The New York City art scene is more vibrant than ever this week!
In this article, we will explore some of the highlights of Clio Art Fair's selection of art events, looking for the most interesting and inspiring ones in NYC.
Ready to discover the New York art scene this week?
Here we go!
1. In Museums
Abigail DeVille: Bronx Heavens
@The Bronx Museum
Oct 12, 2022 - Jun 18, 2023
Abigail DeVille: Bronx Heavens is a constellation of sculptures and installations by the artist who utilizes found materials and objects as a way to unearth forgotten ancestral histories, both real and imagined.
Born in 1981, native New Yorker Abigail DeVille has a deep personal relationship with the city, and a long-established interest in the marginalized histories of marginalized communities of color within it. In Bronx Heavens, the artist takes special consideration in how the Bronx has served as a sanctuary for immigrant and migrant communities for the last 120 years (including four generations of her own ancestors), prompting complex questions and ideas about freedom, racism, and oppression.
2. In Galleries
Andrea Marie Breiling: Swallowtail
May 2 — Jun 10, 2023
Almine Rech New York is pleased to present Swallowtail, a solo exhibition by Andrea Marie Breiling.
Andrea Marie Breiling’s newest works draw inspiration from Swallowtail butterflies, known for their particularly wide wingspan, and for their vivid coloring which often combines intricate patterns of primary colors and white, outlined and bisected by blackish veins, and peppered with dark bluish-brown voids. Like a close-up view of Swallowtail wings, Breiling’s recent spray paint paintings are at once atmospheric and kaleidoscopic while firmly grounded by a deeply-layered and rhythmic foundation. In a nod to Jackson Pollock’s penchant for uncommonly narrow and wide canvases, many of Breiling’s new works stretch the bounds of traditional landscape canvas proportions. This deliberate scale decision seems to have pushed her mark-making approach in a new direction.
3. In Brooklyn
THE MUSEUM OF DIGITAL EXPERIENCES
February 2023- ongoing
Discover a new world of art at The Museum of Digital Experiences, New York's first all-digital museum. Featuring 14 exceptional digital art installations created by some of the most innovative and talented artists, the debut exhibition will captivate you with its masterpieces
THE AMERICAN MANIFEST: MOVING CHAINS
@Creative Time, Governors Island Arts, and Times Square Arts
Moving Chains is a monumental 110-foot long kinetic sculpture built from steel and sustainably harvested Sapele, a tree native to West Africa. Created by Charles Gaines with collaborating architects TOLO Architecture, the sculpture, which people may enter and walk through, contains nine custom made chains weighing over 1,600 pounds each running its length overhead.
Eight of the chains are representative of the pace of the currents in New York Harbor, while a ninth central chain moves more quickly, recalling the pace of ship and barge traffic that has traveled the city’s waterways for centuries.
The overall effect of the weight and motion of the chains produces a rhythmic, undulating loop, evocative of the sounds of New York Harbor at the entrance to the Hudson River. Facing the Statue of Liberty — an international symbol of benevolence and human rights, distinguished by the abolitionist iconography of a broken shackle and chain at her right foot—Moving Chains calls attention to the nation’s economic, judicial, and political frameworks that continue the legacy of slavery today.