The city is finally warming up and enjoying the first day of Spring. We’ve come up with a list of events and openings that you probably shouldn’t miss. From vintage music fair at MoMA PS1 to the parody of “The Red Hats” at Con Artist Collective & Gallery, we make sure there is something for everyone.
Opening: Lygia Pape, A Multitude of Forms at The Met Breuer
A critical figure in the development of Brazilian modern art, Pape combined geometric abstraction with notions of body, time, and space in unique ways that radically transformed the nature of the art object in the late 1950s and early 1960s. This exhibition will examine Pape’s extraordinarily rich oeuvre as manifest across varied media—from sculpture, prints, and painting to installation, photography, performance, and film.
The Met Breuer 945 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10021
Opening: The Red Hats at Con Artist Collective & Gallery
Whether you love him or despise him, whether you own a real one or a parody of them, it is safe to say that Donald Trump’s red “Make America Great Again” cap has become an ambiguous symbol of America’s most controversial political figure. Artists reinterpret this now-symbolic propaganda device. One-of-a-kind hats and artwork featuring the iconic headwear.
Con Artist Collective & Gallery 119 Ludlow Street New York, NY 10002
Opening: Brian Rutenberg, Lowcountry: New Paintings
This new group of paintings is a reflection of the artist’s love for the South Carolina Lowcountry where he grew up. His visceral infatuation with the place has been his principal aesthetic concern for the last two decades. According to the artist, these new paintings are not just about his passion for the landscape, but also about the detailed expression of his journey from his birthplace to New York, where he now works and lives.
Forum Gallery 475 Park Avenue at 57th Street New York, NY 10022
Opening: Thomas Broadbent Phylum
In the exhibition Phylum. Broadbent’s philosophical compositions often depict birds amongst mundane trappings of everyday humanity. These paintings, in a seemingly well-structured world of man-made artifice, reference the underlying impulses of nature.Broadbent’s birds are rendered sensitively with a naturalist’s eye for detail often in conjunction with objects such as stacks of books, Modernist furniture, and ladders.
The Front Room Gallery 147 Roebling Street Brooklyn, NY 11211
Event: Asad Raza’s “Weekend Guests: Sahra Motalebi”
As part of his work for the 2017 Biennial, Root sequence. Mother tongue (2017), Asad Raza has invited a series of guests to occupy the installation with choreographic, musical, and intellectual events for weekend visitors to the Museum. Comprising mentors, friends, and younger creative practitioners, the group is a plurivocal portrait of the artist’s community.
Whitney Museum of American Art 99 Gansevoort Street New York, NY 10014
Event: MoMA PS1 x Other Music Present Come Together: Music Festival and Label Market / Tickets
Presented by Other Music and MoMA PS1, Come Together: Music Festival and Label Market offers live performances, films, workshops, and panels that celebrate the interactive ecosystem of local and international music communities, along with a label fair featuring over 60 participants. Reasserting the central and essential role that communities play in both the creation and consumption of new sounds, “Come Together” recasts the fading record store experience for the current moment.
MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave. at the intersection of 46th Ave. Long Island City, NY 11101