Must-See Art Guide: New York
This week's guide features Sonja Sekula, James Harvard, Janet Biggs, and more.
Come one, come all, to spring art fair week in New York. You’ve got Frieze, you’ve got Art New York, and you’ve got TEFAF’s inaugural venture to New York, so you’ll better get busy if you plan on hitting all the fairs. Don’t stop there: make sure to take a break from the crowded convention halls and hit local galleries, too, since they’re cashing in on the whole “every art person in the universe is crowding Manhattan and its surround islands” scenario.
Here’s some of our must-see staff picks: Do a Chelsea circuit and make sure to swing by Greene Naftali Gallery’s current group show about French conceptual artist Philippe Thomas and his agency, “readymades belong to everyone®,” exploring the idea of collectors becoming authors of the artworks they acquire, and then hit up Jane Lombard Gallery for some tiny jewel-like sculpture by Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens. If you’re dreaming of summer already, Massimo Vitali’s famous beach photographs at Benrubi Gallery should help get you through the rest of the season. Then, head further uptown to Peter Blum for a painting survey of Sonja Sekula, an underappreciated Modernist artist whose oeuvre is overdue for a second look. From there, you might want to head to the Lower East Side for the decadent zoological photographs of Karen Knorr, now on view at Danziger Gallery through the end of the month.
Find our full list of picks below, and happy art hunting.
Exhibition: “Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens: Each Number Equals One Inhalation and One Exhalation”
When: April 13–May 26, 2017
Where: Jane Lombard Gallery, 518 W. 19th Street, New York, NY
Exhibition: “Thinking of readymades belong to everyone®”
When: April 21–May 20, 2017
Where: Greene Naftali Gallery, 516 W. 26th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY
Exhibition: “Sonja Sekula: A Survey”
When: April 21–June 24, 2017
Where: Peter Blum, 20 W. 57th Street, New York, NY
Exhibition: “KAREN KNORR – EUROPE AND INDIA”
When: April 13–May 25, 2017
Where: Danziger Gallery, 95 Rivington Street, New York, NY
Exhibition: “TRANSIENT: Helen Pashgian and Brian Wills”
When: May 3–July 31, 2017
Where: TOTAH, 183 Stanton Street, New York, NY
Exhibition: “Massimo Vitali: Disturbed Coastal Systems”
When: April 20–June 17, 2017
Where: Benrubi Gallery, 521 W. 26th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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