ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Genesis, SebastiĆ£o Salgado - International Center of Photography (ICP) - November 21st 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Climate scientists&nbsp;<strong>K&aacute;tia Fernandes</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Alessandra Giannini</strong>&nbsp;explain the causal connection between temperature changes in tropical oceans and drought, wildfires, and famine in the Amazon and West Africa.</p> <p><em>On selected Friday evenings, climate scientists from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory lead visitors through sections of the Salgado exhibition related to each scientist's field of study, explaining the climate conditions and environmental threats particular to the geographic regions documented in the photographs.</em></p> <p><em><strong>This walkthrough takes place during voluntary admission hours in the Museum.</strong></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">Learn more</a></p> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:47:36 +0000 James Nelson - McKenzie Fine Art - November 21st 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:10:16 +0000 Annie Leibovitz - New York Historical Society - November 21st 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage</em> charts a new direction for one of America&rsquo;s best-known living photographers. Unlike her staged and carefully lit portraits made on assignment for magazines and advertising clients, the photographs in this exhibition were taken simply because Leibovitz was moved by the subject. The images speak in a commonplace language to the photographer&rsquo;s curiosity about the world she inherited, spanning landscapes both dramatic and quiet, interiors of living rooms and bedrooms, and objects that are talismans of past lives.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition, which includes 64 photographs taken between April 2009 and May 2011, is organized for the Smithsonian American Art Museum by guest curator Andy Grundberg, former <em>New York Times</em> photography critic and associate provost and dean of undergraduate studies at the Corcoran College of Art + Design. Joann Moser, deputy chief curator, is the coordinating curator at the museum. The prints were made by David Adamson of Adamson Editions in Washington, D.C. The Bernie Stadiem Endowment Fund provided support for the exhibition. The C.F. Foundation in Atlanta supports the museum's traveling exhibition program, <em>Treasures to Go</em>.</p> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:53:11 +0000 - New York Historical Society - November 21st 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">The New-York Historical Society will be transformed this holiday season with the installation of a spectacular exhibit of treasures from the renowned Jerni Collection of model trains, scenic elements and toys. The dynamic display will appeal to all age groups, showcasing the beauty and allure of toys from a bygone era.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The <em>Holiday Express</em> exhibition will unfold over a broad swath of New-York Historical&rsquo;s first floor, featuring pieces from the Jerni Collection that will transform the space into a magical wonderland. With the aid of theatrical lighting, an ambient audio &ldquo;soundscape,&rdquo; and other visual effects, visitors will be engaged in an immersive experience. The exhibition begins at the West 77th Street entrance, where movement and sound from four large-scale multimedia screens will make it seem as though trains are roaring through the space. A 360-degree mountainous landscape will be on view in the Judith and Howard Berkowitz Sculpture Court, featuring artifacts grouped into ten scenes.</p> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:54:34 +0000 Brian Dewan - Pierogi - November 21st 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:37:14 +0000 Takeshi Murata - Salon 94 Bowery - November 21st 12:00 AM - 8:00 PM <p>Murata latest video OM Rider tells a suspenseful story of a murderous encounter between a punk werewolf and a dapper old man. Set in a cavernous digital environment, the space of the action is dark and mysterious. The sound, by Robert Beatty, pulses and accelerates with hypnotic, electronic rhythms. Suspense drives the narrative forward. Murata flirts with the comically absurd and appeals to the enigmatic symbolism and surrealist impulses of filmmakers like David Lynch and Alejandro Jodorowsky. The exhibition will also include Yellow Jogger 2014; this dream object is another hyperreal, hybrid character out of a cartoon, a game avatar or a lucid dream. A selection of the artist&rsquo;s videos will play on Salon 94&rsquo;s outdoor Video Wall through the duration of the exhibition.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="221"> <p><strong>Press Contact:</strong> Mohamed M. Alladin</p> <p>Company Agenda</p> <p>212-358-9516. Cell. 347-684-8055</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 19:37:42 +0000 Kara Walker - Sikkema Jenkins & Co - November 21st 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <div style="margin-top: 16px;"> <div style="text-align: justify;">Sikkema Jenkins &amp; Co. is proud to present <em>Afterword</em>, a solo exhibition of recent work by Kara Walker, on view from November 21, 2014 through January 17, 2015.