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With the overlap of Armory Week and the Whitney Biennial, this week marks a major one for the art world, both locally and internationally. While there'll be celebrations of contemporary collections and museum-worthy masterpieces galore, don't be afraid to step outside the box of creative connoisseurism this weekend for indie art fests, risqué photography shows, and the biennial of a very different type of Whitney (i.e. Houston).
Miami has Basel, Venice has a Biennale, and New York City has Armory Week. After months of eager preparation and speculation, the art world can finally welcome the start of the annual culture-fest's 2014 edition. From the 16-year-old Armory Show at the West Side piers, to the dozens of satellite events that have spawned from the internationally-renowned showcase, get the inside info on where to go, what to see, and (most importantly) how to party during this year's Armory Week.
In some (rare) instances, great art has the ability to transport its viewer to another world entirely. Lucky for us, the works in this week's round up can likely cross the universe and beyond. From Soviet-inspired spaceships at the New Museum to a Mars-like powder planet at David Zwirner Gallery, explore the entire spectrum of NYC's must-see shows.
Fashion Week, in its own right, is certainly an art fair of sorts (especially considering some of the impossible outfits we've seen get sent down the runway). However, there's nothing like some good, ol' traditional art—even if calling the pieces featured in this week's round up "traditional" would be quite a stretch. From the overthrow of patriarchal standards of masculinity to the colorful connotations of prisms and mirrors, catch up on the gender-bending, psychology-pushing art shows you need to know about now.
You may find some unexpected minds behind the art in this week's round up. From children to supermodels, and the body painter who made a music video go viral, here are the shows and live installations you just can't miss this month.
So far the year in art is off to an exciting start, with the opening of collaborative downtown galleries, emergence of new artists, and the return of photography legends. David LaChapelle makes the oil industry look glamorous in his latest presentation, LAND SCAPE, while Robert Farber makes fashion gritty in his career retrospective. From hyperreal high-art to spirited graffiti, here's what you need to check out this week in NYC.
While most of us enjoyed some time off at the start of the new year, New York's art world hit 2014 running. Delve into the latest wave of new shows and retrospectives being presented this month, from dual-city street art to throwback photography. Is one of your resolutions to start collecting art? Attend an expert discussion on the craft with industry insider Sue Stoffel and art salon Gertrude. Click through to learn more!
2013 has undoubtedly been the year that art and pop culture have completed their synthesis within the general psyche, merging music with mirrored balls by Koons and performance art by Marina Abramovic (we're looking at you Lady Gaga and Jay-Z) and elevating its accessibility to the masses with the help of social media. #ArtSelfie became our favorite new tag on Instagram and "like"-lovers (and possibly art-lovers) waited hours for the chance to snap themselves in one of Yayoi Kusama's fantastical infinity rooms at David Zwirner. You may also remember that the New York art scene was shaken up this year by the likes of one very mysterious British street artist, not to mention the dozens of other major moments in art. Here, we look back at 2013's most excellent exhibitions and creative happenings.
Sure, most of New York's creative crowd has headed down to Miami this week for the art menagerie that is Basel, but don't underestimate the city's ability to go on without them. For those of us still gallivanting around the galleries up north, there is still plenty to do and see. Lose yourself in the nuances and nostalgia of Scott Cohen's photos and films, experience the combo of pop art and African traditionalism, or catch a conversation from some of South America's leading exhibitionists. Who needs palm trees, anyway?
Art is an entity that can't be contained by form, an idea that rings especially true in this week's round up. From Katy Stone's cut aluminum shapes to an interior design heaven stemmed from a notorious English queen, there's beauty to be found in practically everything. So take this long weekend to explore East Hampton architecture, urban graffiti, or your local gallery, and don't forget to give thanks for NYC's ever-bursting creative scene. More»
Though the New York art scene seems to be taking a few looks back this week, retrospectives are surprisingly modern, while new presentations push the limit of tradition even further. From Boris Mikhailov's consistently fresh, insider views of post-Soviet Eastern Europe over the last Four Decades and Martin Creed's ever present magic in the mundane to Madonna as you've never seen her before, here are the gallery shows you need to check out. More»
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Sean MacPherson took some time out to chat with us about his new restaurant, so click through to find out why we\'re calling Margaux your new go-to in NYC.