ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Günther Börst, Irene Neal, Tril Benton, Anne Grandin, Elling Reitan - Ashok Jain Gallery - April 29th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Ashok Jain Gallery presents <em>Harmony, Unity, and Expression</em>, an exhibition that focuses on many beloved artistic styles of Abstract Expressionism and landscapes both spirituality and psychologically. The show will highlight the two major design elements that each artist expresses: harmony and unity. The exhibition features artworks from five renowned artists: G&uuml;nther B&ouml;rst, Irene Neal, Tiril Benton, Anne Grandin, and Elling Reitan. <em>Harmony, Unity, and Expression </em>will be held at 58 Hester Street and opens on Wednesday, April 27.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">G&uuml;nther B&ouml;rst is a German artist whose works continuously searches out the &ldquo;impossibilities&rdquo; in shape, material, and technique such as color and contrast. In his search, B&ouml;rst refers to themes of landscape, urbanism and mankind as the main subject matter of his abstract works. With over 100 expositions exhibited in Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, New York and many more locations he has become one of the gallery&rsquo;s more established artist.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Irene Neal emphasizes color in her compositions as form of freedom of expression. Neal&rsquo;s process does not express her freedom in creating abstract works, but expresses the freedom of her medium in pursuing the path across the chosen surface. She has exhibited many of her works at Ashok Jain Gallery as well as having collections in North and South America.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Tiril Benton approaches each canvas with a feeling of excitement, wonder, and a sense of adventure, free of any preconceived ideas or sketches. She expresses an internalized sense of truth which creates an external experience at an intense level. The archetypal symbolism emerging from Tiril&rsquo;s paintings has attracted international attention, and Tiril has exhibited widely and won awards in both the United States and Europe.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Anne Grandin&rsquo;s landscape paintings are influenced by the Native American culture and their concept of the circle of life. She uses organic shapes to express her connection to nature; the circle of life. Grandin has received a bachelor&rsquo;s of science in art education at The Moore College of Art and continued her art education at Boston University and The Art Institute of Boston. She has participated in many of the gallery&rsquo;s show over the past couple of years and continually exhibits her work at The Pen and Brush Guild.</p> <p class="Default" style="text-align: justify;">Elling Reitan compositions are often inspired by famed artist Edvard Munch whom is known by his iconic pre- Expressionist painting &ldquo;The Scream&rdquo; with references to biblical imagery and creates psychological mindscapes for the viewer. Reitan has exhibited his works around the world and additionally he has over 200 private collections in the US, Asia, and Europe. He has been represented by Ashok Jain Gallery for over 20 years and currently resides in Norway. Ashok Jain Gallery will be exhibiting 10 of his works at Art New York in May at Pier 94.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The opening reception will be held on April 29th from 6 pm- 8 pm.</p> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:17:59 +0000 Janusz Obst - Ashok Jain Gallery - April 29th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Ashok Jain Gallery is pleased to announce,&nbsp;<em>Wordless Dimension</em>, a solo exhibition of artworks by Janusz Obst at 58 Hester Street. Opening on Wednesday, April 27, the exhibition is the presentation of bas-reliefs.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <blockquote><em>&ldquo;I believe in staying true to myself throughout the creative process of wordless expression, regardless of past influences and current trends.&rdquo;</em></blockquote> <p class="text-align-right" style="text-align: justify;">- Janusz Obst</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Janusz Obst is a classically trained artist from Zamosc, Poland, where he was born in 1946. As a young marine, he travelled the world, having spent much of his young adult life in Europe, China, Africa, and India. It was in India where he was captivated by sculpture, and for the last three decades he has focused his work on bas-relief.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Bas-reliefs, traditionally having been painted, give Janusz the opportunity to resurrect his love for this classic art form and marry his passion for sculpture and painting. This methodology allows him to freely build three-dimensional space and to broaden the narrative possibilities within each piece. His art permeates the interaction between the history of civilization, individual fate, current social and community-based issues, and his unfaltering interest in the interpersonal relationships within the context of the modern world. Janusz moved to the United States in 1991, and he currently lives in New York City.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The opening reception for <em>Wordless Dimension</em> will be on Friday, April 29, 2016.</p> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:12:24 +0000 Group Show - International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) - April 29th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 29, 2016, 6&ndash;9pm<br />OPEN HOURS: Saturday, April 30, 1&ndash;8pm<br /><br />Two-days of international contemporary art at the International Studio &amp; Curatorial Program (ISCP) for Spring Open Studios. The 38 artists and three curators from 19 countries currently in residence will present work in their studios. Open Studios invites the public to experience art in its place of origin and to share conversations with artists and curators from all over the world.&nbsp;<br /><br />Guest speaker Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, will make opening remarks on Friday, April 29, at 6pm.<br /><br />Solber Pupusas food truck will be serving authentic and traditional food from El Salvador throughout the opening reception.&nbsp;<br /><br />The Un-official After Party will be held at Our Wicked Lady from 9&ndash;11pm Friday evening.