MADISON ANCIENT AND TRIBAL ART

Madison Ancient & Tribal Art is an alliance of international dealers specializing in the art of traditional cultures. With an emphasis on figurative and abstract sculptures, the goal of MATA is to offer to new and seasoned collectors of traditional, modern and contemporary art an eclectic range of antique fine art and artifacts from the [...]

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OUR PICK AT THE MONIKER ART FAIR

                Now in its 9th year, Moniker Art Fair aims to spotlight emerging and established talent from a burgeoning and increasingly diverse contemporary art movement forged by its subversive and innovative spirit. Moniker Art Fair attracts some of the most talked about artists, galleries and collectors from the finer [...]

TEFAF SPRING NEW YORK

                                Founded in the late 1980s, in Maastricht, Netherlands, TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair) is the world’s leading fair for fine art, antiques and design. Building on its history and success, the fair expanded globally last year, adding two New [...]

STATE OF THE ARTS NYC PICKS FROM THE OTHER ART FAIR

                                  This past weekend, Greenpoint Brooklyn was home to two art fairs just blocks away from each other -- Moniker Art Fair in the events space at 73 West Street along the river and The Other Art Fair at the [...]

KENYAN ARTIST PHOEBE BOSWELL

                Take Me To The Lighthouse is the first US solo exhibition of Kenyan-British artist Phoebe Boswell. Boswell’s multimedia practice centers around a delicate diasporic consciousness of personal identity, collective memory, and what it means to belong. In a characteristically immersive and intimate presentation, this new body of work [...]

LA INDIA CONTAMINADA LEHMANN MAUPIN

Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present La India Contaminada, the gallery’s inaugural exhibition for Cecilia Vicuña. While the Chilean-born artist has lived in New York and exhibit ed widely in the United States and abroad for over three decades, this is the first comprehensive survey of her work in New York. The exhibition will feature [...]

SUSAN CHRYSLER WHITE IN (OF) OUR WORLD

                Susan Chrysler White explores issues of global dysfunction through the fusion of the baroque filigree that is a hallmark of her sculpture and the colorful geometric patterning fundamental to her painting vocabulary. This new work includes highly expressive reliefs that pour off the wall in cascading waterfalls [...]

TOUR DE FORCE PERFORMANCE — DEAD WOMEN WALKING AT THE TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

"This film is tearful, heart wrenching and riveting. My God, I did not know that women are being executed that often in the United States. The circumstance of these women stems from poverty, drugs, abuse, rape, incest and neglect. Dead Women Walking is about the real Me Too movement." STATE OF THE ARTS NYC Nine [...]

MOON DANCERS YU’PIK MASKS AND THE SURREALISTS

                Moon Dancers: Yup’ik Masks and the Surrealists (April 27 - June 29, 2018) celebrates the fertile creative intersection between 19th and early 20th century Yup’ik masks from the central Alaskan coast, and the Surrealists’ indefatigable quest for spiritual and artistic connections with pre-modern societies all over the [...]

MEL CHIN IN QUEENS

Mel Chin: All Over the Place, presents a fresh, multi-location exhibition with exciting manifestations of the work of Mel Chin co-produced by the Queens Museum and No Longer Empty. The exhibition will span nearly four decades of Chin’s malleable and wide-ranging approach to artistic practice that has evaded any neat classification. Exhibition sites in New [...]

DADAMAINO

Mendes Wood DM presented Dadamaino’s frst solo exhibition in New York City. The show closes today. Dadamaino (b. Emilia Maino, 1930 – 2004) was a protagonist of the post-war Milanese avant-garde. Though often perceived as a solitary character, she was also one of the most prominent women in major European art circles. Curated by Sofi [...]

IMPLAUSIBLE — INTERNATIONAL SPOTLIGHT

When is a building not a building? Filip Dujardin studied History of Art at the University of Ghent, with a specialization in architecture, before studying photography at the Academy of Ghent. After training as a technical assistant for Magnum-photographer Carl De Keyzer, he started a professional collaboration with Frederik Vercruysse. In 2007 he established himself [...]

HISTORY REFUSED TO DIE — MAJOR EXHIBITION ON SOUTHERN FOLK ART

            The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 22 will open the exhibition  History Refused to Die: Highlights from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation Gift. This show includes 30 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and quilts by self-taught contemporary African American artists to celebrate the 2014 gift to The Met of works of [...]

