Theaster Gates: Hold Me, Hold Me, Hold Me to Open at White Cube New York on January 26th

 

 

 

Exhibition ‘Theaster Gates: Hold Me, Hold Me, Hold Me’ at White Cube New York. Photo credit:© Roberta Fineberg

White Cube is pleased to present ‘Hold Me, Hold Me, Hold Me’ by Theaster Gates, the artist’s first solo exhibition at White Cube New York, located at 1002 Madison Avenue.

The title of the exhibition honours the 1970s duet ‘Be Real Black For Me’ by Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack. Drawing from the echoed repetition of the phrase ‘hold me’ midway through the song, Gates explores the connections between music, composition, and the complex interactions between artistry and mental health, acknowledging the truth of Hathaway’s own profound struggles with fame and creative transmission during his lifetime.

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Permanent Exhibition of harlem is…. Theater, Music, and Dance to Unveil at Harlem Hospital

 

 

 

Image courtesy Community Works/New Heritage Theatre Group

Community Works/New Heritage Theatre Group and Harlem Hospital Center are celebrating the historic launch of a permanent exhibition of harlem is . . . Theater, Music, and Dance at Harlem Hospital Center. This dynamic, landmark, multimedia installation is a unique salute to people who have built and are sustaining Harlem’s cultural legacy.

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Canadian Curator Evlyne Laurin Unveils ‘Reimagining Icons: Counter-Narratives and Histories Enriched’ at Claire Oliver Gallery

 

 

 

Moridja Kiting Banza, Christ Pantocrator n °36, 2023. Image courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery


Claire Oliver Gallery is pleased to present Reimagining Icons: Counter-Narratives and Histories Enriched, an exhibition created by Canadian curator Evlyne Laurin and featuring new works by artists Moridja Kitenge Banza, Simone Elizabeth Saunders, Erika DeFreitas, and Shanna Strauss. The exhibition highlights the experience of a global diaspora of Black communities through art. The four artists’ work are in dialogue, they explore and reclaim the complexities and intricacies around the dualism of diasporic identity and a collective reimagining of heritage.  Their artwork, which ranges from paintings to works on wood and sculptures, will be on view at Claire Oliver Gallery’s Harlem space, opening January 19 and running through March 9, 2024.

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Celebrating Black History Month 2024 in NYC

 

 

 

Photographer Alex Harsley, for the inaugural opening of the gallery at the Apoolo’s Victoria Theater

This year’s theme for Black History Month 2024 celebrates “African Americans and the Arts.” So it is fitting that our featured image is of the opening of the gallery at the Apollo’s Victoria Theater, with photographer Alex Harsley’s visual exploration of Black artists and creativity.

Don’t miss Brooklyn-based Asase Yan Cultural Arts Foundation’s 7-day cultural festival, the Harlem Chamber Players, Manhattan School of Music, the Harlem Fine Arts Show and much more.

Here are a few suggestions for celebrating Black History Month 2024.

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Public Art Fund + JCDecaux Bus Shelters Presents ‘Clifford Prince King: Let me know when you get home’

 

 

 

Opening February 21, Public Art Fund will present Clifford Prince King’s series of 13 new photographs, Let me know when you get home. This tender autobiographical series will be displayed on 330 JCDecaux bus shelters and newsstands across New York, Chicago, and Boston.

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Ki Smith Gallery Presents ‘Poetry & Pose: Screen Tests by Andy Warhol’

 

 

 

Andy Warhol, Lou Reed (ST2661), 1966, 16mm film, black-and-white, silent, 4.4 minutes at 16 frames per second, © The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved. Film still courtesy The Andy Warhol Museum.

Poetry and Pose: Screen Tests by Andy Warhol is an exhibition of forty-one Screen Tests shot between 1964 and 1966,,showcasing sixteen beautiful individuals including Binghamton Birdie, Lucinda Childs, Roderick Clayton, John Giorno, Beverly Grant, Kenneth King, Donyale Luna, and Edie Sedgwick. The exhibition will be at Ki Smith Gallery from February 24th to March 31st, 2024, and is curated by Greg Pierce, Director of Film & Video at The Andy Warhol Museum.

