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Saturday, June 25

  • Ends Today, June 25th 2016

  • With a focus on rarities from the 1930s, this stunning exhibition expands upon the haunted intelligence of Giorgio Morandi—a mostly homebound genius who, like Emily Dickinson, could peer into life, death, and eternity with startlingly limited means.

    Giorgio Morandi

    Oct 9, 2015 - Jun 25, 2016

    CIMA - Center for Italian Modern Art

    421 Broome Street, 4th floor  / +16463703596 / www.italianmodernart.org
    By appointment only

  • Mike Kelley called dark humor “negative joy,” an ultimately creative force that suffused everything he did (which makes one wonder if it’s anything at all like our universe’s dark matter, a mysterious yet totally productive energy to which Kelley was likely a direct conduit). The artist’s shaped paintings—made during the early to mid-1990s—are presented together for the first time. Think of them as guides to America’s greasy, filthy heart, full of sex, shit, cartoons, and blood.

    Mike Kelley Shaped Paintings

    Apr 21 - Jun 25, 2016

    Skarstedt Gallery | West 21st street

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

  • Jasper Johns’s fastidious, poetic works are exquisite mysteries that we’ll spend lifetimes trying to decipher. At Matthew Marks’s West Twenty-Second Street space, forty-one of the artist’s monotypes—made between 1978 and 2015—will be on display, many of which have never been exhibited before. In 2017, the gallery will publish a catalogue raisonné of these pieces, written by Jennifer L. Roberts, professor of art history at Harvard, and Susan Dackerman, Getty Scholar at the Getty Research Institute.

    Jasper Johns Monotypes

    May 4 - Jun 25, 2016

    Matthew Marks Gallery | 522 West 22nd Street

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

  • Hanna Liden’s “figures,” like happy-face shopping bags and bottles of Gatorade, contrast strangely with the anonymous bodies in Jimmy DeSana’s exquisite and luridly lit tableaux. These New York–based artists’ photographs encapsulate this city’s odd spectrum of temperatures, from bodega banality to lowdown sexuality, that make living here so weird, so great.

    Still Lives: Jimmy DeSana and Hanna Liden

    May 6 - Jun 25, 2016

    Salon 94 | Bowery

    243 Bowery  / +12129790001 / www.salon94.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Ends Tomorrow, June 26th 2016

  • American life has been particularly ugly these past several years—as if the battles for the rights of black people, immigrants, or the poor had simply never happened. Rodney McMillian understands that collective memory, especially in these hypermediated times, is more tenuous than ever. The castoff things he resuscitates, like sofas, chairs, or carpeting, are, physically, quite heavy. But so are the histories attached. Should art be otherwise?

    Rodney McMillian Views of Main Street

    Mar 24 - Jun 26, 2016

    The Studio Museum in Harlem

    144 West 125th Street  / +12128644500 / studiomuseum.org
    Thu - Fri 12pm to 9pm, Sat 10am to 6pm, Sun 12pm to 6pm

  • This exhibition pulls us into that numinous, dangerous decade for queers, shortly after Sylvia Rivera threw the first brick at Stonewall and right before GRID—now commonly referred to as AIDS—decimated legions. Organized by Leslie–Lohman’s staff, the show brings together a wide range of works from the likes of Paul Cadmus, Cathy Cade, Jimmy DeSana, Tee Corinne, Diana Davies, and Robert Mapplethorpe, among others. Witness a generation’s charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent while, in the words of Harry Hay, “throw[ing] off the ugly green frog skin of hetero-imitation.”

    Paul Cadmus, Joan E. Biren, Jimmy Desana, Marion Pinto, Amos Badertscher The 1970s: The Blossoming of a Queer Enlightenment

    Apr 8 - Jun 26, 2016

    Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

    26 Wooster Street  / +12124312609 / leslielohman.org
    Tue - Sun 12pm to 6pm, Thu 12pm to 8pm

  • Nicole Eisenman’s lesbian heat beats up painting’s lineage of hetero male starchiness. Though she pulls her depictions of bodies from the best—Bosch, Goya, Bruegel, and Munch, among countless others—she imbues them with a weirdness, humor, and pathos that is, unequivocally, hers. This retrospective at the New Museum, titled “Al-ugh-ories,” is the artist’s first major museum survey in New York and is curated by Massimiliano Gioni, the museum’s artistic director, and assistant curator Helga Christoffersen. The catalogue features contributions from Grace Dunham and one of New York’s finest, Eileen Myles.

