Venus over Manhattan, a new exhibition space created by collector and art writer Adam Lindemann, will open to the public in New York City on May 10, 2012, with the inaugural exhibition À rebours. Including several dozen works of art spanning the 19th century to the present, the show will remain on view through June 30th. The exhibition takes its title from Joris-Karl Huysmans' 1884 anti-novel “À rebours,” translating in English either as "against the grain" or “against nature.” This tale of fin-de-siècle decadence tel... Read more
Even though Venus over Manhattan is in the heart of art world bustle on Madison Avenue, the gallery sits in stark contrast to the white walls of its neighbors. The space looks more like a bomb shelter than a place for exhibiting art, which is exaggerated by the fact that its inaugural show, À Rebours (Against Nature), takes place in near-darkness.