Dancing on ladders in the Meatpacking District, more than half a century of urban redevelopment at MoMA, European artists showing naughty bits on the Lower East Side and architectural sculpture meets photography out on Long Island. It's sweaty, but the art shows will go on. Here's what we're looking for in the coming week.
The New York photographs of an important Chinese artist and critic, the caricatures and paintings of a German-American polymath and lots and lots of mosh pits -- not to mention a 600-lb. squid. It's shaping up to be an interesting arts week in the big, sweaty city. Here's what we've got in the hopper.
Workshops about sex throughout history. Lessons about 19th century undergarments. Research presentations on body language during the act of flirtation. The Romance Writers of America conference is currently underway at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.
Wry works made of buttons and plastic bags, photos of teens kissing, the blue-skinned protector of mankind, minimalism with a dash of Zen and a light festival turns on in Staten Island. The city is hopping with things to do on the first, swampy week of summer. Here's our guide to what's cooking in the arts world.
Internet culture deconstructed (and reconstructed) at MoMA PS1, a street-influenced biennial at El Museo, a forest of fabric grows in Chelsea and an artist gets people to confess their deepest, darkest secrets. Plus: there are all kinds of artsy hijinks going down in Williamsburg. Here's our guide to what's hopping in the arts world in Gotham this weekend.
Optical delusions at the Museum of Arts & Design, the serene fabric works of a grand dame in Chelsea, artist therapy courtesy of the Guggenheim in Brooklyn, and an exhibit honoring the memory of a social-realist who channeled the anxieties of the machine age. Plus: art you can eat on the Upper East Side. Here's our round-up for what's hot in the arts world this very steamy week.
The art industry's answer to the Olympics is kicking off on Friday in Venice, Italy -- and the photos are starting to come in! Check out our slideshow here.
Artists' lists at the Morgan, the act of erasure at Magnan Metz, and a garden grows (inside a trailer) in Brooklyn. And since the mercury is rising and we could all use air-con, artsy films at IFC Center and the Museum of Arts & Design. There's lots going on in the arts world in the big, sweaty city. Here's what we'll be looking at.
Put the words “psychedelic” and “art” in the same sentence and chances are most people will conjure images of groovy rock posters and fluorescent mushrooms. But a new book by art critic Ken Johnson, who writes for the New York Times, aims to broaden the scope of what constitutes psychedelic visual culture. Read WNYC Arts Critic Carolina Miranda's interview with Johnson here.
Hacked video games and remixed Internet videos at the Whitney, topless human-animal dancers at Jonathan Levine, a look at life in Cuba at Marlborough and some '60s comix psychedelia at Andrew Edlin. Plus, a sampling of outdoor public art in the event that you don't want to spend Memorial Day Weekend indoors. Here's what's in the hopper for arts events in the coming week.
Medieval fashion in illuminated manuscripts at the Morgan, Nancy Grossman's S&M heads at MoMA PS1, declassified images of the destruction wrought by Hiroshima at the I.C.P. and a fresh look at a 15th century painting of St. Francis at The Frick. Here's our guide to some amazing arts stuff going down in New York City this week.
Two masters of the distorted, drawings that take their direction from found scraps, paintings of the lesser-seen corners of Modernist architecture and Robert Mapplethorpe, crowd-sourced. Oh, and did I mention that there are spit-wad sculptures in Brooklyn? This week, the New York arts scene is all about the high and the low. Here's what's on our radar.
Fantastical dresses at the Met, heady conceptualism at MoMA, early 20th-century masters at the Jewish Museum, and stacks of posters for the taking at a SoHo Gallery. Also, did we mention it's New York Gallery Week? There's loads going on in our big, bad city. Here's our guide to what's shaking.
The Whitney Museum takes a trip back to the early 20th century, Willem de Kooning's figures go on view at Pace, a British street art gets a solo in Brooklyn and an unheralded African-American landscape painter from the 19th century is given his artistic due in Catskill. There's lots going on in the NYC arts world in the coming week.
The Met re-opens its rooftop with modernist sculpture. Kara Walker tackles race, power and identity in new graphite drawings. And, for the night owls, there's a highly intriguing gathering of moody-illicit nighttime photography from the early 20th century. Ger more of this week's arts picks here.
An array of floating paper guns, paintings that chronicle Picasso's 17-year-old lover and muse, smashed up cars, sculptural drawings, public interventions and a quilt that pays tribute to the military's fallen. There's a whole lot of art going on in New York this week. Here's our guide to what's cooking.
The artful civil rights photographs of Charles Moore, Romantic paintings of idealized European vistas, masterful drawings by Rembrandt and a rare gallery show that puts a spotlight on issues of social class. Here's our guide to arts events to see in New York City in the coming week.
Neon wall texts inspired by Samuel Beckett, paper constructions that mimic indigenous totems and an event that celebrates failure. Not to mention pictures of Frida Kahlo and turbulent paintings that pay tribute to Gotham's darker attributes. New York (and environs) has got it going on this week. Our guide to what's tops.
Eye-popping German Expressionism, racy underground comix, the found object as found object, vintage works that aren't and a photographic chronicle of New York's avant-garde in the 1960s. It's a good week to be in this big, bad city. Check out our guide to what's blazing here.