Another week filled with tricky decisions when it comes to events. Museum exhibitions or gallery opening? Cocktails at the Met or the Guggenheim? Let us narrow down your options for you, with our selections for this week in art:
Exhibition Opening: Watteau’s Soldiers
The Frick will be opening a new exhibition featuring a unique set of works by Jean-Antoine Watteau. Known for his romanticized paintings of aristocrats, no one would expect to see a Watteau that depicted the misery of war. But the Frick has provided just that, collecting a selection of Watteau’s earlier works which depict the grueling and bleak war of the Spanish succession.
The Frick, 1 East 70th Street New York.
Cocktails and Collecting: The Print Edition
Ground Floor Gallery will be hosting a cocktail and shopping event for those looking to expand their print collections. The show will feature prints by numerous local artist’s both established and new, and all pieces will be available for purchase.
Ground Floor Gallery 343 5th Street Brooklyn, New York
Opening: Brent Birnbaum, Voyeur Voyager Forager Forester
Brent Birnbaum will be debuting his new work at Denny Gallery this week. In his new show, Birnbaum will be continuing his passion for collecting obsolete objects and turning them into artistic pieces of cultural commentary. What’s he collecting this time? Wood-paneled refrigerators perhaps?
The Denny Gallery, 261 Broome Street, New York.
In lieu of their pending exhibition coming to CUE Art Foundation this summer, Curator Rachel Reese along with artists Carson Fisk-Vittori and Ria Roberts will be discussing Radical Plastic. The talk will focus on the gender politics and implications of being “in-between” in today’s world, and how the art’s translated that into visual pieces.
ICI Curatorial Hub, 401 Broadway, Suite 1620.
Art After Dark at the Guggenheim Museum
Guggenheim Art After Dark is back by popular demand! As per usual, guests will be invited to participate in after-hours private viewings of the museum’s current exhibitions while listening to the tunes of DJ mOma and Rich Knight.
Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave, New York.