The texts and images on the back of Tibetan art objects reveal clues to their meaning, function, and historical context. For the first time ever both sides of a select group of scroll paintings (thangkas), sculptures, and initiation cards will be explored in detail. Chosen for the beauty, exceptional content, and complexity of their backs, these works of art dating from the 13th to the 19th century will be on exhibit through August 12th
Donald Weber’s "Interrogations," on view through May 24th, sets out to uncover a hidden meaning behind the bloody 20th century, as displayed through a singular encounter with State power. From 2005-2012, Donald Weber traveled through Russia and the Ukraine, photographing and recording the physical and emotional geography of a devastated nation.
The Conference is dedicated to the exploration of Untapped Capital. It will focus on four areas where Untapped Capital can be found and put to productive use: Ad Hoc Strategies, Waste, Play, and Youth. Each topic will be discussed, questioned, and analyzed by a moderated panel of experts and innovators. The Conference commences on May 1st with a keynote address by Joi Ito.
"Wilder Mann," an exhibition of color photographs by Charles Fréger will be on Between 2010 and 2011, Charles Fréger traveled to eighteen European countries, from Italy to Poland, Scotland to the Czech Republic, in search of the Wild Man. A centuries-old, legendary figure, the Wild Man continues to be an important symbol of transition associated with festivals that mark the cyclical patterns of life: the changing of the seasons, special religious holidays, rites of passage, life and death.
In this body of work, on view through May 4th, McDonough leaves behind his main stomping grounds, the streets of New York City, and sets out on the road, traveling throughout the United States during the summer months of the 1970s and early 80s.
As DeMaio’s inaugural solo exhibition at Sacred Gallery, I Walk The Line features over 20 monochromatic paintings and drawings, marking a departure from his former vibrant pop culture-filled canvases. By restricting his color choice to black, white and silver, DeMaio focuses on the strength of his line and detail in the worlds he creates. Using sources from anatomical drawings in Grey’s Anatomy to studies of ice cream cones, DeMaio fills these realistic figures with playful, swirling and surreal objects from skulls to clowns and crosses.
The Drawing Center presents Giosetta Fioroni:L’Argento, the artist’s first solo exhibition in North America. Featuring over seventy drawings, thirty paintings, ten illustrated books, three films, and related ephemera, Giosetta Fioroni: L’Argento will not only expand our understanding of post-World War II Italian art but also enable a crucial reinvestigation of the Pop aesthetic more generally. The presentation will extend through all three of The Drawing Center’s exhibition spaces, and is curated by Claire Gilman, Curator. Opening reception Thursday, April 4th.
William Blake said that poetry and art are ʻways to converse with paradiseʼ. In Lannie Hartʼs exhibition showing through April 19th, she attempts to connect one paradise with the other. Harts surreal painting “Emilyʼs Garden” relates to not only the series of garden poems by Emily Dickinson but to the soul of Dickinson as she vomits flowers.
New Wave Finland co-curator Timothy Persons leads Helsinki School artists Anni Leppälä and Saana Wang in a conversation on their photographic processes, the Helsinki School, and new currents in international contemporary photography on April 2nd.
This April, Soho Photo is totally dedicated to Street Photography 2013, a special exhibition that features work by eleven acclaimed guest street photographers and twenty four house photographers. In all, nearly seventy images spanning the past fifty years are being exhibited and represent a wide range of approaches to the genre that has produced some of the most iconic images in photography.