Morningside Lights Illuminates the Night with its 10th Annual Event ~ a Virtual Experience on October 26th

 

 

 

Image via Morningside Lights, 2017

Morningside Lights returns for its 10th year, and invites you to come out and PLAY! Join the Event virtually, and be a part of a digitally-linked collection of home-built lanterns, connecting works of Shakespeare to our present-day experience.

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Arshile Gorky. Beyond The Limit at Hauser & Wirth New York

 

 

 

Image credit: Arshile Gorky, Untitled (Virginia Summer) c. 1946 – 1947
Oil on canvas 128.5 x 159.5 cm / 50 5/8 x 62 3/4 in Photo: Jon Etter; © The Arshile Gorky Foundation / Artists Rights Society Courtesy the Arshile Gorky Foundation and Hauser & Wirth

On 16 November, Hauser & Wirth New York will present a newly discovered, never before exhibited, painting by Arshile Gorky. ‘Untitled (Virginia Summer)’ was uncovered in 2020 during conservation and research for Gorky’s catalogue raisonné. It was discovered directly beneath ‘The Limit,’ attached to the same, original stretcher that Gorky used when the painting first left his studio in 1947. Hidden for over 70 years, ‘Untitled (Virginia Summer)’ is as rich and as vibrant as when it was first created. ‘Beyond The Limit’ will present both paintings to the public together for the first time, along with works on paper directly related to the recently discovered composition, and a new book from Hauser & Wirth Publishers featuring illuminating essays by Parker Field, Managing Director of the Arshile Gorky Foundation, and Pepe Karmel, Associate Professor of Art History at New York University. The exhibition, and accompanying publication, provide fresh insight into the development of Gorky’s practice during the last years of his life, when his abstract imagery and style reached a confident maturity.

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The Big Squeeze: The Corset as Art at 10 Times Square

 

 


Ana Kuzmanić, USA/Serbia | Photo Courtesy Lookingglass Theatre, Chicago; Anita Yavich, Hongkong/USA Antoaneta Tica, Romania Autumn Adamme, DARK GARDEN, USA | Portrait of Rav Huy by Nicole Simone Barbara Pesendorfer, ROYAL BLACK COUTURE, Austria Chie Ono, Japan | “Blood Red” Photo by Keiji Okubo Dragana Vučetić, Serbia | Photo by Sonja Marunić Hillary Specht, PERIOD CORSETS, USA | Photo by Raoul Campoverde Joni Steinmann, Switzerland | Photo by Sanne van Bergenhenegouwen Katarzyna Konieczka, Poland | Crash Corset Collection photo by Maciej Boryna Lauren Millar, New Zealand | “Angle” Photo by Hayley Theyers Lian Zhu, China | Yunnan Ethnic Fashion Series Matija Cop, UK/Croatia | “Object 12-1, Type 1” Photo by Zvonimir Ferina Mio Guberinić, USA | “NYX_I” Photo by Jose Espaillat Mr. Pearl, UK/France | “Dita Von Teese in Lace Corset” Photo by Albert Sanchez Nika Danielska, Poland | photo by Kate Strucka Olivera Gajić, Serbia/USA | Leather Sculpture “Broken Woman” Paloma Soledad and Rob Kramer, MYTHAUS, USA Rita Geerts, Belgium | The Smallest/Most Precious Corset

The Big Squeeze celebrates both costume designers and makers as well as the re-opening of Broadway after being closed for so long due to COVID. Presented in the 10 Times Square lobby gallery, the exhibition features wearable art, photography, and a visual photo loop with work from a number of creative artisans from 13 different countries.

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‘Tree of Knowledge’ ~ Hilma af Klint will be on view at David Zwirner Gallery

 

 

 

Image: Hilma af Klint, Tree of Knowledge, No. 1, 1913–1915 (detail)

David Zwirner is pleased to present Tree of Knowledge, an exhibition of a rare set of Hilma af Klint’s groundbreaking 1913–1915 series of works on paper of the same title, on view at the gallery’s 34 East 69th Street location in New York. This recently discovered group of eight watercolors is among the few works by the artist to exist outside of the holdings of the Hilma af Klint Foundation. This will be a singular opportunity for New York audiences to experience the artist’s revelatory work, and follows the highly acclaimed 2018–2019 exhibition Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future, held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

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“Stu.pe.fac.tion” by artist Joanne Handler On View in The Kaufman Building

 

 

 

Joanne Handler: I’m Brave. Image courtesy Garment District Alliance

The Garment District Alliance (GDA) announced the latest in its ongoing series of public art exhibits, showcasing seven paintings titled Stu.pe.fac.tion, created by Garment District-based artist Joanne Handler.

