A White Cat Playing with a String, 1863, by Utagawa Hiroshige II (1826–69). Part of the exhibit Edo Pop, at the Japan Society. Opens Saturday, in Midtown Manhattan. (Courtesy Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Bequest of Richard P. Gale.)
- NYC: Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light, at the Museum of Modern Art. Opens today, in Midtown.
- NYC: Audubon’s Aviary: Part 1 of the Complete Flock, at the New-York Historical Society. Opens Friday, on the Upper West Side.
- NYC: James Nares, Street, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Through May 27.
- NYC: Painted on 21st Street: Helen Frankenthaler from 1950 to 1959, at Gagosian Gallery. Opens Friday at 6pm, at the 21st Street location.
- NYC: WK, 360: A 25 Year Survey, at Jonathan Levine Gallery. Opens Friday at 7pm, in Chelsea.
- NYC: Ed Ruscha, Books & Co, at Gagosian Gallery. Through April 27, on the Upper East Side.
- NYC: Live at the NYPL: Ed Ruscha. Today at 7pm at the main branch on 42nd Street. (Admission required.)
- NYC: Alberto Burri, Cellotex, at Luxembourg & Dayan. Opens Friday, on the Upper East Side.
- NYC: Jim Osman, Stack, at Lesley Heller Workspace. Opens Sunday at 6pm, on the Lower East Side.
- NYC: Sari Carel, the Museum of Commerce, at the La Mama Gallery. Opens Thursday, in the East Village.
- NYC: Ryan Frank, Handmade Frames, at the Invisible Dog. Opens Saturday at 6pm, in Cobble Hill.
- And because too much is never enough, it’s Armory Week in NYC. So bust out the bitch boots and the Commes des Garçons. Art F City has a handy guide.
- Fort Worth: Big Pictures, at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Through April 21.
- S.F.: Garry Winogrand, a retrospective, at SFMOMA. Opens Saturday.
- L.A.: Closing reception for Fette Sans, at Kinkead Pop-Up Residency. This Saturday at 5pm, in Mar Vista.
Times, 2011, by Stanley Donwood. Part of an 18-foot panel showing the destruction of L.A. at the artist’s solo exhibit Lost Angeles, at Subliminal Projects. Opens Saturday at 8pm, in Echo Park. (Image courtesy of the artist and Subliminal Projects.)
- L.A.: Mickalene Thomas, The Origin of the Universe, at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Through August 19, in Santa Monica.
- Dallas: Erwin Wurm, Beauty Business, at Dallas Contemporary. Through August.
- NYC: Freehand Jobs, a group show at Pandemic Gallery. Opens Saturday at 7pm, in Williamsburg.
- NYC: Charles Yuen, at Valentine. Opens Friday at 6pm, in Ridgewood/Bushwick.
- Plus, see all my latest New York picks over at Gallerina…
My New York Datebook is up over at WNYC, including gobs of space devoted to the all-kinds-of-hot German Expressionism show at MoMA (that’s a detail of a work by Egon Schiele peeking out from above).
Opening night for Celso’s ¡No Habla Español! at Pandemic was all kinds of fun. Thanks so much to everyone who came out. We danced, we drank, we danced some more — in a teeny weeny discoteca — into the night. The show is up through April 2nd, so you have plenty of time to shake some ass in the mini-disco. Plus, there’s always the closing party (April 2nd at 7pm). See you there!
An addendum: Public Radio International’s show Afropop has an excellent show on the history of cumbias. They have a whole section devoted to Peruvian chicha cumbias, describing their origins and their use of those super duper psychedelic surf guitars. If you want to get a sense of what these Peruvian chicha posters are all about, give this program a listen. Also, here’s a photo essay devoted to Elliot Túpac Urcuhuaranga, of the family behind Publicidad Viusa — makers of chicha posters.
Bad Precedent, by Aaron Johnson. (Image courtesy of NOWhere Limited.)
The folks at NOWhere Limited, an online prints shop out of Colorado, along with artist Aaron Johnson, have kindly given us a print to give away on C-Mon. Y’all know the drill. Leave a comment and it could soon be hangin’ on yer walls.
When I’m not not making a living as a blogger, I spend a fair amount of time doing travel writing (a genre that is as sublimely ridiculous as arts writing). Which is why Christopher K. Ho’s travel-related project at the booth manned by Mexico City’s EDS Galería, at the Pulse NY art fair, caught my eye. In it, Ho’s fictional travel consultancy, & Leisure, plans vacation itineraries for well-known artists. Suggested trip for Barbara Kruger: a shopping excursion in Dubai. Olafur Eliasson gets blasted off into space for a zero-gravity flight experience. And the naughty Santiago Sierra is dispatched off to Rome for a session with the Pope.
You can view the entire project at the Winkleman Gallery, where it initially debuted in 2007. (Boy, am I timely, or what?) Better yet, scroll down for a few of my pix from Ho’s installation at Pulse.
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