Tom Sachs: Spaceships to Open at Acquavella Galleries

 

 

 

Tom Sachs, Generation Ship, (2019-2021), Makita charger, tennis balls, steel hardware, White brand mop bucket, mixed media  7.5 H x 20 W x 22 D inches, Credit: Genevieve Hanson

Acquavella Galleries will be opening its doors to the third exhibition with New York-based artist Tom Sachs. Titled Spaceships, this group of new and recent sculptures and paintings will be on view at Acquavella New York, opening on October 7.

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Basil Kincaid: River, Frog and Crescent Moon to Open at Venus Over Manhattan

 

 

 

Basil Kincaid, Praise around the Seed, 2022. Em- broidery and hand-woven cotton fiber on canvas; 67 x 88 in (170.2 x 223.5 cm). Courtesy the artist and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Celebrating improvisation, freedom of imagination, and a continuous process of self-discovery through making, St. Louis, and Accra-based Basil Kincaid is a post-disciplinary artist known for textile compositions that mine what he calls a “spiritual inheritance.” On September 7, 2022, Venus Over Manhattan will present River, Frog and Crescent Moon, the artist’s first New York solo exhibition, featuring a series of recent quilted, embroidered, and sculpted works. Kincaid’s pieces are often made from “emotionally charged materials,” including the cast-off clothes of loved ones, and involve a time-intensive collage technique that channels the inheritance of a multi-generational familial practice of quilting. The exhibition will be on view through October 8th at the gallery’s Upper East Side location.

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Lorna Simpson: 1985-92 at Hauser & Wirth in September, 2022

 

 

 

Image: Lorna Simpson, Necklines, 1989, 3 silver gelatin prints, 2 engraved plastic plaques, 176.2 x 171.8 x 4.1 cm / 69 3/8 x 67 5/8 x 1 5/8 in © Lorna Simpson. Photo: Adam Reich

Hauser & Wirth New York will begin its fall exhibition season with a survey of foundational works by pioneering multidisciplinary artist Lorna Simpson. Occupying all three floors of the gallery’s 69th Street location, this exhibition traces the impact and enduring influence of Simpson’s earliest output from the 1980s and 90s, with a selection of works on loan from major museums, private collections and the artist’s studio.

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Christopher Bishop to Exhibit Newly Discovered work by Sebastiano Ricci in New York in September, 2022

 

 

 

Image: Sebastiano Ricci (Belluno 1659 – Venice 1734) Diana and Endymion ca. 1720
oil on canvas 94.3 x 147.3 cm

Christopher Bishop Fine Art will exhibit a long-lost work of art from the 18th century by Italian master Sebastiano Ricci from September 16 – October 15, 2022. The painting, titled Diana and Endymion, generated great excitement during its debut at the prestigious art fair TEFAF Maastricht, The Netherlands, from June 25-30, 2022. The viewing this fall at Christopher Bishop Fine Art, 1046 Madison Avenue, marks the first time the work will be show in New York.
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Let us Think About ‘Designing Peace’ ~ an Exhibition Currently on View at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum NYC

 

 

 

Peace Pavilion; Design Team: Collaborative Architecture. Collaborators: Arup, Landscape India, Suranjana Satewalker, Kapil Suralekar Associates, Shibu Raman; Client: Government of India. Location: New Delhi, India 2017. Photo credit: © Collaborative Architecture

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum opened its doors to  “Designing Peace,” an exhibition exploring the unique role design can play in pursuing peace. On view from June 10 through Sept. 4, 2023, the exhibition features design projects from around the world that look at ways to create and sustain more durable peaceful interactions—from creative confrontations that challenge existing structures to designs that demand embracing justice and truth in a search for reconciliation.

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Dieter Schwarz to Curate the Exhibition ‘Head On’ at LGDR in September 2022

 

 

 

Beginning September 8, LGDR will present Head On, an exhibition curated by Dieter Schwarz that explores sculptural depictions of the human face—a site where intellect, power, and the soul are at once made vivid.

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“Matrixes” an All-Women’s Art Show at Kate Oh Gallery

 

 

 

“Matrixes” an all-women’s art show at Kate Oh Gallery

The Kate Oh Gallery will open its doors to the all-women’s art show, “Matrixes” from August 9th through August 27th.

