

City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) marks Hispanic Heritage Month with a rousing special concert featuring award-winning Dominican singer Rubby Pérez. Dubbed “the highest voice in merengue,” Pérez will take to the stage at Aaron Davis Hall on Friday, October 6, at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at citycollegecenterforthearts.org for the event, which is produced and emceed by award-winning radio host and Latin music historian Nelson Radhames Rodriguez.

 

Partisans of the Nude: An Arab Genre Art in the Era of Contest, 1920-1960 at Wallach Art Gallery ~ October 6

Omar Onsi, ” At the Exposition” (also known as “Young Women Visiting and Exhibition”). c. 1932, detail. Oil on canvas; 14 3/4 x 17 34 in. Courtesy Samir Abillama Collection.

This exhibition presents the first comprehensive US museum survey of nude genre artworks made by artists in the Middle East and North African region that were formerly Ottoman but not yet Arab. It comprises more than 50 paintings and 20 drawings as well as sculptures and reliefs, photographs, film, and ephemera that speaks to both their popular and critical reception.

 

‘Travis Louie: Unusual Circumstances’ at Harman Projects ~ October 7

Travis Louis, Antler Boy, framed. Image courtesy of Harlem Projects.

Harman Projects is pleased to present Unusual Circumstances, a solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Travis Louie. This will be the artist’s first solo presentation with the gallery, opening October 7th with Reception from 6-8pm.

 

The Trashion Fashion Show Moves Indoors to The Dwyer Cultural Art Center ~ October 7

‘Pulp Fiction’ was designed by Cynthia Holder for the Trashion Fashion Show. Image courtesy Susan Stair

It’s a movement! From Ed Molina’s East Harlem DSNY Trash Museum to your trash can, here’s a thoughtful and fun way to focus on our environment, creating everything from art and jewelry to fashion by upcycling what has been historically just tossed.

Now, after months of collaborative trashion design workshops, and weather cancellations, the much anticipated Trashion Fashion Show will take place on October 7th indoors at The Dwyer Cultural Art Center, when the fashionistas will take to the runway. The Dwyer is located at 303 West 123rd Street between Frederick Douglass Blvd and St Nicholas Avenue in Harlem. The event will take place between 3:00 and 3:30pm.

 

Little Red Lighthouse Festival ~ October 7 ~ CANCELLED due to Weather

Little Red Lighthouse in Fort Washington Park. Image credit: NYC Parks
  • CANCELLED due to weather.

Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with readings of the eponymous children’s book, live music, City Parks Foundation Puppetmobile performance, and activities for all ages!

As in years past, tours will be first come, first served. To safely and comfortably accommodate visitors, a limited number of timed tickets will be distributed beginning at noon on Saturday, October 7, 2023.

 

Collective Ribbon: The Interwoven Voices of the Triangle Fire Memorial at NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò ~ October 9

 

Exhibition ‘Collective Ribbon’ courtesy NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Mmarimo. Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition

An exhibition presented by NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition will be on view from October 9 to December 15th, curated by Richard Joon Yoko and Uri Wegman, Co-designers of the Triangle Fire Memorial.

The opening will include a panel discussion on Monday, October 9th from 6-8pm with Richard Joon You, Co-designer of the Triangle Fire memorial and curator of Collective Ribbon; Mary Anne Trasciatti, Hofstra University, President, Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition; and Eric Moe, Pratt Institute.

 

Triangle Fire Memorial Dedication ~ October 11

Commissioned by the Remember The Triangle Fire Coalition. Designed by Uri Wegman and Richard Joon Yoo.Image courtesy trianglefirememorial.com

Wednesday, October 11: The long-awaited Triangle Fire Memorial, located at the site of the fire in Greenwich Village, New York, will be dedicated. The memorial is one of the very few in America that honors workers, most of whom were women and immigrants, and it is unique in that it tells their story in their own languages, English, Italian, and Yiddish.

 

Nick Gorgeous: Biblioscapes at Allouche Gallery ~ October 12

Nick Georgiou. Image courtesy of the artist and Allouche Gallery

Allouche Gallery is thrilled to announce the forthcoming exhibition, Biblioscapes by artist Nick Georgiou, premiering on Thursday October 12th, from 6-9pm.

Georgiou’s innovative artistic process consists of collecting discarded pages sourced from dictionaries, gilded encyclopedias, textbooks, novels, journals, anthologies, and more. The materials are then reworked into pieces that evoke the timeless allure of classical mosaics and sculptural wall reliefs. In this setting, literary narratives transcend the boundaries of their original medium, offering new transportive, utopic tableaus.

 

The Metropolitan Opera on Madison Avenue ~ October 12-22

The Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artists will kickoff its public performance on the outdoor stage at Madison Avenue and 72nd Street between 5:00 and 5:30pm.

 

NYCxDesign ~ October 12-22

NYCxDesign Awards 2022, Landing at PENN1

NYCxDESIGN’s fall activation, Design Pavilion, serves to kickstart the months of preparation that lead towards NYCxDESIGN Festival 2024.  By highlighting architecture and sustainable building materials, these installations draw pubic attention to the City’s design industries, stellar sustainable practices and NYCxDESIGN’s role in gathering and galvanizing the broad coalition of design that powers New York City and enriches the world.

 

Judy Chicago: Herstory at The New Museum ~ October 12

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. On view from October 12, 2023, through January 14, 2024, 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 ~ October 12

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. On view October 12, 2023, through January 14, 2024, “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.

