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

 

 

 

Image courtesy Théâtre de la Dame de Coeur

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

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

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Celebrate Black History with a Sunday Afternoon at Elmendorf

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

Please RSVP for the reception:  CityloreandAddressesProject.eventbrite.com 

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

‘Five Elements: Bill Pangburn’s Rivers’ to Open at ARTEGO Gallery

 

 

 

Bill Pangburn, Untitled, Color, 2010, watercolor and gouache, 66.5 x 52.5 in. Image courtesy of the Artist and ARTEGO Gallery.

ARTEGO Gallery is pleased to announce the forthcoming exhibition, “Five Elements: Bill Pangburn’s Rivers,” featuring the exceptional works of highly accomplished artist Bill Pangburn. For over two decades, Pangburn has dedicated his career to the singular theme of rivers and water, employing various mediums such as meticulous woodblock prints, authentic Eastern ink paintings, and expressive oil and acrylic paintings on paper and canvas. This captivating showcase, curated by Soojung Hyun, will grace the gallery from March 1 to March 30, 2024.

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The Vision & Art Project’s Tenth Anniversary Benefit Exhibition, ‘What Was Once Familiar’ at The National Arts Club

 

 

 

erge Hollerbach, Hanging Out, date unknown. Tempera on paper, 38½ x 26½ inches. Contributed by Drew Saunders / Newman & Saunders Galleries.

In celebration of The Vision & Art Project’s 10th anniversary, a special benefit exhibition will be held at the National Arts Club in New York. What Was Once Familiar: The Vision & Art Project’s Tenth Anniversary Benefit Exhibition will be on view from March 20 until April 26, 2024, with a cocktail reception to be held on Thursday April 4, 6-8pm.

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DUO, A Group Exhibition Curated by Raul Barquet to Open at Harman Projects

 

 

 

Zebu, Untitled (Plant), 2021. Image courtesy of the Artist and Harman Projects

It’s a long-held belief that artists work in solitude, but the truth is art is rarely, if ever created in a vacuum. Focusing on artists who choose to create their work in tandem, DUO at Harman Projects features a global array of artist duos, emphasizing how collaboration shapes contemporary art practices. Encompassing a number of relationships, from partners to twins, and stylistic influences, from Spanish street art to German design, the artist pairs in DUO complicate the widespread idea of lone artistic genius.

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‘Speak Up! Women Art & Social Justice’ to Open at Basin Gallery, Red Hook

 

 

 

Image courtesy Connie Lee, Founder/President, Art Lives Here, Inc.

“Speak Up! Women Art & Social Justice” is a four person exhibition running from March 8 through April 21, 2024 at Basin Gallery & Studios in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Guest curated by artist/ curator Valeri Larko, this mixed media show features original artwork from: Rodriguez Calero , Airco Caravan, Daina Higgins and Arlene Rush. This show addresses women’s rights, as well as other social justice issues. All of the artists in this exhibition have been making important art for decades. They say the “future is female”, but with so many countries backsliding on women’s rights and other human rights, it is important to listen to these powerful women’s voices.

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Ford Foundation Gallery Presents ‘Cantando Bajito: Testimonies’ in March

 

 

 

Credit Line: Leonilda González, Novias revolucionarias I (Revolutionary brides I), 1968.
Courtesy of Ministerio de Educación y Cultura Uruguay. Photo by Sebastian Bach.

Translated into English as “singing softly,” the exhibition series title is drawn from a phrase used by Dora María Téllez Argüello, a now-liberated Nicaraguan political prisoner, to describe the singing exercises she did while she was incarcerated in isolation. Helping her to conserve her voice and defeat the political terror she endured, Téllez’s quiet singing became a powerful strategy for survival and resistance. Conceived in three movements, Cantando Bajito features artists who explore similar forms of creative resistance in the wake of widespread gender-based violence.

The exhibition is curated by Isis Awad, Roxana Fabius, and Beya Othmani ~ and will be on view from March 5 to May 4, 2024. An Opening Reception will be held on March 5th from 5-7pm with RSVP.