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Apollo’s Victoria Theater Gallery to Open with ‘From The Victoria to The Village: A Visual History of Black Creative Spaces’

 

 

 

Celebrate the opening of The Apollo’s Victoria Theater with this visual exploration of Black artists and creativity from the 1950s through the early 2000s. Photographer and gallerist Alex Harsley’s exhibition details the visual history of Black creative spaces in NYC.

The gallery exhibition will be on view from February 1 through April 30, 2024. The Apollo’s Victoria Theater is located at 233 West 125th Street and is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 11am to 6pm.

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4heads Presents ‘Portal: Shifting Landscapes’

 

 

 

Installation view, Portal: Shifting Landscape. Image courtesy 4heads

Portal: Shifting Landscapes is an event created by organizers and artists working together to share art in a space donated by ChaShaMa. This collaboration brings artists and community members together in ways that build relationships and unlock creativity.

The exhibition will be on view from January 27 to February 10, 2024 at 340 East 64th Street, NYC. An Opening Reception will be held on January 27th from 6-9pm.

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Kathia St. Hilaire: Mounting Spirits, Resisting Empire at Perrotin New York

 

 

 

Kathia St. Hilaire, mamita yuan, 2023. Oil-based relief on canvas collage with skin-lightening cream, steel, aluminum, bank notes, price tags, banana stickers, silkscreen, and tires. 71 x 66 inch. Photographer: Guillaume Ziccarelli. Courtesy of the artist and Perrotin.

Perrotin is pleased to present Mounting Spirits, Resisting Empire, the gallery’s first exhibition by Haitian-American artist Kathia St. Hilaire. In her new body of textile works, the artist will explore the history of the Banana Wars in Central America and the Caribbean in the early 1900s. Employing an innovative reduction relief printmaking process, and incorporating nontraditional materials, she creates ornate tapestries that seek to preserve Haitian history and Vodun religion.

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‘Mary Lucier: Leaving Earth’ at Cristin Tierney Gallery

 

 

 

Installation view of Mary Lucier: Leaving Earth (Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York, January 19 – March 2, 2024). Photograph by Adam Reich. Credit: All images are Courtesy the artist and Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York.

Cristin Tierney Gallery is pleased to present Leaving Earth, an exhibition of new video work by Mary Lucier. The exhibition opens Friday, January 19th with a reception from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, and continues through March 2nd. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and she will be present at the reception.

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‘Michelangelo Lovelace: Cleveland by Night’ at Fort Gansevoort

 

 

 

Michelangelo Lovelace, Starry Night Over The City, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 53 x 50.25 inches. © Michelangelo Loveland Estate. Courtesy of the artist’s estate and Fort Gansevoort, New York.

Beginning February 1, 2024, Fort Gansevoort will present Cleveland by Night, its second exhibition devoted to the work of late artist Michelangelo Lovelace (1960-2021). On view will be paintings and drawings depicting nocturnal city life in Cleveland, Ohio—exterior and interior tableaux capturing the city where he was born and lived for all of his sixty years.

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Mary Weatherford: Sea and Space to Open at Gagosian

 

 

 

Mary Weatherford, Small Terracotta Event, 2023, Flashe on Linen, 79 x 93 inches (200.7 x 236.2 cm) © Mary Weatherford. Photo: FredikNilsen Studio Courtesy the artist and Ga.gosian

The paintings are inspired by the color of the forest and the sea.

—Mary Weatherford

Gagosian is pleased to announce Sea and Space, an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Mary Weatherford at the gallery’s 980 Madison Avenue location from January 18 to March 2.

Dominated by the color green, Weatherford’s new paintings make visual reference to arboreal and aquatic environments. Some of them also revivify the pairing of empyreal and oceanic imagery that appeared in her work decades ago. There are allusions, too, to outer space, an interest reflected in and maintained by Weatherford’s collection of NASA photographs and by her visits to the Hayden Planetarium in New York.

