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25 Years of Talent
Marianne Boesky (118 East 64th Street)
In 1986 David Robbins produced Talent, a photowork comprised of eighteen black-and-white headshots. He invited a coterie of artist friends associated with Gallery Nature Morte and early Metro Pictures to have their portrait taken on 46th Street by a studio photographer, James Kriegsmann. This exhibition attempts to show where these artists are twenty-five years later. Artists include Alan Belcher, Gretchen Bender, Ashley Bickerton, Jennifer Bolande, Michael Byron, Clegg & Guttmann, Jenny Holzer, Thomas Lawson, Larry Johnson, Jeff Koons, Robert Longo, Allan McCollum, Peter Nagy, Joel Otterson, Steven Parrino, David Robbins, Cindy Sherman, and Robin Weglinski. On view through June 16, 2012.
Tom Sachs: SPACE PROGRAM: MARS
Park Avenue Armory (643 Park Avenue)
SPACE PROGRAM: MARS is an artistic demonstration of everything necessary for survival, scientific exploration, and colonization in extraterrestrial environs: from food delivery systems and entertainment to agriculture and human waste disposal. Sachs and his studio team of thirteen will man the installation, regularly demonstrating the myriad procedures, rituals, and tasks of their mission. The team will also “lift off” to Mars several times throughout their residency at the Armory, with real-time demonstrations playing out various narratives from take-off to landing, including planetary excursions, their first walk on the surface of Mars, collecting scientific samples, and photographing the surrounding landscape. On view through Click here for more information on Tom Sachs. On view through June 17, 2012.
Carolina Nitsch Project Room (534 West 22nd Street)
Martin Kippenberger completed The Raft of the Medusaportfolio in 1996, along with 24 paintings on the same theme, only a year before his death at the age of 44. In these prints Kippenberger cast himself as various figures in the famous painting of the same name by Théodore Géricault. Kippenbergers project is, in some way, homage to Géricault and the 19th century studio practice, but also an irreverent parody. On view through June 23, 2012.
Gustav Klimt: 150th Anniversary Celebration
Neue Galerie (1048 Fifth Avenue at 86th Street)
The Neue Galerie is joining in the international celebration of the 150th birthday of Austrian Modernist Gustav Klimt by mounting a large-scale exhibition of major paintings, drawings, and never-before-seen photographs. The show coincides with several Viennese museum exhibitions, including shows at the Albertina, Belvedere, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Leopold Museum, and Wien Museum, each shining a spotlight on different aspects of the artist’s work and life. On view through August 27, 2012.
Dan Flavin: Drawing
The Morgan Library & Museum (225 Madison Avenue)
This first retrospective of Dan Flavin’s drawings will include over one hundred sheets representing every phase of his career: early abstract expressionist watercolors of the 1950s, studies for light installations, portraits and landscape sketches, and pastels of sailboats from the 1980s. In addition, the exhibition will feature nearly fifty works from Flavin’s personal collection of drawings, including nineteenth-century American landscapes by Hudson River School artists, Japanese drawings, and twentieth-century works by artists such as Piet Mondrian, Donald Judd, and Sol LeWitt. On view through July 1, 2012.
Martin Kippenberger, Ohne Titel / Untitled, 1996, oil on canvas, 180 x 150 cm, Private Collection, Austria, © Estate Martin Kippenberger, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne.