Alexander Calder:Hypermobility at Whitney Museum
Jul
9
to Oct 23

Alexander Calder:Hypermobility at Whitney Museum

Calder: Hypermobility focuses on the extraordinary breadth of movement and sound in the work of Alexander Calder. This exhibition brings together a rich constellation of key sculptures and provides a rare opportunity to experience the works as the artist intended—in motion.

Daily gallery activations of Calder exhibition works will occur at the following times.
 

Monday–Thursday: 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm
Friday: 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm, 7:30 pm, 8 pm, 9 pm
Saturday: 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm
Sunday: 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm

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Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium
Jul
14
to Oct 1

Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium

Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium is the first full-scale U.S. retrospective in two decades of the Brazilian artist’s work. One of the most original artists of the twentieth century, Oiticica (1937—1980) made art that awakens us to our bodies, our senses, our feelings about being in the world: art that challenges us to assume a more active role. Beginning with geometric investigations in painting and drawing, Oiticica soon shifted to sculpture, architectural installations, writing, film, and large-scale environments of an increasingly immersive nature, works that transformed the viewer from a spectator into an active participant. The exhibition includes some of his large-scale installations, including Tropicalia and Eden, and examines the artist’s involvement with music and literature, as well as his response to politics and the social environment. The show captures the excitement, complexity, and activist nature of Oiticica’s art, focusing in particular on the decisive period he spent in New York in the 1970s, where he was stimulated by the art, music, poetry, and theater scenes. While Oiticica engaged at first with many of the city’s artists, he ended up living in self-fashioned isolation before returning to Brazil. He died in Rio de Janeiro, in 1980, at the age of 42.

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Ettore Sottass at Met Breuer
Jul
21
to Oct 8

Ettore Sottass at Met Breuer

A presentation of Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass (1917–2007). Including architectural drawings, interiors, furniture, machines, ceramics, glass, jewelry, textiles and pattern, painting, and photography. The exhibition presents Sottsass's work in dialogue with ancient and contemporaneous objects that inspired him, as well as his influence on designers working today. 

Museum: Met Breuer | 945 Madison Ave. 

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Gigi Scaria "All About This Side"
Aug
10
to Sep 29

Gigi Scaria "All About This Side"

All About This Side invokes this other side of human existence through an intense examination of the nominally protective barriers and constructs we have erected around it. A fence against unaccepted current realities and an unacceptable future is already well under construction. The architects of our generation are more inclined to put their creative energies into making this fictional barrier as permanent as possible as opposed to building a sustainable habitat for modernity’s survivors. However, this side of the ‘mind’ is nearly at the verge of exhaustion, and is unable to continue propping up its clusters of ‘cultural enactment’. There must be another, very different, mind watching every short-sighted, selfish action we commit to prolong our own existence from the other side of the wall; the wall we believe will protect us from our own nature. Or, in the artist’s words, “the future of this present has become the past of any ‘past’ we could ever imagine.”

OPEN  TUES-SAT 10AM-6PM

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Brian Calvin
Sep
7
to Oct 7

Brian Calvin

In his fifth solo show at Anton Kern Gallery, the California-based painter Brian Calvin presents a new body of work featuring tightly-cropped portrait paintings, colored pencil drawings, and anthropomorphic wooden sculptures.

Through repetition of his archetypal female figure, the artist invites us to look past the inviting face we are confronted by, and consider the idiosyncrasies of his formal choices. By reducing the face to its essential features, and isolating eyes, lips, hair, each work offers pieces of a code for the viewer to interpret.

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Aubrey Levinthal
Sep
7
to Oct 14

Aubrey Levinthal

Levinthal’s paintings are about feeling, family, and living in the real world. She confronts familial interaction and varied accompanying emotions simply and directly. She freely and openly without apology allows us to view the intimate and personal exchanges in her own life which, in turn, provokes us to examine and confront them in our own. The everyday fleeting moments delivered in her paintings convey with humor, freshness, and reflection a great deal about this artist, and the life she lives.