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‘The Flesh of the Earth’ Curated by Enuma Okoro to Open at Hauser & Wirth

 

 

 

Olafur Ellasson, Now, here, nowhere, 2023; colored glass, driftwood, 106.5 x 230.8 x 13 cm/41 7/8 x 990 7/8 x 5 1/8 in ©Olafur Ellasson courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York and Los Angeles

Hauser & Wirth New York is pleased to present ‘The Flesh of the Earth,’ a multidisciplinary exhibition curated by Nigerian-American writer and critic Enuma Okoro. Through work by artists Olafur Eliasson, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Jenny Holzer, Rashid Johnson, Haley Mellin, Cassi Namoda, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum and Billie Zangewa, the presentation, in the words of Okoro, ‘encourages us all to consider ways of decentering ourselves from the prevalent anthropocentric narrative, to reimagine a more intimate relationship with the earth and to renew our connection with the life-force energy that surges through all of creation, both human and more-than-human. Our human bodies—one of a diversity of created bodies of the natural world—are the primary language with which we dialogue with the earth. By acknowledging that these varied bodies are always in relationship we reawaken our awareness of the quality of those relationships, considering where we may falter or harm, and also deepen our appreciation and recognition of our interdependence with the more-than-human world.’ Opening February 1.

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‘Peter Nadin: The Invisible World’ at Off Paradise Gallery

 

 

 

Peter Nadin, Dave-id Looks in a Mirror (Sees Himself), 2022. Oil on panel,, 49 1/2 x 41 3/8 (125.73 x 105.09 cm) PN1397OP. Image courtesy of the artist and Off Paradise New York

Off Paradise will open its doors to Peter Nadin: The Invisible World, a second solo exhibition by the artist with the gallery. The exhibition will be on view beginning January 17th, with an Opening Reception from 4:00 to 8:00pm.

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Ana María Hernando: “To Let the Sky Know/Dejar que el cielo sepa” Unfolding in Madison Square Park

 

 

 

Ana María Hernando: “T Let the Sky Know/Dejar que el cielo sepa” in Madison Square Park

Ana María Hernando creates sculpture in an abundance of tulle—the sumptuous fabric netting—inspired by natural forms and transformed through the sewing process. Across the lawns in Madison Square Park, the artist has realized a series of beauteous, atmospheric clouds and a cascading waterfall that float above and alongside viewers. This public art project inaugurates the twentieth-anniversary year of Madison Square Park Conservancy’s art program, launched in 2004.

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No One Thing. David Smith, Late Sculptures to Open at Hauser & Wirth

 

 

 

David Smith © 2024 The Estate of David Smith / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY Courtesy the Estate and Hauser & Wirth. Zig I 1961 Steel, paint 245.1 x 144.8 x 81.9 cm / 96 1/2 x 57 x 32 1/4 in Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography Zürich.  Circles Intercepted 1961 Steel, paint 227.3 x 142.2 x 50.8 cm / 89 1/2 x 56 x 20 in Photo: Jon Etter

‘David Smith’s sculptures are—big or small, figurative or abstract—very complete, very attentive to your presence. They’re generous; they have no boring views. Circle them as you may, they are never napping. They present a total attention, and they are telling you that that is the way to be: on guard.’   …….. Frank O’Hara, 1964

One of the most influential and innovative artists of the 20th Century, and the sculptor most closely associated with the abstract expressionist movement, David Smith (1906 – 1965) was at his most experimental and prolific in the last five years of his life. During this period, he created approximately a third of his sculptural oeuvre. He deployed welding to newly monumental ends, integrated open space into his arrangement of planar forms and animated sculptural surfaces with paint in color combinations that transcended logic—all innovations that transgressed the norm, solidified his legacy and impacted generations of artists to come. In their sheer variety, Smith’s late works are nevertheless united by a single shared characteristic: blazing, liberated inventiveness.

Opening 1 February, ‘No One Thing. David Smith, Late Sculptures’ at Hauser & Wirth’s 22nd Street gallery presents seven of the artist’s most important sculptures from these final years. The title of the exhibition, curated by Alexis Lowry, pays homage to the legendary artist’s radical versatility, stylistic ingenuity and experimental spirit. As Smith said in 1951, ‘My reality…is not one thing; it is a chain of interlocking visions.’

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Keith de Lellis Gallery Kicks-Off the New Year with an Exhibition of Four African-American Photojournalists

 

 

 

Coreen Simpson, Jean Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol, NYC, 1985. Image courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery

Keith de Lellis Gallery will kick-off the New Year with an exhibition highlighting four African-American photojournalists ~ Coreen Simpson, Eli Reed, Beuford Smith, and Ozier Muhammad.

