Gallery Shows in New York City This Week - April 15-April 22April 15, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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For art in galleries, from shows to openings to receptions and special events, check out City Guide's calendar listings for New York City. From Chelsea galleries to SoHo galleries to all points in between, we've got comprehensive painting, sculpture, performance art, conceptual art, and photography listings.
East Harlem's Open Air Gallery: A Public Art Walking Tour - Museum of the City of New York
April 15, 2018 - Upper East Side
Public art is thriving in New York City, especially in East Harlem where murals, mosaics, and sculptures pay tribute to the neighborhood's diverse community and vibrant culture. In connection with our exhibition, Art in the Open: 50 Years of Public Art in New York, East Harlem Preservation's Kathleen Benson will lead a walking tour of the neighborhood to explore the public art works created there over the last 40 years by both local and international artists. Stops will include: the first sculpture commissioned by New York City's celebrated Percent for Art program over 30 years ago; mosaic and mural tributes to Puerto Rican cultural and political figures; and murals created for two recent festivals, Los Muros Hablan ("The Murals Speak") in 2013 and MonumentArt in 2015. In case of rain, the tour will be rescheduled to Sunday, May 6 at 2:00 pm. The tour will begin in front of the Museum of the City of New York at 2:00 pm and will be about two miles in length. The tour will end at Harlem ArtPark at East 120th Street at Sylvan Place, four blocks north of the Lexington Avenue/116th Street subway station. This program is inspired by our exhibition, Art in the Open: Fifty Years o... (read more)
Architecture Tour - New Museum
April 15, 2018 - New York
Join us during the opening week of the New Museum's 2018 Triennial: "Songs for Sabotage" for a special artist panel with Triennial artists Cian Dayrit, Haroon Gunn-Salie, and Shen Xin, moderated by the exhibition's curators. "Songs for Sabotage" adopts the notion of sabotage as a model for artistic production, positing that what unites these artists is an understanding of the inescapability of global political and economic networks and a desire to respond with individual, localized gestures.
Art Making for Middle Schoolers - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 16, 2018 - New York
In this workshop, middle school students build their artistic abilities in a creative and supportive artistic environment. Led by a Guggenheim teaching artist, this studio program includes visits to the galleries, art making in a wide range of mediums, and the development of a personal portfolio of works.
Art After School - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 17, 2018 - Manhattan
Designed exclusively for children ages 8–11, the after-school program offers art-making activities and in-gallery exploration led by museum educators. Participants experience the museum's spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright–designed architecture and permanent collection as well as special exhibitions during gallery visits, which serve as inspiration for in-depth art projects in the studio. Students learn about a wide range of techniques, including painting, drawing, sculpture, print making, collage, and photography. The program concludes with a mini-exhibition for family and friends. Students must be ages 8–11 years old to participate. Fee: $400 ($350 for members), which includes all art materials, snacks, a family pass, and photos documenting the program. For more information, call 212-360-4254 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join artist Terry Winters as he discusses his practice with Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director of the New Museum. The program is followed by a reception in the Guggenheim's iconic rotunda. Terry Winters was born in New York in 1949 and received a BFA from Pratt Institute in 1971. Following his first exhibition at Sonnabend Gallery in 1982, his work has been the subject of numerous museum surveys. These include the Tate Gallery, London; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Centre Julio González, Spain; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; Kunsthalle Basel; Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts; and Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. Retrospectives of his drawings and prints have been organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark. A complete archive of his printed works is held at the Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine. In 2013, Winters was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is represented by Matthew... (read more)
Closer-Look Tour - American Folk Art Museum
April 19, 2018 - New York
A tour of Vestiges and Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic, led by museum gallery guides. Meet in the museum atrium.
Saturday Sketching - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 21, 2018 - New York
Explore Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural shapes and spaces through drawing activities in the museum's galleries. Art materials, including a drawing board, paper, pencils, and erasers, are available for loan at the Family Activity Kiosk. This program is geared towards teens, though families with children of all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Family Programs are supported in part by JW Marriott.
Jeff Koons: Easyfun-Ethereal - Gagosian
Through April 21, 2018 - New York
Gagosian is pleased to present “Easyfun-Ethereal,” seven large-scale paintings by Jeff Koons, which were first presented together at the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin in 2000. Three of the paintings are on generous loan from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Also on view, will be Woman Reclining (2010–14), a granite sculpture from the Antiquity series. Following the enthusiastic public response to Balloon Flower (Blue), the large mirror-polished stainless steel sculpture installed in Potsdamer Platz in Berlin in 1999, the Deutsche Guggenheim commissioned the first seven of the Easyfun-Ethereal paintings: mural-sized tableaux that combine cut-out photographs of packaged foods, fragments of faces, limbs, and hair, amusement park scenes, and paradisiacal landscapes into images of convulsive beauty.
Artexpo New York - Pier 92/Pier 94
Through April 22, 2018 - Midtown
For 40 years and counting, Artexpo New York has been changing the way people buy and sell art. Our annual curated expo brings the biggest publishers, galleries, and collectors face to face with hundreds of established and emerging artists. In short, we’re the world’s largest fine art marketplace.
The Vietnam War: 1945 – 1975 - New York Historical Society
Through April 22, 2018 - New York
The New-York Historical Society presents a groundbreaking exhibition on one of the most controversial events of the 20th century: the Vietnam War. Populating a 3,000-square-foot gallery with interpretive displays, digital media, artwork, artifacts, photographs, and documents, the exhibit provides an enlightening account of the causes, progression, and impact of the war. Spanning the duration of U.S. involvement in Indochina from 1945 to 1975, the narrative incorporates perspectives that cover both the home front and the war front. Displays feature such topics as the Cold War, the draft, military campaigns initiated by both sides, the growth of the antiwar movement, the role of the president, and the loss of political consensus. Throughout the exhibition, explore themes of patriotism, duty, and citizenship through key objects, including a troopship berthing unit, vibrant antiwar posters, artwork by Vietnam vets, a Viet Cong bicycle, the Pentagon Papers, and historical film footage. Long overdue in the realm of public history, the exhibit not only provides a chronological and thematic analysis of the Vietnam War but also inspires a fuller, more diverse conversation about the war. ... (read more)
In Beauty it is Finished Drawings 1951-2008 - Gagosian
Through April 25, 2018 - New York
Gagosian is pleased to present the first career-spanning exhibition of drawings and works on paper by Cy Twombly, organized in association with the Cy Twombly Foundation. Throughout his career, Twombly sustained an active engagement with drawing, gesture, and making marks on paper. His urgent, meandering lines embody the intimate energies that carry over into his paintings, sculptures, and photography. Despite their enigmatic qualities, Twombly’s drawings are strikingly articulate in their rhythm, line, and allusions. At once economical and deeply sensual, they contain a timeless language, mediating between ancient and modern culture.
Flowing Watercolors - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through May 02, 2018 - Crown Heights
Through demonstrations, discussion, and practice, we cover various papers, paints, and brushes along with techniques, values, and compositions for painting a flowing watercolor. Work with plants from the Education greenhouse or bring in your own natural subject for inspiration. This is an indoor class with the option to paint out on the grounds.