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 Lin Tianmiao "Protruding Patterns"
Sep
7
to Oct 21

Lin Tianmiao "Protruding Patterns"

Over the past six years, Lin has collected around 2,000 words and expressions about women in various languages. Pulling from popular novels, newspapers, the internet, and colloquial dialogues, she has gathered phrases such as “divinité,” “Mori girl,” and “leftover women.” Some are predictably derogatory to women, demonstrating the continued ubiquity of sexist attitudes reinforced by language, while others are directly recovered from obsolescence, representing the nuanced mix of confusion, humor, self-deprecation, and empowerment that accompanies the shifting consciousness of women. This lexicon is woven into thickly raised wool forms so that viewers can feel the visceral and literal protruding patterns while touching and walking on the carpets.

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Allen Ruppersberg "The Novel That Writes Itself"
Sep
7
to Oct 21

Allen Ruppersberg "The Novel That Writes Itself"

A pioneer of West Coast conceptualism since the 1960s, Allen Ruppersberg mines the aesthetics and ephemera of popular culture and mass media, reorganizing the substance of collective memory to conjure a uniquely personal narrative. Reanimating various forms of printed matter and the written word, he engages language both as formal element and social artifact.

8th Floor

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Polly Apfelbaum "The Potential of Women"
Sep
7
to Oct 21

Polly Apfelbaum "The Potential of Women"

Apfelbaum draws inspiration from graphic designer Rudolph deHarek’s cover design for The Potential of Woman, which features a flattened, stylized view of a female figure’s head. Her appropriation of this image, chosen as an icon, is consistent with her ongoing interest in applied design and popular culture. Apfelbaum was also fascinated by the book’s provocative and ultimately patronizing message. The book and its related symposium imagined a future in which women might be useful contributors; Apfelbaum instead reflects the desire for a broader appreciation and empowerment of legions of capable women in the present. In the exhibition’s title, Apfelbaum changes the word ‘woman’ to ‘women’ to reinforce an inclusive communal narrative around feminism.

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Stanley Whitney: Drawings
Sep
8
to Oct 21

Stanley Whitney: Drawings

Stanley Whitney has been exploring the formal possibilities of color within ever-shifting grids of multi-hued blocks and all-over fields of gestural marks and passages, since the mid-1970s. His exhibition at Lisson Gallery New York will be the first major presentation of his drawings, highlighting important works from 1989 to the present. Whitney’s works on paper are a critical component of his practice, in which he develops his spatial structure and experiments with the placement of color.

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Leon Polk Smith
Sep
8
to Oct 21

Leon Polk Smith

Smith established his key motif while perusing an athletic catalogue in the late 1940s. Examining the pencil drawings of baseballs and tennis balls in it, Smith began to imagine that from these simple shapes he could create a new kind of space. As he described:

“It was flat and the same time it was curved. It was like a sphere. The planes seemed to move in every direction, as space does. And so I thought, maybe that is because that’s on the tondo. I’ve got to find out if that is true or not. I’ve got to do some on a rectangle to see if the form and the space still moved in every direction. And it did. So it was exciting to do a painting on a rectangle that seemed to have a curved surface. It was the first time, you see, that I had made an important step myself, or contribution in art.”

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Teresita Fernández, Jeffrey Gibson, and Shirazeh Houshiary at Lehmann Maupin
Sep
1
2:30pm 2:30pm

Teresita Fernández, Jeffrey Gibson, and Shirazeh Houshiary at Lehmann Maupin

From a whisper to a scream, a group exhibition featuring work by Teresita Fernández, Jeffrey Gibson, and Shirazeh Houshiary.  The artists all draw from the visual vocabulary of Minimalism in their use of industrial materials, deliberate restriction of form, and engagement of physical space, but do so in order to communicate social, political, and cultural meaning in a way that the 1960s movement always resisted.  

