Beat Memories presents an in-depth look at the Beat generation as seen through the lens of visionary American writer Allen Ginsberg (1926–1997). Although well known for his poetry, Ginsberg was also an avid photographer. He captured the people and places around him in spontaneous, often intimate snapshots. The exhibition, opening on January 15th, features 94black-and-white photographs, including portraits of figures such as William S.Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Gregory Corso, and Jack Kerouac, along with self-portraits.
In this exhibition opening on January 24th, James Drosnes takes iconic photographs, often from the news media, and re-imagines them in his own design, while keeping enough of the original images for them to be familiar
In honor of Pratt Institute's 125th anniversary, the renowned NYC art, design and architecture school presents 125 Icons, an exhibition on display through January 19th. The show features 125 works produced by the school's top-notch faculty and alumni. Robert Mapplethorpe, Stefan Sagmeister, Betsey Johnson and Martin Landau are among the esteemed alumni featured, in various genres including illustration, advertising, architecture, industrial design, film and fashion.
Spend an evening on January 22, with Richard Kostelanatz whose role since the late 60s has been one of artist, instigator, assembler and author/editor of almost one hundred books, including the monumental Dictionary of the Avant-garde. His poems and experimental prose explore the radical limits of language, and the relationship between the visual and verbal, and he has worked with various other media, including photographs, film, video, audio and installation. Not to be missed
Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection will be on display at the Rubin Museum of Art through January 7th. The stylistic diversity and relationships between various strands of Himalayan and neighboring cultural and artistic traditions are represented by important works of art spanning a period of over one thousand years
‘Come Closer’ is an exhibition that takes the Bowery as subject, site, and center for creative ingenuity in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Drawing upon the New Museum’s Bowery Artist Tribute archive and the online archive of Marc H. Miller, this exhibition, which will close on December 30th, features original artwork, ephemera, and performance documentation by over fifteen artists who lived and worked on or near the Bowery in New York.
Rime and Toper are teaming up to have an art exhibition in New York called ‘Dangerous Drawings About New York.’ The title of the show speaks for itself on what you can expect to see from the two. The show will have an opening reception on December 15th, and will run until January 1st. "Snap Back” will feature illustrations and paintings that integrate elements of the artists’ past experiences living in New York City, and each piece is inspired by a personal story.
While the subject of the family has often been approached within art and portraiture in ways that either emphasize its traditional nature or attempt to counteract this tradition with challenges to its conservative reputation, the emphasis of the exhibition "Family Portrait" is on the manner in which the family’s image has been constructed and maintained over time, and how this might influence the shaping of the political and social spheres of everyday life.
Artists find inspiration in lots of different places. Chelsea sculptor Melissa Stern takes her inspiration from smart phones and Sigmund Freud. "The Talking Cure” takes its name from Freud’s original description of psychoanalysis. The art show, throughDecember 20, consists of twelve Stern sculptures, each with an interactive audio track created by a literary collaborator.
What’s that I hear? The spooky sounds of Ghosts… Goblins… & Ghouls! Though hurricane Sandy may have delayed the festivities, Halloween will still be enjoyed! On Saturday, November 17th head over the Children’s Museum of the Arts and pick up your New York University & Community Board 2 Children’s Halloween Parade treat bag filled with goodies. Each child will receive one treat bag, while supplies last.