current exhibitions & events | ArtSlant https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/show en-us 40 - The Jewish Museum - April 11th, 2003 - December 31st, 2035 <p>At the heart of The Jewish Museum is its permanent exhibition, <i><a target="_blank" href="http://www.thejewishmuseum.org/exhibitions/CultureAndContinuity">Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey</a></i>, representing one of the world's great opportunities to explore Jewish culture and history through art. This vibrant two-floor exhibition features 800 works from the Museum's remarkably diverse collection of art, archaeology, ceremonial objects, video, photographs, interactive media and television excerpts. It examines the Jewish experience as it has evolved from antiquity to the present, over 4,000 years, and asks two vital questions: How has Judaism been able to thrive for thousands of years across the globe, often in difficult and even tragic circumstances? What constitutes the essence of Jewish identity? <br /><br />The exhibition traces the dynamic interaction among three catalysts that have shaped the Jewish experience: the constant questioning and reinterpretation of Jewish traditions, the interaction of Jews and Judaism with other cultures, and the impact of historical events that have transformed Jewish life. <i>Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey</i> proposes that Jews have been able to sustain their identity, despite wide dispersion and sometimes tragic circumstances, by evolving a culture that can adapt to life in many countries and under various conditions. Survival as a people has depended upon both the continuity of Jewish ideas and values and the flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances.<br /><br />We invite you to visit the Museum and see <i>Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey</i> in person. Visitors to the Museum can enjoy random access audio guide tours of the exhibition, including a "Director's Highlights" audio guide featuring Joan Rosenbaum, Helen Goldsmith Menschel Director of The Jewish Museum, and a special audio guide for children and families. Audio guides are free of charge with Museum admission and were made possible by Bloomberg.<br /><br /><i>Bring a <a target="_blank" href="http://www.thejewishmuseum.org/exhibitions/CultureAndContinuity">copy of the exhibit's web page on the Jewish Museum's Web site </a>to The Jewish Museum Admissions Desk with your e-mail address and you will receive one 50% admissions discount.</i></p> Wed, 08 Jul 2009 09:05:47 +0000 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list WM ROSE - ARTBREAK - August 17th, 2009 - August 17th, 2020 <p>THE GALLERY IS AT  WWW.ARTBREAK.COM    WHERE YOU MAY SEARCH FOR</p> <p> </p> <p>WILLIAM RO-SEY       THERE YOU MAY CONTACT  WCD207@GMAIL.COM TO OFFER THE FAMILY A PRICE IRREGARDLESS OF PRICE MARKED</p> Thu, 24 Dec 2009 22:12:51 +0000 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Peter Borgese - PETER BORGESE MODERN ART GALLERY - September 19th, 2013 - January 6th, 2034 <p>A new chapter of surrealism created by Borgese, painter of modern conceptualism,&nbsp;to captivate, stimulate, and motivate the senses of the viewer for a life time; is exhibited in this body of work at gallery&nbsp;Borgese. There are over 30 original fine art&nbsp;paintings and 20 drawings&nbsp;framed and hung for you to view, purchase, take home or have delivered.</p> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 17:46:25 +0000 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - Housatonic Museum of Art - August 15th, 2011 - October 20th, 2020 <p>The Housatonic Museum of Art is pleased to announce <em>Polaridad Complementaria: Recent Works from Cuba, </em>an exhibition that<em> </em>introduces North America to the new generation of influential artists from Cuba. <em> </em><em>Polaridad Complementaria </em>is on view in the Burt Chernow Galleries at the Housatonic Museum of Art from <strong>August 15</strong> through <strong>October 20, 2011<br /> </strong> <br /> Developed by the Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Wifredo Lam, Havana, <em>Polaridad Complementaria</em> offers audiences the opportunity to become acquainted with the island’s current and upcoming artistic talent. More than 40 works of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video and installation art provide a sense of the serious aesthetic and conceptual concerns that characterizes Cuban art today. The 24 artists presented here are mainly young artists who have attained international recognition. The majority of these artists have taken part in fairs and biennials abroad and all have exhibited in Europe, Latin America and were featured in various editions of the Havana Biennial. Several have exhibited in the United States, including René Peña, Abel Barroso, Aimeé García, Yoan Capote, Eduardo Ponjuán, Lázaro Saavedra, Sandra Ramos and Roberto Fabelo.<br />  <br /> Often compared to American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, artist René Peña explores the relationship between individuals within society and the struggle for their own identity. Abel Barroso carves three-dimensional pieces using wood and various printing methods to create a conversation about technology and the third-world. From Zulueta, Cuba, Duvier del Dago takes things one step further, combining drawing with handmade 3D design examining the unattainable, whether it be the material or the ideal. From simplistic to intricately fabricated, these artists create a narrative of Cuba today.<br />  <br /> Diverse in both medium and themes, the artists featured in <em>Polaridad Complementaria</em> understand the power of their art to address a wide range of social issues. The exhibition highlights works that connect the local context with global concerns and universal human issues. After many years, <em>Polaridad Complementaria</em> opens a pathway for dialogue and cultural exchange between Cuba and the United States, two countries with historic ties and common cultural processes, despite troubled relations.<br /> <br /> <strong>Margarita Sánchez Prieto</strong> is curator, researcher and art critic at Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Wifredo Lam in Havana and recipient of the National Prize of Curatorship at the 2000 Havana Biennial. She has curated various exhibitions and lectured extensively on Cuban and Latin American art throughout South America, Europe and Canada. Her work has been published in various art magazines and she is the author of the anthology <em>An Outlook of Latin American Art in the Decade of 1980</em>.  <br /> <br /> Director of the Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Centre and curator and art critic of the Havana Biennial, <strong>Jorge Fernandez Torres</strong> has curated over 15 major exhibitions in Cuba, Spain, Central, and South America. He was a member of the Commission for Cuban Cultural Development of UNESCO in 1997 and on the Advisory Council for the Arts of the National Library of Cuba in 2000 and 2001 as well as Vice Rector of the Higher Institute of Arts in Havana for the past ten years. He is the Author of several texts in catalogues of Cuban art and as professor of contemporary art at the Higher Institute of Arts (ISA), and has lectured all over the world. <br /> <br /> <em>Polaridad Complementaria: Recent Works from Cuba</em> was developed by the <strong>Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam</strong>, Havana and is toured by International Arts &amp; Artists, Washington, DC. </p> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 01:50:07 +0000 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Molly Dilworth - The James Hotel - May 1st, 2013 - January 1st, 2023 <p>Painting for the garden at The James Hotel, 27 Grand Street, NYC. Opening May 1, 2013.<br /><br />Ghost acreage is extraterritorial land annexed for production. Historically, American land was used to produce cotton for space-constrained Europe; today variations of this practice can be found everywhere in industrial production from food to electronics.<br /><br />The designs for the Urban Garden pillar at The James Hotel were generated by sampling from visual and historical markers on 6th Avenue immediately adjacent to the pillar. Examples include the multicolored z-shaped crosswalk pavers, the Avenue of the Americas lamppost medallions and the statue of Juan Pablo Durate who helped found the Dominican Republic and establish its independence from Hati.<br /><br />During the colonial period, residents of Lower Manhattan and Carribean countries shared the experience of being subjects and revolutionaries. While mostly invisible today, evidence of these histories can be found just outside the Urban Garden.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 20:03:07 +0000 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - Queens Museum of Art - November 9th, 2013 - November 9th, 2023 <p>The Queens Museum will always be inextricably linked to the 1939 and 1964 World&rsquo;s Fairs, and with a collection of more than 10,000 objects pertaining to the two expositions, the Museum is a key resource to both scholars and fans. In an effort to provide visitors with a greater understanding of the scope of the Museum&rsquo;s enormous holdings of 1939 and 1964 World&rsquo;s Fair artifacts and memorabilia, the newly installed World&rsquo;s Fair Visible Storage and Gallery on the second floor displays more than 900 three-dimensional pieces arranged by the date of each World&rsquo;s Fair, and within these categories, arranged by donor. The dense installation provides an opportunity to study a large number of related works of World&rsquo;s Fair objects up close, and to compare and contrast a wide range of items from 1939 and 1964. The Visible Storage provides unprecedented access to students, scholars, and the general public to explore the collection that was formerly hidden in the Museum&rsquo;s art vault, off-limits to the public. Many of these objects have never been displayed in the history of the Queens Museum.</p> <p>Visible Storage addresses the challenge of organizing a public exhibition space while fulfilling the traditional purpose of safely displaying and storing an important cross-section of the Museum&rsquo;s collections in a climate-controlled and easily accessible environment. Light sensitive objects, such as documents, photographs and textiles, remain stored in dedicated low-light facilities.</p> <p>These large glass cases now house more than 90% of the three-dimensional objects in the Museum&rsquo;s World&rsquo;s Fair collection. New acquisitions and private collections that, in most cases, have been donated to the Museum, will be added to the Visible Storage allowing visitors to gain new insight into the history and evolution of the World&rsquo;s Fairs through a visual understanding, and a palpable sense of place by exploring these artifacts and memorabilia. Furthermore, with all the objects donated by a particular collector displayed as a group, the collections within the collection become evident.</p> <p>As milestone anniversaries of both the 1939 and 1964 World&rsquo;s Fairs near, Visible Storage pays homage to momentous events in the history of Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the Queens Museum. These objects simultaneously evoke the past and a yearning for tomorrow. Linking thematically with the beloved Panorama of the City of New York and its slightly more modest relative, the Relief Map of the New York City Water Supply System, the Visible Storage completes the triumvirate at the heart of the NYC Building&rsquo;s rich history as a World&rsquo;s Fair pavilion. The World&rsquo;s Fair collection is ever-growing, those interested in donating artifacts can email worldsfair@queensmuseum.org or call 718.592.9700 x122.</p> <p>Also on view within the World&rsquo;s Fair Gallery is <em>ChronoLeap: The Great World&rsquo;s Fair Adventure</em>, a virtual experience and game that transports visitors back in time to the 1964 World&rsquo;s Fair. The World&rsquo;s Fair offered a glimpse of the future, with different pavilions featuring exhibitions showcasing the latest innovations in science and technology as an avenue for better lifestyles. <em>ChronoLeap</em> allows for a virtual experience of the Fair, complete with pavilion tours and a conversation with Fair President Robert Moses. <em>ChronoLeap</em> is organized by Dr. Lori C. Walters, a Research Assistant Professor with the Institute for Simulation and Training and Department of History at the University of Central Florida. Funded by both the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Science Foundation, the project explores the use of 3D virtual environments as an educational tool to expand the understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.</p> Sun, 08 Dec 2013 21:54:47 +0000 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Anselm Kiefer - Mass MOCA - September 29th, 2013 - December 1st, 2028 <p>In a major collaboration with the Hall Art Foundation, the keystone of which is a large and long-term exhibition of sculpture and paintings by Anselm Kiefer, MASS MoCA opens a 10,000 square-foot building at MASS MoCA specially re-purposed by the Hall Art Foundation and devoted to the art of Anselm Kiefer.