 

‘Vertigo of Color. Matisse, Derain, and the Origins of Fauvism’ at The Met Fifth Avenue ~ October 13

Image: André Derain. Woman with a Shawl, Madame Matisse in a Kimono, 1905. Oil on canvas. Private collection, courtesy of Nevill Keating Pictures, London. © 2023 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

Henri Matisse (1869–1954) and André Derain (1880–1954) embarked on a creative partnership in the summer of 1905 that would change the course of French painting. The two painters daringly experimented with energetic bursts of color, form, and structure, the outcome of which led to a bold, new artistic language known as Fauvism (from the French fauve, or “wild beast”). Opening at The Met on October 13, 2023, Vertigo of Color: Matisse, Derain, and the Origins of Fauvism will present, for the first time in the United States, the legacy of that legendary summer through 65 paintings, drawings, and watercolors by Matisse and Derain on loan from national and international museums and private collections.

 

MCNY Celebrates 100th Birthday with Centennial Weekend ~ October 13-15

Arthur Rothstein (1915-1985), Bill Kobrin, Michael A. Vaccaro for LOOK Magazine. Art Students League Ball [Dance floor at the party.]. 1953. Museum of the City of New York. X2011.4.2267-53.52
Join MCNY for a weekend-long celebration of the Museum of the City of New York’s 100th birthday, complete with events, a new exhibition, and a whole lot of fun!

 

Art in Odd Places: DRESS ~ October 13-15

Deidre Macleod, Ravel, AiOP 2023: DRESS. Image credit: James Melvin

Join Art in Odd Places for its eighteenth annual outdoor public visual and performance art festival, taking place on select blocks each day along 14th Street in Manhattan from October 13-15, with the Paper Dress Ball on October 14th.

Artists will unfold their creative interpretation of the theme ‘DRESS’ in the form of garments, textile, fashion design, costume, performance, sculpture and installation.

 

The Paper Dress Ball ~ October 14

The Paper Dress Ball, in honor of NYC Anti-Violence Project, will take place on Saturday, October 14th from 7-10pm at LGBTQ+ CENTER, 208 West 13th Street, NYC. Host Committee: Buddy the Rat (Jonothon Lyons), Bureau of General Services –Queer Division, Alicia Cheng, Roberta Degnore, Erin Donnelly, Beverly Emers, Ayana Evans, Franklin Furnace, GOODW.Y.N., Alicia Grullón, Immigrant Biennale, Christine Licata, Natasha Johnson, Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo Ovalles, Edwin Ramoran, Radhika Subramaniam, The Fabulous LuLu LoLo, The living Installation and Michael alan alien, Mambo Tse, Basil Twist, Emanuel Xavier

The Ball will feature paper fashion extravaganza, dancing, smart bar and performances. Purchase Tickets Here.

 

Courage to Act: Rescue in Denmark at Museum of Jewish Heritage ~ October 15

Image courtesy Museum of Jewish Heritage

On October 15, 2023, New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will launch its first exhibition developed for elementary school-aged students. Courage to Act: Rescue in Denmark will commemorate the 80th anniversary of one of the most effective episodes of mass resistance in modern history.

Designed for visitors ages 9 and up, the exhibition will use age-appropriate themes of separation, bravery, and resilience to help young people make connections to their own lives and reflect on the dangers of prejudice—as well as their own potential for compassionate, moral, and courageous collective action and upstanding.

 

Sobin Park: Pictograph to Sign at Tenri Cultural Institute ~ October 18

The artist, Sobin Park, image courtesy of the artist.

Tenri Cultural Institute will open its doors to Sobin Park: Pictograph to Sign, an exhibition curated by Dr. Thalia Vrachopoulos that will run from October 18th through November 22nd, 2023, with a reception to be held on October 19th from 6-8pm.

 

Salmagundi Club Fall Auction ~ October 19

The historic Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, Greenwich Village

The Salmagundi Club Fall Auctions are once again live and in-person. The historic auctions, along with pledges from patron members, brought in enough money to purchase this beautiful building in 1917. The auctions are, and always have been, an integral part of the club as a fundraising effort. Fall Auction dates have been announced for October 19 and October 26.

 

Going Dark: The Contemporary Figure at the Edge of Visibility’ at The Guggenheim Museum ~ October 20

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

This large-scale exhibition features a multigenerational, multiracial group of artists who address pressing questions around what it means to be seen, not seen, or erased in society, through formal experimentations with the figure.

 

The Annual LES Arts & Culture Open House ~ October 21-22

This free event, organized by FABnyc hosts a plethora of cultural spaces and events over the two-days. The public is invited to choose their own adventure. Participating organizations include: Saturday Oct 21
Abrons Arts Center | Artists Alliance Inc.Bond Street Theater | Dorill Initiative | Downtown Art | Duo Multicultural Arts Center (DMAC) | Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) | IATI Theater | La MaMa Experimental Theater Club | The Lower Eastside Girls Club | New York Theatre Workshop | The Performance Project @ University Settlement | Printed Matter/St. Mark’s | Rod Rodgers Dance Company | Swiss Institute | Think!Chinatown | The Ukrainian Museum | wild project | WOW Café Theater
Sunday Oct 22
The Clemente Center | The Tenement Museum

 

The Rink at Rockefeller Center Opens for the Season ~ October 21

‘Tis the Season! The Rink at Rock Center will open on October 21st, with offerings like memberships, skating lessons, and skate rentals. Tickets are now on sale.

