PABLO PICASSO’S ANTI-WAR WORK GUERNICA

The Spanish Civil War broke out in July, 1936, after a group of conservative military tried to overthrow the progressive government of the Popular Front, elected in February of the same year. Expecting an easy coup, the military rebels were surprised to encounter massive popular resistance, especially in the large urban centers. In a matter [...]

ROY DEFOREST VENUS OVER MANHATTAN

Roy De Forest’s freewheeling vision, treasured for its combination of dots, dogs, and fantastical voyages, made him a pillar of Northern California’s artistic community for more than fifty years. Born in 1930 to migrant farmers in North Platte, Nebraska, De Forest and his family fled the dust bowl for Washington State, where he grew up [...]

ARTE POVERA PIONEER DIES

This post is to honor a great Italian figure who recently died.  His life deserves special recognition. The source of this post is from Art News Germano Celant, curator and critic who worked tirelessly to shape the history of Italian contemporary art, has died at 80. La Reppublica, a prominent Italian publication, reported that he [...]

OTTO PIENE: ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Otto Piene (1928-2014) was born in Laasphe, Westphalia, Germany and lived and worked in Düsseldorf, Cambridge and Groton, Massachusetts. Piene was one of the founding members of the ZERO group (1957-1966) along with Heinz Mack, and later Günther Uecker. From 1948 to 1953, he attended the Blocherer Art School and studied painting at the Academy [...]

VINTAGE NEW YORK

State of the Arts NYC selected some vintage photographs of NYC to share. Experiencing a crisis, will prompt folks to look at the past. These urbanscapes hopefully will gives a moment to pause and reflect on our city and where we wish to go moving forward. Below we describe the photos from George P. Hall [...]

The Breath of Clay: The Life of Koichiro Isezaki’s Contemporary Bizen

  I am not an artist that thinks about the definition of tradition while making [my art]. We are tradition, we are a part of it. It’s not in the past. We live and continue through it.” - Koichiro Isezaki Bizen is characterized by significant hardness due to high temperature firing, its earthen-like, reddish-brown color, [...]

MIRA DANCY, FRANCE-LISE MCGURN & CLARE WOODS

Connected through an interest in figurative representation, the exhibition brings together three artists who present the body in unconventional ways, each exploring contemporary issues surrounding gender, sexuality, society and politics, as well as addressing the long and problematic history of the male gaze. The submissive female subject typically depicted reclining, seated or kneeling, is one [...]

USELESS FLOWERS EXHIBITION

Fisher Parrish Gallery is presenting Useless Flowers, a two-person exhibition of paintings and sculptural works by New York artists Caitlin MacBride and Sam Stewart. The form of a bonnet is a point of common connection for MacBride’s oil paintings and Stewart’s sculptural lamps. In Useless Flowers, each artist focused on bonnets worn by the Shakers, a [...]

MEN ARE DIFFERENT, THOUGH THEY LOOK ALIKE

Perrotin in the Lowwer East Side just opened Amadoda Akafani, Afana Ngeentshebe Zodwa (men are different, though they look alike), an exhibition of 28 new paintings by Cape Town based artist Cinga Samson, marking the artist’s first solo exhibition at Perrotin. Cinga Samson was born in Cape Town in 1986, and grew up between the [...]

JOAN MITCHELL AND GRACE HARTIGAN AT TIBER PRESS

Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art is presenting  an exhibit of silkscreen prints by Joan Mitchell and Grace Hartigan during their time at the Tiber Press in the late 1950’s. On view are some rare proofs by Joan Mitchell and prints by Grace Hartigan from “Salute”, a collaboration between the artist and poet James Schuyler. Also on [...]

EDITH HALPERT

Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art featured approximately 100 works of American modern and folk art that passed through Halpert's Downtown Gallery. Highlights from Halpert’s acclaimed personal collection, reassembled for the first time since its landmark sale in 1973, was on view. Edith Gregoryevna Fivoosiovitch (1900–1970) was born to a Jewish family in [...]

I LOST MY BODY

Based on Guillaume Laurant's novel Happy Hand, I Lost My Body is the first animated film to win the Nespresso Grand Prize awarded by the jury of the International Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival. A beautiful, haunting film that uplifts the human spirit at the end. State of the Arts NYC has supported [...]