</p> <p>The exhibition includes <em>&Eacute;troits sont les Vaisseaux (Narrow are the Vessels)</em> (2002), an 82-foot long, undulating wave-like sculpture made of cast concrete, exposed rebar, and lead; <em>The Women of the Revolution (Les Femmes de la Revolution)</em> (1992), comprised of more than twenty lead beds with photographs and wall text; <em>Velimir Chlebnikov </em> (2004), a steel pavilion containing 30 paintings dealing with nautical warfare and inspired by the quixotic theories of the Russian mathematical experimentalist Velimir Chlebnikov; and a new, large-format commission created by the artist specifically for the installation at MASS MoCA.</p> <p>Anselm Kiefer, who first visited MASS MoCA in 1990 when it was still in the early planning stages, ranks among the best-known and most important of post-World War II German artists living and working today. Born in 1945 in southern Germany during the final days of the collapse of the Third Reich, Kiefer experienced divided postwar Germany firsthand. Across his body of work, Kiefer argues with history, addressing controversial and even taboo issues from recent history with bold directness and lyricism. Kiefer often turns to literature and history as prime source material for his work, as he did, for example, in the suite of paintings that comprise <em>Velimir Chlebnikov </em>(2004).</p> <p>The artist often builds his imagery on top of photographs, layering his massive canvases with dirt, lead, straw, and other materials that generate a &ldquo;ground&rdquo; that reads literally of the earth itself. Within these thick, impastoed surfaces Kiefer embeds textual or symbolic references to historic figures or places: these become encoded signals through which Kiefer invokes and processes history.</p> <p>A law student, Kiefer switched his studies to art in 1965 and held his first solo exhibit in 1969. During the early 1970s he studied with conceptual artist Joseph Beuys, whose interest in using an array of cultural myths, metaphors, and personal symbolic vocabulary as a means to engage and understand history inspired Kiefer. The artist has described his own art-making process as stimulated by Beuys&rsquo; philosophies: &ldquo;Painting, for me, is not just about creating an illusion. I don&rsquo;t paint to present an image of something. I paint only when I have received an apparition, a shock, when I want to transform something. Something that possesses me, and from which I have to deliver myself. Something I need to transform, to metabolize, and which gives me a reason to paint.&rdquo; Like Beuys, whose works were often constructed of fragile, organic materials (including blood, fat, and honey), Kiefer&rsquo;s works often incorporate unusual, fugitive materials such as ash, clay,and dried plant materials. With their rough-hewn textures and expansive narrative formats that often evoke charred landscape and historical, sometimes apocalyptic settings, Kiefer&rsquo;s work did not conform to the pared-down Minimalist or Conceptualist movements that were becoming mainstream at the time he was a student. Instead he created massive, dark paintings, books constructed of large sheets of lead, and figurative works that explored German folklore and were inspired by Caspar David Friedrich, among others.</p> <p>Kiefer&rsquo;s works are often realized in large formats, which in turn demand special exhibition spaces. MASS MoCA is adept at collaborating with artists, collectors, foundations, and cultural institutions to bring important bodies of art to the public, best exemplified by its 2008 partnership with Yale University Art Gallery, the Williams College Museum of Art, and the studio of Sol LeWitt, which realized a 25-year exhibition devoted to LeWitt&rsquo;s monumental wall drawings, a landmark quasi-permanent installation that was named "#1 Museum Exhibition of the Year" by Time magazine. The museum is proud to host an array of distinct curatorial points of view, within its renovated 19th singular factory campus.</p> <p>The Hall Art Foundation makes available works of postwar and contemporary art from its collection and from the collection of Andrew and Christine Hall for the enjoyment and education of the public. In addition to the dedicated gallery space at MASS MoCA, the Hall Art Foundation operates a contemporary art space in Reading, Vermont.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 01:26:48 +0000 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA - September 28th, 2013 - December 1st, 2028 <p>In a major collaboration with the Hall Art Foundation, the keystone of which is a large and long-term exhibition of sculpture and paintings by Anselm Kiefer, MASS MoCA opens a 10,000 square-foot building at MASS MoCA specially re-purposed by the Hall Art Foundation and devoted to the art of Anselm Kiefer.</p> <p>The exhibition includes <em>&Eacute;troits sont les Vaisseaux (Narrow are the Vessels)</em> (2002), an 82-foot long, undulating wave-like sculpture made of cast concrete, exposed rebar, and lead; <em>The Women of the Revolution (Les Femmes de la Revolution)</em> (1992), comprised of more than twenty lead beds with photographs and wall text; <em>Velimir Chlebnikov </em> (2004), a steel pavilion containing 30 paintings dealing with nautical warfare and inspired by the quixotic theories of the Russian mathematical experimentalist Velimir Chlebnikov; and a new, large-format commission created by the artist specifically for the installation at MASS MoCA.</p> <p>Anselm Kiefer, who first visited MASS MoCA in 1990 when it was still in the early planning stages, ranks among the best-known and most important of post-World War II German artists living and working today. Born in 1945 in southern Germany during the final days of the collapse of the Third Reich, Kiefer experienced divided postwar Germany firsthand. Across his body of work, Kiefer argues with history, addressing controversial and even taboo issues from recent history with bold directness and lyricism. Kiefer often turns to literature and history as prime source material for his work, as he did, for example, in the suite of paintings that comprise <em>Velimir Chlebnikov </em>(2004).