<br /><br />Participating artist and curators: Kiichiro Adachi (Japan), Judy Anderson (Canada), Pat Foster and Jen Berean (Australia), Carl Boutard (Sweden), Joseph Buckley (United States), Elaine Byrne (United States, Ireland), Naomi Campbell (United States), Lourdes Correa-Carlo (United States), Donald Hải Ph&uacute; Daedalus (United States), Kevin De Forest (Canada), Andr&eacute;s Dur&aacute;n (Chile), Sara Eliassen (Norway), Nicole Franchy (United States, Peru), Ghost of a Dream (United States), Jude Griebel (Canada), Francesca Grilli (Italy), Berenice G&uuml;ttler (Germany), Mark Hilton (United States, Australia), Hsiang-Ning Huang (Taiwan), Franziska Jyrch (Germany), Marja Kanervo (Finland), Dokyun Kim - KDK (South Korea), Maartje Korstanje (Netherlands), Cheon Pyo Lee (United States), Richard Igbhy and Marilou Lemmens (Canada), Yi-Kuan Lin (Taiwan), Calori &amp; Maillard (Italy), Ragnhild May (Denmark), Satu Oksanen (Finland), Liutauras Psibilskis (United States), Anushka Rajendran (India), belit sağ (Turkey, Netherlands), Maximiliano Si&ntilde;ani (United States, Bolivia), Tove Storch (Denmark), Misha Stroj (Austria), Aarti Sunder (India), and Maki Toshima (Japan).<br /><br />ISCP has invited Lugar a Dudas, a non-profit artist-run organization based in Cali, Colombia as the 2016 annual institution-in-residence. A Room for Doubt: Lugar a Dudas at ISCP is an exhibition and series of experiments in relocating and translating their local practices, on view during Open Studios.<br /><br />The sixth of the series of seven Staging micro-exhibitions organized by a group of seven curators from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS), will also be open in the Project Space. Stage #6: Lourdes Correa-Carlo: Down-Below, presents ISCP Ground Floor resident Lourdes Correa-Carlo's work, curated by Christian Camacho-Light.&nbsp;<br /><br />ISCP&rsquo;s off-site exhibition Vieno Motors: How to Prepare 2.0, curated by Satu Oksanen, will also be on view at El Museo de Los Sures, located at 120 South 1 Street, Brooklyn, NY, 4-6pm both Friday and Saturday.&nbsp;<br /><br />For more information visit&nbsp;<a href=";h=IAQE6frWe&amp;enc=AZOzqUHh2WGi4lj_JZCjyLV2we6ndSUtQBVYUY1fEqPLhI2PAtmCIp0fyfAdY-cOq4U&amp;s=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br /><br />ISCP thanks the following Open Studios sponsors:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=126021084081360&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A1013043978770515%7D">Alberta Foundation for the Arts</a>; Alfred Kordelin Foundation;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=98717745271&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A1013043978770515%7D">Australia Council for the Arts</a>;<a href="" rel="nofollow" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=1560087184222368&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A1013043978770515%7D">Australian Cultural Fund</a>; 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The New York Community Trust&rsquo;s Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund; Nieders&auml;chsisches Ministerium f&uuml;r Wissenschaft und Kultur;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=188829205293&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A1013043978770515%7D">Office for Contemporary Art Norway</a>;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=1444450682546441&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A1013043978770515%7D">The Pollock-Krasner Foundation</a>;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=117518818416428&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A1013043978770515%7D">SAHA Dernegi</a>; and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=10334070534&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A1013043978770515%7D">Yoko Ono</a>.<br /><br />This program is supported, in part, by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=413307318719072&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A1013043978770515%7D">The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts</a>;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=393888007357614&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A1013043978770515%7D">Council Member Antonio Reynoso</a>; Austrian Cultural Forum;<a href="" rel="nofollow" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=155555111125341&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A1013043978770515%7D">The Brooklyn Brewery</a>;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=127641669941&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A1013043978770515%7D">Consulate General of Denmark New York</a>; Consulate General of Finland in New York; Consulate General in New York, Norway; Consulate General of Sweden in New York; Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=511636592326817&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A1013043978770515%7D">The Greenwich Collection LTD</a>; The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=33192104484&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A1013043978770515%7D">National Endowment for the Arts</a>;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=120319690990&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A1013043978770515%7D">Melissa Mark-Viverito</a>;&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=142562581592&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A1013043978770515%7D">New York State Council on the Arts</a>&nbsp;with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=302922689843295&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A1013043978770515%7D">Our Wicked Lady</a>.</p> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 18:55:59 +0000 Mario Merz - Sperone Westwater - April 29th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Wed, 27 Apr 2016 22:07:46 +0000 Sean Patrick CARNEY (BQHF) • Jen CATRON & Paul OUTLAW (Postmasters) • Nancy CHUNN (Ronald Feldman Fine Arts) • Gary PANTER (Fredericks & Freiser) • Shannon PLUMB (PIEROGI) • David SHRIGLEY (Anton Kern Gallery) • Michael SMITH (Greene Naftali) • Martha WI - The Boiler (Pierogi) - April 29th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tue, 19 Apr 2016 21:45:13 +0000 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - April 30th 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p>Troy Conrad Therrien, Curator of Architecture and Digital Initiatives, moderates a conversation between Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator Sara Raza and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow"><em>But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa</em></a>&nbsp;artists Ala Younis and Ahmed Mater to explore cultural heritage and legacy in the making of the modern Middle East, and the role of built and unbuilt systems in the shaping of global cultural practices. This panel is hosted by the Guggenheim Wikipedia Initiative and will be followed by a Wikipedia edit-a-thon to augment content related to contemporary artists and architects from the Middle East and North Africa.