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  • Ends Today, October 22nd 2016

  • For nearly three decades, Zoe Leonard’s preoccupations with history, rot, light, and time—via photographs, sculptures, and installations—have unveiled much about the way we choose, and choose not, to see. The artist’s exhibition at Hauser & Wirth’s uptown space—her first with the gallery, titled “In the Wake”––is a personal and philosophical investigation of identity, war, and sovereignty through a family archive of pictures that go back to the period just after World War II, when her mother’s family fled Soviet-occupied Poland and, for more than ten years, remained unmoored and stateless until coming to the US.

    Zoe Leonard

    Sep 13 - Oct 22, 2016

    Hauser & Wirth | Uptown

    32 East 69th Street  / +12127944970 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Lynda Benglis, bell-bottomed, spilling latex loads in acidy pinks, oranges, and blues on the pages of Life magazine in 1970; Benglis again, with California tan lines and cat-eyed shades, dildoed and dangerous in the November 1974 issue of Artforum—this is an artist whose intelligence is armed and whose glamour is glitteringly eternal. For her sixth solo exhibition at Cheim & Read, the artist gives us sculptures of handmade paper that call to mind the landscape of Santa Fe; “serene and windblown” things, the critic Nancy Princenthal calls them, in an essay for a catalogue that accompanies this show.

    Lynda Benglis New Work

    Sep 8 - Oct 22, 2016

    Cheim & Read

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

  • Historian, philosopher, curator, and activist Douglas Crimp spelled out what all those mediations, recalibrations, and imitations of life—via television, magazines, newspapers, and the silver screen—did to our sense of “the real” in the aftermath of Pop through the (in)famous “Pictures” exhibition he organized at Artists Space in 1977. Crimp’s “Before Pictures New York City 1967–1977,” at Galerie Buchholz in New York, featuring works from Zoe Leonard, Antonio Lopez, the Cockettes, Joseph Cornell, Jack Tworkov, and so many more, coincides with the publication of his new book, Before Pictures, a memoir about art and gay life in New York City during the late 1960s through the ’70s. Screenings, readings, talks, and a book launch are scheduled throughout the month of September to celebrate Crimp, our heavyweight thinker and peerless heart. 

    Douglas Crimp Before Pictures New York City 1967-1977

    Sep 8 - Oct 22, 2016

    Galerie Buchholz | New York

    17 East 82nd Street  / +16469644276 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Peter Cain’s hypnotic portraits of cars are gelded, cyclopean things, often depicted as one wheel mechanically embraced by fenders and lights—both tail and head—against tightly cropped backdrops of airbrushed-looking, advertorial nothingness. Cain, who died unexpectedly of a cerebral hemorrhage at age thirty-seven nearly twenty years ago, left behind a strange and beautiful body of work that still seduces and disorients. Cain’s exhibition at Matthew Marks’s 522 West Twenty-Second Street space will feature a variety of his automobile works, such as the zooming blue EP 110, 1993, and the oddly Lucasfilm-like Glider, 1995. The show also celebrates the publication of the artist’s monograph—his first—with essays from Richard Meyer, Collier Schorr, and Beau Rutland.

    Peter Cain Peter Cain

    Sep 8 - Oct 22, 2016

    Matthew Marks Gallery | 522 West 22nd Street

    522 West 22nd Street  / +12122430200 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Peter Cain’s hypnotic portraits of cars are gelded, cyclopean things, often depicted as one wheel mechanically embraced by fenders and lights—both tail and head—against tightly cropped backdrops of airbrushed-looking, advertorial nothingness. Cain, who died unexpectedly of a cerebral hemorrhage at age thirty-seven nearly twenty years ago, left behind a strange and beautiful body of work that still seduces and disorients. His exhibition at Matthew Marks’s 526 West Twenty-Second Street space will showcase many of the artist’s preparatory works—drawings, collages, photographs—and various sorts of personal ephemera, like a jewel-size notebook with the phrase “Los Angeles Loves Love.” The exhibition also celebrates the publication of the artist’s monograph—his first—with essays from Richard Meyer, Collier Schorr, and Beau Rutland.

    Peter Cain Peter Cain

    Sep 8 - Oct 22, 2016

    Matthew Marks Gallery | 526 West 22nd Street

    526 West 22nd Street  / +12122430200 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Fred Sandback was that rare artist—magician, really—whose sublime vision, paired with the simplest of means, could turn vast expanses of nothingness into spaces of extraordinary depth, color, and complexity. For this presentation of the artist’s works at David Zwirner’s 537 West Twentieth Street location, Sandback’s 1987 midcareer solo exhibition for the Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster will be re-created, featuring works such as the crimson-yarned Untitled (Right-Angled Construction), 1987, and the seldom seen Untitled, 1967, made from purple cord. A catalogue will be published for the occasion, featuring a reprint of an essay by Marianne Stockebrand for the Westfälischer show, with new texts from art historians Lisa Le Feuvre and Yve-Alain Bois.

    Fred Sandback Vertical Constructions

    Sep 15 - Oct 22, 2016

    David Zwirner | 537 West 20th Street

    537 W 20th Street  / +12125178677 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Muscular, crepuscular, testicular—Matthew Barney’s empire of the interior, featuring, among other things, lugubrious satyrs, greasy sex, Norman Mailer, and Ursula Andress, has left its indelible mark on the popular imagination for generations to come. Barney’s exhibition at Gladstone Gallery’s Twenty-Fourth Street space, “Facility of DECLINE,” will feature early works from the artist’s inaugural show with the gallery back in 1991 and will coincide with the release of Matthew Barney: OTTO Trilogy, a major publication from Yale University Press that investigates three of the artist’s early projects: Facility of INCLINE and Facility of DECLINE, both 1991, and OTTOshaft, 1995.

    Matthew Barney Facility of DECLINE

    Sep 8 - Oct 22, 2016

    Gladstone Gallery | West 24th St

    515 West 24th Street  / +12122069300 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Thomas Schütte’s sculptures—anorexic Michelin men, misshapen odalisques, and eerily sleek architectural structures, among other things—are unmistakably German in their careful execution, surrealism, and poisonous humor. Here, the artist upends sculpture’s classical roots with a group of twisted, colorful etchings and a number of anxiety-inducing three-dimensional nudes done in steel and bronze.

    Thomas Schütte Frauen

    Sep 15 - Oct 22, 2016

    Skarstedt Gallery | West 21st street

    550 West 21st street  / +12129945200 /
    Tue - Fri 9:30am to 6pm, Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Opens Tomorrow, October 23rd 2016

  • Pleasure and death, sex and terror—Mark Leckey’s subversive forays into the collective hangover that is modern-day, world-suffocating Pop have been making audiences gasp and laugh for nearly twenty years. The British artist’s survey at MoMA PS1—his first major retrospective in the United States, co-curated by the museum’s Peter Eleey, Jocelyn Miller, and Oliver Shultz, along with MoMA’s Stuart Comer—will make me and you and everyone we know more and more hardcore.

    Mark Leckey: Containers and Their Drivers

    Oct 23, 2016 - Mar 5, 2017

    MoMA PS1

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

  • Ends Tomorrow, October 23rd 2016

  • Organized by Olivier Renaud-Clément, this two-person exhibition of Sol LeWitt’s and Liz Deschenes’s works at Miguel Abreu’s Orchard Street space on the Lower East Side—which expands to Paula Cooper’s 521 West Twenty-First Street location—unveils the subtle wit and mysteries of process embedded in these artists’ rigorously conceived works. At Miguel Abreu, Deschenes’s 2016 “Stereograph” pieces, along with a suite of nine triangular photograms, will unfold into LeWitt’s “On the Walls of the Lower East Side,” 1979, and images from the artist’s “Black Over Map of Manhattan” series from 1992.

    Liz Deschenes / Sol LeWitt

    Sep 11 - Oct 23, 2016

    Miguel Abreu Gallery | Orchard Street

    36 Orchard Street  / +12129951774 /
    Wed - Sun 10:30am to 6:30pm

  • Opens October 25th 2016

  • Kerry James Marshall’s paintings of men, women, and children—obsidian-skinned, or perhaps even carved from the furthest reaches of the night sky—are emblems of hope, pain, and love. Marshall is a history painter in the grandest sense, documenting the interior and exterior workings and sensations of the Black Experience in America. “Mastry,” a retrospective covering thirty-five years of the artist’s rich oeuvre, co-curated by Dieter Roelstraete, LA MoCA’s Helen Molesworth, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Ian Alteveer, comes to the Met Breuer for our careful consideration and astonishment.