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Eva Hesse: Expanded Expansion to Open at The Guggenheim in July, 2022

 

 

 

Eva Hesse:

Influential and experimental artist Eva Hesse (b. 1936, Hamburg, Germany; d. 1970, New York) sought to make objects that were neither painting nor sculpture, but a hybrid that was all her own. This exhibition centers around Expanded Expansion (1969), a monumental piece from the Guggenheim collection publicly displayed for the first time in 35 years, while also offering a glimpse into the artist’s studio practice and approach to art-making.

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Venus Over Manhattan Opens its Doors to ‘Small Paintings’

 

 

Seth Becker, Cat in Knight’s Costume 2022. Oil on panel; 12 1/4 x 10 in (31.1 x 25.4 cm). Courtesy the artist, Pamela Salisbury Gallery, New York, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York.

Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to present Small Paintings, an exhibition featuring the work of forty-eight artists. Comprising nearly eighty works, the presentation will be on view from June 28 through July 29 at the gallery’s Upper East Side Location.

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Kim Gyoung Min: The Pursuit of Happiness to Open at Kate Oh Gallery

 

 

 

Kim Gyoung Min ‘the Pursuit of Happiness’ at Kate Oh Gallery. Image courtesy of the artist and gallery.

The clever and uplifting sculptures of Korean artist Kim Young Min will be on view as a solo exhibition at Kate Oh Gallery in July. Entitled ‘The Pursuit of Happiness‘, this mother of three children often uses the theme ‘happiness’ in her work.

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Nari Ward: Home of the Brave at The Vilcek Foundation

 

 

 

Nari Ward, Tired, G.O.A.T., 2017, Concrete, sand, fiberglass, black pigment, and rebar, 91 x 59 x 59 in. Image courtesy Vilcek Foundation

The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to present Nari Ward: Home of the Brave, Ward’s first solo exhibition with the foundation. The exhibition, curated by Vilcek Foundation President Rick Kinsel, will be on view from May 31, 2022, to February 3, 2023.

Nari Ward: Home of the Brave includes a selection of works and installations by the Jamaican-born artist. The exhibition provokes an examination of the values espoused in iconic American symbols, including the American flag and the Statue of Liberty. The individual works invite viewers to question how the concepts of democracy, liberty, and belonging are experienced by immigrants, Black people, and other underrepresented communities whose experiences put them outside the dominant white narrative.

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Frick Madison Announces Fall 2022 Installation, Olafur Eliasson and Monet

 

 

 

Claude-Oscar Monet (1840 – 1926) Vétheuil in Winter, 1878-1879oil on canvas27 in. x 35 3/8 in. (68.58 cm x 89.85 cm)Purchased by The Frick Collection, 1942.Accession number: 1942.1.146

In the fall of 2022, the Frick presents a special installation that takes inspiration from the institution’s acclaimed Diptych publication series. In conjunction with a volume focused on Claude Monet’s Vétheuil in Winter, the Frick is installing a new work created for the occasion by Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967 Denmark) alongside the Monet painting, one of the museum’s few Impressionist works. The publication, which will be released simultaneously, features a text by Eliasson and an essay by Frick Curator Emerita Susan Grace Galassi. Each book in the Diptych series, which was launched in 2018, focuses on a single work in the collection, pairing an illuminating essay by a curator with a contribution from a contemporary cultural figure.

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Oriental Philosophy Merge with Western Aesthetics at Kate Oh Gallery with the Exhibition, ‘Convalescence’ by Artist Bong Jung Kim

 

 

 

Bong Jung Kim. Image courtesy of the Artist and the Gallery.

Kate Oh Gallery invites you to Bong Jung Kim’s world of oriental philosophy  merged with western aesthetics. Kim’s art explores a philosophical relationship and quest to the subject matter of love, desire, and longing, bridging the gesture and expression of his body and soul.

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The Annual Madison Avenue Spring Gallery Walk set for Saturday, May 14th

 

 

 

DAG, Image credit: DAG New York. Devayani Krishna; The Owl and the Pig (Tibetan Mask Dance); Gouache on paper, 1950; 15.2 x 22.5 in./38.6 x 57.2 cm.

A prestigious roster of over 60 internationally acclaimed galleries will open their doors for tours and discussions of their current exhibitions during the Madison Avenue Spring Gallery Walk 2022 on May 14. The event, held in association with ARTnews, is timed to celebrate Madison Avenue Art & Design Weekend and Frieze Week. It encompasses many of the foremost galleries located on Madison Avenue between 57th and 86th streets and the adjoining side streets.