</p> <p>Please enter the Peter B. Lewis Theater via the entrance on Fifth Avenue at 88th Street.</p> <p><strong>1&ndash;2:30 pm</strong>&nbsp;Panel discussion<br /><strong>2:45 pm</strong>&nbsp;Wikipedia editor training<br /><strong>3:45&ndash;6 pm</strong>&nbsp;Wikipedia editing</p> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 16:37:41 +0000 Naotaka Hiro - Brennan & Griffin / Lower East Side - May 1st 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Thu, 03 Mar 2016 15:28:19 +0000 Goshka Macuga - New Museum - May 4th 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM <div id="about" class="anchors"> <div class="section"> <div class="inner clearfix"> <div class="content"> <div class="body body--truncated body--expanded"> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Goshka Macuga: Time as Fabric&rdquo; will be the first New York museum presentation of work by London-based artist Goshka Macuga (b. 1967, Warsaw, Poland). Macuga&rsquo;s practice typically applies in-depth historical and archival research to an interest in the evolving relationships among artists, institutions, politics, and communities. Her works investigate how art can be used to voice current concerns, rouse public debate, and inspire social change. Within her images and installations, she unearths associations between different actors (people, objects, and sites) that, in many cases, problematize the ways in which different organizations engage their publics and are shaped by socioeconomic and cultural developments in society. Throughout her career, Macuga&rsquo;s work has embraced diverse mediums including sculpture, installation, architecture, and design. The content and format for her projects are often determined by the specific institutional contexts in which her work is shown. Occupying the New Museum&rsquo;s Second Floor galleries, &ldquo;Goshka Macuga: Time as Fabric&rdquo; will bring together a selection of the artist&rsquo;s recent projects, including five of her tapestries and a theatrical environment.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Over the past five years, Macuga has created a series of large-scale tapestries that &ldquo;weave&rdquo; people together in their reimagining of demonstrations, public assemblies, and meetings of minds. Drawing from the rich historical tradition of textiles, which have been produced by artists and used by their patrons for thousands of years, Macuga exploits the representative functions of the medium, which can embody political messages, while also maintaining tapestry&rsquo;s tactility and portability. Often panoramic and vast, her tapestries transform architectural spaces and surround viewers&mdash;making us both spectators of and participants in the actions depicted and enveloping us in narratives that expand and collapse the notion of time.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Responding to a series of significant commissions from museums and organizations including Whitechapel Gallery, London (2009); the Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (2011); the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (2011); and dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany (2012), Macuga evolved a practice in which she delves deep into archives to unearth the politics, peculiarities, and overlooked histories of the institutions where her work is shown. For her recent commission for dOCUMENTA (13), for example, Macuga presented&nbsp;<em>Of what is, that it is; of what is not, that it is not</em>&nbsp;(2012), two tapestries that were shown simultaneously in the two separate locations of the exhibition: Kassel, Germany, and Kabul, Afghanistan. As with her other works, these two black-and-white photographic textiles, with their composite stitching-together of figures from disparate yet interlocking communities, illuminate the elusive relationship between historic documentation and truth.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In&nbsp;<em>Preparatory Notes</em>&nbsp;(2014), Macuga expands on the function of demonstration and performance in her tapestries, presenting a stage set for a production based on an unpublished play by legendary German art historian Aby Warburg. As with many of Macuga&rsquo;s projects, this piece explores the complicated and oftentimes fraught relationship between art and society throughout history, which continues to resonate in the present. &ldquo;Time as Fabric&rdquo; will offer an opportunity for these pivotal projects to be seen together, many of which will be on view in the United States for the first time. The presentation of these works on multifarious subjects in a single space will echo the collage-like quality of Macuga&rsquo;s tapestries and encourage dialogues between diverse narratives to emerge, woven together by a common thread on a singular plane.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Goshka Macuga was born in 1967 in Warsaw, Poland, and lives and works in London. Her solo exhibitions include &ldquo;To the Son of Man Who Ate the Scroll&rdquo; at Fondazione Prada, Milan (2016); &ldquo;Public Address: Goshka Macuga Tapestries&rdquo; at Lunds konsthall, Lund, Sweden (2014); &ldquo;Exhibit, A&rdquo; at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2012); &ldquo;Untitled&rdquo; at the Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (2011); &ldquo;It Broke from Within&rdquo; at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (2011); &ldquo;The Nature of the Beast&rdquo; at Whitechapel Gallery, London (2009); and &ldquo;I am Become Death&rdquo; at Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (2009). Macuga&rsquo;s work was recently included in the 8th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art (2014); dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany, and Kabul, Afghanistan (2012); and &ldquo;Fare Mondi/Making Worlds,&rdquo; the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009). Macuga was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2008.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is curated by Margot Norton, Associate Curator, and Massimiliano Gioni, Artistic Director. It will be accompanied by a fully illustrated publication featuring an interview with the artist by Norton and new reflections on Macuga&rsquo;s practice by artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov and curator and writer Grant Watson.</p> <div id="sponsors" style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="section"> <div class="inner"> <div class="content clearfix"> <div class="col-twothirds sponsors-col"> <h2 style="text-align: justify;">Sponsors</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Goshka Macuga: Time as Fabric&rdquo; is presented by The New Women&rsquo;s Project and Founding Partner D K N Y.