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What’s on in New York ?

June, 2019 Exhibitions selection

If you are in New York next week or just warning what’s about over there, we’ve selected exhibitions just for you.

1. The MET,
    CAMP, Notes on Fashion

   May 9–September 8, 2019

Through more than 250 objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present, The Costume Institute's spring 2019 exhibition explores the origins of camp's exuberant aesthetic. Susan Sontag's 1964 essay Notes on 'Camp' provides the framework for the exhibition, which examines how the elements of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion.

2. Brooklyn Museum
    Garry Winogrand: Color

   May 3–December 8, 2019

Garry Winogrand (American, 1928–1984). Untitled (New York), 1960. 35mm color slide. Collection of the Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona. © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San FranciscoGarry Winogrand: Color is the first exhibition dedicated to the nearly forgotten color photographs of Garry Winogrand (1928–1984), one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century. While almost exclusively known for his black-and-white images that pioneered a “snapshot aesthetic” in contemporary art, Winogrand produced more than 45,000 color slides between the early 1950s and late 1960s.

3. The Guggenheim
    Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now

   January 3–July 10, 2019 - July 24–January 5, 2019

Explore the work of one of the most critically acclaimed yet controversial artists of the late 20th century, Robert Mapplethorpe, in Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now. The exhibition’s first phase brings together over eighty works from the Guggenheim’s rich collection of Mapplethorpe holdings, including the artist’s early Polaroids, depictions of the New York S&M scene, artist and celebrity friends, male and female nudes, flowers, and self-portraits.

4. Leslie Lohman Museum
   Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989

  April 24–July 21 2019

© Diana Davies, Marsha P. Johnson at the Gay rights demonstration, Albany, New York, 1971. Digital C-print, 9.75 x 13.5in. Collection of the Leslie-Lohman Museum.© Diana Davies, Marsha P. Johnson at the Gay rights demonstration, Albany, New York, 1971. Digital C-print, 9.75 x 13.5in. Collection of the Leslie-Lohman Museum.

Art after Stonewall, 1969-198, timed with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, is the first major exhibition to examine the impact of the LGBTQ civil-rights movement on the art world. Much has been written on the impact of the LGBTQ movement on American society and yet almost 50 years after Stonewall, key artists and their works of art are little known. This exhibition, which includes over 150 works of art and related materials, focuses on the work of openly LGBTQ artists like Vaginal Davis, Michela Griffo, Lyle Ashton Harris,  David Hockney, Greer Lankton, Robert Mapplethorpe, Catherine Opie, and Andy Warhol, and considers as well the practices of such artists as Vito Acconci, Diane Arbus, Judy Chicago, and Barkley Hendricks in terms of their engagement with a newly emerging queer subculture.

5. International Center of Photography
   YOUR MIRRORPortraits from the ICP Collection

  Feb 08–Jun 16, 2019

From nineteenth-century daguerreotypes to twenty-first-century selfies, portraiture has dominated the medium of photography. Drawn from ICP’s collection, this exhibition surveys the nuanced ways people present themselves for the camera, how and by whom they are represented, and who is deemed worthy of commemoration. This selection includes studio portraits, snapshots, and documentary photographs.

6. The Nugoshi Museum
    Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and
    Hasegawa in Postwar Japan

    May 1–July 14, 2019

It may be several raisons to visit the nugoshi museum. One of them is because this institution occupies a former photo-engraving plant across the street from the studio Isamu Noguchi had occupied since the 1960s to be closer to stone and metal suppliers along Vernon Boulevard. The entire building was designed by Noguchi, sculptor (and landscape architect, and theatrical-set and furniture designer) to be a meditative oasis amid its gritty, industrial setting.

7. The Neue Galerie
   The Self-Portrait, from Schiele to Beckmann

  Feb 28–June 24, 2019

The Self-Portrait, from Schiele to Beckmann is an unprecedented exhibition that examines works primarily from Austria and Germany made between 1900 and 1945. This groundbreaking show is unique in its examination and focus on works of this period. Approximately 70 self-portraits by more than 30 artists—both well-known figures and others who deserve greater recognition—will be united in the presentation, which is comprised of loans from public and private collections worldwide.

8. The Whitney Museum of american Arts
   Spilling Over: Painting Color in the 1960s

   Mars 29–Aug, 2019

This exhibition gathers paintings from the 1960s and early 1970s that inventively use bold, saturated, and even hallucinatory color to activate perception. During this period, many artists adopted acrylic paint—a newly available, plastic-based medium—and explored its expansive technical possibilities and wider range of hues. Color Field painters poured paint and stained unprimed canvas, dramatizing painting’s materiality and visual force. Painters associated with Op art deployed pattern, geometric arrangement, and intense color combinations to emphasize that vision is a commingling of physical response and unconscious association. At the same historical moment, an emerging generation of artists of color and women explored color’s capacity to articulate new questions about perception, specifically its relation to race, gender, and the coding of space. The exhibition looks to the divergent ways color can be equally a formal problem and a political statement.


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