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4 art events in NYC this week I Mar 20 - Mar 27, 2023

Here is our weekly Postcard from New York, in collaboration with Clio Art Fair!


New York City is renowned as a hub of artistic creativity, where artists from all over the world come to showcase their talent and creativity. As one of the largest art markets in the world, there is always something new and exciting happening in the city's vibrant art scene.


Recently, the Clio Art Fair has taken center stage, bringing together a diverse range of emerging and established artists to showcase their works. In this article, we will take a closer look at the latest art events in NYC recommended by the Clio Art Fair, and explore some of the most exciting exhibitions and installations that are currently captivating the city's art lovers.




In Museums

Met Escapes - Women’s History Month

@ Met museum

March 21, 2023

2-3:30 pm

For individuals living with dementia, together with their family members or care partners. Take a break from the everyday with in-person explorations of works of art from The Met collection.

Presented in celebration of Women's History Month.







In Galleries

NIKKI MALOOF

SKUNK HOUR - Solo Show

@ Galerie Perrotin

Mar 03 - Apr 15, 2023

Perrotin is pleased to present our first exhibition with artist Nikki Maloof. Opening on March 3, Skunk Hour, will present a new series of paintings and drawings where imagined interiors and animals become proxies for the human experience.





In Brooklyn

SELF HEALING: Reiki performance by Kahori Kamiya

@ Amoseno gallery

March 19, 2023

3:00-4:00 pm

Brooklyn Arts Council and Amos Eno Gallery are proud to announce an interactive performance event as part of Kahori Kamiya’s current solo exhibition, Long Eclipse. The event, titled “Self Healing”, will be a special opportunity for visitors to experience the technique of Reiki for relaxation, balance, and well-being. The performance will take place on Sunday, March 19, from 3-4pm.

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. During the performance, a certified Reiki healer will perform reiki on participants, who will be seated in a quiet space within the gallery.





Outside

Aïda Muluneh: This is where I am

@publicartfund

Mar 1- May 21, 2023


Born in Ethiopia and currently based in Côte d’Ivoire, Aïda Muluneh creates vibrant photographs that highlight her national, political, and cultural identity. Through the use of metaphor, she creates vignettes that poetically portray facets of her experiences as an Ethiopian woman and immigrant. Muluneh left Ethiopia at a young age and grew up between Yemen and England, later spending time in Cyprus and Canada before attending college in the United States. Her work reflects her investment in sharing complex, distinctly African perspectives, as well as her own journeys across the globe. This is where I am is an exhibition of 12 new artworks by Muluneh (b. 1974, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) presented over 330 JCDecaux bus shelters across New York, Boston, and Chicago in the United States, and Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire.


For this new series, Muluneh drew inspiration from Ethiopian poet Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin’s “This is where I am.” Written in 1974–the year that marked both Muluneh’s birth and the start of the Ethiopian Revolution–the poem and the resulting body of photographs are markedly personal. Set against meticulously crafted hand-painted backdrops, her works allegorically illustrate stories of overcoming challenges, searching for truth, and the resilience of a nation.

The artworks reference art historical genres and cultural influences, including Surrealism, Renaissance painting, West African studio portrait photography, Ethiopian church wall painting, as well as African body ornamentation. Central to her photographs are stoic African women regally posed in compositions inspired by Christian iconographies, alongside motifs and visual cues alluding to the social structures and political formations of her home country. Rich in symbolism, Muluneh’s artwork employs motifs such as keys, chairs and stars, as well as props that serve as cultural references such as jebena, traditional Ethiopian coffee pots. Muluneh embeds the motif of the eye throughout her work to reference ways people respond to, turn away from, or bear witness to history. At once imbuing a sense of hope and inviting open discourse, This is where I am is Muluneh’s homage to Ethiopia.





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