    Nicole Eisenman Al-ugh-ories

    May 4 - Jun 26, 2016

    New Museum

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

  • Ends June 30th 2016

  • Ed Atkins’s inaugural show with Gavin Brown will take up all three floors of the gallery’s gorgeous new space in Harlem. Prepare yourself for full immersion into this artist’s febrile HD horror shows, which make you feel more than a little guilty for being alive. What are those dismembered hands with the dirty fingernails doing in that airport bin (Safe Conduct, 2016)? And what’s up with the collapsed head of that skinhead-looking thing with the fucked-up tattoos (Ribbons, 2014)? We’ll find out soon enough—we can’t look away.

    Ed Atkins

    May - June, 2016

    Gavin Brown's Enterprise | Harlem

    439 W 127th St  / +12126275258 / gavinbrown.biz

  • Ends July 1st 2016

  • Joanne Greenbaum’s paintings are like abstract, science-fiction tableaux as imagined through sunshiny, sherbety colors. Melt into these psychedelic vistas—amplified by a grouping of the artist’s candy-crushed sculptures, some of which are colored up with Sharpie and crayons—now.

    Joanne Greenbaum New Paintings and Sculptures

    May 20 - Jul 1, 2016

    Rachel Uffner Gallery

    170 Suffolk Street  / +12122740064 / racheluffnergallery.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends July 9th 2016

  • This continuation of Martha Rosler’s touchstone 1989 exhibition, “If You Lived Here . . .,” titled “If You Can’t Afford to Live Here, Mo-o-ove!!!” (words taken from the lips of former New York mayor Ed Koch), expands upon the gentrification, corporatization, and homelessness that shapes the vicissitudes of modern urban life. This three-part show, organized by the Temporary Office of Urban Disturbances and featuring contributions from LaToya Ruby Frazier, Gregory Sholette, Tenants & Neighbors, Andrea Robbins, Kristin Reed, and Community Voices Heard, among so many more, underlines that art is a tool for activism, consciousness-raising, and, most significantly, love.

    Martha Rosler If you can't afford to live here, mo-o-ove!!

    Jun 7 - Jul 9, 2016

    Mitchell-Innes & Nash | Chelsea

    534 West 26th Street  / +12127447400 / miandn.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends July 15th 2016

  • It’s difficult, at first, to locate the relationships between Rosalind Nashashibi’s fluid, colorful abstractions and her gorgeously produced film Electrical Gaza, 2015, (a piece commissioned by London’s Imperial War Museum, where it made its debut), which captures this Palestinian territory just before the Operation Protective Edge attacks of 2014. But beauty’s always been an excellent decoy for profound darkness.

    Rosalind Nashashibi Two Tribes

    Jun 2 - Jul 15, 2016

    Murray Guy

    453 West 17th Street  / +12124637372 / murrayguy.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends July 17th 2016

  • Stepping into this career-spanning exhibition of June Leaf’s thinking—mainly via works on paper, organized by Whitney curator Carter E. Foster and artist Alice Attie—is like entering a time machine. Leaf’s polymorphous imagination goes through sundry period styles while always maintaining her incomparable sense of wit and perversity: Life’s pretty dull if there’s no effort in trying to make it history.

    June Leaf Thought Is Infinite

    Apr 27 - Jul 17, 2016

    Whitney Museum of American Art

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

  • Ends July 22nd 2016

  • American Pop art always had an edge of frantic paranoia lurking beneath its shiny, deadpan exterior. But Germany’s version of Pop, Capitalist Realism, didn’t do much to hide its postwar regret or Stasi-tinged ambivalence. Anyone who saw the revelatory Sigmar Polke survey at MoMA in 2014 knows that this polymath artist could do contemporary comedy pushed through existential tragedy like few others. This exhibition at David Zwirner’s 537 West Twentieth Street location, the first with the gallery since announcing its representation of the artist’s estate and curated by Vicente Todolí, the former director of Tate Modern, will cover almost thirty years (1969–1996) of this artist’s sharp, hallucinatory works.

