NARI WARD’S 1ST MUSEUM RETROSPECTIVE IN NYC

  In his 25 years of living and working in Harlem, the Jamaican artist Nari Ward has collected and accumulated a mind-boggling amount of stuff. Mundane items, scavenged objects, street trash, construction debris, bits of infrastructure, textiles of every description: these are the raw materials of Ward’s work, which, starting today, takes over the three…

THE QUIET EVOLUTION OF BEAUFORD DELANEY

“Keep the faith and trust in so far as possible. Love humility and don’t mind the insinuations that cause sorrow…and loneliness and limitations. We learn self-reliance and to hear the voice of God, too…and how to…not break but bend gently. Learning to love is learning to suffer deeply and with quietness.” Beauford Delaney Beauford Delaney…

MEXICAN INFLUENCE ON THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE

Miguel Covarrubias also known as Jose Miguel Covarrubias Duclaud (November 22, 1904 — February 4, 1957) was a Mexican painter, caricaturist, illustrator, ethnologist and art historian. Young Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias appeared on the New York art scene in the 1920s, and his skill as a portrait artist and celebrity caricaturist quickly made him a…

VISUAL LANGUAGE

Scott Albrecht, Ramsey Dau, D*Face, Shepard Fairey, Guerilla Girls, Jenny Holzer, Chad Kouri, Nathaniel Russell, Betty Tomkins, Wayne White Faction Art Projects 14th September – 6th October Curated in collaboration between Subliminal Projects in East Los Angeles, and newly established FACTION Art Projects in Harlem, New York City. Visual Language is a bi-coastal group exhibition investigating various approaches to…

CROSS COUNTY COLLABORATIONS AT NATIONAL SAWDUST IN WILLIAMSBURG

  Founded in March 2016, THE REVOLUTION is an emerging performance series, highlighting Brooklyn & Harlem based artists + musicians that not only represent the core of independent pop culture but who currently stand in the breeding ground of evolution within their genre. This local musical movement empowers community, change, and activism through performance and…

POSTERS AND PATRIOTISM

                     The Museum of the City of New York presents Posters and Patriotism: Selling World War I in New York, a visual exploration of the United States’ participation in the Great War as told by the outpouring of posters, flyers, magazine art, sheet music covers, and other…

THE OPERA — WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED

In a production that combines spoken word, contemporary dance, video projection, classical music, R&B and jazz singing with a brooding, often joyful score, the creative team’s original story depicts five North Philadelphia teens on the run. Comprising a 15-year-old African-American girl and her self-selected “family” of four brothers – a black-identified white boy and three…

TEXTILES PUSHES BOUNDARIES

Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom — Walter Benjamin Today the world of art and design is confronted with a debilitating lack of knowledge concerning textiles. Architects, artists and industrial designers as well as fashion designers no longer know the materials they work with each day of their careers. At a time…

NARI WARD’S G.O.A.T., again

          This is the first time in the park’s 30-year history that the entire five-acre space has been handed over to a single artist, and Ward makes excellent use of the opportunity. There are six main components to the show, including the title track (if you will) G.O.A.T.S, 2017, for which…

HILTON ALS TALKS ON ALICE NEEL

Curated by Hilton Als David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Alice Neel curated by Hilton Als. On view at the gallery’s 525 and 533 West 19th Street spaces, the selection includes works that the artist made during her five decades of living and working in upper Manhattan, first…

HILTON ALS ON ALICE NEEL

Hilton Als (born 1960) is an American writer and theater critic who writes for The New Yorkermagazine. Als is a former staff writer for The Village Voice and former editor-at-large at Vibemagazine. Als was born in New York City, with roots in Barbados. His 1996 book The Women focuses on his mother (who raised him in…

ELIZABETH DEE GALLERY HARLEM

          Elizabeth Dee invited culturally influential curator Larry Ossei-Mensah to organize the inaugural edition of Selections, which opened to the public on Saturday, January 21st . The inaugural installment of Selections features the work of four artists based in Harlem and the South Bronx: Derek Fordjour, Emily Henretta, Lucia Hierro and Kenny…