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ART SLOTS: Whitney Art Party | @Artsy

Good deals to be had here!

"Featuring a carefully curated selection of contemporary artists, the Whitney Art Party auction has become a go-to event for young collectors."

Artworks will be on view at the Whitney Art Party, May 8, 2014 purchase tickets here). No buyer’s premium. Bidding closes on May 8, 2014 at 11:59PM ET.

While we don't love yellow, here's what we really like:

BÄST Fun Boy 3, 2014

BÄST Fun Boy 3, 2014

TED GAHL The Cultured House Painter, 2013

TED GAHL The Cultured House Painter, 2013

KADAR BROCK deredemitrgawxi, 2007-14

KADAR BROCK deredemitrgawxi, 2007-14

MIKE YANIRO Untitled, 2013

MIKE YANIRO Untitled, 2013

JUAN BETANCURTH Erotics of  Discipline #1, 2013

JUAN BETANCURTH Erotics of  Discipline #1, 2013

NICK DOYLE Piano (Dream  Sequence), 2013

NICK DOYLE Piano (Dream  Sequence), 2013

DUSTIN YELLIN Letter to Artaud and Texas, 2013

DUSTIN YELLIN Letter to Artaud and Texas, 2013

And of course:

RICKY POWELL Warhol / Basquiat, 1985

RICKY POWELL Warhol / Basquiat, 1985

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Tonight: Boo-Hooray DJs at the Ace Hotel

Boo-Hooray at the Ace Hotel

Spinning records in the lobby every Wednesday this May. 20 W 29th Street, 8 pm - late.

TONIGHT, May 7: Johan Kugelberg and Scratch Famous from Deadly Dragon playing Ska, Rocksteady, and Mento 45s.

May 14: Johan Kugelberg playing Vanity Disco from the Enjoy The Experience book.

May 21: Jesper Eklow of Endless Boogie.

May 28: Keegan Cooke of the Crystal Stilts.

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NYAD's Art Slots | Week of April 28

New York Art Department presents Art Slots (#ArtSlots), a listing of art openings and happenings based on stuff we like (cats, net art, zig zags, big ass sculptures)... usually going down during the artsy-est timeslot ever— 6 to 8PM. 

After closing a fantastic weekend at Paramount Studios with Paris Photo LA, this is another huge week for Los Angeles. Blum & Poe finally open in the big city and west coast hero Billy Al Bengston gets some love with a "not quite a retrospective" retrospective at Franklin Parresh Gallery--- both of which open on May Day from 6-8PM. More below! 

If you'd like to be included in next week's post, e-mail info@newyorkartdepartment.org. 

 

THURSDAY, MAY 1

MARK GROTJAHN: BUTTERFLY PAINTINGS
AT BLUM & POE

Untitled (Orange Butterfly Green M 2003 G), 2003

Untitled (Orange Butterfly Green M 2003 G), 2003

Blum & Poe
19 E 66th St, NY
6-8PM

Blum & Poe opens in New York on E 66th right by Central Park with crowd pleasing, money making butterflies by Matt Grotjahn. These guys do not fuck around. 

 

transcendental bengston-tation
BILLY AL BENGSTON
AT FRANKLIN PARRASCH GALLERY

Peahead Pinecone Calling, 2013

Peahead Pinecone Calling, 2013

Franklin Parrasch Gallery
53 E 64th St, NY
6-8PM

Pop artist bad boy that was integral to the Ferus Gallery scene that was the center of the first wave La Cienega art scene in Los Angeles, who used to tease Andy Warhol and hang with Dennis Hopper, opens his second solo show with Franklin Parrasch. The legendary artist will be present. He looks like this:

A little older, still cool. 

A little older, still cool. 

MARK ROTHKO: THE WATERCOLORS 1941-1947
AT PACE (UPTOWN) 

Untitled, 1946-1947. watercolor, ink and charcoal on paper

Untitled, 1946-1947. watercolor, ink and charcoal on paper

PACE 
32 East 57th Street, NY
6-8PM

Rothko's twelfth exhibition at PACE will feature a selection of watercolors made between 1941 and 1947. The paintings are reminiscent of the muddy but colorful palette of Francis Bacon and haunted psychology of Sigmund Freud. Maybe a little of Lucien's anarchic swagger, as well. It's fun but difficult to put such an icon like Rothko into context, whose postcards are surely bestsellers at MoMA but this show is a nice reminder that the megawatt art star that fills museums was once simply a young artist making 40x27 in watercolors somewhere... 

We will probably not go see this since we'll be at Blum & Poe. 