Located inside the Kaufman Arcade building on 139 W 35th Street, the free exhibit is accessible to the public through January 7. Stu.pe.fac.tion is part of the Garment District Space for Public Art program, which showcases artists in unusual locations throughout the year and over 16 years has produced more than 200 installations, exhibits and performances.

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The Salmagundi Club Holds Fall Auction ~ October 22nd & 23rd

 

 

 

Certificate of Merit Award: #162. Tony D’Amico, “Winter in Madison Square” Image courtesy of The Salmagundi Club.

With Holidays approaching, and gift-giving on our minds, we always look forward to the Annual Fall Auction at the Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village. The Event will take place with a live and on-line auction on Friday, October 22nd at 7:00pm, and an online auction on Saturday, October 23rd at 11:00am, with proceeds benefiting the historic non-profit organization.

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Otis Williams of The Temptations Hits 80 ~ Let’s Celebrate @ City College For the Arts

 

 

 

Otis Williams (photo credit Scott Leon. Courtesy of UME)

City College Center for the Arts, on the campus of City College of New York, is honoring the 60-year-history of the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Faber and Grammy® Award-winning Otis Williams and The Temptations, on Monday, November 1, with a special live, virtual event. The affair will feature a conversation with Williams, a founding and the sole surviving original member of The Temptations sharing memories about the “Evolution of The Temptations’ Music, 1961 –2021, ”while also celebrating his 80th birthday. This special virtual conversation will be simulcast at citycollegecenterforthearts.org from the Aaron Davis Hall’s renowned Marian Anderson Theatre, named after the distinguished African American singer who broke racial barriers and inspired new generations of singers of all colors. Distinguished musician, composer and entertainment entrepreneur K. Sparks will conduct the online event, which begins at 7:30pm and will feature other special guests.

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The Holiday Train Show + NYBG Glow Return to the New York Botanical Garden in November 2021

 

 

 

G-scale trains zip through magical displays. Image courtesy NYBG.

NYBG’s Holiday Train Show—a favorite holiday tradition—is back for its 30th year! See model trains zip through an enchanting display of more than 175 New York landmarks, each delightfully re-created from natural materials such as birch bark, lotus pods, and cinnamon sticks. And on select dates, start a new holiday tradition as day turns to night with NYBG GLOW.

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David Zwirner Kicks-Off the Fall Season with Four New Exhibitions

 

 

 


Image: Portia Zvavahera, Title to be confirmed, 2021. © Portia Zvavahera. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner.

David Zwirner will present four exhibitions, each opening on November 4th in its Chelsea locations. Ruth Asawa: All Is Possible at 537 West 20th Street; Seen in the Mirror: Things from the Cartin Collection at 537 West 20th Street; Neo Rauch: The Signpost at 533 West 19th Street; and Portia Zvavahera: Ndakaoneswa marimba at 525 West 19th Street.

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Don’t Miss the Keith Haring Pop-Up at City Center’s Shuman Lounge ~ #FiorucciWalls

 

 

 

Fiorucci Walls, 1983; Site-specific performance on October 9, 1983, made in cooperation with Angel Ortiz (LA II) at the Fiorucci Store, Galleria Passarella, Milan, Italy. On loan from MACo Museum of Chang Mai, Thailand. Keith Haring Reading, PA 1958 – New York, NY 1990 Angel Ortiz (LA II) b. New York, NY 1967

Fiorucci Walls, a mural painted by Keith Haring and Angel Ortiz in 1983, is on view at City Center’s Shuman Lounge. If you don’t have tickets to a performance, the general public viewing will be October 29 and 30th, and November 5 and 6.

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Ford Foundation ~ Indisposable: Structures of Support After the ADA, Chapter 7

 

 

Still of Allison Leigh Holt creating Stitching the Future with Clues

Stitching the Future with Clues is an experimental documentary that looks at neurodivergence as a way of knowing, through a cybernetic lens. Combining animated diagrams, video and audio feedback processes, and expanded media techniques, Stitching the Future with Cluesdraws from Holt’s article “Feedback Structures, Ways of Knowing, and Neurodivergence(PUBLIC #59), and asks one to consider feedback systems as a medium for understanding the sensing, processing, and exchanging of information happening not just in human minds and brains, but within and between all scales of intelligent life. This film explores the post-humanist sense-making of neurodivergence: differently-attuned to temporal, psychic, and environmental embodied experience.

