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 [...]

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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 [...]

WONG PING COMING TO THE NEW MUSEUM IN FEBRUARY

Flashing, pop-like imagery; visual and auditory narrations that explicitly touch upon sex, politics and social relations; vibrant installations that extend into three dimensions the artist’s fantastical animation world – these are but cornerstones of Wong Ping’s (b. 1984, Hong Kong) practice that combines the crass and the colorful to mount a discourse around repressed sexuality, [...]

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 [...]