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PBS American Masters Shorts Launches the Documentary ‘Searching for Augusta Savage’ Tonight

 

 

 

Animation of the creation of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” Augusta Savage’s 16-foot sculpture for the 1939 World’s Fair. Credit: TMVRTX Studio for Audacious Women Productions

Searching for Augusta Savage, a 22-minute film that tells the story of an inspiring and enterprising artist, who in the 1920s and 30s, created a pipeline of creative opportunities for Black artists, will kick off American Masters Shorts, a new digital series from PBS’ flagship biography series, American Masters. Narrated by art historian and curator Jeffreen M. Hayes, Ph.D. (traveling exhibit and book, Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman), with Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black; The Glorias, The Equalizer) providing dramatic readings of the words of Augusta Savage, Searching for Augusta Savage premieres Thursday, February 15 on American Masters YouTube channel, PBS and the PBS App.

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Newark’s Women & Their Essential Role on Full Display in the Multi-Facade Mural ‘The Golden Life’ by Armisey Smith + Rachel Fawn Alban

 

 

 

The Golden Life ~ Portraits of Denise Toney, Antoinette Ellis-Williams, and Tamia Thomas. Photo credit: Rachel Fawn Alban

Project for Empty Space, in collaboration with the City of Newark’s Division of Arts and Culture, created by Newark-based artists Armisey Smith and Rachel Fawn Alban, has transformed the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and Interstate 280 off-ramp in Newark, New Jersey and presenting their latest mural titled “The Golden Life”. This came together after the two creatives hosted a free art making workshop in the spring of 2023 that invited women and girls of all ages to participate in the creation of the artwork.

When our friend, Rachel Fawn Alban told us about this project, we couldn’t resist a leap across the Hudson for a view of The Golden Life, just in time for Women’s History Month.

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With Themes of Remembrance, Resilience, and Renewal, ‘Snowdrops’ to Open at Fridman Gallery in March

 

 

 

Debra Cartwright, Untethered, 2022, Oil on Canvas, 48 x 48 in. Image courtesy of the artist and Fridman Gallery

Snowdrops is a multidisciplinary exhibition highlighting the work of six contemporary artists dealing with themes of remembrance, resilience, and renewal. The exhibition will open on March 13th, with an Opening Reception from 6-8pm.

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MOFAD Exhibiting The Legacy Quilt at Pier 57 throughout Black History Month

 

 

 

The Legacy Quilt. Image courtesy MOFAD

The Museum of Food and Drink’s (MOFAD) ‘The Legacy Quilt’ will be one display at Pier 57 in Chelsea throughout Black History Month. Standing at 14 feet tall and nearly 30 feet wide, The Legacy Quilt is a handmade quilt that honors the countless African American food and drink producers who have laid the foundation for American cuisine. Hoping we can run something on this as part of ways New Yorkers and visitors can celebrate Black History Month in New York City.

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Art Students League to Host ‘Figuring It Out: The Black Body by Global Black Artists, 2010-2020’ a Lecture with Curator, Lowery Stokes Sims

 

 

 

Ficre Ghebreyesus, Red Room, c. 2002-07, Acrylic on canvas, 84 × 72in. Courtesy of The Baltimore Museum of Art. Purchased with exchange funds from the Pearlstone Family Fund and partial gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. © The Estate of Ficre Ghebreyesus. Courtesy of Galerie Lelong & Co.

Join Curator and Art Historian, Lowery Stokes Sims, former Executive Director and President of the Studio Museum in Harlem, for the upcoming lecture ‘Figuring It Out: The Black Body by Global Black Artists, 2010-2020’ at the Art Students League on Thursday, February 29th.

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Fund for Park Avenue to Unveil Jorge Otero-Pailos ‘Analogue Sites’ in March, 2024

 

 

 

Jorge Otero-Pailos, Analogue Sites. Image courtesy of the artist and the Fund for Park Avenue

Fund for Park Avenue will unveil two public art exhibitions along the Park Avenue median. Traces in Order to Remember by artist Jorge Otero-Pailos were originally placed at the former U.S. Embassy in Oslo ~ a Saarinen-designed landmark. The sculpture pieces have been relocated and will be on view mid-March, 2024, running concurrently with Betsabeé Romero: Traces in Order to Remember along the Park Avenue median.