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><em>Afterword</em> elaborates on the creation and aftermath of Kara Walker&rsquo;s monumental installation at the Domino Sugar Refinery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn this past summer. Commissioned and presented by Creative Time and entitled <em>A Subtlety, or the marvelous Sugar Baby, an Homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined our Sweet tastes form the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World on the Occasion of the of the demolition of the Domino Sugar Refining Plant</em>, the exhibition was inspired by and embedded with the history of sugar and the sugar trade, the focus of which was a colossal, sugar-coated sphinx-like figure that presided over the cavernous, 30,000-square foot space.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">The current gallery exhibition unfolds in three sections. In the first room, notes and sketches produced in the lead-up to <em>A Subtlety</em> are accompanied by drawings made during the run of the installation, as Walker contemplated the personal impact of this large and popular work, which drew in over 130,000 spectators and elicited diverse reactions and interactions.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">In the main gallery is the severed left fist of the sugar sphinx whose gesture recalls the Afro-Brazilian <em>figa</em>, a talisman of good luck, which in ancient times has alternated as a fertility symbol, a rude gesture, and a protector against harm. The fist is presented along with new works on paper, including the large scale interpretation of J.M.W. Turner&rsquo;s <em>The Slave Ship</em> (1840) in watercolor, and several of the young boy attendants - large sweet faced figurines rendered in resin covered with molasses and sugar &ndash; that were also a part of the Domino exhibition.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Two new video works will also be shown. <em>An Audience </em>takes a look at the diverse cast of characters who paid a visit to the Domino Sugar Refinery an hour before closing time on the final day. <em>Rhapsody</em> &ndash; a six minute ballet of mechanical industriousness and destruction &ndash; presents the dismantling of the sugar sphinx set to the music of Emmanuel Chabrier&rsquo;s Espa&ntilde;a, that Walker describes as &ldquo;an industrial age orchestral warhorse, the bombast and moxie of which suggests the quixotic folly of dreaming up big things that don&rsquo;t (or can&rsquo;t) last.&rdquo;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Kara Walker is best known for her candid investigation of race, gender, sexuality, and violence through silhouetted figures that have appeared in numerous exhibitions worldwide. Born in Stockton, California in 1969, Walker was raised in Atlanta, Georgia from the age of 13. She studied at the Atlanta College of Art (BFA, 1991) and the Rhode Island School of Design (MFA, 1994). She is the recipient of many awards, notably the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Achievement Award in 1997 and the United States Artists, Eileen Harris Norton Fellowship in 2008. In 2012, Walker became a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her work can be found in museums and public collections throughout the United States and Europe including The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Tate Gallery, London; the Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo (MAXXI), Rome; and Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Walker&rsquo;s major survey exhibition, <em>Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love</em>, was organized by The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis where it premiered in February 2007 before traveling to ARC/ Mus&eacute;e d&rsquo;Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles; and the Museum of Modern Art in Fort Worth. Recent solo exhibitions have been presented the Art Institute of Chicago; Camden Arts Centre in London; and Metropolitan Arts Center (MAC) in Belfast.</div> </div> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:41:52 +0000 Joey Fauerso, Tatiana Istomina, Patte Loper, Matt Neff, Mona Sharma, Adam Shecter, Naho Taruishi, Arturs Virtmanis - The Drawing Center - November 21st 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Open Sessions continues with artist-directed group exhibitions and public programs.<br /><br />New work including a collaborative film on fairy tales and politics; an installation under the stairs; a stack of posters in envelopes, ready to be mailed; a comic book for reconciliation; drawings for patents; Morse code messages; and other new work. Participating artists: Joey Fauerso, Tatiana Istomina, Patte Loper, Matt Neff, Mona Sharma, Adam Shecter, Naho Taruishi, and Arturs Virtmanis.