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Laurie Anderson Curates Series of On-Stage Talks ‘About Time’ at Rubin Museum of Art

 

 

 

Laurie Anderson. Image by Stephanie Diani, 2023

The Rubin Museum of Art hosts “About Time,” four on-stage conversations curated by renowned multidisciplinary artist Laurie Anderson around the concept of time. Do you feel like you’re running out of time? Which way is it going? Are you able to stop time? If so, how? Laurie Anderson tackles these questions and more with writers, thinkers, and poets who help us reframe the concept of time and perhaps our perspective on life.

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NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs + Dept of Buildings Adopt Permanent City Canvas Program!

 

 

 

National Black Theatre/Ray Harlem. Photo credit: Jon Souza/ArtBridge. The exhibition is part of City Canvas.

The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with the Department of Buildings, has released details for the new City Canvas program, which will expand opportunities for artists and building owners to install public artwork on temporary construction sheds, fences, and scaffolding. City Canvas – initially launched as a pilot in 2018 – transforms these necessary-but-unsightly safety structures into platforms for creative expression and community engagement. The new program, which was created through Local Law 163 of 2021, builds on the pilot and creates additional opportunities for artists, building owners, and communities to create site-specific artworks on the 300+ miles of protective structures currently installed across the five boroughs. As part of the launch of the new, permanent program, the city is also issuing a call for artists to apply to create pre-approved designs that site owners can use for protective structures on their properties.  

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Andreas Eriksson: Two Columns and a Sunny Day at Stephen Friedman Gallery, TriBeCa

 

 

 

Andreas Ericsson. Image courtesy Stephen Friedman Gallery

Stephen Friedman Gallery presents Two Columns and a Sunny Day, an exhibition by Swedish artist Andreas Eriksson. The show, which is at the gallery’s recently opened New York location, marks Eriksson’s solo debut in the US. Featuring large-scale paintings, the exhibition continues the artist’s exploration of painting as an act of deep contemplation and reflective engagement.

Opening Reception to be held on Friday, January 12th from 6-8pm

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New Works by Cindy Sherman at Hauser & Wirth, Wooster Street

 

 

 

Cindy Sherman, Gelatin silver print and chromogenic color print © Cindy Sherman Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth ~ Untitled #629 2010/2023, 50.8 x 33.7 cm / 20 x 13 1/4 in ~ Untitled #632 2010/2023 50.8 x 33.7 cm / 20 x 13 1/4 in

‘When I’m shooting, I’m trying to get to a point where I’m basically not recognizing myself. That’s often what it’s about.’—Cindy Sherman

On 18 January 2024, preeminent American artist Cindy Sherman will unveil her latest body of work for the first time in the United States at Hauser & Wirth’s Wooster Street location in New York City. The exhibition features approximately 30 new works and marks Sherman’s return to the historic SoHo district where, in the late 1970s, she debuted her now iconic Untitled Film Stills at the non- profit Artists Space, launching a career that has established her as one of the most recognized and influential artists of our time. Sherman’s ground-breaking work has probed themes of representation and identity in contemporary media for over four decades. Since the early 2000s, she has constructed personae using digital manipulation, meditating on the increasingly fractured sense of self in 21st century society and continuing an artistic exploration that has uniquely encapsulated her oeuvre since the outset of her career.

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Photographer Edward Cheng: Walking with Lions ~ a Look Inside the Vibrant Lunar New Year Celebrations in Chinatown

 

 

 

Photographer Edward Cheng. Image courtesy of the artist and Think!Chinatown

The cultural non-profit, Think!Chinatown (T!C) is proud to present a captivating black-and-white film photography exhibition by Edward Cheng. With curatorial support from Sophia Ma, the solo show, titled “Walking with Lions and Other Chinatown New Year Traditions” offers an interior view of the vibrant Lunar New Year celebrations in Manhattan’s iconic Chinatown. The exhibition will run from January 17 to February 25, 2024, at Think!Chinatown’s Studio at 1 Pike St, 10002 NYC.