 

Open House New York: Mount Morris Fire Watchtower ~ October 22

Harlem Fire Watchtower in Marcus Garvey Park

Climb to the top of the historic Harlem Fire Watchtower with One House New York on October 22nd from 1:00 to 2:00pm. This is a Free event in Marcus Garvey Park.

 

‘The Triumph of Death’ at Marinaro ~ October 25

Catalina Ouyang, reliquary corpus (Les Enfants Blanchard, 1937), 2022, Pine, plaster, color pigment, shellac, wood stain, horse hair, shells, epoxy clay, beeswax, 16 x 24 x 24 inches (40.6 x 61 x 61 cm)

Marinaro Gallery will open its doors to ‘The Triumph of Death’, a group exhibition inhabiting Gallery Two. This exhibition interrogates the formalism and material usage of the Renaissance period, as well as delves into the conceptual underpinnings that defined the era. Using Bruegel’s The Triumph of Death as a jumping off point, the works examine how these concepts have evolved into a contemporary context, across intergenerational and multimedia practices.

 

Salmagundi Club Auction ~ October 26

The historic Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, Greenwich Village

The Salmagundi Club Fall Auctions are once again live and in-person. The historic auctions, along with pledges from patron members, brought in enough money to purchase this beautiful building in 1917. The auctions are, and always have been, an integral part of the club as a fundraising effort. Fall Auction dates have been announced for October 19 and October 26.

 

Angelina Gualdoni: Verso della Terra at Asya Geisberg Gallery ~ October 26

Angelina Gualdoni, Queen’s Foray, 2023; Acrylic and oil on canvas; 53h x 42w in/134.62h x 106.68w cm. AG141. Image courtesy of the artist and the gallery.

sya Geisberg Gallery is proud to present Angelina Gualdoni’s fifth solo exhibition, Verso della Terra. Prompted by the artist’s botanical investigations in her preceding show The Physic Garden, the current paintings plunge beneath the ground into the rhizosphere –  the layer of soil where roots grow. Here, the rhizosphere and the mycelium – a network which extends underground among fungal colonies and trees – become metaphors for interconnectedness, a non-hierarchical structure with incredible potency to communicate, provide nutrients, and spur growth.

 

Bryant Park Winter Village ~ October 27

From our archives at Bryant Park Winter Village

Get ready for great holiday shopping, the ice skating rink, bumper cars on ice, the cozy igloos, and a plethora of great food.

 

Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk ~ October 28

Image courtesy Madison Avenue BID

The annual Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk will take place on Saturday,, October 28th from 11am to 5pm. This free event includes all of the participating galleries, attend expert talks led by artists and curators from East 57th to East 86th Street. Have questions? Visit the information tent at Madison Avenue and East 75th Street.

 

Halloween & The 50th Annual Village Halloween Parade ~ October31

My Charles Fazzino ~ Halloween in Greenwich Village (1980s)

From picking your pumpkin to ghost tours, there’s something for everyone of any age throughout all five boroughs. Here are a few suggestions, and we’ll continue to add more as they come in.

 

Still on View:

Richard Avedon: MURALS at The MET on view to October 1, 2023

Richard Avedon, Andy Warhol & member of the Factory, NYC, October 30, 1969. From left: Paul Morrissey, director; Joe Dallesandro, actor; Candy Darling, actress; Eric Emerson, actor; Jay Johnson, actor; tom Hompertz, actor; Gerard Malanga, poet; Viva, actress; Morrissey; Taylor Mead, actor; Brigid Polk, actress, Dallesandro; Andy Warhol, artist.

To celebrate the centennial of Richard Avedon’s birth in 1923, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present a selection of the photographer’s most innovative group portraits in the exhibition Richard Avedon: MURALS, opening January 19, 2023. Although Avedon first earned his reputation as a fashion photographer in the late 1940s, his greatest achievement was his stunning reinvention of the photographic portrait.

 

Sheida Soleimani: Birds of Passage at Denny Gallery on view to October 7, 2023

Sheida Soleimani, Behind the Door,, 2022. Archival pigment print, 40 x 30 in/102 x 76 cm. Edition of 3 plus 2 artist’s proofs. Image courtesy of Denny Gallery.

Birds of Passage marks a shift in scale from the macro to the micropolitical. Upon closer inspection, however, these works speak to Lauren Berlant’s maxim, “the personal is the general.” Drawing upon her signature method of using pops of color and blasts of humor to create engagement with difficult, often overlooked content, Soleimani now asks viewers to attend to the violence and harm that bind individual lives to impersonal structures. In collaborating with her parents, she recasts their life stories as autobiographical images that visceralize the process of becoming an abstraction: citizen, prisoner, fugitive, refugee, immigrant, other. In several photographs, her parents’ faces are hidden or turned away from the lens. More than four decades later, these masks are still necessary to protect them from being identified and targeted by their former homeland.

 

Sanford Biggers: Meet Me on the Equinox Marianne Boesky Gallery on view to October 14, 2023

Sanford Biggers, Sun Goddess (Amaterasu), 2023, Antique quilts, wood, gold leaf, 38 3/8 x 64 1/4 inches, 97.5 x 163.2 x 12.9 cm, (SB.20410), Photo: Lance Brewer. © Sanford Biggers, Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen.