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Fund for Park Avenue to Unveil ‘Betsabeé Romero: Traces in Order to Remember’ in March, 2024

 

 

 

Betsabeé Romero, Rubber and Feathered Snakes on 83rd Street. Image courtesy of the artist and Fund for Park Avenue

Fund for Park Avenue will unveil artworks by two artists along the Park Avenue median. Betsabeé Romero: Traces in Order to Remember, is a series of five sculptures between 80th and 84th Streets, on view in mid-March, 2024. This installation will run concurrently with Jorge Otero-Pailos: Analogue Sites.

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The 2024 Affordable Art Fair NYC set for March 20th ~ 24th

 

 

 

 

Elle Groux, Healing Circle Fiery, 2024, Oil pastel on paper, Booth A14

The Affordable Art Fair NYC is pleased to announce the release of its full exhibitor list for the upcoming 37th edition, set to take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion from March 20th to 24th, 2024. Showcasing a diverse range of over 75 galleries from across New York City and around the globe, with pieces priced between $100 and $12,000, the biannual art event offers an accessible entry point into the world of art collecting.

Early Bird Tickets Here

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‘Rose B. Simpson: Seed’ Unveils in Madison Square Park in April

 

 

 

Preparatory sketch of Rose B. Simpson’s site-specific commission for Madison Square Park Conservancy, Seed. Courtesy of the artist and Madison Square Park Conservancy

This spring, artist Rose B. Simpson (b. 1983, Santa Clara Pueblo) convenes gatherings of large-scale bronze and steel figures on the grounds of Madison Square Park and Inwood Hill Park for a major new site-responsive commission that evokes our connections to the land and to one another across time. Commissioned by Madison Square Park Conservancy as part of the milestone 20th anniversary of its public art program, Simpson’s outdoor exhibition Seed features nine towering sculptural sentinels sited between the two parks, marking the Conservancy’s first collaboration with another New York City public park. Drawing from Simpson’s own background, the history of Manhattan Island and the Lenape people, and the human experiences that tie us all together, Seed is both personal and collective. Seed is on view at Madison Square Park and Inwood Hill Park from April 11 through September 22, 2024, and will be accompanied by a series of public programs and activations.

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The Guggenheim Presents By Way Of: Material and Motion in the Guggenheim Collection, Unveiling in March

 

 

 

Mark Bradford, Daddy Daddy Daddy, 2001. Mixed media on canvas, 71 3/4 x 83 3/4 x 3 1/16 in. (182.2 x 212.7 x 7.8 cm) Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Purchased with funds contributed ty the Young Collectors Council 2001. 72 © Mark Bradford. Photo: David Heald © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York.

One of the most salient features of modern and contemporary art is the tendency, and desire, to abandon traditional creative practice, enacting both literal and figurative experimentations beyond the studio. Opening on March 15, 2024, the Guggenheim Museum will present By Way Of: Material and Motion in the Guggenheim Collection, an exhibition that will examine artists on the move, demonstrating how saturated contemporary art has become with extramural modes of thinking and working. Spanning the 1960s to the present day, the exhibition will offer a suite of artworks from the museum’s permanent collection and is particularly inspired by the D.Daskalopoulos Collection Gift.

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The Whitney Biennial 2024: Even Better Than the Real Thing Set to Open March 20th

 

 

 

Whitney Biennial 2024: Even Better Than the Real Thing

The Whitney Museum of American Art announces that 69 artists and 2 collectives will participate in Whitney Biennial 2024: Even Better Than the Real Thing. Opening March 20, this is the 81st edition of the Museum’s landmark exhibition series, the longest-running survey of American art. A presentation of the most relevant art and ideas of our time, the artists featured in the Whitney Biennial showcase work across most of the Museum’s gallery space as well as through a robust series of film and performance programs available at the Museum and online. Co-organized by two Whitney curators, Chrissie Iles and Meg Onli, the Biennial presents the work of contemporary artists working across media and disciplines, representing evolving notions of American art.

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Joan Jonas: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral to Open at The Drawing Center in March

 

 

 

Joan Jonas, Untitled, 2015. Ink, 22.4 x30 in (57 x 76.2 cm). Courtesy of the artist. Photo credit: Pier Le Hors. Image courtesy of The Drawing Center.