+ MORE THURSDAY OPENINGS

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat drawings at Acquavelia Galleries, 6-8PM

  • Ida Ekblad at Greene Naftali Gallery, 6-8PM

  • Dawoud Bey at Mary Boone Gallery, 6-8PM

  • That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore... at Tilton Gallery, 6-8PM
     

FRIDAY, MAY 2

RELATIONS, TIM BARBER
AT CAPRICIOUS 88

Capricious 88
88 Eldridge Street, 5th FL
6-8PM

Tim Barber continues to capture those inexplicable, fleeting, mundane, beautiful, absurd, and poignant moments for us. Thanks, Tim.

++ MORE FRIDAY OPENINGS

  • Matthew Monahan at Anton Kern Gallery, 6-8PM

  • Kim Jones at Pierogi Gallery, 6-8PM

  • Lee Bul at Lehmann Maupin, 6-8PM

SATURDAY, MAY 3

2014 BENEFIT EXHIBITION
AT WHITE COLUMNS

+++ MORE SATURDAY OPENINGS

  • Hannah van Bart at Marianne Boesky, 5-7PM

  • Claudia Hart at bitforms gallery, 6-8PM

  • Keith Haring at Gladstone Gallery, 6-8PM

SUNDAY, MAY 4

GIBB SLIFE, MEG CRANSTON
AT FITZROY 

Thick as a Brick, 2012

Thick as a Brick, 2012

Fitzroy Gallery
196 Chyrstie St
6-8PM

California girl Meg Cranston exhibits her TMZ meets Calvin Tompkins humor with this show of punchline pop art. This is the most double tap-friendly exhibition of the week. 

PM, DANIEL TURNER
AT TEAM GALLERY

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Team Gallery
83 Grand St, NY
6-8PM

Solo show by New York-based artist Daniel Turner. Three large-scale sculptures that take the form of countertops. The gallery says: 

The objects, with their immaculate, office-kitchen finish and spartan design, do not resonate with the domestic experience, however, attracting instead insidious associations with the industrial and institutional - factories, schools, feed-lots. They appear utterly familiar while also remaining ambiguous, ultimately denying the utility they initially suggest.   

Eat your heart out, Restoration Hardware gallery or whatever. RH. 

++++ MORE SUNDAY OPENINGS

  • Lucas Ajemian at Marlborough Broome Street, 6-8PM

  • Michael Bauer at Lisa Cooley, 6-8PM
     

FUTURE SLOTS

Hey girl, time to get a new tote bag

Hey girl, time to get a new tote bag

  • FRIEZE FRIEZE FRIEZE
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  • Coffee and Pastries for Gemini G.E.L. for Rauschenberg editions, May 15, 10AM
  • New works by Lucian Smith opening at Per Skarstedt (20 E 79th St) on May 15, 6-8PM
     

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Brand New - Mixtape Remix by DJ George Costanza

At first we thought DJ George Constanza (@George_Costanza) had dropped a brand new mixtape, but after listening we realized its a remix of Brand New's "Mixtape."

We are crying. It's so brilliant. We would have totally had this as our Myspace song. 

Lyrics below so you can scream and cry and twerk at the same time:

I got a twenty-dollar bill that says no one's ever seen you without makeup.
You're always made up.
And I'm sick of your tattoos,
and the way you always criticize the Smiths... and Morrissey.
And I know that you're a sucker for anything acoustic.
But when I say let's keep in touch,
I really mean I wish that you'd grow up.
This is the first song for your mixtape.
It's short just like your temper,
but somewhat golden like the afternoons we used to spend before you got too cool...

I got a twenty-dollar bill that says no one's ever seen you without makeup.
You're always made up.
And I'm sick of your tattoos, and the way you don't appreciate Brand New or me
And I know that you're a sucker for anything acoustic.
But when I say let's keep in touch,
I hope you know I mean I wish that you'd grow up.
This is the first song for your mixtape.
It's short just like your temper,
but somewhat golden like the afternoons we used to spend before you got too cool...

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DO IT

Independent Curators International (ICI) celebrates do it with the launch of do it (short), and the opening of do it Москва, the largest incarnation of the project at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art on May 1; and applications are open for the Curatorial Intensive at Garage this summer.

The next Intensive takes place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia starting May 13. Join us next week for New York's Hidden Noise at Anthology Film Archives on May 10, and El Local Club at NADA New York on May 11. Lastly, Project 35: Volume 2 will screen throughout May in Sri Lanka.

do it is an animated short about Hans Ulrich Obrist’s ongoing exhibition do it narrated by Reggie Watts. Conceived by curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, do it is an exhibition of artists’ instructions, that began in Paris in 1993 with a discussion between Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier, who were curious to see how an exhibition may never stop. Now, do it has become the longest-running and most far-reaching exhibition ever, giving new meaning to the concept of the “exhibition in progress.”

In 2013, ICI and Obrist partnered to create the 20th anniversary version of do it, with new artists’ contributions and a compendium of over 250 instructions.

