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Creative Time Artist Sandcastle Competition
Rockaway Beach (86th Street at the Rockaway Beach Boardwalk, Brooklyn)
Friday, August 17 from 2-9pm
“Creative Time alleviates the pressure of choosing between art and the beach with their inaugural sandcastle competition in Rockaway. Artists including Dustin Yellin, Kenya, Ricci Albenda, Mary Mattingly, and William Lamson, who will compete for the winning castle until 6 PM, when the party moves from beach to the boardwalk.” - Sara Roffino, ARTINFO
Bruce Nauman: One Hundred Fish Fountain
Gagosian Gallery (980 Madison Avenue)
Bruce Nauman’s installation, ”One Hundred Fish Fountain” comprises nigh a hundred hollow bronze fish suspended above shallow basin cobbled together from rubber sheeting. Measuring 25 by 28 feet, it almost fills the room, allowing visitors to circumabulate the perimeter. On view through August 24, 2012.
Whitney Museum (945 Madison Avenue)
“This retrospective of the Japanese artist takes care to highlight the more subtle side of her practice, with early paintings, collages, and performance documentation. But that’s not to say that it neglects the artist’s bombastic spot paintings and sexually charged nude happenings. The show demonstrates the sweep of a diverse career which has most recently produced a series of brightly-colored paintings reminiscent of a looser Keith Haring, on view in the final gallery.“ — Kyle Chayka, ARTINFO
On view through September 30, 2012.
Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1071 5th Avenue)
This comprehensive mid-career survey features over 70 color photographs and five video installations by the Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra. Rineke Dijkstra is organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. On view through October 8, 2012.
Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan
MoMA P.S.1 (22-25 Jackson Avenue)
This retrospective, organized in collaboration with the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid and the Tate Modern in London, will be the largest presentation outside of Italy of works by Italian artist Alighiero Boetti (1940–1994) to date. Working in his hometown of Turin in the early 1960s amidst a close community of artists that included Luciano Fabro, Mario Merz, Giulio Paolini, and Michelangelo Pistoletto, among others, Boetti established himself as one of the leading artists of the Arte Povera movement. On view through October 1, 2012.
Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language
MoMA (11 West 53rd Street)
A group exhibition that brings together 12 contemporary artists and artists’ groups working in all mediums including painting, sculpture, film, video, audio, and design, all of whom concentrate on the material qualities of language—visual, aural, and beyond. The work that these artists create belongs to a distinguished history of poem/objects, and concrete language experiments that dates to the beginnings of modernism, and includes both the Dada and Futurist moments as well as the recrudescence of Neo-Dada in the late 1950s, and international literary movements like concrete and sound poetry in Europe, Latin America, and the United States. On view through August 27, 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.
Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets
MoMA (11 West 53 Street)
This MoMA gallery exhibition and accompanying film retrospective will be the first presentation of the Quay Brothers’ work in all their fields of creative activity. Beginning with their student films in 1971, the Quay Brothers have produced over 45 moving image works, including two features, music videos, dance films, documentaries, and signature personal works as well as designed sets and projections for opera, drama, and concert performances. On view through January 7, 2013.
Rockaway Beach, courtesy of Creative Time