Rockaway! 2018: Narcissus Garden by Yayoi Kusama

 

 

 

Gateway National Recreation Area at Fort Tilden, T9 building. Site of Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus Garden for Rockaway! 2018. Image courtesy MoMA PS1. Photo: Pablo Enriquez. Image courtesy MoMA.

MoMA PS1 presents a site-specific installation by Yayoi Kusama entitled ‘Narcissus Garden,‘ as the third iteration of Rockaway!, a free public art festival with Rockaway Artists Alliance, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, and Bloomberg  Philanthropies.

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Architecture Books ~ Yet to be Written Presented by Storefront for Art & Architecture

 

 

We needed a featured image, so ~ here are some books already written, yet to be read

Best said by Storefront for Art and Architecture in a recent press release, the first edition of the New York Architecture Book Fair, Storefront for Art and Architecture presents Architecture Books – Yet to be Written, an installation that invites us to reflect upon the cultural contribution of architecture through the medium of the book from 1982 to today. With an archeological and projective twist, the project seeks to celebrate and evaluate both the existing and the missing volumes of a history still in the writing.

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Final Project Exhibition 2018 ~ Art Students League

 

 

Art Students League
Images courtesy of the Gallery

The Art Students League of New York will exhibit works by recent graduates and alumni in a new exhibition entitled ‘Final Project Exhibition 2018.’  The group exhibition will include painting, printmaking, sculpture and mixed media.

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The Mural Project @ NYC’s World Trade Centers

 

 

Stickymonger in the window of 3WTC

We’ve been following the Downtown ‘Mural Project‘ in and around the 2WTC and 3WTC construction lots, now surrounded by a number of gorgeous new murals. With the Oculus in the background, the large-scale mural project takes viewers from Vesey and Greenwich Streets, down Church and Dey Streets to Cortlandt Street.

Let’s take a walk….

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Harry’s ‘Shave with Pride’ Campaign @ Union Square Station

 

 

 

Harry's Shave with Pride

Have you noticed the colorful Harry’s ads in Union Square station?  It is part of Harry’s Shave with Pride campaign.

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AIDS Memorial Quilt at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

 

 

 

AIDS Memorial Quilt at Cathedral of St John the Divine

Three 12 x 12 foot panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt are on view at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Each panel contains a name of a victim, who had a close connection to the Cathedral.

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Gillie & Marc ~ The Last Three moving on….

 

 

 

The Last Three, Gillie & Marc

The Last Three, a 17-foot tall sculpture of three Northern White Rhinos created by the artists Gillie and Marc, arrived on the Astor Place Plaza on March 15, 2018, bringing awareness to the plight and near extinction of this hunted species. Since the installation’s arrival, we have mourned the loss of Sudan, the only living male of the three in the sculpture.

This temporary art installation comes to a close, and will leave Astor Place on June 12th for Forest City New York’s MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn, with the first public viewing on Wednesday, June 13th at 6pm. What can you do to help raise awareness? Click here.

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Zeitgeist: The Art Scene of Teenage Basquiat extended to July 29th!

 

 

Artwork: Fight Tyranny in All Forms by Walter Robinson. Image via Howl! Happening

Sunday, June 10th ~ Zeitgeist Panel Discussion, featuring Alexis Adler, Felice Rosser, Lee Quiñones, Sara Driver and David Hershkovits. 7:00-9:00pm at Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street, NYC

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UNCANNY: Tigran Tsitoghdzyan @ Allouche Gallery

 

 

Tigran Tsitoghdzyan, The Crowd III, 2006, Oil on 45 cardboards. Image courtesy of Allouche Gallery

Allouche Gallery opens its doors to the exhibition, UNCANNY: Tigran Tsitoghdzyan ~ new work of black & white portraits.

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Van Alen Institute Introduces The Climate Council

 

 

 

Photo: Cameron Biaylock via Van Alen Institute

Climate change is affecting the entire World ~ each region experiencing unique differences like rising temperatures, rising sea levels, degradation of coral reefs, water shortages and a plethora of related changes and events. Taking a deep-dive into the serious matter of climate change, Van Alen Institute launched the Climate Council.

