ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/show en-us 40 Mary Heilmann - Whitney Museum of American Art - May 1st - May 11th <div id="mmi_101642" class="magic-module page-magic-module text-module two-thirds-width" data-id="271238" data-instance-id="101642"> <div class="text-module-text text-larger"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Mary Heilmann's site specific installation <em>Sunset </em>inaugurates the fifth-floor outdoor gallery with sculptural chairs and pink wall elements that play off the geometries of the building. The video <em>Swan Song </em>(1982), shown here for the first time, documents the destruction of the previous West Side Highway and includes footage of the Hudson River as well as the neighborhood surrounding the Whitney&rsquo;s new home.</p> <p class="last-child" style="text-align: justify;"><em> Mary Heilmann: Sunset</em>&nbsp;is organized by Scott Rothkopf, Nancy and Steve Crown Family Curator and Associate Director of Programs.</p> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a name="mmi_101907"></a></p> <div id="mmi_101907" class="magic-module page-magic-module verbatim-module two-thirds-width" data-id="8834" data-instance-id="101907"> <div class="text-module-text text-smaller"> <p style="text-align: justify;">The inauguration of the Fifth Floor Outdoor Gallery is sponsored by</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a style="border-bottom: none;" href="https://www.db.com/usa/"> <img style="margin: 10px 0px 10px 0px;" src="http://whitney.org/file_columns/0006/9064/db33.jpg" alt="" /> </a></p> <p class="last-child" style="text-align: justify;"><em>Mary Heilmann: Sunset</em> is part of Outside the Box programming which is supported by a generous endowment from The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation.</p> </div> </div> <p><a name="mmi_3"></a></p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:28:01 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Yuji Agematsu - Whitney Museum of American Art - May 6th - May 11th <div id="mmi_101520" class="magic-module page-magic-module text-module two-thirds-width" data-id="271237" data-instance-id="101520"> <div class="text-module-text text-larger"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Location: Floor Three</strong><br />Susan and John Hess Family Theater</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Since the late 1980s, the obsessive and visionary artistic practice of Yuji Agematsu has included daily walks through Manhattan&rsquo;s streets, during which the artist documents and collects the flotsam and jetsam that, though often unnoticed, comprises much of our urban experience. The Whitney commissioned Agematsu to survey the Museum&rsquo;s new building and its surrounding neighborhood during the second half of 2014. The products of these investigations are highly choreographed sequences of timed 35mm slides. These sequences map three routes the artist followed, labeled as A, B, and C. Collectively, they form an extensive durational portrait of the Meatpacking District, the Hudson River, Gansevoort Peninsula (Pier 52, currently operated by the NYC Sanitation Department), West 14th Street, the High Line, Chelsea, and Hudson Yards.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In these images, Agematsu explores both extreme surface details and wide open spaces. He deliberately avoided photographing people, finding instead an animate quality in places and things in order to produce what he thinks of as a form of urban portraiture. Shot with a range of lenses including a microscope and telescope, the images are at once generic and specific. Buildings, flowers, construction materials, water, pavement, traffic, discarded objects, and sky coexist and interact. Some images are meticulously collaged or superimposed, and at times include actual dirt or objects found in the street. Agematsu&rsquo;s schematic drawings, printed in an accompanying brochure, trace his routes and detail how they have been mapped onto the space of the Whitney&rsquo;s theater, where images are projected onto freestanding wooden screens that recall public kiosks, subway maps, and temporary construction walls. <em>Walk On A,B,C,</em> considers the boundaries between design and nature, the qualities of administered public space, and the exigencies of a neighborhood and city in active redevelopment and fundamental flux.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">During the run of the show, Agematsu will perform live sound improvisations, manipulating field recordings made by the artist in his native Japan.&nbsp;</p> <p class="last-child" style="text-align: justify;"><em>Yuji Agematsu: Walk On A,B,C,</em> is organized by Jay Sanders, Curator and Curator of Performance, with Greta Hartenstein, curatorial assistant. (Research and artist assistance by Gregor Quack.)</p> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a name="mmi_101521"></a></p> <div class="text-module-text text-smaller"> <p style="text-align: justify;">The artist would like to give special thanks to Robert Snowden and Mark Lewis at Yale Union; Artspeak, Vancouver; Ben Manley and Woramon Jamjod; James Cleveland; Real Fine Arts.</p> <p class="last-child" style="text-align: justify;">Support for the Whitney&rsquo;s Performance Program is provided in part by the Performance Committee of the Whitney Museum of American Art.</p> <div class="text-module-text text-larger"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Yuji Agematsu: Walk On A,B,C,</em> will have three states of presentation:</p> <ul> <li style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Installation on view:&nbsp;</strong>Enter the theater anytime during Museum Hours to see the installation.