A Portal Linking NYC To Ireland to Unveil in The Flatiron!

 

 

 

Image via Portals.org

A groundbreaking public technology sculpture known as “The Portal” is set to form a visual bridge between New York City and Dublin, Ireland, launching this spring. Conceived as a testament to the power of art to transcend physical barriers, “The Portal” offers the public a real-time, visual live stream that connects these two iconic cities.

The Portal in New York City will be installed on the Flatiron South Public Plaza at Broadway, Fifth Avenue, and 23rd Street, next to the famed Flatiron Building, and will be presented by the Flatiron NoMad Partnership in collaboration with the New York City Department of Transportation’s Art Program (NYC DOT Art) and the Simons Foundation.

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Daniel Arsham: Phases ~ 20 Years of Photography on View at Fotografiska New York

 

 

 

Installation view, Daniel Arsham
Installation view, Daniel Arsham: Phases. Image courtesy Fotografiska New York

Fotografiska New York announced today that it will present the world’s first exhibition dedicated to artist Daniel Arsham’s photography practice. 

Daniel Arsham: Phases will feature 25 never before seen photographs and will be accompanied by a monograph of Arsham’s photography entitled Daniel Arsham Photographer and produced by his gallery, Perrotin.

The exhibition is currently on view through June 15, 2024.

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Join Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties on April 8th at The Green-Wood Cemetery, The Flatiron-NoMad Plaza + More

 

 

 

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

On April 8, 2024, a solar eclipse will be visible over New York State. While various parts of the State will see a total eclipse, New York City will see a partial solar eclipse at around 3:25pm. Get your glasses and make your plans for a viewing party near you. Here are a few suggestions ~ Green-Wood Cemetery and the Flatiron North Plaza.

Also great viewing at the Top of The Rock, Empire State Building, The Edge, New York Hall of Science, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, and Wave Hill.  More great suggestions on Mommy Poppins!

 

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Josèfa Ntjam in First Solo U.S. Museum Exhibition at Fotografiska New York in February

 

 

 

Josèfa Ntjam, Copie de The Deep n2 120 x 160. Image courtesy Fotografiska New York

Fotografiska New York announced that it will present the first institutional solo show in the U.S. by French multimedia artist Josèfa Ntjam on February 2, 2024.

The show, titled Futuristic Ancestry: Warping Matter and Space-time(s), will feature a selection of new works, including biomorphic sculptures, photomontages printed on plexiglass and aluminum.

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‘Human / Nature: Encountering Ourselves in the Natural World’, a Group Exhibition to Open at Fotografiska New York in February

 

 

 

Lori Nix / Kathleen Gerber, Botanic Garden. Image courtesy FotografiskaNYC

Fotografiska New York today announced the opening of Human / Nature: Encountering Ourselves in the Natural World (February 9, 2024 through May 25, 2024), a sprawling group exhibition bringing together more than a dozen photographers from around the world through over 40 works for an investigation into humanity’s fraught relationship with planet Earth.

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Fotografiska New York to Present a Major Exhibition on the Work of Vivian Maier in May, 2024

 

 

 

Vivian Maier Self-Portrait. Photo credit: © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy of Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY.

Next spring, the exhibition Vivian Maier (from May 31, 2024 to September 2024) at Fotografiska New York will be the first institution to present the extraordinary work of this invisible artist in the United States. Vivian Maier, born in New York in 1926, spent her early years in the Bronx, and New York was the city where she began to photograph and build her visual language, while she was a nanny as it was her profession. This exhibition focuses on the whole of her work, from the early 1950s to the mid-1980s, through around 200 works, vintage or modern prints, color, black and white, super 8 films and soundtracks, offering a complete vision of the dense, rich and complex architecture of this archive that provides a fascinating testimony to post-war America and the hell of the American dream.

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Flatiron NoMad Partnership to Unveil Interactive Art Installation ‘Control No Control’ by Iregular during 2023 Winter Glow, November 30th

 

 

 

Control No Control. Photo credit: Brian Medina.

The Flatiron NoMad Partnership today announced it will present the New York City debut of Control No Control – a large-scale interactive installation by digital art studio Iregular – on the Flatiron North Plaza at Broadway, Fifth Avenue, and 23rd Street, as the centerpiece of its new Winter Glow holiday programming.

