Everything You Need To Know This Week On New York's Art Scene

by Stephanie Maida · April 18, 2013

The best art usually serves to make its viewer uncomfortable, addressing and portraying controversial subjects elegantly enough to be framed but raw enough to be moving. This week's art round up features such pieces—from Erik Sommer's lifeless living room in And Riding Clouds, to New York's nefarious underground as presented in WAN·DER·LUST, to Nobuyoshi Araki's infamous images of Japanese women in bondage. So keep your mind open as well as your eyes and get ready to leave your comfort zone this week.