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Friday, October 28

  • Opens Today, October 28th 2016

  • Bruce Conner, Hito Steyerl, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Anthony McCall, Lynn Hershman Leeson, and Lorna Mills, among so many more, explore the very heart and sundry vestiges of cinema’s history and influence in the Whitney’s “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016,” an expansive look at the ways we’ve passed through the movies—and, of course, the ways movies have passed through us—for more than one hundred years. Organized by Chrissie Iles, “Dreamlands” promises feats of transportation and seduction that only the moving image can offer.

    Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016

    Oct 28, 2016 - Feb 5, 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

  • Joel Shapiro’s sculptures are subtle and intelligent expressions of textural and material joy. At Dominique Lévy, we have the privilege of experiencing the artist’s colorful early wood reliefs, made between 1978 and 1980, that seem to carry on a tradition of seeing that owes something to Matisse or Arthur Dove. A monograph will be published to coincide with the exhibition, featuring essays from David Raskin and Phyllida Barlow and poems by Ange Mlinko and Peter Cole.

    Joel Shapiro

    Oct 28, 2016 - Jan 7, 2017

    Dominique Lévy | New York

    909 Madison Avenue  / +12127722004 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends Today, 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 Tomorrow, 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, including 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

  • Alexander Calder was an Apollonian maker of form and sensation—a master of equilibrium, distillation, and harmony. Picasso, by comparison, was utterly Dionysian, a forthright interrogator of the messiness and sensuality within human experience. “Calder and Picasso,” Almine Rech’s inaugural exhibition at its new Upper East Side space—curated by Bernard Ruiz-Picasso and Alexander S. C. Rower, the artists’ grandsons—brings together these twentieth-century giants for a dialogue both uplifting and beautiful.

    Calder and Picasso

    Oct 27 - Dec 17, 2016
  • 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

  • If you’ve never wanted to shatter a few parked car windows with a big flower in a pretty blue dress after seeing Pipilotti Rist’s Ever Is Over All, 1997, then you must lack some essential gene for fun. Rist’s smart, fulsome, and manic vision is generously presented in “Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest,” a major retrospective that covers thirty years of the artist’s work—from her 1980s single-channel videos to the hypnotic and immersive video installations of recent years—which takes over three of the New Museum’s main floors. Smash!

    Pipilotti Rist Pixel Forest

    Oct 26, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

    New Museum

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

  • 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 January 29th 2017

  • 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, cocurated 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 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

  • 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, cocurated 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

  • 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 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

  • Multidisciplinary artist Marc Camille Chaimowicz weaves together literature, design, painting, sculpture, and photography to make art that resists the tyranny of linear time. This look back at the French artist’s career includes a restating of his immersive glam rock installation Enough Tiranny, which was first presented at Serpentine Gallery in 1972.

    Marc Camille Chaimowicz

    Sep 28 - Nov 20, 2016

    Serpentine Galleries

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

  • Ends November 26th 2016

  • This joint show, which inaugurates Skarstedt’s new London space, pairs two artists from the Pictures generation. Inspired by classical portrait paintings by the likes of Raphael, Caravaggio, and Rubens, Cindy Sherman plays both model and creator in her “History Portraits” series, 1988–90, and, in doing so, calls into question the fraught historical relationship between the two roles. Meanwhile, David Salle’s “Tapestry Paintings,” 1989–91, embellish scenes from seventeenth-century Italian and Russian tapestries tapestries with anachronistic art-historical references like African masks and Giacometti sculptures.

    Cindy Sherman & David Salle History Portraits & Tapestry Paintings

    Oct 1 - Nov 26, 2016

    Skarstedt Gallery | London

    8 Bennet St.  / +442074995200 /
    Mon - Fri 10am to 6pm

  • Ends January 8th 2017

  • Featuring works spanning the 1930s–1970s—a period during which Wifredo Lam worked in Cuba, France, America, and Spain—this retrospective confirms the Cuban artist’s place at the center of global modernism. Often compared to avant-gardists like Picasso and Fontana, Lam addresses the social injustices of his day using a signature style of hybrid figures.

    Wifredo Lam

    Sep 14, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

    Tate Modern

    Bankside  / +442078878888 /
    Mon - Thu 10am to 6pm, Fri - Sat 10am to 10pm, Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Ends March 5th 2017

  • Casting a critical eye over the role of female artists in European museums, the Guerrilla Girls revisit their own poster from 1986 that deadpanningly states: “It’s Even Worse in Europe.” Having sent questionnaires to arts institutions across Europe asking about their collections and exhibitions, the feminist activist collective presents nearly four hundred responses—funny, heartbreaking, and terrifying —as part of an archive-based exhibition.

    Guerrilla Girls Is it even worse in Europe?

    Oct 1, 2016 - Mar 5, 2017

    Whitechapel Gallery

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

  • Ends April 2nd 2017

  • Having transformed Paris’s Palais de Tokyo in 2013 and New York’s Park Avenue Armory in 2015, Philippe Parreno now takes over the Turbine Hall with a complex choreography of sound, light, objects, and videos. The fully automated exhibition can be considered as a single Gesamtkunstwerk upending traditional exhibition stagings of time and space.

    Hyundai Commission: Philippe Parreno

    Oct 4, 2016 - Apr 2, 2017

    Tate Modern

    Bankside  / +442078878888 /
    Mon - Thu 10am to 6pm, Fri - Sat 10am to 10pm, Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Ends Today, October 28th 2016

  • Part portraits, part documentation of past performances, Donna Huanca’s vivacious “Skin Paintings” describe the body as both a passive object and an active subject. Similarly concerned with figurative plasticity, several sculptures on view made from articles of clothing and other cultural artifacts address the reciprocal relationship between dress and identity.

    Donna Huanca Surrogate Painteen

    Sep 2 - Oct 28, 2016

    Peres Projects

    Karl-Marx-Allee 82  / +4930275950770 /
    Mon - Fri 11am to 6pm