</p> <p>The artist often builds his imagery on top of photographs, layering his massive canvases with dirt, lead, straw, and other materials that generate a &ldquo;ground&rdquo; that reads literally of the earth itself. Within these thick, impastoed surfaces Kiefer embeds textual or symbolic references to historic figures or places: these become encoded signals through which Kiefer invokes and processes history.</p> <p>A law student, Kiefer switched his studies to art in 1965 and held his first solo exhibit in 1969. During the early 1970s he studied with conceptual artist Joseph Beuys, whose interest in using an array of cultural myths, metaphors, and personal symbolic vocabulary as a means to engage and understand history inspired Kiefer. The artist has described his own art-making process as stimulated by Beuys&rsquo; philosophies: &ldquo;Painting, for me, is not just about creating an illusion. I don&rsquo;t paint to present an image of something. I paint only when I have received an apparition, a shock, when I want to transform something. Something that possesses me, and from which I have to deliver myself. Something I need to transform, to metabolize, and which gives me a reason to paint.&rdquo; Like Beuys, whose works were often constructed of fragile, organic materials (including blood, fat, and honey), Kiefer&rsquo;s works often incorporate unusual, fugitive materials such as ash, clay,and dried plant materials. With their rough-hewn textures and expansive narrative formats that often evoke charred landscape and historical, sometimes apocalyptic settings, Kiefer&rsquo;s work did not conform to the pared-down Minimalist or Conceptualist movements that were becoming mainstream at the time he was a student. Instead he created massive, dark paintings, books constructed of large sheets of lead, and figurative works that explored German folklore and were inspired by Caspar David Friedrich, among others.</p> <p>Kiefer&rsquo;s works are often realized in large formats, which in turn demand special exhibition spaces. MASS MoCA is adept at collaborating with artists, collectors, foundations, and cultural institutions to bring important bodies of art to the public, best exemplified by its 2008 partnership with Yale University Art Gallery, the Williams College Museum of Art, and the studio of Sol LeWitt, which realized a 25-year exhibition devoted to LeWitt&rsquo;s monumental wall drawings, a landmark quasi-permanent installation that was named "#1 Museum Exhibition of the Year" by Time magazine. The museum is proud to host an array of distinct curatorial points of view, within its renovated 19th singular factory campus.</p> <p>The Hall Art Foundation makes available works of postwar and contemporary art from its collection and from the collection of Andrew and Christine Hall for the enjoyment and education of the public. In addition to the dedicated gallery space at MASS MoCA, the Hall Art Foundation operates a contemporary art space in Reading, Vermont.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:10:19 +0000 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Michael Oatman - Mass MOCA - October 23rd, 2010 - October 31st, 2020 <p><em>all utopias fell</em> is a project in three interrelated parts: <em>The Shining</em>, <em>The Library of the Sun</em>, and <em>Codex Solis</em>.</p> <p><em>The Shining</em> is a 1970s-era &lsquo;satellite&rsquo; that has crash-landed at MASS MoCA. This beautifully reflective, repurposed Airstream trailer &ndash; with large parachutes and active solar panels &ndash; is inspired by an earlier era of pulp aeronauts like Buck Rogers, Tom Swift and Tom Corbett: Space Cadet, as well as the works of Giotto, Jules Verne, NASA, and Chris Marker&rsquo;s 1962 film <em>La Jet&eacute;e</em>. Visitors can climb a staircase in the Boiler Plant and enter into the craft where they will encounter <em>The Library of the Sun</em>. Hybridizing a domestic space, a laboratory and a library, it has the feel of a hermitage, where the occupant will &lsquo;be right back&rsquo;, only it is 30 years later. Videos relating to the sun and its mythology flicker to life on the cockpit&rsquo;s instrumentation panels. In addition to these elements, visitors will be stunned by a stained glass window in what was once the windshield of the vehicle. Once inside the craft, visitors will also be able to view <a href="http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=371" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><em>Codex Solis</em>, a massive field of photovoltaic (PVs) or solar panels</a>. At 50kw, the field will generate 7% of the power consumed by MASS MoCA. In addition to this 230-foot long grid, mirrors are interspersed in the middle of the field, and suggest an absent text. The arrangement of mirrors and solar panels is based on a specific quote by an unnamed author, and will not be revealed by the artist; instead the public will be encouraged to spend time with the piece, watch the reflected sky, and solve the riddle as birds and planes, inverted, fly by.</p> <p>Supported by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative's Renewable Energy Trust and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 02:44:50 +0000 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Barbara Takenaga - Mass MOCA - July 12th, 2015 - December 18th <p style="text-align: justify;">Painter Barbara Takenaga creates a new work of&nbsp;unprecedented scale for a 100&rsquo; gallery space. Known for&nbsp;her labor-intensive abstractions composed of matrixlike&nbsp;patterns of dots, Takenaga translates her&nbsp;meticulous, easel-sized work to wallpaper in this large-scale&nbsp;commission.</p> <div class="ap-whitebox-body description"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Painter Barbara Takenaga creates a new work of an unprecedented scale for a 100&rsquo; wall in the Hunter Center lobby at MASS MoCA. Known for her labor-intensive, exuberant abstractions composed of matrix-like, swirling patterns of dots, Takenaga translates her meticulous, handcrafted, easel-sized work to wallpaper in this large-scale commission. The mural features a new image from her series,&nbsp;<em>Nebraska Paintings</em>, a body of work that moves closer to the representational imagery only implied in earlier pieces, but which captures the wide open spaces and big sky of the artist&rsquo;s native state.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At MASS MoCA, Takenaga&rsquo;s pared-down landscape of earth and atmosphere is painted in grays and muted tones, which the artist likens to the quality of light at dusk. In her words, the moody palette, punctuated with the artist&rsquo;s signature burst of high color, conveys &ldquo;the &lsquo;violet hour&rsquo; of in-between time, when the land and sky start to blur.