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Curated by Stickymonger: Spray Painterly at Allouche Gallery

 

 

Artist, UFO907. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Allouche Gallery will open its doors to Spray Painterly, a group show curated by Stickymonger, featuring works by Gucci Ghost, Michael Reeder, Paul Insect and UFO907. The exhibition debuts on October 21st and continues until November 16th, 2021.

Spray Painterly aims to advance the notion of spray paint as a fine art medium. While some categorize spray paint with graffiti and vandalism, curator and artist Stickymonger challenges this perception and believes that spray paint is indeed a gallery medium. The featured artists are from diverse artistic backgrounds, all of whom utilize spray paint conventionally and unconventionally to express their character-based styles.

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The Annual Canstruction will be an In-Person Event in 2021 at Brookfield Place NYC

 

 

 

Canstruction NYC 2015

The 29th Annual Canstruction New York, raising money for City Harvest, will take place from November 4 ~ 15 at Brookfield Place, this year as an in-person event!

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Tin Pan Alley Day Celebrates Birthplace of American Popular Music with Free Public Concert in the Flatiron District

 

 

 

Courtesy the Tin Pan Alley American Popular Music Project

The Tin Pan Alley American Popular Music Project in collaboration with the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership will present a free, outdoor public concert at the Flatiron North Plaza on 23rd Street/Broadway on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM. The event will feature more than two dozen leading performers of Tin Pan Alley music and the Great American Songbook. The rain date is Sunday, October 24.

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‘Boris Lurie: Nothing To Do But To Try’ at Museum of Jewish Heritage

 

 

 

Boris Lurie, ‘Roll Call in Concentrationn Camp, 1946’; 24 x 36 in. (61 x 91.4 cm); Oil on canvas board. Image courtesy of Boris Lurie Art Foundation

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust announces Boris Lurie: Nothing To Do But To Try, a first-of-its-kind exhibition on the 20th century artist and Holocaust survivor and the Museum’s first contemporary art show, opening to the public on October 22, 2021.

The exhibition is centered around Lurie’s earliest body of work (the paintings and drawings in his so-called “War Series”), as well as never-before-exhibited objects and ephemera from his personal archive, presenting a portrait of the artist reckoning with devastating trauma, haunting memories, and an elusive, lifelong quest for freedom. In drawing together artistic practice and historical chronicle, Boris Lurie: Nothing To Do But To Try is fertile new territory for the Museum of Jewish Heritage, offering a survivor’s searing visual testimony within a significant art historical context.

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Grey Art Gallery @ NYU Receives Transformational Gift

 

 

 

Deborah Kass, Jim and Joe, 1993. Silkscreen on canvas, 40 x 55 in. Cottrell-Lovett Collection. Promised gift, NYU Art Collection

The Grey Art Gallery, New York University’s widely admired fine arts museum, is pleased to announce a major gift from Dr. James Cottrell and Mr. Joseph Lovett, longtime art patrons, social activists, and downtown Manhattan residents. The gift includes over 200 artworks from their extensive collection of downtown New York artists from the past 50 years.

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Carol Crawford: DREAMSCAPES at Atlantic Gallery in Chelsea

 

 

 

HOLOCAUST 1944, Charcoal, pastel and photographic collage on rag paper

Atlantic Gallery will open its doors to DREAMSCAPES, a solo exhibition of of life-sized figurative drawings by Carol Crawford. The images of refugees in transit, were created by merging / blending enlarged archival photographs in black and white with charcoal and pastel drawings.

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Human Connection Arts is Ready for Halloween 2021 Beginning on October 25th!

 

 

 

Image via humanconnectionarts.org

Human Connection Arts was launched in 2017, born from the days when Andy Golub, its founder, painted freely in the streets of New York City.

Now, the nonprofit ~ true to its mission of forming unique connections between artist and model during body painting ~ focuses on the vulnerabilities between models and artists, creating significant impact on artist, models and the public, as they strive to build a world where all people are accepted, regardless of race, gender, size, shape, age and even political views.

Kicking-off 2021, Human Connection Arts announced the opening of new indoor gallery and outdoor courtyard, set to open on January 18, 2021 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The new space will be located at Java Art Studios, where HCA will host free interactive events each week, including painting, poetry, music, movement, and conversations.

Check out the two events on tap for Halloween 2021! The Glow-in-the Dark Party and participation in the 2021 NYC Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village!