<br /><br /><img src="" alt="" width="150" height="47" /><br /><br />Additional support for the exhibition is provided by the O&rsquo;Grady Foundation, Fundaci&oacute;n Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte, and the Toby Devan Lewis Emerging Artists Exhibitions Fund.<br /><br />Generous funding is provided by the International Leadership Council of the New Museum.<br /><br />The Artemis Council of the New Museum is gratefully acknowledged.&nbsp;<br /><br />Special thanks to Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York; Kate MacGarry, London; and Galerie R&uuml;diger Sch&ouml;ttle, Munich.&nbsp;<br /><br />Support for the accompanying publication has been provided by the J. McSweeney and G. Mills Publications Fund at the New Museum.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:39:42 +0000 Nicole Eisenman - New Museum - May 4th 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The New Museum will present the first New York survey show of the work of Nicole Eisenman (b. 1965, Verdun, France).</p> <div id="about" class="anchors" style="text-align: justify;"> <div class="section"> <div class="inner clearfix"> <div class="content"> <div class="body body--truncated body--expanded"> <p>This show will mark the first New York museum survey exhibition of Eisenman&rsquo;s work and will provide an in-depth look at the symbolic nature of the artist&rsquo;s most striking depictions of individuals and groups&mdash;from intimate portraits to more complex narrative scenes. One of the most important painters of her generation, Eisenman (b. 1965, Verdun, France) has developed a distinct figurative language that combines the imaginative with the lucid, the absurd with the banal, and the stereotypical with the countercultural and queer. &ldquo;Nicole Eisenman: Al-ugh-ories&rdquo; will highlight how allegory permeates her oeuvre and how she fluidly ties the fictional to the autobiographical and the past to the present.</p> <p>From the outset of her career, Eisenman&rsquo;s investment in painting has led to frequent experimentation in other mediums, and her practice is characterized by visible shifts that mark her effort never to become too comfortable with any one approach to painting. Eisenman&rsquo;s preoccupation with the figure and the complexity of its gestures and form has resulted in mesmerizing portraits of an array of characters who range from friends and fellow New Yorkers, to imagined heroines, to tragic losers. From Success to&nbsp;<em>Obscurity</em>&nbsp;(2004) depicts a monstrous superhero contemplating the contents of a letter it holds in its hands and alludes, perhaps, to the fragility of fame and fortune. In&nbsp;<em>Hamlet</em>&nbsp;(2007), a depiction of Shakespeare&rsquo;s beautiful and frail Danish prince with lowered sword, Eisenman ponders the possibility of a sensitive and cautious leader at a time when the US was in the final year of George W. Bush&rsquo;s presidency. Similarly inspired by contemporary events, the large group portrait&nbsp;<em>The Triumph of Poverty</em>&nbsp;(2009), painted in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, is a reimagining of a lost sixteenth-century painting of the same title by Hans Holbein. &ldquo;Nicole Eisenman: Al-ugh-ories&rdquo; will also include one of the artist&rsquo;s large-scale plaster figures, which she began producing in recent years, and two new oversize wax heads made specifically for this exhibition.</p> <p>In her often-narrative compositions Eisenman draws as much from art history as from popular culture, and her works, while accessible and humorous, occasionally yield critical and poignant images of contemporary life. Eisenman freely references painters as varied as Giotto, Francisco de Goya, Paul C&eacute;zanne, Pablo Picasso, and Edvard Munch, but uses wit and irreverence to undermine historical hierarchies and to make her depictions of familiar events such as eating, sleeping, walking, or making love appear distinctly contemporary. While Eisenman&rsquo;s subjects and narratives have always been in conversation with their time, her work remains timeless and captivating because of her ability to portray the essence of human desire as equally raw and awkward.</p> <p>Nicole Eisenman was born in Verdun, France, in 1965 and lives and works in New York. In 2014 the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis mounted a major exhibition of her work, &ldquo;Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993&ndash;2013,&rdquo; which traveled to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, in late 2014 and to the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in 2015. Additional solo presentations of her work have taken place at the Jewish Museum, New York (2015); the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, CA (2013); Studio Voltaire, London (2012); the Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington, DC (2011); the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (2009); and Kunsthalle Z&uuml;rich (2007). Her work was included in Manifesta 10, St. Petersburg (2014); the 2013 Carnegie International, Pittsburgh; the Whitney Biennial, New York (2012 and 1995); and Prospect.2 New Orleans (2011). Eisenman&rsquo;s work has been featured in numerous recent group exhibitions at institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2015); the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2014); the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago (2014); the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2014); the New Museum, New York (2013); and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2011). Eisenman is a 2015 MacArthur Fellow.</p> <p>The exhibition is curated by Helga Christoffersen, Assistant Curator, and Massimiliano Gioni, Artistic Director. It will be accompanied by a fully illustrated publication that will include an interview with the artist conducted by Gioni and Christoffersen, a new essay on Eisenman&rsquo;s practice by writer Grace Dunham, and a contribution by poet Eileen Myles.</p> <div id="sponsors">&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="section"> <div class="inner"> <div class="content clearfix"> <div class="col-twothirds sponsors-col"> <h2 style="text-align: justify;">Sponsors</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Nicole Eisenman: Al-ugh-ories&rdquo; is presented by The New Women&rsquo;s Project and Founding Partner D K N Y.<br /><br /><img src="" alt="" width="150" height="47" /><br /><br />Additional support for the exhibition is provided by the O&rsquo;Grady Foundation, Fundaci&oacute;n Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte, Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, and the Toby Devan Lewis Emerging Artists Exhibitions Fund.