</li> <li style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Artist activation:&nbsp;</strong>At scheduled times, Agematsu will perform live sound improvisations. Walk-ins are welcome.</li> <li style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Performance:&nbsp;</strong>Additional performances by the artist require special tickets. Check back soon for more information.</li> </ul> </div> </div> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:21:36 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - The Morgan Library & Museum - June 26th - October 11th <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 exhibition will bring to light the curious history of Wonderland, presenting an engaging account of the genesis, publication, and enduring appeal of Lewis Carroll's classic tale, <em>Alice's Adventures in Wonderland</em>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For the first time in three decades, the original manuscript will travel from the British Library in London to New York, where it will be joined by original drawings and letters, rare editions, vintage photographs, and fascinating objects&mdash;many never before exhibited.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The enchanting tale of Wonderland was first told &ldquo;one golden afternoon&rdquo; to Alice Liddell and her two sisters. Delighted by the fantastic world of logic and nonsense inhabited by rabbits in waistcoats and playing card gardeners, Alice begged for a written copy of her namesake's adventures under ground. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll) painstakingly wrote out the story, illustrating the original manuscript with his own pen and ink drawings.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Revised and radically expanded, it appeared in 1865 as <em>Alice's Adventures in Wonderland</em> with the iconic illustrations of Sir John Tenniel. But Tenniel was dissatisfied with the printing quality, and the edition was suppressed almost immediately. Now, only twenty-two or twenty-three copies of the first edition are known to survive. It was quickly republished, and Tenniel's brilliant drawings (markedly different from Carroll's own) and their relationship to the text contributed to the initial and enduring success of the book.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">From here, the ethos of <em>Alice</em> and the universe of Wonderland took hold of our imagination, and&mdash;150 years later&mdash;we are still following her down the rabbit hole.</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 the generous support of Rudy and Sally Ruggles, the American Trust for the British Library, the Caroline Macomber Fund, and the Peter J. Solomon Family Foundation, with additional assistance from the Young Fellows Project Fund, Jon A. Lindseth, and the Charles E. Pierce, Jr. Fund for Exhibitions.</p> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:12:36 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - The Morgan Library & Museum - May 5th - May 17th <p style="text-align: justify;">From May 5 to May 17 the Morgan Library &amp; Museum will hold a special pop-up exhibition celebrating the acquisition of several unique books by authors connected to Britain&rsquo;s Man Booker Prize. The show, titled <em>In the Margins,</em> features Hilary Mantel&rsquo;s <em>Wolf Hall,</em> the 2009 prize winner, Ian McEwan&rsquo;s <em>Amsterdam,</em> winner in 1998, and Julian Barnes&rsquo;s <em>Metroland</em> (1980). Mr. Barnes won the Man Booker Prize in 2011 for <em>The Sense of an Ending.</em> Each book has been enhanced by the author with annotations, personal letters, and other miscellaneous material. In a nod to the acclaimed Broadway production of Mantel&rsquo;s novel, the Morgan&rsquo;s annotated <em>Wolf Hall</em> is displayed alongside a 16th-century letter and medieval Book of Hours relating to the novel&rsquo;s hero, Thomas Cromwell.</p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:07:53 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list John Singer Sargent - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - June 30th - October 4th <p style="text-align: justify;">Throughout his career, the celebrated American painter John Singer Sargent (1856&ndash;1925) created exceptional portraits of artists, writers, actors, dancers, and musicians, many of whom were his close friends. As a group, these portraits&mdash;many of which were not commissioned&mdash;are often highly charged, intimate, witty, idiosyncratic, and more experimental than his formal portraiture. Brilliant works of art and penetrating character studies, they are also records of relationships, influences, aspirations, and allegiances.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends</em> brings together about ninety of the artist's paintings and drawings of members of his impressive artistic circle. The individuals seen through Sargent's eyes represent a range of leading figures in the creative arts of the time such as artists Claude Monet and Auguste Rodin, writers Robert Louis Stevenson and Henry James, and the actor Ellen Terry, among others. The exhibition features some of Sargent's most celebrated full-length portraits (<em>Dr. Pozzi at Home</em>, Hammer Museum), his dazzling subject paintings created in the Italian countryside (<em>Group with Parasols</em>,&nbsp;The Middleton Family Collection), and brilliant watercolors (<em><a href="http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/12116" target="_blank">In the Generalife</a></em>, The Metropolitan Museum of Art) alongside lesser-known portrait sketches of his intimate friends (<em>Vernon Lee</em>, 1881,&nbsp;Tate). The exhibition explores the friendships between Sargent and his artistic sitters, as well as the significance of these relationships to his life and art.