</p> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:19:28 +0000 Helen Frankenthaler, Milton Avery, Alexander Calder, Ad Reinhardt, Saul Steinberg - The Morgan Library & Museum - November 21st 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p style="text-align: justify;">This holiday season the Morgan presents an exhibition of highly original, graphically intriguing, and rarely seen handmade cards created by major modern and contemporary artists for friends and family. Drawn from the Smithsonian&rsquo;s Archives of American Art, the world&rsquo;s pre-eminent repository dedicated to collecting and preserving the papers and primary records of the visual arts in America, the lively array will include nearly sixty seasonal cards made by such important artists as Helen Frankenthaler, Milton Avery, Alexander Calder, Ad Reinhardt, and Saul Steinberg.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-credit-line field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition is made possible by a gift in honor of Kook Dong Pae and Chan Eai Pae.</p> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:48:09 +0000 Raquel Rabinovich - Y Gallery - November 21st 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:11:48 +0000 - ISE Cultural Foundation - November 22nd 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:23:32 +0000 Kai and Sunny - Jonathan LeVine Gallery - 529 W. 20th - November 22nd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present&nbsp;<strong><em>Lots of Bits of Star</em></strong>, a series of new works by the London-based artist duo&nbsp;<strong>Kai &amp; Sunny&nbsp;</strong>in what will be their first solo exhibition in New York. In conjunction with the exhibition, the artists will release a new print edition, available for purchase at the opening reception.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Primarily inspired by nature, works by Kai &amp; Sunny depict stylized imagery of flora and fauna. By reducing natural forms to geometric patterns, the artists&rsquo; collaborative work blurs the gap between fine art and design. Their process begins with hand-drawn sketches that undergo various stages, including digital, before the final result: hand-finished and pulled monochromatic screen prints on wood, copper and paper. Before printing, the artists infuse their inks with mineral powders, to achieve a distinct texture and sheen.<br />&nbsp;<br />The works in&nbsp;<em>Lots of Bits of Star</em>&nbsp;revolve around contradicting perceptions of the natural world, balancing the serene with the fierce, the fragile with the stable and the vulnerable with the assertive. Seemingly innocent natural subjects are layered with dark undertones, hinting at the subversion that occurs in the wild and beyond. As Kai states,<em>&ldquo;Sunny and I use nature in our work to connect with people, to provoke thoughts and memories. We like the idea of showing something you can&rsquo;t actually see and asking bigger questions.&rdquo;</em>&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /><em>Lots of Bits of Star</em>&nbsp;will also include carvings, letterpress prints and ink works on paper, as well as an original collaboration with Shepard Fairey. Additionally, an exclusive poem was written by Alex Maas, a member of the psychedelic rock band, The Black Angels, as a direct response to the works in the exhibition. Maas and friend, Toydrum, have also created a musical composition exclusively for the exhibition, which explores how music and the written word impact Kai &amp; Sunny&rsquo;s work. A limited number of CDs with download codes will be available to guests attending the opening reception.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:16:43 +0000 Taku Obata - Jonathan LeVine Gallery - 529 W. 20th - November 22nd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <div style="text-align: justify;">Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present&nbsp;<strong><em>Bust a Move</em></strong>, a series of new works by Japanese artist&nbsp;<strong>Taku Obata&nbsp;</strong>in what will be his debut solo exhibition in the United States.<br /><br /><em>Bust a Move</em>&nbsp;features Obata&rsquo;s dynamic wooden sculptures, drawings and lithographs of b-boys, or break-dancers, with a distinctly interpreted fashion style. A b-boy himself, the artist has a precise understanding concerning the forms of the human body and how they move, creating works that are bursting with the kinetic energy found in this urban dance form.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />The life-size sculptures in&nbsp;<em>Bust a Move</em>&nbsp;are captured in freeze stances, poses that complete every breakdance battle, and are adorned in brightly-colored jumpsuits with accessories sampled from the old-school b-boy style. Surreally elongated hats, glasses and gloves create the illusion of movement, in contrast with the stagnant demeanor of Obata&rsquo;s subjects. The works have a dominating presence and by portraying modern dance through the ancient technique of Japanese wood-carving, the artist effectively merges popular culture with his cultural roots.