‘Shary Boyle: Outside the Palace of Me’ at Museum of Arts & Design

 

 

 

Shary Boyle, Judy (detail), 2021. Iron, foam, textiles, electronics, motor, wax, human hair, oil paint, silicone, stoneware. Courtesy of the artist and Patel Brown Gallery. Photo credit: John Jones.

On September 23, 2023, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) will present the New York museum debut of Canadian visual artist and performer Shary Boyle. On view from September 23, 2023–February 25, 2024, Shary Boyle: Outside the Palace of Me explores the forces that create our inner and outer selves, both individual and collective. The multisensory solo exhibition of new works by the artist includes exquisitely sculpted ceramics, life-sized automatons, two-way mirrors, a coin-operated sculpture, and an interactive soundtrack. To help realize her creative vision for the exhibition, Boyle enlisted a team of collaborators, including a scenic designer, costume artist, robotics engineer, amusement park innovator, and acrylic nail artist. Each work in the exhibition is a testament to slow, skilled, passionate handcraft.

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‘Sanford Biggers: Meet Me on the Equinox’ at Marianne Boesky Gallery

 

 

 

Sanford Biggers, Slow Murder, 2023, Antique quilts, assorted textiles, mixed media, 67 1/4 x 154 x 3 1/4 inches, 170.8 x 391.2 x 8.3 cm, (SB.20247) Photo: Lance Brewer, Copyright: © Sanford Biggers, Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen.

Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present Meet Me on the Equinox, a solo exhibition of new work by New York-based conceptualartist Sanford Biggers (b. 1970; Los Angeles, CA). Biggers’s third solo exhibition with the gallery, Meet Me on the Equinox features new works from the artist’s quilt-based Codex series, sculptural Chimera series, and a site-specific anamorphic drawing. A foray into the origin of myth and the malleability of historical narrative, the exhibition blurs the boundaries between seemingly disparate elements of Biggers’s practice as the convergence of pattern, material, and allegory sets the stage for the creation of novel, discordant, and subjective mythologies. On view beginning September 7th.

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‘Ed Clark. The Big Sweep’ to Open at Hauser & Wirth, 22nd Street

 

 

 

Ed Clark, Locomotion, 1963, Oil on canvas, 192.4 x 371.2 cm/75 3/4 x 146 1/8 inches. Photo: thomas Barratt. © The Estate of Ed Clark Courtesy the Estate and Hauser & Wirth

Beginning 7 September, two full floors of Hauser & Wirth’s 22nd Street building in New York will be devoted to ‘The Big Sweep,’ an exhibition covering the six-decade career of pioneering American abstractionist Ed Clark (1926 – 2019). Taking its title from Clark’s dedication to innovative techniques, particularly his revolutionary embrace of the common push broom as a paintbrush, this presentation documents the ways in which Clark pushed the boundaries of abstraction and its conventions beyond expressionism, from his breakthrough introduction of the shaped canvas to his distinctive approach to and impact upon questions of materiality, form and color.

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‘Underground Images: A History’ at SVA Chelsea Gallery

 

 

 

2021: Art Is!, Hyesu Lee (designer), Anthony P. Rhodes (executive creative director), Gail Anderson (creative director), Brian E. Smith (art director)

SVA Galleries presents an exhibition of more than 200 posters from its iconic Subway Poster Collection, which have covered the walls of NYC transit stations over the past 75 years. In addition to the posters, this time capsule tribute to the College’s history includes historical sketches, paintings, photographs, videos, and even a recreated NYC subway platform. Works by 93 celebrated graphic artists, including Milton Glaser, Paula Scher, Marshall Arisman, Paul Davis, and Gail Anderson, present a range of styles and mediums that tell the story of SVA from its inception as Cartoonist & Illustrators School in 1947 through today. Exhibition on view August 29th.

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Viewing Charles Simonds Tiny Clay Village ~ ‘Dwellings’ ~ in a Stairway in the Historic Breuer Building

 

 

 

Charles Simonds,, Dwellings, 1981 located on a shelf above the window on the 2nd floor in the stairwell at The Breuer Building

Located above the window, in the corner of the 2nd floor stairwell in the historic Breuer Building located at 945 Madison Avenue, is a small, permanent art installation by the artist Charles Simonds entitled Dwellings. It was commissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1981 and is part of a series of three sculptures ~ one in this stairwell, and two located across the street. Let’s take a closer look.

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Exemplary Modern. Sophie Taeuber-Arp with Contemporary Artists to Open at Hauser & Wirth 69th Street, NYC

 

 

 

Sophie Taeuber-Arp in the planning office for the Aubette, Straßburg, France, 1927. Courtesy Stiftung Arp e.V., Berlin/Rolandswerth and Hauser & Wirth. © Stiftung Arp e.V., Berlin/Rolandswerth / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: unknown

Beginning 6 September, Hauser & Wirth New York will present a special exhibition juxtaposing key works by pioneering early 20th-century Swiss modernist Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943) with works by three contemporary artists—Leonor Antunes, Ellen Lesperance and Nicolas Party. ‘Exemplary Modern. Sophie Taeuber-Arp with Contemporary Artists’ highlights the versatility and enduring legacy of the Swiss avant-garde master. Through the sculptures, works on paper and textile on view, the practices of Antunes, Lesperance and Party resonate with that of Taeuber-Arp, underscoring the diversity and enduring influence of her radical interdisciplinary oeuvre.