Join the Winter Glow 2023 Parade! November 30th beginning at 4:30pm.

Presented in partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation’s Art Program (NYC DOT Art), Control No Control will be on view from November 30, 2023, through January 1, 2024, creating a highly visible landmark in the heart of Manhattan’s vibrant Flatiron and NoMad neighborhoods this winter.

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‘What Art Is….’ Part of Flatiron NoMad Partnership Summer Series of Free Public Programming

 

 

 

Image courtesy Flatiron NoMad Partnership

This summer New Yorkers and visitors strolling through the Flatiron District  are being asked to respond to the prompt “Art is…” by writing their thoughts and feelings — in words and images — about what art in chalk on a public art installation. The response has been overwhelming, with passersby filling the installation’s two boxes with chalk messages every Thursday evening.

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Flatiron NoMad Partnership Holds Free Memorial Day Weekend Walking Tour ‘From Decoration Day to Memorial Day’

 

 

 

Image courtesy Miriam German and Flatiron NoMad Partnership

This Memorial Day weekend, the Flatiron NoMad Partnership will host a free Memorial Day-themed historic walking tour on Sunday, May 28. The tour, “From Decoration Day to Memorial Day,” led by historian and author Miriam Berman, will give visitors an insight into the history of Memorial Day in the Flatiron NoMad District.

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The Historic Flatiron Building Up For Auction Again on May 23rd ~ and The Winning Bidder is….. Jeffrey Gural

 

 

 

It appears that the winning bidder is yet to be determined. On March 22nd, on the steps of the Manhattan County Courthouse, the historic Flatiron Building, located at 175 Fifth Avenue, went up for auction. The highest bidder, Jacob Garlick of Abraham Trust, appeared to have won the building with his winning bid of $190 million.

On March 27th it was learned that Mr. Garlick failed to make his 10% downpayment of $19 million…..

Next Auction, May 23, 2023 at 7:30pm on the steps of the New York County Courthouse. And the winner is…..Jeffrey Gural. According to 1010Wins, Gural, chairman of GFP Real Estate, had the winning bid of $161 million. More in The Commercial Observer.

“We accomplished our goal, which is to end our relationship with Nathan Silverstein and own the building 100%,” Gural said. “It’s a relief because for the last 30 years I’ve needed his consent on everything. Sometimes we agreed. Sometimes we didn’t.”

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‘Americans in Paris’ ~ a Book Discussion with the Authors at Rizzoli Bookstore on March 2nd

 

 

 

Image Courtesy Hirmer Publishers and Grey Art Gallery, New York University

Join Lynn Gumpert, director of New York University’s Grey Art Gallery, and Debra Bricker Balken, independent curator, on March 2nd for a conversation about Americans in Paris: Artists Working in Postwar France, 1946–1962, published by Hirmer Publishers and Grey Art Gallery, NYU.

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‘The Ripening’ to Open at Pen + Brush

 

 

 

Jovan C. Speller, Deeply Rooted, 2017, Van Dyke brown print, 8.5 x 8.5 inches

Pen + Brush is pleased to present its first exhibition of 2023, The Ripening curated by Parker Daley Garcia with Birdie Piccininni, opening February 16th and open to the public through May20th.  Loosely based on Édouard Glissant’s book of the same name, The Ripening puts forth a shared process, where trauma, fluidity, and choice intersect, as a way of exploring the state of identity, specifically, gendered (or lack thereof) identity today. Artists here explore various states of ‘otherhood’, pain, desire, and power as ways of self-actualizing identity. Much like the process of ripening, this exhibition blurs the realms of dream and reality as it explores the capacity and fluidity of gender to become and, indeed, unbecome. Works put forth here document and envision complexities of differences in our shared world. Multitudes are put forth, as are universal truths, while hedging toward a dynamic and unpredictable future.

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Tracing Five-Decades of Hip-Hop, Fotografiska New York Unveils Major Exhibition ‘Hip-Hop: Conscious, Unconscious’ in January, 2023

 

 

 

‘Queen Latifah’, 1990, Photo credit: Jesse Frohman. Courtesy of Fotografiska New York and © of the artist.