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Clyde Hopkins ~ Chaunticlere: Paintings from the 1980s at Upsilon Gallery

 

 

 

Clyde Hopkins: The Icon 1986. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Upsilon Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of seminal paintings by the late British artist Clyde Hopkins (1946-2018) titled Chaunticlere: Paintings from the 1980s, on view from April 22 to June 18, 2022. Presented in cooperation with the artist’s estate, this group of works places enormous value on emotional spontaneity, instinctive creation and scale in response to political and social issues in the wake of Thatcherism. This exhibition marks the first showing of Hopkins’ artworks with Upsilon Gallery in New York.

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‘Stage Fright,’ Curated by Rachel Harrison on View at LGDR ~ Extended Through June 18th

 

 

 

Stage Fright, exhibition view courtesy of the gallery.

Guided by a desire to illuminate and to inspire reflection on the sculptural form, Dominique Lévy of LGDR invited Rachel Harrison to curate a presentation of 20th-century sculpture. The exhibition that emerged presents a group of works that consider modernism’s devotion to that most fundamental of subjects: the human figure. Stage Fright  features works by Louise Bourgeois, Constantin Brancusi, Marcel Duchamp, Marisol Escobar, Alberto Giacometti, Yves Klein, and Alina Szapocznikow that represent the body in extremis—shown ruptured in pieces or pared down to the essentials—in surrogates that stand for the whole.

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Getulio Alviani: Alviani X Ancient at C1760 Gallery

 

 

 

Alviani X Ancient, Exhibition view, Presented by C1760. Photo by Arturo Sanchez

C1760 is pleased to present “Alviani X Ancient,” a new exhibition featuring a dazzling display of abstract art and jewelry by Getulio Alviani (1939-2018), a key figure in Zero, and Optical, in dialogue with antiquities from three millennia. The most exclusive of Alvin’s works will be on view, including never before shown artworks from his private estate and some only displayed in the most prestigious institutions. “Alviani X Ancient” will be on view at 38 East 70th Street from Thursday, April 7 to Sunday, May 22, 2022.

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Cindy Sherman. 1977 ~ 1982 to Open at Hauser & Wirth New York, 69th Street

 

 

 

Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still, 1978; Gelatin silver print, Edition of 10, 2 AP; 8 x 10in/20.3 x 25.4 cm © Cindy Sherman. courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

With her early work, Cindy Sherman revolutionized the role of the camera in artistic practice and opened the door for generations of artists and critics to rethink photography as a medium. On 4 May 2022, Hauser & Wirth New York will present over one hundred works from Sherman’s most groundbreaking and influential early series – including the complete set of 70 Untitled Film Stills, Rear Screen Projections and Centerfolds – in her first major solo exhibition with the gallery.

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LGDR to Unveil Three Exhibitions in Two NYC Locations in Advance of New Gallery on East 89th Street

 

 

 

The new international art venture LGDR will inaugurate its New York City program on April 7, 2022, with the opening of three exhibitions spotlighting exceptional painters and sculptors of the 20th and 21st centuries. Illuminating important contributions to the art historical canon, this trio of presentations will unfold across two locations on Manhattan’s Upper East Side—at the landmark Beaux-Arts building at 3 East 89th Street, which will in late 2022 become LGDR’s flagship, and at 909 Madison Avenue, the gallery’s temporary space.

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The Met Unveils Winslow Homer’s Watercolors & Oil Paintings this April, 2022

 

 

 

Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910). The Gulf Stream, 1899. Oil on canvas, 28 1/8 x 49 1/8 in. (71.4 x 124.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1906 (06.1234)

Renowned for his powerful paintings of American life and scenery, Winslow Homer (1836–1910) remains a consequential figure whose art continues to appeal to broad audiences. Opening April 11, 2022, Winslow Homer: Crosscurrents will reconsider the artist’s work through the lens of conflict, a theme that spans his prolific career. A persistent fascination with struggle permeates Homer’s art—from emblematic images of the Civil War and Reconstruction that examine the effects of the conflict on the landscape, soldiers, and formerly enslaved people to dramatic scenes of rescue and hunting, as well as monumental seascapes and dazzling tropical works painted throughout the Atlantic world. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be The Met’s iconic The Gulf Stream, a painting that reveals Homer’s lifelong engagement with the charged subjects of race, geopolitics, and nature. Featuring 88 oils and watercolors, this major loan exhibition represents the largest critical overview of Homer’s art and life in more than a quarter of a century.