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@OWVBICS IN SF

Anzfer Farms, a San Francisco art and design studio known for its furniture and objects made primarily with reclaimed materials, has organized a show featuring the works of artist friends with whom they maintain active creative dialogs. One such artists happens to also be our friend: Charles Shedden of @owvbics fame.   

If you're in SF looking to expense some seed money to embellish the new HQ or just a fan of art and design—hopefully both—head on over to Campfire Gallery, a storefront that features established and emerging artist works and distinctive artisan objects. 

Opening Reception: April 19th, 6 - 9 PM
3344 24th Street, San Francisco

 

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NYAD's Art Slots

New York Art Department presents Art Slots, a listing of art openings and happenings based on stuff we like (cats, net art, zig zags, big ass sculptures)... usually going down during the artsy-est timeslot ever— 6 to 8PM. 

If you'd like to be included in next week's post, e-mail info@newyorkartdepartment.org 
 

FRIDAY, APRIL 18

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AI WEI WEI AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM
ACCORDING TO WHAT?

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy NY

This show has traveled all over the U.S., but Ai created a few site specific pieces just for us. One piece, S.A.C.R.E.D., is made up of Richard Serra-esque boxes that serve as the background for Gumby-like vignettes of what it was like for him in isolation. 

"This is the last stop, and the stop I emotionally care the most," Ai via video message.

Self-portrait as Tuna Turner by food’lebrities

Self-portrait as Tuna Turner by food’lebrities

JAIME WARREN
THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR 

The Hole
312 Bowery
6-9PM, Performance at 7:30

We feel like if James Franco did a parody show of Jaime Warren's work, she would totally punch him in the face and then they would get high and laugh about it later. We love her. 

 

Lauren Halsey

YALE SCULPTURE 2014

Storefront Ten Eyck 
324 Ten Eyck St NY
6-9PM

Storefront Ten Eyck, which usually shows emerging Bushwick artists, hosts a a group of 11 artists from New Haven: the 2014 Yale University MFA sculptors. We appreciate these artists getting their feet wet in Brooklyn before diving into the New York art scene. 

Artists: Jerry Blackman, Allen Chen, Shih-Hsiung Chou, Lauren Halsey, Michael Handley, Erin Henry, Yutaka Kawahito, Shehrezad Maher, Maya Manvi, Oren Pinhassi, Mark Starling
 

SATURDAY, APRIL 19

THE REAL ESTATE SHOW, WHAT NEXT: 2014

Cuchifritos Gallery in Essex Market
5-7PM

As we read in the New York Times, with Clayton Patterson leaving, and the onslaught $16 burgers, the Lower East Side is changing. The Real Estate Show takes the problem head on, opening an exhibition exploring the effects real estate has on the cultural community, and providing concurrent program that emphasizes their objective: finding a way to preserve the LES. This show is an extension of The Real Estate Show that opened on December 31, 1979, in hopes of addressing the NYC real estate crisis and funding opportunities for young artists. Some things never change. 
 

INTERNATIONAL WEIRD COLLAGE SHOW

Invisible Dog Art Center
51 Bergen Street, BK
6-10PM

The U.S. debut of the the International Weird Collage Show featuring collage work by Rubén B, André Bergamin, Molly Bosley,  Dennis Busch, Julia Busch, Joe Castro, Jordan Clark, Cless, Tamar CohenIsabelle Cordemans, William Crump, Harold DiazFred Free, John Gall, James Gallagher, Alan Ganev, Sr. García, April Gertler, Goster, Grande, Diego Guzman, Micosch Holland, Ashkan HonarvarVictoria Ulrikke Iles, Geoff Kim, Jon LegereMax-o-maticSylvia StølanBrandi Strickland, Sweet Suede, John Whitlock, Oliver Wiegner, Charles Wilkin, Niko Vartiainen, Anthony Zinonos and Mario Zoots

Curated by Max-o-matic, Rubén B and Charles Wilkin.

The International Weird Collage Show started in Madrid in 2011 with goals of uniting the global collage community through... collage! And exhibitions, printed matter, and online publishing. 

ALEXANDER CALDER
THE ART OF INVENTION

Pace Menlo Park (Temporary Space) 
300 El Camino Real, CA

The first exhibition of Pace's 11-week stint in Silicon Valley starts with the whimsical works of Alexander Calder-- perfect for that California start-up breeze. 

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NYAD's Art Slots

New York Art Department presents Art Slots, a listing of art openings and happenings based on stuff we like (cats, net art, zig zags, big ass sculptures)... usually going down during the artsy-est timeslot ever— 6 to 8PM. 

If you'd like to be included in next week's post, e-mail info@newyorkartdepartment.org 

FRIDAY, APRIL 11

Tunga
From "La Voie Humide"

Luhring Augustine 
531 W 24th St NY
5-7PM

New works by Brazilian artist Tunga, a sort of Joseph Beuy's meet mystical scribbler. 