Fotografiska New York is pleased to present a new exhibition that traces hip-hop’s origins—starting in the Bronx in 1973, as a social movement by-and-for the local community of African, Latino, and Caribbean Americans—to the worldwide phenomenon it has become 50 years later. Hip Hop: Conscious, Unconscious amplifies the individual creatives involved in the movement while surveying interwoven focus areas such as the set of women who trail blazed amid hip-hop’s male dominated environment; hip-hop’s regional and stylistic diversification; and the turning point when hip-hop became a billion-dollar industry that continues to mint global household names.

Hip Hop: Conscious, Unconscious is a major new exhibition of over 200 photographs, dated 1972 to 2022, traces the rise and proliferation of hip-hop through five decades of work from the trailblazing image-makers who helped codify hip-hop as the most influential pop culture movement of its generation. Ranging from iconic staples of visual culture (presented with new context) to rare and intimate portraits of hip-hop’s biggest stars, the works on view traverse intersecting themes such as the role of women in hip-hop; hip-hop’s regional and stylistic diversification and rivalries; a humanistic lens into the 1970s-Bronx street gangs whose members contributed to the birth of hip-hop; and the mainstream breakthrough that saw a grassroots movement become a global phenomenon.

Opening January 26, 2023

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Shahzia Sikander Raises New Symbols of Justice in Madison Sq Park & Atop Neighboring Courthouse ~ Shahzia Sikander: Havah…to breathe, air, life

 

 

 

‘Witness’ on view in Madison Square Park and the Courthouse. Image: The artist Shahzia Sikander’s Instagram

Opening January 2023, Havah…to breathe, air, life Merges Sikander’s Explorations into Sculpture and Video in an Exhibition That Reconsiders Traditional Representations of Power

Significant new works on the theme of justice by artist Shahzia Sikander are featured in a major multimedia exhibition at Madison Square Park. Presented simultaneously in the park and at the adjacent Courthouse of the Appellate Division, First Department of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, the exhibition Havah…to breathe, air, life features two new large-scale sculptures—one within the park that can be transformed through augmented reality and another atop the Courthouse rooftop, the first female figure to adorn one of its ten plinths. Additionally, a recent video animation by Sikander will be on view in the park, visually intertwining the distinct elements. The exhibition is a culmination of Sikander’s exploration of female representation in monuments and marks her first major, site-specific outdoor exhibition in sculptural form. Havah…to breathe, air, lifeis co-commissioned by Madison Square Park Conservancy and Public Art of the University of Houston System (Public Art UHS). The exhibition will be on view in New York from January 17 through June 4, 2023, before traveling to Houston.

As the exhibition opens, we must congratulate the artist on being awarded the Pollock Prize for Creativity. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation announced it has awarded the Pollock Prize for Creativity to artist Shahzia Sikander. The $50,000 award honors Sikander’s exhibition Havah…to breathe, air, life, opening today, January 17, at Madison Square Park and the neighboring Courthouse of the Appellate Division, First Department of the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

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Art Exhibits, Events & Installations in NYC in April 2022

 

 

 

Charles Mingus. Courtesy of Jazz Workshop, Inc. ~ Jazz at Lincoln Center Celebrates Mingus at 100!

From The Winter Show, this year held at 660 Madison, to The Whitney Biennial ~ From a living wall in Times Square to the much awaited Jean-Michel Basquiat: KingPleasure ~ From Winslow’s Homer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Mingus at 100 ~  From the Fifth Avenue Easter Parade to the New York Landmarks Conservancy 2022 Lucy G. Moses Awards and ~ ahhhh, Coffee in the NUDE at Fotografiska ~ April is back on track. Here are a few suggestions.

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The Daily Show erected Eight Monuments ~ Heroes of the Freedomsurrection ~ on the One-Year Anniversary of January 6th

 

 

 

Image via #TheDailyShow on Instagram

Let us not forget January 6th ~ and ‘The Daily Show’ added to that sentiment with a tong-in-cheek installation entitled ‘Heroes of the Freedomsurrection’ on view on the anniversary of January 6th. We were sorry to miss this one-day installation, but did capture some images from The Daily Show on Instagram, below.

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NUDE: Through the female perspective At Fotografiska NY

 

 

Viki Kollerova, Where I Grow (2019-2020)

30 female-identifying artists from 20 different countries diversely explore the female gaze in this exhibition centered on the naked body in contemporary photography.

NUDE is a collection of images that portray the body through beautiful, disruptive, and experimental lenses, seeking to subvert the historically predominant male gaze and celebrate the human form.