    Sigmar Polke Eine Winterreise

    May 7 - Jul 22, 2016

    David Zwirner | 537 West 20th Street

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

  • Ends July 29th 2016

  • The abstractions in “Philip Guston: Painter, 1957–1967” provide a glimpse into the chthonic pool of reds, grays, pinks, and murderous blacks that eventually gave rise to the artist’s famous Klansmen, cyclopes, fleshy shoes, and tumorous lightbulbs. This historic exhibition—organized by writer, curator, vice president, and partner of Hauser & Wirth, Paul Schimmel—covers a pivotal decade of work within Guston’s career that, more than half a century later, still unsettles and seduces.

    Philip Guston Painter, 1957 – 1967

    Apr 26 - Jul 29, 2016

    Hauser & Wirth | Chelsea

    511 West 18th Street  / +12127903900 / hauserwirth.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Musician, filmmaker, painter, and all-around queer wunderkind Sadie Benning gives us “Green God” (an examination of the phrase “God created man in His own image,” from Genesis 1:27), one half of a two-pronged exhibition taking place at Callicoon Fine Arts and at Mary Boone’s Fifth Avenue space. For this section of the show, Benning inhabits the Goddess mantle—Being Supreme and Artist—with an iconic female crucifixion as well as several binary-breaking illustrations of the human form that screw up the range between “male [and] female, baby bump [and] butt.”

    Sadie Benning Green God

    Apr 28 - Jul 29, 2016

    Callicoon Fine Arts

    49 Delancey Street  / +12122190326 / callicoonfinearts.com
    Wed - Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Musician, filmmaker, painter, and all-around queer wunderkind Sadie Benning makes her solo debut at Mary Boone, curated by Piper Marshall, with “Green God” (an examination of the phrase “God created man in His own image” from Genesis 1:27), one half of a two-pronged exhibition taking place here and at Callicoon Fine Arts. For this section of the show, “the artist incorporates found objects and photographs into the composition[s] of [her] works,” which tweak notions of Christian monotheism with a pantheon of littler, lovelier, funnier gods, like the purple hat god, the grey god, or the worm god, among others.

    Sadie Benning Green God

    Apr 28 - Jul 29, 2016

    Mary Boone Gallery | Uptown

    745 Fifth Avenue  / +12127522929 / maryboonegallery.com

  • Richard Serra’s heavy-metal colossi destabilize mind and body in terrifying, terrific ways. This exhibition, spread across Gagosian’s two Chelsea spaces—522 West Twenty-First Street and 555 West Twenty-Fourth—will be the artist’s thirtieth solo exhibition with the gallery. Here, we get to witness NJ-1, 2015, made from six plates of Brobdingnagian, weatherproof steel. Walking between these vertiginous sheets will feel like Moses in the Red Sea.

    Richard Serra

    May 6 - Jul 29, 2016

    Gagosian Gallery | 522 West 21st Street

    522 West 21st Street  / +12127411717 / gagosian.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Richard Serra’s heavy-metal colossi destabilize mind and body in terrifying, terrific ways. This exhibition, spread across Gagosian’s two Chelsea spaces—522 West Twenty-First Street and 555 West Twenty-Fourth—will be the artist’s thirtieth solo exhibition with the gallery. At this location are four new pieces—three major sculptures and a drawing installation—arranged with a cinematic precision that would make Kubrick jealous.

    Richard Serra

    May 7 - Jul 29, 2016

    Gagosian Gallery | 555 West 24th Street

    555 West 24th Street  / +12127411111 / gagosian.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends July 31st 2016

  • This biannual exhibition, started by the Queens Museum in 2001, highlights some of the more mesmerizing thinking and making happening in that most fabulous of boroughs, named for the card-playing and dance-loving Queen Catherine of Braganza. Artists such as Alan Ruiz, Eileen Maxson, Mohammed Fayaz, Dave Hardy, and Jonah Groeneboer are featured.

    Queens International 2016

    Apr 10 - Jul 31, 2016

    Queens Museum

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

  • Dan Burkhart’s corporeal, haunted aesthetic has many precedents—one finds them in Hans Bellmer, Paul Thek, Henry Fuseli, or Felix Labisse. But his fantastic, corrosive vision, a kind of wan humor dipped into a fat cauldron of nightmare, is entirely his own. Count on these unnervingly gorgeous paintings and sculptures to chill you thoroughly during what will likely be a long, hot summer.