With Meet Me on theEquinox, Biggers examines the points of harmony and discord—material, formal, and conceptual—in his recent Codexand Chimeraworks. Antique quilts—versions of which, according toAmerican folklore, acted as coded signposts on the Underground Railroad—form the heart of the Codex series. Biggers paints, collages, twists, andmolds foundquiltsinto artworks that resonate with major themes of his practice. With the marble Chimera sculptures, Biggers combines elements from traditional African and European masks, busts, and figures to investigate historical depictions of the body—and their associated myths, archetypes, and power dynamics.

 

Underground Images: A History at SVA Chelsea Gallery on view to October 14, 2023

2014: I Am a Work in Progress (B), Clay Patrick McBride (photographer), Anthony P. Rhodes (creative director)

Projections of the “Subway Series” videos, plus historical photographs, original artworks, objects, oral histories and the subway platform reproduction, will offer an expansive and immersive background on one of the most enduring public art projects in the city. From the familiar prompt “Art Is…” which challenged poster artists to define the practice to activist messages and aspirational taglines, these special pieces of the College’s legacy also serve as a touchstone for understanding the often complex times in which they were created.

 

Jim Nutt: Shouldn’t We Be More Careful? at David Nolan Gallery on view to October 14, 2023

Jim Nutt (b. 1938); Untitled, 2022. signed and dated on verso graphite on paper, 15 x 14 in (38.1 x 35.6 cm) (NUTT0697). Image courtesy

David Nolan Gallery is pleased to announcea solo exhibition of 23 recent drawings by Jim Nutt (b. 1938, Pittsfield, Massachusetts; BFA 1967, School of the Art Institute of Chicago), marking the artist’s first show of new work in over a decade. Organized in close collaboration with Nutt, the exhibition showcases the four-decade stylistic culmination of his richly referential, subtly sinister ‘imaginary women’ portraits. The exhibition’s drawings were created between 2022 and 2023.

 

Annette Cords: Delirious Disruption at 1014 on view to October 15, 2023

Cover Image: Call On Me / Say It Softly, Hand-woven Jacquard tapestry, wool & cotton, 53.5 x 40.5 inches, 2022. Courtesy of the artist.

1014’s fall season opens with Delirious Disruptions, a solo exhibition by Annette Cords featuring her Jacquard tapestries, works on paper, and digital prints. Through diverse media and approaches, the artist explores the material culture of the city and the layered messages that coexist, amplify, and void each other in the built environment. Curated by Jill Conner.

 

Michael Rakowitz: The Monument, The Monster and The Maquette at Jane Lombard Gallery on view to October 21, 2023

Michael Rakowitz, American Golem, 2022. Found antiques, paper mache sculpture, granite, wood, metal base, 91 x 91.5 x 63 inches.

Rakowitz’s research-based studio practice is evidenced throughout this body of work, itself titled after a line of etymological inquiry. Scrawled across a mantelpiece at the base of the hybrid sculpture American Golem, the artist notes that “‘Monument’ is derived from the latin verb monere, meaning to remind, advise, warn.

 

These Days at Vito Schnabel Gallery on view to October 21, 2023

Ron Gorchov (1930 – 2020) Spice of Life II, 2017 Oil on linen 71 1/2 x 102 x 14 1/2 inches (181.6 x 259.1 x 36.8 cm) © Ron Gorchov / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Photo by Argenis Apolinario; Courtesy Vito Schnabel Gallery

The title of this new anniversary exhibition – These Days – refers back to a show I presented in 2011 featuring art I was surrounded by at that moment. Today, continuing to pull the threads of that exhibition as well as Incubator, we’ve brought together works by more than twenty artists who have been my fellow travelers and teachers over these past twenty years – artists whose work reflects where we are right now and who excite, enchant, challenge, and amaze us. Here’s to the next twenty!”…….. Vito Schnabel,, September 2023

 

Sahana Ramakrishnan: An Ocean of Time at Fridman Gallery on view to October 21, 2023

Artist, Sahana Ramakrishnan. Image courtesy of the Gallery.

In Ramakrishnan’s worldview, traditional hierarchies are dismantled – predators coexist with prey as equals, men are in the service of women, and humans look to animals for guidance to navigate new environments. Based in part on the artist’s research into Hindu and Norse myths, the paintings depict giant otters, bears, coyotes as larger-than-life sentient beings offering us information on hunting and weather patterns.

 

Ed Clark. The Big Sweep at Hauser & Wirth on view to October 21, 2023

Ed Clark in Paris with his painting ‘Patel Wheel,’ 1989. © The Estate of Ed Clark courtesy the Estate and Hauser & Wirth.

Beginning 7 September, two full floors of Hauser & Wirth’s 22nd Street building in New York will be devoted to ‘The Big Sweep,’ an exhibition covering the six-decade career of pioneering American abstractionist Ed Clark (1926 – 2019). Taking its title from Clark’s dedication to innovative techniques, particularly his revolutionary embrace of the common push broom as a paintbrush, this presentation documents the ways in which Clark pushed the boundaries of abstraction and its conventions beyond expressionism, from his breakthrough introduction of the shaped canvas to his distinctive approach to and impact upon questions of materiality, form and color.