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Barak Chamo + Materials for the Arts exhibit ‘Everything & Nothing at All at ChaShaMa 14th Street

 

 

 

Image courtesy of Barak Chamo

What do you think would happen if you dropped a self-described media artist/creative technologist into a free and open environment to consider technology as a canvas. Meet Barak Chamo – current Artist-in-Residence at Materials for the Arts. In his new exhibition, Everything and Nothing at All, presented by Materials for the Arts at ChaShama 14th Street, the artist attempts to embody the challenges of living in an invisibly despotic digital age.

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Join The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership + Van Alen Institute on November 22nd to Kick-Off ’23 Days of Holiday Cheer’ & Unveiling of ‘Interwoven’ by Atelier Cho Thompson

 

 

 

Credit: Martin Beck, Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership

The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and Van Alen Institute will unveil the winner of the eighth annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition: Interwoven, an interactive installation by design firm Atelier Cho Thompson. Interwoven will be on view November 22, 2021–January 2, 2022 in the Flatiron North Public Plaza on Broadway, Fifth Avenue, and 23rd Street, creating a highly visible landmark in the heart of Manhattan throughout the holidays.

Join the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership and Van Alen Institute in a preview of its tenth annual “23 Days of Flatiron Cheer” and unveiling of Interwoven on Monday, November 22nd from 5:30 ~ 7:30pm on the Flatiron North Public Plaza, 23rd Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue.  The festive event will feature remarks by organizers and Interwoven’s designers; live music from The Jazz Gallery; a raffle to win holiday gifts from local businesses and free hot beverages and small bites from local favorites Shake ShackFlatiron Plate, and Eataly. Attendees will receive NYC souvenirs gifted by Memories of New York while supplies last and can enter a raffle to win prizes from Center for Book ArtsHole in The WallGotham GlowProject GaiaScampi, and Taïm.

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Tin Pan Alley Day Celebrates Birthplace of American Popular Music with Free Public Concert in the Flatiron District

 

 

 

Courtesy the Tin Pan Alley American Popular Music Project

The Tin Pan Alley American Popular Music Project in collaboration with the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership will present a free, outdoor public concert at the Flatiron North Plaza on 23rd Street/Broadway on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM. The event will feature more than two dozen leading performers of Tin Pan Alley music and the Great American Songbook. The rain date is Sunday, October 24.

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The First Immersive Cannabis Experience to Launch in NYC on October 1!

 

 

 

The Stone Age, New York City’s premiere immersive, multi-sensory cannabis experience, will welcome its first ticket holders on October 1st Located at 607 Avenue of the Americas in the Flatiron District. The limited-run pop-up is designed to offer participants a unique, captivating experience dedicated to cultivating awareness on the wellness and lifestyle benefits of cannabis.

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Historic Flatiron Walking Tours Return in July!

 

 

 

Free Historic Walking Tours of NYC’s Flatiron District

Another sign that New York has thrown open its doors to ‘Back to Normal‘ is the news that The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership’s Historic Flatiron Walking Tours will return to an in-person format on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at 11:00 AM for the first time since the COVID pandemic began. Following a year of virtual tours, the Partnership’s professional guides will return to the streets, leading groups on a fascinating stroll through the historic and vibrant Flatiron District. The tours are FREE and will take place every Sunday morning at 11:00 AM, rain or shine, year-round. No advance registration is required.

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Fotografiska New York ~ Summer 2021

 

 

 

Dior, Vogue: The Arab Issue series, 2012/1433 © Hassan Hajjaj. courtesy of the Artist and M.E.P. Paris/France.

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, Fotografiska New York opens its doors to an exciting lineup of new exhibitions ~ and did you know that throughout August, 2021, for every ticket purchased, you may bring a friend for Free!

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‘Maya Lin: Ghost Forest’ growing in Madison Square Park

 

 

 

Image via Maya Lin Studio, image gallery, Madison Square Park Conservancy

At a time when New Yorkers are cherishing outdoor space ~ from pocket-parks to Central Park, the Madison Square Park Conservancy is preparing to unveil a much anticipated (and delayed) commissioned work by sculptor artist/environmental activist, Maya Lin, with her thoughtful and relevant installations entitled Ghost Forest.