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Schmidt Ocean Institute’s Artist-at-Sea Collection on view at NYC Explorers Club

 

 

 

Image via Nautilus Magazine

The Schmidt Ocean Institute has a unique way to deepen our understanding of our Ocean. Using artists as storytellers, the Institute created the Artist-at-Sea Program, with artists conceptualizing the important research done by scientists ~ and they do this aboard the research vessel, Falkor.

The Schmidt Ocean Institute’s Artist-at-Sea Collection will be presenting The Nautilus Ocean Exhibit from March 16 through the 20th at the NYC Explorer’s Club.

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The Mad Silkman: Zika & Lida Ascher Textiles and Fashion at Czech Center New York

 

 

Screen-printed Giselle silk crepe, 1969, © Peter Ascher. Photo © The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, Ondřej Kocourek, Ascher Family Archive

Czech Center New York in collaboration with UPM, The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague presents “Mad Silkman: Zika & Lida Ascher Textiles and Fashion,” the first U.S. exhibition focused on the life and work of Zika and Lida Ascher, a husband-and-wife duo who left Czechoslovakia before the outbreak of WW2 and built a textile empire in the United Kingdom, which supplied fabrics to the international fashion industry. The exhibition will be on view March 25-May 20, 2022.

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The ‘Rainbow Group Show’ will Open at Kate Oh Gallery

 

 

 

Artist, Lori LaMont ‘Delectable Yeast Breads’ 40 x 60 inches, watercolor on paper. Image courtesy of the gallery.

In his curator’s statement, Pema Rinzin begins by speaking about why he chose ‘The Rainbow‘ as the subject for this show. Addressing the difficult times we live in, he asked each artist to choose their own vision of rainbow colors as an expression of their joy. “Just as the rainbow unifies many joyous colors, this group show brings together a color full celebration.”

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Frick Madison Presents ‘Propagazioni: Giuseppe Penone at Sèvres’

 

 

 

Gallery view of Propagazioni: Giuseppe Penone at Sèvres, adjacent to the porcelain gallery at Frick MadisonPhoto: Joseph Coscia Jr.

Beginning March 17, 2022, The Frick Collection will present a one-room installation by Italian artist Giuseppe Penone (b. 1947) at the museum’s temporary home, Frick Madison. Displayed in the broader context of the museum’s decorative arts and Old Master paintings and sculpture, this unprecedented exhibition by the acclaimed Arte Povera artist is the first to feature his work in the medium of porcelain. Consisting of eleven disks created during a 2013 collaboration with the Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory in France, works never before shown publicly, this project invites a dialogue with the Frick’s rich holdings in the medium. Penone’s series of disks will be shown on the third floor in concert with a nearby gallery featuring eighteenth-century porcelains by several renowned manufactories. Propagazioni: Giuseppe Penone at Sèvres is organized by Giulio Dalvit, the Frick’s Assistant Curator of Sculpture, and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue authored by Dalvit, with an introduction by Xavier F. Salomon, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator.

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Kate Oh Gallery presents ‘The Korean Archetype’ by Artist, Miky (Yoohyun) Kim

 

 

 

Artist Miky (Yoohyun) Kim

Kate Oh Gallery will open its doors to the exhibition ‘The Korean Archetype’ on March 1st, with works by artist Miky (Yoohyun) Kim.

In her work, Kim molds countless tile-roofs, metaphorically alluding to Korea’s traditional tile-roof houses that represent Korean women who led lives of obedience, forbearance and self-sacrifice under those very roofs. Through her practice, Kim pays homage to the Korean women who endured suffocating social customs, physical and emotional agony, all the while praying for the wellbeing of her family and loved ones.

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Upsilon Gallery Opens New Upper East Side Space with Inaugural Exhibition ‘Osvaldo Mariscotti: Kaleidoscope’

 

 

 

Osvaldo Mariscotti, Infinity, 2014, oil and enamel on wood.Image courtesy of the gallery.

Upsilon Gallery, a fine print publisher specializing in International postwar and contemporary art, will open their new flagship location on the Upper East Side at 23 East 67th Street on February 25th with its inaugural exhibition “Kaleidoscope” by artist Osvaldo Mariscotti.