 

Nicolas Party. Swamp at Hauser & Wirth on view to October 21, 2023

Nicolas Party, Portrait with an Eagle, 2023. soft pastel on linen. 150.1 x 110.1 cm/59 1/8 x 43 3/8 in; 156.2 x 116.4 x 9.2 cm/61 1/2 x 45 7/8 x 3 5/8 in (framed) ~ Nicolas Party, Portrait with a Donkey, 2023. Soft pastel on linen. 150 x 110.2 x 3.2 cm/59 x 43 3/8 x 1 1/4 in; 156.2 x 116.4 x 9.2 cm/61 1/2 x 45 7/8 x 3 5/8 in (framed). Photos: Adam Reich. © Nicolas Party, courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.

For his first solo exhibition with Hauser & Wirth in New York City, Nicolas Party will transform the first floor of the gallery’s 22nd Street building. New oil-on-copper paintings, cabinet compositions, signature pastel paintings and two monumental site-specific murals will immerse visitors in Party’s practice, which simultaneously celebrates and challenges longstanding and cherished conventions of representational painting through his uniquely singular, subversive style. 

 

LaurenHalsey: the eastside of south central los angeles hieroglyph prototype architecture (I) in Cantor Roof Garden at The Met on view to October 22, 2023

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that American artist Lauren Halsey has been commissioned to create a site-specific installation for The Met’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden for Spring, 2023. Halsey created a full-scale architectural structure imbued with the collective energy and imagination of the South Central Los Angeles Community where she was born and continues to work. Titled the eastside of south central los angeles hieroglyph prototype architecture (I), the installation is designed to be inhabited by The Met’s visitors, who are able to explore its connections to sources as varied as ancient Egyptian symbolism, 1960s utopian architecture, and contemporary visual expressions like tagging that reflect the ways in which people aspire to make public places their own.

 

Africa Fashion at Brooklyn Museum on view to October 22, 2023

Gouled Ahmed (born Djibouti, 1992). Self Portrait, Addis Foam, Ethiopia, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

Making its North American debut in Brooklyn, the exhibition features over 180 works, including fashion, music, film, visual art, and photography, as well as textiles and jewelry from the Museum’s Arts of Africa collection. The exhibition will open on June 23rd.

 

Njideka Akunyili Crosby: Coming Back to See Through, Again at David Zwirner will be on view to October 28, 2023

Image: Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Ejuna na-aga, ọ kpụlụ nkọlikọ ya; New Haven (Enugu) in New Haven (CT), 2022. © Njideka Akunyili Crosby. Courtesy the artist, Victoria Miro, and David Zwirner

Born in Nigeria, Akunyili Crosby moved to the United States as a teenager in 1999, and her work reflects her hybrid cultural background and experiences. In her methodically layered compositions, Akunyili Crosby combines painted depictions of people, places, and subjects from her life with photographic transfers derived from her personal image archive as well as Nigerian magazines and other mass media sources. The resulting works are visual tapestries that vivify the personal and social dimensions of contemporary life while evocatively expressing the intricacies of African diasporic identity.

 

Zachary Armstrong: New Work at Vito Schnabel Gallery on view through October 28, 2023

Zachary Armstrong, Large Crab, 2023, Encaustic on carved wood, 84 x 106 inches (213.4 x 269.2 cm); © Zachary Armstrong; Photo by Jake Holler; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery.

Vito Schnabel Gallery is pleased to present Zachary Armstrong: New Work,  the gallery’s first exhibition with the Ohio-based artist. Debuting a new body of work that reflects the different aspects of the artist’s inventive multimedium practice, this presentation will feature paintings, sculptural reliefs, and an installation of ceramic lamps and carved wooden sewing machines – a group of objects that introduce the visitor to both Armstrong’s penchant for technical innovation and uninhibited, idiosyncratic evocation of imagination and memory as means of connecting.

 

Rafael (Chafo) Villamil: Caribbean Trilogia del Caribe at Taller Boricua Galleries on view through October 29, 2023

El Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte (Universidad de Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras). In 1961. Image courtesy Taller Boricua

Taller Boricua is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in conjunction with its “Inaugural Fall 2023 Exhibition Season,” with the exclusive NYC exhibit and opening reception of architect and visual artist Rafael (Chafo) Villamil’s “Caribbean Trilogy/Trilogia del Caribe” Friday, September 15, 2023, from 6 to 9 pm. It will be on view at the Taller Boricua Galleries through October 29, 2023.

 

The Boys are Back in Town: Billy Schenck + Greg Miller at JoAnne Artman Gallery on view to October 31, 2023

Billy Schenck, Empty Promises, Oil one Canvas. 33.5 x 33.5 inches, Framed. Image courtesy JoAnne Artman Gallery.

JoAnne Artman Gallery is pleased to present The Boys Are Back in Town, an exhibition of new works by Billy Schenck and Greg Miller. The exhibition serves as an investigative tale told by wanderers, as they roam country roads to discover both self and national identity. Returning to JoAnne Artman Gallery’s New York space in style, the boys are back in town to present their visions of America.

 

Fanny Allié: Shadows in Bella Abzug Park on view through October 2023

His name is ‘David’. He is one of 10 sculptures in Bella Abzug Part created by artist Fanny Allié for this site-specific commission as part of the installation, ‘Shadows.’ Image courtesy of the artist.

The Hudson Yards Hell’s Kitchen Alliance (HYHK) today announces Shadows, an installation of ten new site-specific sculptures created by mixed-media artist Fanny Allié for Bella Abzug Park (542 W 36th St., New York, NY 10018) and inspired by the workers who maintain it. Shadows invites people to experience the park—a picturesque public green space surrounded by urban bustle—in a new way, as a place for compelling, free art.