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#PrideTrain Ad Campaign Hits NYC Subway Stations Again This June

 

 

 

PrideTrain
Image credit: PrideTrain

It’s back ~ the @PrideTrain Ad campaign that originated last year, hit NYC Subway Stations again this June ~ with the hope of keeping the message going all year long.

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Urban Garden Opening at The Garment District Plaza

 

 

“Ararauna” by the artists Nancy Saleme and Patricia Cazorla for Garment District Alliance. Image via Garment District Alliance

The Garment District Urban Garden returns on June 7th, with a brand new 400 foot-long art walk mural by artists Nancy Saleme and Patricia Cazorla.

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Mural Project @ 2 World Trade Center

 

 

BoogieRez for the Mural Project at Two World Trade, just opposite the Oculus

It all started with a casual conversation between a gallery owner/artist rep and a chief marketing officer of a formidable new building. That was a few years & a lot of paint cans ago. The gallery owner ~ Doug Smith, World Trade Gallery ~ on the other side of the conversation, Dara McQuillan, 4 World Trade Center, Silverstein Properties.

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Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams at MoMA

 

 

 

Isek Kingelez
Bodys Isekk Kingelez: City Dreams ~Ville Fantome, 1996

Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams is a whimsical and wonderful wish for a more harmonious society throughout the world, now on view at MoMA.  The eclectic, colorful exhibit has been shown almost daily on social media pages, blog sites, and Instagram. But this is such an exceptional exhibition ~ and the first retrospective of Kingelez’s work in the United States, that we are adding to the tsunami of images and descriptions.

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On The 8th Floor in June

 

 

 

The exhibition, Sedimentations, on The 8th Floor

Now on view on The 8th Floor, Sedimentations: Assemblage as Social Repair ~ an exhibition exploring strategies of reuse in their art making, and incorporating found and repurposed materials, from accumulation and assemblage, to the construction of landscapes and discrete objects, that reference a multitude of timescales and politics.

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DUMBO First Thursday Gallery Walk ~ June 7th

 

 

Sodom by the Sea: Johnny Lowe Art at Superfine

Summer is here, and it’s a great time to take the DUMBO First Thursday Gallery Walk.  Next one up will be June 7th from 6-8pm. Here are just a few of the exhibits on ‘the walk’  to look forward to.

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Landmark Preservation Commission Designates Three Central Harlem Blocks ~ Let’s Take a Walk

 

 

West 130th Street, South side of the Street, approaching Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd.

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) designated the Central Harlem ~ West 130-132nd Street between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd a Historic District on May 29, 2018.

A City Council subcommittee hearing on this designation will take place on August 14 at City Hall at Noon, and a full City Council vote will take place on September 12, 2018. All are encouraged to be present and speak.

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46 Events, Exhibits & Art Installations Not to Miss this June in NYC

 

 

 

‘People’ at Deitch Projects Soho. Image courtesy of the Gallery.

It’s Summer! Let’s celebrate with 46 art installations, events and exhibits not to miss in June.

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Life-Size ‘People’ Arrive at Deitch Projects in Soho

 

 

Artist, Isa Genzken, Untitled, 2018. Mannequin, clothing, bicycle, and spray paint. 

People ~ we live in a city with 8 million of them, all different and all following their own dreams.  And so, the exhibition entitled People at Deitch Projects represents that same diversity and style, created by twenty-nine artists ~ from the ordinary to objects of fantasy.

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Queer Eye, a Photographic Exhibit at X Gallery Harlem

 

 

Photo credit, Lola Flash. Image courtesy of X Gallery

X Gallery and EnFoco join together to present Queer Eye, A photographic exhibition celebrating LGBTQ Pride month featuring the work of Lola Flash, Lisa DuBois, Oscar J Rivera and Gabriel Garcia Roman.  Each of the photo artists expresses their creativity and personal vision through their art in this multifaceted view of the LGBTQ world.