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‘Abdoulaye Konaté: Lune bleue’ to Open at Lévy Gorvy Dayan

 

 

 

Abdoulaye Konaté, Luna bleue. Image courtesy of the artist and Lévy Gorvy Dayan

Lévy Gorvy Dayan is thrilled to announce its first New York exhibition with Malian artist Abdoulaye Konaté, opening January 16, 2024, at the gallery’s landmark Beaux-Arts-style townhouse. Abdoulaye Konaté: Lune bleue presents richly chromatic, monumental works that unite investigations of form and color with symbolic references drawn from a wealth of sources in West Africa and beyond. Introducing nine new works alongside the titular composition Lune bleue, theexhibition marks the artist’s first presentation in New York since 2019.

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Kupferberg Center for the Arts Celebrates the Lunar New Year on January 27 & 28th

 

 

 

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Ring in the Year of the Dragon with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company with an unforgettable weekend at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College, Flushing, NY. These joyous Lunar New Year events will be a cultural extravaganza filled with vibrant performances, traditional festivities, and immersive experiences.

Tickets are available online 

The Year of the Dragon is considered one of the most auspicious and significant years in the Chinese zodiac, symbolizing strength, courage, and good fortune. To mark this special occasion, Kupferberg Center for the Arts has partnered with the renowned Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to create a celebration like no other.

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Takesada Matsutani / Kate Van Houten. Paris Prints 1967 – 1978 to Open at Hauser & Wirth

 

 

 

Takesada Matsutani La Propagation-10 1967 Etching on BFK paper, 64.5 x 49.5 cm / 25 3/8 x 19 1/2 in Photo: Alex Delfanne © Takesada Matsutani Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth ~ Takesada Matsutani La propagation-Y Jaune 1967  Etching on BFK paper64.5 x 49.7 cm / 25 3/8 x 19 5/8 in Photo: Sarah Muehlbauer © Takesada Matsutani Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Lifelong partners in art and life, Takesada Matsutani and Kate Van Houten first met in 1967 while working at Atelier 17, the celebrated print studio established in Paris by Stanley William Hayter. Beginning 25 January 2024, Hauser & Wirth New York will present a two-part exhibition exploring the couple’s overlapping oeuvres and deep involvement with printmaking over the years through a selection of etchings, screenprints, photography, painting, sculpture and various ephemera on view at the gallery’s 18th Street location in New York City. The first installment of this presentation will focus on works made using intaglio techniques, while the second will foreground hard-edge silkscreens in vibrant color.

Through these works and related public programs, ‘Paris Prints 1967-1978’ will draw visitors into the intimate creative dialogue that has unfolded over half a century between two remarkable individuals in love with both artistic innovation and one another.

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Brooklyn Children’s Museum Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

 

 

 

Photo credit: Winston Williams, Brooklyn Children’s Museum

On Sunday, January 14, and Monday, January 15, Brooklyn Children’s Museum (BCM) invites families to come celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a dynamic and engaging two-day program, “Celebrate MLK at BCM.” This special event will feature interactive performances, protest marches, community art programs, and volunteer projects for families to commemorate the values and convictions of Dr. King.

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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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‘Andy Holden: What I was for what I am becoming’ at Charles Moffett Gallery

 

 

 

Andy Holden, Uchronian Self-Portrait – Anvil, 2024. Hand painted 3D printed sculpture; 45 cm x 36 cm x 19 cm. Photo by BJ Deakin Photography. courtesy of the artist.

Charles Moffett is pleased to present What I was for what I am becoming, British artist Andy Holden’s first solo exhibition in the U.S. The artist, who works across sculpture, film, painting, installation and music, is known for his intensely personal, eclectic work, often involving cartoon representations of himself and an oscillation between irony and sincerity. Deftly deploying a powerful vulnerability, Holden’s work takes these idiosyncratic starting points to reach towards larger abstract philosophical questions on the nature of memory and our universal striving to understand the visible and invisible structures that shape our world. A focused survey spanning both of Charles Moffett’s Tribeca galleries, the show will provide an entry into the artist’s thinking and the philosophy underpinning much of his work over the past twenty years.

