Spring has sprung, sort of. Either way, it’s time to come out of hibernation. We’ve come up with a list of exciting events happening this week. From Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s performance at MoMA to Aperture’s Spring party, fun to be had all around.
Opening: Thomas Berding “Paintings from the Surplus Mound” at The Painting Center
This solo exhibition of paintings by Thomas Berding continues the artist’s exploration of the seemingly endless sense of surplus that surrounds and defines many aspects of our contemporary existence. Drawing from conceptual and material structures and choices which linger beyond their intended use, in compelling fashion Berding’s recent paintings give vision to a world where new connections are constantly being forged and associations drawn.
The Painting Center 547 West 27th Street Suite 500 New York, NY 10001
Performance: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker: Work/Travail/Arbeid at MoMA
The starting point for Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Work/Travail/Arbeid is a simple question: Can choreography be performed in the form of an exhibition? To answer that question, she reinterpreted her dance performance Vortex Temporum (2013), which was originally performed in a theater, for the radically different temporal and physical circumstances of a museum; the original length of the work was expanded into cycles of nine hours, and it was adapted to the specific characteristics of the space.
MoMA 11 West 53rd Street New York, NY 10019
Event: Affordable Art Fair at The Metropolitan Pavilion
Affordable Art Fair is an array of galleries showing contemporary art from $100-$10,000. Visitors can take their pick from a mix of local, national and international galleries showcasing a wide range of contemporary paintings, original prints, photographs and sculptures, both by established artists and rising stars.
Affordable Art Fair The Metropolitan Pavilion, NY 10011
Opening: Lorene Anderson “Swirl and Roil” at Katherine Markel Fine Arts
Lorene Anderson’s paintings have a kinetic energy perfectly fitting her exploration of turbulence, gesture, and the movement and folds of space. Her undulating stripes, dimensional layers, and selective use of reflective paint transforms a two-dimensional surface into a churning, vibrating composition. The dynamic nature of her pieces even suggests environments beyond the picture plane itself, her marks seemingly extending around and beyond the edges of her paintings.
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, 529 West 20th Street Suite 6W New York, NY
Aperture Spring Party and Auction
This year’s Aperture Spring Party and Auction is inspired by “Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style.” The Host Committee Dinner is taking place at the Nomad Hotel, followed by the afterparty with DJ sets by Lumumba a.k.a. Revolution and a performance by Kool A.D. Spring Party ticket and auction proceeds directly support Aperture’s publications and public programs, locally and internationally. Purchase tickets.
Aperture Foundation, 547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, New York
Opening: Tom Forkin, Manhattan
Tom Forkin’s first solo show in Manhattan is appropriately titled, Manhattan. Characters wander through deserted streets in the rain, rest pensively against light posts, and stalk their neighbors from rear windows. Arranged on the walls like a storyboard, but with no rigid order, Forkin’s preferred neutral palette recalls muddy puddles and cloudy skies.
Shoot The Lobster, 138 Eldridge Street New York, NY
Event: Closing Party of Ventiko’s, Phos Hilaron: From the Masses Rise the Saints
This exhibition is a demonstration of uniqueness and an exaltation of the individuality that stems from various genders, races, religions, geographies, and histories. The inclusion of all is what makes this country great. The divine spark shines in every person living in truth and committed to their ideals. Exhibited together, the Saints are a celebration of the beauty of difference. The installation serves to highlight our wholeness and shared humanity. Through action, we are claiming our history, herstory and our story. The closing party will feature a special Operatic performance by Juecheng Chen, Patron Saint of Concentration.
Chinatown Soup, 16B Orchard Street New York, NY 10002