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Saturday, August 1

  • Ends Tomorrow, August 2nd 2015

  • For this chillingly epic installation, Parreno transforms the Armory’s Wade Thompson Drill Hall into a perpetually changing exhibition. Every day, the artist creates a new scripted series of events, employing his films, his Marquee sculptures, lights, sound, and other collaborative works. If you’re looking a place to cool down this summer, it’s here.

    Philippe Parreno H{N)Y P N(Y}OSIS

    Jun 11 - Aug 2, 2015

    Park Avenue Armory

    643 Park Avenue  / +12126163930 / armoryonpark.org

  • Ends August 7th 2015

  • Curated by artist Rachel Foullon, this gem of a show presents various takes on the passageway, portal, or doorway by Trisha Donnelly, Andrea Longacre-White, Alex Robbins, Melanie Schiff, Marianne Vitale, and Mary Weatherford. As the inaugural exhibition for the FCA's new “artist's-led” project space, the exhibition sets the bar high—or blows the door wide open, perhaps—for forthcoming programming.

    Six Doors

    May 19 - Aug 7, 2015
  • Ends August 14th 2015

  • “What Nerve!” is a brief, alternate history of American Art since the 1960s, which is to say, a history of artists practicing outside of New York and Los Angeles. Chicago-based collective Hairy Who is presented next to the San Francisco–based Funk Art Movement and Destroy All Monsters, formed in Ann Arbor by Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara, and Jim Shaw. Another highlight is the work of Forcefield, whose members included Mat Brinkman, Jim Drain, Leif Goldberg, and Ara Peterson, all active in Providence from 1996 to 2003.

    What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present

    Jul 7 - Aug 14, 2015

    Matthew Marks Gallery | 502 W. 22nd Street

    502 W. 22nd Street  / +12122430200 / matthewmarks.com
    Mon - Fri 10am to 6pm

  • Ends August 15th 2015

  • Swiss-born artist Françoise Grossen emerged alongside Eva Hesse, Sheila Hicks, and Lenore Tawny during the late 1960s. Her first survey in the US presents works made between 1967 to 1991, including Swan, 1967, a double half-stitch weaving of flaxen sisal that reaches some six feet in the air. First shown at MoMA’s 1969 exhibition “Wall Hangings,” it sets the tone for her output to come—formally transcendent, priestly in its beauty.

    Françoise Grossen

    Jun 4 - Aug 15, 2015

    Blum & Poe | New York

    19 East 66th Street  / +12122492249 / blumandpoe.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends August 23rd 2015

  • Tom of Finland’s most comprehensive survey to date brings together paper dolls from the 1930s, the full set of gouaches from the 1940s, as well as storyboards and hundreds of drawings. This presentation magnifies the dialectical relationship between crucial moments in twentieth-century (gay) history and the oppressive culture out of which Tom of Finland’s work emerged.

    Tom of Finland The Pleasure of Play

    Jun 13 - Aug 23, 2015

    Artists Space Exhibitions

    38 Greene Street, 3rd Floor  / +12122263970 / artistsspace.org
    Wed - Sun 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends August 24th 2015

  • IM Heung-soon was recently awarded the Silver Lion at the Venice Biennale for his incisive, devastating work Factory Complex, 2014–15. His latest film, Reincarnation, 2015, is the centerpiece of this exhibition at MoMA PS1 and follows a group of women who danced for Korean troops during the Vietnam War and immigrated to Tehran in search of prosperity in the 1970s. The film is a continuation of the artist’s ongoing project addressing the suppression of trauma in the aftermath of war.

    IM Heung-soon Reincarnation

    May 3 - Aug 24, 2015

    MoMA PS1

    22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue  / +17187842084 / momaps1.org
    Thu - Mon 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends August 29th 2015

  • Jack Pierson’s latest output includes driftwood assemblages, small watercolor and graphite works on paper, and paintings all produced while in a “self-imposed retreat” on an island off Florida’s gulf coast. Incorporating automatic drawing, the work in “onthisisland” summons a realm both cosmic and interior.

    Jack Pierson onthisisland

    Jun 25 - Aug 29, 2015

    Cheim & Read

    547 West 25th Street  / +12122427727 / cheimread.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends September 7th 2015

  • Simon Denny titled his first major US museum presentation “The Innovator’s Dilemma,” after entrepreneurial theory, and organized the exhibition like an industry tradeshow, complete with platforms to showcase works including the 2012 Digital Life Design conference in Munich (All You Need Is . . . Data?, 2012), the Internet copyright-infringement scandal involving entrepreneur Kim Dotcom (The Personal Effects of Kimdotcom, 2013), and Samsung’s 1993 international announcement of supposedly watershed business-practice shifts (New Management, 2014).

    Simon Denny The Innovator's Dilemma

    Apr 3 - Sep 7, 2015

    MoMA PS1

    22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue  / +17187842084 / momaps1.org
    Thu - Mon 12pm to 6pm

  • Curators Klaus Biesenbach and Christophe Cherix relegated this presentation of Yoko Ono to just eleven years, 1960 to 1971—the time during which the artist acted as a vital force in the international development of Conceptual art, experimental film, and performance. On view are 125 early works, climaxing with her 1971 unofficial debut at MoMA, “Museum of Modern [F]art.”

    Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971

    May 17 - Sep 7, 2015

    MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art

    11 West 53rd Street  / +12127089400 / MoMA.org
    Sat - Thu 10:30am to 5:30pm, Fri 10:30am to 8pm

  • Ends September 20th 2015

  • “Sarah Charlesworth: Doubleworld” tracks a career that acted as a crucial link between 1970s Conceptual art and the Pictures generation. Among the series in her first major survey in New York is “Modern History,” 1977–79, which laid the groundwork for photographic appropriation; the fetching “Objects of Desire,” 1983–88; and her final contribution, “Available Light,” 2012, which is as exacting and resplendent as ever.

    Sarah Charlesworth Doubleworld

    Jun 24 - Sep 20, 2015

    New Museum

    235 Bowery  / +12122191222 / newmuseum.org
    Wed 11am to 6pm, Thu 11am to 9pm, Fri - Sun 11am to 6pm

  • Aaron Flint Jamison’s debut solo show with this gallery continues his merging of the mechanical with the handmade. A seemingly locked entrance and non-attended space greet visitors, but wait a moment and the door will unlock—as well as lock you in once you’re inside. Be sure to check out the gallery’s lower level, where Jamison’s aptitude for transforming a given space via various visual clues and prompts comes full circle.

    Aaron Flint Jamison

    Jul 8 - Sep 20, 2015

    Miguel Abreu Gallery

    36 Orchard Street  / +12129951774 / miguelabreugallery.com
    Wed - Sat 10:30am to 6:30pm

  • Ends October 12th 2015

  • Colombian artist Doris Salcedo often begins her process by gathering testimonies of violent oppression. These accounts take life in sculptures and installations that are primordially domestic, spectral in nature, and conjure legacies of colonialism, racism, and social injustice. Her first major retrospective, organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, occupies all four levels of the museum’s tower galleries.

    Doris Salcedo

    Jun 26 - Oct 12, 2015

    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | New York

    1071 Fifth Avenue  / +12124233500 / guggenheim.org
    Sun - Wed 10am to 5:30pm, Sat 10am to 7:30pm