    Kerry James Marshall Mastry

    Oct 25, 2016 - Jan 29, 2017

    The Met Breuer

    945 Madison Avenue  / +12125357710 /

  • Ends October 28th 2016

  • At the end of the rainbow sits Alan Shields, whose gently psychedelic, upbeat objets feel pulled from a parallel universe dipped in candy-colored meringues. Van Doren Waxter presents paintings from the artist, made during the 1970s, that take on sacred forms, such as mandalas, pyramids, and spirals, on surfaces like linen, handmade paper, and patterned paper towels.

    Alan Shields Space Sisters: Work from the 1970's

    Sep 14 - Oct 28, 2016

    Van Doren Waxter

    23 East 73rd Street, Second Floor  / +12124450444 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends October 29th 2016

  • Alma Allen’s elegantly wrought sculptures—made from varieties of wood, metal, and stone—feel as though they were tenderly shaped by time and the elements. The Joshua Tree–based artist, whose sense of materiality seems inextricably linked to the earth beneath us, will be presenting an outdoor sculpture that owes a small debt to Brancusi, as do the pieces within the gallery.

    Alma Allen

    Sep 14 - Oct 29, 2016

    Blum & Poe | New York

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

  • Hans-Peter Feldman’s taxonomies—catalogues of stiletto heels, bread slices, or one hundred thousand US one-dollar bills (his 2010 Hugo Boss Prize honorarium, pinned to the walls of the Guggenheim in 2011)—upend the more self-serious aspects of Conceptualist thinking and facture. For the artist’s seventh solo exhibition with 303 Gallery, Feldmann comically reconfigures found paintings, tweaking the medium’s history and precious-precious objectness.

    Hans-Peter Feldmann

    Sep 15 - Oct 29, 2016

    303 Gallery

    555 W 21st Street  / +12122551121 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Painter, performer, writer, and activist Rosemarie Castoro, who died in 2015, left behind a searching and sophisticated body of work that deserved far more recognition while she was alive. Death, unfairly, can rectify these oversights, as the resurgence of interest in her art over the last year has shown. Castoro’s exhibition, “Iterference/Infinity,” at 1602 Broadway’s new Harlem space, will feature, among other items, the artist’s mural-size painting Blue Red Gold Pink Green Yellow Y Bar, 1965, and her “Inventory” pieces, 1968–69, a series of paintings and drawings that, according to Castoro, “emerged from the split vision experienced in taking inventory of my surroundings.”

    Rosemarie Castoro Solo show

    Sep 16 - Oct 29, 2016

    BROADWAY 1602 | Harlem

    211 & 213 E. 121st Street  / (212) 882-1705 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Nihilistic neons, crying clowns, pervy fingers, and pissing fish—Bruce Nauman’s one-in-a-million mind has forever altered the way we perceive bodies, objects, words, and images in art. His new exhibition at Sperone Westwater, “Contrapposto Studies, I Through VII”—a video installation featuring Nauman walking in contrapposto—takes off from the artist’s seminal Walk with Contrapposto video from 1968 and coincides with his exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, “Contrapposto Studies, I Through VII,” which opens September 18 and runs through January 8, 2017.

    Bruce Nauman Contrapposto Studies, i through vii, 2015/2016

    Sep 10 - Oct 29, 2016

    Sperone Westwater

    257 Bowery  / +12129997337 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Julie Mehretu’s colossal abstract paintings are deceptively beautiful. Her sweeping geometric patterns and mark-making secretly chart the vicissitudes of human “progress,” from the histories of urban housing projects and the African slave trade to the bloody and relentless architecture of war. For “Hoodnyx, Voodoo and Stelae,” her second solo exhibition with Marian Goodman Gallery, the artist delves further back in time, fusing the symbols of ancient Egypt and classical mythology with, among other things, contemporary graffiti and poetry.

    Julie Mehretu

    Sep 22 - Oct 29, 2016

    Marian Goodman Gallery | New York

    24 West 57th Street  / +12129777160 /
    Mon - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Sally Mann’s early photographs—unremittingly tender portraits of her family—are not for the weak of heart. Her loving eye was also startlingly ruthless, as it unveiled the complicatedness of parental bonds and the disquieting sexuality of children. For her exhibition here, “Remembered Light,” Mann pays tribute to the late painter Cy Twombly, fellow Virginian and friend, with a suite of enigmatic, black-and-white pictures of the artist’s studio, taken between 1999 and 2012.