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‘Occupy #3 ~ Networks’ Exhibition to Occupy The Consulate General Of France in New York

 

 

 

Artist, Fanny Allié, The Medal, 2022, found textile and objects. H 7′ x W 5′. Image courtesy of the artist.

Occupy Networks, a collective of over 100 independent artists and curators, was invited to ‘occupy’ the Consulate General of France in New York. The artists and curators of this exhibition have all lived or worked in France.

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The Black Index at Hunter College Art Galleries

 

 

 

Hunter College Art Galleries will open its doors to the traveling group exhibition The Black Index featuring the work of Dennis Delgado, Alicia Henry, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Titus Kaphar, Whitfield Lovell, and Lava Thomas. The artists included in The Black Index build upon the tradition of Black self-representation as an antidote to colonialist images. Using drawing, performance, printmaking, sculpture, and digital technology to transform the recorded image, these artists question our reliance on photography as a privileged source for documentary objectivity and understanding. Their works offer an alternative practice—a Black index—that still serves as a finding aid for information about Black subjects, but also challenges viewers’ desire for classification.

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Paper Unbound: The Drawn Menagerie at Christopher Bishop Fine Art

 

 

Nicholas Huet, A White Dwarf Spitz, 1820; watercolor and bodycolour on vellum; 8 59/127 x 12 51/127 inches. Image courtesy of the gallery

Paper Unbound: The Drawn Menagerie, an exhibition of more than three centuries of works on paper featuring animals, will be on view at Christopher Bishop Fine Art in New York City from January 21 through March 11, 2022. The show will be presented as part of Master Drawings New York, which runs from January 21 – 29, 2022.

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The Fabulous ‘Holiday House NYC’ Event Set for December 8-10 in NYC

 

 

 

Holiday House NYC past event; Barbara Ostrom by Phillip Ennis

Holiday House NYC is returning to New York City for a LIVE event, which will showcase their beloved design industry members and talented interior designers as they come together to raise critical funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). The event will run from December 8th through December 10th at The Elizabeth Taylor Mansion located at 10 West 56th Street, NYC.

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The Annual ‘Miracle On Madison Avenue’ Set for December 4th

 

 

 

Since 1986, the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District (B.I.D.) has chosen to celebrate the holidays by presenting Miracle on Madison Avenue. A cherished New York holiday shopping tradition, the 35th Annual Miracle on Madison Avenue will be held this year on Saturday, December 4.

“Thirty-five years ago, two Madison Avenue shop owners organized their neighbors for the first Miracle on Madison Avenue as a coordinated way for Madison Avenue stores and shoppers to give to New York City children in need,” said Matthew Bauer, President of the Madison Avenue B.I.D.  “The longevity and continued enthusiasm for this event is testament to the commitment of Madison Avenue to making the holiday season brighter for NYC kids. In this difficult year, we ask shoppers to make their holiday purchases count for so much more, and support the pediatric programs of The Society of MSK simply by buying their gifts on Madison Avenue on December 4.”

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Carlton Fine Arts Presents Miami Art Week in NYC

 

 

 

Carlton Fine Arts Ltd. will present Miami Art Week in New York, showcasing all the beloved artists one would find at the Miami fairs this December. The gallery will feature key works by Warhol, Haring, Basquiat, Miro, Chagall, Mr. Brainwash, Kaws, Linjie Deng and more. The exhibition will be on view from November 15, 2021 – January 15, 2022, at the Carlton Fine Arts Ltd. location at 543 Madison Avenue, between 54th/55th Streets, NYC.

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Carrie Mae Weems to Premiere New Multidisciplinary Commissions at Park Avenue Armory ~ ‘The Shape of Things’

 

 

 

The historic Park Avenue Armory

One of the most eminent image makers and social commentators in America, MacArthur Fellow Carrie Mae Weems returns to the Armory this fall with a major new commission and the largest, most significant exhibition of her multidisciplinary artistic practice in the last decade. Throughout her career, Weems has produced a prolific and complex body of work, pushing the boundaries of photography and blurring the line between art and activism. Her new work, The Shape of Things, builds on the convening of the same name and accompanying public programming that Weems hosted at the Armory during her residency in 2017, using art as a lens to probe the political and social issues of the day. Reflecting the “circus- like” quality of contemporary American political life, Weems conjures a dark setting in the Armory’s Wade Thompson Drill Hall with an exhibition that encompasses the breadth of her artistic output—including new multimedia installations and iconic works from the past decade, as well as a performance series and convening of artists. This timely project, which will be situated in the Drill Hall from December 2 through December 31, 2021, was conceived as a platform for collective investigation and reflection on the complexity of the American experience.