The Drawing Center will present the first major drawing retrospective of Joan Jonas, one of the most experimental and significant voices in American art of the postwar period. Although Jonas’s work has received critical attention and acclaim over the past few decades, her voluminous drawing oeuvre, which constitutes the backbone of her video, performance, and sculpture practices, has never been surveyed. This exhibition will be a definitive look at the integral place of drawing in the career of this pioneering feminist artist. The exhibition is organized by Laura Hoptman, The Drawing Center’s Executive Director, working in close collaboration with the SoHo-based artist. Animal, Vegetable, Mineral will occupy the entirety of The Drawing Center’s gallery spaces and will feature more than three hundred individual drawings dating from the 1960s to the present as well as a recent drawing environment that will be presented in the United States for the first time. On view beginning March 6th.

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GODZILLA: Echoes From the 1990s Asian American Arts Network at Eric Firestone Gallery

 

 

 

Hung Liu, Cookie Queen, 1994, oil on shaped canvas, 67 x 48 in., 170.2 x 121.9 cm (HUNGL001). Image courtesy of the artist and Eric Firestone Gallery

Eric Firestone Gallery is pleased to announce a major exhibition exploring the history of Godzilla Asian American Arts Network, which was active in the 1990s. The exhibition will showcase the work of individual artists involved with the network at the time. Spanning two gallery spaces, the show includes established artists and also amplifies the voices of artists who have not been centered in the canon, and who made their careers showing in alternative spaces.

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The 8th Annual Love Rocks NYC Benefiting God’s Love We Deliver Set for March 7th

 

 

 

Get ready for the 8th annual Love Rocks NYC on March 7, 2024, benefiting God’s Love We Deliver. Presale tickets available beginning 10am on February 8th.
Hosted by the legendary Conan O’Brien, Tracy Morgan, and Jim Gaffigan, NY’s hottest event will feature an amazing lineup presented by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Get ready to rock and roll with The Black Keys, Hozier, Nile Rodgers, Tom Morello, Don Felder, Bettye LaVette, Joss Stone, Allison Russell, Emily King, Marcus King, Lucius, Larkin Poe, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews & Orleans Avenue, Luke Spiller, Quinn Sullivan, Bernie Williams and more to be announced!

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‘Hellen van Meene: The Dissolve’ to Open at Yancey Richardson

 

 

 

Hellen van Meene, Untitled #503, 2018. Chromogenic print 16 x 16 inches, Edition. Image courtesy of the Artist and Yancey Richardson.

One of the most influential international photographers of her generation, Hellen van Meene is known for her intimate color portraits of adolescent girls and young women inspired by traditions of classical painting. An exhibition of recent work, Hellen van Meene: The Dissolve will be on view at Yancey Richardson from February 22 through March 30, 2024, with the majority of the photographs on view in New York for the first time. A reception with the artist will be held on Thursday, February 22, from 6-8 p.m.

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‘Tu Hongtao: Beyond Babel’ to Open at Lévy Gorvy Dayan

 

 

 

Artist Tu Hongtao i front of ‘The Corrupted Garden of Eden’ 2020-2023.  Image courtesy Tu Hongtao Studio.

Lévy Gorvy Dayan is pleased to announce the first New York exhibition with Chinese painter Tu Hongtao, opening February 22, 2024, at 19 East 64th Street. Tu Hongtao: Beyond Babel presents sweeping compositions in sumptuous hues that advance the artist’s use of abstraction as a means to engage with memory, landscape, and society, as well as art history, theory, and poetry.

Introducing more than thirty new works, the exhibition unveils significant developments in Tu’s practice since his first exhibition in 2020 with the gallery in Hong Kong.

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Powerful Documentary ‘The Niagara Movement: The Early Battle for Civil Rights’ On THIRTEEN During Black History Month

 

 

 

 

The Niagara Movement. Credit: Courtesy of WNED Buffalo Toronto Public Media

The WNED PBS original The Niagara Movement: The Early Battle for Civil Rights, an engrossing documentary capturing the conflict between three national Black leaders at the turn of the 20th century over the pathway to Black liberation, will premiere during Black History Month on Thursday, February 15, at 10 p.m. EST on THIRTEEN. Directed by Emmy® Award-winning and two-time Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Lawrence R. Hott, the film shines a spotlight on the fight pitting sociologist W.E.B Du Bois and Boston newspaper publisher William Monroe Trotter against educator and orator Booker T. Washington, then the de facto leader of Black America. The Niagara Movement will also be distributed to public television stations around the country by American Public Television beginning February 1.