    Sally Mann Remembered Light: Cy Twombly in Lexington

    Sep 22 - Oct 29, 2016

    Gagosian Gallery | 976 Madison Avenue

    976 Madison Avenue  / +12127442313 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends October 30th 2016

  • New York is alight in this peerless imagination’s work—NYU’s 80WSE, Maccarone, Electronic Arts Intermix, MoMA, Foxy Production, and Skowhegan’s West Twenty-Second Street space have come together to celebrate this fearless feminist and happy pornographer with various exhibitions, screenings, talks, and performances. Participant Inc. is staging “Lovely Girls Emotions,” an exhibition covering twelve years of Cantor’s early paintings and drawings, from 1982 through 1994, electrifying even the dreariest of sensibilities and libidos.

    Ellen Cantor Lovely Girls Emotions

    Sep 18 - Oct 30, 2016


    253 East Houston Street, Ground Floor  / +12122544334 /
    Wed - Sun 12pm to 7pm

  • Ends October 31st 2016

  • Cornelia Parker’s sorta/sorta not “dollhouse,” a re-creation, at two-thirds scale, of Norman Bates's house in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960), is too weird for real children, but perfect for toy children—especially the dead-eyed, Victorian kids made by haute doll manufacturer Jumeau, which were favored by New York’s neurasthenic copper heiress Huguette Clark, who died, in 2011, surrounded by them. Clark’s haunted life, and so much more, comes racing to mind while witnessing Parker’s Transitional Object (PsychoBarn), 2016, on the Met’s Fifth Avenue rooftop. It also underlines, quite explicitly, that Parker is a horror auteur sans précédent.

    Cornelia Parker Transitional Object (Psycho Barn)

    Apr 19 - Oct 31, 2016

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    1000 Fifth Avenue  / +12125357710 /
    Sun - Thu 10am to 5:30pm, Fri - Sat 10am to 9pm

  • Ends November 26th 2016

  • The marvelous Antonio Lopez, with his creative partner/boyfriend Juan Ramos, knocked the pasty-white starch out of American fashion illustration, then injected it with a glittering cocktail of Puerto Rican dandyism, Warholian sex, disco sultriness, and—duh—top-tier Roman candle–style queerness. From Paris to New York and back again, arm in arm with the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Tina Chow, Grace Jones, and Gianni Versace, they created a soiree that, still, few of us are cool enough to enter.

    Antonio Lopez Future Funk Fashion

    Jun 14 - Nov 26, 2016

    El Museo del Barrio

    1230 Fifth Avenue  / +12128317272 /
    Wed - Sat 11am to 6pm, Sun 12pm to 5pm

  • Ends November 27th 2016

  • The burden of viewing life the way Diane Arbus saw it seems unbearable. Getting that close to humanity—well beyond “warts-and-all”—is monstrous. “diane arbus: in the beginning” presents more than one hundred of this profound artist’s photographs—more than two-thirds of which have never been seen before—from 1956–62, a period when she was working away from her husband, actor, and commercial photographer, Allan Arbus, and clarifying her own sublime, phantasmal vision.

    Diane Arbus In The Beginning

    Jul 12 - Nov 27, 2016

    The Met Breuer

    945 Madison Avenue  / +12125357710 /

  • Ends December 3rd 2016

  • Ecstatic, bloody, and viscerally sensuous, Carolee Schneemann’s iconic 1964 Meat Joy performance kicked the shit out of Abstract Expressionism’s machismo, pushing the movement’s ideas surrounding painterly facture into territory unapologetically feminist. For the artist’s solo exhibition, “Further Evidence – Exhibit B” at Galerie Lelong—which expands into P.P.O.W. with “Further Evidence – Exhibit A”—Schneemann will present a number of works from her vast oeuvre, such as the films Snows, 1967; Souvenir of Lebanon, 1983; Viet-Flakes, 1965; and a two-channel video installation titled Devour, 2003.

    Carolee Schneemann Further Evidence - Exhibit B

    Oct 21 - Dec 3, 2016

    Galerie Lelong | New York

    528 West 26th Street  / +12123150470 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Paper is a democratic substrate upon which politics, satire, love, and empowerment can grow and be distributed to all and sundry. “Black Pulp!,” a dizzying exhibition organized by the artists Mark Thomas Gibson and William Villalongo, illuminates more than a century of representations and permutations of Black identity—from 1912 to 2016—via comics, magazines, newspapers, drawings, etchings, and more, from artists and thinkers such as William Pope.L, Countee Cullen, Laura Wheeler Waring, Nayland Blake, Alexandria Smith, Laylah Ali, Zora Neal Hurston, Jacob Lawrence, and Firelei Báez.

    Black Pulp!