NO-WAVE / OHWOW

Dallas Art Fair
The Joule 
http://know-wave.com/

NO-WAVE visits Dallas, headquartered in a OHWOW pop-up shop designed by "architect-at-large" Rafael Cardenas. Listen online or if you're in Texas for the fair, the show is being broadcasted in the VIP lounge.
 

SATURDAY, APRIL 12

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Elliott Hundley

Regen Projects
6750 Santa Monica Blvd LA
6-8PM

RISD alum, LA-based artist Elliott Hundley's third show at Regen Projects. Immense, compicated collage but someone clearly stricken, or maybe blessed, by severe OCD. A friend of ours once visited his studio and told us that he has little drawers labeled with cut outs from magazines-- so a little drawer for apples cut-outs, a little drawer for blonde women... etc. Amazing. 

SUNDAY, APRIL 13

SETH CLUETT 
THE PERSISTENCE OF TRACES

Audio Visual Arts (AVA)
34 East 1st St NY
4-6PM

Ephemeral sound art that indexes memory in forms. Subtle yet powerful and highly detailed works we are looking forward to seeing and hearing. 

UPCOMING SHOWS

Another Jaime Warren masterpiece 

Another Jaime Warren masterpiece 

  • Ai WeiWei, "According to What,"  4/17, Brooklyn Museum
  • The New Romantics, 4/17, Eyebeam
  • Jaime Warren, "That's What Friends Are For," special performance 4/18, The Hole, 6-9PM

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NYAD's Art Slots | Week of April 7

New York Art Department presents Art Slots, a weekly recommendation of art openings and happenings based on stuff we like (cats, net art, zig zags, big ass sculptures)... usually going down during the artsy-est timeslot ever— 6 to 8PM. 

If you'd like to be included in next week's post, e-mail info@newyorkartdepartment.org 

Awesome.

Awesome.

FYI, if you haven't seen Doug Wheeler at David Zwirner yet, the waiting list reopens on Fridays  at 10AM so call the gallery first thing tomorrow morning. The show closes on April 6 so this is your last weekend to see it! (212-517-8677)

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 27

SATURINE SWING 
MATTIAS BITZER

Marianne Boesky Gallery
118 East 64th St, 4-7PM
509 W 24th St, 6-8PM

Double whammy debut of Berlin-based artist at both the uptown and Chelsea galleries. Works allude to Emily Dickinson and spatial specificity. "Saturnine" means sad and gloomy. 

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DESIGN AND VIOLENCE DEBATE I: OPEN SOURCE
MODERATED BY PAOLA ANTONELLI

MoMa (Bartos Theater)
11 W 53rd St NY
#desviolenz

Design and Violence is an online curatorial experiment that explores the manifestations of violence in contemporary society:

Hack/Infect: disrupting the rules of the system
Constrain: binding, blocking, and distorting
Stun: causing blunt trauma
Penetrate: infiltrating the boundaries, breaching
Manipulate/Control: drawing into the realm of violence with suasion
Intimidate: promising damage and death
Explode: annihilating visibly and completely
 

FRIDAY, MARCH 28

Untitled (Light Box) (detail) Kitty Kraus. 2012

Untitled (Light Box) (detail) Kitty Kraus. 2012

FIRST LINES, LIKE FIRST DATES, OR THE FIRST BITE OF DESSERT, CAN BE DECEPTIVE.
ANN VERONICA JANSSENS, KITTY KRAUS, DANIEL STEEGMANN MANGRANÉ

Bortolomi Gallery
520 W 20th St NY
6-8PM

Group show curated by art cutie Christine Messineo, Bortolomi's current director and artist liaison, who will start as a partner April 1. Congrats, Christine! We're excited to check out Steegmann Mangrané's sound installation--- seven speakers placed throughout the gallery that start and stop playing the same flute note, creating a prolonged note that changes form. 

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TRANSITION GAME
HOWARD KANOVITZ, LORNA SIMPSON, LUCIEN SMITH, RICHARD AVEDON

Salon 94 Freemans
1 Freeman Alley
6-8PM

A group exhibition curated by Fabienne Stephan and Adam Shopkorn.

Curatorial statement, in SAT friendly format:
basketball : civil rights :: 1960s

From the press release:

In 1969, while America was reeling from assassinations, racial strife and an unpopular and costly war, something beautiful was happening on basketball courts across the nation. Basketball was not only becoming increasingly integrated, but also transitioning into a place where black individual expression was welcomed, even revered and imitated by one of the country’s most talented white players, 'Pistol' Pete Maravich. While the "Great White Hope" syndrome persisted in the Indiana heartland with Rick Mount, African American players like Charlie Scott of University of North Carolina and Mike Maloy of Davidson College were starring at major universities in the south and elsewhere. This shift set the stage for the coming years when black talent would dominate and create a major cultural ground shift in athletics, media and entertainment.


