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This Week in the Art World: December 12th – 18th

The holidays are just around the corner and we have highlighted events in the art world to get you in the mood. From holiday parties to satirical tribute shows for Bill Murray, we’re hoping that at least one of this events will put you in a jolly mood.

 

December 12th

Exhibition Opening: Light and Space

Simon Fässler
Photo // courtesy of Simon Fässler

The camera has become an indispensable tool for architects not only to document the buildings they have created but also to record locations, spaces, and objects of interest. Bridges, mountains, abandoned buildings, skies, and flowers are just a few of the elements captured that become a central source of inspiration. This exhibition provides a small window into the way architects view, study, and perceive the world.

Front Art Space 118 Chambers St. NY, NY, 10007 

 

December 13th

Exhibition Opening: Icons in Ash: Cremation Portraits by Heide Hatry

Heide Hatry
Photo // courtesy of Heide Hatry

During the run of the exhibition, panel discussions, readings, concerts, conversations, and spoken word performances relating to death, including both participating authors and others, will take place at a number of locations throughout New York City. The events and their details will be announced on both Ubu Gallery’s and the artist’s websites.

Ubu Gallery 416 East 59th St (Between 1st Ave & Sutton Pl) New York, NY 10022

 

December 14th

Exhibition Opening: R.I.P. Bill Murray by Con Artists NYC

RIP Bill Murray
Photo // courtesy of Con Artist Collective & Gallery

Celebrity icon deaths have rocked 2016. David Bowie, Prince, Muhammad Ali… It’s got us thinking about celebrating important cultural icons- but why wait until they’ve passed away? That’s right. We’re doing a satirical tribute show to celebrate all things Murray. Nothing says “I love you” like celebrating someone’s life as if they were dead. We thought Bill Murray of all people would appreciate that…

Con Artist Collective & Gallery 119 Ludlow Street New York, NY 10002

 

December 16th

Event: Artists Holiday Party at MoMA PS1

moma-ps1-holiday
Photo // courtesy of MoMa PS1

Celebrate the holiday season with artists, friends, and MoMA PS1 at this special Night at the Museum. Visit exhibition after dark, enjoy spiked hot chocolate and other treats, and experience the VW Dome re-imagined as a giant, immersive snow globe.

MoMa PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY

 

December 17th

Performance: Holiday Concert at The Guggenheim

holiday concert guggenheim
Photo // courtesy of The Guggenheim

Celebrate the season with the joyous sounds of holiday music in the museum’s iconic rotunda. George Steel conducts the Vox Vocal Ensemble in what has become a revered annual tradition. The museum closes at 5:45 pm and reopens at 6:45 pm for the concert.

Guggenheim Holiday Concert 1071 Fifth Ave, New York, NY