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The Friends Experience Pops-Up in the Flatiron!

 

 

 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 15: A view of the coffeehouse Central Perk on display at the opening of the Flagship FRIENDS Experience on March 15, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

The wildly popular Friends Experience is back and is scheduled to have its grand opening in NYC and re-opening in Chicago on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Created by Superfly X, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Warner Bros. Television Group, fans can explore Friends like never before with set re-creations, original props and costumes, photo ops and more. 

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Oh No, Not Eisenberg’s! Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop in the Flatiron District

 

 

 

Eisenbergs Sandwich Shop, 175 Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron District

Update September, 2022 ~ Under a new management with the new name S&P (court street grocers) or @Sandplunch, we hear from @vanishingny that the new owners have pretty much kept the integrity of the original Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop, and expect to open mid September.

We haven’t been in a while  ~ a long while. But then, we haven’t been anywhere in quite a long while because of COVID-19. So it was today, with a heavy heart, that we read that the beloved Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop, which opened in the heart of Ladies Mile in 1929, closed its doors (2021).

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‘Martha: A Picture Story’ Screening/Discussion at Fotografiska

 

 

 

photo by Nika KramerMural by 1UP Crew, Urban Spree, Berlin 2017

Fotografiska New York will be hosting the NYC screening of Utopia Films ‘Martha: A Picture Story’, a portrait of trailblazing photographer Martha Cooper.

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‘Isolation to Revolution/Rebirth to Dissent’ to open at Pen + Brush

 

 

Lola Flash, BLM Demo in Harlem from the series “syzygy, the vision” 2020; Photograph, dye sublimation print on metal; 24 x 36 inches

Pen + Brush will reopen its doors to the timely exhibition entitled, Isolation to Revolution/Rebirth to Dissent, bringing together the work of seven artists with a range of perspectives on reflection in this moment in time.

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Fotografiska New York Announces Re-Opening August 28, 2020 + 2021 Virtual Programming

 

 

 

Yohana Holding Scissors © Cooper & Gorfer ~ ‘Behind these Folded Wall’ exhibition extended through March 28, 2021.

Fotografiska New York  re-opened its doors on August 28th, 2020, and is excited to finally present its new exhibitions, as we approach Fall. The doors will open on specific days and times, and with enhanced COVID-19 safety measures, which you can find at the end of this post.

Fotografiska New York will feature four distinct solo exhibitions by acclaimed photographers Julie Blackmon, Martin Schoeller, Cooper & GorferNaima Green and a group show of emerging talent, co-curated with VICE Media Group. VICE and Julie Blackmon opened earlier this year, cut short due to the Pandemic.

On the 6th Floor, Mindfulness Fridays in 2021 ~ January 22nd, January 29th and February 5th at Noon.

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‘Story Portraits of U.S. Veterans: World War II ~ Today’ Opens at Historic Flatiron Building

 

 

 

The historic Flatiron Building


Manhattan College and the EVAC Project (Experiencing Veterans & Artists Collaboration), with support from the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and GFP Real Estate, opened a new pop-up gallery of portraits honoring veterans from multiple generations and all branches of service, on the ground-floor of New York City’s famed Flatiron Building (949 Broadway) on Sunday, November 10.

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She’s Back! Hippo Ballerina now on the Flatiron South Public Plaza

 

 

 

Hippo Ballerina at Lincoln Center District in 2017 in Dante Park

The Flatiron Partnership just welcomed Hippo Ballerina, by Danish artist Bjørn Okholm Skaarup, to the South Plaza. Inspired by Degas’ Little Dancer Aged Fourteen (Petite danseuse de quatorze ans) and the dancing hippos of Walt Disney’s Fantasia, Hippo Ballerina vividly illustrates the artist’s ability to reinterpret subjects and themes found in ancient myths, art history, modern animation, and contemporary popular culture in playful ways that engage the viewer.

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Fotografiska New York Opened its Doors in the Historic Church Missions House, 281 Park Avenue South

 

 

 

Image courtesy Fotografiska NYC

After months of anticipation, Fotografiska New York, the internationally renowned destination for photography based in Stockholm, opened its doors in the historic 281 Park Avenue South building.

We offer congratulations to Fotografiska New York for being one of several landmarked projects honored by The Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards for 2020, to be held on April 23, 2020.

