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 [...]

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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 [...]