Must-See Art Guide: New York

This week's guide features John Baldessari, Ghada Amer, Marlene Dumas, and more.

Ghada Amer, GIRL WITH GARDEN CARNATION (2017). Courtesy of Cheim & Read.

Frieze Week is upon us, fellow New Yorkers, and what a glorious week of weather it has the fortune of coinciding with. We know you’re probably excited to explore the various art fairs over the weekend, so we have a guide for that, and you’re probably looking for the cool places to eat, drink, and shop too, so we also have another guide for that. But in between zipping through the booths at Frieze or TEFAF, you should also be making time for the city’s gallery shows—and this is the guide for that.

You’ll of course want to head to Chelsea, where you can see an interesting John Baldessari show at Marian Goodman Gallery. There, the artist mashes up the aesthetics of Piet Mondrian and Francis Picabia into a fun and wholly new series. Then, head over to Steven Kasher Gallery, where the current photography show surveys the work of established and up-and-coming artists from Africa and its diaspora. The show covers a range of practices, but is unified in the artists’ dedication to “bridg[ing] the gap between Black stereotypes Black and Black reality,” as explained in the press release. Across town at Simon Lee gallery, you can find “Towards Infinity: 1965–1980,” a major group show exploring the international conceptual art from that era, including works by Daniel Buren, Andre Cadere, and Pier Paolo Calzolari.

And there’s plenty more what that came from. With exhibitions like these, you’re looking at a jam-packed weekend. Find artnet’s full list of picks below.

Exhibition:Ghada Amer
When:
 April 5–May 12, 2018
Where:
Cheim & Read, 547 W. 25th Street, New York, NY

Delphine Fawundu, The Sacred Star of Isis (2018). Courtesy of Steven Kasher Gallery.

Exhibition:Refraction: New Photography of Africa and Its Diaspora
When:
  April 19–June 2, 2018
Where:
Steven Kasher Gallery, 515 W. 26th Street, 2nd Floor, New York NY

Marina Rheingantz, Zebra (2017). Courtesy of Bortolami.

Exhibition:Marina Rheingantz: Varzea
When:
 April 27–June 2, 2018
Where:
Bortolami, 39 Walker Street, New York, NY

Julia Dault, Mothership (2018). Courtesy of Marianne Boesky Gallery.

Exhibition:Julia Dault: More Than Words
When:
 April 26–June 9, 2018
Where:
Marianne Boesky Gallery, 509 W. 24th Street, New York, NY

Richard Hickam, Comely Nude (1980). Courtesy of Allan Stone Projects.

Exhibition:Richard Hickam: Pinkie, Maude, and Other Paintings
When:
 April 26–June 9, 2018
Where:
Allan Stone Projects, 535 W. 22nd Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY

Yigal Ozeri, Untitled; Zuzanna (2018). Courtesy of Louis K. Meisel Gallery.

Exhibition:Yigal Ozeri: A New York Story
When:
 May 2–June 9, 2018
Where:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery, 141 Prince Street, New York, NY

Chun Kwang Young, Aggregation 15 – JL038 (2015). Courtesy of Sundaram Tagore Gallery.

Exhibition:Chun Kwang Young: Aggregation
When:
 May 3–June 16, 2018
Where:
Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 547 W. 27th Street, New York, NY

John Baldessari. Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery.

Exhibition:John Baldessari: All Z’s (Picabia/Mondrian)
When:
 May 4–June 22, 2018
Where:
Marian Goodman Gallery, 24 W. 57th Street, New York, NY

Mel Bochner
Forgetting Is The Only Continuum (1970 / 2018). Courtesy of Simon Lee.

Exhibition:Towards Infinity: 1965–1980
When:
 May 2–June 23, 2018
Where:
Simon Lee, 26 E. 64th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

Trine Søndergaard, Guldnakke #8 (2012). Courtesy of Bruce Silverstein.

Exhibition:Trine Søndergaard | A Reflection
When:
 May 3–June 30, 2018
Where:
Bruce Silverstein, 529 W. 20th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY

Marlene Dumas, Attraction (2018). Courtesy of David Zwirner.

Exhibition:Marlene Dumas: Myths & Mortals
When:
 April 28–June 30, 2018
Where:
David Zwirner, 537 W. 20th Street, New York, NY


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