On view through 4 November, ‘Exemplary Modern. Sophie Taeuber-Arp with Contemporary Artists’ has been organized by Tanya Barson.

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Discovery and Play in The Met’s New 81st Street Studio!

 

 

 

81st Street Studio. Image courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art

On September 9, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will open the newly designed 81st Street Studio, a science and art play space for children ages 3 to 11, in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education. The renovated 3,500-square-foot area, designed by KOKO Architecture + Design, will be an interactive space that reimagines how the Museum can inspire exploration of its encyclopedic collection, amplify curiosity, and create new experiences for The Met’s youngest visitors.

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The Met to Unveil Groundbreaking Exhibition ‘The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism’ in early 2024

 

 

 

William H. Johnson (American, 1901–1970). Woman in Blue, c. 1943. Oil on burlap, 35 x 27 in. (88.9 x 68.6 cm). Clark Atlanta University Art Museum, Permanent Loan from the National Collection of Fine Art, 1969.013

In February 2024, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present the groundbreaking exhibition The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism. Through some 160 works, it will explore the comprehensive and far-reaching ways in which Black artists portrayed everyday modern life in the new Black cities that took shape in the 1920s–40s in New York City’s Harlem and Chicago’s South Side and nationwide in the early decades of the Great Migration when millions of African Americans began to move away from the segregated rural South. The first survey of the subject in New York City since 1987, the exhibition will establish the Harlem Renaissance as the first African American–led movement of international modern art and will situate Black artists and their radically new portrayals of the modern Black subject as central to our understanding of international modern art and modern life.

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Join ‘Art Is Alive’ at Weeksville Heritage Center on September 16th

 

 

 

Join Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation on Saturday, September 16, 2023 between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. for the Art Is Alive Festival at Weeksville Heritage Center (158 Buffalo Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11213).

Back for its first year since covid hit in 2020, the multi-disciplined arts conference was established to present a multitude of art forms from an African and African diasporic experience to the community, to alleviate the financial barrier preventing some community members from participating in the cultural arts, and to thank the community at large for its continued support. This event is free to the public and welcomes attendees of all ages and backgrounds. You can RSVP via Eventbrite.

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Get Ready for the 12th Annual Morningside Lights with a Homage to Libraries ~ The Theme ‘The Open Book’

 

 

 

Image via Morningside Lights 2017

Morningside Lights returns with The Open Book, a celebration of the free exchange of ideas and an homage to the libraries that preserve access to knowledge and affirm our freedom to read. Presented in partnership with the Columbia University Libraries and The New York Public Library, each of the 50+ community-built lanterns will pay tribute to a book that inspires, enlightens, and shapes how we see the world.

  • Workshop registration opens on September 6th.

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Sheida Soleimani: Birds of Passage at Denny Gallery in TriBeCa

 

 

 

Denny Gallery is pleased to present Sheida Soleimani’s Birds of Passage from September 5 to October 7, 2023. In the newest installation of her series Ghostwriter, which opened at Providence College Galleries and Edel Assanti in London in 2022–23, and is currently on view at MFA Boston, Soleimani “ghostwrites” her parents’ lives: as pro-democratic dissidents targeted by the totalitarian regime in Iran after ’79; and as stateless refugees forced to seek asylum across Europe and in pre- and post-9/11 America. In these photographic assemblages, Soleimani creates palimpsests of memories as a way to reckon with the narratives that she herself has constructed throughout her life from her parents’ stories, drawings, notes, and artifacts of the seismic events that continue to shape their lives.

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Njideka Akunyili Crosby: Coming Back to See Through, Again at David Zwirner in September

 

 

 

Image: Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Ejuna na-aga, ọ kpụlụ nkọlikọ ya; New Haven (Enugu) in New Haven (CT), 2022. © Njideka Akunyili Crosby. Courtesy the artist, Victoria Miro, and David Zwirner

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new and recent work by Njideka Akunyili Crosby at the gallery’s 519 West 19th Street location in September 2023. The presentation, which debuted at David Zwirner Los Angeles in May 2023, will be Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s first solo exhibition in New York, New York.

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‘Pierre Soulages: From Midnight to Twilight’ to Open at Lévy Gorvy Dayan in September

 

 

 

IMAGE: Soulages in his studio, 2014 (Vincent Cunillėre). Image courtesy Lévy Gorvy Dayan.

