ForYourArt selects the best opportunities to SEE, COLLECT, LEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art each week.
Walking Drifting Dragging: Museum as a Hub
New Museum (235 Bowery)
Wednesday, January 9 | 11am-9pm
Opening day of group show with works by emerging artists Eunji Cho of Seoul, Ellie Ga of New York, Paulo Nazareth of Brazil, and Mriganka Madhukaillya and Sonal Jain of India’s Desire Machine Collective. The works of each of these artists is focused on the concept of travel. On view through February 3, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Matisse: In Search of True Paint
The Metropolitan Museum of Painting (1000 Fifth Avenue)
This exhibition exemplifies Matisse’s manner of working with pairs, trios, and series along with his method of using completed canvases and repeated compositions as tools to compare effects and gauge his progress. In Search of True Paint includes 49 of Matisse’s colored canvases. On view through March 17, 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.
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.
Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954) Meditation (Portrait of Laurette, an Italian model he completed 25 pictures from December 1916-1917) Oil on canvas 19 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (49.5 x 34.3 cm) The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Gift of Miss Ima Hogg © 2012 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, courtesy of The Met Museum