nyc art scene

a carefully curated calendar & cumulative catalog of new york city's most interesting art exhibitions and events. hand picked by Arthur Seen & Team

Opens Sept 19:“Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery (1969–1989)” curated by Ethan SwanNew Museum, 235 Bowery, NYCDrawing upon the New Museum’s Bowery Artist Tribute archive and the online archive of Marc H. Miller, 98bowery.com, this exhibition features original artwork, ephemera, and performance documentation by over twenty artists who lived and worked on or near the Bowery in New York.  - thru Jan 6
also, please join us in discussion:How does New York’s art scene in 2012 compare to the celebrated decades of yore?

Opens Sept 19:

Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery (1969–1989)
 curated by Ethan Swan

New Museum, 235 Bowery, NYC

Drawing upon the New Museum’s Bowery Artist Tribute archive and the online archive of Marc H. Miller, 98bowery.com, this exhibition features original artwork, ephemera, and performance documentation by over twenty artists who lived and worked on or near the Bowery in New York.  - thru Jan 6

also, please join us in discussion:
How does New York’s art scene in 2012 compare to the celebrated decades of yore?

Today, Apr 29, 2:30p:Panel Discussion: “The Hub: Revisiting Fashion Moda”Andrew Freedman Home, 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY [map]Revisit a major force in NYC’s art history, “FASHION 時 裝 MODA МОДА FASHION 時 裝 MODA МОДА”, during this panel discussion and film screening. Artists who effected and were effected by FASHION MODA will get together to discuss the relevance of its concept in today’s art context and the role of art in communities. The event has been produced by curator Keith Schweitzer and is presented by No Longer Empty concurrent with their exhibition, “This Side of Paradise”. Panelists include Stefan Eins (Artist, Founder of FASHION MODA), Lisa Kahane (Photographer), CRASH (Artist and Curator), and Lee Quinones (Artist), and moderator Joyce Manalo (Co-Author of PANTHEON: A History of Arts from the Street of New York City). Filmmakers include Jane Dickson (Filmmaker and Mixed Media Artist), Charlie Ahearn (Director and Filmmaker), Tony Silver & Henry Chalfant (Director and Filmmaker).
image: John Fekner (Artist)

Today, Apr 29, 2:30p:

Panel Discussion: “The Hub: Revisiting Fashion Moda

Andrew Freedman Home, 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY [map]

Revisit a major force in NYC’s art history, “FASHION 時 裝 MODA МОДА FASHION 時 裝 MODA МОДА”, during this panel discussion and film screening. Artists who effected and were effected by FASHION MODA will get together to discuss the relevance of its concept in today’s art context and the role of art in communities. The event has been produced by curator Keith Schweitzer and is presented by No Longer Empty concurrent with their exhibition, “This Side of Paradise”.

Panelists include Stefan Eins (Artist, Founder of FASHION MODA), Lisa Kahane (Photographer), CRASH (Artist and Curator), and Lee Quinones (Artist), and moderator Joyce Manalo (Co-Author of PANTHEON: A History of Arts from the Street of New York City).

Filmmakers include Jane Dickson (Filmmaker and Mixed Media Artist), Charlie Ahearn (Director and Filmmaker), Tony Silver & Henry Chalfant (Director and Filmmaker).

image: John Fekner (Artist)

Closes Apr 28:

Paintings from the 80’s
 Robert Overby

2 Locations:
Andrew Kreps Gallery, 525 W22nd St., NYC
Fredericks & Freiser, 536 W24th St., NYC

Overby’s paintings recall both the acuity of renaissance-style painting and that of graphic design. His reliance on the grid anchors his work to the architecture of the canvas, as his saturated color palette recalls the tawdry glamour of Los Angeles, the artists’ home. Simultaneously culled from high-end fashion magazines and pornography, the women of Overby’s quasi-figurative paintings are disembodied from the forms they suggest.

Open to public thru Mar 31:Keith Haring Bathroom Mural (newly restored)Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center, 208 W13th St., NYC Free: Mon-Fri: 9am -10pm | Sat-Sun 11am-9pm"(In 1989)… at the invitation of the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center to join a show of site-specific artwork for the building, Mr. Haring chose the second-floor men’s room. He covered every wall surface that was not tiled — and a few of those, too — with an ebullient, graphic, homoerotic, black-and-white, cartoon depiction of sexual activity, sexual organs, sexual fetishism and sexual desire.The Keith Haring Bathroom, as it is now called, has been stripped of toilets, sinks and stalls and is used as a meeting room. But to show off a recently completed $25,000 conservation of the mural, the center will open the room to public view through March and conduct related programs.” - NYTimes

Open to public thru Mar 31:

Keith Haring Bathroom Mural (newly restored)

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center, 208 W13th St., NYC
 
Free: Mon-Fri: 9am -10pm | Sat-Sun 11am-9pm

"(In 1989)… at the invitation of the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center to join a show of site-specific artwork for the building, Mr. Haring chose the second-floor men’s room. He covered every wall surface that was not tiled — and a few of those, too — with an ebullient, graphic, homoerotic, black-and-white, cartoon depiction of sexual activity, sexual organs, sexual fetishism and sexual desire.