Lévy Gorvy Dayan is pleased to present Pierre Soulages: From Midnight to Twilight, a major survey spanning seven decades of the artist’s career, with an emphasis on the 1950s-60s New York art establishment that fostered his early rise to global institutional recognition, as well as his later-career Outrenoir (“beyond black”) paintings, created between 1979 and 2019. Also presented are several 1990s works on paper that demonstrate the artist’s breadth of material mastery, including his brou de noix (walnut stain) medium. Commemorating the one-year anniversary of Soulages’ death last October at age 102, the exhibition is organized in collaboration with Soulages’ widow and partner of 80 years, Colette Soulages (b. 1919), and furthers Dominique Lévy’s and senior gallery partner Emilio Steinberger’s decades-long advocacy of and personal friendship with Colette and Pierre Soulages. The presentation marks the first full-building dedication to a single artist in the gallery’s new global flagship at 19 East 64 Street, a Beaux-Arts-style townhouse designed as an art gallery in the 1930s.

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Sixteen Artists Consider the Economic Dimensions of Indigenous Sovereignty in ‘The House Edge’ at The 8th Floor in September

 

 

 

Jim Denomie, The Posse, 1995. Oil on canvas, 36×48 in. Courtesy of the artist’s estate and Bockley Gallery.

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation is pleased to present The House Edge, curated by Caitlin Chaisson. The exhibition features the work of sixteen artists who consider the economic dimensions of Indigenous sovereignty. Though capitalism seeks to define relations between subjects and places, the artists demonstrate how notions of land ownership, property, and consumerism are contested and rewritten through diverse Indigenous practices. Showcasing drawing, painting, print, sculpture, video, and photography, with many works exhibited publicly for the first time, The House Edge will take place at The 8th Floor and run from September 28, 2023 through January 13, 2024. Featured artists include David Bradley, Jim Denomie, Joe Feddersen, Harry Fonseca, G. Peter Jemison, Chaz John, Matthew Kirk, Terran Last Gun, Rachel Martin, Kimowan Metchewais, Nora Naranjo-Morse, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Duane Slick, Bently Spang, Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, and Nico Williams.

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‘Mickalene Thomas: Je t’adore’ to Open at Yancey Richardson in September

 

 

 

Mickalene Thomas, November 1977, 2023, dye sublimation prints and rhinestones. Image courtesy Yancey Richardson.

This fall, multidisciplinary artist Mickalene Thomas will unveil a collection of new work in the exhibition Je t’adore, at Yancey Richardson from September 9 through November 11, 2023. In Je t’adore, Thomas presents 12 large-scale mixed media photo collages inspired by her research into the imagery of Black female erotica featured in the calendars of Jet magazine and the pages of the 1950s French publication, Nus Exotique. The exhibition will be Thomas’ first solo exhibition at Yancey Richardson, the culmination of a decade of collaboration begun in 2012 with the gallery’s presentation of tête-à-tête, a group show curated by Thomas. Je t’adore at Yancey Richardson coincides with an exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery entitled Mickalene Thomas / Portrait of an Unlikely Space from September 8, 2023, through January 7, 2024.

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NYCEDC + HABG Initiative Announce Next Phase of Archaeological Work at Harlem African Burial Ground

 

 

 

A view of the former site of the first Harlem burying ground/African Burial Ground in 1903, viewed from 127th Street near the Willis Avenue Bridge. At that time the site was part of the Sulzer’s Harlem River Park. Image via nycemetery.wordpress.com

In the summer of 2017, the Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force unveiled ten presentation boards in the lobby of the State Office Building on West 125th Street. The boards told an incredible story of a burial ground located on East 126th Street, under the current bus depot, with history dating back to the 1660s ~ and exhumations continuing to this day.

This August, 2023, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the Harlem African Burial Ground Initiative (HAGBI) announced the beginning of a new phase of archaeological work at the historic footprint of the Harlem African Burial Ground, located within the site of the decommissioned 126th Street Bus Depot in East Harlem on 126th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues.

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‘Nicolas Party. Swamp’ to Open at Hauser & Wirth in September

 

 

 

Nicolas Party, Swamp,, 2023. Soft pastel on linen. Left: 175.1 x 55 cm/68 15/16 x 21 5/8 in.; Center: 175 x 110 cm/68 7/8 x 43 5/16 in; Right: 175.1 x 55 cm/68 15/16 x 21 5/8 in. Photo: Adam Reich. © Nicolas Party, courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

For his first solo exhibition with Hauser & Wirth in New York City, Nicolas Party will transform the first floor of the gallery’s 22nd Street building. New oil-on-copper paintings, cabinet compositions, signature pastel paintings and two monumental site-specific murals will immerse visitors in Party’s practice, which simultaneously celebrates and challenges longstanding and cherished conventions of representational painting through his uniquely singular, subversive style. 