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Renaissance Women by artist Alice Mizrachi unveiled in Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem

 

 

 

Alice Mizrachi: Renaissance Women

Marcus Garvey Park has a plethora of art over this past few months, with the installation of Susan Stair: Ascending the Mountain and Thomas J. Price: Witness,  added to the park’s weekly music and dance. Now, we look forward to the unveiling of Alice Mizrachi: Renaissance Women, an abstract, figurative sculpture that honors women of the Harlem Renaissance ~ paving the way for many of the artists today, including Mizrachi.

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Pamela Council: A Fountain for Survivors Unveiled in Times Square

 

 

 

Pamela Council: A Fountain for Survivors being installed in Times Square

Building on a body of work artist Pamela Council refers to as ‘Fountains for Black Joy,’ A Fountain for Survivors is both an ode to the ways in which we maintain ourselves and an exuberant life-affirming monument for survivors of all kinds. Adorned with a handmade mosaic of hundreds of thousands of acrylic fingernails, a massive cocoon-like structure houses a tiered water fountain inside a warm, welcoming, and enveloping space. Council’s largest public artwork to date, A Fountain for Survivors will be on view and accessible to all in Times Square’s most iconic plaza, Duffy Square, from October 14 to December 8, 2021.

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Flushing Town Hall Opens its Doors to the Indoor Art Exhibition, ‘Communicating Beyond Words’

 

 

Young Shik Kim, ‘LOVE’. Image courtesy of the artist.

On October 15, Flushing Town Hall will open its first indoor exhibition since its gallery closed for pandemic precautions in March 2020. The group show, “Communicating Beyond Words,” will run through October 31 and features 12 artists from diverse cultural backgrounds who use letterforms as their visual elements. More than 30 artworks will be on display, including illustration, street art, calligraphy, tattoo art, and paintings.

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The Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk ~ October 23rd

 

 

 

A prestigious roster of internationally acclaimed galleries will open their doors for curator tours and talks of their current exhibitions during the Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk on October 23 from 11am-5pm. One of New York’s favorite art events, this is a prime opportunity to visit the participating galleries located on Madison Avenue between 57th and 86th Streets. Organized by the Madison Avenue B.I.D, Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk is free and open to the public.

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El Museo del Barrio Announces an Exciting Fall 2021 Exhibition

 

 

Préfète Duffaut (1923-2012) | Vue de Jacmel avec le pont de Noël | 1968 | Oil on canvas | 33 x 49 inches (83.8 x 124.5 cm) | Collection of El Museo del Barrio, New York | Gift from Gale Simmons, Craig Duncan and Lynn Tarbox in memory of Barbara Duncan, 2007 | emdb acc#: 2007.6.41 | Artwork © [Estate of the artist Préfète Duffaut] | Image © El Museo del Barrio, New York | Photography: Jason Mandella
El Museo del Barrio will open its doors to two new exhibitions this fall: Popular Painters and Other Visionaries and En Foco: The New York Puerto Rican Experience, 1973–74. Expanding on last year’s virtual presentation, Popular Painters and Other Visionaries examines the practices of 42 artists working on the margins of modernism and the mainstream art world in different parts of the Americas around the mid-20th century. Concurrently, El Museo will present En Foco: The New York Puerto Rican Experience, 1973–74, which centers on a single portfolio of 79 photographs by the Bronx-based photographic collective, En Foco. Opening simultaneously, both shows are organized by El Museo’s curatorial department and reflect core values of the institution from its formative Nuyorican formative roots to its continued commitment to expand the art historical canon in the Americas. Each will be accompanied by fully illustrated catalogues, forthcoming in Winter 2021.

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Hauser & Wirth Publishers to Release ‘Marcel Duchamp’ Monograph & Catalogue Raisonné More Than 60 Years Since Original Edition

 

 

 

Cover from Hauser & Wirth Publishers’ 2021 facsimile of Marcel Duchamp, the artist’s 1959 monograph. Artwork by Marcel Duchamp. © Association Marcel Duchamp/Prolitteris, Zurich, 2021. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth Publishers

Marcel Duchamp‘ became the go-to book on the legendary artist for many decades following its publication in late 1959, when editions in French and English were simultaneously released. After being out of print for more than sixty years, the Grove Press English edition is now back in circulation with Hauser & Wirth Publishers’ fully authorized facsimile of Duchamp’s seminal first monograph and catalogue raisonné.

This iconic title is the culmination of many years of Duchamp’s collaboration with its author, art historian and critic Robert Lebel. To this day, the book’s texts, which include chapters authored by Duchamp, H.P. Roché, and André Breton, remain just as relevant and impactful, as does Duchamp’s book design. Hauser & Wirth Publishers reanimate ‘Marcel Duchamp‘ with its faithful reproduction of the 1959 Grove Press edition alongside Jean-Jacques Lebel, Robert Lebel’s son, and Association Marcel Duchamp, representing the artist’s estate.