    Dan Burkhart

    May 21 - Jul 31, 2016

    Mitchell Algus Gallery

    132 Delancey St, 2nd floor  / +12128440074 / mitchellalgusgallery.com
    Wed - Sun 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends August 1st 2016

  • Multifaceted cultural engineer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge is one body, two souls, and a thousand hearts. “Try to Altar Everything” is the name of this survey/shrine/site-specific installation, which highlights the ways Nepal and Hindu creation myths have influenced h/er thinking and making, in realms sacred and profane. The artist will be at the museum at certain times throughout the duration of the show, and visitors are encouraged to bring objects of devotion to add to this sprawling autobiographical sanctuary of—what else?—love.

    Genesis Breyer P-Orridge Try to Altar Everything

    Mar 11 - Aug 1, 2016

    Rubin Museum of Art

    150 W. 17th Street  / +12126205000 / rubinmuseum.org
    Mon 11am to 5pm, Wed 11am to 9pm, Thu 11am to 5pm, Fri 11am to 10pm, Sat - Sun 11am to 6pm

  • Ends August 5th 2016

  • Tears, falls, and an ill-fated voyage through the North Atlantic mark the legacy of Bas Jan Ader, one of the few first-generation Conceptualists who genuinely sought—and, woefully, embodied—the sublimity behind “the dematerialization of the art object.” Metro Pictures’s Helene Winer included the artist in a three-person exhibition at the Pomona College of Art Museum in 1972, the first showing of Ader’s work in the United States. And here he is, returned, fully and radiantly, for our tender delectation.

    Bas Jan Ader

    Jun 22 - Aug 5, 2016

    Metro Pictures

    519 West 24th Street  / +12122067100 / metropictures.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends August 6th 2016

  • The Judd Foundation’s numinous atmosphere is church-like, but its Protestant-seeming architecture is considerably sexier. This exhibition of five works by James Rosenquist, elegantly hung within the genteel-brut environs of Donald’s house, and expertly curated by Flavin Judd, reminds us that Pop’s prosaic loveliness often countenances the divine.

    James Rosenquist

    May 13 - Aug 6, 2016

    Judd Foundation | 101 Spring Street

    101 Spring Street  / +12122192747 / juddfoundation.org
    By appointment only

  • Ends August 7th 2016

  • Dyke Action Machine!, Gran Fury, the Guerrilla Girls, Martha Rosler, Coco Fusco, and the Friends of William Blake, among innumerable others, show us that art can, and does, change lives. Brilliantly organized by Stephanie Weissberg, Jess Wilcox, Saisha Grayson, Catherine J. Morris, and Stephanie Weissberg from the museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, “Agitprop!” might be one of the most urgent shows up in the city right now.

    Agitprop!

    Dec 11, 2015 - Aug 7, 2016

    Brooklyn Museum

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

  • Getting to the very core of it—existence, desire, personal fulfillment, love—isn’t particularly easy. Or pleasant. But Martin Creed, with a surgical wit and formal elegance, does it consistently, rarely breaking a sweat. “Martin Creed: The Back Door” is the largest retrospective of the artist’s work in the US to date, covering more than twenty years of his majestic output (along with a new commission) and filling up this historic space’s capacious first floor.

    Martin Creed THE BACK DOOR

    Jun 8 - Aug 7, 2016

    Park Avenue Armory

    643 Park Avenue  / +12126163930 / armoryonpark.org

  • Ends August 12th 2016

  • The British artist John Akomfrah—one of the founding bodies behind the Black Audio Film Collective—has a painterly vision, often realized with profound beauty via the grandeur of film. His interests—remembrance, the repercussions of colonialism, and the African diaspora of the West—come to us full force with his display at Lisson Gallery, Akomfrah’s first major exhibition within the United States.

