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There's magic in reimagining, as the exhibitions featured in this week's art round up so wonderfully display. From the negative-space landscapes of Bradley Castellanos, to the acutely textured florals of Zachary Zaitzeff, to the complete REBIND of some of our favorite literary classics, a wave of fresh perspective seems to have arrived in the art world just in time for summer.
For the past week, we've been running around the streets of Chelsea, the Lower East Side, and Randall's Island, consuming every semblance of a brushstroke we could get a glimpse of. New York Art Week is one of the busiest weeks for anyone remotely involved in culture, and this year was no different. Between all the running around, we were able to stop and reflect upon some of the amazing artwork we saw. From some of the most famous living artists in the world to the brightest talents of tomorrow, we rounded up our favorite pieces from New York Art Week. Click through to see our pictures!
Artists and art-lovers gathered over the weekend to celebrate some of the biggest contenders in the art scene during New York Art Week. Frieze Art Fair celebrated its second birthday with a giant Paul McCarthy balloon dog while designer Atelier Ted Noten created a handbag for the modern woman at the Collective Design Fair. To see more pieces on display over the weekend, check out our Instagram round up of the fairs! More»
It's all in the details—or so this week's art round up suggests. Take a gander at Tracey Emin's purposefully less-than-grand bronze bird in SoHo, rediscover The Hamptons through Jon Mulhern's textured landscapes, or stand in wonder and amusement amidst an indoor rain storm at MoMA. Then, don't forget to check out our definitive schedule of this weekend's art fairs, including the Frieze Art Fair and the Collective Design Fair. More»
If the extent of your art education is the DaVinci Code's version of the Mona Lisa and finger painting as abstract art, it's not every day that you get the urge to visit a museum. Let's face it, there's really nothing like visiting a boring museum to ruin your weekend plans. This summer, however, we've found a few 3D exhibits that will turn you into a seasoned appreciator of the arts. We'll take you back to the days of interactive, science museums with these 6 must-see exhibits. More»
The street signs and cinder blocks of city life can all-too-easily cast a grey cloud over a community and its dwellers. This week's art round up, however, is dedicated to discovering the unusual within the urban, and the magical within the mundane. From XAM's pop-up bird houses, to Paul McCarthy's riverside "Balloon Dog," to Orly Genger's colorful rope piece winding its way through Madison Square Park, all of these projects remind us to take a second to look around our city and realize that it is anything but artless.
Art is all about experimentation—with media, material, space, time, and maybe even some hallucinogens. This week's art round up celebrates all of those fearless wanderings into the no man's land of creation, where artists like Joe Roberts channel drug experiences into cartoons and Ragnar Kjartansson attempts to make a pop song palpable. We take a look at the launches of experimental exhibitions including the nighttime mural maze of After Hours 2: Murals on the Bowery without forgetting to honor the ground-breakers such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Blinky Palermo.
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.
In this week's art roundup, democracy is key as conferences and festivals open the floor up for spectators to take their part in art at the New Museum. The uncertainty of politics is explored in Swing State, and the reclaiming of public space by the global masses is celebrated by Sangbin IM in Spectacle. So take a stand and make sure to march on over to one (or all!) of these upcoming exhibits—after all, it's your creative duty!
From highly-conceptualized thought diagrams of the digital age to the lost collection of a photography legend, this week's art round up spans generations. Check out Dennis Hopper's rarest photos of the 1960s at the Gagosian Gallery or view pieces dating back to the 19th century at the AIPAD Photography Show at the Park Avenue Armory. Then zoom ahead to the future where tweet-length texts complement the complex geometric charts of Andrew Kuo in You Say Tomato—you won't look at 140 characters the same again. More»
This week's NYC art scene can take you from the villages in Thailand to the streets of Paris, with all kinds of quirky-cool stops along the way. Indulge a love of foreign cultures with Tally Beck Contemporary's Golden Grain In Context: A Brief History of Thai Contemporary Art, explore feminine identity and sexuality with Debby Hymowitz's Sexual Evolution book launch and opening at Ramis Barquet Gallery, take in new paintings by Joshua Marsh at the Jeff Bailey Gallery, and more. Check out our round up of openings and shows that you need to see now.
Tuesday, May 21
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.