SATURDAY, MARCH 29

٩‎١‎١‎,000 B.C.
CURATED BY AGATHA WARE

Grand Century
286 Grand St
6-8PM?

hi bb's, go to the Grand opening of Grand Century, a space ran by three friends who programs quickfire shows that open on Saturdays and end on Sundays. The first show features these artists:

Anders Dahl Monsen
Bjørnar Pedersen
Christopher Kulendran Thomas
Ida Eritsland
Ilja Karilampi
Kareem Lotfy
Karen Gimle
Kjersti Gjestrud
Mikael Brkic
Phillip Zach
Renaud Jerez
Sandra Vaka Olsen
Tarik H. Hindic
Tor Erik Bøe

They seem like total weirdos and we are into it. The press release for the inaugural show is the best of this week, or maybe even the year. Excerpt here: 

We've come a long way bb’s. But let’s keep going, to a place that is simultaneously fourteen billion years ago and right now. Here you will find chaos—in the cosmos as well as in your cup of coffee. Cosmological caffeinated chaos. And chaos is what brings us to the level of the mark. What’s your mark? I want my coffee Half-Caff not Decaf. Actually make that a Half-Caff Nonfat Macchiato, Sugar-Free, 2 Percent Foam At 120 Degrees. Control the chaos bb’s.

Look inside, there is sludge. Meaning sludge.

Things we already like about Grand Century: 1) seems like a bunch of friends doing cool stuff just because, 2) they got the Norwegian Consulate General to support a totally goofy show and 3) they don't list their address on their website. 

NEW AGE
LIZ CRAFT - FABIAN MARTI - PENTTI MONKKONEN

Nathalie Karg
41 Great Jones Street
6-8PM

Another first show for Nathalie Karg and her eponymous gallery in Noho. Arrive early-ish and check out Julian Schnabel's "Flag Painting" at KARMA right next door. 

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 30

PIETER VERMEERSCH

Team Gallery
83 Grand St NY
6-8PM 

Paint dabbed, giant photographs of the sky that bring celestial grace and infinity inside the walls of our favorite Soho space. A must-see for anyone that has ever stared into space (everyone).

 

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RHIZOME'S 24-HOUR INTERNET TELETHON

By Marcella Zimmermann 

This morning at 11AM Rhizome started a 24-hour internet telethon. Right now Tom Moody is reading his comments he's left on Rhizome.org... from a binder. I can't stop watching. 

Donate here and watch Tom Moody live on Youtube now.

The internet telethon will feature entertainment, performances and appeals by:

Live from NYC 

ANN HIRSCH
directing a Rhizome Reality Television Show 

TOM MOODY
conducting a Live Reading of His Comments on Rhizome.org

MICHAEL CONNOR
telling you about Artworks He Likes

BODY BY BODY 
surprising with a special Video Selection

NICK DEMARCO
giving Thanks to the Donors

From sunny LA

DANIEL REHN 
throwing a Floppy Disk Party!

TRACY JEANNE ROSENTHAL 
doing a Reading

Live from Europe

ALEX MCLEAN
performing a Livecoding Algo-Rave

LINDSAY HOWARD 
offering an Open Internet Studio Visit (first come, first served)

JONAS LUND
letting you See His Browser With Selfsurfing 

Our Canadian friend

JEREMY BAILEY
who is a Famous New Media Artist 

Plus

Baby Arizona iPad Hour 
Listening Party: Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon 
Game of Thrones 
DJ sets by friends 
Acoustic covers requests

... and much more. 

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Art in Odd Places 2014: Free Open Call for Project Proposals

AiOP invites proposals for its tenth annual public art and performance festival, taking place from October 9-12, 2014, along 14th Street in Manhattan, from Avenue C to the Hudson River. We welcome disciplinary diversity: visual/ installation, performance, time-based media, virtual/gaming work, online-IRL hybrids, and others. We encourage projects that explore this location’s history and heterogeneity, and that actively engage the public realm. This year’s theme is FREE: Open. Autonomy. Gift. Independent. Unoccupied. Commons. Wild. Nothing. Everything.

Buy one get one free. Free culture. Free love. Free market. Free your mind. Free to be you and me. Free rights. Free Winona. Free thought. Fat free. The best things in life are free. 100%. Free of charge. Let freedom ring. Free labor. Free beer. Free Tibet. Freedom fighter. Free economy. Freebird. Free download. Freewheeling. Free speech. Free will. Free dollar. Free store. FreedomTower. Free time. Free hugs. Free spirit. Free country. Free range. Freebee. Freestanding. Freeload. Carefree. Free radical. Scott free. Freebase. Freeway. Freehand. Free agent. Freelance. Freestyle. Free as a bird. Freemason. Free at last! Free form. Live free or die.

