8 Events For Your Art Calendar This Week, From A History Of Censorship In Art To A Robert Longo Show In East Hampton
Every week, we search for the most exciting and engaging shows, screenings and events, both digitally and in person in the New York City area. See our picks from around the world below. (Times are all EST, unless otherwise noted.)
tuesday 3 august
On August 3, 1906, police raided the Art Students League of New York at the behest of Anthony Comstock, later known as the “Puritan Gladiator”. The crime? A student publication that included drawings from life. On the anniversary of the raid, SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology art history professor Amy Werbel will give a talk on the history of censorship in art, exploring the ways in which Community guidelines on social media have spawned a new generation of “Puritan gladiators” who prevent artists from sharing their work because of nudity.
Price: Free with RSVP
Time: 6 pm-7pm
2. “Julia Solomonoff: hand, writing“at The Shed, New York
In this film commissioned by The Shed, Julia Solomonoff examines the growing dominance of digital over analogue notebooks and calendars, particularly due to the pandemic. Filmed at home during the lockdown with everything that was available – Zoom, iPhone, a pocket camcorder – the documentary offers a personal look at what society could lose if the art of writing dies completely. After the premiere, stay tuned for a live chat with Solomonoff and Tribeca Film Festival Artistic Director Frédéric Boyer.
Price: Free with registration
Wednesday August 4
3. Launch of the book: “Nicolas Party: Pastel” at the Karma bookstore
In 2019, the artist transformed the FLAG Foundation in Chelsea into a pink stage setting for a group of Rococo-inspired murals that served as both the backdrop and foil for a selection of 18th century pastels. nowadays. . This book celebrates the exhibition and its wide range of artists, from Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas to Toyin Ojih Odutola and Chris Ofili. Pastel was published by the FLAG foundation and produced by Karma. It includes contributions from Party and Dodie Kazanjian, as well as conversations with artists such as Louis Fratino, Loïe Hollowell and Billy Sullivan.
Place: Karma Bookstore 136 East 3rd Street, New York
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
4. “Evening in: L’Esprit de Niki de Saint Phalle»At the Museum of Modern Art in New York
This virtual panel for MoMA members explores the legacy of pioneering French artist Niki de Saint Phalle, which is the subject of a retrospective at MoMA PS1, until September 6. Artist Raúl de Nieves, whose colorful work plays on the spirit of Saint Phalle, being in conversation with curator Ruba Katib. De Nieves will reflect on his childhood encounters with Saint Phalle’s work, its impact on his own practice and his current installation in the PS1 yard.
Thursday, August 6
5. “Ravenna by Dante with Francine Segan“at 92nd Street Y, New York
To mark the 700th anniversary of the death of Italian poet Dante Alighieri, 92nd Street Y offers a virtual tour of Ravenna, his final home. Italian food and culture expert Francine Segan will guide you through the sights, artwork, food and wine of the city, as they would have been seen through Dante’s eyes. Famous for its 5th-century Byzantine-style mosaics, Ravenna is also currently home to La Luce delle Parole, a public art installation featuring illuminated verses by The Divine Comedy, visible in the city center until December 31.
Price: $ 20 and more
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
saturday 7 august
6. “Robert Longo: A History of the Present” at Guild Hall, East Hampton
As Guild Hall celebrates its 90th anniversary this summer, the historic arts institution of the Hamptons reflects on another long stretch of American history: the legacy of World War II through the present, seen through Robert’s lens. Longo. The artist, who has spent decades documenting the turning points of American life, presents 17 of his monumental two-part charcoal drawings. In the first gallery, Longo reinterprets the milestones in the history of abstract expressionist art; in the second, he explores historical events that changed the world, such as the dropping of the atomic bomb and the protests of George Floyd.
Place: Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton
Time: Sunday-Monday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 12 pm-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Until Friday August 20
7. “I have an idea ! : an exhibition of works on paper by 37 artists“at the 1969 gallery, New York
Among the most delightful and irreverent group shows of this summer is “I Have an Idea! over the past year. There is a certain pleasure in seeing artists work their processes on paper. There are plenty of gems for well-known artists such as John Currin, John Gibson, and Ross Bleckner to grab hold of, but also plenty of emerging talents that are definitely worth checking out, including the evocative textual works of Tommy Coleman, the visceral pastel of Cristina by Miguel and charcoal portraits, and the captivating red pencil drawing by María Fragoso of lovers entwined.
Place: 1969 Gallery, 39 White Street, New York
Time: Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Until Saturday August 21
8. “Mid-Summer Mix” at the N.53 Gallery, East Hampton
Andy Warhol is the main actor in this summer group show in the Hamptons, but there are also works by Robert Rauschenberg, Christopher Makos and Kenny Scharf, which range in price from $ 6,000 to $ 75,000.
Place: Galerie N. 53, 53 The Circle, East Hampton
Time: Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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