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Colnaghi New York Presents Recently Rediscovered Works by Donatello, Tintoretto, and Antonio Lombardo

 

 

 

Antonio Lombardo Death of Lucretia c. 1510 Marble; 48.3 x 42.9 cm(19 x 16 7/8 in.) Courtesy of Colnaghi

This November, audiences will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience rare and newly discovered masterworks by some of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance, including Donatello, Tintoretto, Antonio Lombardo, and Benedetto da Rovezzano, in a special exhibition at Colnaghi New York. Featuring five exquisite sculptures— including a recently rediscovered terracotta bust by Donatello—alongside a newly attributed portrait painting by the great Venetian master Jacopo Tintoretto, the exhibition marks a rare occasion in which such a significant number of museum-quality works from the Italian Renaissance will come to the market at one time.

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‘Tree of Knowledge’ ~ Hilma af Klint will be on view at David Zwirner Gallery

 

 

 

Image: Hilma af Klint, Tree of Knowledge, No. 1, 1913–1915 (detail)

David Zwirner is pleased to present Tree of Knowledge, an exhibition of a rare set of Hilma af Klint’s groundbreaking 1913–1915 series of works on paper of the same title, on view at the gallery’s 34 East 69th Street location in New York. This recently discovered group of eight watercolors is among the few works by the artist to exist outside of the holdings of the Hilma af Klint Foundation. This will be a singular opportunity for New York audiences to experience the artist’s revelatory work, and follows the highly acclaimed 2018–2019 exhibition Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future, held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

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The Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk ~ October 23rd

 

 

 

A prestigious roster of internationally acclaimed galleries will open their doors for curator tours and talks of their current exhibitions during the Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk on October 23 from 11am-5pm. One of New York’s favorite art events, this is a prime opportunity to visit the participating galleries located on Madison Avenue between 57th and 86th Streets. Organized by the Madison Avenue B.I.D, Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk is free and open to the public.

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Living Histories: Queer Views and Old Masters at Frick Madison

 

 

 

Salman Toor (b. Lahore, Pakistan, 1983) Museum Boys, 2021; Oil on panel; 30 x 40 inches; © Salman Toor; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York. Photo by Farzad Owrang

The installation at Frick Madison has prompted new ways of looking at the Frick’s paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts—works predominantly made in Europe from the thirteenth through nineteenth centuries. Living Histories: Queer Views and Old Masters is the latest addition in a broader program in the past decade that has celebrated a range of voices and perspectives through digital productions, installations, publications, and collaborations.

At various times during the next year, four New York–based artists will engage with Old Master paintings in the permanent collection, each presenting a single new work on the second floor, where paintings by Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Holbein are displayed. These “pop-up” presentations, each running for a limited number of months, will initiate fresh conversations with the institution’s traditional figurative holdings, with particular emphasis on issues of gender and queer identity typically excluded from narratives of early modern European art.

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‘César: Sacred Anarchy’ on View at Salon 94

 

 

 

Installation view, César, Sacred Anarchy, 2021 Courtesy of the Fondation César and Salon 94, New York. Photo: Farzad Owrang

Iconic and iconoclastic. Prolific and destructive. Reverential and rebellious. “Loved and detested,” according to his obituary in Le Monde, the French newspaper. What distinguishes César (1921-1998) from other giants of postwar art is the dichotomous, dangerous dynamism of his oeuvre. Within his sculptures, there are antithetical forces at work ~ pushing and pulling against the modern tradition, the French cultural establishment, and the nascent mass consumerism of his time. A founding member of the 20th-century Nouveau Réalisme movement, César looms large in the art canon. His masterpieces remain ever relevant, offering fresh perspectives.