    John Akomfrah

    Jun 24 - Aug 12, 2016

    Lisson Gallery | New York

    504 West 24th Street  / +12125056431 / lissongallery.com

  • Ends August 19th 2016

  • “Blackness in Abstraction,” put together by Adrienne Edwards, curator and curator-at-large for Performa and the Walker Art Center, respectively, unpacks the history of blackness via race and modernism—and through the metaphorical dimensions of the black monochrome—in this exhibition that includes nearly thirty artists, such as Lorraine O’Grady, Sergio de Camargo, Robert Irwin, Glenn Ligon, Sol LeWitt, Steve McQueen, Ad Reinhardt, Louise Nevelson, Jack Whitten, Ellen Gallagher, and Wangechi Mutu.

    Blackness in Abstraction

    Jun 23 - Aug 19, 2016

    PACE | 510 West 25th Street

    510 West 25th Street  / +12122554044 / pacegallery.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends August 31st 2016

  • Cao Fei’s immersive, funny, maddening, and queasy video installations may feel Surrealist, but understand: The artist doesn’t pull from dreams. Her approach to exploring a flowering of Chinese culture in the grips of twenty-first century metastatic capitalism feels nearly documentarian. Cao’s exhibition at MoMA PS1 is her first solo outing at a museum within the United States. It surely won’t be her last.

    Cao Fei

    Apr 3 - Aug 31, 2016

    MoMA PS1

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

  • Poetry is not merely aesthetic. It dictates, commands, perverts, altering the landscape of one’s imagination. It’s clear how poetry’s functioned as the—ahem—seedbed of Vito Acconci’s multifarious oeuvre, warping his body and the spaces it’s occupied into strange and revelatory configurations. “Vito Acconci: Where We Are Now (Who Are We Anyway?), 1976,”—organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Margaret Aldredge, Acconci, and his wife, Maria Acconci—is a major exhibition that covers the early days of this iconic artist’s thinking and making, via documentary materials, videos, and films. It is also one of the events scheduled to coincide with MoMA PS1’s fortieth anniversary.

    Vito Acconci Where We Are Now (Who Are We Anyway?), 1976

    May 1 - Aug 31, 2016

    MoMA PS1

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

  • Ends September 4th 2016

  • Imagine what Marcel Breuer’s dark, imposing edifice did to New Yorkers during its first incarnation as the Whitney Museum, when it opened to the public in 1966. One can feel the white gloves quake and starched collars moisten in the presence of this seductively forbidding structure. Taken in by the Metropolitan Museum of Art when the Whitney went Meatpacking, The Met Breuer, as it’s now officially dubbed, comes at us with several brilliant exhibitions, one of which is “Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible,” a show that will explore “a subject critical to artistic practice: the question of when a work of art is finished.”

    Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible

    Mar 18 - Sep 4, 2016

    The Met Breuer

    945 Madison Avenue  / +12125357710 / metmuseum.org/visit/the-met-breuer

  • Ends September 7th 2016

  • László Moholy-Nagy managed to make it through two world wars without his spirit being utterly crushed. A nearly utopian optimism pervades this designer/painter/teacher/photographer’s prodigious oeuvre, which we have the good fortune of experiencing in “Moholy-Nagy: Future Present,” the first major retrospective of this thinker and maker’s work within the United States in nearly half a century, beautifully realized by the Guggenheim’s Karole P. B. Vail, Danielle Toubrinet, and Ylinka Barotto.

    László Moholy-Nagy Moholy-Nagy: Future Present

    May 27 - Sep 7, 2016

    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | New York

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

  • Ends September 18th 2016

  • Simone Leigh’s new exhibition, “The Waiting Room,” produced during her residency at the New Museum, will focus on the kind of care—emotional, intellectual, medical—that women of color rarely receive in a patriarchal, racist society. This current undertaking is an extension of the artist’s 2014 project with Creative Time, Free People’s Medical Clinic, which provided various workshops and treatments, gratis, in the former Bed-Stuy home of the first black OB/GYN in the state of New York, Dr. Josephine English.

    Simone Leigh The Waiting Room

    Jun 22 - Sep 18, 2016

    New Museum

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

  • 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 / metmuseum.org
    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 / elmuseo.org
    Tue - Sat 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 / frick.org
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm, Sun 11am to 5pm

  • Ends July 2nd 2016

  • Jean Dubuffet’s late-career works from the 1960s to the 1980s include paintings, sculptures, and drawings. Highlights of the impressive and diverse samplings on view include ballpoint-pen doodles that the artist famously made while talking on the phone (“Hourloupes”), abstract mental-landscape paintings (“Mires”), and large-format graffiti-style figures and abstractions (“Théatres de mémoire”).