Click here to APPLY for FREE.

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NYAD's Art Slots | Week of March 10

By Marcella Zimmermann

New York Art Department presents Art Slots, a weekly listing of  art openings and happenings we find worth your while... usually going down during the artsy-est timeslot ever— 6 to 8PM. 

If you'd like to be included in next week's post, e-mail info@newyorkartdepartment.org.

We took Thursday night off, nothing felt worth braving the return of miserable below freezing temperatures. A good alternative would have been BAM or IFC to see Hayao Miyazaki delicately grapple with Japan's history through airplanes and young love; war and peace; tradition and technology. Anyway: 

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

Friedrich Kunath, Folder 6 (Vase), 2013-2014

Friedrich Kunath, Folder 6 (Vase), 2013-2014

THE TEMPTATION TO EXIST (MAY CONTAIN NUTS)
FREDRICH KUNATH

Andrea Rosen Gallery
525 W 24th St NY
6-8PM

LA-based artist/Porsche-owner Fredrich Kunath is having his fourth show at Andrea Rosen. He exercises his sharp wit in the titles of his paintings-- often delivering punchlines before we get the joke. Follow his Instagram for what I think are snippets of what we'll see on Thursday. 

“Somewhere in these oppositions lies the aesthetic possibility of slipping on a banana peel.” 
– Friedrich Kunath 

Some favorite pieces of his in the gallery below:


MATTER AND MEMORY: 
Ancient Chinese Art Treasures 

Gagosian Uptown
980 Madison Ave, 5th Fl NY 
5-9PM

It's Asia Week New York so a Brussels-based gallerist Gisèle Croës is presenting a show of Chinese antiquities at Gagosian. 
 

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

 IN BETWEEN SPACES -
AN EXHIBITION BY E.B. ITSO

Printed Matter
195 10th Ave NY
5-7PM

Self-published books, zines, posters and other ephemera by E.B. Itso and a new zine published by Printed Matter. 

The exhibition is guest-curated by Emilie Nilsson.


Go look at the most relevant salad bowl ever. + Free drinks?

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 16

THE WEIRD SHOW
PETER COFFIN, WILLY LE MAITRE, AGATHE SNOW

Canada
333 Broome St NY
6-8PM

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From the press release:

"Here at CANADA the stars are lining up like a big dipper for the gallery’s latest three person show. Built from varied influences and distinct geographies these three mid career journeyman artists come together for no better reason than our admiration for their work and a want of current samples. From the whimsy of Mr. Coffin’s famous curiosity and gold medal studio gymnastics, to Ms Snow rebelliously lovable, supremely confident anti-form structures, to a return visit with Willy Le Maitre’s crystal clear 3d diffusion art and transport phenomena, The Weird Show guarantees safe shelter from the monotony of it all."

 

We have no idea what this is.

We have no idea what this is.

TONY LEWIS / NATE YOUNG

Room East
41 Orchard St NY
6-8PM

1. Three people leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach.
2. Have rational judgments.
3. Watch irrational judgments at least once a year.
4. Remember formal art is essentially other people’s birthdays.

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NYAD's Art Slots | Week of March 3

By Marcella Zimmermann

It's Armory Week, but more on that later.

New York Art Department presents Art Slots, a weekly listing of art openings and happenings we find worth your while... usually going down during the artsy-est timeslot ever— 6 to 8PM.

If you'd like to be included in next week's post, e-mail info@newyorkartdepartment.org.

THURSDAY, MARCH 6

Man Ray by Andy Warhol, 1974

Man Ray by Andy Warhol, 1974

Alexander the Great:
The Iolas Gallery 1955-1987

Paul Kasmin Gallery
239 10th Ave, NY
6-8PM

Paul Kasmin Gallery pays tribute to Alexander Iolas aka "Alexander the Great", 20th century art dealer that gave Andy Warhol and Ed Ruscha their first shows in New York, in 1945 and 1967, respectively. In the twenty years between Andy and Ed, Iolas introduced surrealism to America, helped develop the de Menil collection (think Dia:Beacon), and shaped the careers of William N. Copley, Max Ernst, Yves Klein, Man Ray, Paul Thek... and many others that are now represented by Paul Kasmin--- bringing art history full circle. 