&rdquo; A horizon line, situated high in Takenaga&rsquo;s composition, places the viewers&rsquo; perspective floating above the ground, suggesting that an immense expanse of plain stretches out in front of them. Repeated lines of white dots radiate out in all directions from an implied vanishing point on the horizon line to suggest blooming crops, a snowy blizzard, or a star-filled sky. The single image is repeated twelve times along the length of the wall, with the composition&rsquo;s receding lines and diminishing dots of classical one-point perspective alternately moving backward toward the horizon and forward toward the viewer. The long horizon is regularly interrupted by a diamond-like shape formed by the intersection of lines at the seams between each image. As viewers walk the length of the wall, the chain of images functions like a series of film stills, implying movement and the rhythm of time. The result is a tension-filled composition that emphasizes both the flat surface of the wall and an illusion of depth. Adding even more dimension to the work, as well as a sense of the artist&rsquo;s hand to the digitally reproduced image, Takenaga will apply iridescent paint to the wallpaper surface.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Describing Takenaga&rsquo;s paintings as both &ldquo;hallucinogenic&rdquo; and &ldquo;sternly disciplined,&rdquo; writer Nancy Princenthal aptly describes the&nbsp;<em>Nebraska Paintings</em>: &ldquo;It would be misleading to overstate the figurative suggestions of these paintings, or their emotional weight. Many present a sleek seductiveness that combines acid-trip visual plentitude with James Bond cool. But given a minute, the imagery grows more complex. Takenaga&rsquo;s work explores the minimum requirements for evoking astral space, or snow over the plains, or an uncharted sea. And it demonstrates the many pleasures, not excluding the optical, that such evocations provide.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Barbara Takenaga was born in North Platte, Nebraska, and has a M.F.A. from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has had solo exhibitions at the Colorado University Museum, University of Colorado, Boulder; Brattleboro Art Museum, Brattleboro, Vermont; McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas; Art in General, New York; and the Williams College Museum of Art, among other museums and galleries. Takenaga&rsquo;s work has also been exhibited in group exhibitions at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; American Academy of Arts &amp; Letters, New York; Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island; deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts; Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; and the Asia Society, New York. In 2013 Takenaga was elected National Academician of the National Academy, New York. Her work can be found in numerous public and private collections, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York; the San Jose Museum; Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles; among others. Takenaga is the Mary A. &amp; William Wirt Warren Professor of Art at Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts. She is represented by DC Moore Gallery, New York; and Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco. Takenaga lives and works in New York City and Williamstown, Massachusetts.</p> </div> Wed, 27 Sep 2017 07:53:22 +0000 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Britannie Bond - Dream Hotel - Midtown - March 14th, 2016 - April 11th, 2019 <p><a href="http://blog.indiewalls.com/2015/11/collection-notes-suite-dreams/" rel="nofollow">http://blog.indiewalls.com/2015/11/collection-notes-suite-dreams/</a></p> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:11:03 +0000 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - Queens Museum of Art - April 10th, 2016 - April 30th, 2018 <p style="text-align: justify;">Austrian immigrants Dr. Egon Neustadt and his wife Hildegard were among the earliest collectors of works by famed American artist Louis C. Tiffany (1848-1933) and they played a critical role in reviving interest in Tiffany&rsquo;s lamps in the mid-twentieth century. In 1935, newly married and living in Flushing, Queens, the Neustadts purchased their first Tiffany lamp &ndash; a small Daffodil, for the incredible price of $12.50 &ndash; from a secondhand shop in Greenwich Village. Tiffany&rsquo;s work was decidedly unfashionable at this time; indeed, Louis C. Tiffany died in 1933 and his Tiffany Studios would declare bankruptcy in 1937. But the Neustadts, undeterred by the current disinterest in Tiffany lamps, were struck by the beauty of the colorful glass and enchanted that the shade had been made by an artist from the beloved country they now called home. Over the course of the next fifty years, their collection grew to include more than 200 lamps of all shapes, sizes, and designs. It remains today the largest and most comprehensive lamp collection ever assembled.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>A Passion for Tiffany Lamps</em>&nbsp;highlights the extraordinary scope of the Neustadts&rsquo; collection. Examples of Tiffany&rsquo;s most iconic lamps &ndash; the&nbsp;<em>Wisteria</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Dragonfly</em>&nbsp;&ndash; will be on view, along with unusual lamps produced in limited number, such as the&nbsp;<em>Pond Lily</em>&nbsp;globe and&nbsp;<em>Peacock</em>&nbsp;hanging shade.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 1995, The Neustadt partnered with the Queens Museum to share its collection with the New York metropolitan area through a permanent Tiffany gallery and educational programming. This partnership has special significance because Tiffany&rsquo;s glass furnace, bronze foundry, and workshops were located in Corona, Queens, less than two miles from the Museum.