    Jean Dubuffet Dubuffet: late paintings

    May 19 - Jul 2, 2016

    Timothy Taylor

    15 Carlos Place  / +442074093344 / timothytaylor.com
    Tue - Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 11am to 5pm

  • In addition to serving as the title of this show, “currentmood” is the hashtag Arcangel uses to share his personal browsing habits on social media. Taking place in two parallel realities, the exhibition comprises new works in various media, on view in the gallery, and an IRL online component.

    Cory Arcangel currentmood

    May 19 - Jul 2, 2016

    Lisson Gallery | London

    27 & 52-54 Bell Street  / +442077242739 / www.lissongallery.com
    Mon - Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 11am to 5pm

  • Ends July 3rd 2016

  • The antithesis of Conceptual art, Dodge, Holloway, and Shelton’s humorous and odd sculptures emphasize the physical aspects of the creative process. Across a range of materials—from iron and bronze to quotidian found objects—these three American artists make the viewer acutely aware of how one’s body shares the exhibition space with the sculpture.

    Harry Dodge, Evan Holloway, Peter Shelton Triples

    May 27 - Jul 3, 2016

    The Approach

    1st Floor, 47 Approach Road  / +442089833878 / theapproach.co.uk
    Wed - Sun 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends July 9th 2016

  • The British artist’s latest nudes were inspired in part by a recent exhibition at Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum: “Titian to Canaletto: Drawing in Venice” (October 2015–January 2016). While Saville’s writhing and coupling figures certainly relate to Old Master nudes, her forceful gestural marks also mine the overlap among figuration, landscape, and abstraction.

    Jenny Saville Erota

    Feb 15 - Jul 9, 2016

    Gagosian Gallery | Davies Street

    17-19 Davies St  / +442074933020 / gagosian.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends July 16th 2016

  • Nevelson’s first monographic show in London since 2009 includes works made between the mid-1950s (when the artist produced her first series of iconic black wood landscape sculptures) and her death in 1988. Steel maquettes representing public sculptures made in the 1970s and ’80s for Harvard University and Chicago’s Madison Plaza underscore the architectural quality of Nevelson’s later works.

    Louise Nevelson

    Jun 8 - Jul 16, 2016

    PACE London

    6 Burlington Gardens  / +442032067600 / pacegallery.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends July 23rd 2016

  • Cecily Brown's latest large paintings are rife with references to art history, from Degas and Rembrandt to James Ensor and Goya. Shown in the company of Brown's older works, the artist's new paintings are clearly self-referential; a continuation of a career-long exploration of the human body: grotesque, sensual, and strange.

    Cecily Brown Madrepora

    Jun 10 - Jul 23, 2016

    Thomas Dane Gallery

    3 & 11 Duke Street, St James's  / +442079252505 / thomasdanegallery.com
    Tue - Fri 11am to 6pm, Sat 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends July 30th 2016

  • Lygia Clark Lygia Clark: Work from the 1950s

    Jun 2 - Jul 30, 2016

    Alison Jacques Gallery

    16 - 18 Berners Street  / +442076314720 / alisonjacquesgallery.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends August 1st 2016

  • Stingel’s “Instruction Paintings” were first exhibited in 1989 at Massimo De Carlo in Milan, along with a pamphlet that illustrated the artist’s work-a-day method and encouraged those who wanted to to follow the instructions to create a painting of their own. The “Instruction Paintings” on view here were made between 1989 and 1996—paintings about painting, as both process and product.

    Rudolf Stingel 1989 - 1996 Instruction Paintings

    Jun 10 - Aug 1, 2016

    Inigo Philbrick

    22 Davies Street  / +442074938311 / inigophilbrick.com
    Tue - Fri 10am to 6pm

  • Ends August 21st 2016

  • Born in Beirut to Palestinian parents, Mona Hatoum settled in England in 1975. This show, her first major survey in the UK, was organized with Paris’s Centre Pompidou (where it debuted in 2015) and includes thirty-five years’ worth of beautifully haunting work—from early radical performances and video pieces to recent post-Minimalist sculptures made from various industrial and personal materials, such as barbed wire or the artist’s own hair.