MEXICAN MURALISM

  IDENTITY AND REVOLUTION is on view at Throckmorton Fine Art in New York  through February 29, 2020. In a revolt against dictator Porfirio Diaz, the demand for agrarian reform signaled a new age in Mexican society. As Civil War raged in Mexico from 1910-1920, the people of Mexico expressed their belief that the land [...]

JR: CHRONICLES

Over the past two decades, JR has expanded the meaning of public art through his ambitious projects that give visibility and agency to a broad spectrum of people around the world. Showcasing murals, photographs, videos, films, dioramas, and archival materials, JR: Chronicles is the first major exhibition in North America of works by the French-born artist. Working [...]

STATE OF THE ARTS NYC SPOTLIGHTS JOAN MIRVISS AT THE WINTER SHOW 2020

  State of the Arts NYC has been a long time fan of Joan Mirviss Gallery located on the Upper Ease Side. Joan Mirviss is the "Queen" of Japanese contemporary ceramics. She carefully and meticulously selects works by living legends and up and coming artists. The Winter Show is open through February 2nd at the [...]

OUR PICKS FOR THE ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL 2020

The Athena Film Festival at Barnard College in New York City, is a weekend of inspiring films that tell the extraordinary stories of fierce and fearless women leaders. Over the last ten years, the festival has welcomed more than 35,000 people from all over the world to 200+ screenings of narratives, documentaries, and shorts that [...]

PROMENADE BY SOUTH KOREAN ARTIST LEE BAE

Perrotin New York presents Promenade, an exhibition from Korean artist Lee Bae, based in Paris, France and Cheongdo, South Korea. For his first solo presentation with Perrotin New York, the artist has created a physically immersive environment that expands upon his ongoing aesthetic and material experiments with charcoal. This concise collection of drawings, paintings, and [...]

SKARSTEDT ON 64TH STREET

    Skarstedt was founded in 1994 by Per Skarstedt to mount historical exhibitions by Contemporary European and American artists. Skarstedt’s 79th Street location opened in New York in 2008, establishing the gallery's program, focused on concepts such as representation, authorship, identity, and sexual politics across a wide-range of media. Skarstedt's unique relationship with artists allows it [...]

RICHARD SERRA — REVERSE CURVE

Weight is a value for me—not that it is any more compelling than lightness, but I simply know more about weight than about lightness and therefore I have more to say about it, more to say about the balancing of weight, the diminishing of weight, the addition and subtraction of weight, the concentration of weight, [...]

LOUISIANA SUITE

Kasmin presented an exhibition of seminal work by Keith Sonnier at the gallery’s flagship space in Chelsea, New York, on view till January 11, 2020. Large-scale works from the ongoing series Ba-O-Ba, which the artist began in 1969, utilize large panes of glass and Sonnier’s signature neon tubing in an abstract composition that forms a confluence [...]

OttO

Sean Kelly recently presented OttO, Laurent Grasso’s third solo exhibition with the gallery. Centered around a remarkable film commissioned for the 21st Biennale of Sydney, which will have its US debut at the gallery, the exhibition presents new paintings, video and sculptures related to themes explored in the film. There will be an opening reception [...]

PRESENT BODIES

              BRIC in partnership with Dieu Donné presents Present Bodies: Papermaking at Dieu Donné, a group exhibition organized by BRIC Curator, Jenny Gerow. The exhibition will present the work of eight Brooklyn-based artists who participated in Dieu Donné’s Workspace Program residency. Present Bodies highlights new and ambitiously scaled work [...]

SEARCHING THE SKY FOR RAIN

  This exhibition brings together works by artists who disregard the ways in which the art industry regulates, classifies, compartmentalizes, and essentializes difference into sanctioned categories. The artists in Searching the Sky for Rain defy the fracking of particularities into niche-marketed, T-shirt formulations of “identities” for institutional meaning and value production. These exploitative processes administer domination, forcing [...]

IN THE (VERY) BEGINNING

Peter Blum Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by Su-Mei Tse entitled, In the (very) beginning at 176 Grand Street, New York. This is the artist’s fifth solo show with the gallery, and first exhibition following her acclaimed 2017-2019 traveling exhibition entitled, Nested at Mudam Luxembourg, the Aargauer Kunsthaus in [...]

MARCUS LEATHERDALE OUT OF THE SHADOWS

Throckmorton Fine Art is pleased to present portraits and photographs by the accomplished photographer Marcus Leatherdale. Taken from his new book, Marcus Leatherdale, OUT OF THE SHADOWS – Photographs New York City 1980-1992, (ACC Art Books) the show features dozens of black and white portraits and photographs of the celebrities and characters who peopled the [...]