Gallery: Lehmann Maupin LES | 201 Chrystie Street 

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Ferdinand KRIWET "Mediawake" at Luhring Augustine
Jun
29
to Aug 11

Ferdinand KRIWET "Mediawake" at Luhring Augustine

At its core, KRIWET’s work embraces principles of Concrete Poetry, in which visual strategies such as typographical composition and repetition of text are employed to create meaning in a poem. Expanding on these concepts he took a uniquely political and avant-garde approach to art making. Though not formally trained as a writer or artist, he infused his work with a varied body of influences, such as Constructivism, Beat Poetry, Pop Art, as well as the writings of Walter Benjamin.

Gallery: Luhring Augustine | 531 West 24th Street

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Nari Ward at Lehmann Maupin
Jun
2
to Aug 5

Nari Ward at Lehmann Maupin

NY-based Nari Ward will debut a series of new work comprised of mixed media paintings, sculptures, and installations. These works examine the ways value is assigned throughout society. 

Gallery: Lehmann Maupin Chelsea | 536 W 22nd Street 

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Daniel Buren at Bortolami Gallery
May
13
to Jun 24

Daniel Buren at Bortolami Gallery

For this show, Buren will completely transform the gallery space, using both colored filters and with new in situ works. In his over 50-year career, Daniel Buren is best known for his use of contrasting stripes as a visual tool that reveals the specific features and dimensions of a site, often transforming the environment for which it was specifically designed. 

Gallery: Bortolami Gallery | 39 Walker Street

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Rei Kawakubo/Commes des Garçons at The Met
May
4
to Sep 4

Rei Kawakubo/Commes des Garçons at The Met

The Costume Institute's spring 2017 exhibition examines the work of fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, known for her avant-garde designs and ability to challenge conventional notions of beauty, good taste, and fashionability. The thematic show features approximately 140 examples of Kawakubo's womenswear for Comme des Garçons dating from the early 1980s to her most recent collection.

Museum: The Met NY | 1000 Fifth Avenue

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Carmen Herrera: Paintings on Paper
May
3
to Jun 10

Carmen Herrera: Paintings on Paper

The exhibition features eleven new paintings by Carmen Herrera. Drawing lies at the core of Herrera’s practice, wherein she uses arithmetic guidelines and careful calculations on tracing paper to create a meticulous framework. 

Gallery: Lisson Gallery | 138 10th Avenue 

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Raymond Pettibon at David Zwirner
Apr
29
to Jun 24

Raymond Pettibon at David Zwirner

Pettibon's work embraces a wide spectrum of American high and low culture, from the deviations of marginal youth to art history, sports, religion, politics, sexuality, and literature. Taking their point of departure in the Southern California punk-rock scene of the late 1970s and 1980s and the do-it-yourself aesthetic of album covers, comics, concert flyers, and fanzines that characterized the movement, his drawings have come to occupy their own genre of potent and dynamic artistic commentary.

Gallery: David Zwirner | 519 W. 19th Street 

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We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 at Brooklyn Museum
Apr
21
to Sep 17

We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 at Brooklyn Museum

Focusing on the work of black women artists, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism. It is the first exhibition to highlight the voices and experiences of women of color—distinct from the primarily white, middle-class mainstream feminist movement—in order to reorient conversations around race, feminism, political action, art production, and art history in this significant historical period.

Museum: Brooklyn Museum | 200 Eastern Parkway

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Judd Foundation at 101 Spring Street
Mar
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

Judd Foundation at 101 Spring Street

Guided visits to 101 Spring Street offer visitors direct engagement with Donald Judd’s art and vision. Judd’s formerly private living and working space provides firsthand experience of Judd’s concept of permanent installation in downtown New York.

Book your visit here: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/34321

101 Spring Street 

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We Need To Talk at Petzel Gallery
Jan
7
to Feb 11

We Need To Talk at Petzel Gallery

We Need to Talk...Artists and public respond to present conditions in America at 456 W. 18th Street. Petzel Gallery has dedicated the month of January to address the myriad issues presented by the election results of November 8th. Visitors are invited to write down their reactions, thoughts, anxieties, hopes for the future. 

Gallery: Petzel Gallery | 456 W. 18th Street 

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