Art and Activism in the Amazon ~ ‘The Yanomami Struggle’ at The Shed




Claudia Andujar, [A guest decorated with vulture and hawk down feathers at a feast, Catrimani], 1974. Gelatin silver print. 26.4 x 39.8 inches (67 x 101 cm). Artwork © Claudia Andujar. Collection of the artist.
The Yanomami Struggle is a comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the collaboration and friendship between artist and activist Claudia Andujar and the Yanomami people, one of the largest Indigenous groups living in Amazonia today.

Following acclaimed presentations at the Instituto Moreira Salles (São Paulo), the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain (Paris), and the Barbican Centre (London), among other venues, the exhibition is expanded at The Shed to include more than 80 drawings and paintings by Yanomami artists André Taniki, Ehuana Yaira, Joseca Mokahesi, Orlando Nakɨ uxima, Poraco Hɨko, Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe, and Vital Warasi. Visitors will also encounter new video works by contemporary Yanomami filmmakers Aida Harika, Edmar Tokorino, Morzaniel Ɨramari, and Roseane Yariana.

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Frieze New York Returns to The Shed May 19-22nd




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The Tenth Edition of FRIEZE New York 2022 returns to The Shed exhibiting more than 65 galleries from 17 countries from May 19-22, with an Invitation-Only Preview day to be held on Wednesday, May 18th.

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The Shed Celebrates a Reopening with Free Tickets to Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water on view through March 28, 2021




The Shed reopened this month with a powerful and timely exhibition, Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water, an exhibition about the brutality of racism and the healing power of art, with Free tickets to the public through October 31, 2020.

Continuing into 2021, as artist Howardena Pindell’s career has proven, the synergy of art, education, and activism can demonstrate a powerful expression of human creativity, community organizing, and change. Pindell will join panelists Heather Hart, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, and Shani Petersto discuss their work within the current political and social contexts at the hyper-local, national, and global levels. Pindell’s Legacy: Artists/Activists/Educators is a conversation that will take place on Zoom on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 6:30pm. Register to attend.

Presented in conjunction with our current exhibition Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water, this event is part of an ongoing series of public programs inspired by its themes. The celebrated exhibition closes March 28, 2021.

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‘Meet at The Shed’ for Open House on January 11, 2020




The Shed’s Bloomberg Building, April 2019. Photo: Iwan Baan. Project Design Credit: Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Lead Architect, and Rockwell Group, Collaborating Architect

Kick-off the New Year with the first-ever Open House, Meet at The Shed on January 11th, celebrating its opening season as it draws to a close. Meet at The Shed will feature special pop-up events and free admission to its current exhibitions.

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The Shed + Vessel + The Edge ~ Hudson Yards NYC




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With great anticipation, artists and art patrons looked forward to the opening of The Shed on April 5, 2019. New York’s first multi-arts center designed to commission, produce, and present all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture.

In addition, the all-day restaurant Cedric’s at the Shed (a Danny Meyer restaurant) will open a 3,000 square foot, 121 seat venue, within a nonprofit performing arts center adjacent to Hudson Yards on West 30th Street.

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A Prelude to The Shed

A preview of what The Shed will have to offer is on view across the street from where The Shed is currently under construction. Prelude to The Shed is a free two-week sneak-peek that will run from May 1-13 and will showcase The Shed’s mission to support artistic invention, and present multiple art forms in one flexible space. We were there when the doors opened on May 1st. Here are a few photos.

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