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Reka Nyari: Chromatic Ink to Open at Fremin Gallery

 

 

 

REKA NYARI – “Antheia” – 63″ x 50″ – Archival Pigment Print on Acid Free Paper. Image courtesy Fremin Gallery

Fremin Gallery will open its doors to “CHROMATIC INK”, an exhibition of new large-scale photographs by Reka Nyari as the first show in 2024. This suite of 14 works is part of an ongoing portraiture project which Nyari introduced in 2017 with her first solo exhibition at our gallery titled “Geisha Ink”.

Artist reception on Thursday, January 11th, 6-8pm. Exhibition, January 11th to February 25th. RSVP at info@fremingallery.com

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The Whitney Museum to Showcase First AI Artmaking Software Created by Artist Harold Cohen + New ArtFrame System by Bantam Tools Bringing AI to Life

 

 

 

Harold Cohen, AARON KCAT, 2001. Screenshot. Artificial intelligence software. Dimensions variable. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Digital Art Committee 2023.20. © Harold Cohen Trust

Harold Cohen: AARON, opening at the Whitney Museum of American Art on February 3, 2024, examines the evolution of AARON, the first AI artmaking program, which was developed in the late 1960s by artist Harold Cohen. Beginning with AARON’s creation and early years, the exhibition explores the foundational stages of AI and its place in art history.

The machines making the AI-generated art for the exhibit are the Bantam Tools ArtFrame system, a new product created for the Whitney exhibit by Bantam Tools. The Bantam Tools ArtFrame is an extensible art machine system with modular tool heads for artists to create physical art from digital designs with traditional materials. The exhibit is open to the public February 3 through May 2024 and more information is available at whitney.org.

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Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the January 2024 GothamToGo Roundup

 

 

 

Hana Yilma Godine, ‘Single Painting #1, 2022; oil, acrylic, newspaper, fabric on canvas, 80 x 80″. Image courtesy Fridman Gallery for exhibition Nana Yilma Godine, ‘A Brush in the Universe’ opening January 13.

With 2023 in the rear view mirror, New Yorkers can take the plunge with the Coney Island Polar Bear Club to kick-off the New Year. January is filled with annual favorites ~ The Poetry Project’s New Year’s Day Marathon; The Three Kings Day Parade; New Ear Festival; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; The fabulous Winter Show at Park Avenue Armory; Master Drawings New York, and a host of new gallery exhibitions. Don’t forget, this is your last chance to visit Frick Madison before they leave the Breuer building.

Here are a few suggestions for the month of January, 2024.

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NYC Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ~ January 15, 2024

 

 

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in West Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.

January 15th will mark the celebration of the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr., with a National Day of Service throughout the Country. It is also a Federal and State  holiday. This year’s theme is “Shifting the cultural climate through the study and practice of Kingian Nonviolence.” This is a sustainable solution to injustice and violence in the world, according to The King Center.

Let us begin the celebration at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on January 4th.

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The Met Announces 2024 Commissions ~ Petrit Halilaj in The Roof Garden ~ Lee Bul in The Met Facade Niches ~ Tong Yang-Tze in The Great Hall

 

 

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, Exterior courtesy of The Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today the artists for the 2024 contemporary commissions. Kosovar artist Petrit Halilaj (born 1986, Kostërc, former Yugoslavia) will present a site-specific installation for the Museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden; South Korean artist Lee Bul (born 1964, Yeongju, based in Seoul) has been commissioned to create four sculptures for the niches of The Met’s Fifth Avenue facade; and Taiwanese artist Tong Yang-Tze (born 1942, Shanghai, based in Taipei) will create two monumental works of Chinese calligraphy for The Met’s Great Hall. The commissions will be the first major project in the United States for both Halilaj and Tong. Lee’s commission for the facade marks her first major project in the U.S. in over 20 years.

The Roof Garden Commission: Petrit Halilaj will be on view from April 29 through October 27, 2024. The Facade Commission: Lee Bul will be on view from September 12, 2024 through May 27, 2025; and The Great Hall Commission: Tong Yang-Tze will be on view from November 21, 2024 through April 8, 2025.

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‘Hana Yilma Godine: A Brush in the Universe’ to Open at Fridman Gallery

 

 

 

Hana Yilma Godine, Single painting #18, 2023, Oil and fabric on canvas, 80 x 60″. Image courtesy of the Gallery.

