Posts written by Amanda Ryan
This week in NYC, sample New York’s finest brews at the New York Historical Society, audition for the role of Katarzyna Kozyra’s body at Family Business, and discover Bushwick’s burgeoning gallery scene at Bushwick Open Studios
Jump-start your summer with food and music on Governors Island, outdoor art installations in Times Square and near the High Line, and cocktails at a beautiful new rooftop bar. For our full listings of the week’s events, check here.
Last week, Marina Abramović announced that she has commissioned OMA, Rem Koolhaas’s architecture firm, to develop her massive performing arts center in Hudson, New York. Over the years, Koolhaas has produced many ambitious plans for museums, quite a few of which haven’t seen the light of day.
This week in NYC, enjoy the warm weather on the Met roof, explore the Martian landscape at the Park avenue Armory, and party for your favorite non-profits at their annual benefits.
Once a heavily industrial area, Long Island City has been experiencing rapid change over the past few years. As many formerly commercial neighborhoods are being rezoned as residential, community activists and developers are at odds as to the best way to reinvigorate the area. Among the most contested issues is the development of the waterfront, which is both a vital public space and plum property for high-rise residential construction.
This week in NYC, we’ve got some events to ease your art-hangover from Frieze week. Catch Clybourne Park at the Walter Kerr Theater, drink some award-winning cocktails at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, and dance to Afrika Bambaataa at MoMA PS1.
Since its inception in 2003, Frieze Art Fair has set itself apart as the premier fair for contemporary art through its carefully selected roster of galleries and its Frieze Projects commissions. Often critical or contrary to the commercial art fair model, the choice of projects reflects the Frieze Foundation’s desire to go beyond business as usual.
Whether you’re looking to contribute to your favorite nonprofit, discover new artists in their studios, or peruse some gallery openings, we’ve got you covered. For a full rundown of this week’s events, check our listings page.
Back for its third installment, the Unsound Music Festival descends on New York for a week of experimental music, cross-cultural collaborations, and panel discussions in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute New York and the Goethe-Institut. The Unsound Festival aims to cut across boundaries in electronic-based music and form unique dialogues that capture the scope of the genre.
Last Thursday, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum announced the launch of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, an ambitious new project intended to bring about cross-cultural exchange and broaden the scope of the Guggenheim’s collection.
Since the 1980s, Erwin Wurm has created “one-minute sculptures,” for which a participant strikes an unlikely pose with an object while being filmed or photographed. Demonstrating that the performance is more important than the end product, in some videos Wurm attempts impossible balancing acts, failing again and again for the duration of the minute. He explains that, “I want to deal with with the idea of ‘is this an action or is this a sculpture?’ When does one turn into the other?”