    Oct 6 - Dec 3, 2016

    International Print Center New York

    508 West 26th Street, 5th Floor  / +12129895090 /
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Ecstatic, bloody, and viscerally sensuous, Carolee Schneemann’s iconic 1964 Meat Joy performance kicked the shit out of Abstract Expressionism’s machismo, pushing the movement’s ideas surrounding painterly facture into territory unapologetically feminist. For the artist’s solo exhibition, “Further Evidence – Exhibit A” at P.P.O.W.—which expands into Galerie Lelong with “Further Evidence – Exhibit B”—Schneemann will present, among other works, her rarely seen multimedia installation Known/Unknown: Plague Column, 1995–96, a phantasmagoric interrogation of disease, witchcraft, and “malignant femininity.”

    Carolee Schneemann Further Evidence - Exhibit A

    Oct 21 - Dec 3, 2016


    535 West 22nd Street, Third Floor  / +12126471044 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends December 10th 2016

  • Charlotte Moorman’s sharp, stylish, and generous approach to music and performance cracked open all manner of new frontier within the vanguard of mid-twentieth-century New York. Despite her inimitable doing and thinking, however, she died a pauper in 1991 after a long and arduous bout with cancer. “A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s,” a long overdue retrospective of this Julliard-trained radical’s vision, with documents, objects, and so much more—which opened at the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University and draws on materials from the school’s Charlotte Moorman Archive—will only aid in cementing this major artist’s contributions to history.

    Charlotte Moorman A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1

    Sep 7 - Dec 10, 2016

    Grey Art Gallery

    100 Washington Square East, New York University  / +12129986780 /
    Tue - Fri 11am to 6pm, Wed 11am to 8pm, Sat 11am to 5pm

  • Ends December 17th 2016

  • Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset’s passive-aggressive, hyper-immersive, and hysterically funny installations (Prada Marfa, 2005), sculptures (Van Gogh’s Ear, 2016), and performances (Happy Days in the Art World, 2011), which poke fun at luxury, death, sex, and contemporary existence, vividly (and lividly) invade the Flag Art Foundation’s ninth- and tenth-floor spaces with “Changing Subjects,” an intimate survey that unveils two decade’s worth of the duo’s sneaky, seductive making.

    Elmgreen & Dragset Changing Subjects

    Oct 1 - Dec 17, 2016

    The Flag Art Foundation

    545 West 25th Street, 9th Floor  / +12122060220 /
    Wed - Sat 11am to 5pm

  • Walk through the world and you traverse the universe—such is Richard Long’s generous logic that, for nearly forty years, has manifested in performances, sculptures, drawings, paintings, photographs, and various texts. Experience this British Conceptualist’s gigantic terra-cotta works on the first floor of the Judd Foundation—Long’s first-ever presentation here, curated by Flavin Judd—to get a brief glimpse into eternity.

    Richard Long Richard Long

    Oct 1 - Dec 17, 2016

    Judd Foundation | 101 Spring Street

    101 Spring Street  / +12122192747 /
    By appointment only

  • Ends December 18th 2016

  • Pop, Perugino, Picasso, porn—Cecily Brown’s exquisite and orgiastic paintings mine the medium’s sticky-sultry history with a gimlet eye. Her exhibition here, the artist’s first solo museum show in New York City, as well as the first entirely dedicated to her drawings, will feature more than eighty works—large, small, and in sketchbooks—from this sharp and sophisticated draftswoman.

    Cecily Brown Rehearsal

    Oct 7 - Dec 18, 2016

    The Drawing Center

    35 Wooster Street  / +12122192166 /
    Wed - Sun 12pm to 6pm, Thu 12pm to 8pm

  • Ends December 22nd 2016

  • Ree Morton’s peculiar sculptures—uncomfortable, funny, and feminist objects that tweak “women’s work” and appear as if they’d been pulled from some enormous, numinous digestive tract—are still, almost forty years after her untimely death, difficult to suss out and place . . . hence their extraordinary allure. “Something in the Wind” brings together a number of the artist’s little-seen works in Alexander and Bonin’s newly refurbished TriBeCa space.

    Ree Morton Something in the Wind

    Oct 15 - Dec 22, 2016

    Alexander and Bonin

    47 Walker Street  / +12123677474 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends December 23rd 2016

  • Salvatore Scarpitta’s sleds and cars toyed with Futurism’s lust for industry, speed, and annihilation, but the artist’s poetic sensibilities have lent his objects a striking warmth and humanity the notorious Italian movement utterly eschewed. “Salvatore Scarpitta 1956–1964” brings together a number of the artist’s early assemblages and other works that smartly and sensuously dismantle the boundaries between painting and sculpture.