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Kente Royal Gallery + Marne Lucas Studio To Explore Mortality & The Legacy an Artist Leaves Behind

 

 

 

Marne Lucas ‘Offering’ Assemblage on paper depicting the energy signature of a woman, with gold leaf on her hands.

How many of us take the time to think about our legacy ~ our legacy as a family member, friend, person in our community, or as an artist, and what we might leave behind after we’re gone. The BARDO ∞ PROJECT shines a light on terminally ill artists and creatives nationwide, exploring creativity as a form of spiritual care. It is a project that helps to create their legacy, and in so doing, illuminates the positive effects of art ~ while educating the public about end of life care options. Here, a life’s work is celebrated at that transitional time between death and rebirth. helping to define and create a legacy.

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Bella Abzug Park Unveiled Félix Marzell’s Big Apple !

 

 

In partnership with designer Félix Marzell, of the Canada based studio World of Marzell, and manufacturer DIX2, presents the Big Apple – the latest temporary public art installation in Bella Abzug Park. The Big Apple is a creative, inspiring new meeting place for imagining your best self in the middle of the city’s newest park and neighborhood. Sponsorships from Amazon NYC and the Québec Government Office in New York made this commission possible.

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The c. 1913 Firemen’s Memorial in Riverside Park to be Restored this Fall

 

 

 

Firemen’s Memorial. Image credit: NYC Parks.

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001, Riverside Park Conservancy has secured the necessary funds for NYC Parks to repair The Firemen’s Memorial at 100th Street in Riverside Park this Fall.

With support from an individual donor, funding from the Conservancy will provide the equipment and supplies needed for NYC Parks’ monuments crew to clean, repoint, and repair the monument. The memorial is the site, each October, of the Fire Department’s annual memorial event honoring firefighters who have died in the line of duty.

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Capture Autumn in New York City’s Parks!

 

 

 

Highbridge. Image credit: NYC Parks/Daniel Avila

Parks will kick off autumnal celebrations with the #FallforNYC photo campaign, fall foliage hikes, and more!  

Fall in love with New York City’s parks all over again! With the season’s crisp, cool weather and vibrant hues making an entrance, Parks today announced the return of its #FallForNYC initiative, with its fourth annual fall photo campaign, Leaf ID guide, suggestions for the most scenic spots to leaf peep, and fun events across the five boroughs to get New Yorkers in the autumn spirit.

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New Yorker Festival: How to Accelerate Climate Action ~ a Panel Discussion

 

 

 

© Christopher Pitstock / The Nature Conservancy Photo Contest 2021

Join The Nature Conservancy for “How to Accelerate Climate Action” on October 7th at 7:00pm, featuring the Conservancy’s Chief Scientist,  Katharine Hayhoe, Zero Hour Co-Founder and Policy Director Zanagee Artis, and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority Sr. Vice President Janet Joseph. The talk will be moderated by Teen Vogue Senior Political Editor Allegra Kirkland and introduced by Nature Conservancy in New York’s Executive Director, Bill Ulfelder.

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Confront Art’s SEEINJUSTICE Debuts in Union Square

 

 

 

Photo by Jane Kratochvil

The Union Square Partnership, in collaboration with NYC Park’s Art in the Park Program and Confront Art, unveiled SEEINJUSTICE in Union Square on Thursday, September 30th. Conceived by artist Chris Carnabuci, the installation features three 12 foot bronzed sculptures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Congressman John Lewis. The installation will be on view through October 30th in Union Square Park.

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Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in October, 2021

 

 

Lino Tagliapietra, FENICE, 2012, glass, 13 x 47 x 4 3/4 in (33 x 119.4 x 12.1 cm) Image courtesy of the Gallery
 New Yorkers will kick-off October with the Annual Archtober Festival, Open House New York, Blessing of the Animals, and Halloween Festivities! along with a combination of in-person and online Events. New Yorkers will celebrate the opening of The Mandela Lab at the Rubin Museum of Art, and a host of outdoor art installations from Socrates Sculpture Park to The Studio Museum in Harlem’s nine-foot-tall bronze entitled ‘Witness‘ by artist Thomas J. Price. Howard Greenberg Gallery celebrates its 40th with a move to two new locations on 57th Street, and an inaugural opening with a Gordon Parks exhibition. Here are a few suggestions for the month of October.