 

Pierre Soulages: From Midnight to Twilight at Lévy Gorvy Dayan on view to November 4, 2023

IMAGE: Soulages in his studio, 2014 (Vincent Cunillėre). Image courtesy Lévy Gorvy Dayan.

With museum loans from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and others, the exhibition honors the late artist through an extraordinarily academic approach, including a room devoted to documentary materials and historical context, as well as a scholarly publication with an introduction by Alfred Pacquement (co-organizer of Soulages’ 2019-2020 Musée du Louvre exhibition and President of Musée Soulages), and an illustrated comparative chronology by the Centre Pompidou’s Camille Morando, Head of Information and Research on Modern Collections. These materials represent the first posthumous examination of Soulages’ life and legacy, particularly his relationships in New York in the 1950s-60s.

 

BK Adams: Five Miles at Claire Oliver Gallery on view to November 4, 2023

BK Adams, Sul Surrender, Oil on canvas, 2021-22, 60 x 83 x 2 inches/152 x 211 x 4cm. Images courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

he exhibition features 10 large-scale, multimedia artworks that are layered narratives of symbolism, syphers, recurring imagery and text. Adams employs a complex system of references from the natural world such as dried flowers and wax bees alongside recurring characters such as the lion and the blue horse to tell complex biographical and allegorical stories. The exhibition marks the gallery debut for the artist, whose work has already been placed in four institutions since he joined the gallery’s program in early 2023.

 

Exemplary Modern. Sophie Taeuber-Arp with Contemporary Artists at Hauser & Wirth on view to November 4, 2023

Sophie Taeuber-Arp in the planning office for the Aubette, Straßburg, France, 1927. Courtesy Stiftung Arp e.V., Berlin/Rolandswerth and Hauser & Wirth. © Stiftung Arp e.V., Berlin/Rolandswerth / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Photo: unknown

Beginning 6 September, Hauser & Wirth New York will present a special exhibition juxtaposing key works by pioneering early 20th-century Swiss modernist Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943) with works by three contemporary artists—Leonor Antunes, Ellen Lesperance and Nicolas Party. ‘Exemplary Modern. Sophie Taeuber-Arp with Contemporary Artists’ highlights the versatility and enduring legacy of the Swiss avant-garde master. Through the sculptures, works on paper and textile on view, the practices of Antunes, Lesperance and Party resonate with that of Taeuber-Arp, underscoring the diversity and enduring influence of her radical interdisciplinary oeuvre.

 

The Geometry of Modernism: Vintage Photographs at Keith de Lellis Gallery on view to November 4, 2023

Elio Luxardo (Italian-Brazilian, 1908-1969), F.T. Marinetti, 1930, Vintage gelatin silver print. Image courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery.

Included in this exhibition are Paul Woolf, Alfred Stieglitz, Arnost Piker, Paul Strand, Bernard Shea Horne, Charlotte Brooks, Gordon Coster, William Post, Arnold Genthe, Estelle Wolf, Margaret Bourke-White, Underwood & Underwood, Harold Haliday Costain, Walter Westervelt, Elio Luxardo, Marcel Bovis, Jean Moral, George Platt Lynes, George Hoyningen-Huene, Paul Anderson, Thurman Rotan, C. Frankenberger, Ira Wright Martin, Dudley Glanfield, Edward Quigley, Ben Judah Lubschez, Daniel Masclet, Herbert Matter, E.O. Hoppé, Germaine Kroll, Edward Steichen, Antoinette B. Hervey, F.S. Lincoln, Clarence White.

 

Fund for Park Avenue Art Installations on view through November 5, 2023

Willie Cole for The Fund for Park Avenue, July 2023

In addition to the seasonal displays of summer begonias and fall chrysanthemums, The Fund for Park Avenue and its Sculpture Committee are thrilled to announce the simultaneous exhibitions of works by Willie Cole, Raul Mourão and Sophia Vari on Park Avenue. Presented in conjunction with NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks Program and the related galleries, all seventeen pieces can be seen together on the avenue through November 5th, 2023 between 53rd & 70th Streets.

 

Mickalene Thomas Je t’adore at Yancey Richardson on view through November 11, 2023

Mickalene Thomas, November 1977, 2023, dye sublimation prints and rhinestones.

Debuting these new works, Thomas investigates the notion of desire, memory, sexuality, and transformation through images of everyday, familiar Black women positioned and posed as alluring beauties. Thomas was inspired by the exhibition Black Womanhood(2009) and the book The Black Female Body by Deborah Willis and Carla Williams, a photographic history of the fascination of western cultures with the Black body. These two references have informed the artist’s long exploration of the Jet beauties of the month and inspired her personal engagement with an array of familiar, yet anonymous women, simultaneously reflecting on the complexities imposed on the artist’s own body. The exhibition expands upon Thomas’ existing series of collages that reference the status of Jet calendars within the history of African American art while challenging society’s traditional notions of beauty, erotica, and sensuality.

 

Nicholas Galanin: In Every Language There is Land in Brooklyn Bridge Park on view to November 12, 2023

IMAGE CREDITS: Nicholas Galanin. In every language there is Land / En cada lengua hay una Tierra, 2023 Corten steel. Courtesy of the artist and Peter Blum Gallery
Photo: Nicholas Knight, courtesy Public Art Fund, NY. Presented by Public Art Fund at Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York City, May 16 through Fall 2023.