Fridman Gallery and Rachel Uffner Gallery are honored to announce A Brush in the Universe, a solo exhibition by Ethiopian painter Hana Yilma Godine spanning the two galleries. This is the second time the galleries are collaborating to present Godine’s work, following the success of their first dual show, A Hair Salon in Addis Ababa two years ago.

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Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, The Rubin Museum of Art Announces 2024 Exhibitions & Programs

 

 

 

The Rubin Museum of Art is pleased to announce key exhibitions and programs in 2024, the Museum’s 20th-anniversary year. Highlights include the landmark exhibition Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now, a Museum-wide group show of over 30 contemporary artists from the Himalayan region and diaspora whose work is presented in dialogue with objects from the collection; traveling exhibitionGateway to Himalayan Art opening nationally in Florida and Ohio as part of the Rubin’s Project Himalayan Art initiative; and live programming and the Museum’s annual print and online publication, Spiral magazine, bringing together diverse voices to reframe perspectives and reimagine the world around us. In fall 2024, the Museum will announce the inaugural winner of its new Rubin Himalayan Art Prize, an award in support of contemporary artists whose practices are in dialogue with traditional Himalayan art.

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‘Walasse Ting: New York, New York’ to be Inaugural Exhibition for Alisan Fine Arts Gallery in the U.S.

 

 

 

Walasse Ting, Reclining Nude Beauty Watching Love Birds, 1990s; Chinese ink & acrylic on rice paper; 96 x 179 cm, Courtesy Alisan Fine Arts

Alisan Fine Arts, a stalwart of the Hong Kong art scene since its establishment in 1981, is proud to announce the opening of a new gallery location in New York City’s Upper East Side on November 30th, 2023. Known for its dedication to Chinese diaspora artists and contemporary Chinese ink art, Alisan Fine Arts continues its legacy of bridging East and West with this exciting expansion.

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Save the Date for the 47th El Museo del Barrio Annual Three Kings Day Parade & Three Kings Art Installation by Artist Elsie Deliz at the Historic La Marqueta

 

 

 

Image courtesy El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio is delighted to present the 47th Annual Three Kings Day Parade and Celebration! This year’s theme, entitled ‘Tradiciones: Keeping Our Stories Alive,’ in celebration of our narratives through the time-honored tradition of storytelling through the arts. We invite you to give space to those who share stories and upholding traditions in our communities.

January 5, 2024 from 11am to 3pm ~ a Free Event

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‘R.I.P. Germain: Avangarda’ to Open at Sculpture Center in January, 2024

 

 

 

R.I.P. Germain, research image, 2023. Courtesy the artist

SculptureCenter is pleased to present the first exhibition in the United States of R.I.P. Germain, on view Jan 25–Mar 25, 2024 in the institution’s ground floor gallery. UK-based, R.I.P. Germain investigates how structures of exclusion lead to the creation of para-institutional spaces, practices, and modes of sociality and solidarity. His practice explores how a lack of access to financial, legal, and other forms of state-sanctioned resources foment support systems that respond to the needs of underserved and excluded communities.

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Rachel Perry: UNFOLDED’ to Open at Yancey Richardson in January, 2024

 

 

 

Rachel Perry, Bobbi Brown Lipstick: Burn Rate, 2022-2023. Wool and silk on canvas with artist frame, 10 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches.

New work by artist Rachel Perry will be presented at Yancey Richardson, opening on January 11 and on view through February 17, 2024. The exhibition, Unfolded, includes photography from Perry’s ongoing series, Lost in My Life, (2009-present), featuring the artist physically immersed in the materials with which she creates her other works of art. Unfolded also premieres Perry’s series of minimalist needlepoints on canvas made during the pandemic. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 11 from 6:30–8:30 p.m.