BILL TRAYLOR

David Zwirner present works by Bill Traylor (c. 1853–1949) from the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation and Family Collections. Organized in collaboration with the Foundation, the exhibition offers a comprehensive look at the self-taught artist’s distinctive imagery, which mixes subjects and iconography from the American South with a strong formalistic treatment of color, shape, and surface. As [...]

TRAMPOLINE: Resilience & Black Body & Soul

VANESSA GERMAN is a visual and performance artist based in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Homewood. Homewood is the community that is the driving force behind German’s powerful performance work, and whose cast-off relics from the language of her copiously embellished sculptures. As a citizen artist, German explores the power of art and love as a [...]

CHUNG SANG-HWA: EXCAVATIONS, 1964-78

  Chung Sang-Hwa: Excavations, 1964–78 is an exhibition featuring a selection of paintings from a formative era of Chung’s five-decades-long career. Presented on the third floor of the gallery’s landmark building at 909 Madison Avenue, Excavations will include works from a crucial period in which the Korean master was immersed in the international avant-garde milieus of [...]

THE HIKERS

Hauser & Wirth is pleased to present ‘The Hikers,’ an exhibition of recent works by American artist Rashid Johnson. The exhibition brings together ceramic tile mosaics, collaged paintings, and a largescale sculpture that address Johnson’s recurring interest in currents of anxiety and escapism created by the political and social turmoil felt across the United States [...]

TWO PAINTINGS — WORKS BY JAMES ROESENQUIST

Kasmin in cooperation with the Estate of James Rosenquist and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (London, Paris, Salzburg), is pleased to announce an exhibition of two important paintings by James Rosenquist. On view at the gallery’s flagship 509 West 27th Street location, both works—Joystick (2002) and The Geometry of Fire (2011)—reflect Rosenquist’s lifelong fascination with space, real and imagined, and [...]

KŪKAI: SUN AND MOON

Ippodo Gallery celebrates its brand new location on 32 E 67th Street with a spectacular exhibition of paintings by Ken Matsubara from his “Kūkai’s View ‘Sun and Moon’” series. The concept for this series derives from the Heian period with the renowned Buddhist monk, poet and scholar, Kūkai (774-835), who retreated to the caves of [...]

The Paris Years: Sculpture and Drawings from 1911-1932

Jacques Lipchitz, The Paris Years: Sculpture and Drawings from 1911-1932, a presentation of the 20th Century master’s seminal artworks  on view through November 23rd.  The exhibition, which includes some 50 works, takes as its focus crucial years of innovation in the artist’s early artistic life. Sculptures as well as a selection of drawings and bas [...]

HUMBERTO MARQUEZ: HINDSIGHT

Humberto Márquez is an artist who is little known within the history of Mexican art of the second half of the twentieth century. From the 1950s when he started his career in through 1968, Márquez produced varied bodies of work that resonated with the creative experimentation that was taking place in the artistic sphere, both [...]

MAN RAY AT DI DONNA GALLERY

Di Donna Galleries will present the exhibition Enigma and Desire: Man Ray Paintings, from October 25 to December 13, 2019. The first survey exhibition to focus on Man Ray’s paintings, the show will present a vibrant selection of paintings that reveals the radicality of Man Ray’s thought and practice throughout his career, solidifying his historical [...]

ALIZA NISENBAUM Coreografías

For her debut exhibition at Anton Kern Gallery, Mexican-born and New York-based activist and painter Aliza Nisenbaum will present Coreografías, a new body of individual and group portrait paintings. All works are the results of the artist’s participation in a variety of group and community activities such as her recent Brixton Station residency or her engagement [...]

MATTHEW WONG MARCH 8, 1984 – OCTOBER 2, 2019

Art is all-encompassing in my daily life.  When I’m not working, I’m at the library doing research into the history of art, figuring out where I can fit into the greater dialogue between artists throughout time, or on the internet looking at art-related websites and engaging in dialogue on social media with artists and art-world [...]

TEFAF FALL NEW YORK COMING

            As the fourth iteration of TEFAF New York Fall approaches, the Fair reveals a ‘First Look’ at a selection of works to be unveiled at the Park Avenue Armory, November 1-5, 2019. Covering a staggering 7,000 years of art history, TEFAF represents, in aggregate, the finest showing of art, [...]