    Mona Hatoum

    May 4 - Aug 21, 2016

    Tate Modern

    Bankside  / +442078878888 / tate.org.uk/modern
    Mon - Thu 10am to 6pm, Fri - Sat 10am to 10pm, Sun 10am to 6pm

  • “Every piece of abstract art that I make has a backstory,” says Mary Heilmann. Highlights on view include Her Life, 2006, a slideshow juxtaposing the artist’s paintings and personal photographs, and a series of autobiographical synesthetic paintings that viewers can contemplate while sitting in candy-colored chairs.

    Mary Heilmann Looking at Pictures

    Jun 8 - Aug 21, 2016

    Whitechapel Gallery

    77 - 82 Whitechapel High Street  / +442075227888 / whitechapelgallery.org
    Tue - Wed 11am to 6pm, Thu 11am to 9pm, Fri - Sun 11am to 6pm

  • Ends August 29th 2016

  • Mining a rich art-historical period when artists found new ways to engage with reality and make work beyond the studio setting, this survey includes, among others, Keith Arnatt, Hamish Fulton, Mary Kelly, John Latham, Richard Long, David Tremlett, and Stephen Willats. Much of the work on view is politically engaged, dealing with a wide range of contemporary issues from feminism to the conflict in Northern Ireland.

    Conceptual Art in Britain: 1964–1979

    Apr 12 - Aug 29, 2016

    Tate Britain

    Millbank  / +442078878888 / tate.org.uk
    Mon - Thu 10am to 6pm, Fri 10am to 10pm, Sat - Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Ends September 11th 2016

  • The Lebanese-born artist’s first institutional show in the UK is a survey of paintings, drawings, poetry, films, and tapestries made between the 1960s and today. While her graphic works waltz between abstraction and figuration, Adnan’s writings take a firm stance on international politics and more personal struggles.

    Etel Adnan The Weight of the World

    Jun 1 - Sep 11, 2016

    Serpentine Galleries

    Kensington Gardens  / +442074026075 / serpentinegalleries.org
    Tue - Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Ends Today, June 25th 2016

  • Inspired by the gallery’s location—the fourth floor of an office building at Alexanderplatz—Rachel Harrison’s latest work seeps from the exhibition space and takes over an empty conference room next door, colonizing the corporate dwelling with self-reflexive selfie-stick-holding sculptures and anachronistic drawings that mix Amy Winehouse into a soup of various art-historical figures.

    Rachel Harrison

    Apr 29 - Jun 25, 2016

    Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler

    Karl–Liebknecht Strasse 29, 4th Floor  / +493068812710 / aktnz.com
    Tue - Sat 12pm to 7pm

  • Ostensibly describing a flight from Israel to Azerbaijan—where he was commissioned to make a new work last fall—the strange artifacts that make up Oscar Murillo’s poetically titled solo show include metal beds, industrial scales, and oil-on-canvas sculptures strung up like sails or carcasses in a slaughterhouse, a comparison strengthened by the heavy odor permeating the installation. By turns elegant, obtuse, creepy, and harrowing, the artist’s latest politically inflected works are, in his own words, “detritus of a failed period.”

    Oscar Murillo land with lost olive trees

    Apr 29 - Jun 25, 2016

    Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie

    Schöneberger Ufer 61  / +493026394985 / bortolozzi.com
    Tue - Sat 12pm to 6pm

  • Maria Eichhorn’s Film Lexicon of Sexual Practices dates back to 1999, when a series of four films then comprising the work was first exhibited. These films, featuring close-ups of various sex acts shot against a neutral backdrop with no sound, were made for this first exhibition, and more were subsequently shot in 2005, 2008, 2014, and 2015. At the current exhibition, visitors can view any of the films, which are stored in the gallery in film cans labeled with such straightforward titles as “French Kissing” and “Fellatio.”

    Maria Eichhorn Film Lexicon of Sexual Practices 1999 / 2005 / 2008 / 2014 / 2015

    Apr 29 - Jun 25, 2016

    Galerie Barbara Weiss

    Kohlfurter Strasse 41/43  / +49302624284 / galeriebarbaraweiss.de
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm