Category: Art

Your Concise New York Art Guide for July 2021



This month, beat the New York humidity with a trip to some of the summer’s most anticipated exhibitions (all of which are delightfully temperature controlled). From retrospectives devoted to Shahzia Sikander, Lynn Hershman Leeson, and Wardell Milan, to a tribute to the legendary (but little documented) Sapphire Show, there’s plenty to see.

Keep the (HEPA-filtered) air flowing.

—Dessane Lopez Cassell

Lynn Hershman Leeson, “Synthia Stock Ticker” (2000), network-based multimedia artwork, 15 x 11 ¼ x 1 ¼ inches (image courtesy the artist; Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York; and Altman Siegel, San Francisco)

When: through October 3
Where: New Museum

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Traffic calming murals among many art projects coming to Metcalfe Park

The first in a series of art projects occurring in the Metcalfe Park community over the summer began this week — even if it faced a Monday rain delay. 

Artist Quan Caston, who lives in the neighborhood, used sidewalk chalk to sketch out his literacy-themed comic strip about a butterfly and had just begun painting when the rains came. He took his inspiration for his mural from Butterfly Park where it is located. 

With the rain, his 12-panel sidewalk mural became a blurry haze of blue and white paint. Undaunted Caston vowed to finish the project when the weather cooperated.

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5 Art Accounts to Follow on Instagram Now

For me, one of the easy joys of Instagram is the ability to follow and unfollow accounts as I please. Weekly, I root myself in a specific part of the world through my screen. And so this month I was in Brooklyn, but my Instagram was fully Norwegian, filled with fjords, gorges and vast, dark skies with beautiful northern lights via accounts like @norwegianfjords and @mittnordnorge.

Every once in a while, I decide on following design patterns or art movements instead of places. Recently, I delved into minimalism. Because its principles are straightforward (remove all clutter, leave the essential),

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Art Industry News: Maurizio Cattelan Will Show His 9/11 Memorial Artwork That Was Too Intense for the Guggenheim + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Today, we’re unveiling a new, streamlined look—with all the same attention to what you need to know on this Wednesday, July 14.

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Artists Denounce MOCA’s “Complicity” With Mass Incarceration – Artists Colin Chin and Nicholas Liem have asked the Museum of Chinese in America to remove their work from its collection and a forthcoming exhibition in protest of what they see as its “complicity” with mass incarceration and gentrification of New York’s Chinatown. The artists denounced the museum’s

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Italian Entrepreneur Beatrice Trussardi Is Launching a Nomadic Art Foundation With a Dramatic Installation Atop the Swiss Alps

If you want to see the first project from the new Beatrice Trussardi Foundation, you will need to hike up the Swiss Alps and into a south-facing valley called Val Fex in the Engadin. You can also take a horse-drawn carriage, but no cars are allowed.

Once you arrive, a poignant installation by Polish artist Paweł Althamer will be waiting for you—the commissioned work, made from a variety of natural materials, is tucked away in a 17th-century mountain hut.

It’s the first of what promises to be many brazen and ambitious exhibitions for Trussardi’s eponymous “nomadic museum,” which launches this

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How To Find Art For Your Space : Life Kit : NPR

An illustration of a gallery wall full of art and a woman flying through the frames, intersecting with the art and placing the last piece of art on the wall.

Simone Martin-Newberry for NPR

An illustration of a gallery wall full of art and a woman flying through the frames, intersecting with the art and placing the last piece of art on the wall.

Simone Martin-Newberry for NPR

The art you choose to display in your home tells a story. For me (TK), it represents who I am and what I care about most. After all, “If there’s any place in this world, if you are so fortunate to have a roof over your head, that you can be the main character of your story, it is at home,” says independent curator and author Kimberly Drew.

Kimberly Drew is an independent curator, author of This Is What I Know About Art and co-editor of Black Futures.

Photograph by Travis

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Here’s New Dragon Age 4 Concept Art to Take the Sting Out of Its EA Play Absence

Although BioWare has confirmed that Dragon Age 4 won’t be part of EA Play Live 2021, a new piece of concept art was unveiled that will hopefully make the wait for more info a bit easier to bear.

Dragon Age 4 executive producer Christian Dailey shared the image on Twitter, and it gives us a brand new look at the Antivan Crows and may hint at them having an important role to play in the game’s story.

“Hi Friends – sorry for no EA Play news this year but please know that the team is heads down with a lot

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In Boston, Art That Rises From the Deep

BOSTON — The East Boston shipyard on the harbor hosts a mix of maritime ventures, from vessel repair to a robotics start-up for autonomous navigation. Since 2018, art has found a roost here as well, in the Watershed, the exhibition hall that the Institute of Contemporary Art opened in a former copper and sheet-metal factory.

But on a bright spring day, pausing during the installation of her monumental new sculpture that opened July 3, the artist Firelei Báez was contemplating the harbor’s earlier history: The U.S. Immigration Station, where those with bad documents or suspected of having a contagious disease

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Major artists create tiny new artworks for Model Art Gallery

Major artists create new micro artworks for miniature gallery

Masterpieces in miniature: artists including Sean Scully, Damien Hirst, Magdalene Odundo, and Gillian Wearing create tiny new artworks for the 2021 Model Art Gallery at Pallant House, Chichester

We all have a fantasy art collection, and it’s often one of two things that stand in the way of realising that fantasy: money, and wall space. There may be a solution to the latter: contemporary art on a doll’s house scale. 

Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before? Well, they have. In 1934, notable art dealer Sydney Burney saw Queen Mary’s Dolls’

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First Friday Art Walk returns to Portland

First Friday Art Walk is back!

Perhaps the exclamation point is unnecessary, because July’s event was a decidedly low-key return of the popular monthly showcase of artwork in downtown Portland.  Friday evening’s chilly and wet weather, plus the COVID-forced absence of the event for more than a year, apparently combined to keep a lid on both vendors and shoppers along Congress Street.

But those who turned out said they were happy to have it back, even if the turnout was somewhat small.

Most people were maskless, probably reflecting the high rate of vaccinations in Maine and Portland in particular, but

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