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Salon 94 Unveils the Exhibition ‘Desert + Coast: Seven Elder Aboriginal Painters’

 

 

 

Installation view, Desert + Coast: Seven Elder Aboriginal Painters, 2024. The Wood Room, Nongirrna Marawili. Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94. Photo: Elisabeth Bernstein

Spanning Salon 94’s landmark 3 East 89th Street building, Desert + Coast: Seven Elder Aboriginal Painters presents works by seven renowned senior women artists from Australia. From the deserts, Pitjantjatjara women Betty Muffler and Maringka Burton work from—and heal—the arid, sun-scorched Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankuntjatjarra (APY) Lands, while Pintupi artists Mantua Nangala and Yukultji Napangati paint stories belonging to women in the remote communities where they live and work. By contrast, the rich traditions and coastal landscapes of northern Arnhem Land are reflected in the colorful, expressive paintings of Yolŋu artists Dhambit Munuŋgurr and Noŋgirrŋa Marawili on eucalyptus bark and board, while Kaiadilt artist Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori feverishly painted her relationship to her traditional home of Bentinck Island in an unprecedented outburst of creative energy and aesthetic reconfiguration.

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Workers Circle for Kleztronica & Chaia to Perform at Silvana Harlem February 17th

 

 

 

Chaia. Image courtesy of the artist.

Join the Workers Circle for Kleztronica, a performance from Chaia of amazing electronic Klezmer Music like you’ve never heard before! This event is FREE to attend. Grab your friends and join us at Silvana (300 W 116th St) in Harlem on Saturday, February 17, from 8:00-10:00 PM. You won’t want to miss this incredible night of music and fun.

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The James Beard Foundation to Host Taste NYC at Market 57 on February 27th

 

 

 

Pier 57 (3.29) 22 © Theo & Lotte, Courtesy of Jamestown LP

The James Beard Foundation® announces Taste America will return to New York City with an exciting walk-around tasting on February 27 at Pier 57’s Market 57 food hall. Presented by Capital One, the national Taste America culinary series celebrates the local independent restaurants at the heart of our communities, bringing together chefs and food lovers for unique culinary experiences in 20 cities across the United States. Through a “TasteTwenty” cohort of chef teams—the series also spotlights culinary talent who are uniquely leading the industry forward.

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Polar Bear Paint ~ Created by Human Connection Arts to Take Place in February

 

 

 

Human Connection Arts

30+ brave souls will get body painted by a talented group of HCA artists at an indoor studio in Greenwich Village. Then all will march several blocks to Washington Square Park for a quick photo shoot!

-All participants receive signed print of group shot
-Depending on weather, models can wear a robe, etc during the march
-Lunch, snacks and drinks available during the painting
-Return to the studio for a short hang or leave directly from WSP

Polar Bear Paint will take place on February 24th from Noon to 4:00pm. Fill out an application to participate Here. Follow Human Connection Arts & this Event Here.

Artist Sui Park Brings ‘City Ecology’ to Bella Abzug Park

 

 

 

Sui Park: City Ecology in Bella Abzug Park. Photo credit: Gabby Jones

On view now in Bella Abzug Park, City Ecology by NY-based artist Sui Park is an installation of 32 site-specific sculptures commissioned by the Hudson Yards Hell’s Kitchen Alliance (HYHK). For this exhibition, Park gives texture and shape to the colorful stories, dynamic relationships, and complex patterns of connection that she observes within New York City and amongst its residents, and she places those forms within the landscape of a public green space. The sculptures are carefully constructed using cable ties, an inexpensive and mass-produced industrial material. When woven together, Park creates seemingly organic, biomorphic shapes that both complement and contrast with the natural environment. She arranges them in clusters within Bella Abzug Park.

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Alexander Klingspor Brings ‘NYC Legend’ to Union Square Park

 

 

 

Artist Alexander Klingspor: NYC Legend. Image courtesy union squarenyc.org

An urban myth came to life in Union Square Park today with the unveiling of public art installation, “N.Y.C Legend.” The bronze sculpture by Swedish artist Alexander Klingspor, in collaboration with Mollbrinks Gallery, features a life-sized alligator on the back of a manhole cover lid, drawing on the century-old myth of sewer alligators inhabiting the underbelly of New York City. The installation will be on display to June 2024.

