Here is our weekly Postcard from New York, in collaboration with Clio Art Fair!
New York City is a global cultural capital, and its art scene is one of the most vibrant and exciting in the world. From world-class museums to cutting-edge galleries and experimental pop-ups, there is always something happening in the city that never sleeps.
In this blog article, we will explore some of the most exciting art events happening in NYC, from blockbuster exhibitions to hidden gems, and everything in between.
Whether you're a seasoned art lover or just curious about what's happening in the city's creative community, this guide will help you discover the best art events that NYC has to offer.
So grab your calendar and let's dive into the world of New York City art!
@ Whitney Museum of American Art
Mar 3–Jul 3, 2023
The exhibition "Refigured" at the Whitney Museum features works by artists such as Morehshin Allahyari, American Artist, Zach Blas, Jemima Wyman, Auriea Harvey, and Rachel Rossin. The pieces in the exhibition reflect on the relationship between physical and digital materiality, using video, animation, sculpture, and augmented reality to explore the concept of "refiguring" - appropriating material forms and bodies to create and reinvent them. The installations address various forces that shape identity, including new modes of self-representation, technological systems, and ancient cultural myths. The exhibition highlights the porous boundaries between material and virtual realms and how their interplay shapes our idea of selfhood.
CHRIS BURDEN. Cross Communication
@ Gagosian NYC
Mar 14–Apr 29, 2023
Gagosian gallery is presenting an exhibition called Cross Communication, featuring relics, films, and videos by Chris Burden. The exhibition showcases his early performances in the 1970s and 80s, where he explored the construction of agency and intent by challenging his mental and physical limitations. Through his unconventional guerrilla tactics, he questioned the broad acceptance of consumer culture and confronted audiences with their own moral culpability. The exhibition also includes Burden's large-scale sculptures and installations. Poetic Practical: The Unrealized Work of Chris Burden, a book documenting sixty-seven projects that the artist was unable to complete during his lifetime, was published by Gagosian in 2022.
Itziar Barrio, did not feel low, was sleeping
@ Smack Mellon
Mar 11–Apr 23, 2023
Smack Mellon is showcasing Itziar Barrio's Material trilogy, consisting of film projects, sculptures (some of which are robotic), and speculative narratives. The trilogy investigates the intersections between technology, labor, identity, and matter, interlacing discourses between a wide array of experts and non-human agents. The exhibition explores the importance of indeterminate and non-visible elements, such as brown dwarfs, smoke, and gaseous particles. The robotic sculptures, made with data from a social scientist's insulin pump, highlight the toll of capitalist labor systems on the body, and the increasing internalization of mechanistic behaviors. The exhibition underscores humanity's current relationship with technology, which still relies heavily on human labor.
Midnight Moment: Magic Movie 4
@ Times Square
Mar 3—May 21, 2023
Every night from 11:57pm to 12am, a synchronized public art program featuring digital art by Katherine Frazer is displayed on over 92 screens across Times Square in New York City. The program runs 364 nights a year and showcases Frazer's work, which subverts the limitations of productivity software to create layered and meditative digital art. The current installation, Magic Move 4, features self-portraiture and floral imagery in a never-ending loop. Frazer's work disrupts the fast-paced productivity of Times Square by privileging process over productivity, and a musical accompaniment has been created to enhance the meditative nature of the installation.