From Mike Kelley to Wolfgang Tillmans and Sue de Beer, NY is currently heaving with some of the world’s most exciting of exhibitions and performances
Summer’s over and every art fan’s inbox is filled with a thousand notices of gallery weeks (Berlin, Vienna), art fairs (ABC in Berlin, Brussels, Rio) and a tsunami of exhibitions. NYC is looking especially hot this September, useful for those heading over to Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, which has become publication freak’s mecca. Here are ten of the other shows and events on the same week.
JONAH FREEMAN, JUSTIN LOWE AND JENNIFER HERREMA
Red Bull Studios’ support of art projects is becoming increasingly interesting and this installation “Scenario in the Shade” about the history of youth subcultures is sure to be crazy with Freeman and Low involved. Expect a maze of rooms, film and chaos.
Runs until 6 December at Red Bull Studios
For those not in the city itself, artist Rashaad Newsome’s third annual Vogue Ball (supported by Absolut) “The King of Arms III”. Runway stars new and old should make this unmissable and the event will be streaming live online for those working on their Executive Realness.
20 September, 6-11pm, live-streamed on Newsome's website
WOLFGANG TILLMANS AND ISA GENZKEN
This is Tillmans’ first show at David Zwirner (he was poached from Andrea Rosen) and he’s been given two spaces to do what he does best – transform reality into moments of stillness that blow your mind. To make it even better the genius of Isa Genzken is in the third space.
Wolfgang Tilmans: runs until 24 October at David Zwirner; Isa Genzken: runs until 31 October at David Zwirner
SUE DE BEER
De Beer is showing her new film “The Blue Lenses” at Boesky East and she’s an artist that is always worth seeing. Her film works are weird, hypnotic narratives – in this case a film noir based in Abu Dhabi inspired by a Du Maurier short story in a site-specific installation.
Runs until 25 Oct at Marianne Boesky Gallery
MIKE KELLEY / EDUARDO PAOLOZZI / PAUL SHARITS
Artists are like buses. You wait and then three come at the same time. In this case three dead guys. Kelley, Paolozzi and Sharits are all the focus of shows this week and it a toss up which individual was the most fascinating and inventive. You simply have to see them all.
One of the artists that made the early 2000s so interesting in NYC, Snow is having a moment with a recent restaged dance marathon at the Guggenheim and this exhibition at Albertz Benda entitled Coyote Ugly. This exploration of the American Dream and immigration balances installation and performance and should have some of Snow’s unique instinctive take on material and space.
Runs until 26 Sept at albertz benda; RSVP for performances
Brilliant British artist Anthea Hamilton is getting her first museum show in the States with Lichen! Libido! Chastity! at the SculptureCenter (sic). Expect some humour, feminism and freedom in her work, which reflect inspirations from music, fashion and trash pop as well as high art, has been shown at Glasgow International, Tate Modern and Palais de Tokyo.
Runs until 4 Jan at SculptureCenter
Quickly becoming a young name to watch, Gasser’s work ranges from collage to painting to weird hoodie sculptures to exploration of the space race.
Runs until 11 Oct at Hester
If you’ve never seen Ron Nagle’s ceramic sculptures in life then head here fast. His small immaculately created objects feel like weird pots made from aliens with a penchant for fluro hot rods and Japanese history. He is one of the most masterful artists working with the medium – even getting a room at the Venice Biennale in 2013.
Runs until 24 Oct at Matthew Marks Gallery
This weird little show is devoted to 3D environments – largely digital space. Curated by Helena Acosta, the show include video-game-inspired work by Gisella Zatonyl, Alfredo Salazar-Caro’s perfectly titled, “Triptych AKA Miami Booty Bass” and other VR, and digital spaces. One for hot geeks.
Runs until 26 Feb 2016 at Reverse Space