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The Rubin Museum of Art to Close its Doors in Fall 2024 to Become a Museum Without Walls

 

 

 

The Rubin Museum of Art announced today that as they embark on their 20 anniversary year, they will be taking a new direction, closing the West 17th Street building this fall to become a museum without walls. This ambitious global program is designed to bring awareness and understanding of Himalayann art to more people by partnering with artists and communities around the world.

We look forward to following.

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‘Red Envelope Show’ curated by Grumpy Bert to Open at Harman Projects on February 10th

 

 

 

Symbolizing good luck and prosperity, the exchange of red envelopes is a beloved Lunar New Year tradition present in even the oldest stories about this celebration. To ring in the year of the dragon, Harman Projects is excited to host the 9th annual Red Envelope Show curated by Grumpy Bert. In the spirit of sharing this New Year’s practice widely, the exhibition features works from over 100 artists from around the world who work in a variety of mediums spanning ink, marker, pencil, gouache, acrylic, and even rocks. From hair-rising dragons to “chonky” dragons to Dragon Ball, each artist uses the red paper envelope to share something inventive and certainly fortunate. 

Red Envelope Show opens February 10th at 54 Ludlow street with a reception 6-8 pm, many of the artists will be in attendance. A Lion Dance will take place outside the gallery at 6:30 pm. 

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

 

 

 

Steve McCurry, Procession of Nuns. Image courtesy of Cavalier Gallery. Exhibition opening February 8th.

Take the chill out of winter by enjoying a plethora of Valentine’s Day events and installations from Ice Sculptures to renewing vows. Celebrate Black History Month, the annual Loser Family Day at the Rubin Museum of Art, and the Orchid Show at New York Botanical Garden. Take it indoors with gallery openings and film showings, including The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism at The Met, Harold Cohen: AARON at The Whitney, Laurie Anderson at The Rubin + a lot more.

Here are a few suggestions for the month of February.

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Villa Albertine & Centre Pompidou Launch ‘Night of Ideas’ in Jersey City, March 1st

 

 

 

 

Villa Albertine, Night of Ideas. Photo credit: Elizabeth Leitzell

Villa Albertine, Centre Pompidou, and Hudson County Community College (HCCC), with the support of the City of Jersey City, today announced the Night of Ideas, to be presented at HCCC on March 1, 2024 from 6pm to 1am. For the first time, this free and open-to-all event comes to Jersey City, one of the fastest growing and most diverse urban centers in the US, as well as the future home of the Centre Pompidou’s first American branch. Interactive, celebratory, and content-rich, the Night of Ideas invites thought leaders and the public to engage together around major global issues through a festival of debate, performances, readings, and more. 

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Made in Harlem: The Lafargue Clinic Remixed Film Series at Maysles Documentary Center

 

 

 

The Lafargue Mental Health Clinic, housed in two rooms of the parish house basement at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Harlem, was open from 1946 to 1958. Named for the French Marxist physician, Paul Lafargue, it was conceived by German-American psychiatrist Fredric Wertham, whose focus was on the dire state of mental health services in the Black community in New York.

The Lafargue Clinic was the first of its kind in Harlem – a pay-as-you-wish, anti-racist mental health clinic. It pioneered a form of social medicine that linked patients’ medical needs with the struggle for housing and economic justice.

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Masterworks: From Bonnard to Barceló at Acquavella Galleries

 

 

 

Installation view of Masterworks: From Bonnard to Barceló, on view at Acquavella Galleries in New York, Winter 2024. Left to right: Pablo Picasso, Buste de femme nue (Paris, autumn/winter 1906); Francis Bacon, Study for a Portrait of John Edwards (1986); Henri Laurens, La Lune (1946); Edouard Vuillard, Autoportrait dans un miroir (c. 1887-88); Camille Pissarro, Le relais de poste sur la route de Versailles, Louveciennes (1871); Pablo Picasso, Le peintre et son modele dans un paysage (1963).

Acquavella Galleries opened its doors to Masterworks: From Bonnard to Barceló. a group exhibition of modern and contemporary artworks. Open through March 29, 2024, the exhibition’s featured artists include Francis Bacon, Miquel Barceló, Pierre Bonnard, Louise Bourgeois, Edgar Degas, Willem de Kooning, Jean Dubuffet, Lucio Fontana, Lucian Freud, Jasper Johns, Henri Laurens, Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro, Jackson Pollock, Ed Ruscha, Wayne Thiebaud, and Édouard Vuillard.