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‘Sandi Haber Fifield: The Thing in Front of You’ to Open at Yancey Richardson in January 2024

 

 

 

Image: Sandi Haber Fifield, TY22_410, 2022, from the series The Thing in Front of You. Collaged archival pigment print, 45 x 77 7/8 inches

The Thing in Front of You, an exhibition of unique photocollages and small-scale wall sculptures by artist Sandi Haber Fifield, will be on view at Yancey Richardsonfrom January 11 through February 17, 2024. An opening with the artist will be held on Thursday, January 11 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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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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2024 Master Drawings New York Fair ~ January 26th to February 3rd

 

 

 

Sandro Botticelli, The Devout People of Jerusalem at the Pentecost, ca. 1505. Black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, highlighted with white gouache on paper, 9 1/8 x 14 3/8 in. (23.1 x 36.5 cm.) Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt. Photograph by Wolfgang Fuhrmannek. Image courtesy MDNY

Master Drawings New York (MDNY), the premier U.S. drawings showcase, announces programs for the 2024 fair, on view from January 26 through February 3 in more than two dozen galleries on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The annual show, a well-established and highly anticipated hybrid art fair and art walk, will open with a preview event on Friday, January 26 from 3 p.m.–8 p.m. The exhibiting galleries will feature exceptional and rare works on paper from the 15th to the 21st centuries, as well as paintings, sculpture, and photographs.

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The Guggenheim Museum of Art Announces Open Call for 2024 Poet-in-Residence

 

 

 

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Applications accepted through January 31, 2024, for a poet with an interest in taking poetry beyond the page.

The Guggenheim Museum and the Academy of American Poets are launching an open call for the third annual Poet-in-Residence position, seeking a contemporary poet with a strong interest in art and public engagement. The selected Poet-in-Residence, working with the Guggenheim and the Academy of American Poets, will create and fulfill a project that takes poetry beyond the page and enlivens the museum experience for visitors and audiences. Poetry has long been celebrated at the Guggenheim, beginning with the Academy of American Poets’ presentation of poetry readings in the Peter B. Lewis Theater in 1963.

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Citi to Sponsor 2023/2024 NYC Parks’ Annual Mulchfest!

 

 

 

Mulchfest. Image courtesy NYC Parks

The holiday season is here, and so is NYC Parks’ annual Mulchfest tree chipping celebration! Beginning December 26, New Yorkers can “tree”-cycle their trees at local parks, with convenient drop-off sites in all five boroughs. Citi is proud to sponsor this year’s Mulchfest and contribute to sustainable solutions that help build more resilient cities and communities.

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‘James Welling: Thought Objects’ to Open at David Zwirner

 

 

 

James Welling, Paeonia, 2021/2022 © James Welling Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner.

David Zwirner is pleased to announce an exhibition of new and recent works by photographer James Welling at the gallery’s 533 West 19th Street location in New York. Welling has been represented by David Zwirner since 2005. Thought Objects marks his tenth solo exhibition with the gallery, and will be on view beginning January 11, 2024.

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Last Chance to Visit Frick Madison at Historic Breuer Building, Closing March 3, 2024

 

 

 

The Frick Madison

New York (December 7, 2023)—This winter, New Yorkers and other art enthusiasts will have their final opportunity to experience Frick Madison, the acclaimed temporary home of The Frick Collection. Frick Madison will close its doors on March 3, 2024, as the institution begins preparing for its move back to its historic home at 1 East 70th Street, which is now nearing the completion of a significant renovation and enhancement project. The museum and library will reopen in the Frick’s newly renovated buildings in late 2024. Comments Ian Wardropper, the Frick’s Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Director, “We will savor our remaining weeks in the Breuer building, which has provided such a unique setting for our permanent collection during the past two and a half years. This remarkable space has provided up-close viewing opportunities for our reframed collections. We have enjoyed presenting the Frick’s iconic Vermeers, Rembrandts, and other Old Masters—as well as sculptures, porcelains, rugs, bronzes, and decorative arts objects—grouped in ways not possible in the historic mansion. The Frick’s beloved St. Francis in the Desert by Bellini, installed at Frick Madison in a chapel-like space, has been a particular favorite for visitors, many returning again and again to be inspired by this serene and moving masterpiece. Others consider the presentation of Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s Progress of Love—a “deconstructed Fragonard Room,” if you will—to be their favorite Frick Madison display, enjoying the eighteenth-century French panels by the light of architect Marcel Breuer’s signature trapezoidal window. It has been extremely gratifying to have our efforts at Frick Madison praised by Frick devotees and critics alike, which in turn has helped us to reach new audiences unfamiliar with the institution’s masterworks. During the next three months, we look forward to welcoming both new and returning visitors to be inspired one final time by Frick Madison, before closing the doors of this once-in-a-lifetime installation.”

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