    Salvatore Scarpitta Salvatore Scarpitta 1956 - 1964

    Oct 13 - Dec 23, 2016

    Luxembourg & Dayan | New York

    64 East 77th Street  / +12124524646 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 5pm

  • Ends January 2nd 2017

  • Carmen Herrera’s geometric abstractions—jewels of modernist facture that feel like love letters to iconic color maestros Johannes Itten and Josef Albers—will be on display at the Whitney for the artist’s first New York solo museum exhibition in nearly twenty years. More than fifty of Herrera’s paintings, drawings, and sculptures—from 1948 to 1978—will be on display, such as formative postwar works and pieces from her seminal “Blanco y Verde” (White and Green) series from 1959–71. Herrera, at 101, is still raising the bar. Can you keep up?

    Carmen Herrera

    Sep 16, 2016 - Jan 2, 2017

    Whitney Museum of American Art

    99 Gansevoort Street  / +12125703600 /
    Sun - Mon 10:30am to 6pm, Wed - Thu 10:30am to 6pm, Fri - Sat 10:30am to 10pm

  • Cosima von Bonin—whose patterned, plush, and eerily Prada-esque works seem to use kitsch as a camouflage for cosmic sensations and exceptionally dark pensées—is having her first solo museum exhibition in New York City at SculptureCenter. Titled “Who’s Exploiting Who in the Deep Sea?,” this body of work—cocurated by the center’s Ruba Katrib and Sarah McCrory, director of the Glasgow International—will focus on underwater life in all its majestic, horrifying glory.

    Cosima von Bonin Who's Exploiting Who in the Deep Sea?

    Sep 18, 2016 - Jan 2, 2017


    44-19 Purves Street  / +17183611750 /
    Thu - Mon 11am to 6pm

  • Ends January 8th 2017

  • Theatrical, fantastical, comic, and hydroponic, disco-lit brain trust and living Gesamtkunstwerk My Barbarian—made up of the inimitable Jade Gordon, Alexandro Segade, and Malik Gaines—invades the New Museum with “The Audience Is Always Right,” a series of workshops, public programs, and other events that come together as the ne plus ultra of the group’s “Post-Living Ante-Action Theater” project (aka, PoLAAT), an all-inclusive, performative, and politically engaged endeavor that began eight years ago during My Barbarian’s residency at the museum.

    My Barbarian The Audience is Always Right

    Sep 28, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

    New Museum

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

  • Ends January 11th 2017

  • Light, as realized by Agnes Martin’s dexterous mind and numinous hands, was physical, sentient, voluptuous, and occasionally––when one least expected it—even threatening. This survey of Martin’s works, her first retrospective since her death in 2004, will feature more than 110 of the artist’s paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures, and one film. Organized by London’s Tate Modern in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum in New York, this exhibition will irradiate our fair city from October 7, 2016, until January 11, 2017.

    Agnes Martin

    Oct 7, 2016 - Jan 11, 2017

    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | New York

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

  • Ends January 15th 2017

  • Blood of a poet, heart of a dreamer—British thinker and maker Simon Starling’s project for the Japan Society, a centennial restaging of W. B. Yeats’s At the Hawk’s Well, a 1916 play inspired by Japanese Noh theater, will feature an assortment of new pieces from the artist—costumes, masks, and a video of dance—to take us deep into history and well outside of it.

    Simon Starling At Twilight

    Oct 14, 2016 - Jan 15, 2017

    Japan Society

    333 East 47th Street  / +12128321155 /
    Tue - Thu 11am to 6pm, Fri 11am to 9pm, Sat - Sun 11am to 5pm

  • Ends January 22nd 2017

  • Kai Altoff’s paintings, drawings, sculptures, and installations, queer amalgamations of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972), Christa Päffgen, and East German children’s television are the products of a steadfastly Teutonic imagination: fatalistic, nostalgic, and terrified of love. Althoff’s MoMA exhibition, “And Then Leave Me to the Common Swifts (Und dann überlasst mich den Mauerseglern),” curated by the museum’s Laura Hoptman and Margaret Ewing, will give us a peek into this artist’s multifaceted oeuvre and longing, labyrinthine heart.