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The Annual Black and White Exhibition Opens at Salmagundi Club

 

 

 

Jeffrey Friedkin (RA 2016): Doyens at night, 2024. Image courtesy of the artist and Salmagundi Club

The Salmagundi Club is proud to announce its historic Annual black and white exhibition. This show is a juried members’ exhibition of black and white or monochromatic sepia drawings, graphics, photographs, paintings, and sculpture by artist members.

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Save the Date for a Solar Eclipse Viewing & Celebration to Take Place in April at The Green-Wood Cemetery

 

 

 

The next Solar Eclipse, Monday, April 8, 2024. Spot the diamond ring! © Stockphoto.com/drial7m1 via timeanddate.com

On April 8, 2024, The Green-Wood Cemetery will be the place to be for a once-in-a-lifetime experience: a giant viewing party to witness a partial solar eclipse. Presented with Pioneer Works and the Amateur Astronomers Association, with support from the Simons Foundation as part of its ‘In the Path of Totality’ initiative, this free event is expected to draw thousands of New Yorkers to view this awe-inspiring celestial alignment.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art to Present ‘Indian Skies: The Howard Hodgkin Collection of Indian Court Painting’

 

 

 

Howard Hodgkin Collection of Indian Court Painting at The Met
Image caption: An Elephant and Keeper, India, Mughal, ca. 1650-60. Opaque color and gold on paper. Howard Hodgkin Collection, Purchase, Florence and Herbert Irving Acquisitions, Harris Brisbane Dick, and 2020 Benefit Funds; Howard S. and Nancy Marks, Lila Acheson Wallace, and Friends of Islamic Art Gifts; Louis V. Bell, Harris Brisbane Dick, Fletcher, and Rogers Funds and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest; and funds from various donors, 2022 (2022.187)

Widely regarded as one of the finest of its kind, British artist Howard Hodgkin’s collection of Indian paintings includes works created at the Mughal, Deccan, Rajput, and Pahari courts dating from the 16th to the 19th century. Opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on February 6, 2024, the exhibition Indian Skies: The Howard Hodgkin Collection of Indian Court Painting will present a unique and personal vision of India’s great painting tradition through newly acquired works from the artist’s collection. In 2022, The Met announced a major acquisition of more than 80 drawings and paintings from the Howard Hodgkin Collection.

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‘Sarah Moon: On the Edge’ to Open at Howard Greenberg in February

 

 

 

Sarah Moon, Papillon by Christian Dior, 2022. Platinum print, 60 x 50 cm, edition #1/15. Image: © Sarah Moon, courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

The photography of Sarah Moon, one of France’s most renowned contemporary artists and filmmakers, will be presented by Howard Greenberg Gallery from February 15 through April 6, 2024. Sarah Moon: On the Edge will survey over four decades of her work. An opening reception will be held on February 17, 2024, from 3 to 5 p.m.

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The Apollo Celebrates its 90th Anniversary on January 26, 2024

 

 

 

Image courtesy The Apollo Theater

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

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NYC Parks Department Announces 20 Sites for Transformational Investments

 

 

 

Central Park

NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue and City University of New York (CUNY) Distinguished Professor of Public Health Terry Huang announced the initial findings from a large-scale study of the public health impacts of the Community Parks Initiative (CPI), an equity-driven investment program through which Parks enhances greenspaces in underserved neighborhoods. Parks also announced the next twenty sites that will receive CPI funding in 2024 and 2025, with sites in all five boroughs.

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Karon Davis: Curtain Call Arrives on The High Line

 

 

 

Photo credit: Timothy Schenck

Karon Davis brings to life historical and allegorical figures in her signature white, wrapped plaster sculptures. Immersed in her parents’ worlds of theater and ballet as a child, Davis’ installations merge memory and scenes from the stage with historical events, mythology, and ongoing socio-political concerns. Taking up topics ranging from environmental disasters to the Civil Rights Movement, Davis shows us how politics, history, and myth are all performances that live in our collective imaginations.

Karon Davis: Curtain Call on The High Line at 23rd Street.

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