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Erna Rosenstein. Once Upon a Time at Hauser & Wirth New York

 

 

 

Poświata (Afterglow), 1968; oil on canvas; 58 x 66 cm (22 7/8 x 26 in); Photo Marek Gardulski. Erna Rosenstein © The Estate of Erna Rosenstein/Adam Sandauer; Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Foksal Gallery Foundation

Beginning 30 September, Hauser & Wirth will debut ‘Erna Rosenstein: Once Upon a Time,’ the first monographic exhibition outside of Poland devoted to Erna Rosenstein (1913 – 2004). One of the key figures of the Polish avant-garde, Rosenstein’s wartime survival, commitment to Surrealism, and lifelong adherence to leftist ideologies course through a remarkable array of paintings, drawings, and assemblage sculptures, as well as poems, diaristic writings, and deceptively whimsical children’s stories. Steeped in an extraordinary history and responding to the Nazi occupation of Poland, personal traumas suffered in the Holocaust, the postwar sociopolitical upheaval of her native country, and passionate engagement in the intellectual circles of her times, Erna Rosenstein’s work defies simple classification. Her six-decades long career was fueled by the formation of prewar artistic, intellectual, and political affiliations, and is expressed through her continued oscillation between autobiographical figuration and biomorphic abstraction. Grappling with themes of memory, trauma, longing, and loss, she used paint, ink, and found materials to suggest a world tinged with allegory, enchantment, and fairy tale.

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‘Christo: Nature/Environments’ on view at Galerie Gmurzynska New York

 

 

 

Christo: The Gates. (Project for Central Park, New York) Image via Estate of the Artist / Courtesy of Galerie Gmurzynska

Galerie Gmurzynska is delighted to present a selection of works by Christo (1935-2020) in celebration of the city of New York and the late artist’s relationship to it, as well as other significant sites in the United States during the half-century that Christo lived and worked in America.

Nature/Environments, which will be on view from now through December 31, includes works from 1968-2013, spanning decades of both the city’s history as well as Christo’s career. This exhibition runs in conjunction with Nature/Environments at Galerie Gmurzynska Zurich, which showcases Christo’s European works. These exhibitions are an homage to the late masters upcoming L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, to be shown in Paris September 18 – October 3, 2021. It was Christo’s wish that this remarkable project, originally devised in 1961, be carried out posthumously.

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Peter Sis ~ The Wall: How I Grew Up Behind The Iron Curtain to open at the Czech Center NYC

 

 

 

Peter Sis~The Wall. Image courtesy Czech

Czech Center New York presents Peter Sis~The Wall, a documentary exhibition by the internationally acclaimed illustrator, author and filmmaker. Curated by Joachim Dvořák and Michaela Šilpochová, the exhibition is based on Sis’s award-winning autobiographical picture book “The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain.”

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Constance DeJong: A Survey Exhibition of the Artist’s Work at Hunter College Art Galleries

 

 

Constance DeJong: A Survey Exhibition of the Artist’s Work. Image courtesy Hunter College Art Gallery

The Hunter College Art Galleries will be reopening on August 24th with Constance DeJong: a survey exhibition, marking the artist’s first solo show at an institutional gallery. For over four decades, DeJong—“a person of language”—has made daring, original forays into the intersections of the formal avant-garde in experimental prose writing, multi-media spoken text works, and user-navigated digitalprojects. Well known for her contributions to New York’s downtown performance art and avant-garde music scene in the 1970s and ’80s, DeJong is considered one of the progenitors of media art, or “time-based media.”This exhibition highlights DeJong’s hybrid mode of art making, featuring work from the past three decades and debuting several new works by the artist.

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Spring/Break Art Show 2021 NYC opening in September 8-13

 

 

 

Spring/Break Art Show returns for its tenth New York City shows with more than 100 curatorial exhibitions from the First-Look Collectors Preview one Wednesday, September 8th through September 13th.

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Lévy Gorvy Announces Mickalene Thomas: Beyond the Pleasure Principle

 

 

 

MICKALENE THOMAS. Jet Blue #25 (detail), 2021. Rhinestones, acrylic paint, chalk pastel, mixed media paper and archival pigment prints on museum board mounted on dibond, 84.25 x 61 in (213.995 x 154.94 cm). © Mickalene Thomas / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Dominique Lévy and Brett Gorvy, co-founders of Lévy Gorvy, announced today that the gallery will host an international exhibition unfolding across its spaces in four world capitals—New York, London, Paris, and Hong Kong—over the course of fall 2021, unveiling interconnected bodies of new work by acclaimed American artist Mickalene Thomas (b. 1971, Camden, NJ). This multi-site presentation, Beyond the Pleasure Principle, will feature paintings, installations, and video works that expand Thomas’ decades-long exploration of the Black female body as a realm of power, eroticism, agency, and inspiration, and a vehicle for reformulating familiar visual idioms of modernism inherited from some of the 20th century’s most influential masters. Presented in uniquely designed environments for each of the four locations, Thomas’ exhibition will also include a video made in collaboration with her life partner and muse Racquel Chevremont, an art advisor, curator, and collector.

