Just in Time for Memorial Day Weekend 2021 ~ Fotografiska New York

 

 

 

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.

Above, Vogue, The Arab Issue by acclaimed artist Hassan Hajjaj includes vibrant portraiture and video works set inside a world of bold colors, varied textures, and frenzied patterns.

Where Dreams Lie, 2020 © Adrienne Raquel. Courtesy of the Artist.

Above, In ONYX, NYC-based photographer and art director Adrienne Raquel captures exotic dancers from the famed Club Onyx strip club in Houston, Texas. Raquel’s photography has appeared on magazine covers for titles including Vanity Fair, Elle,, and GQ ~ this is her first solo museum exhibition.

 

Tom of Finland, Aarno, 1976, Silver Gelatin Print, Tom of Finland Foundation Permanent Collection © 1976-2021 Tom of Finland Foundation

The Darkroom celebrates Tom of Finland‘s 100th anniversary with a deep-dive into the artist’s life and work process. The exhibition consists of photographic portraits that served as reference images for Tom of Finland’s famed homoerotic drawings.

Ping Pong Balls, from the For Your Eyes Only series, 2013. © Pixy Liao

Your Gaze Belongs to Me, the first solo museum exhibition by Chinese photographer Pixy Liao, includes more than 50 works from two series, Experimental Relationship, and the outgrowth series For Your Eyes Only.  In these series, Liao explores the possibilities of portraiture in depicting modern, romantic, heterosexual partnerships.

3-D, 2010 © Miles Aldridge Photo courtesy of the artist, Fahey/Klein Gallery and Fotografiska
  • Virgin Mary. Supermarkets. Popcorn. Photographs 1999 to 2020 is the largest US retrospective of British artist and photographer Miles Aldridge. The exhibition is a best-of from Miles’ oeuvre – drawing from his series of cinematically inspired tableaus as well as an incredible array of portraiture, featuring popular celebrity figures such as Sophie Turner, Viola Davis, Michael Fassbender, and Donatella Versace.

Save the Date for Art Talks.

Red Nails, 2014© Pixy Liao

Flipping The Gaze, an Art Talk, Wednesday, May 26th from 7-8pm.

Join Shanghai-born artist Pixy Liao in conversation with Associate Professor of Practice — Arts, Culture and Media Department at Rutgers University, Alexandra Chang for a conversation foregrounding Pixy’s work as it upends how Asian Americans, and particularly Asian American women, are perceived in popular culture. This is the first of four events presented with the Asian American Arts Alliance surrounding Pixy Liao’s exhibition Your Gaze Belongs To Me.

Antwaun Sargent (left), Adrienne Raquel (right)

Adrienne Raquel with Antwaun Sargent, an Art Talk, June 4th from 7-8pm.

Adrienne Raquel will be joined by writer, editor and curator Antwaun Sargent to discuss Raquel’s alluring and provocative photographic exploration of the famed Onyx strip club in Houston, Texas.

© Fotografiska New York

Family Fun Series on Sunday, June 6th from 10am to Noon. Fotografiska Family Fun Days are led by Catalina Kulczar, a photographer, teacher and mother who loves to teach children about the many ways of connecting with the world. This season’s activities are inspired by Susan Meiselas, an award-winning Magnum photographer, and her new book Eyes Open: 23 Photography Projects for Curious Kids.

Image Courtesy Heather Olker Photography

Midweek Mindfulness, weekly meditations every Wednesday from 6-6:45pm. Hit pause. Enter a deep state of relaxation with our weekly meditation and sound bath series, inspired by an exhibition currently on view. Led by Urban Yoga Foundation founder, Ghylian Bell.

Fotografiska New York is located in the historic 281 Park Avenue at 22nd Street in the Flatiron District, NYC.

While you there, take a walk over to Madison Square Park for the new installation Ghost Forest by artist Maya Lin. Check out more on view in GothamToGo, Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to add to your list in May!

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