ForYourArt selects the best opportunities to SEE, COLLECT, LEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art each week.
The Perfect Show
303 Gallery (547 W. 21st Street)
Opening reception for a group show featuring works by artists including Doug Aitken, Valentin Carron. Hans-Peter Feldmann, Ceal Floyer, Karel Funk, Maureen Gallace, Tim Gardner, and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerst. On view through December 21, 2012.
Dinner for Dogs
Salon 94 (12 East 94th Street)
This exhibition by artist Nicholas Party opened on November 11 with a dinner party for twenty-four guests that featured a menu of several dishes conceptualized by the artist. Following the dinner performance, the plates, stools and table will be reconfigured by Party and exhibited at Salon 94 Freemans from through December 22, 2012.
Volcanoes and shelters
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery (521 W 21 street)
An exhibition of work by Olafur Eliasson. On view through December 22, 2012.
Daniel Joseph Martinez: I am a verb…
Simon Preston Gallery (301 Broome Street)
The second of two consecutive exhibitions by Daniel Joseph Martinez, comprised of four large-scale recent photographic works and a sculptural sound installation. The preceding exhibition of body builder and beauty pageant images from 1978/79 served to underscore the artist’s longstanding and anarchic investigations which utilize the body as political and social agent. On view through December 23, 2012.
The Art of Scent 1889-2012
The Museum of Art & Design (2 Columbus Circle)
The first major museum exhibition to recognize scent as a major medium of artistic creation and fifteen artists who work in this medium. On view through December 24, 2012.
Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years
Metropolitan Museum of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue)
Through approximately forty-five works by Warhol alongside one hundred works by some sixty other artists, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years juxtaposes prime examples of Warhol’s paintings, sculpture, and films with those by other artists who in key ways reinterpret, respond, or react to his groundbreaking work. What emerges is a fascinating dialogue between works of art and artists across generations. On view through December 31, 2012.
Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955–1972
Museum of Modern Art (11 West 53 Street)
This retrospective exhibition celebrates the work of late Polish artist Alina Szapocznikow. Sculpture Undone features over 100 works, including sculpture, drawings, and photography and explore Szapocznikow’s legacy of provocative objects that evoke Surrealism, Nouveau Réalisme, and Pop art. On view through January 28, 2013.
Guggenheim Museum (1071 5th Avenue)
Kandinsky 1911–1913 highlights paintings completed at the moment the artist made great strides toward complete abstraction and published his aesthetic treatise, On the Spiritual in Art. Also featured are paintings by Robert Delaunay and Franz Marc that were exhibited alongside the work of Kandinsky and others in the landmark 1912Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) exhibition held at the Moderne Galerie Heinrich Thannhauser in Munich. On view through April 13, 2013.
Whitney Museum of American Art (945 Madison Avenue at 75th St.)
Sinister Pop presents a variety of the Whitney’s holdings of Pop art, from the movement’s inception in the early 1960s through its aftershocks a decade later. Featured artists include Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol, as well as by many artists not traditionally associated with Pop. On view through March 31, 2013.
Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos
New Museum (235 Bowery)
This exhibition presents an imaginary universe in which Trockel’s own artwork from the past thirty years is juxtaposed with objects and artifacts from different eras and cultures that map many of her artistic interests. The show centers on a small, tiled room devoted exclusively to the work of this mid-career German artist. On view through January 20, 2013.
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.
Matthew Marks (522 West 22nd Street)
An exhibition of three new sculptures by Charles Ray. Sleeping Woman depicts a woman sleeping on a bench. Young Manis a sculpture of a standing naked man. Shoe Tie is a naked self-portrait, in which the artist depicts himself crouching on the ground tying an unseen shoe. Each of the sculptures is made from machined solid stainless steel. On view through January 12, 2013.
Caitlin Keogh: Modes
Leslie Fritz (44 Hester Street)
Friday, November 30 | 6-8pm
An exhibition of works by artist Caitlin Keogh. Modes feature paintings from Keogh’s Bargello series, which takes its name from a specific kind of needlepoint design that the artist has utilized as a starting point for her works. On view through January 13, 2013.
Wade Gutyon OS
Whitney Museum of American Art (945 Madison Avenue)
Over the past decade, New York–based artist Wade Guyton (b. 1972) has pioneered a body of work that explores our changing relationships to images and artworks through the use of common digital technologies, such as the desktop computer, scanner, and inkjet printer. Comprising more than eighty works dating from 1999 to the present, Guyton’s first midcareer survey features a non-chronological design in which staggered rows of parallel walls confront the viewer like the layered pages of a book or stacked windows on a monitor. On view through January 13, 2013.
Where Is Jack Goldstein?
Venus Over Manhattan (980 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor)
The first show to focus in depth upon the artist’s paintings, films and performance from 1976-1986. On view through January 15, 2013.
Picasso Black and White
Guggenheim Museum (1071 5th Avenue)
In the first exhibition to focus exclusively on Picasso’s black-and-white works in such depth, see 118 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by the Spanish master, many of which are on public display for the first time. On view through January 23, 2013.
Materializing “Six Years”: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art
Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway)
This exhibition examines the effect of Lucy R. Lippard’s 1973 book Six Years on the emergent Conceptual art movement. The show features more than 170 objects in a range of mediums by nearly ninety artists. On view through February 3, 2013.
Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980
MoMA PS1 (4601 21st Street, Queens)
A comprehensive exhibition that examines the vital legacy of the city’s African American visual artists. Now Dig This! comprises 140 works from 35 artists that have rarely been shown in a museum setting and includes early pieces by now well-established artists as well as works once considered “lost.” On view through March 11, 2013.
Olafur Eliasson, The hut series, 2012; courtesy of Tanya Bonakdar Gallery.
Image on the homepage:
Judy Chicago and Materials & Applications, “Sublime Environment,” 2012. Photo: Donald Woodman. At Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, 1/19/12. Courtesy of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980