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Living Histories: Queer Views and Old Masters at Frick Madison

 

 

Salman Toor (b. Lahore, Pakistan, 1983) Museum Boys, 2021; Oil on panel; 30 x 40 inches; © Salman Toor; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York. Photo by Farzad Owrang

The installation at Frick Madison has prompted new ways of looking at the Frick’s paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts—works predominantly made in Europe from the thirteenth through nineteenth centuries. Living Histories: Queer Views and Old Masters is the latest addition in a broader program in the past decade that has celebrated a range of voices and perspectives through digital productions, installations, publications, and collaborations.

At various times during the next year, four New York–based artists will engage with Old Master paintings in the permanent collection, each presenting a single new work on the second floor, where paintings by Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Holbein are displayed. These “pop-up” presentations, each running for a limited number of months, will initiate fresh conversations with the institution’s traditional figurative holdings, with particular emphasis on issues of gender and queer identity typically excluded from narratives of early modern European art.

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Sam Sidney: New York Never Felt So Good @ Eerdmans Fine Art in the East Village

 

 

Sam Sidney: New York Never Felt So Good

The very cool and eclectic East Village ‘gallery’ Eerdmans opened its doors to Sam Sidney: New York Never Felt so Good ~ an exhibition of iconic New York City images.

These finely crafted felt portraits depict some of NYC’s larger-than-life personalities like Andy Warhol, Joan Rivers and Billie Holiday, and hallowed civic iconography like a metro card, a street-cart hotdog, and Lady Liberty.

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A Virtual Blessing of the Animals at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine

 

 

 

The Blessing of the Animals, St. John the Divine, October, 2017

The Feast of Saint Francis is Sunday, October 3rd and with it, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will hold the annual Blessing of the Animals from 10am to 4pm. The Cathedral invites the public to a day of music, prayer, joy, blessings and fun in honor of Saint Francis, the patron saint of animals and the environment. While we cannot gather in person this year for the Service or the Outdoor Fair, we’re excited to offer an online extravaganza that will include pet blessings, children’s activities, and a behind-the-scenes look at the history of one of our most beloved days of the year!

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Design Trust Selects Two Winning Projects as part of ‘The Restorative City’

 

 

 

The Design Trust for Public Space announced the selection of two major public space projects to be implemented as part of The Restorative City: Building Community Wellness through Public Space. Launched as an open call for proposals in spring 2021, The Restorative City is a major Design Trust initiative dedicated to connecting health equity with the built environment throughout New York City.

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Where to Find the Ghouls & Goblins ~ Halloween NYC 2021

 

 

 

On Sunday, October 31st, New Yorkers will step out in whimsical and fantastical costumes. Where to find the ghouls and goblins? Here are a few suggestions.

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David Zwirner to open 52 Walker in Tribeca

 

 

 

52 Walker, the new David Zwirner gallery space programmed and led by Director Ebony L. Haynes, will open October 2021, with a solo presentation of work by Kandis Williams, on view through December 2021. The gallery takes its name from its location at 52 Walker Street in Tribeca. The gallery will occupy the first floor of the five-story landmark building, which was formerly the home of M1-5 Lounge. Selldorf Architects is designing the renovation of the space.

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Gillian Wearing Celebrates Diane Arbus with her Monument at the Doris C. Freedman Plaza

 

 

 

Image Credit Gillian Wearing, Diane Arbus, 2021 Bronze, oil paint Presented by Public Art Fund at Doris C.Freedman Plaza, New York City, October 20, 2021 to August 14, 2022 © GillianWearing.Courtesy of Maureen Paley, London, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York and Regen Projects, Los Angeles Photo: Nicholas Knight, Courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY.

Public Art Fund is pleased to present British conceptual artist Gillian Wearing’s life-size bronze sculpture Diane Arbus—a tribute to the legendary photographer. Arbus was a lifelong New Yorker and often frequented Central Park, where she made photographs of everyday people. Wearing’s sculpture is on view in Doris C. Freedman Plaza at the southeast entrance to the park. It depicts Arbus with her finger on the shutter button of her iconic twin lens camera, as she might have been seen in the 1950s and 60s.

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Public Hearing on Proposed Designation of 200 Madison Avenue Lobby Interior to Take Place in September, 2021

 

 

 

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Zoom meeting September 28, 2021

On Tuesday, September 28, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will hold a public hearing on the proposed designation of the 200 Madison Avenue First Floor Lobby Interior as an interior landmark. Located in Murray Hill, between East 35th and East 36th Streets, this understated red brick structure by Warren & Wetmore contains one of the most ornate office building lobbies in midtown Manhattan.