    Kai Althoff and then leave me to the common swifts

    Sep 18, 2016 - Jan 22, 2017

    MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art

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

  • Ends February 19th 2017

  • Mierle Laderman Ukeles, quite literally, dove into the shit for her art. As a self-proclaimed “maintenance artist,” Ukeles immersed herself in the politics surrounding “care” by becoming, in 1978, the New York Department of Sanitation’s inaugural, and only, artist in residence (her office there, almost forty years later, still exists). Feminist, philosopher, rigorous Conceptualist, Samaritan, Ukeles has her first-ever retrospective at the Queens Museum, covering fifty years of sculptures, photographs, texts, performances, and more, cementing her place in history as one of art’s most preeminent, and generous, thinkers and doers.

    Mierle Laderman Ukeles Maintenance Art

    Sep 18, 2016 - Feb 19, 2017

    Queens Museum

    New York City Building, Flushing Meadows  / +17185929700 /
    Wed - Sun 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends February 20th 2017

  • If Georg Grosz and Otto Dix were Germany’s grisly moralists charting the rise and fall of the Weimar Republic, then Max Beckmann was the country’s unrepentant epicure—look at all those self-portraits of the artist smoking in sleek tuxes and silken robes, the dark heart of so much glitter and doom. “Max Beckmann in New York” highlights his time as one of New York’s chicest denizens, focusing on fourteen paintings he made while living here, from 1949 to 1950—the year he died, on a corner of Sixty-Ninth Street and Central Park West—as well as a number of earlier pieces, culled from sundry New York collections.

    Max Beckmann in New York

    Oct 19, 2016 - Feb 20, 2017

    The Met | Metropolitan Museum of Art

    1000 Fifth Avenue  / +12125357710 /
    Sun - Thu 10am to 5:30pm, Fri - Sat 10am to 9pm

  • Ends February 26th 2017

  • New York has always been a haven for individuals and appetites more
    recherché than anywhere else in the United States, so it’s no surprise that some of our most acclaimed queer imaginations—James Baldwin, Merce Cunningham, Djuna Barnes, and Andy Warhol, to name just a handful—were forged and nurtured by this great metropolis. “Gay Gotham,” organized by the MCNY’s Donald Albrecht, Stephen Vider, and Whitney Donhauser, brings together a vast array of paintings, photographs, letters, and assorted ephemera from the likes of Greer Lankton, Leonard Bernstein, Bill T. Jones, Lincoln Kirstein, Harmony Hammond, and more to celebrate this city’s incandescent yet still too hidden queer history.

    Gay Gotham

    Oct 7, 2016 - Feb 26, 2017

    Museum of the City of New York

    1220 Fifth Avenue  / +12125341672 /
    10am to 6pm daily

  • Ends March 5th 2017

  • There’s a Beverly Buchanan oil pastel drawing, Georgia Shack with Datura Blooms, 2003, that shows the titular structure, an oddly sentient thing, nearly engulfed by an orange sky and monstrous plants—a landscape informed by Edvard Munch, the horrors of the American South, and the artist’s extraordinary personal history. “Beverly Buchanan—Ruins and Rituals,” part of the Brooklyn Museum’s yearlong programming called “Year of Yes,” celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, will shed a necessary spotlight on this extraordinary and overlooked artist.

    Beverly Buchanan Beverly Buchanan: Ruins and Rituals, 1976-2013

    Oct 21, 2016 - Mar 5, 2017

    Brooklyn Museum

    200 Eastern Parkway  / +17186385000 /
    Wed 11am to 6pm, Thu 11am to 10pm, Fri - Sun 11am to 6pm

  • Ends April 2nd 2017

  • Oh but to be a Royal Meissen porcelain, handled with the most tender of care and on lofty display, in Henry Clay Frick’s magnificently appointed mansion. We are invited to inhabit the interior lives of these stately objects in “Porcelain, No Simple Matter: Arlene Shechet and the Arnhold Collection,” which commingles twelve of Shechet’s perverse Meissen-inspired works (pieces the artist made during residencies at the house’s factory in Germany a few years ago) with approximately 140 originals, selected and organized by the artist herself. This is the most appropriate way to enter the summer—in splendor.

