South East Asian Fashion Showcased in “Serpents and Eagles” Exhibition

By Carter Glace Last Sunday in the Barney Building, NYU had the unique pleasure to present the works and lives of several artists specializing in a unique field – the textiles and designs of South East Asia. Organized by the Steinhardt School’s Costumes Studies MA program, the four hours of keynotes, Q&A’s and fashion shows,…

Exhibition spans ten years of dogs, death, and social experimentation

By Annesha Sengupta Located a handful of subway stops into Queens, the SculptureCenter is an old warehouse converted into an art gallery. Looking up, the skylight is framed by spindly, rusting rafters. It’s an open, quirky place, and the perfect place for Thai artist Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook’s US exhibition. The exhibitions here are cheerful sometimes, macabre…

“Why Can’t It be Everlasting?” marks five years for Tracy Williams, Ltd.

By Rebecca Jane Brown Chelsea is associated with warehouses, the beautiful highline, and, of course, the cluster  of galleries. However, it is the beginning of an end: one of the most interesting galleries, Tracy Williams, Ltd., is holding its final exhibit, “Why Can’t It Be Everlasting?” which features 15 artists to commemorate the five years of the gallery…

NYFA Idir Art Exhibit: Hozier, Sinead Cullen, and more

by Mary Ann Odete Initially opening on October 9th, the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) exhibit “idir” had its second installment on Friday January 16th. “Idir” is a project between NYFA and artists based in Ireland that create connections between cultures through art and performance. The exhibit’s opening had a majority of the…

Wang Jianwei hosts first solo show at Guggenheim

By Stephanie Cheng The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents the first of three commissions by the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative with “Wang Jiangwei: Time Temple.” The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative is a part of the Guggenheim Art Initiative, which explores the works of artists from…

Whitney Museum’s Jeff Koons retrospective is a worthwhile provocation

By Alex Greenberger “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective” demands a lot from its audience — titillation, frustration, satisfaction, dissatisfaction, all in equal measure. But that’s what makes the Whitney Museum of American Art’s largest-ever retrospective devoted to a single artist so fascinating. It considers art star and impresario Jeff Koons as both a showman and a…

James Turrell’s Guggenheim exhibition finds transcendence

By Alex Greenberger Writing about James Turrell’s work is no easy task.  The famed Postminimalist and Light and Space artist’s work is often indescribably effective, effervescent, and transcendent, so I’m not going to make any attempt to describe what I felt when I saw “Aten Reign.” I know.  What’s the point of seeing the James…

Student Seeking Great Art: “Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective”

By Alex Greenberger This weekly column will explore some of New York City’s best art exhibits.      Like any form of history, art history is a selective discipline.  That really isn’t all that surprising, considering all the white males who have dominated the art world for so long.  And it’s true, there is no…

Student Seeking Great Art: “Affordable Art Fair”

By Alex Greenberger This weekly column will explore some of New York City’s best art exhibits.  The Affordable Art Fair may be the only place where a $10,000 item is considered affordable.  That may sound alarming, but if a Damien Hirst dot painting can sell for $4,000 at this fair, then the art really is…

Student Seeking Great Art: “NYC 1993”

By Alex Greenberger This weekly column will explore some of New York City’s best art exhibits.  There’s already been a lot written about the New Museum’s “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash, and No Star.”  The opinions are markedly polarized, even more so than anything in recent memory — The L Magazine called it “hodgepodge,”…

Student Seeking Great Art: “Dan Flavin and Donald Judd”

By Alex Greenberger This weekly column will explore some of New York City’s best art exhibits.  Describing an exhibition as “simple” is almost never a good thing, but “simple” is probably the best word to describe the magnificent new show of Dan Flavin and Donald Judd at the David Zwirner Gallery.  And because Judd and…