NEW ART SCENE IN HARLEM

  Gavin Brown is an art dealer and owner of Gavin Brown’s enterprise, an art gallery with locations in New York and Rome. Born in London in 1964 and working in New York since 1988, Gavin Brown has owned and operated his gallery in several locations in Manhattan since 1994, about six months after his…

NEWLY INSPIRED PHOTOGRAPHY

Mami Kosemura is a contemporary artist whose early photographs and animations reference traditional subjects taken from classical European motifs and Japanese. The artist explored the confluence between painting and filmmaking. Her current work pursues a new approach that incorporates various elements of painting, composition and perspective through her painting-like photographs that have a strong sense…

A STITCH IN TIME: GHOST VARIATIONS INSTALLATION AT C.G. BOERNER GALLERY

The Cuban-born artists Alain Guerra (b. 1968) and Neraldo de la Paz (b. 1955) have been working collaboratively under the name Guerra de la Paz since 1996. Guerra de la Paz (GdlP) is a collaboration between Miami-based, Cuban-born artists Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz. Over the past two decades, GdlP has transformed the…

NAN GOLDIN: THE BALLAD OF SEXUAL DEPENDENCY

Titled after a song in Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera, Goldin’s Ballad is itself a kind of downtown opera; its protagonists—including the artist herself—are captured in intimate moments of love and loss. They experience ecstasy and pain through sex and drug use; they revel at dance clubs and bond with their children…

COMING TO A THEATER NEAR YOU

“Totally Off Broadway—And Brilliant” The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) is America’s largest theatre arts festival. Each August, FringeNYC hosts over 200 shows with emerging artists from all over the world. In the course of 16 days, the independent theatre festival airs over 1,100 multi arts performances ranging from puppetry to musicals and more in 16 venues….

PENETRATING THE ENIGMA WE CALL NEW YORK CITY

     Guests on our recent broadcast shared interesting facts, histories and perspectives about our great City.      We had Edna Nahson who shared the Yiddish Theater scene that lasted for decades. And we had Nathan Kensinger who takes photos and creates installations about Brooklyn’s Waterfront.      Justin Garrett Moore is the new…

A SPAN OF YIDDISH THEATER IN NYC

        New York’s Yiddish Theater tells the uniquely American and quintessentially New York story of the overcrowded and tenement filled Lower East Side’s evolution as an incubator of cultural activity that gave rise to a theater district rivaling Broadway itself. The exhibition will take viewers on a journey spanning over a century – from…

URBAN DESIGN HAS A NEW ADVOCATE

     Justin Garrett Moore (Image via ioby.org) Originally printed from The Architects Newspaper by AUDREY WACHS (@GRIDWACHS) • April 14, 2016 Justin Garrett Moore, senior urban designer at the Department of City Planning, is the new Executive Director of the Public Design Commission (PDC). The PDC is an overseer of design in the public realm: The commission…

THE NEW YORK YOU NEVER KNEW

Nathan Kensinger is a photographer, filmmaker and curator based in Brooklyn, New York. His work explores hidden urban landscapes, off-limits industrial structures, unnatural waterways, environmental disaster zones and other liminal spaces. He has been documenting New York City’s changing waterfront for the past decade, in an ongoing series of photo essays, films and public art…

STATEN ISLAND HAS AN ART SCENE

MEET DB LAMPMAN   DB Lampman is known for her unusual large-scale sculptural installations, video and performance art. She received her BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1994 and her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1996. DB is a 2011 recipient of the Premier Grant from the Council on the…

MEXICAN ARTIST PIA CAMIL

    Pia Camil takes inspiration from urban and industrial forms, reinterpreting them as handmade objects that recode the artist’s relationship to the city and notions of public space. The Mexico City-based artist began by photographing her native city, particularly the billboards that compose the visual fabric of the environment. From these hand-colored photographs, she…

CUBA BOUND & MORE

BEFORE THE SHOW has become a hit for State of the Arts NYC. Just an hour before we have conversation, refreshments and if weather permitting, a rooftop experience with guests, staff and friends. This week we had Axel Tosca, Lezi Zita, Justin Kalifowitz and Sandra Levinson.     Our show theme was Cuba Bound and…