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Ride for Mongolia @ Made Hotel NYC

 

 

 

Ride to Mongolia
Ride to Mongolia on view at the Made Hotel NYC

Dozens of acclaimed artists have come together for the charitable exhibit, Ride for Mongolia, in an effort to raise funds for the production of the first skate park in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

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It’s a VIP Tour ~ of the Historic Salmagundi Club on June 10th

 

 

Salmagundi Club Library
Upstairs in The Salmagundi Club Library with unique mug collection above mantle

The Salmagundi Club of New York will be offering a rare opportunity to explore the landmarked building and view its historic art collection with a VIP Tour on June 10th.

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34th Street has Gone to the Dogs ~ with ‘Spot’ at NYU Langone’s New Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital

 

 

 

Spot sculpture at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital

A new, permanent art installation is on view along the East 34th Street corridor.  It was created by the artist Donald Lipski for the NYU Langone Pavilion at First Avenue.

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Maren Hassinger: Monuments coming to Marcus Garvey Park

 

 

 

inHarlem
Finished installation on the Mall at Madison Ave side of the Park

June 16th will bring inHarlem back to Marcus Garvey Park, with the eight site-specific installations Maren Hassinger: Monuments. Take a walk with us, beginning on 124th Street at the Fifth Avenue entrance.

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‘Endless Summer’ coming to Joanne Artman Gallery

 

 

Endless Summer Danny Galieote
Artist, Danny Galieote, “Summertime Bliss Triptych”  for ‘Endless Summer’. Image courtesy of Joanne Artman Gallery

Kicking-off Memorial Day weekend with memories of summer’s past, and a new exhibit, ‘Endless Summer‘ by the artist Danny Galieote, opening at Joanne Artman Gallery on June 14th.

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Faction Art Projects Harlem presents ‘Others’

 

 

Artist, Andrew Mania, ‘Donald’ Image via factionartprojects.com

Faction Art Projects Harlem will explore complex masculine identities, challenging historical depictions, with three artists using differing styles, in a new exhibit entitled ‘Others.’

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‘Early Encounters’ to Open on Governors Island

 

 

 

Artist Patrick Singh for Early Encounters
French artist, Patrick Singh for Early Encounters on Governor’s Island

What would you do if given a two-family house in Colonel Row, Governors Island, with over 12,000 square feet of space?  The West Harlem Art Fund took the house and filled it with art made from grass, moss, paper, ceramics, glass and video throughout the entire space, from the front yard to the basement.  Early Encounters opening this weekend.

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The 8th Annual Zine and Photo Book Fair ~ June 2-3 @ Baxter St CCNY

 

 

Image courtesy of Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York

For the 2018 Baxter St at CCNY Zine and Photo Book Fair entitled Common Silence, curator Mauricio Marcin invokes the utopian notion of printed matter’s ability to enact social change through small-scale action to generate micro-policies.  The selection of participants in the fair, all Latin American based, seeks to offer the public a concise overview of this multiplicity of editorial exercises, ranging from Photography and contemporary art to poetry and literature.

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Lou Ros Featuring Valentin van der Meulen @ Allouche Gallery

 

 

Allouche Gallery
Lou Ros ~ Image courtesy Allouche Gallery

Allouche Gallery is pleased to present new bodies of work by French artists Lou Ros and Valentin van der Meulen meant to sharpen your own creative lens.

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Celebrating Bill Cunningham at New York Historical Society

 

 

 

Bill Cunningham
Unidentified photographer
Bill Cunningham Photographing Five Models, ca. 1968−76
Gelatin silver print
New-York Historical Society Library, Gift of Bill Cunningham

‘On the Street’ and its author at The New York Times, Bill Cunningham, have been part of the fabric of being a New Yorker for as long as we can remember.  In celebration, The New York Historical Society prepares to celebrate the life of this iconic figure in its upcoming exhibit, Celebrating Bill Cunningham.

