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FRIDAY, MAY 4
Gladstone Gallery (515 West 24th Street & 530 West 21st Street)
An exhibition of new work by artist Anish Kapoor. This suite of monumental sculptures will encompass two galleries and inaugurate Gladstone’s second location.
SATURDAY, MAY 5
Tauba Auerbach: Float
Paula Cooper Gallery (534 W 21st St)
Her highly formal explorations tread new territory in the continued “Fold” series, painted with an industrial sprayer, and “Weave” paintings. On view for the first time in the US, Auerbach’s work evaluates the multi-dimensionality of the flat picture plane.
Exhibitions include: Ruben Ochoa at James Cohan Gallery, Richard Avedon and Lucio Fontana at Gagosian Gallery, Liam Gillick at Casey Kaplan, Rachel Harrison at Greene Naftali Gallery, Ernesto Neto at Tanya Bonakdar, and Cindy Sherman at Metro Pictures.
SUNDAY, MAY 6
Exhibitions include: Animism at e-flux, the Launch of Bidoun, Gilbert & George at Lehmann Maupin, Keren Cytter and Virginia Overton at The Kitchen.
CHECK OUT WHILE IN N.Y.
Frieze Art Fair
Fri, Sat: 12-7pm; Sun, Mon: 12-6pm
Presenting galleries from around the globe, this fair showcases new and established artists. In addition to being able to see and buy art by over 1,000 of international artists, visitors can experience Frieze Projects, the fair’s program of artists’ commissions, and Frieze Talks, a program of debates, panel discussions, and keynote lectures. Visit friezenewyork.com/visitors/
Center 548 (548 West 22nd St)
Fri: 2-8pm; Sat: 11am-8pm; Sun: 11am-6pm; Mon: 11am-4pm
The NADA art fair explores new or underexposed art that is not typical of the “art establishment.” This is the first time that NADA will present a fair in New York City. Daily admission is free and open to the public.
Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters and Cindy Sherman
The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) (11 West 53rd St)
Fri: 10:30am-8pm; Sat, Sun: 10:30am-5:30pm
Two exhibitions at MOMA. Taryn Simon’s A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters is nine chapters of an eighteen chapter work. Each chapter is comprised of three segments: one of a large portrait series depicting bloodline members (portrait panel); a second featuring text (annotation panel); and a third containing photographic evidence (footnote panel). The subjects Simon documents include victims of genocide in Bosnia, test rabbits infected with a lethal disease in Australia, the first woman to hijack an aircraft, and the living dead in India. Also at MOMA is Cindy Sherman, a retrospective survey that traces the artist’s career from the mid 1970s to the present that brings together more than 170 photographs by the artist.
John Chamberlain: Choices
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1071 5th Ave)
Fri, Sun: 10am-5:45pm; Sat: 10am-7:45pm
This exhibition comprises nearly 100 works, from Chamberlain’s earliest monochromatic welded iron-rod sculptures to the large-scale foil creations of recent years.
2012 Whitney Biennial
Whitney Museum of American Art (945 Madison Ave)
Fri: 1-9pm; Sat, Sun: 11am-6pm
Sculpture, painting, installations, photography, dance, theater, music and film fill the galleries of the Whitney for the Whitney Biennial. With a roster of artists at all points in their careers, the Biennial looks at the current state of contemporary art in America.
Robert Irwin: Dotting the i’s & Crossing the t’s: Part I
Pace Gallery (32 East 57th St)
Fri: 9:30am-6pm; Sat: 10am-6pm
The first in a two-part exhibition exploring the seminal themes that have defined Robert Irwin’s six-decade career: condition, experience, perception, and light. The exhibition will feature a new site-conditioned installation and a recent light sculpture. Pace will present the second part of Dotting the i’s & Crossing the t’s in September.
John Chamberlain, Zaar, 1959, courtesy of The Guggenheim Museum, New York