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BRIC House Presents its Fall 2021 Exhibitions ~ Athena LaTocha: In the Wake of… and Karen Miranda-Rivadeneira: The mountain I am, Urku ñuka kani

 

 

 

Karen Miranda-Rivadeneira, The mountain I am, Urku ñuka kani, video still, 2021

BRIC House will open its doors to two Fall 2021 Exhibitions, Athena LaTocha: In the Wake of …  and Karen Miranda-Rivadeneira: The mountain I am, Urku ñuka kani on September 29th.

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Artist Emily Oliveira Creates Mural in Lena Horne Bandshell, Prospect Park

 

 

 

Emily Oliveira, We Are At a Moment That Will Be Remembered as the Beginning of the Great Change, For Who Can Say When a Wall Is Ready To Come Down. photo credit: BRIC arts.

Artist, Emily Oliveira will be reminding us that ~ We Are At a Moment That Will Be Remembered as the Beginning of the Great Change, For Who Can Say When a Wall Is Ready To Come Down, with a mural at the Prospect Park Bandshell on October 1st!

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‘Jaume Plensa’ a Solo Exhibition to Open at Galerie Lelong & Co in October, 2021

 

 

 

Jaume Plensa, HORTENSIA (nest), 2021. Alabaster, 58 5/8 x 45 1/4 x 20 1/2 in (149 x 115 x 52 cm), 1076 kg. © Jaume Plensa. Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co.

 

Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, is pleased to present a solo exhibition with Jaume Plensa, featuring new sculptures by the artist, including the debut of the new nest series, that explore the innovation of figurative forms in his depictions of contemporary portraiture.

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Gwen Ifill Park in Jamaica to Receive $21 Million for Development

 

 

 

Gwen Ifill Park in Jamaica. Image credit: NYC Parks/Daniel Avila

As part of City Hall In Your Borough, NYC Parks Acting Commissioner Margaret Nelson joined Council Member I. Daneek Miller, Community Board 12 District Manager Yvonne Reddick, Reverend Phil Craig of Greater Springfield Community Church, and community members to announce a $21 million allocation from Mayor de Blasio to develop Gwen Ifill Park into a community greenspace in Jamaica, Queens. Located in Ifill’s childhood neighborhood, the park is one of 28 park spaces recently ​named in honor of the Black experience in New York City.

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‘InsideOut: NY Together’ Created a 40-Foot-Wall in Garment District ~ Want Your Portrait Taken? You Have Until October 8th!

 

 

 

Inside/Out on 40th Street between 9th/10th Avenues.

Remember the Garment District Alliance ‘Call for Mural Artists’ in June? Well, The Garment District Alliance (GDA) announced today the launch of Inside Out: NY Together, a public art installation that will transform the wall outside the Port Authority Midtown Bus Terminal in the Garment District into a massive, 40-foot gallery featuring the diverse individuals that make up New York City.

Beginning on October 3, New Yorkers passing through the neighborhood can have their portraits taken, which will be printed in real-time and featured outside Port Authority’s iconic, major transportation hub in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Presented by GDA in collaboration with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), Inside Out: NY Together will represent how New Yorkers come from all walks of life, and together, make the city one of the greatest in the world.

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‘César: Sacred Anarchy’ on View at Salon 94

 

 

 

Installation view, César, Sacred Anarchy, 2021 Courtesy of the Fondation César and Salon 94, New York. Photo: Farzad Owrang

Iconic and iconoclastic. Prolific and destructive. Reverential and rebellious. “Loved and detested,” according to his obituary in Le Monde, the French newspaper. What distinguishes César (1921-1998) from other giants of postwar art is the dichotomous, dangerous dynamism of his oeuvre. Within his sculptures, there are antithetical forces at work ~ pushing and pulling against the modern tradition, the French cultural establishment, and the nascent mass consumerism of his time. A founding member of the 20th-century Nouveau Réalisme movement, César looms large in the art canon. His masterpieces remain ever relevant, offering fresh perspectives.

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Thirteen Artists Offer Their Interpretations of Sanctuary in the 2021 Socrates Annual, Opening October 2nd

 

 

 

Rachel Frank, Sentinel Offering Kernos: Woodcock, Oysters, Lichen. Stoneware ceramic, glazes, steel, spooky, and spray paint

During the past year and a half, places of sanctuary have been more important than ever. A new exhibition opening at Socrates Sculpture Park addresses several interpretations of sanctuary – as spaces of rest and protection; as sacred sites; and as supportive environments. Thirteen artists selected through an open call have created eleven new projects on this theme. Projects were created onsite at the Park’s outdoor studios with financial support and technical assistance as part of the Socrates Annual Fellowship.