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>A Passion for Tiffany Lamps</em>&nbsp;is organized by The&nbsp;Neustadt&nbsp;Collection of Tiffany Glass</p> Mon, 05 Sep 2016 17:24:29 +0000 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - Asia Society Museum - December 20th, 2016 - July 8th, 2018 <p style="text-align: justify;">Even before John D. Rockefeller 3rd (1906&ndash;1978) established Asia Society in 1956, he was deeply involved with the arts and culture of Asia. He firmly believed that art was an indispensable tool for understanding societies, and thus made culture central to the new multidisciplinary organization that would encompass all aspects and all parts of East, South, and Southeast Asia and the Himalayas. From 1963 to 1978, he and his wife, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller (1909&ndash;1992), worked with art historian Sherman E. Lee (1918&ndash;2008) as an advisor to build the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection, which was later bequeathed to Asia Society. The group of spectacular historical objects they assembled&mdash;including sculpture, painting, and decorative arts&mdash;became the core of the Asia Society Museum Collection and is now world renowned. The Collection is distinguished by the high proportion of acclaimed masterpieces, representing the artistic pinnacles of the cultures that produced them, to which additional high-quality gifts and acquisitions have been added since the original bequest to Asia Society.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The selections in the exhibition showcase the breadth and depth of creative expression across Asia created by artists and artisans with extraordinary skill. To this day the objects remain an important means for sharing the talent, imagination, and deep history of the peoples of Asia with audiences all over the world. <em>Masterpieces from the Asia Society Museum Collection</em> explores the specialized artistry of Asian ceramics, metalwork, and stone carving, and the development of Hinduism and Buddhism in Asia through some of the most refined and accomplished examples of the region&rsquo;s great artistic traditions.</p> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 11:16:47 +0000 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Group Show - Ink Shop Printmaking Center & Olive Branch Press - October 6th - October 28th <p style="text-align: justify;">The Ink Shop will host a BIG INK print event in August, an exhibit of woodcuts larger than 24&rdquo;x36&rdquo;.&nbsp; BIG INK is an organization that brings together artists and community organizations to produce large scale black and white woodcuts for exhibition and educational purposes. Typically thirteen artists participate and over a two day period and produce forty hand pulled prints. Camaraderie is encouraged and every artist helps by either preparing ink, tearing paper, hanging prints, etc.&nbsp; In October the Ink Shop will exhibit the fruits of this event, at least however many very large prints our space can accommodate.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 30 Sep 2017 16:05:58 +0000 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Elyn Zimmerman - Grounds For Sculpture - August 27th, 2016 - January 7th, 2018 <p style="text-align: justify;">In her stone sculptures, Zimmerman balances the sensuous materiality of&nbsp;magnificent&nbsp;slabs&nbsp;of quarried stone with other key elements such as water, light, and landscape.&nbsp; Zimmerman&rsquo;s sculptures reference her attraction to archaic architectural form, a subject also captured in her lush black and white photographs on display in the East Gallery. These photographs, taken during her travels in places such as Peru, India, and Egypt, are joined by images of her many public sculptures, allowing the viewer to make the connection between her large scale public works and the form, light and composition seen in her black and white photography.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Beginning in February 2017, the exhibition continues in the West Gallery which will further explore Zimmerman&#39;s works on paper, juxtaposing works from the artist&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Elemental&nbsp;</em>series, including topographical photographic collages, ink and wash drawings of moving water, and pastel drawings of clouds from her&nbsp;<em>Heaven&#39;s Breath</em>&nbsp;series.</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:58:28 +0000 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Ai Hibino + Akane Nakamura + Risa Mikami + Yuri Sakai - Ouchi Gallery - February 2nd - December 2nd <p><strong>★</strong><strong>RECEPTION 2/3 Fri</strong><strong>★</strong><strong> Group Exhibition: Beginning</strong></p> <p><strong>Tittle:</strong> <em>Beginning</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Participating Artists &amp; Biography</strong></p> <p><strong>Ai Hibino</strong></p> <p>Ai Hibino was born in August, 1993 in Gifu Prefecture. Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences Department of Visual Media(Aichi) 4th grade. She is studying the Omotesenke Chado and Orthodox Law Flower Arrangement under her grandmother Souyu Hibino from the childhood. When she studied abroad for studied English to United States for a year at 17 years old, she determine to receive a stimulus in the height of the level of the music and the art and advance towards the musical way. She formed a rock band after returning home, but It dismisses from the difference in the mutual opinions. After that I go to a university and learned movie, picture, graphic design, installation, and sound. A sound spatial work using 5ch is released in &quot;Tokoname field trip&quot;&nbsp;in 2014. And Audio Engineering and music edit is performed in a fashion&nbsp;show &quot;NUAS Collection&quot;&nbsp;by a department of fashion in the same university, 2014. Stereophonic&nbsp;spatial work &lt;Geometric Confusion&gt;&nbsp;using 16ch is released in a &amp;quot;Nagoya University of Arts and&nbsp;Sciences Department of Visual Media, production exhibition&amp;quot; common name Zemiten show in&nbsp;2015. She specializes in sound art and I&amp;#39;m studying&amp;quot; possibility of the fusion of Japanese culture and sound art using multichannel and the expression&amp;quot; in a theme and producing. She would like to express beauty of the heart with which the person inherited continuously in the Japanese entertained and Wabi and Sabi from the angle of the sound. A study is being advanced from the thought that she would like to repaint the fixed idea to say when she say Japanese culture.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Akane Nakamura</strong></p> <p>Akane Nakamura was born in Aichi Japan on 1993.