The Keith Haring Bathroom, as it is now called, has been stripped of toilets, sinks and stalls and is used as a meeting room. But to show off a recently completed $25,000 conservation of the mural, the center will open the room to public view through March and conduct related programs.” - NYTimes

Today marked the 22nd anniversary of Keith Haring’s passing.
"The monumental 1982 Keith Haring drawing "Untitled" is not often on view, so its inclusion in the Museum’s current installation "Contemporary Galleries: 1980–Now" seems like an ideal opportunity to think about how this artist’s iconic visual language fits into the larger story of 20th-century art…The work is pinned across three walls on MoMA’s 2nd floor in a truly immersive presentation. Shown alongside work by Haring’s contemporaries such as Jeff Koons, Martin Wong, and artist-run collectives like ABC No Rio and COLAB, the drawing can be appreciated in its art-historical and social contexts. Important to understanding any art, these frameworks are especially crucial for Haring, whose aesthetics turned increasingly toward activism after he was diagnosed with AIDS in 1988.” - Samantha Friedman, MoMA
“Contemporary Galleries: 1980–Now" is an ongoing exhibition in the 2nd floor galleries at MoMA.
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 W53rd St.,  NYC

Today marked the 22nd anniversary of Keith Haring’s passing.

"The monumental 1982 Keith Haring drawing "Untitled" is not often on view, so its inclusion in the Museum’s current installation "Contemporary Galleries: 1980–Now" seems like an ideal opportunity to think about how this artist’s iconic visual language fits into the larger story of 20th-century art…

The work is pinned across three walls on MoMA’s 2nd floor in a truly immersive presentation. Shown alongside work by Haring’s contemporaries such as Jeff Koons, Martin Wong, and artist-run collectives like ABC No Rio and COLAB, the drawing can be appreciated in its art-historical and social contexts. Important to understanding any art, these frameworks are especially crucial for Haring, whose aesthetics turned increasingly toward activism after he was diagnosed with AIDS in 1988.” - Samantha Friedman, MoMA

Contemporary Galleries: 1980–Now" is an ongoing exhibition in the 2nd floor galleries at MoMA.

The Museum of Modern Art, 11 W53rd St.,  NYC

“OUTLAW”January 11-14, 2012Opening Reception: Jan 12th 6-10 pm:White Box, 329 Broome St., NYCCurated by: Robert Aloia, Brent Bartley, Frankie Cedeno and Laksmi HedemarkInspired by the downtown New York City art, music, and nightlife scene of the late ‘80’s into the early ‘90’s. That time and the infamous outlaw parties were symbolic of our city and the way we lived our lives.Contributing Artists include: Alex Arcadia, Alfredo Martinez, Charles Hardwick, Chino, Christophe Roberts, Curtis Kulig, Donald Gajadhar, Doug Landau, Dr. Dax, Ghost, Hugh Gran, Ilene Byers, Jayson Atienza, Jesper Haynes, Joey Glover, John Perry, Josh Wallman, Juna Skenderi, Justin Carty, Kinjal Mitra, Leyman Duky, Mare, Michael Alig, Michael Jarvis, Michelle Reyes, Minka Sicklinger, Mint and Serf, Nemo Librizzi, Pablo Power, Paul D. Edwards, Pork, Savior Elmundo, Senz, Shauna Figueroa, Spam, Strider, Tony Chan, Xaviera Simmons, 13thWitness
2feet12inches in collaboration with White Box

OUTLAW
January 11-14, 2012
Opening Reception: Jan 12th 6-10 pm:

White Box, 329 Broome St., NYC

Curated by: Robert Aloia, Brent Bartley, Frankie Cedeno and Laksmi Hedemark

Inspired by the downtown New York City art, music, and nightlife scene of the late ‘80’s into the early ‘90’s. That time and the infamous outlaw parties were symbolic of our city and the way we lived our lives.

Contributing Artists include: Alex Arcadia, Alfredo Martinez, Charles Hardwick, Chino, Christophe Roberts, Curtis Kulig, Donald Gajadhar, Doug Landau, Dr. Dax, Ghost, Hugh Gran, Ilene Byers, Jayson Atienza, Jesper Haynes, Joey Glover, John Perry, Josh Wallman, Juna Skenderi, Justin Carty, Kinjal Mitra, Leyman Duky, Mare, Michael Alig, Michael Jarvis, Michelle Reyes, Minka Sicklinger, Mint and Serf, Nemo Librizzi, Pablo Power, Paul D. Edwards, Pork, Savior Elmundo, Senz, Shauna Figueroa, Spam, Strider, Tony Chan, Xaviera Simmons, 13thWitness

2feet12inches in collaboration with White Box

Opens Thursday, Jan 12, 6-8p: Mike Kelley & Richard Prince”Hoodwinked”Nyehaus Gallery, 358 W20th St., NYCBorn five years apart, these two artists rose to stardom in the 80s. These radical gestures embraced long before the Go-Go branding machine went into overdrive (and by brandiwng I use the term in the marketing context not as in iron to cattle, although that would be applicable as well.) It is an explosive moment when gesture, historical timing, mind blowing subtle observation and, of course, poetic necromancy come together in a perfect brew. The brain warms and bubbles and our eyes become devout conspirators. —Tim Nye

Opens Thursday, Jan 12, 6-8p:

 Mike Kelley & Richard Prince
Hoodwinked

Nyehaus Gallery, 358 W20th St., NYC

Born five years apart, these two artists rose to stardom in the 80s. These radical gestures embraced long before the Go-Go branding machine went into overdrive (and by brandiwng I use the term in the marketing context not as in iron to cattle, although that would be applicable as well.) It is an explosive moment when gesture, historical timing, mind blowing subtle observation and, of course, poetic necromancy come together in a perfect brew. The brain warms and bubbles and our eyes become devout conspirators. —Tim Nye