Like life, Sculpture, Color and the Body – The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Like Life displays a variety of human sculptures from varying periods, from modern date all the way to the 1300s. The exhibit’s driving point is to show how people have depicted the human body in sculpture, specifically the level of detail to realism. Rather than this being a single artist’s project, this is a group effort done and hosted by The Met, including classic period, European-origin pieces on loan. It’s an exclusive exhibit that runs till July 22nd, so do give it a look. The entire exhibit is being hosted at the Met Breuer (Madison Ave.) in Manhattan.
Objects as Friends - Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys – Gavin Brown’s Enterprise
until April 22nd
This art exhibition takes on a more traditional approach in its display media, hitting close to home with its subject matter. With over 300 color photographs, the artists follow the trail of discarded and broken objects, capturing every imperfection from their useless state. Gruyter and Thys have adapted the idea from the late Johannes, an old German painter from the later 1940s’.
Gavin Brown’s Enterprise’s
439 west 127th St.
Spring Performance Festival – MoMa PS1
April 15th from 12PM-6PM
The Spring Performance Festival hosts various artists work and performances such as plays, music, video productions and solo pieces. It’s backed by Secret Project Robot, an alternative artist community based in Brooklyn. Aside from the featured performances, there will be “pop-up” artists and performances as well. The entire venue hopes to encourage people to interact with their current world through a display of art.
22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
Spring/Break art show
March 6th – March 12th
SPRING/BREAK Art Show is an annual art fair dedicate to emerging artist and independent curators. While the Armory Art Week holds mostly traditional and established galleries, SPRING/BREAK is known as the fresh alternative. The seventh annual fair will be held at the former James A. Farley Post Office, a historic building in times square. More than 100 curators have been selected to present shows that draw on this year theme; "Stranger Comes To Town".
4 Times Square.
The Armory Show
Mar 8th – 11th
New York premier fair for contemporary art will feature 200 leading international galleries, innovative artist commissions, and public programs. For the second time, The Armory show will spotlight “Platform”, a curatorial project featuring large-scale artworks, installations and commissions across Piers 92 & 94. selected projects include Berndnaut Smilde, an Amsterdam based artist who stages a theatrical set as a site for the repeated generation of a cloud. find his work at pier 94. Another Interesting work is by Wilmer Wilson IV, who will occupy Pier 92’s Publications Lounge to show a large-scale installation of a carved salt wall.
711 12th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Triennial 2018 at New Museum
Through May 27th
The New Museum Triennial is a recurring exhibition dedicated to emerging artists from around the world. The main concept of the Triennial is to expose new artists who are shaping the current discourse of contemporary art. This year will show approximately thirty
artists from nineteen countries.
235 Bowery street
EBECHO MUSLIMOVA at Magenta Plains
Through Feb 11th
Ebecho Muslimova is a New York-based artist who makes strikingly graphic paintings and drawings using sense of humor and absurd. The subject of her work is an alter ego named “Fatebe”, who finds herself in various impossible situations. One works features Fatebe as a genie inside a jar of coins, gagged by a stack of quarters. Another, as Narcissus poised over a pool of still water while folded into the angles of a laundry drying rack. Using minimalist, black and white graphic lines, Muslimova uses the female body as a malleable, expressive form, roasting shame and anxiety on a spit. Every curve glistens.
94 Allen St
Layota Rubi Frazier at Gavin Brown Enterprise
Through Feb 24th
Gavin Brown Enterprise in Harlem is showing a solo exhibition of artist and photographer, LaToya Ruby Frazier. Through photography, video, and performance Frazier explores social justice and cultural changes in America. " I use my artwork as a platform to advocate for others, the oppressed, the disenfranchised. When I encounter an individual or family facing inequality I create visibility through images and story-telling to expose the violation of their human rights.". Three bodies of work are presented in this show, Including Frazier's best-known body of work, The Notion of Family (2001-2014); an exploration into her family, her hometown, and her own experiences through landscape and portraiture in the de-industrialized steel town of Braddock, PA.
Gavin Brown Enterprise
439 W 127th Street, New York
William Eggleston at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Opening Feb 14th
“Los Alamos,” the most famous body of work by William Eggleston will be on view at the met strating Feb 14th. “Los Alamos,” created over a nine-year period, documents Eggleston’s journeys through the American South and West. The exhibition includes color studies (used for the first time in the history of fine art), made during numerous road trips with his friends Walter Hopps and Dennis Hopper—to New Mexico, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Las Vegas, and elsewhere. Furthermore, the show will include photographs of the social and physical landscape of the Mississippi delta region, which remained at the artist’s home.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave
Cathy Wilkes at MoMA Ps1
This is the first show of the Irish artist, Cathy Wilkes in New York and the largest exhibition of the artist’s work to date.
best known for mannequin-populated tableaux that recast scenes of everyday life as surreal experiences, Wilkes works in multiple mediums. This show features approximately 50 works from public and private collections throughout Europe and North America as well as new pieces created for the show, offering a broad view of Wilkes’s work since 2004.