<br /><br />Generous funding is provided by the International Council of the New Museum.<br /><br />The Artemis Council of the New Museum is gratefully acknowledged.<br /><br />Support for the accompanying publication has been provided by the J. McSweeney and G. Mills Publications Fund at the New Museum.<br /><br />Special thanks to Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects and Anton Kern Gallery, New York.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:48:40 +0000 Felix Gonzalez-Torres - Andrea Rosen Gallery - May 5th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">A three-part exhibition of the work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres will open at Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; <a href="" target="_blank">Massimo De Carlo</a>, Milan; and <a href="" target="_blank">Hauser &amp; Wirth</a>, London in May 2016. Curated by artists Julie Ault and Roni Horn, each exhibition will focus on the dialogue between works within an essential form that Gonzalez-Torres created. In so doing, Ault and Horn hope to underline the specificity and magnitude within particular bodies of the artist&rsquo;s work. By engaging the range of decisions brought to bear in manifesting and installing selected Gonzalez-Torres works that require being made anew, Ault and Horn underscore vital methods reflected throughout the artist&rsquo;s entire oeuvre. The exhibitions are conceived as individual experiences that should be understood in the larger context of all three. Each presentation is intended to complement and augment the experiences they offer within the larger whole and within Felix Gonzalez-Torres&rsquo;s practice.</p> Thu, 31 Mar 2016 06:57:04 +0000 Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili - Andrea Rosen Gallery 2 - May 5th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sun, 24 Apr 2016 16:51:02 +0000 Jordan Wolfson - David Zwirner- 525 W. 19th - May 5th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">David Zwirner is pleased to present a new sculptural work by Jordan Wolfson, on view at 525 West 19th Street in New York. This is the artist&rsquo;s second solo show with the gallery since he joined in 2013. The work is presented in partnership with Sadie Coles HQ, London.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Wolfson has become known for his thought-provoking works in a wide range of media, including video, sculpture, installation, photography, and performance. Pulling intuitively from the world of advertising, the Internet, and the technology industry, he produces ambitious and enigmatic narratives that frequently revolve around a series of invented, animated characters.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The red hair, freckles, and boyish look of&nbsp;<em>Colored sculpture</em>&nbsp;draw associations to such literary and pop cultural characters as Huckleberry Finn, Howdy Doody, and Alfred E. Neuman, the mascot of&nbsp;<em>Mad&nbsp;</em>magazine. Highly polished in appearance, the work is suspended with heavy chains from a large mechanized gantry, which is programmed to choreograph its movements. The sheer physicality of the installation, which fills the entire gallery space and includes the work being hoisted and thrown forcefully to the ground, viscerally blurs the distinction between figuration and abstraction, while furthering the formal and narrative possibilities of sculpture.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The sculpture&rsquo;s eyes employ facial recognition technology to track spectators&rsquo; gazes and movements, thereby adding another layer of interactive corporeality to the work. Using fiber optics, its eyes also intermittently display a range of imagery and video footage, including the artist&rsquo;s own animations and filmed footage, and other found visual material, all of which seem to mine the subconscious preoccupations and desires of our society and consumer culture.&nbsp;In this work, the artist establishes complex tensions and distortions between reality and artificiality, subject and object, meaning and sense.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Jordan Wolfson</strong>&nbsp;was born in 1980 in New York. In 2003, he received his B.F.A. in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design. The artist joined David Zwirner in 2013; his first exhibition at the gallery was in 2014.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 2015, the Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio&nbsp;held&nbsp;a solo show featuring two early videos by Wolfson. In 2014, a selection of Wolfson&rsquo;s video work was shown at the McLellan Galleries in Glasgow as part of the 6th Glasgow International. Also in 2014, the artist participated in&nbsp;<em>14 Rooms</em>, which was curated by Klaus Biesenbach and Hans Ulrich Obrist and presented during Art Basel in June 2014. The exhibition was a collaboration between Fondation Beyeler, Art Basel, and Theater Basel. In 2013,&nbsp;<em>Jordan Wolfson: Ecce Homo/le Poseur</em>&nbsp;marked the most comprehensive survey of his work to date, organized by the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.) in Ghent. Also in 2013 was his first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom presented at the Chisenhale Gallery in London. Other institutions which have previously hosted solo shows include the Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; REDCAT, Los Angeles (both 2012); Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, D&uuml;sseldorf (2011); CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (2009); Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art, New York (2008); Galleria d&rsquo;Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy (2007); and the Kunsthalle Z&uuml;rich (2004).&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 2009, he received the prestigious Cartier Award from the Frieze Foundation, which helps an artist from outside the United Kingdom realize a major project at Frieze Art Fair in London.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Work by Wolfson is held in public collections worldwide, including Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Galleria d&rsquo;Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy; Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. He lives and works in New York and Los Angeles.</p> Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:02:32 +0000 Luc Tuymans - David Zwirner- 533 W. 19th - May 5th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">David Zwirner is pleased to present&nbsp;<em>Le M&eacute;pris,</em>&nbsp;an exhibition of new paintings by Luc Tuymans, on view at 533 West 19th Street in New York. This is the artist&rsquo;s thirteenth solo presentation at the gallery.