 

OTHER OPENINGS

  • The Last Brucennial, 837 Washington St
  • Second Sight, Eyebeam
  • Travess Smalley, Higher Pictures, 980 Madison
  • Matthew Stone, The Hole, 312 Bowery
  • Jim Isermann and B. Wurtz, Mary Boone Gallery, 745 5th Ave
  • Molly Surno / Molly Lowe, Suzanne Geiss Company, 76 Grand St 

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 7

Yellow Hair/Red Coat/Snow/Selfi by Laurie Simmons, 2014

Yellow Hair/Red Coat/Snow/Selfi by Laurie Simmons, 2014

KIGURUMI, DOLLERS AND HOW WE SEE IT
LAURIE SIMMONS

Salon 94
243 Bowery NY
6-8PM

64-year old woman explores Japanese subculture and 21st identity through the Internet, sweetly misinterpreting Kigurumis, cosplay, and love dolls--- in her artist statement, she calls them "Dollers." Maybe she learned about them on "The Youtubes."

In comparison to Jon Rafman's recent exhibition at Zach Feuer Gallery, which was a perfect troll of art collectors, gamers, and Asian fetishizers alike, this exhibition feels completely disconnected from its subject. It's not a surprise that the photos were, according to the artist, shot in "a tiny abandoned brick house in Connecticut."

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 8

Lose the day to art fairs. Try to see Olaf Breuning's whimsical new installation at Central Park: 

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OTHER OPENINGS

These two artists were both part of Dia:Macon, an exhibition curated by Team Gal's Todd Von Ammon and presented by New York Art Department in 2012:

  • Dave McDermott, Brennan & Griffin, 55 Delancy St 
  • Timothy Hull, Fitzroy Gallery, 195 Chrystie Street

SUNDAY, MARCH 9

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THE UTOPIA OF HUGGING FOR 20 MINUTES
A PERFORMANCE BY THE GAO BROTHERS

RH Contemporary Art
437 West 16th Street
3PM

20 minutes of hugging as "interactive public art" with The Gao Brothers. We can't decide whether this is really adorable or grossly neutered thanks to furniture chain Restoration Hardware, who funds "RH" Contemporary Art. 

To participate, email your name/age/country of origin to RHCAINFO@RH.com
No RSVP is required to watch the performance. 

 

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NYAD's Art Slots | Week of February 24, 2014

By Marcella Zimmermann

New York Art Department presents Art Slots, a weekly listing of  art openings and happenings we find worth your while... usually going down during the artsy-est timeslot ever— 6 to 8PM. 

If you'd like to be included in next week's post, e-mail info@newyorkartdepartment.org.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27

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Todd James
Supernatural

Sandra Gering Inc
14 E 63rd St NY 
6-8PM

Comic book nerd sexism wrapped in nostalgia for margenta-nippled girlfriends past, Todd James's new show is delightfully off-color in more ways than one. 

Here's what his gallery had to say: 

For this exhibition, James features his women: a colorful cast of warriors, sunbathers, sorcerers and girlfriends that have populated his work from its earliest years through today. Sometimes animated, sometimes relaxed, usually scantily clad and almost always humorous, these characters have proved to be emotional touchstones in a narrative that has balanced comedy and tragedy since the beginning of the artist’s career.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28

DISCHARGE 
an exhibition by Petra Collins  

Capricious 88
88 Eldridge St, 5th Floor, NY
6-9PM 

A quick Google of Petra Collins makes her seem like the art world's Lena Dunham, but there's way more to her work than girls. She actually reminds us more of the pervy cat from the Met's exhibition "Balthus: Cats and Girls—  Paintings and Provocations." She grins knowingly and leers at us from behind her camera lens, giving thirsty voyeurs an intimate look into the secret world of girls... and unabashedly destroys their wet dreams of topless pillow fights and make-out sessions and replacing them with a softly lit, pink reality.

We're excited to see this exhibition--fingers crossed that the Internet stops obsessing about her pubic hair and starts to consider why it's so fixated on these hypersexual images of young girls. 

BTW, Collins is also the founder and curator of The Ardorous, an online art collective showcasing work by emerging female artists, as well as a staff photographer at Rookie, Tavi Gevinson’s magazine for teenage girls, and a casting director for Richard Kern. And we love her.

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Sacrifice Your Body by Roe Ethridge 
Publication launch and signing 

KARMA
39 Great Jones St NY
6-8PM

Visit the best bookstore in NYC and get Roe Ethridge to sign Sacrifice Your Body posters and limited editions. Maybe go to The Mile End afterwards and sacrifice your body for some smoked meat poutine. 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 1 (LA EDITION)

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Yoshitomo Nara
Opening Reception

Blum & Poe
2727 S La Cienega LA
6-8PM

Nara's seventh exhibition with Blum & Poe, the guys largely responsible for bringing the artist to such fame, will be more of a retrospective than a show-y blockbuster, but is still one of the most anticipated openings of 2014. Regardless, there will be some wow pieces. 

The exhibition will include a selection of new paintings, a series of large-scale bronze sculptures, and a survey of approximately two hundred drawings made over the last thirty years. One of the sculptures, a water fountain of teacups, will appear to be crying. 