On May 16, 2023, Public Art Fund will debut In every language there is Land / En cada lengua hay una Tierra, a monumental corten steel sculpture by artist Nicholas Galanin. The artist’s first public artwork in New York City, this new 30-foot tall sculpture combines references to the US/Mexico border wall and Pop Art, serving as a point of focus to consider the legacy of colonization and its impact on migration and our relationships with Land across generations, cultures, and communities. In every language there is Land / En cada lengua hay una Tierra questions the concept of border walls, which are designed to cut across land and water, restricting access to the migratory routes necessary for various life forms.

 

Mathias Gmachl: Echoes on Broadway in The Garment District on view through November 13, 2023

Echoes – A Voice from Uncharted Waters, created by Mathias Gmachl, a co-production of Quartier des spectacles Partnership (Canada) MuseumsQuartier Wien (Austria) and the LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura (Switzerland). Photo credit: Vivien Gaumand

A monumental, majestic steel whale will grace Broadway in the heart of Midtown Manhattan in the Garment District, as the Garment District Alliance will unveil its latest interactive public art display titled Echoes – A Voice from Uncharted Waters on Thursday (9/14). With its captivating sound and light effects, the 55-foot-long installation invites viewers to reflect on the impact of everyday activities on nature and the environment. Located on the Broadway plazas in the Garment District between 38th and 39th Streets, Echoes – A Voice from Unchartered Waters is free and will be available to the public through November 13.

 

Mark Podwal: A Collage of Customs at The Museum at Eldridge Street on view through November 19, 2023

Image courtesy of the artist and Museum at Eldridge Street

A Collage of Customs features Podwal’s inventive interpretations of woodcuts from the 16th-century Sefer Minhagim (Book of Customs). The works combine lighthearted, imaginative whimsy with insightful commentary on Jewish customs and history. His work not only injects a sense of playfulness into religious objects and practices, but also invites deeper contemplation and appreciation of their significance. Through his art and accompanying text, Podwal offers a nuanced and thought-provoking exploration of Jewish culture. The exhibition is on loan from the Skirball Museum at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

Felipe Baeza: Unruly forms on view at the JCDeaux Bus Shelters Citywide to November 19, 2023

Artist Felipe Baeza. Image courtesy Public Art Fund.

Opening on August 9, Public Art Fund will present Unruly Forms, a series of eight new and recent paintings by Felipe Baeza. These artworks will be displayed on over 400 JCDecaux bus shelters and street furniture across New York, Chicago, and Boston in the United States, as well as in Mexico City, León, and Querétaro in Mexico. The exhibition will mark Public Art Fund’s first exhibition in Mexico, as well as the artist’s first public art exhibition in Chicago, Boston, and Mexico.

 

Phyllida Barlow: PRANK in City Hall Park on view through November 26, 2023

Phyllida Barlow “PRANK: mimic”; 2022/23 2022-23 Corten steel, fiberglass, lacquer © Phyllida Barlow Courtesy Hauser & Wirth Photo: Flip Wolak, courtesy Public Art Fund, NY Artwork a part of “Phyllida Barlow: PRANK”, presented by Public Art Fund in City Hall Park, New York City, June 6, 2023-November 26, 2023.

On June 6, 2023, Public Art Fund will debut PRANK, the late British artist Phyllida Barlow’s final series of large-scale freestanding sculptures. This exhibition of seven new steel and fiberglass sculptures in City Hall Park offers the opportunity to experience her rich artistic legacy in the public sphere. As Barlow’s first series of outdoor sculptures made from robust long-lasting materials, PRANK marks a notable departure from the artist’s typical use of materials suitable for indoor display, extending her highly influential practice into the realm of public art.

 

Marking Time: Art in the Age of Incarceration at The Schomburg Center on view through December 4, 2023

Marking Time. Ronnie Goodman, Courtesy of William James Association.

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is the current destination for the acclaimed exhibition, Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration curated by Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood ~ previously on view at MoMA PS1 in 2020.

Documenting the work of more than 30 artists, including people in prisons, formerly incarcerated artists, and work by non-incarcerated artists concerned with state repression, the exhibition will be on view throughout the historic research library. Marking Time will be on view through December 4, 2023, with all three galleries on view, an artist talk, and a performance.

 

‘What Models Make Worlds: Critical Imaginaries of AI’ at Ford Foundation Gallery on view to December 9, 2023

Morehshin Allahyari, ماه طلعت / Moon-Faced (detail), 2022, monitor, mirror frame, video. Courtesy of the artist.

In computer science, algorithmic models are used to forecast and visualize prospective futures. Beyond recent large language models (ChatGPT) and image generators (DALL-E, Midjourney), modeling is also used in predictive policing, judicial risk assessment, automated hiring, and elsewhere. These models structure our present, projecting worlds marked by radically asymmetrical power distributions. Invoking the various meanings of “modeling,” the exhibition assembles the work of artists who map the limits of our current algorithmic imaginaries and move beyond them in acts of critical world building.

 

Carole Feuerman: Sea Idylls on Park Avenue on view to December 10, 2023

Carole A. Feuerman, Justice

Patrons of Park Avenue (POPA) have made a big splash with its second art installation along the Park Avenue divide from 34th Street to 38th Street in Murray Hill. Carole A. Feuerman: Sea Idylls ~ a Monumental Exhibition of nine sculptures will be on view to December 10, 2023. Artist Carole A. Feuerman and Galeries Bartoux will hold a formal unveiling/ribbon cutting on Thursday, April 27th at 4pm at 38th Street and Park Avenue.