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Widely credited with having contributed to the revival of painting in the 1990s, Tuymans continues to assert its relevance by addressing a diverse range of topics. Quiet, restrained, and at times unsettling, his works engage equally with questions of history and its representation as with quotidian subject matter cast in unfamiliar and eerie light. Painted from pre-existing imagery, they often appear slightly out-of-focus and sparsely colored, like third-degree abstractions from reality, or as if painted from a failing memory. Whereas earlier works were based on magazine pictures, drawings, television footage, and Polaroids, recent source images include material accessed online and the artist&rsquo;s own iPhone photos, printed out and sometimes re-photographed several times.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Taking its title from the 1963 Jean-Luc Godard film&nbsp;<em>Le M&eacute;pris</em>&nbsp;(<em>Contempt</em>), the exhibition comprises nine loosely connected paintings that capture, in the artist&rsquo;s signature muted palette, themes of isolation, melancholy, degradation, and nostalgia, which likewise characterize Godard&rsquo;s cinematic work.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In one group of paintings in the exhibition, the artist focuses on the artifice of parades as a celebratory construct and performance of collective adulation. In these works, Tuymans renders, with cool reserve, floats in the Zundert Flower Parade, which takes place annually in his mother&rsquo;s hometown of Zundert, the Netherlands. Like the artist&rsquo;s earlier investigations of The Disney Company&rsquo;s transformation of entertainment into ideology, the haziness and the faded color palette of his&nbsp;<em>Corso</em>&nbsp;paintings (2015) work to reveal the construction of memory by refocusing our attention on the isolated floats. Inherently bound up with the artist&rsquo;s personal history as well as broader notions of nostalgia, the imagery in these canvases is drawn from both archival photographs from the 1960s and old family photographs taken by his father. Viewed at a distance and devoid of human figures, these awkwardly shaped vehicles take on a darker affectation, resembling less purveyors of happiness and joy, but rather solitary vessels moving through a dense, gray fog.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Likewise, in three&nbsp;<em>Murky Water</em>&nbsp;paintings (2015), Tuymans presents fragmentary renderings of standing water in the canals of Ridderkerk, the Netherlands, enlarged to monumental scale. Based on Polaroid photos taken by the artist, these outsized canvases veer toward abstraction, each depicting in unnatural green and yellow hues a flattened vista of the duckweed-laden water glimpsed from above. Impressionistic details&mdash;such as the reflection of a street lamp and parked cars, leaves and other detritus that have fallen into the water, and hints of the curb&mdash;coupled with the eerie stillness suggested in these works point to the aftermath of a parade or other unknown public event, or an alternate dystopian reality. Tuymans initially explored this imagery in 2002, first translating the photographs into watercolors, and subsequently commissioning tapestries for Ridderkerk&rsquo;s council chambers, creating a self-referential setting for the town&rsquo;s governance.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Lastly, in the titular painting&nbsp;<em>Le M&eacute;pris</em>&nbsp;(2015), Tuymans references Godard&rsquo;s film only obliquely, depicting a fireplace from the Villa Malaparte in Capri, Italy, where it was shot. Nestled atop craggy cliffs that jut out dramatically into the Mediterranean Sea, this modernist structure is known as an iconic example of Italian architecture. Tuymans, rather than depicting its scenic vistas, focuses instead on the formal qualities of this isolated architectural element of the villa&mdash;a window behind the fireplace that presumably looks out onto the sea is filled only with blinding white light&mdash;and in doing so expresses the tenuous quality of being both out of time and tied inextricably to a particular moment.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Born in 1958 in Mortsel, near Antwerp,&nbsp;<strong>Luc Tuymans</strong>&nbsp;was one of the first artists to be represented by David Zwirner. Since joining the gallery in 1994, he has had twelve solo exhibitions with David Zwirner. Previous shows at the gallery in New York include&nbsp;<em>The Summer is Over</em>&nbsp;(2013),&nbsp;<em>Corporate</em>&nbsp;(2010),&nbsp;<em>Forever, The Management of Magic</em>&nbsp;(2008),&nbsp;<em>Proper</em>&nbsp;(2005),&nbsp;<em>Fortune</em>&nbsp;(2003),&nbsp;<em>Mwana Kitoko: Beautiful White Man</em>&nbsp;(2000),<em>Security</em>&nbsp;(1998),&nbsp;<em>The Heritage</em>&nbsp;(1996),&nbsp;<em>Francis Picabia and Luc Tuymans: Paintings</em>&nbsp;(1995); and&nbsp;<em>Superstition</em>(1994), which marked his United States debut. In 2012,&nbsp;<em>Allo!</em>&nbsp;inaugurated the gallery&rsquo;s first European location on 24 Grafton Street in London and&nbsp;<em>The Shore</em>&nbsp;marked his second solo show in the space in 2015.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Opening in May 2016, Museum aan de Stroom (MAS) in Antwerp will host Glasses, a solo museum exhibition featuring a selection of portraits by Tuymans. A portion of the presentation will travel to the National Portrait Gallery in London. In the fall of this year, the artist&rsquo;s work will be presented in a solo exhibition at Lille M&eacute;tropole, mus&eacute;e d&rsquo;art moderne, d&rsquo;art contemporain et d&rsquo;art brut in Villeneuve d&rsquo;Ascq, France, as well as the 9th Biennale de Montr&eacute;al.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 2015, a major survey of Tuymans&rsquo;s work,&nbsp;<em>Intolerance</em>, was presented at the Qatar Museums Gallery Al Riwaq in Doha. Comprising over one hundred works, this was the artist&rsquo;s largest presentation to date. A comprehensive publication by Ludion accompanied the exhibition with texts by renowned art historians, curators, and writers including, Jan Avgikos, Nicholas Cullinan, Jenevive Nykolak, and Nicholas Serota, as well as interviews with the artist by Lynne Cooke and His Excellency Sheikh Jassim bin Abdulaziz Al Thani. Also in 2015, the Talbot Rice Gallery at the University of Edinburgh hosted a solo show, titled&nbsp;<em>Birds of a Feather</em>.