</p> <p>She has loved drawing under the influence of her friends since she was chaild. She has loved English which she had hated because she met with an English teacher. She went to the high school which recommended to go study abroad. She went to Australia and Canada to study aboroad when she was high school student. She had joined fashion and some art classes in Canada, and then she found the pleasure of creation. She also took part in drama in English and the contest for oral interpretation as a member of ESS club in her high school. This experience gave her the interest of performance. After going to the University, she starts to study semiotics and girl cluture. She also joins the drama club, and has experienced acter and advertiser in some public performance. She is interested in ZINE, and planning to creat it herself recently. She hasn&rsquo;t experienced with creating something publicly yet except the plays. However, her core of creation is to represent ideas in her mind that she can not tell well. It is hard for her to tell her mind exactly in the conversations. She plan for creating works that are natural, daily and little bit fantasy.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Risa Mikami</strong></p> <p>Risa Mikami was born in the city of Takahama,in Aichi Prefecture of Japan.</p> <p>She experienced a behind the scenes in the activities of the drama club,which began in high school.By this,She was interested in the work on sound.At the time,because it was the thing to watch a movie on a hobby,to study about it and recording to put the sound on the video at the university.2014,begin to co-produced the movie in the univercity.</p> <p>In 2015 it experienced a 5.1ch of editing, went to deepen the knowledge of recording and MA.</p> <p>And,such as performing the recording and MA of the Roundtable been asked for those that have been introduced from an acquaintance,is expanding the range of activities.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Yuri Sakai</strong></p> <p>Yuri Sakai is from Aichi Prefecture Japan. She has liked painting since her childhood.</p> <p>She went on to high school the fine arts department, and she began to study art. However, she realized that the world of the fine arts was a little different with her thoughts. For this reason, she decided to go on to the University of design. She was in love with a man at the time of the third year of high school. But she had not shown her art works to him. It is at the starting point. She determined that she joins in the world of art, and releases her works there. After graduated from high school, she went on to the University of design that she planned. One day, she visited the exhibition of Jim Dine by chance. It aroused her interest in lithograph. She has begun to go to the atelier of print in her University. She fascinated with lithograph because the color of ink is beautiful. Most of the motif of her work is males. Males are her interests for because the gender is different from her, so she doesn&rsquo;t have jealousy for their beauty. She easily admits the beauty even it is what she doesn&rsquo;t have. She puts her desire and negative emotions on males in her work. As that way, she releases herself from femininity that binds her thoughts.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Exhibition: </strong></p> <p><strong>Thursday, 2/2 &ndash; Sunday, 2/12</strong></p> <p><strong>12:00PM - 6:00 PM</strong></p> <p><strong>Closed on Wednesday</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:6.0pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:6.0pt">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:6.0pt">&nbsp;</p> Sun, 29 Jan 2017 19:20:18 +0000 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Mari Nishimura - Ouchi Gallery - May 2nd - November 2nd <p>★<strong>EXHIBITION 2/5~2/11</strong>★</p> <p><strong>Artist: Mari Nishimura</strong></p> <p><strong>Biography:</strong></p> <p>I have been fond of dragons since childhood. From a young age, I started drawing dragons using my fingers with assorted painting materials and would paint colorful dragons in various places.</p> <p>The pictures drawn by Mari Nishimura are often described as being &ldquo;powerful&rdquo;.</p> <p>The energy, kindness, strength and sadness can be seen overflowing from the basis of an individual human...</p> <p>Many people are moved to tears when they see these paintings.</p> <p>This is surely due to the depth and strength of the view of life that is depicted in each painting.</p> <p>Sometimes gentle, sometimes powerful, Mari Nishimura&rsquo;s works continue to evolve.</p> <p>Her solo exhibitions in Japan have proven to be so popular that numbered tickets have been issued for admission.</p> <p>This &ldquo;dragon woman&rdquo; is flying around the world with her dragons as she receives invitations from all parts of the earth.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Born in Kumamoto Prefecture, resident in Tokyo</p> <p>Graduated from Musashino Art University</p> <p>Working as Creative Director/Copywriter at an advertising company</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>2014 Solo exhibition at Omotesando Gallery Pamina, Tokyo</p> <p>2015 Solo exhibition at Hyde Gallery, Los Angeles</p> <p>2015 Solo exhibition at liveravo &nbsp;Gallery Fukuoka</p> <p>2016 Group exhibition at Jadite Galleries N.Y.</p> <p>2016 Solo exhibition at Hyde Gallery, Los Angeles</p> <p>2016 Solo exhibition in Omotesando, Tokyo Presentation of dragon paints at IsonokamifutsumitamaShrine in Okayama Prefecture</p> <p>2016 Christmas art show exhibition at Hyde Gallery, Los Angeles</p> <p>2017 Exhibition at Japan Fair, Berlin</p> <p>2017 Solo exhibition at Montserrat Gallery, Chelsea, NY</p> <p>2017 Group exhibition at Pinacoteca di Brera 169 in Milan, Italy</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Exhibition:</strong></p> <p><strong>Thursday, 2/5 &ndash; Sunday, 2/11</strong></p> <p><strong>12:00PM - 6:00 PM</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 20:25:06 +0000 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - Newark Museum - March 8th - February 25th, 2018 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>Featuring more than 25 works from the Museum&rsquo;s collection, this installation celebrates music through the arts of East and South Asia. &nbsp;Introducing string, percussion and wind instruments not found in Western traditions&mdash;both the actual musical instruments and images of their sounding will be featured. Prints, paintings, ivories and lacquer works from China, India, Japan, Korea, Nepal and Tibet reveal disparate dynamic melodic traditions. These visuals will be enhanced by audio and video multimedia&mdash;a feast for the eyes and ears.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This installation is part of the Museum&rsquo;s ongoing conservation efforts which require the rotation of fragile objects within its galleries. Works within <em>Musical Arts of Asia&nbsp;</em>can be found throughout the Asian galleries<span>&mdash;</span>China, Japan, Korea, Nepal and Tibet<span>&mdash;</span>and can be identified by a unique text label.