<br />&nbsp;<br />Obata fully immerses viewers in the environment of this subculture through his 3-D works, with the goal of enhancing our awareness and physical senses. In his own words,<em>&ldquo;I am not simply creating a b-boy, but I aim to create an atmosphere, a cool space with a certain strange and interesting tension.&rdquo;&nbsp;</em></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><br />ABOUT THE ARTIST</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Taku Obata&nbsp;</strong>was born in 1980 in Saitama, Japan, where he is currently based. In 1999, he formed the hip-hop dance crew Unityselections and refined his style of breakdancing through live performances. In 2008, Obata received a master&rsquo;s degree in sculpture from the Tokyo University of the Arts. That same year he won the grand prize at the Tokyo Wonder Wall Grand Prix. Since then he has exhibited his works throughout Japan, including a solo show at the Nakamura Keith Haring Museum in 2012.</div> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:17:22 +0000 Nicholas Nixon - MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) - November 22nd 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM <div class="description"> <p style="text-align: justify;">In August 1974, Nick Nixon made a photograph of his wife, Bebe, and her three sisters. He wasn&rsquo;t pleased with the result and discarded the negative. In July 1975 he made one that seemed promising enough to keep. At the time, the Brown sisters were 15 (Mimi), 21 (Laurie), 23 (Heather), and 25 (Bebe). The following June, Laurie Brown graduated from college, and Nick made another picture of the four sisters. It was after this second successful picture that the group agreed to gather annually for a portrait, and settled on the series&rsquo; two constants: the sisters would always appear in the same order&mdash;from left to right, Heather, Mimi, Bebe, and Laurie&mdash;and they would jointly agree on a single image to represent a given year. Also significant, and unchanging, is the fact that each portrait is made with an 8 x 10" view camera on a tripod and is captured on a black-and-white film negative.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Museum has exhibited and collected the Brown Sisters from the beginning; since 2006, acquiring the series both as lusciously tactile contact prints and as striking 20 x 24" enlargements (a new scale for Nixon). This installation&mdash;featuring all 40 images&mdash;marks the first time the Museum has displayed these larger prints.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In his first published statement about photography, written the year he made the first of the Brown Sisters portraits, Nixon remarked, &ldquo;The world is infinitely more interesting than any of my opinions about it.&rdquo; If he was modest about his opinions, though, his photographs clearly show how the camera can capture that infinitely interesting world. And to the attentive viewer, these silent records, with their countless shades of visual and emotional gray, can promote a new appreciation of an intangible part of it: the world of time and age, of commitment and love.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Organized by Sarah Hermanson Meister, Curator, Department of Photography</p> </div> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:56:25 +0000 - MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) - November 22nd 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM <p class="top" style="text-align: justify;">In 2030, the world&rsquo;s population will be a staggering eight billion people. Of these, two-thirds will live in cities. Most will be poor. With limited resources, this uneven growth will be one of the greatest challenges faced by societies across the globe. Over the next years, city authorities, urban planners and designers, economists, and many others will have to join forces to avoid major social and economic catastrophes, working together to ensure these expanding megacities will remain habitable.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">To engage this international debate, <em>Uneven Growth</em> brings together six interdisciplinary teams of researchers and practitioners to examine new architectural possibilities for six global metropolises: Hong Kong, Istanbul, Lagos, Mumbai, New York, and Rio de Janeiro. Following the same model as the <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Rising Currents</em></a> and <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Foreclosed</em></a><em>,</em> each team will develop proposals for a specific city in a series of workshops that occur over the course of a 14-month initiative.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Uneven Growth</em> seeks to challenge current assumptions about the relationships between formal and informal, bottom-up and top-down urban development, and to address potential changes in the roles architects and urban designers might assume vis-&agrave;-vis the increasing inequality of current urban development. The resulting proposals, which will be presented at MoMA in November 2014, will consider how emergent forms of tactical urbanism can respond to alterations in the nature of public space, housing, mobility, spatial justice, environmental conditions, and other major issues in near-future urban contexts.