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Art House to Take Over Barney’s New York Building at 660 Madison Avenue

 

 

 

I660 Madison Avenue, NYC. mage courtesy ArtHouse

Art House, the world’s first fine art hub of its kind, will open its doors in November 2021 at 660 Madison Avenue, the former flagship location of Barneys New York. Art House is envisioned by Co-Founders Michael Plummer, Jeff Rabin, and Geoff Fox, the team who previously collaborated to bring TEFAF to New York in what was a game-changing moment in what an art fair could be. Boasting an architectural refresh by Kulapat Yantrasast and the team of WHY Architecture, Art House provides fresh solutions to the critical needs of a new era in the art world, announced by its press release.

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Opera Gallery Celebrates Sculpture Artist, Manolo Valdés in a Solo Exhibition

 

 

 

Azules, 2021; 51 x 51 in./130 x 130 cm; mixed media. Images courtesy of the gallery.

Opera Gallery will celebrate famous painter and sculptor Manolo Valdés with an unprecedented solo exhibition simply titled Manolo Valdés at their New York location (791 Madison Avenue), opening on May 20th and running through June 20th.

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Don’t Miss the 2021 ‘Madison Avenue Art & Design Weekend, May 14-16

 

 

 

The worlds of art and design will intersect during Madison Avenue Art & Design Weekend May 14-16. The Madison Avenue B.I.D., in partnership with Design Pavilion’s WINDOWS Open to the Sky, will showcase student art from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in a series of available store windows. This NYC End-of-Year Student Design Showcase has been organized by Design Pavilion and ArtsThread, in collaboration with NYCxDesign, to present the work of students in lieu of the cancelled end-of-year student exhibitions due to the pandemic. It will be an extremely noteworthy public display at a time when students, schools and public need uplifting and hope.

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David Smith: Follow My Path to go On View at Hauser & Wirth New York, 69th Street

 

 

 

Study for ‘The Hero’ 1951; Watercolor and ink on paper; 46.4 x 57.8 cm/18 1/4 x 22 3/4 in.; Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Terese and Alvin S. Lane Collection; Courtesy the Estate of David Smith and Hauser & Wirth. © 2021 The Estate of David Smith/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

New York… In a 1952 lecture at the Detroit Institute of Arts, David Smith (1906 – 1965) described the inspiration behind one of his recent sculptures, saying ‘My wish is that you travel by perception the path which I traveled in creating it. That same wish goes for the rest of my work.’ Taking its title from his remarks, ‘David Smith: Follow My Path’ will go on view at Hauser & Wirth New York beginning 27 April.

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Katie Stout: Verdant Malformations at Venus Over Manhattan

 

 

 

Katie Stout, Janet, 2021; Ceramic, bronze, glass, gold luster; 69 x 32 x 17 in (175.3 x 81.3 x 43.2 cm) Photos: Blaine Davis

Venus Over Manhattan will open its doors to Verdant Malformations, an exhibition of new works by Katie Stout on April 6th.

Stout’s sculptures, referencing the excessive detail of Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s still-life portraits and the dystopian visions of Hieronymus Bosch, evoke states of material decay and regeneration. Her over-ripe, perishing natural forms serve as memento mori, but also as a reminders of life’s resilience. Bold but delicate, Stout’s constructions advance her ongoing exploration of the female form as a site upon which our culture enacts its preoccupations with ornament, allure, and value.

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Debora Hirsch: Firmamento on view at Hutchinson Modern & Contemporary

 

 

 

Debora Hirsch, Firmamento (Mandjoca), 2020; Acrylic and oil on Canvas; 34 x 34 in; 86.4 x 86.4 cm. Image courtesy of the gallery

Hutchinson Modern & Contemporary opened its doors to Debora Hirsch: Firmamento. The exhibition will feature a selection of works by Debora Hirsch from three of her most significant series to date.

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