thru Mar 10:
Isa Genzken: Retrospective
MoMA, 11 W53rd St., NYC
Isa Genzken 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 roughly 150 objects in the exhibition are on view in the United States for the first time.
thru Mar 10:
thru Dec 23:
“Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars”
Derrick Cruz, Jeremy Dyer and Luke Kranker
Munch Gallery, 245 Broome St., NYC (at Ludlow)
Titled after the 1979 manifesto calling for control of the masses through social engineering, the exhibition illustrates each artist’s preoccupation with the didactic as a counterbalance to the use of mythopoeia in commercial and political messaging. In contrast, their work takes shape as minimal plastic objects, stark black and white prints and droning audio all produced from a diversity of new and traditional media.
Recommended: thru Nov 23:
Postmasters Gallery, 54 Franklin St., NYC (*new location)
“The uncannily gifted sculptor’s latest post-apocalyptic procession of creeptastic hybrid animals and humanoids — including a pair of giant frogs, a parade of sci-fi storks, and a decomposing but painfully affecting cow whose exposed ribs are mirrored like a golden disco ball — arrives astride a fleet of cobbled-together vehicles that are retro-futurist yet Flinstonian in their crudeness; the machines are fun but Cook’s living things, which do in fact seem to be alive, are the stars.” — Benjamin Sutton, ARTINFO