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‘Nexus’ Opens at Kate Oh Gallery

 

 

Kate Oh Gallery opens its door to the exhibit, Nexus, new prints by Ali Norman, Keigo Takahashi, and Kristine Virsis, curated by Contemporary Tibetan Artist, Pena Renzin.

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Rebirth: Kang Muxiang arrives on the Garment District Plazas

 

 

Garment District Alliance
“Rebirth: Kang Muxiang” can be found on Broadway at 39th Street

Taiwanese master-sculptor, Kang Muxiang and the Garment District Alliance have unveiled Rebirth: Kang Muxiang on the Broadway Mall between 36th and 38th Streets. The seven graceful installations have become a great attraction ~ especially among the artistic community.

One artist in particular, Peiju Chien-Pott, a Principal Dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, has shown up to spontaneously dance among the sculptures.

This coming Tuesday, June 5th, the public is invited to the final presentation of “Conversations with Rebirth” by acclaimed dancer PeiJu Chien-Pott on the Broadway Plaza between 37th and 38th Streets from 7:00-8:00pm.

Peiju Chien-Pott, Principal Dancer, Martha Graham Dance Company, spontaneously dancing among the sculptures entitled ‘Rebirth’. Image courtesy Garment District Alliance.

Peiju Chien-Pott, Principal Dancer, Martha Graham Dance Company, above and below, as seen earlier in the week, dancing among the #Rebirth sculptures. Images courtesy of Garment District Alliance.

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12th Annual Dance Parade ~ May 19th

 

 

The 12th Annual Dance Parade will take place on Saturday, May 19th, rain or shine.  This years theme ~ The Cabaret of Life! with over 10,000 dancers, and live bands from Broadway and 21st Street, through Astor Plaza, and ending in Tompkins Square Park!

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The Future Culture 2018 Presents Sonic Gates + Court Yard Fridays ~ Staten Island

 

 

Float, Float, Float On by Arthur Simms is a floating sculpture collaged with nautical buoys and bells that will create chords as waves splash through and around it.
Photo by Sam Samore. Image courtesy Design Trust for Public Space

The Design Trust for Public Space and Staten Island Arts announce the Future Culture 2018 Public Art Program Winners ~ Sonic Gates + Court Yard Fridays ~ a series of eight public artworks, which will be installed in July, consisting of eight sound sculptures, one murals, and four world music concerts, created by, and featuring Staten Island-based artists and community members.

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The Annual Rubin Museum Block Party Set for June 17th!

 

 

Rubin Museum
Rubin Museum Annual Block Party. All images courtesy of Rubin Museum of Art

Save the Date ~ June 17th, for The Annual Rubin Museum Block Party, with this years theme, We Make the Future ~ a day of family art-making, performances, and free admission to the Museum.

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Unusual and Exigent ~ a Look-Back Ten Years

 

 

Nelson Saiers, City Wide Blackout

For all those who dream of turning the pages back ten years, the exhibit ‘Unusual and Exigent‘ is a reminder ~ a deep dive ~ into the 2008 financial crisis by an artist, math Ph.D. and former hedge fund manager, Nelson Saiers.

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The Farmers Market at Marcus Garvey Park is Now Open ~ Every Saturday

 

 

 

The Farmers Market at Marcus Garvey Park will open for the season on Saturday, June 2nd.  With more than ten local vendors, look forward to fresh produce, artisanal jams & pastries, honey, baked good, specialty prepared foods and some surprises.

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East Village Art View ~ Reception on Wednesday, May 16th

 

 

James R. Stover “No justice, no peace” 2018

Art Collection NYC presents East Village Art View ~ selected artworks in mixed-media from artists working in and around New York City.

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Delirious Matter arrives in Madison Square Park

 

 

In the Reflecting Pool, “Citadel”, Delirious Matter

The Madison Square Garden Conservancy kicks-off its thirty-sixth outdoor art exhibition with the installation, Diana Al-Hadid: Delirious Matter.