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Katherine Anne Paul, Ph.D., Curator, Arts of Asia</p> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:23:06 +0000 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Yukapon+mume - Ouchi Gallery - August 3rd - December 3rd <p><strong>Yukapon</strong></p> <p><strong>Biography </strong><strong>:</strong></p> <p>Yuka Ishiguro was born in the small town of &ldquo;Date&rdquo;,in Hokkaido,Japan in 1963.</p> <p>When she was a child,she lived near the sea and always enjoyed playing in the bountiful nature of her hometown.It was these experiences that fueled her imagination with the time that she spent in the sea,the fields alive with the sounds of insects and the flower garden of her family home.</p> <p>She greatly enjoyed picture books ando stories. Even wanting the same picture books that she already had if illustrations were different.In her childhood, she was shy.Her imagination fueled by becoming absorbed in reading books and spending time in nature.</p> <p>Her father had a talent for sketching and she was greatly moved by his drawings of his wife.</p> <p>The moment she saw these,she became interested in art.</p> <p>When she was in the first grade of primary school,she wa awarded a commendation in an art contest.At the time she wasa incredibly happy to get 36 kinds of paints as a prize,but after trying them she knew that she couldn&rsquo;t express her all the ideas in her imagination with only 36 colors.</p> <p>When she was in sixth grade,her design of imaginary creatures was adopted in her school festival and made into a snow statue.Her talent and creativity was admired even at that time.</p> <p>However after graduating elementary school,as she grew up she stopped drawing the art that she had felt such a connection with.</p> <p>She became a bank employee,married and retired from her job after starting a family.She enjoyed many years of happiness,but struck by adversity found herself plunged into cycle of loss and rebirth.Ultimately,she returned to drawing by digital,depicting winged creatures such as the phoenix,a symbol of rising from the ashes,to express her wish to escape from a life without freedom, into the truly free world of fer imagination,</p> <p>In 2015,she visited N.Y. with a strong resolve to change herself and her life. Then,heavily influenced by the energy and individuality of the people of N.Y. her view of things began to shift.</p> <p>During 2016,she met the popular art director Arisa Itami and given the chance to exhibit her art at the Ouchi gallery.</p> <p>Through her works she express joy,love,hope and peaceful energy propagated be her art aiming to draw out the essence on these invisible but powerful emotions.She hoped those who view her works can away from the experience feeling renewed happiness.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>mume</strong></p> <p><strong>Biography:</strong></p> <p>Mika Horie uses unprecedented mixed media to discover and combine the histories of Japanese handcraft and&nbsp;Western photography.</p> <p>Her interest for photography and Japanese paper making began in BA in Information Design&nbsp;at Kyoto University of Art and Design.</p> <p>In 2008, she moved to the United Kngdom for her one-year study in MA&nbsp;European Arts Practice (Fine Art) at Kingston University London. Throughout her life in Europe, she developed her&nbsp;interest in exploring Japanese aesthetic point of views and sense of humor in our everyday life with various&nbsp;artworks.</p> <p>In 2013, horie established her own studio space &ldquo;mume (Umeboshi pickled plum)&rdquo; in a small mountain&nbsp;village in Ishikawa, Japan, and started to pursue the primitive passions for pleiotropic arts and design.</p> <p>She&nbsp;consistently creates cyan-blue prints on the basis of ultra-naturalism by using 100% wild Gampi trees, spring water,&nbsp;iron-salt, ferric ammonium citrate, potassium ferricyanide, and sunlight from paper making to cyanotype&nbsp;printmaking.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:27:03 +0000 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Constantin Brancusi - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - March 17th - January 3rd, 2018 <div class="post-content content-column-standard"> <p style="text-align: justify;">In gallery space devoted to the permanent collection, the Guggenheim is showcasing its rich holdings of the work of <a href="https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/constantin-brancusi">Constantin Brancusi</a> (1876&ndash;1957). In the early decades of the twentieth century, Brancusi produced an innovative body of work that altered the trajectory of modern sculpture. During this period, Brancusi lived and worked in Paris, then a thriving artistic center where many modernist tenets were being developed and debated. He became an integral part of these conversations both through his relationships with other artists, such as Marcel Duchamp, Fernand L&eacute;ger, Amedeo Modigliani, and Henri Rousseau, and through his own pioneering work. His aspiration to express the essence of his subjects through simplified forms and his engagement with non&ndash;Western European artistic traditions led to new stylistic approaches. In addition, his mode of presentation, which equally emphasized sculpture and base and in which works were shown in direct relation to one another, instead of as independent entities, introduced new ways of thinking about the nature of the art object.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum began collecting Brancusi&rsquo;s work in-depth in the mid-1950s under the leadership of its second director, James Johnson Sweeney. When Sweeney began his tenure at the museum, the collection was focused on nonobjective painting. Sweeney significantly expanded the scope of the institution&rsquo;s holdings, bringing in other styles and mediums, particularly sculpture. The Guggenheim&rsquo;s commitment to Brancusi during these years extended beyond its collecting priorities, and in 1955 the museum held the first major exhibition of the artist&rsquo;s work.</p> <p class="caption" style="text-align: justify;">Supported in part by the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York.</p> </div> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:14:29 +0000 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list