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From Brooklyn to the Bargello: A Retrospective of the Work of Salvatore Catalano at Nevelson Chapel Gallery

 

 

 

On a recent visit to Saint Peter’s Church to visit the Nevelson Chapel, we were more than delighted to come across an eye-catching new exhibition by artist/illustrator Salvatore Catalano. Lining the walls on two-floors are hundreds of portraits ~ beautifully sketched, of people we all know and love.

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‘Mickalene Thomas/Portrait of an Unlikely Space’ to Open at Yale University Art Gallery in September

 

 

 

Sarah Goodridge, Rose Prentice (1771–1852), ca. 1837–38. Watercolor on ivory. Yale University Art Gallery, Partial gift of Caroline A. Phillips and purchased with the John Hill Morgan, B.A. 1893, LL.B. 1896, Hon. 1929, Fund

The Yale University Art Gallery is pleased to present Mickalene Thomas / Portrait of an Unlikely Space, on view from September 8, 2023, through January 7, 2024. Co-organized by the renowned artist Mickalene Thomas (born 1971, M.F.A. 2002) and Keely Orgeman, the Gallery’s Seymour H. Knox, Jr., Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, the project is the first historical-contemporary exhibition of its kind, bringing together a group of small-scale portraits—from miniatures and daguerreotypes to silhouettes on paper and engravings in books—of African American women, men, and children from the pre-Emancipation era. These are placed alongside works in a wide range of media by contemporary artists, including Thomas, who are engaged with similarly intimate subject matter.

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Celebrating World Photography Day ~ August 19th

 

 

 

George Platt Lynes (American, 1907-1955), Lew Christiensen, William Dollar & Daphne Vane performing Orpheus and Eurydice, c. 1936, Vintage Gelatin Silver Print ~ courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery

It’s World Photography Day! Let’s visit some of our favorite museums and galleries celebrating the art of photography.

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‘Annette Cords: Delirious Disruptions’ at 1014 in September

 

 

 

Cover Image: Call On Me / Say It Softly, Hand-woven Jacquard tapestry, wool & cotton, 53.5 x 40.5 inches, 2022. Courtesy of the artist.

1014’s fall season opens with Delirious Disruptions, a solo exhibition by Annette Cords featuring her Jacquard tapestries, works on paper, and digital prints. Through diverse media and approaches, the artist explores the material culture of the city and the layered messages that coexist, amplify, and void each other in the built environment. Curated by Jill Conner.

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The Boys are Back in Town: Billy Schenck + Greg Miller at JoAnne Artman Gallery

 

 

 

Installation view of The Boys are Back in Town: Billy Schenck + Greg Miller at JoAnne Artman Gallery. Image courtesy of the Gallery.

JoAnne Artman Gallery is pleased to present The Boys Are Back in Town, an exhibition of new works by Billy Schenck and Greg Miller. The exhibition serves as an investigative tale told by wanderers, as they roam country roads to discover both self and national identity. Returning to JoAnne Artman Gallery’s New York space in style, the boys are back in town to present their visions of America.

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Art on the Ave NYC Presents 50 Years ‘Til Infinity, A Salute to Hip Hop at The Oculus

 

 

 

Art on the Ave announced that, in partnership with Westfield World Trade Center, it will be hosting a week-long celebration of  Hip Hop in its Creative Spaces location in Lower Manhattan’s iconic Oculus. Events and performances will take place from August 14th to 18th. Spotlighting the talents of  local artists including DJs, MC’s, dancers, and graffiti artists, Art on the Ave NYC will bring together the 5 elements of Hip Hop for all to enjoy and engage with. Featuring performances by Meccagodzilla, MC Maniphes, Melanie Aguirre, Micaela Gonzalez, Lance Johnson, Shaniqua Benites, Vanessa Daley, and Barry Mason.

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‘Louise Bourgeois. Once there was a mother’ on View at Hauser & Wirth in September

 

 

 

From L-R: Louise Bourgeois, the Passage, 2007. Digital print on fabric with fabric collage Unique variant. 129.5 x 96.5 x 5.1 cm/51 x 38 x 2 in. © The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. courtesy The Easton Foundation and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Christopher Burke. ~ Louise Bourgeois, The Fragile, 2007. Digital prints on fabric, some with dye additions, suite of 36 Ed. 7/7 + 3 APs. Each: 29.2 x 24.1 cm/11 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. © The Easton Foundation/ Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Courtesy The Easton Foundation and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Sarah Muehlbauer.

Hauser & Wirth is pleased to announce that the gallery will inaugurate its new dedicated space for Hauser & Wirth Editions with ‘Once there was a mother,’ a solo presentation of important and little-seen works by Louise Bourgeois (1911– 2010). Celebrated for large-scale sculpture and installation art, Bourgeois was also an inventive and prolific printmaker, especially during the last decade of her life. Centered around one of her most powerful themes––motherhood and maternity––the exhibition places Bourgeois’s printed works in relation to sculptures and drawings to highlight the essential role printmaking played within her multifaceted practice. It is the first show to focus on Bourgeois’s prints since the 2017-18 MoMA exhibition, ‘Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait,’ curated by Deborah Wye, who is also the editor of the online catalogue raisonné of Bourgeois’s prints and books.

‘Once there was a mother’ opens to the public 8 September and will remain on view through 23 December 2023.

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‘Liu Shiming: Life Gives Beauty Form’ on View at Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University

 

 

 

‘Looking at Each Other Through the Cage, 1990’. Image courtesy Liu Shiming Foundation.

The Liu Shiming Art Foundation and Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University are pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition, Liu Shiming: Life Gives Beauty Form.

The exhibition features more than 80 sculptures made over Shiming’s 60-year career, including 27 works that are being exhibited for the first time in the United States. The exhibition also features 12 drawings that illuminate Shiming’s approach to close observational study of the human form and everyday life. The sculptures are subdivided into different categories including:  Portraits of Family, the Henan Countryside, Restoration pieces, Spirituality, General Daily Life, Fairy Tales, and Animal Series. The retrospective will run from July 31 through September 22, 2023, with a public reception on September 6 from 5–8 p.m.

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The Apollo Theater to Hold Auditions for Amateur Night in September ~ Let’s See Whatcha Got!

 

 

 

Amateur Night at the Apollo. Photo by Shahar Azran. Image courtesy Apollo Theater.

On Saturday, September 9, The Apollo (253 W. 125th Street) will hold in-person auditions for its signature program, Amateur Night at The Apollo, the quintessential talent competition and one of the longest-running events in the world. Taking place at The Apollo’s Historic Theater on a first-come, first-served basis from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Amateur Night producers will audition the first 200 vocalists, rappers, dancers, instrumentalists, comedians, spoken-word artists, and other performers vying for a coveted spot on The Apollo’s stage, where they will compete for a chance to win the $20,000 Grand Prize during the 2023-24 season. Contestants between the ages of 5 and 17 will audition for a spot in the “Child Star of Tomorrow” category and a $5,000 prize. The chosen artists will compete next year in front of the famous live— and very vocal— audience at The Apollo. In addition to in-person auditions, The Apollo will continue to accept online audition submissions year-round.

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‘Sahana Ramakrishnan: An Ocean of Time’ at Fridman Gallery in September

 

 

 

Closeup ~ Sahana Ramakrishnan, Untitled 1, 2023, Oil on canvas, 55 x 40″. Image courtesy of the Gallery.

Fridman Gallery will open its doors to An Ocean of Time, Sahana Ramakrishnan’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, which explores the concepts of time and interconnectedness of living beings. 

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The 61st New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center ~ September 29 ~ October 15

 

 

 

61st New York Film Festival Poster by Jim Jarmusch unveiled August 10, 2023

Film at Lincoln Center has unveiled the 61st New York Film Festival poster by iconic filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, director of seven NYFF selections including NYFF24 Opening Night film Down by Law. NYFF posters are a yearly artistic signature of the film festival, and Jarmusch joins a stellar lineup of renowned artists who have contributed their work to the festival, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney, Saul Bass, John Waters, Cindy Sherman, Pedro Almodóvar, Kara Walker, and last year’s artist, Nan Goldin.

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‘Ruth Asawa Through Line’ at The Whitney Museum of American Art

 

 

 

Ruth Asawa, Untitled (BMC.59, Meander – Straight Lines), c. 1948. Ink on paper, 7 7/8 × 13 1/2 in. (20 × 34.3 cm). Private collection. Artwork © 2023 Ruth Asawa Lanier, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy David Zwirner

Ruth Asawa Through Line, opening at the Whitney Museum of American Art on September 16, 2023, spotlights the work of groundbreaking artist Ruth Asawa (1926–2013). Known broadly for her rhythmic looped-wire sculptures, Asawa dedicated herself to daily drawing exercises, which served as the connective tissue―or through line―of her creative process and fueled her commitment to art. Through drawing, Asawa explored her surroundings and turned everyday encounters into moments of profound beauty, endowing ordinary objects with new aesthetic possibilities.

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Live Wire From The Apollo Archives on The Apollo’s Digital Stage

 

 

 

Image courtesy of The Apollo Theater. Image Credit: Shahar Azran Photography

The Apollo has launched a four-episode video series, Live Wire From The Apollo Archives: The Photographs and Films of Gordon Anderson, highlighting the life and work of the famed photographer and filmmaker who captured some of the most iconic moments on The Apollo stage and the Harlem community from the 1940s into the 1970s.

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Revisiting Composer Arthur Russell’s ‘City Park’ at NYC AIDS Memorial on September 30th

 

 

 

Artist image by Christopher Sawyer

The New York City AIDS Memorial announces a free public outdoor concert of City Park, a controversial early work by maverick American composer, cellist, producer, and singer Arthur Russell (1951–1992), which integrates chamber music, electronics, concrete poetry, turntablism, and modern rock. The new, site-specific version at the Memorial, directed by Nick Hallett, features percussionist David Van Tieghem, who participated in the work’s premiere, and Peter Zummo, another primary Russell collaborator, in collaboration with a later generation of musicians invested in Russell’s legacy, including Nat Baldwin, Lea Bertucci, Shawn O’Sullivan, and Alex Waterman (ensemble subject to change).

The live concert will be presented as a part of the Memorial’s Fall Arts & Culture Season and the West Side Cultural Network’s first West Side Fest on September 30, 2023, at 4 PM.

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‘Susan Stair: Setting the Stage for Climate Change’ will Unveil in Morningside Park on August 25th

 

 

 

Susan Stair: Setting the Stage for Climate Change in Morningside Park. Image courtesy Connie Lee, President, Art Lives Here, Inc.

Setting the Stage for Climate Change is a temporary public art installation in Morningside Park, sited on a landing near the top of the staircase at 116th Street. Environmental artist Susan Stair designed the sculpture to reinvent the area of the park as an amphitheater for arts and cultural programming.

Unveiling set for August 25th from 4:00 to 7:00pm in Morningside Park, enter at 116th Street and Morningside Drive.

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‘What Models Make Worlds: Critical Imaginaries of AI’ at The Ford Foundation Gallery

 

 

 

Morehshin Allahyari, ماه طلعت / Moon-Faced (detail), 2022, monitor, mirror frame, video. Courtesy of the artist.

The Ford Foundation Gallery is pleased to present What Models Make Worlds: Critical Imaginaries of AI, curated by Mashinka Firunts Hakopian and Meldia Yesayan, on view September 7 – December 9, 2023. Please join The Ford Foundation Gallery for opening week events: a celebration with the artists on Thursday, September 7, 6 – 8pm featuring a special performance by artist Lauren Lee McCarthy and a curator-led exhibition tour on Friday, September 8, at 12pm. Events are free and open to the public. Please note, there is limited capacity for the curator-led tour.

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Celebrating The 97th Annual Feast of San Gennaro 2023 ~ September 14~24

 

 

 

Feast of San Gennaro 2019

Little Italy prepares to celebrate the 97th Annual Feast of San Gennaro from September 14th through September 24th. This year The Grand Parade will honor Italian-Americans in Professional Baseball, and the Grand Marshall will be actress and artist, Kathrine Narducci.

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The Guggenheim Museum Presents ‘Only the Young: Experimental Art in Korea, 1960s-1970s’

 

 

 

Jung Kanji, Kiss Me, 1967/2001. Mixed media, 47 1/4 x 78 3/4 x 9 11/16 in. (120 x 200 x 50 cm). ARARIO collection. © Jung Kangia/ARARIO Collection, courtesy Jung Kanji Estate and ARARIO Gallery. Photo: Hang Junho (image Zoom).

On September 1st, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will present Only the Young: Experimental Art in Korea, 1960s–1970s, the first North American museum exhibition dedicated to Korean Experimental art (silheom misul) and its artists, whose radical approach to materials and process produced some of the most significant avant-garde practices of the twentieth century.

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The Armory Show ~ Armory Off-Site + PHOTOFAIRS New York & Armory Art Week 2023

 

 

 

The Armory Show at Javits Center. Photo credit: Vincent Tullo courtesy The Armory Show

The Armory Show is pleased to announce over 225 leading international galleries exhibiting in the 2023 edition, representing more than 35 countries and showcasing over 800 artists. New York’s Art Fair will return for its third year at the Javits Center September 8-10, with a VIP Preview Day on September 7.

Tickets on sale now.

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Inaugural Exhibition, PHOTOFAIRS New York, Launches Alongside The Armory Show at Javits Center September 8-10

 

 

 

© Frank Ockenfels 3, beautyBACON, 2002, courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery Los Angeles

PHOTOFAIRS New York is a new contemporary art fair dedicated to photo-based works, digital art and new media. Taking place at the Javits Center, Manhattan’s West Side during The Armory Show, (September 8-10), the Fair will present a state-of-the-art view of visual culture.

Running alongside The Armory Show, (separate entrance), PHOTOFAIRS New York cements the first week of September as the annual pulse point on New York’s arts calendar. The fair’s debut edition welcomes a highly curated selection of exhibitors from around the world, from renowned photography dealers to interdisciplinary contemporary art galleries, to organizations at the forefront of emerging technologies.

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The Gracie Square Art Show 2023 to be Held on September 9 & 10 in Carl Schurz Park

 

 

 

Artist Lawrence Agnello, Mixed Media, at the Gracie Square Art Show, Booth #10, September 9 and 10 in Carl Schurz Park

The Carl Schurz Park Conservancy will be presenting the 49th Annual Gracie Square Art Show on the weekend of September 9 and 10, with over 100 regionally and nationally celebrated artists. The event will take place at East End Avenue and East 86th Street, and run from 10am to 5pm ~ rain or shine.