PIONEERING MODERNIST SCULPTOR BARBARA HEPWORTH

  Barbara Hepworth: A Matter of Form brings together more than twenty-five sculptures and selected paintings spanning the artist’s career—from the 1930s through the 1970s. The exhibition reveals Hepworth’s legacy as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. “Hepworth is certainly one of the most important figures in modern British sculpture; but, more [...]

ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE

    Gladstone Gallery is presenting an exhibition of historic works by Robert Mapplethorpe, curated by artist, Roe Ethridge. This marks the gallery's first solo presentation as the New York representative of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Barbara Gladstone showed his work once before when she published the seminalFlowers portfolio in the early 1980s. Ethridge brings [...]

“Land: Zhang Huan and Li Binyuan” at MoMA PS1

Zhang Huan is the subject of a two-artist exhibition at MoMA PS1, Land: Zhang Huan and Li Binyuan. This exhibition juxtaposes videos and photographs of the early performances of Zhang Huan with those of recent performances by Li Binyuan to examine performance works by two Chinese artists of different generations that address the relationship between the [...]

MATTER IN MOTION

Claire Falkenstein: Matter in Motion, is a survey that will feature significant examples from the prolific oeuvre of Claire Falkenstein (American, 1908-1997). Celebrated for her exquisite structures of fused metal and glass, the exhibition will also include works in a range of media, from early ceramic and wood sculptures to seminal explorations in metal to [...]

NEW WORKS BY INKA ESSENHIGH

MILES McENERY GALLERY presents its first exhibition of recent paintings by Inka Essenhigh. The exhibition will open 19 April and will remain on view through 25 May 2018. A public reception will be held for the artist on Thursday 19 April from 6 to 8pm. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with [...]

ALICE PENNEFATHER DANCE PHOTOGRAPHER

Alice Pennefather – Director After studying photography at Falmouth College of Art, British film-maker Alice Pennefather spent 6 years travelling and working abroad, focusing on scuba diving and filming underwater. Returning to London in 2011 she rediscovered her love of dance and now works as a freelance photographer and cinematographer. With several years experience photographing [...]

LUHRING AUGUSTINE: SCULPTURE

Luhring Augustine presents an exhibition of sculptural works that celebrates a selection of highlights from the gallery’s history, while introducing perspectives by artists new to the program. Displayed across the gallery’s Chelsea and Bushwick locations, the exhibition includes works by Janine Antoni, Tom Friedman, Roger Hiorns, Phillip King, Martin Kippenberger, Simone Leigh, Glenn Ligon, Jeremy [...]

INTERNATIONAL SPOTLIGHT — Anežka Kašpárková

                Kasparkova, a grandmother from the Czech village of Louka, in South Moravia. The adorable artist is 91 and still spends most of her free time doing what she likes most – hand-painting her neighbors’ houses with traditional motifs. Agnes Kasparkova retired from her work in agriculture over 30 [...]

DAN FLAVIN IN DAYLIGHT OR COOL WHITE

  Dan Flavin: in daylight or cool white is being presented at the David Zwiner's Gallery on West 20th Street. The exhibition will examine Dan Flavin’s use of different variations of fluorescent white light, focusing on significant works from the 1960s. The title refers to Flavin’s seminal text “‘… in daylight or cool white.’ an autobiographical sketch,” [...]

REFRAME SAUDI

                       On the occasion of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia’s visit to the United States, the Misk Art Institute and the Misk Foundation is hosting a series of events that put a focus on educating and engaging millennials in tech, art, culture and more. This week kicked [...]

CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ARTIST YUE MINJUN

            I want the audience not to think of one thing or one place or one event. The whole world's the background. As I said, the viewer should not link this painting to Tiananmen. But Tiananmen is the catalyst for conceiving of this painting -- Artist response to his work [...]

DERRICK ADAMS PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE GREEN BOOK IN THE SANCTUARY EXHIBITION

Derrick Adams is a New York–based, multidisciplinary artist working in performance, video, sound, textile- and paper-based collage, and multimedia sculpture. His practice is rooted in deconstructivist philosophies such as the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface, and the marriage of complex and improbable forms. Through these techniques, Adams examines the force of popular culture [...]