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The Drawing Center Presents ‘Ways of Seeing: Three Takes on the Jack Shear Drawing Collection’

 

 

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Portrait of Alexis-René Le Go, 1836. Graphite on paper, 11 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches (30.2 x 22.2 cm). Jack Shear Collection.~ Joaquín Torres-García, Composición (Composition), 1930. Ink on paper, 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches, (13.3 x 8.9 cm). Jack Shear Collection. ~ Julie Mehretu, Untitled, 2000. Ink and color pencil on vellum laid on paper, 19 x 24 inches (48.3 x 61 cm). Jack Shear Collection.

Ways of Seeing: Three Takes on the Jack Shear Drawing Collection will present three curatorial interpretations of the extraordinary collection of drawings that artist, curator, and collector Jack Shear has built over the past half-decade.

Continuing The Drawing Center’s tradition of exhibiting drawings from outstanding public and private collections, Ways of Seeing: Three Takes on the Jack Shear Drawing Collection offers a revealing experiment in connoisseurship and exhibition-making. During the course of the exhibition’s fifteen-week run, artist Arlene Shechet, critic and curator Jarrett Earnest, and Shear himself will each present an exhibition curated from Shear’s holdings.

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Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror opens at The Whitney Museum of American Art

 

 

 

Image credit: Jasper Johns, Racing Thoughts, 1983. Encaustic and collage on canvas, 48 1/8 × 75 3/8 in. (122.2 × 191.5 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Burroughs Wellcome Purchase Fund; Leo Castelli; the Wilfred P. and Rose J. Cohen Purchase Fund; the Julia B. Engel Purchase Fund; the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States Purchase Fund; The Sondra and Charles Gilman, Jr. Foundation, Inc.; S. Sidney Kahn; The Lauder Foundation, Leonard and Evelyn Lauder Fund; the Sara Roby Foundation; and the Painting and Sculpture Committee 84.6. © 2021 Jasper Johns / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The radical, inventive art of Jasper Johns (b. 1930) continues to influence today’s artists like few others. In an unprecedented collaboration, the Whitney and the Philadelphia Museum of Art will stage a simultaneous retrospective—the largest of Johns’s seven-decade career—that offers a fresh take on the living legend. From his iconic flags to lesser-known and recent works, the exhibition will feature paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints—nearly five hundred artworks across the two museums, many of which are from Johns’s personal collection and will be shown publicly for the first time.

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Jaume Plensa: Water’s Soul ~ a Permanent Installation in Newport Pier Park, NJ

 

 

 

Jaume Plensa: Water’s Soul, 2020. Image courtesy Richard Gray Gallery. In this image, the enormity of the sculpture is captured in the scale of the pedestrians in the Park.

While we generally stay within our five boroughs, a very noticeable sculpture caught our eye In Jersey City’s Newport Pier Park. It is the permanent installation, by Internationally-known artist Jaume Plensa, entitled Water’s Soul.

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Erna Rosenstein. Once Upon a Time at Hauser & Wirth New York

 

 

 

Poświata (Afterglow), 1968; oil on canvas; 58 x 66 cm (22 7/8 x 26 in); Photo Marek Gardulski. Erna Rosenstein © The Estate of Erna Rosenstein/Adam Sandauer; Courtesy Hauser & Wirth and Foksal Gallery Foundation

Beginning 30 September, Hauser & Wirth will debut ‘Erna Rosenstein: Once Upon a Time,’ the first monographic exhibition outside of Poland devoted to Erna Rosenstein (1913 – 2004). One of the key figures of the Polish avant-garde, Rosenstein’s wartime survival, commitment to Surrealism, and lifelong adherence to leftist ideologies course through a remarkable array of paintings, drawings, and assemblage sculptures, as well as poems, diaristic writings, and deceptively whimsical children’s stories. Steeped in an extraordinary history and responding to the Nazi occupation of Poland, personal traumas suffered in the Holocaust, the postwar sociopolitical upheaval of her native country, and passionate engagement in the intellectual circles of her times, Erna Rosenstein’s work defies simple classification. Her six-decades long career was fueled by the formation of prewar artistic, intellectual, and political affiliations, and is expressed through her continued oscillation between autobiographical figuration and biomorphic abstraction. Grappling with themes of memory, trauma, longing, and loss, she used paint, ink, and found materials to suggest a world tinged with allegory, enchantment, and fairy tale.

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