</p> <div id="phcontent_0_phfullwidthcontent_0_sponsorDivTag" class="content-container sponsors"> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is made possible by The Marguerite and Frank A. Cosgrove Jr. Fund.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is organized by the National Portrait Gallery, London in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art.</p> </div> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:16:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list George Caleb Bingham - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - June 17th - September 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">One of the foremost American genre painters of the nineteenth century, George Caleb Bingham is best known for his compelling depictions of frontier life along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. This exhibition will bring together for the first time sixteen of Bingham's iconic river paintings, with such highlights as <em>The Jolly Flatboatmen</em>&nbsp;(1846; Manoogian Collection),&nbsp;exploring them as an extraordinary artistic series that chronicles the process of civilizing the nation by transforming the western wilderness. As an entrepreneurial effort, Bingham's series harnessed the fluid social worlds of the inland rivers and addressed the expectations of regional and national audiences during the 1840s and 1850s.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Over forty of Bingham's masterful preparatory drawings will be included in the exhibition, enabling audiences to witness firsthand the artist's in-depth study and preparation for his paintings. A special feature of the exhibition will be the newly discovered underdrawings for Bingham's celebrated masterpiece&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/10159" target="_blank">Fur Traders Descending the Missouri</a></em> (1845). The project includes an innovative technical study comparing findings from state-of-the-art infrared analysis of the paintings with in-depth studies of the figural preparatory drawings, revealing how Bingham's meticulous creative methods resulted in compositions and characters that told carefully crafted stories on canvas.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This dynamic exhibition will reveal&nbsp;not only how the Mississippi and Missouri rivers advanced the integration of the West into a national narrative, but how Bingham's paintings claim a place for western character and identity in shaping the United States.</p> <div id="phcontent_0_phfullwidthcontent_0_sponsorDivTag" class="content-container sponsors"> <p>The exhibition is made possible by The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation.</p> <p>Additional support is provided by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.</p> <p>It was organized by the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, and the Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri. It is supported in part by generous grants from the Henry Luce Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.</p> <p>It is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.</p> </div> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:13:17 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Pierre Huyghe - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - May 12th - November 1st <p style="text-align: justify;">This spring Pierre Huyghe (born 1962, Paris) will install the third in a new series of site-specific commissions for the Museum's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Huyghe has spent the past twenty-five years experimenting across media to create ritualistic, engaging encounters with art. His practice extends beyond the use of traditional art forms like drawing and film to materials uncommon in a fine-arts context, including living animals, plants, and other natural elements. At the Met, his project will explore the transformation of cultural and biological systems through a dynamic gathering of components derived from the Museum's collection, architecture, and surroundings.</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Related Installation</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Pierre Huyghe: </em>Human Mask&mdash;on view from April 27 through August 9, 2015, in <a href="http://www.metmuseum.org/visit/museum-map?mli=916" target="_blank">gallery 916</a>&mdash;will present the New York premiere of Huyghe's new nineteen-minute video, <em>Untitled (Human Mask)</em>, which portrays a mysterious creature's resilience in the aftermath of natural and man-made disaster.</p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:09:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - May 1st - October 18th <p style="text-align: justify;">Rings are one of the oldest and most familiar forms of bodily adornment. Worn by both women and men, they serve as declarations of status, markers of significant life events, expressions of identity, and protective talismans. They also have been a source of boundless invention for goldsmiths and their clients.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The rings featured in this exhibition come from the Griffin Collection, named after the mythical creature that is part lion and part eagle. In medieval lore, the griffin was often a guardian of treasure and was known to seek out gold in rocks. While the collection includes finger rings from across the ages, our selection focuses specifically on objects made in the ancient, medieval, and Renaissance periods. These were especially innovative moments in the development of finger rings, and the wide variety of designs on view testifies to the creative energy of premodern goldsmiths. Related works from the Metropolitan's collection highlight the connections between rings and other works of art, such as painting, metalwork, and manuscript illumination.