JOAN MIRVISS GALLERY PRESENTS THREE GIANTS

                      Three Giants: Kamoda Shoji, Matsui Kosei and Wada Morihiro. The exhibition focuses on three of Japan's most significant clay artists each of whom contributed to altering the style and aesthetic of ceramic history. This will be the first opportunity to see outside of Japan, a [...]

GREAT IRISH AUTHORS

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, State of the Arts NYC wanted to recognize Irish authors who have made a difference in our lives. We have Bram Stoker, James Joyce, Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, Liam O' Flaherty, Frank McCourt, William Butler Yeats, Maria Edgeworth, Edna O'Brien, Elizabeth Bowen, Patricia Lynch, Marina Carr   [...]

UKRAINIAN MUSEUM BRINGS IMPORTANT RETROSPECTIVE TO NYC

                An exhibition of Yaroslava Surmach Mills' (1925–2008)  wide-ranging work, it showcases more than eighty objects including glass paintings, etchings, icons, books, a selection of her pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs), and drawings. Examples of the stained-glass windows she designed, as well as other images, are presented in visual [...]

TURNING HEADS AT COLLECTIVE DESIGNS

            Brook Landscape is a New York based design-build studio that transforms your outdoor living space into a natural setting. Brook Landscape creates a lasting design through cohesive plantscapes and architectural features resulting in a tranquil garden. Gardens will be created from sustainable materials that age gracefully and married with [...]

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2018 Playlist

Curated by Savona Bailey-McClain, Host/Producer, State of the Arts NYC for the 2018 International Women's Day. The fight for Women's right crosses all cultures and races. It's time that women support each other from the abuses of those who only wish to dominant and control. The "arts" can help tell stories and shape inclusive voices. [...]

A FAIR ON BOOKS

              From March 8-11, 2018 book lovers will find a fascinating treasure trove at the Park Avenue Armory. Over 200 American and international dealers will exhibit at The ABAA New York International Antiquarian Book Fair, bringing a vast selection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, illuminated manuscripts and ephemera. The diversity [...]

THE FORCE BEHIND — THE FEDERATION

Brought together by Laurie Anderson, Laura Michalchyshyn, and Tanya Selvaratnam, we believe in the need both to heighten our sense of our shared humanity, to work for equality and justice, and to communicate visions of what our world could be. We believe in engaging audiences to secure a more democratic future. The arts must serve [...]

ART SEASON IS ABOUT TO BEGIN

        Open to the public February 28 – March 4, 2018, The Art Show 2018 marks an unprecedented three decades of partnership between three major cultural organizations, the ADAA, the venerable community nonprofit Henry Street Settlement and New York City’s foremost cross-disciplinary cultural institution, the Park Avenue Armory. Since the fair’s inception, [...]

SEAN KELLY GALLERIST

British born Sean Kelly began his career in British museum curating shows by sculptors such as Richard Deacon and Antony Gormley early in their career.             Sean Kelly Gallery was founded in 1991 and operated privately in SoHo until 1995 when its first public space opened at 43 Mercer Street. [...]

STATE OF THE ARTS NYC FOCUS PICKS FOR THE ARMORY SHOW

            Since 1957, Nitsch has been addressing the intensification of human existence through his ritualistic performance art, most prominently “The Orgien Mysterien Theater.” With more than 100 performances to date, these staged Dionysian performances are replete with mock religious sacrifices and crucifixion, blood, entrails, robes, dance and nude participants. Religious [...]

STATE OF THE ARTS NYC INSTALLATION PICKS FOR THE ARMORY SHOW

Platform stages large-scale artworks, installations and commissions across Piers 92 & 94. Now in its second edition, the 2018 Platform section, entitled The Contingent and curated by Jen Mergel, features 15 site-responsive projects by internationally acclaimed artists. State of the Arts NYC selected several installations that they feel are compelling and MUST SEE at the [...]

BLACK PANTHER FINALLY PREMIERES

                      FILM SYNOPSIS After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn [...]

KATHLEEN WHITE CLOSING AT MARTOS AND SHOWING AT PIONEER WORKS

       Martos Gallery presented A Year of Firsts, the gallery’s first solo exhibition with The Estate of Kathleen White. White’s practice was in many ways about “the story of a gift.” Before passing away in 2014, much of her work was in response to her love for the family of friends she surrounded herself [...]

ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL 2018

Among the feature films included in this year’s lineup are THE BREADWINNER, directed by Nora Twomey and executive produced by Angelina Jolie; the New York premiere of I AM NOT A WITCH, from first-time writer and director Rungano Nyoni; LADY BIRD, the directorial debut of Greta Gerwig (AFF ‘11 Honoree and 2006 Barnard graduate), starring [...]

ANIMATION FIRST

                    Celebrating France’s rich tradition as a pioneer of animation, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York’s premiere French cultural center, is thrilled to launch Animation First, the first-ever French animation festival in the United States, which will take place Friday, February 2 through Sunday, [...]

GRANDMA MOSES AT THE WINTER ANTIQUES SHOW THIS WEEK

Anna Mary Robertson Moses (September 7, 1860 – December 13, 1961), known by her nickname Grandma Moses, was an American folk artist. She began painting in earnest at the age of 78 and is often cited as an example of an individual who successfully began a career in the arts at an advanced age. Her works [...]

THE RESILENCE OF LAURA OWENS

           For more than twenty years, Los Angeles–based artist Laura Owens has pioneered an innovative approach to painting that has made her one of the most influential artists of her generation. Her bold and experimental work challenges traditional assumptions about figuration and abstraction, as well as the relationships among avant-garde art, [...]

MORIAH EVANS: FIGURING

THRU January 14, 2018 Courtesy the artist and MoMA PS1. Photo: Derek Schultz Originating from internal physical processes, Moriah Evans' Figuring takes micro movements as method. Through the engagement of energies, reactions, and interactions, three female performers make visible and audible internal systems in order to pitch them against the external forces of space and [...]

SELF-INTERNED, 1942: NOGUCHI IN POSTON WAR RELOCATION CENTER

   February 19, 2017, marked the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, the notorious wartime directive that authorized the internment of Japanese citizens and American citizens of Japanese heritage living in the Western United States. This exhibition explores Noguchi’s extraordinary decision—despite being exempt from internment as a resident of New York—to enter the Poston War [...]

MARK DI SUERVO

                 Paula Cooper Gallery presents an exhibition of work by Mark di Suvero. Throughout his sixty-year career, di Suvero has created vibrant and dynamic works, which fuse vitality and movement with complex construction. Presenting a range of medium including sculpture, painting, and drawing, this new exhibition explores the [...]

THE INFLUENTIAL GERMAN ARTIST JOSEPH BEUYS NOW IN FILM

                      Joseph Beuys (German: [ˈjoːzɛf ˈbɔʏs]; 12 May 1921 – 23 January 1986) was a German Fluxus, happening, and performance artist as well as a sculptor, installation artist, graphic artist, art theorist, and pedagogue. His extensive work is grounded in concepts of humanism, social philosophy and anthroposophy; [...]

MARIANNE BOESKY GALLERY PRESENTS SERGE ALAIN NITEGEK

          Nitegeka was born in Burundi in 1983 and lives in Johannesburg. In addition to five solo shows at Stevenson Johannesburg and Cape Town, Nitegeka has exhibited at Marianne Boesky Gallery and Boesky East in New York, in 2016 and 2014; SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia (2015); and Le Manège [...]

BREAKING ICE: BATTLE OF THE CARMENS

                    Vocalists like to talk about grounded singing,” Ms. Hall Moran said with a grin. “Trying to activate the space between the bottom of your feet and that cold surface is a bit like levitating. NYT    Alicia Hall Moran mezzo-soprano and  multi-dimensional artist presents Breaking Ice: The [...]

TEXTILE ARTIST FRANCOISE GROSSEN AT BLUM & POE

                Françoise Grossen was born in Neuchatel, Switzerland in 1943. She studied architecture for a year at the Polytechnical University, Lausanne, Switzerland (1962–63) before becoming a textile major at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Basel, Switzerland (1963–1967). In 1963 Grossen spent six months as a French instructor in a professional [...]

DUTCH INDEPENDENT GALLERY — INTERNATIONAL SPOTLIGHT

  The Amsterdam based KochxBos art gallery is the first independent North-European low-brow / pop-surrealist gallery. We nowadays call it Contemporary Underground Art. Since 2005 the gallery has been representing and expanding the fame of artists like Ray Caesar, Ciou, Harma Heikens, Sarah Maple and Sauerkids. But we are also known for introducing the early [...]