Exhibits examining new wave and post-War Japanese culture, a New York photographer's chronicle of gay culture and urban decay in the '70s, and a New Jersey painter's work inspired by a trip to Laramie that tangles with sexuality, identity and violence. Here's our guide to what's resonating in the arts world in the coming week.
An exhibit that explores the art of painting and identity at the Whitney, extraordinary pre-Columbian tunics at the Met, quirky illustrations at the Jewish Museum and a temporary installation at an Upper West Side Church. Here's our guide to the best of the arts going down in New York this week.
On Saturday night, more than 80 artsy types in pajamas filed into the Rubin Museum of Art in Chelsea for its first ever adults-only sleepover. The purpose: to see what sorts of dreams the museum's priceless collection of Himalayan art might inspire. WNYC arts critic Carolina Miranda reports she got a restful night's sleep.
It's Armory Arts Week in New York, which means we've got art events coming out of our ears through Sunday. Here's a taste of what you can expect to see, including a visual round-up of some of what WNYC Arts Critic Carolina Miranda has been able to soak up.
David Wojnarowicz (of Smithsonian censorship fame) gets his due in Chelsea, the influence of Russian abstractionist Kazimir Malevich is charted at Gagosian Gallery and the Brooklyn Museum unveils a revamped Great Hall. And, oh, did we mention it's Armory Arts Week? Put on some comfortable shoes (and pack a flask), because this is going to be one busy weekend. Here's our weekly guide to what's tops.
In a curious exhibit at the Queens Museum of Art, curators Itala Schmelz and Ernesto Peñaloza of the National Automomous University in Mexico City have put together a highly intriguing visual chronicle of the 1939 World's Fair (and New York) as seen through the lens of one of Mexico's more unusual lensmen: Luis Márquez.
The Koran reconfigured, the changing face of William Shakespeare, an installation that combines architecture and photography and a Brooklyn-based artist who works with found images of unknown African-American figures. Not to mention crazy-looking dogs. There are some highly intriguing art shows going on in New York this week—here's our round-up of some of the best:
As part of our Empire Tweets Back project—in which we watch all eight hours of Andy Warhol's film "Empire"—we did a little rooting around in the WNYC and Museum of Modern Art archives to see what we could find in relation to Andy Warhol and the Empire State Building. Here's a small round-up of some of the more interesting bits.
Tipis in Brooklyn, wry illustrations in Chelsea, drawings inspired by photography in SoHo and cartoons that poke fun at the art world at John Jay. Herewith, our guide to what's cooking in the arts world of big ol' New York City.
This Friday, join WNYC and the Museum of Modern Art for a screening and simultaneous Twitter discussion of Andy Warhol's day-long film "Empire."
The bizarre manic mental states of George Condo at a downtown museum, vintage shots of Coney Island and graffiti-meets-collage works in Chelsea. Not to mention all kinds of participatory art in Queens. Apart from the snow, it's a good week to be in New York. Here are our picks for a few must-sees.
Photographs of New York City eateries in Chelsea, art that pays tribute to a popular drag queen cabaret downtown and vintage images of an African-American community in midtown. Here's our guide to what's tops in the arts world in the coming week.
A woman's aggressive portraits of tools, an examination of the visual landscape of Abu Dhabi, and poular albums get remade by artists in Brooklyn. It may be winter, but there's plenty going down. Here's our guide to the most intriguing arts events in the city happening now.
A car deconstructed and then reconstructed in TriBeCa, an alternative arts space from the '70s gets a tribute in Chelsea and hundreds of artist postcards go on sale to benefit an AIDS charity (and they're only $85!). There's plenty to do this week in New York. Here's our guide to the best of what's happening now.
Here's WNYC's year-end guide to year-end lists of the best, the worst, and the most ridiculous of 2010.