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Exploring the making of rings from raw material to finished product and from goldsmith to owner, this exhibition will highlight rings as both physical objects and works of art. The significance of rings in the lives of medieval and Renaissance people will be a featured topic. Also discussed will be the connection of rings to religion, superstition, love, marriage, and identity.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is made possible by the Estate of Eldridge Greenlee.</p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:07:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - April 9th - October 15th <p style="text-align: justify;">The Burdick baseball card collection constitutes an integral part of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection of ephemera and tells the history of popular printmaking in the United States. In 1947, after having approached A. Hyatt Mayor, the Museum's curator of prints and photographs, the Syracuse electrician Jefferson R. Burdick (1900&ndash;1963) began to donate his entire collection of approximately thirty thousand baseball cards in large batches, along with another 270,000 trade and postcards, to the Museum.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The baseball cards collected by Burdick date from 1887 to 1959 and represent the most comprehensive collection outside of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The cards on view illustrate the history of baseball from the dead-ball era at the turn of the nineteenth century through the golden age and modern era of the sport.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The baseball cards document the sport through various types of media&mdash;from lithography to photography&mdash;and imagery illustrating legends as well as the lesser-known players, owners, and teams that have contributed to the history of the game.</p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:01:33 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Lucas Cranach the Elder - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - April 20th - July 27th <p style="text-align: justify;">Since its arrival at the Metropolitan Museum in 2005, Cranach's <a href="http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/view?exhibitionId=%7b13945CDC-48D9-4D94-8F53-977BD1FB5214%7d&amp;oid=439081&amp;pkgids=299&amp;pg=1&amp;rpp=20&amp;pos=18&amp;ft=*" target="_blank"><em>Saint Maurice</em></a> has re-emerged from relative obscurity. While the image itself has reappeared from beneath deposits of accumulated grime and dark varnish following its conservation treatment, technical and art historical research have yielded new information about the historical context of this first black saint and the attribution of the work.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This focused exhibition explores the painting and its fascinating history in depth. It also features related objects from the Museum's collection, including paintings, reliquaries, armor, prints, and medals.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Accompanied by a <em>Bulletin</em></p> <div id="phcontent_0_phfullwidthcontent_0_sponsorDivTag" class="content-container sponsors"> <p>The exhibition is made possible by Northern Trust.</p> <p>The publication is made possible by the Drue E. Heinz Fund.</p> <p>The Metropolitan's quarterly <em>Bulletin</em> program is supported in part by the Lila Acheson Wallace Fund for The Metropolitan Museum of Art, established by the cofounder of <em>Reader's Digest</em>.</p> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:55:12 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Daniel Bertalot, Mary Walling Blackburn, Kabir Carter, Bill Dietz, Jules Gimbrone, Essex Olivares - Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space - May 2nd - May 31st <p class="p1">Pre-industrial European villages usually had a commonly owned area where grain was pounded from its sheaf called a threshing floor. This was a transitional space where objects changed shape through rhythmic physical effort, or through some collective movement that was indissolubly sonic.</p> <p class="p1">"Threshing Floors" is an exhibition project in five parts that takes this historical space as a point of departure. Each artist will present new work from their own on-going investigations. The wish is to stage a series of propositions about the relationship between sound and its material vehicle, or its sheaf. Sound and the body. Sound and the microphone. Sound and the ground. Perhaps these elements cannot be threshed, perhaps the project will wish in vain. Perhaps the viewer will get lost in the movement and forget about the task of threshing altogether.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">More information on the project&mdash;including curatorial essays, artists&rsquo; writing, and some documentation&mdash;can be found on the project website: http://threshingfloors.net</p> <p class="p1">Curated by Natasha Marie Llorens, with Natasha Hoskins.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>SCHEDULE:</strong></p> <p class="p1">Jules Gimbrone ---&nbsp;May 2 - May 6<br /> Essex Olivares ---&nbsp;May 8 - May 12<br /> Kabir Carter ---&nbsp;May 13 - May 17 <br /> Bill Dietz ---&nbsp;May 19 - May 24 (Daily exercises) <br /> Daniel Bertalot / Mary Walling Blackburn ---&nbsp;May 26 - May 31 (Daily performances)&nbsp;</p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:07:20 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Ithai Benjamin - Apexart - May 6th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Described as &ldquo;<em>The Muppet Show</em>&nbsp;meets&nbsp;<em>Flight of the Concords</em>&rdquo; by&nbsp;<em>Theater is Easy</em>, Ithai Benjamin sits on a chair much like his digital automatons. Who&rsquo;s leading who?