Posts written by Amanda Ryan
BAM is a great place to catch a movie or see some live theater, and now with their new public art initiative, there will be plenty to entertain outdoors as well.
A new generation continues a designer’s legacy for simple, sustainable ideas that serve the real needs of the people.
Although originally discovered in the 1870’s, El Castillo Cave is back in the news thanks to a new process of uranium-dating. This technology has revealed that the cave paintings are 15,000 years older than previously estimated; it is now believed that the primitive dots and handprints are around 40,800 years old.
Once a vibrant shipping port, the Hudson River Docks fell into disuse with the advent of air freight and were all but abandoned by the 1970’s. The industrial wasteland became a playground for artists and the emerging gay subculture; it was a place where men would sunbathe, cruise, and engage in sexual acts free from the constraints of society.
This week in NYC, stay cool indoors with tons of great film and music events. See the new Marina Abramović documentary, discover your new favorite band at Northside Festival, and watch Martha Rosler’s films at Spectacle, followed by a Q&A. Need more? Celebrate the beginning of summer with ARTLOG’s Summer Art Pass Kick-Off Party at the Jewish Museum.
Writer and independent curator Raul Zamudio talks about curatorial projects in galleries and museum around the world, sheds light on the controversies surrounding shows that were vandalized in South Korea and shut down in Shanghai, and invites attendees to submit artworks for a show at 3rd Ward.
In 2008, Maarten Vanden Eynde was shocked to discover that there is a “floating landfill,” about the size of the continental United States, made up of tiny plastic particles about 1,000 miles west of California and 1,000 miles north of Hawaii.
This week in NYC, head over to Governor’s Island for the Figment NYC art festival, enjoy some music outdoors during the first week of Summerstage, and support the Whitney’s Independent Study Program by attending one of the hottest parties of the year.
This Friday, The Frick will have an after-hours open house with musical guests to celebrate their summer exhibitions. Take note, this is no Warm-up or Brooklyn Museum First Saturday; in keeping with the collection, the special guest will be Asteria, a Renaissance duo of voice and lute.