    Porcelain, No Simple Matter: Arlene Shechet and the Arnhold Collection

    May 24, 2016 - Apr 2, 2017

    The Frick Collection

    1 East 70th Street  / +12122880700 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm, Sun 11am to 5pm

  • Ends June 24th 2017

  • Giorgio de Chirico was Surrealism’s grand architect, a designer of eerie buildings and empty piazzas culled directly from the collective subconscious. Giulio Paolini, a rigorous Conceptualist who’s more than a little Surrealism-adjacent—and a longtime admirer of de Chirico—often dives into the artist’s haunted cityscapes, creating works that feel like revelations discovered in dreams, which always seem to exist only in traces upon waking. The artists’ exhibition at CIMA is a dialogue in code, metaphysical and gorgeous.

    Giorgio de Chirico and Giulio Paolini The Center for Italian Modern Art presents de Chirico and Paolini

    Oct 14, 2016 - Jun 24, 2017

    CIMA - Center for Italian Modern Art

    421 Broome Street, 4th floor  / +16463703596 /
    By appointment only

  • Ends Tomorrow, October 23rd 2016

  • This comprehensive presentation of Eggleston’s portraits spans fifty years of the artist’s output. In addition to pictures of blues musician Fred McDowell in his casket and actor/director Dennis Hopper driving in the outback, the exhibition includes never-before-seen black-and-white prints from the 1960s that show the artist’s unromanticized view of daily life in America.

    William Eggleston Portraits

    Jul 21 - Oct 23, 2016

    National Portrait Gallery

    St. Martin's Place  / +442073060055 /
    Mon - Wed 10am to 6pm, Thu - Fri 10am to 9pm, Sat - Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Ends October 29th 2016

  • The ironic title of this group show devoted to female artists is borrowed from a 2014 work by American artist Julia Wachtel. Making wide-ranging references to pop culture, world politics, and personal identity, the fourteen women featured are not united thematically or stylistically but rather by a common drive to succeed in a man’s (art) world.

    Champagne Life

    Oct 1 - 29, 2016

    Saatchi Gallery

    Duke of York's HQ, King's Road  / +442078113070 /
    10am to 6pm daily

  • Spanning the 1950s through the 1990s, this exhibition focuses on Kounellis’s very first pieces, the “Alfabeto” series, begun in 1958. These early works, which consist of black stenciled numbers, letters, and mathematical symbols on paper and canvas, show an essential step away from abstract formalism and toward a Conceptualist discourse.

    Jannis Kounellis

    Sep 22 - Oct 29, 2016

    White Cube | Mason's Yard

    25-26 Mason's Yard  / +442079305373 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends November 4th 2016

  • Featuring clouds and vapor trails, Tacita Dean’s hand-drawn color lithographs depict the LA skies the artist marveled at during her residency at the Getty Research Institute in 2014–15, made locally at Los Angeles’s famous print studio, Gemini G.E.L. Also made in LA is Portraits, 2016, a poignant 16-mm film of David Hockney smoking.

    Tacita Dean LA Exuberance

    Sep 16 - Nov 4, 2016

    Frith Street Gallery | Golden Square

    17-18 Golden Square  / +442074941550 /
    Tue - Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 11am to 5pm

  • Ends November 13th 2016

  • The new suite of three works by James Richards uses appropriated digital videos and audio recordings to striking effect. Crumb Mahogany, 2016, a kaleidoscopic six-channel sound installation, features a vast range of audio snippets, vocal to incidental sounds. Radio At Night, 2015, and Rushes Minotaur, 2016, employ this same eclectic audio as a sound track for a collage of newscasts, medical documentaries, French erotica, and material from ICA’s own video archive.

    James Richards Requests and Antisongs

    Sep 21 - Nov 13, 2016

    ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

    The Mall  / +442079303647 /
    Tue - Sun 11am to 11pm

  • Ends November 19th 2016

  • A founding member of Brazil’s Neo-Concrete movement, Lygia Pape is best known for her three-dimensional objects that transform according to the viewer’s point of view. Spanning more than thirty years, the works here include early black-and-white geometric drawings Desenhos (Designs), 1957–1959, and, from later in her career, her iconic Ttéias (Webs), 1977–2000), delicate installations of gold or silver threads that appear woven into the air.

    Lygia Pape

    Sep 22 - Nov 19, 2016

    Hauser & Wirth London | Savile Row

    23 Savile Row  / +442072872300 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends November 20th 2016

  • New York–based painter Maureen Gallace has been compared to Edward Hopper and Giorgio Morandi. Replacing detail with flat areas of color, her small oil paintings of houses and landscapes tenderly capture the atmospheric effects of sun and weather.


    Oct 6 - Nov 20, 2016

    Maureen Paley

    21 Herald Street  / +442077294112 /
    Wed - Sun 11am to 6pm