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Wednesday, July 26

  • Ends July 29th 2017

  • Roni Horn’s elegant and glacial facture has always concealed a fathomless fire. The artist brings four new bodies of work to Hauser & Wirth’s West Twenty-Second Street space. Among them, “The Selected Gifts,” 1974–2015, a project documenting all manner of presents the artist has received over the course of forty-one years (an olive tree made by hand and a dinosaur egg, for instance), as well as two series of exquisitely cut-and-taped drawings: “Th Rose Prblm,” 2015, and “The Dog’s Chorus,” 2016.

    Roni Horn

    Apr 27 - Jul 29, 2017

    Hauser & Wirth | West 22nd Street

    548 West 22nd Street  / +12127903900 / hauserwirth.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends July 30th 2017

  • In a text on Hanne Darboven’s Kulturgeschichte 1880–1983 (Cultural History 1880–1983), 1980–83, from the February 2017 issue of Artforum, Bruce Hainley discusses the artist’s inveterate smoking. Indeed, a habit so simultaneously glamorous, malodorous, and cancerous makes perfect sense when thinking about this glossolalic and image-drunk roman à clef that conflates Darboven’s dark personal history with that of Germany’s. Her immersive, 1,609-piece installation from Dia’s permanent collection has not been on view in the US for more than ten years—see it now.

    Hanne Darboven Kulturgeschichte 1880–1983 (Cultural History 1880–1983)

    Nov 5, 2016 - Jul 30, 2017

    Dia:Chelsea

    535 West 22nd Street 5th Floor  / +12129895566 / diaart.org/sites/main/chelsea
    By appointment only

  • Kishio Suga, one of the Japanese Mono-ha movement’s founding figureheads, is a poet of form. His sculptures and assemblages, utilizing workaday materials such as wood, wire, stone, and steel, summon a presence that is immanently cosmic. The artist’s presentation at Dia: Chelsea—his first solo museum exhibition in the United States, curated by Alexis Lowry and Jessica Morgan––will feature a re-creation of Placement of Condition, 1973, an installation made from cut stones, among other of Suga’s numinous objects.

    Kishio Suga

    Nov 5, 2016 - Jul 30, 2017

    Dia:Chelsea

    535 West 22nd Street 5th Floor  / +12129895566 / diaart.org/sites/main/chelsea
    By appointment only

  • Photographs are terrible liars, yet they still seduce—repeatedly, endlessly. Since the early 1970s, Louise Lawler has been dismantling them with unequivocal ruthlessness, layer by inframince layer, to unpack the contradictions and fallibilities of culture, politics, and personhood. MoMA’s “WHY PICTURES NOW” is the artist’s first institutional survey in New York, organized by the museum’s Roxana Marcoci and Kelly Sidley, bringing us more than forty years of Lawler’s funny and frightening interrogations.

    Louise Lawler: WHY PICTURES NOW

    Apr 30 - Jul 30, 2017

    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 August 2nd 2017

  • Light and Space artist Doug Wheeler’s PSAD Synthetic Desert III, 1971—a “semi-anechoic chamber” meant to push a viewer onto the very lip of infinity—has been realized for the first time ever at the Guggenheim. This immersive installation, which can only be experienced by five people at a time, has been brought to life by the Guggenheim’s Jeffrey Weiss, Francesca Esmay, and Melanie Taylor, and the design firm Arup, which, according to the museum’s website, “specializes in the acoustic properties of built space.”

    Doug Wheeler PSAD Synthetic Desert III

    Mar 24 - Aug 2, 2017

    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 4th 2017

  • “I am scared of her because I respect her so much,” said John Waters once of Rei Kawakubo, perhaps the only artist he’d ever admit to feeling intimidated by. Via her label Comme des Garçons, Kawakubo has been outfitting the intellectual and adventurous for more than forty years, creating clothes that challenge the boundaries of taste with an unparalleled rigor, sophistication, menace, and wit. Her retrospective at the Met’s Costume Institute, stately and severe, is a labyrinthine tour of this designer’s peerless garments and imagination.

    Rei Kawakubo/Comme de Garçons: Art of the In-Between

    May 4 - Sep 4, 2017

    The Met | Metropolitan Museum of Art

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

  • Ends September 10th 2017

  • Carol Rama rarely saw the body as a safe haven, as her sprawling, crepuscular oeuvre seems to suggest. “Antibodies,” curated by the New Museum’s Helga Christoffersen and Massimiliano Gioni, is the very first museum survey in this city of the influential artist’s work, which offers up more than one hundred of Rama’s extraordinary sculptures, paintings, and works on paper.

    Carol Rama Antibodies

    Apr 26 - Sep 10, 2017

    New Museum

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

  • Ends September 17th 2017

  • bell hooks famously took Betty Friedan to task for The Feminine Mystique (1963). According to hooks, Friedan’s seminal text only addressed white “housewives bored with leisure,” virtually ignoring wide swaths of the female population who were not white, middle-class, or privileged. “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85,” an exhibition coming out of the Brooklyn Museum’s feminist “Year of Yes” programming, unravels second-wave feminism’s white narrative and focuses on the urgent output of artists and activists such as Blondell Cummings, Camille Billops, Ayoka Chenzira, Susan Robeson, Alva Rogers, Lorna Simpson, Howardena Pindell, and Julie Dash.

    We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85

    Apr 21 - Sep 17, 2017

    Brooklyn Museum

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

  • Ends September 25th 2017

  • Ian Cheng’s “series of live simulation works created using a video game engine,” at MoMA PS1, titled the “Emissary” trilogy, 2015–17—the artist’s first museum exhibition in the United States—is an immersive, discomfiting experience, full of twitchy characters, animals, systems, and landscapes that force us to contemplate our unstable sense of self in a world that seems on the verge of collapse.

    Ian Cheng Emissaries

    Apr 9 - Sep 25, 2017

    MoMA PS1

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