exonemo: The Life-Cycle of Interfaces - New Media Art Space
Through May 04, 2018 - New York
For The Life-Cycle of Interfaces exhibition, the artists will exhibit a suite of four works: Documentation about selected works: Since 2012, Exonemo has been organizing Internet Yami-Ichi (Internet black market), a “backstreet of the internet.” Artists and creators are invited to occupy a flea-market styled exhibition space, and sell items that are interesting and unique to the internet. Originated in Tokyo, Internet Yami-Ichi has since spread out to New York, Berlin, Linz, Brusells, Amsterdam, totaling 17 countries and continuing to grow. “Once upon a time, the Internet was supposed to be a place for liberty.” Today, our relationship with the internet has become so intimate that we are bringing it to work, dinner, and into bed. Yet, many aspects of the internet also became more restrictive and foreign to us. The Internet Yami-Ichi invites netizens to step off-line, “browse face-to-face,” and reminisce about the wondrous naivete embodied by the early internet era. The documentation also recorded other works created by the artists, which wonder freely between spaces that are seemingly disconnected from one another. DesktopBAM (2010) is a performance piece entailing programmati... (read more)
London Originals: The Jeweler’s Art in Radical Times - Mahnaz Collection at Wright
Through May 11, 2018 - New York City
Mahnaz Collection Presents A New Exhibition London Originals: The Jeweler’s Art in Radical Times New York City, April 11 – May 11, 2018 Mahnaz Collection presents a new jewelry exhibition: “London Originals: The Jeweler’s Art in Radical Times.” Featuring 150 pieces of jewelry from the 1960s and ‘70s, the exhibition opens on April 11, 2018 at Wright, 980 Madison Avenue in New York City. It showcases jewelers working in London during a period of seismic changes in the arts, architecture, technology, design, fashion, music, women’s rights and youth culture. This exhibition aims to provide new visibility in the United States for the London Originals, many of whom once had enthusiastic collectors here. Their influential and timeless modern jewelry merits attention from new jewelry audiences as well as those interested in art and design. The jewelry in the exhibit includes the works of Andrew Grima, John Donald, George Weil, Charles de Temple, Gerda Flockinger, Tom Scott, Kutchinsky, Barbara Cartlidge, David Thomas, Wendy Ramshaw, and David Watkins. Their work was furthered by the vision and support of forward looking curators, museums, gallerists and writers, including, notably, G... (read more)
Anna Craycroft - New Museum
Through May 13, 2018 - Lower East Side
Craycroft's Residency Will Include an Exhibition and Public Programming Considering the Rights and Ethics of Personhood. Questions of Who and What Qualifies as a Person Have Become Increasingly Contentious as the Agency of All Beings—from Nonhuman Animals to Corporations, and from Ecosystems to Artificial Intelligence—Has Fractured Legal and Theoretical Discourse. to Chronicle These Controversies, Craycroft Will Transform the Fifth Floor Gallery into a Site for Producing an Animated Film, Which She Will Develop over the Course of the Exhibition; Visitors Will Physically Enter the Stage Where Craycroft Will Shoot New Footage Every Week for the Duration of the Residency. Drawing on Traditions of Folklore and Fables, Which Often Use Anthropomorphism to Narrate Moral Tales, the Animated Film Will Confront the Physical and Philosophical Lenses Used to Construct and Qualify Personhood. the Exhibition Is Organized by Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement, and Sara O'Keeffe, Assistant Curator, with Kate Wiener, Education Associate. Anna Craycroft Was Born in Oregon in 1975 and Raised in New York. She Has Had Solo Shows at Ben Maltz Gallery, ... (read more)
Towards Catastrophe: German and Austrian Art of the 1930s - Neue Galerie
Through May 28, 2018 - New York
On February 22, 2018, Neue Galerie New York will present "Towards Catastrophe: German and Austrian Art of the 1930s," an exhibition devoted to the development of the arts in Germany and Austria during a decade marked by economic crisis, political disintegration, and social chaos. The Neue Galerie is the sole venue for the exhibition, which will be on view through May 28, 2018. The exhibition is organized by Dr. Olaf Peters, University Professor at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, and serves as the third show in a trilogy of exhibitions curated by Peters that focus on German history. The first of these three shows, "Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany 1937" organized in 2014, examined the infamous traveling exhibition "Entartete Kunst" mounted by the National Socialist regime. The exhibition was an enormously popular and critical success. The second show, "Berlin Metropolis: 1918-1933" on view in 2015, explored the critical role played by the city of Berlin in the growth of modern culture. Pandiscio Green is the designer of the exhibition and catalogue for "Towards Catastrophe," and can also be credited for the inventive installations for the previ... (read more)