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 2014, Tuymans was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Arts in Poznań. In 2013, a solo presentation of the artist&rsquo;s portraits,&nbsp;<em>Nice. Luc Tuymans</em>, was held at The Menil Collection in Houston, Texas. In 2009, his work was the subject of a retrospective co-organized by the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. It traveled from 2010 to 2011 to the Dallas Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; and Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. Previous major survey shows of the artist&rsquo;s work include those organized by Wiels Centre d&rsquo;Art Contemporain, Brussels in 2009 (traveled to Baibakov art projects, Moscow, followed by Moderna Museet, Malm&ouml;, Sweden) and Tate Modern, London in 2004 (traveled to K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, D&uuml;sseldorf). In 2007, the artist was granted the title of Commander, Order of Leopold in Belgium.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tuymans is the curator of the current group exhibition&nbsp;<em>The Gap: Selected Abstract Art from Belgium</em>&nbsp;at the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen Antwerp, which was first on view at the Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London. Later this year the Royal Academy of Arts, London will present Intrigue:&nbsp;<em>James Ensor by Luc Tuymans</em>. The artist previously organized Constable, Delacroix, Friedrich, Goya.&nbsp;<em>A Shock to the Senses</em>&nbsp;at Albertinum, Dresden (2013);&nbsp;<em>A Vision of Central Europe</em>&nbsp;at Brugge Centraal, Bruges, Belgium (2010);<em>The State of Things: Brussels/Beijing</em>&nbsp;at Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, which traveled to the National Art Museum of China, Beijing (2009); and&nbsp;<em>The Forbidden Empire: Visions of the World by Chinese and Flemish Artists</em>&nbsp;at Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, which traveled to The Palace Museum, Forbidden City, Beijing (2007).&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A catalogue raisonn&eacute; of the artist&rsquo;s paintings that will illustrate and document approximately five hundred paintings from 1975 to the present day is currently being prepared. The first volume is set to be published in fall of 2017.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 2001, the artist represented Belgium at the 49th Venice Biennale. His works are featured in museum collections worldwide, including Art Institute of Chicago; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Tate Gallery, London. In 2012, Tuymans donated his portrait of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands to Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. He lives and works in Antwerp.</p> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:17:53 +0000 Andrea Branzi - Friedman Benda - May 5th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Friedman Benda is pleased to announce Italian designer and architect Andrea Branzi&rsquo;s second solo exhibition in New York, entitled Interiors, in which he presents his new <em>Plank </em>series. Renowned internationally for co-founding the design collective Archizoom and Domus Academy as well as for his role in Italian Radical Architecture, Superarchitettura, Alchimia, and the Memphis Group, Branzi was celebrated with a solo exhibition at the Fondation Cartier in 2008 and more recently with a 50-year retrospective at Mus&eacute;e des arts d&eacute;coratifs, Bordeaux in 2014-2015. He will be honored again with a solo exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in 2017. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Branzi grounds his conceptual and theoretical writing in the physical works he creates. The <em>Plank</em> series takes abstract ideas about the history of cultural evolution and roots them in these cabinets. The entire series plays with the coupling of aluminum and raw wood, along with highlights of spray paint. While maintaining their individual identities, these materials become one environment and invite human interaction. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This joining of manmade and natural materials, of the gestural and the methodical, is an ongoing exploration in Branzi&rsquo;s work that dates back to his <em>Animali Domestici</em> series in the 1980s. <em>Animali Domestici</em> was the first time that Branzi started including raw trees into his work, a detail that we see included in the<em> Plank</em> series. Branzi intends the cabinets to be used as vessels filled with personal objects from daily life. He addresses how new technological developments are changing the role of the home, allowing it to become a workplace and evolving social space.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Branzi&rsquo;s theoretical approach, as well as his designs, expose the links between seemingly opposing concepts of nature vs. technology, landscape vs. architecture, wilderness vs. civilization, derived from a longtime fascination with how humans interact with each other and with their physical surroundings, especially in urban centers. Branzi embraces the outlook that people will incorporate art and design into their daily lives rather than living parallel to them.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><br /> About the Artist<br /> Andrea Branzi was born in Florence in 1938 and studied as an architect at the Florence School of Architecture, receiving a degree in 1966. In 1966 he became a founding member of the Archizoom Associati, a group of designers who embraced the fall of modernism to uncover the reality hiding behind an urban utopian dream. The group stipulated No-Stop City in 1969, which imagined a world taken to the extremes of modernism. The Superarchitettura movement grew out of the theoretical framework put forth by No-Stop City on superproduction and superconsumption. By the late 1970s, Branzi participated in the influential communal efforts at revolutionizing design with Alchimia and, a few years later, the Memphis Group. He currently lives and works in Milan, and until 2009, was a professor and chairman of the School of Interior Design at the Politecnico di Milano.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Branzi is a co-founder of Domus Academy, the first international post-graduate school for design. He distinguished himself as a three-time recipient of the Compasso d&rsquo;Oro, honored for individual or group effort in 1979, 1987 and 1995. His work has been featured in the Venice Biennale and at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan, where he has also curated several design exhibitions.&nbsp; He has been widely published and is frequently invited to lecture internationally.