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HarlemStage Celebrates 40 Years ~ 1983-2023 With Anniversary Season

 

 

 

Image courtesy HarlemStage

Celebrating four decades, the joy has been in the journey, as HarlemStage continues its mission to perpetuate and celebrate the unique and diverse artistic legacy of Harlem and the indelible impression it has made on American culture. They are proud to have provided opportunity, commissioning, and support for visionary artists of color, making performances easily accessible to all audiences, and introducing children to the rich diversity, excitement, and inspiration of the performing arts.

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Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

 

 

 

Images from two series: Looking inside: Portraits of Women Serving Life Sentences ~ Life after Life in Prison: The Bedroom Project. Image credit: Sara Bennett

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is the current destination for the acclaimed exhibition, Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration curated by Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood ~ previously on view at MoMA PS1 in 2020.

Documenting the work of more than 30 artists, including people in prisons, formerly incarcerated artists, and work by non-incarcerated artists concerned with state repression, the exhibition will be on view throughout the historic research library. Marking Time will be on view through December 4, 2023, with all three galleries on view, an artist talk, and a performance.

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Step Into The 1776 Battle of Brooklyn as Part of Battle Week at Green-Wood Cemetery

 

 

 

British troops firing a volley in Green-Wood’s Meadow. Commemorating The Battle of Brooklyn in 1776. Image credit: The Green-Wood Cemetery Historian Blog.

On Sunday, August 27th, from 11am to 3pm, visitors of all ages can step back to the revolutionary era through Green-Wood’s commemoration of the Battle of Brooklyn. The battle, which was the largest of the entire war, was fought in August, 1776 on land where The Green-Wood Cemetery now stands. This year’s family-friendly, immersive experience will shed light on the sacrifices, struggles, and triumphs of those who fought for freedom. This program is part of Battle Week organized by our partners, the Old Stone House.

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Aïda Muluneh: Reframing Neglect, a New Photography Series Opens at The Africa Center

 

 

 

AÏDA MULUNEH, The Barriers Within, 2021. Image credit: The Africa Center

In partnership with The END Fund, through the support of Reaching the Last Mile, The Africa Center is pleased to announce Reframing Neglect, a new photography series at The Africa, with creative direction by contemporary artist and activist Aïda Muluneh, highlighting the need to end neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) globally.

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Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the August 2023 GothamToGo Roundup

 

 

 

FILE – A commercial airliner flies Northwest across Lake Michigan in front of the “Full Buck” supermoon, the first of four supermoons in 2023, July 3, 2023, in Chicago. The cosmos is offering up a double feature in August: a pair of supermoons. Catch the first show Tuesday night, Aug. 1, as the full moon rises in the southeast. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

It’s Summer in NYC! Step into MoMA’s Sculpture Garden, or visit the ‘Summer on Broadway‘ activities & events in the Garment District. Alvin Ailey Moves NYC will perform in Staten Island, the Bronx, Queens and Manhattan; Save the dates for the annual NYC DOT Summer Streets; Great Jazz on the Great Hill in Central Park and The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. Finally, in August we celebrate the accomplishments of women on Women’s Equality Day.

There are plenty of exciting outdoor activities and art installations ‘Still on View’ like Lauren Halsey on The Met Roof Garden, Bharti Kher: Ancestor on Doris C. Freedman Plaza; Mary Mattingly at Socrates Sculpture Park; Shadows in Bella Abzug Park; Nicholas Galanin in Brooklyn Bridge Park; PRANK in City Hall Park; Carole Feuerman’s Sea Idylls on Park Avenue; My Neighbors Garden in Madison Square Park; Works in Public in Riverside Park; The Girl Puzzle on Roosevelt Island; and take a spin with the newly refurbished Astor Place Alamo CUBE.

Here are a few suggestions to close out your Summer during the month of August, under the glow of a pair of Supermoons on August 1st, and again on August 30th.

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Artist Sabrina Nelson Celebrates James Baldwin’s 99th Birthday with ‘Frontline Prophet: James Baldwin’

 

 

 

Sabrina Nelson, James Baldwin You + Understand. Image courtesy Omo Misha

 An exhibition of more than forty unique interpretations of James Baldwin created by Detroit-based artist, Sabrina Nelson, opened at New York’s Interchurch Center on July 12, 2023 and continues through August 31, 2023. The exhibit – Frontline Prophet: James Baldwin includes sketchbooks, drawings, paintings, installations and mixed media compositions developed by the artist over an intensive seven-year study period and has been co-curated by Ashara Ekundayo and Harlem’s Omo Misha. Frontline Prophet ushers in Baldwin’s centennial and will travel to seven U.S. cities and Paris through August 2024. An artist reception and artist talk with take place at The Interchurch Center on Wednesday, August 2, 2023 – Baldwin’s 99th birthday. 