Before the Fall: German and Austrian Art of the 1930s - Neue Galerie New York
Through May 28, 2018 - New York
On March 8, 2018, Neue Galerie New York will present "Before the Fall: German and Austrian Art of the 1930s," an exhibition devoted to the development of the arts in Germany and Austria during a decade marked by economic crisis, political disintegration, and social chaos. The Neue Galerie is the sole venue for the show, which will be on view through May 28, 2018.? The exhibition is organized by Dr. Olaf Peters, University Professor at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, and serves as the third show in a trilogy of exhibitions curated by Peters that focus on German history. The first of these three shows, "Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany 1937," organized in 2014, examined the infamous traveling exhibition "Entartete Kunst" mounted by the National Socialist regime. The exhibition was an enormous popular and critical success. The second show, "Berlin Metropolis: 1918-1933" on view in 2015, explored the critical role played by the city of Berlin in the growth of modern culture. Pandiscio Green is the designer of the exhibition and catalogue for "Before the Fall," and was also responsible for the inventive installations for the previous two shows in ... (read more)
Terry Winters Forces and Fictions - The Drawing Center
Through July 29, 2018 - Soho
A leading figure in the art world for four decades, Terry Winters became well known in the 1980s for his materially-conscious drawings and paintings. Representing the patterns and schema that undergird physical and intellectual life—French philosopher Gilles Deleuze is cited as an important reference—Winters's drawings of grids, networks, and knots illustrate complex encounters between biological drives, technological systems, and mental processes. The Drawing Center's Main Gallery will present an overview of Winters's drawings from 1980 to the present including full cycles of drawings, such as File Drawings (2009), as well as a selection of large-scale works on paper that foreground the overarching theme of Winters's practice: the desire to make sense, however fictively, of the manner in which the visible world is constructed and received. Rather than offering a comprehensive drawing retrospective, the show will be organized with an eye to morphological relationships so that, as viewers move through the gallery, they will recall and ideally return to earlier related images.
Reanimation Library - Pioneer Works
Through August 30, 2018 - Brooklyn
Reanimation Library, an ongoing project by Andrew Beccone, is a collection of 2000+ obscure or out-of-print publications the artist has been collecting over 15 years. Chosen primarily for the images that they contain, this collection of books have been culled from thrift stores, rummage sales, flea markets, municipal dumps, library sales, give-away piles, and used bookstores across the country. Housed at Pioneer Books, Reanimation Library will operate as a public non-circulating collection of books for visitors through August 2018. The library space will include tools to use the collection including a computer, scanner, and copier and host a series of related public events. Join us on Thursday, September 14 at Pioneer Works for the opening reception at Pioneer Works. Learn more. Andrew Beccone, founder of the Reanimation Library, is an artist, librarian, and musician. The library has been exhibited widely at venues around the world including Vox Populi (Philadelphia), SPACE (London), High Desert Test Sites (Joshua Tree), talcual (Mexico City), 98weeks (Beirut), the Museum of Modern Art, the Queens Museum, and Kunsthalle Osnabrück. He was a resident at EFA's SHIFT (2014/15... (read more)
The Means of a Ready Escape: Brooklyn's Prospect Park - Prospect Park Alliance
Through September 30, 2018 - Brooklyn
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park, Brooklyn Historical Society and Prospect Park Alliance present an exhibition that celebrates the founding vision of the Park, traces its social and historical trajectories, and examines the important role that Prospect Park has played as "Brooklyn's Backyard" for 150 years. The Brooklyn Historical Society is closed on major holidays.
New York & The Nation in The Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History - New York Historical Society
Through December 31, 2018 - New York
Collection Highlights and New York and the American Experience Explore the story of New York and America in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History. Highlights include: Mounted on the building's original 1904 columns are grand digital screens displaying a continuous, thematically co-ordinated slide show of treasures from the New-York Historical Society's collections. The west face of the columns features individual stations, incorporating interactive touch screens and museum artifacts, presenting six themes in American history which are found interwoven with the history of New York. Projected on dramatic flat screens affixed to six structural columns, the array of objects and images functions as visual signage that demonstrates to our visitors the depth of New-York Historical's collections.