In addition, Carole Feuerman: Sea Idylls, a solo exhibition is on view at Galleries Bartoux, 104 Central Park South, NYC. An Opening Reception for this exhibition will be held on April 27th at 6:30pm.

 

My Neighbors Garden by Sheila Pepe in Madison Square Park on view through December 10, 2023

Sheila Pepe: My Neighbor’s Garden unveiled in Madison Square Park

Convening groups of novice and advanced crocheters, artist Sheila Pepe will create her first outdoor exhibition commissioned by Madison Square Park Conservancy and opening on June 26. In My Neighbor’s Garden, Pepe upends a traditional American nineteenth-century urban park layout with a twenty-first century temporary installation that brings color, unexpected materials, and optimism outdoors. Pepe, a feminist and queer artist whose elaborate web-like structures summon and critique conventional women’s craft practice, uses crochet to transform contemporary sculpture.

Art for the Millions: American Culture and Politics in the 1930s at The Met on view to December 10, 2023

Image: Elizabeth Olds (American, 1896–1991). Miner Joe, 1942. Screenprint. 16 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. (41.9 x 31.1 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum Accession, transferred from the Lending Library Collection (64.500.1) © The Estate of Elizabeth Olds

The 1930s was a decade of political and social upheaval in the United States, and the art and visual culture of the time reflected the unsettled environment. Americans searched for their cultural identity during the Great Depression, a period marked by divisive politics, threats to democracy, and intensified social activism, including a powerful labor movement. Featuring more than 100 works from The Met collection and several lenders, Art for the Millions: American Culture and Politics in the 1930s explores how artists expressed political messages and ideologies through a range of media, from paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs to film, dance, decorative arts, fashion, and ephemera. Highlights include paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe, Charles Sheeler, and Stuart Davis; prints by Elizabeth Olds, Dox Thrash, and Riva Helfond; photographs by Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange; footage of Martha Graham’s dance Frontier; and more.

 

Louise Bourgeois. Once there was a mother at Hauser & Wirth Editions on view to December 23, 2023

From L-R: Louise Bourgeois, the Passage, 2007. Digital print on fabric with fabric collage Unique variant. 129.5 x 96.5 x 5.1 cm/51 x 38 x 2 in. © The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. courtesy The Easton Foundation and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Christopher Burke.
Louise Bourgeois, The Fragile, 2007. Digital prints on fabric, some with dye additions, suite of 36 Ed. 7/7 + 3 APs. Each: 29.2 x 24.1 cm/11 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. © The Easton Foundation/ Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Courtesy The Easton Foundation and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Sarah Muehlbauer.

Hauser & Wirth is pleased to announce that the gallery will inaugurate its new dedicated space for Hauser & Wirth Editions with ‘Once there was a mother,’ a solo presentation of important and little-seen works by Louise Bourgeois (1911– 2010). Celebrated for large-scale sculpture and installation art, Bourgeois was also an inventive and prolific printmaker, especially during the last decade of her life. Centered around one of her most powerful themes––motherhood and maternity––the exhibition places Bourgeois’s printed works in relation to sculptures and drawings to highlight the essential role printmaking played within her multifaceted practice. It is the first show to focus on Bourgeois’s prints since the 2017-18 MoMA exhibition, ‘Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait,’ curated by Deborah Wye, who is also the editor of the online catalogue raisonné of Bourgeois’s prints and books.

Vulnerable Landscapes at Staten Island Museum on view to December 30, 2023

Vulnerable Landscapes at Staten Island Museum

Vulnerable Landscapes, now on view at the Staten Island Museum, is an interdisciplinary exhibition that centers the shorelines at the forefront of climate change in one of New York City’s most vulnerable landscapes: Staten Island.

The exhibition, which opened on Earth Day, explores Staten Island’s unique challenges due to its geography and history, with industry and community concentrated where water meets ground. Vulnerable Landscapes circumnavigates Staten Island illuminating the past to shed light on the future.

 

The Met’s Great Hall will Display Ancient Maya Stone Monuments from Republic of Guatemala until 2024

Portrait of a queen regent trampling a captive (Stela 24) Estela 24 de Naranjo-Sa’al, Petén, Guatemala MUNAE 15213 Registro 1.1.1.11100 Cortesía Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes de Guatemala © Archivo Digital MUNAE

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.

 

Ruth Asawa Through Line at The Whitney on view to January, 2024

Ruth Asawa, Untitled (BMC.59, Meander – Straight Lines), c. 1948. Ink on paper, 7 7/8 × 13 1/2 in. (20 × 34.3 cm). Private collection. Artwork © 2023 Ruth Asawa Lanier, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy David Zwirner

Ruth Asawa Through Line, opening at the Whitney Museum of American Art on September 16, 2023, spotlights the work of groundbreaking artist Ruth Asawa (1926–2013). Known broadly for her rhythmic looped-wire sculptures, Asawa dedicated herself to daily drawing exercises, which served as the connective tissue―or through line―of her creative process and fueled her commitment to art. Through drawing, Asawa explored her surroundings and turned everyday encounters into moments of profound beauty, endowing ordinary objects with new aesthetic possibilities.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 November!