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Celebrating Women’s Equality Day 2023 ~ August 26th

 

 

 

Suffrage envoys from San Francisco greeted in New Jersey on their way to Washington to present a petition to Congress Suffrage envoys from San Francisco greeted containing more than 500,000 signatures. C. 1915. Image via Library of Congress

‘Accelerating Equality and Empowerment‘ is the theme for 2023 Women’s Equality Day. It is a celebration of achievements, and an awareness of the constant struggle to maintain the rights women already have. Or is it Women’s INequality Day, since the U.S. now ranks 43rd in gender equality.

Take a look back at the history of Women’s Equality Day.

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Public Art Fund Unveils Mesmerizing 12-Foot-Tall Sculpture, ‘Fred Eversley: Parabolic Light’ on Doris C. Freedman Plaza

 

 

 

Fred Eversley “Parabolic Light”, 2023 Image credit © Fred Eversley. David Kordansky Gallery, New York. Photo: Nicholas Knight, courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY Presented by Public Art Fund at Doris C. Freedman Plaza, New York, New York City, September 7, 2023-August 25, 2024, A 12-foot tall translucent and reflective magenta parabolic sculpture inhabits a park in a bustling city.

On September 7, 2023, Public Art Fund will unveil Fred Eversley’s mesmerizing 12-foot tall sculpture at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza in Central Park. Eversley’s powerful new magenta-tinted cast polyurethane work, titled Parabolic Light, will offer visitors a captivating experience of perceiving the surrounding environment, others, and themselves through the artist’s “lens”. Simultaneously reflective and transparent, the luminescent parabolic form—a tapered cylinder—will serve as a focal point of serenity, transcendence, and the exploration of new dimensions and perspectives. The exhibition reflects Public Art Fund’s ongoing commitment to creating public exhibition opportunities for advanced career artists and artists of color, particularly those who may not have received widespread recognition earlier in their careers. Eversley’s presentation represents not only his first public sculpture in New York, but also the first outdoor placement of the artist’s large-scale polyurethane resin works.

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Round & Round We Go on The Carousels in NYC Parks

 

 

 

Jane’s Carousel, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Today, NYC Parks puts a focus on Carousels – a beloved, long-standing amenity in New York CityPparks – on the Parks website. A treasured nostalgic memory for many, Parks has a long history with carousels – some are over a hundred years old! At the start of the 20th century, Brooklyn was home to the largest concentration of carousel workshops in the country, as several master carvers set up shop in the city. 

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Public Art Fund & JCDecaux to Unveil Felipe Baeza: Unruly Forms in August on Bus Shelters in NYC

 

 

 

Opening on August 9, Public Art Fund will present Unruly Forms, a series of eight new and recent paintings by Felipe Baeza. These artworks will be displayed on over 400 JCDecaux bus shelters and street furniture across New York, Chicago, and Boston in the United States, as well as in Mexico City, León, and Querétaro in Mexico. The exhibition will mark Public Art Fund’s first exhibition in Mexico, as well as the artist’s first public art exhibition in Chicago, Boston, and Mexico. Drawing on his research into Mesoamerican artifacts in museum collections across New York City, Chicago, and Boston, Unruly Forms considers how the collection, displacement, and display of these objects shifts their energetic properties. The installation of the series on bus shelters in the cities where these artifacts are held acts to reanimate their power and life within new contexts. Marrying elements of painting, collage and printmaking, Baeza’s intricately worked images of hybrid anthropomorphic forms explore displacement, spirituality, and metamorphosis.

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Fund for Park Avenue Fills the Park Ave Median with Art Installations by Willie Cole, Raul Mourão, and Sophia Vari

 

 

 

Sophia Vari for The Fund for Park Avenue, July 2023

In addition to the seasonal displays of summer begonias and fall chrysanthemums, The Fund for Park Avenue and its Sculpture Committee are thrilled to announce the simultaneous exhibitions of works by Willie Cole, Raul Mourão and Sophia Vari on Park Avenue. Presented in conjunction with NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks Program and the related galleries, all seventeen pieces can be seen together on the avenue through November 5th, 2023 between 53rd & 70th Streets.

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Step Into MoMA’s Sculpture Garden to View ‘YOU ARE HERE*’ ~ Contemporary Art in the Garden

 

 

 

Pierre Huyghe’s Untilled (Liegender Frauenakt) (2012), a sculpture incorporating a live bee colony.

A new installation enlivens the Sculpture Garden with contemporary art that breaks convention. Nearly all of the works on view were made in the last 20 years. Highlights include Wangechi Mutu’s Mama Ray (2020), a half-woman, half-manta ray figure that references mythologies of the Black Atlantic, where many enslaved Black people lost their lives; Jimmie Durham’s YOU ARE HERE*(2020), a poetic rendering of Midtown Manhattan that gives the exhibition its name; Nairy Baghramian’s Reclining (Pauline) (2023), a resolutely abstract work, completed just this spring, with seemingly supple forms that evoke the softness of the human body;

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