Canon at the sex museum
American-born Andrew Mroczek and Peru native Juan Jose Barboza-Gubo started their collaboration in 2013 with a project called Virgenes de la Puerta (Virgins of the Door). This photography series is inspired by Spanish colonial painting that reimagines transgender women as historical and religious icons. Canon is a series of portraits showing LGBTQ Peruvians who identify with their country’s rich religious heritage. The artists reference the religious “canon” law, often targets and excludes LGBTQ voices and by that, expose us, viewers, to a different type of reality that exist far away from the mainstream western eyes.
Edvard Munch at Met Breuer
Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863–1944) is known mostly for the famous painting “the scream”.
In fact, Munch attained fame early in his career for his depictions of human anxiety.
This fascinating retrospective is taking place at the Lovely Met Breuer and reveal 43 of the artist's works created over a span of six decades, including 16 self-portraits and works that have never before been seen in the United States.
David Hockney at the Met
Through February 26th
A retrospective of David Hockney at the Metropolitan Museum that explores 60 years of massive and diverse work by the great English-American painter. The show includes works from the early 60’s when Hockney was as a student at the Royal College of Art in London, He’s most famous paintings of L.A. leisure and good life scenes painted Flat and geometrical. collages from the 70’s and 80’s influenced by cubism are also included in this show and last but not least- his recent painting large, vibrant scenes of the Yorkshire countryside and his California garden that nod to the works of Van Gogh, Munch and Matisse.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028
Erwin Redi project at Madison Square Park
Through March 2018
This immersive art installation is made up of hundreds of transparent globes illuminated by white LED lights that are suspended two feet off the ground. The lights are programmed to flutter in an odd way Erwin Redl is an artist that uses LEDs as the main medium of his work. Redi was born in Australia and currently living in the U.S. His work includes installations, videos, graphics, computer art and electronic music.
The Holiday Train Show at the Botanical Garden in the Bronx
Through January 14h
The Holiday Train show at the Botanical Garden is truly something you won't forget.
Every year, the garden celebrates its collection of crafted trains that chug along a nearly half-mile track followed by 150 miniature of NYC landmarks.
Established in 1891, The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is a National Historic Landmark that has 250-acre (100 ha) site's verdant landscape supports over one million living plants in extensive collections.
New York Botanical garden, Bronx NY
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458
Performa is a performance Biennial held in NYC.
Every other november, Performa biennial will be spreaded all over the city , featuring performances by acclaimed artist from around the world. This year, proforma will be focused on the use of live performance as central to artistic practice in African art and culture, the intersection of architecture and performance, and the hundred-year legacy of Dada.
Recommendations- the berlin based artist Kris Lemsalu in collaboration with Ny based musician Kyp Malone, Bryony Roberts, Mabel O. Wilson, and The Marching Cobras of New York and
Jimmie Durham at Whitney Museum
November 3rd through Jan 28
Jimmie Durham, born in Texas in 1940, has long claimed to be Cherokee but that claim has been denied by tribal representatives. Durham was active in different african american and native american civil rights movements in the the 60’s-70’s and in the late 70’s turned back to art, moved to Mexico and then to Europe, where he lives and work till this day. He is described as having "made a career of being Cherokee with no known ties to any Cherokee community, although he have been raised with Cherokee as a first language.
Durham often combines organic materials, found objects, and text to reveal Western-centric views and prejudices hidden in language, objects, and institutions. At the Center of the World, will Trace 120 works in sculpture, drawing, collage, photography, video, and performance.
Bar and restaurant
A great match to your Whitney visit is this beautiful jam a the heart of Greenwich Village. Jane Hotel is the Inspiration of the the beloved Was Anderson’s Movie- Grand Budapest Hotel. Rumour has it that anderson have rented a room there for a whole year to study this magical place. Originally established in 1908 as a hotel for sailors The hotel boasts a colorful history, having once served as lodging for the fortunate survivors of the tragic demise of the Titanic!
Jane Hotel has a “secret” ballroom bar and a rooftop bar, serving high-end cocktails.
This is a great spot to chill after an exhausting museum visit and enjoy the expensive design of the place.
113 Jane St, New York, NY 10014