<br /><br />Recalling vaudeville ventriloquists and their dummies Benjamin and his robots, who are together known as <a href="http://apexart.org/events/princes-of-persuasion.php" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The Princes of Persuasion</a>, banter between songs as if they were jamming in their living room.&nbsp;<br /><br />The Princes of Persuasion will play a 30-minute set followed by a short talk by Benjamin about his puppetry practice.&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /><strong>Ithai Benjamin</strong>&nbsp;is a New York City based composer, performer and engineer. He makes dolls, puppets, robots, colorful instruments, and interactive installations and uses technology and animation to tell stories that are otherwise impossible to tell. His work has been published in&nbsp;<em>Make Magazine</em>&nbsp;and the book&nbsp;<em>Handmade Electronic Music</em>. His band of robotic puppets&nbsp;<a href="http://www.princesofpersuasion.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The Princes of Persuasion</a>&nbsp;have performed at Exit Art, The Tank, 2010 New York Fringe Festival, Cameo Gallery, 92YTribeca, and more. Ithai teaches the class "Puppets and Performing Objects" at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.&nbsp;- See more at: http://apexart.org/events/princes-of-persuasion.php#sthash.qQ9NBBg3.dpuf</p> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:16:29 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Avantika Bawa, Brent Birnbaum, Wyatt Burns, Stephanie Dinkins, Patrick Mohundro, Scott Rogers - NURTUREart Gallery - May 8th - May 29th <p>NURTUREart is pleased to present&nbsp;<em>What It Was</em>, curated by Project Curate with Adam Parker Smith, and featuring artists&nbsp;<strong>Avantika Bawa, Brent Birnbaum, Wyatt Burns, Stephanie Dinkins, Patrick Mohundro,</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Scott Rogers</strong>.</p> <p><em>What It Was</em>&nbsp;asks us to&nbsp;confront&nbsp;our&nbsp;pasts&nbsp;and explore&nbsp;the potential of alternate and plural futures. In&nbsp;predicting&nbsp;what role art will have in our&nbsp;own lives&nbsp;and the&nbsp;lives of others, we wonder:&nbsp;where will the&nbsp;future be?</p> <p>Part of NURTUREart&rsquo;s Education Program, Project Curate provides a class of students from Juan Morel Campos&nbsp;High School an opportunity to experience contemporary curatorial&nbsp;practices by working closely with a professional curator for the entire&nbsp;school year, culminating with an exhibition at NURTUREart Gallery.&nbsp;This year their mentor was artist and curator Adam Parker Smith.</p> <p>NURTUREart&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://nurtureart.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=30c8938bd8ff5703793b323e4&amp;id=c98a692729&amp;e=abf7db20f6" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Education Program</a>&nbsp;is&nbsp;dedicated to&nbsp;nurturing and enriching the next generation with its unique arts&nbsp;programs that connect practicing professional artists and curators&nbsp;with students and teachers.</p> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:58:10 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Dan Finsel - Ramiken Crucible - April 26th - May 31st <p style="text-align: justify;">Dan Finsel is a hypothetical situation within a force field of sadness. His deepest concern is to completely deny himself any chance at self-expression. Finsel's discipline is complete personal humiliation. Finsel's production behavior follows a chiastic structure driven by his symmetrical interpretation of methods of presentational and representational acting. Finsel is method acting art, with art being action, and this action taken under the circumstances of being Dan Finsel, a device utterly removed from direct responsibility. If Finsel were to commit a crime while acting, he could not in good faith be found guilty, just as an actor in a film cannot be prosecuted for crimes committed onscreen. In anticipation of such an event, Finsel has applied to many state and federal prisons for studio residencies, but none have accepted him, because he is too pathetic. When Finsel urinates, he always sits down, but with a nice book. His bladder has been acting up due to an onset embodiment of Tycho Brahe, in which he held his urine for a full week prior to a studio visit with this gallery. For five years, Finsel left the art world and traveled to Florence, Italy, where he avoided public exhibitions and was an apprentice to a shoemaker. In 2015, Finsel returned, with the art world looking as sorry as ever, and Finsel ready to fit right in, azotemia notwithstanding.<br /><br /></p> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:28:19 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Rasheed Araeen - AICON GALLERY - New York - May 7th - June 6th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Aicon Gallery New York</strong>&nbsp;is delighted to invite you to the upcoming exhibition of the work of&nbsp;<strong>Rasheed Araeen</strong>, a pioneering artist and voice for non-Western interpretations of Minimalist and Conceptual art from the 1960s to the present.&nbsp;The exhibition spans Araeen's oeuvre from his beginnings to the present day and includes many of his earliest and most iconic sculptures as well as a group of increasingly complex visual constructions comprising his current practice.</p> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:58:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Sandra Koponen - Rush Arts Gallery - October 24th, 2013 - November 2nd, 2013 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:56:26 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list