A new sculpture piece by Urs Fischer is on view at Gagosian Gallery midtown location. The work, titled “Things” features a life-size aluminum rhinoceros, assembled of a vacuum cleaner, a laptop, a dining table and other human artifacts as if they’re growing out of the raino’s body, coming out in all directions. According to the statement, the piece “considers the ways that objects and forces - from plastic bottles and Wi-Fi signals to memories, history and emotion - gather around and pass through our bodies as we move through the world.”In an interview to The New York Times, Fischer describe the develop of the wok as a 8 year process. According to him, the raino came to him as a later realization, almost accidently. ‘That’s my protagonist that I’ve looked for for years.. It looks like it comes from somewhere in the past and moves into the present while the other things are all man-made objects.” Through June 23rd Gagosian, 511 Fifth Avenue
Huma Bhabha: "We Come in Peace" The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Over the past several months, the Met has been commissioning various artists to do pieces for their rooftop garden space. A Pakistani-born artist, Huma Bhabha is the sixth sculptor that’s up to bat in the lineup, delivering with an impressive display of two imposing and distressed figures. Each has their own unique characteristics, conveying several messages of interaction and political statements. We Come in Peace is a stunning work of abstract sculpture with well-defined details on each piece. This exhibit runs till October and includes an accompanying booklet.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028
Zoe Leonard: "Survey" Whitney Museum of American Art
New York native Zoe Leonard solo show titled “Survey” feature A mix of photography, sculpture and art installations. Leonard covers various topics ranging from photography history to urban environment, conveying a variety of additional themes in-between. Zoe specifically attempts to let the viewer re-evaluate their perspective on everyday objects, her subject matter often rearranging the perspective and repetition of everyday scenes and objects.
Through June 10th Whitney Museum, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York
Yto Barrada: How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself – Pace Museum With such a captivating title, Yto Barrada’s exhibit contains a variety of work in different mediums. Ranging from framed illustrations, sculptures, photography and even video, a visitor will have a wide variety of subjects to enjoy during these exhibits. Peers describe Yto’s work “disruptive and pushing against traditional limits.” With origins from North Africa, Yto carries her background into her art, inspiration clearly showing in her illustrated and often minimalistic prints in particular. This current event runs till the middle of the month, spanning across three entire floors. Rest assured there’s plenty to look at.