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Get Ready….Get Set ~ for 2018 Harlem EatUp!

 

 

 

2018 Harlem EatUp! ~ Image courtesy HarlemEatUp!

Get Ready…..Get Set……it’s time for The 4th Annual Harlem EatUp!  This week-long festival will run from May 14-20, celebrating the food, music and art of Harlem.

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It’s a House Tour ~ in the Historic Mount Morris Park District of Harlem

 

 

 

Image courtesy of mmpcia.org

The Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association (MMPCIA) will present its 28th Annual Mount Morris Park House Tour: Mount Morris Park Salons ~ The Arts, Music and Soul, Past and Present on Sunday, June 10th in the Mount Morris Park Historic District of Harlem.

At the end of the day, you’re invited to join MMPCIA for refreshments, and an opportunity to meet the artist, Louis Del Sarte ~ creator of the mosaic “Spirit of Harlem.”

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~ in Smalls Jazz Club ~

 

 

 

Smalls Jazz Club
Joel Frahm on Sax, Ari Hoenig on Drums ~ in Smalls Jazz Club

If you love Jazz, you’ve been to Smalls Jazz Club in Greenwich Village.  Below are a few photos taken at the Club over the years by Ben Lieberman, photographer and lover of jazz.

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Brooklyn Watercolor Society at Rockaway Artist Alliance in Fort Tilden in ~ WaterColor

 

 

 

Image via bws.org

Fifteen Brooklyn Watercolor Society members will be exhibiting at Rockaway Artists Alliance “sTudio 7 Gallery” in Fort Tilden from May 12 – 28 in the show, WaterColors.

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Sotheby’s + Studio Museum in Harlem = Creating Space ~ Auction off to a Great Start!

 

 

 

Clockwise, from top left, Sam Gilliam, Lorna Simpson, Mark Bradford, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Glenn Ligon Julie Mehretu, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, and Rashid Johnson. | Imagew via Sotheby’s

Creating Space: Artists for The Studio Museum in Harlem: An Auction to Benefit the Museum’s New Building  took place on May 16 and 17 at Sotheby’s New York, with a public viewing of the works during the month of May, up to auction date. The Museum hopes to raise $175 million during its capital campaign.

At auction, all five additional donated pieces sold above their high estimates, raising $16.4 million. 37 more pieces were sold Thursday evening, raising $20.2 million ~ and yielding 24 artist records.

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Museum of the City of New York presents Stanley Kubrick: Through a Different Lens

 

 

 

The exhibition, Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs, opened at The Museum of the City of New York, featuring more than 120 photographs by Stanley Kubrick from the Museum’s Look Magazine archive.

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An Artist Focuses on Endangered Animals ~ Sonny: To the Bone

 

 

We caught up with South African street artist, Sonny, on Eighth Street and Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village this week, finishing a mural as part of a worldwide mural tour, and prelude to his gallery exhibit this month.

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“Appearances and Disappearances” @ North of History

 

 

Image courtesy of the gallery

The gallery, North of History, opened its doors this month to the photographic exhibit, “Appearances and Disappearances,” featuring works by Sanaz Mazinani and Rola Khayyat.

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I met God and She is….

 

 

Show curator, Joakim von Ditmar and Destinee Ross. Image of Opening Reception courtesy of the curator

…..Woman in the Art(s) ~ An exploration of agency & representation.

It is, in fact, “only 27 percent of the 590 major museum exhibitions from 2007 to 2013 that were devoted to female artists. Only five women were among the top 100 artists by cumulative auction value between 2011 and 2016. And just a third of gallery representation in the U.S. is female and Women of Color are at the bottom of this hierarchy.”

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Spring has Sprung on Avenue of the Americas

 

 

Grown Up Flowers have arrived on Avenue of the Americas! This public art installation, sponsored by the Avenue of the Americas Association, will delight pedestrians from 44th Street to 55th Street, although we could only find two of the six when searching for them today.

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