MoMA Expansion opens in October

The expansion, developed by MoMA with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, in collaboration with Gensler, adds more than 40,000 square feet of gallery spaces and enables the Museum to exhibit significantly more art in new and interdisciplinary ways. The Studio in the heart of the Museum will feature live programming and performances that react to, [...]

OBJECTS: REAL AND IMAGINED

Michael Werner Gallery, New York is pleased to present an exhibition of early sculptures and drawings by Sigmar Polke (1941-2010), one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century. Sigmar Polke - Objects: Real and Imagined features a mystifying and important body of work from the 1960s and includes loans from private and public collections.Fascinated by [...]

SMALL SPHERE AND HEAVY SPHERE

Pace Gallery is pleased to inaugurate its new global headquarters in Chelsea, New York, with a major exhibition tracing the breadth of Alexander Calder’s innovative practice, leading up to his conception of the mobile in 1931—an unprecedented form of kinetic sculpture that radically altered the trajectory of modern art. Working in close collaboration with the [...]

ROGER BROWN VIRTUAL STILL LIFE

Roger Brown: Virtual Still Lifes brings together, for the first time, a vast grouping of the artist’s “Virtual Still Life” paintings (1995–97) made near the end of his career. By positioning these works alongside others that highlight their development, including early paintings demonstrating his interest in the stage and installations conveying the centrality of collecting to [...]

Centennial Celebration of Pierre Soulages

Lévy Gorvy is pleased to announce Pierre Soulages: A Century, an exhibition celebrating the 100th birthday of France’s foremost living artist through a presentation of works spanning his career from the 1950s to today. On view from September 5 through October 26, 2019, this focused survey explores the artist’s enduring role in the dialogue between European and American [...]

PAINTINGS & SCULPTURES AT SKARSTEDT ON THE UPPER EAST SIDE

The 64th street location of the gallery Skarstedt -- has presented a summer show with several artists that will close this Friday. Very colorful. The artists include: George Condo, Eric Fischl, Fischli & Weiss, Mark Grotjahn, KAWS, Martin Kippenberger, Albert Oehlen, Sigmar Polke, Richard Prince, and Christopher Wool Skarstedt was founded in 1994 by Per [...]

THE FEEL OF A PLACE

  Gail Biederman has created The Feel of a Place from materials ranging from yarn and felt to nails, each tailored and arranged to evoke different elements of Brooklyn’s waterfront. Industrial felt represents the historically industrial landscape around piers, for example, while intersecting lines of felt mimic subway lines and other travel routes. Viewers may also notice the [...]

INTRICACIES: FRAGMENT AND MEANING

Aicon Gallery presents Intricacies: Fragment and Meaning, an ambitious group exhibition that brings together artists who scrutinize the milieu and distill from it modes of production that are both ordered and complex. Saba Qizilbash and Faiza Butt from Pakistan, Rina Banerjee and Mequitta Ahuja from the US and Peju Alatise from Nigeria offer works that [...]

BRAZILIAN MODERN: THE LIVING ART

The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) presents Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx, celebrating influential Brazilian modernist artist, landscape architect, and plant explorer and conservationist Roberto Burle Marx, from June 8 through September 29, 2019. NYBG’s largest botanical exhibition ever, it is also the first to combine a horticultural tribute to Burle [...]

FARAH ATASSI PAINTINGS

  Almine Rech is pleased to present the first exhibition of Farah Atassi with the gallery. The exhibition will be on view through July 26, 2019. Below is an interview between Farah Atassi and Eric Troncy, director of Consortium Museum (Dijon, France) where the artist will have a solo exhibition later this year in November. [...]

ALLAN SEKULA : LABOR’S RESISTANCE

“Beware: A Worker’s Defeat Has Been Converted Into An Artwork” - Allan Sekula, This Ain’t China (1974) Following an inaugural exhibition of Allan Sekula at the London gallery this spring, Marian Goodman Gallery New York is pleased to announce an upcoming summer show of work by Allan Sekula (1951-2013), which constitutes the largest presentation on [...]

RICHARD LONG AT LISSON GALLERY

For his first exhibition at Lisson Gallery in New York, Richard Long presents a selection of works which illustrate the four key facets of his practice — sculpture, photography, text work and mud works — and their symbolic significance. Renowned for his travels and ability to transform a journey into a work of art, Long [...]