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Urban Case Study Teams:</strong><br /> <strong>New York:</strong> SITU Studio, New York, and Cohabitation Strategies (CohStra), Rotterdam and New York<br /> <strong>Rio de Janeiro:</strong> RUA Arquitetos, Rio de Janeiro, and MAS Urban Design, ETH Zurich<br /> <strong>Mumbai:</strong> URBZ: user-generated cities, Mumbai, and Ensamble Studio/MIT-POPlab, Madrid and Cambridge<br /> <strong>Lagos:</strong> NL&Eacute;, Lagos and Amsterdam, and Zoohaus/Inteligencias Colectivas, Madrid<br /> <strong>Hong Kong:</strong> MAP Office, Hong Kong, and Network Architecture Lab, Columbia University, New York<br /> <strong>Istanbul:</strong> Superpool, Istanbul, and Atelier d&rsquo;Architecture Autog&eacute;r&eacute;e, Paris</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">View reflections on the Uneven Growth curatorial process at <a href="" target="_blank"> post</a>, the online platform of MoMA&rsquo;s research initiative Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives in a Global Age (C-MAP).</p> <div class="exhibitcredit"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities is organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in collaboration with MAK &ndash; Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition at MoMA is organized by Pedro Gadanho, Curator, and Phoebe Springstubb, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This is the third exhibition in the series Issues in Contemporary Architecture, supported by Andre Singer.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition and accompanying workshop at MoMA PS1 were made possible by MoMA&rsquo;s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Major support is provided by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Additional funding is provided by the MoMA Annual Exhibition Fund.</p> </div> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:00:33 +0000 - Recess Activities, Inc. - November 22nd 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">On November 4, Chris Domenick will begin work on You are Apple/Pear as part of Recess&rsquo;s signature program, Session. Session invites artists to use Recess&rsquo;s public space as studio, exhibition venue and grounds for experimentation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Over the course of his Session, Domenick will explore the historical genre of the still life and its accompanying fruit basket. The fruit basket&rsquo;s political implications of ownership and display and its significance in the history of Modernism have physically transformed into a smoothie: a singular metaphor for multiplicity. Domenick will investigate how objects are constantly negotiating their component parts.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>solid sphere liquifies- becomes particle, laminated, blended into unified texture.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Domenick will collect objects that reflect the surrounding local economy of Soho. He will explore the various possibilities of how to combine the collected objects and will utilize linguistic devices (metaphor, metonymy, and synecdoche) to playfully rewrite their histories. Through this process, he will address the shifting subjectivity of objects and the resulting impact on the construction of identity. He will ask how inanimate objects enable human subjects to transform themselves, and survey the consequences of this shift.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The apple is: a container for meaning, a complex web of disparate points, a symbol of evil, a historical corruption, a curious tween, the viewer.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Recess&rsquo;s space will operate as an interstitial workspace between private studio, photo booth for objects, and public exhibition space. Three customized commercial photography still life tables will be used in the space as sculptural tableaus and sites for ever-changing still life set-ups. In addition to the tables there will be a constructed kitchen island in the center of the space where a blender will be stationed and utilized throughout the Session.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About the Artist:</strong><br /> Chris Domenick is a visual artist who currently lives and works in Queens, NY. He received a BFA from Tyler School of Art and MFA from Hunter College. He is the recipient of the C-12 Award (judges included Stefan Kalm&aacute;r, Chrissie Iles, and Johanna Burton) from Hunter College in 2013. He participated in the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2012 and has been included in exhibitions at Room East, Socrates Sculpture Park, Vox Populi, White Box, Louis B James, The Center for Experimental Lectures, The Queens Museum of Art, Capricious Space, and MassMOCA.</p> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 18:24:02 +0000