Be sure to check the calendar events which include Fotografiska Mindfulness Fridays (January 24th), the Members Only Film Screening ~ The Times of Bill Cunningham, and much more.

Bathers, 2019 © Julie Blackmon. Courtesy the artist and Robert Mann Gallery.

Stay tuned (above) for March, 2020 with upcoming exhibition and reception for photographer Julie Blackmon entitled Fever Dreams to be held on March 5th (and on view through May 3, 2020).

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Women’s Work: Art & Activism in the 21st Century at Pen + Brush

 

 

Image credit: Suchitra Mattai, Shadow Land, 2019, gouache, watercolor, oil, acrylic, vintage needlepoint, Hindu comic, 30″ x 40″ x 1.50.” Courtesy of the artist and K Contemporary, Denver, CO.

Women’s Work presents five global contemporary artists-activists who continue to expand the definition of women’s work and expose its complexity, nuance, and ever-evolving nature. Through dynamic art practices, they generously lend their intelligence, thoughtfulness, artistry and agency to reimagine women’s work as arts activism in the 21st century.

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Car Free Earth Day in NYC ~ April 27, 2019

 

 

 

Artist, Willie Cole ~ Car Free Earth Day in The Garment District

Car Free Earth Day 2019 is an annual car-free event held on the Saturday immediately following Earth Day. The Event opens thirty blocks of Broadway from Times Square to Union Square from 9am to 3pm. Within this area, there are six rest stop that include Times Square (42nd Street & Broadway); The Garment District (38th Street & Broadway); Herald Square (34th Street & Broadway); City Zone (26th Street & Broadway); Flatiron (23rd Street & Broadway); and Union Square (17th Street & Broadway). Programming and activités presented by (AIA New York + NYC Department of Transportation (DOT). Take a walk with us…….

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New York State Appellate Division of the Supreme Court at Madison Square Park

 

 

 

New York State Appellate Division of the Supreme Court located at 27 Madison Avenue, NYC

On a cold winter night a few years ago, we arrived early to an art installation opening at the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Triangle, and looking for a place to warm up, a volunteer asked if we had ever seen the interior of the Appellate Division Courthouse, just on the other side of Madison Square Park. It was a delightful surprise.

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Jorge Palacios ~ Link ~ arrives at Flatiron Plaza North

 

 

Jorge Palacios ‘Link’ arrived at Flatiron Plaza North, adjacent to Madison Square Park.  The installation is a monumental work created from accoya wood, measuring approximately 13 feet high by 10 feet wide, located across from the Flatiron Building,

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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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A Broadway Bouquet is coming to the Flatiron for Earth Day!

 

 

 

Broadway Bouquet via Terrain Work

Terrain Work is bringing Spring to the City for Earth Day,  April 21st, with the 36-foot exhibit Broadway Bouquet ~ an installation of monumental scale, placed in parking spaces to inspire and imagine less cars, more green space.

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The Artist & Mentor: Deitch x Swoon at Pen + Brush Inc.

 

 

On the left, we have Swoon, classically trained (Pratt), well-known street artist specializing in life-size wheatpaste prints and paper cutouts of figures, often politically movitaved. She gained recognition after a solo show at Deitch’s SoHo gallery in 2005, attracting the attention of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Her solo show “Submerged Motherlands” at the Brooklyn Museum in 2014 was the museum’s first exhibition dedicated to a living street artist.

On the right, we have Jeffrey Deitch of Coney Art Walls, Wynwood Walls and Art in the Streets exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art in L.A., not to mention the author of several books on the subject, including a monograph on Keith Haring published by Rizzoli, and a partnershipwith the Goldman Group on The Bowery Art Wall.  Deitch Projects produced over 250 projects with artists from thirty-three countries ~ an impressive and lengthy list.

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Five Beehives Take Up Residence in Madison Square Park & Six Beehives Now Living at The Hilton & Apiary + Beekeeping Classes in Bryant Park

 

 

 

What’s This?  Five new bee hives in Madison Square Park

Madison Square Park is now home to five new Bee Hives! The newest members of the Madison Square Park garden don’t yet appear on the website, and most park-goers aren’t yet aware of their presence.  But if you look closely along the east and west sides of the park, you will find the open-faced wooden structures.  We were fortunate to get a tour of each of the hives by park employee, Marvin Burgos.

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