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 2008, Branzi was named an Honorary Royal Designer in the United Kingdom and he received an honorary degree from La Sapienza in Rome. That same year, his work was featured in an installation at the Fondation Cartier, Paris. His works are held in the permanent collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, among others.</p> Sat, 05 Mar 2016 18:04:03 +0000 Adam Silverman - Friedman Benda - May 5th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Friedman Benda is pleased to announce Adam Silverman&rsquo;s first solo exhibition in New York. For <em>Ground Control</em>, Silverman presents an entirely new and substantial body of work, including a site-specific installation that demonstrates the universe of forms and surfaces that he has created in his 14-year practice. A catalogue with contributions by Nader Tehrani and Brooke Hodge will accompany the exhibition.<br /><br /> The Los Angeles-based artist has explored different means of creation in architecture and fashion before focusing on clay. This path is evident in <em>Ground Control</em>. In each medium Silverman engages the human body as reference, subject and tool. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The wheel throwing process is an essential part of Silverman&rsquo;s practice. His forms are strong and deliberate. They command attention whether they are egg shaped with delicately smooth walls or asymmetrical and aggressively punched or punctured. His glazing and throwing practices are rooted in precision and tradition, while embracing experimentation, improvisation and chance. Treating his pots and sculptures like three-dimensional canvases with elaborate glazing techniques, every piece represents both a fresh start and a moment on a continuum. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">From 2008 to 2010 Silverman collaborated with Nader Tehrani on &ldquo;Boolean Valley&rdquo;, a conceptual, installation piece that traveled from the San Jose Museum of Art to MOCA Los Angeles, to the Nasher Sculpture Center, in which they made a cone-shaped form on the wheel, slip cast it 200 times, then cut each cone horizontally in two and laid out the resulting 400 pieces as a complicated, topographic, landscape installation that responded to each of the architectural spaces within which is was installed. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 2013 Silverman had a major museum show at The Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach California. The show was part retrospective and part newly commissioned installation pieces, including two video collaborations. Also in 2013 an artists monograph; <em>Adam Silverman Ceramics</em> was published by Skira Rizzoli.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">About the Artist<br /> Adam Silverman was born in 1963 in New York, NY and received a BFA and a Bachelors of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1987 and 1988. He served as the Los Angeles studio director of Heath Ceramics from January 2009 to May 2014. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; and the Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR. Since beginning his professional ceramic career in 2002, he has exhibited regularly in Japan.</p> Sat, 05 Mar 2016 18:05:13 +0000 Alex Da Corte, Anthea Hamilton, David Horvitz, Eduardo Navarro, Heather Phillipson - Frieze New York - May 5th 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Curated by Cecilia Alemani (High Line Art, New York), this year's program features new commissions by Alex Da Corte, Anthea Hamilton, David Horvitz, Eduardo Navarro, Heather Phillipson, plus a tribute to the Daniel Newburg Gallery by Maurizio Cattelan.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-name-title-field field-type-text field-label-hidden" style="text-align: justify;"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"><a href="" target="_blank">Tribute to Daniel Newburg Gallery (1984-1994)</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p style="text-align: justify;">A special project by Maurizio Cattelan celebrating the&nbsp;pioneering&nbsp;gallery&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-name-title-field field-type-text field-label-hidden" style="text-align: justify;"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"><a href="" target="_blank">Heather Phillipson</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p style="text-align: justify;">The project will reimagine the sinuous, serpentine shape of the fair's tent as a giant spinal cord</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-name-title-field field-type-text field-label-hidden" style="text-align: justify;"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"><a href="" target="_blank">Eduardo Navarro</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Performers will animate the park in new ways, by capturing the unpredictable passing of clouds</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-name-title-field field-type-text field-label-hidden" style="text-align: justify;"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"><a href="" target="_blank">Anthea Hamilton</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p style="text-align: justify;">The artist will reinterpret&nbsp;the&nbsp;<em>Kar-A-Sutra,&nbsp;</em>an iconic project by Italian architect Mario Bellini</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-name-title-field field-type-text field-label-hidden" style="text-align: justify;"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"><a href="" target="_blank">Alex Da Corte</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">The artist&nbsp;will interrupt the island's flat landscape with a giant inflatable balloon-work floating above the fair</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-name-title-field field-type-text field-label-hidden" style="text-align: justify;"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"><a href="" target="_blank">David Horvitz</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p style="text-align: justify;">A professional pickpocket will secretly drop miniature sculptures into visitors&rsquo; pockets and bags</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>2016 Opening Hours</strong><br />Wednesday, May 4: Invitation-only Preview, to 8pm*</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Thursday, May 5, 11am &ndash; 7pm<br />Friday, May 6, 11am &ndash; 8pm<br />Saturday, May 7, 11am &ndash; 7pm<br />Sunday, May 8, 11am &ndash; 6pm</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">*Please see your VIP card for access time.</p> <p class="p1" style="text-align: justify;">Tickets for Frieze New York 2016 are now on sale. Tickets start at $10 and are limited. We recommend buying in advance. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Buy Tickets Now</a></p> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:27:11 +0000