In conjunction with the drawing survey, Blum & Poe will publish a catalogue with approximately 200 images and a bilingual essay by Masue Kato, professor at Rikkyo University, Tokyo.

Tip: The gallery is open from 12 to 6PM everyday, which includes days they have openings. Avoid the masses and visit earlier. Then walk fifteen foot north to see Josh Reame's #PAINTINGS, which opened last week.

 

Josh Reames
#PAINTING

Luis de Jesus Gallery
2685 S La Cienega Blvd LA

Photo ripped from the artist's Facebook (hi Josh!)

Photo ripped from the artist's Facebook (hi Josh!)

Josh Reames was part of NYAD's first digital art show,  YOU ARE HERE, last October. We've been friends ever since.

Josh continues to explore emoji abstraction in #PAINTINGS, his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles. He steamrolls then stamps familiar digital imagery onto one-dimensional planes, and then punctuates them with MS Paintbrush-y zigzags. His paintings look the same in person as they do online, which is more of a reason to go see them than not!

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 2

Skit curated by Tisch Abelow
Pineapples and Teapots by Lauren Luloff
Closing Party

The Hole
312 Bowery NY
3-6PM

Photo courtesy of The Hole

Photo courtesy of The Hole

Visit NYAD's favorite gallery for a final look at their two February exhibitions before they come down for Matthew Stone's upcoming show, Unconditional Love. Wieners and beer will be served! 

In case you can't make it,  here are our favorites from Skit below:

 

 

UPCOMING 

  • The Last Brucennial, presented by Vito Schnabel & The Bruce High Quality Foundation. Opening 6, March 6, 6-10PM
  • Unconditional Love, Matthew Stone - The Hole. Opening March 6, 6-9PM 
  •   Pieter Vermeersch - Team Gallery (83 Grand St). Opening March 30, 6-8PM 

 

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Pawel Althamer: The Neighbors - @NewMuseum

The New Museum presents the first US museum exhibition of the work of Paweł Althamer.

Source: Phaidon

Source: Phaidon

The exhibition will include a new presentation of the artist’s work, Draftsmen’s Congress, originally presented at the 7th Berlin Biennial (2012, pictured above). Over the course of the exhibition, the blank white space of the New Museum’s Fourth Floor gallery will be transformed through the gradual accumulation of drawings and paintings by Museum visitors and a wide array of invited community organizations. Althamer will also activate the exhibition through a sculptural workshop in which the artist and his collaborators will produce new works during the course of the show.

Also, according to nycartscnene.info (@nycARTscene):

For the duration of the exhibition, visitors bringing new or gently used men’s coats to the New Museum will receive free entry. All the coats will be donated to the Bowery Mission.

More info and video here

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Only a month left: Isa Genzken Retrospective at MoMA

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Isa Genzken (German, b. 1948) is arguably one of the most important and influential female artists of the past 30 years. This exhibition, the first comprehensive retrospective of her diverse body of work in an American museum, and the largest to date, encompasses Genzken’s work in all mediums over the past 40 years. Although a New York art audience might be familiar with Genzken’s more recent assemblage sculptures, the breadth of her achievement—which includes not only three-dimensional work but also paintings, photographs, collages, drawings, artist’s books, films, and public sculptures—is still largely unknown in this country. Many of the nearly 150 objects in the exhibition are on view in the United States for the first time. (text/images: moma.org)

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Tonight: PRELUDE ft. Kilo Kish live + interactive Mary Benson installation

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Nokia Lumia 1520 presents 

PRELUDE

ft. Kilo Kish and Mary Benson
+ DJ Nelleke 

Tuesday, February 4, 8PM - 11PM

at The Hole NYC |  312 Bowery NY NY 10012

+21 | RSVP to nokiafw@vice.com

Complimentary drinks by Peroni 

You're invited to PRELUDE, an interactive art installation designed by Nokia and conducted by you. Together we'll explore the bright future at the intersection of technology and fashion with the Nokia Lumia 1520.

London-based fashion designer Mary Benson and Kilo Kish lend their art and music, respectively, to create a stage that is aware of its audience and performer. We encourage you to use your bodies and cameras to stimulate the visuals; dance like no one's Instagramming, and tag your photos with #NokiaFW and @Nokia. 

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This Friday at @theholenyc: celebrate the completion of JIM JOE "JANUARY 2014"

And here's a throwback to 2012:

The Artist Series With Gavin McInnes: JIM JOE

In this episode Gavin attempts a deeper look into the life of elusive JIM JOE. See what unfolds. Many recognize JIM JOE's style when they see in on the streets of New York City. But no one knows for sure who is JIM JOE.

New York Art Department produced JIM JOE's first solo art show in june of 2012, also at The Hole: http://www.newyorkartdepartment.org/jim-joe-yes-12/ 

 

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