5 Art Exhibitions In New York That You Cannot Miss

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5 art exhibitions in New York that you cannot miss.

With New York’s art scene being so prominent yet ever changing, you’ll want to be sure to catch significant shows. New York rounds up the top five art exhibitions of the week, from offerings at the best latino exhibitions. ingle with art admirers, collectors and casual passersby to check out these new works. And don’t forget to grab a free glass of wine.

1. Beatriz Santiago-Muñoz: Song, Strategy, Sign

Cover Image: Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, That which identifies them like the eye of the Cyclops, 2015. Production still. Courtesy the artist and Galería Agustina FerreyraPuerto Rican filmmaker Beatriz Santiago-Muñoz is premiering her film That which identifies them like the eye of the Cyclops (2016,) a three channel video that shows the worlds of Caribbean women and envisions a post-patriarchal society. Her show, which will open this Wednesday April 20th, the film follows the lives of different people from Vieques, Puerto Rico, land used as a bombing-site and occupied by the U.S. Navy until 2003.

New Museum
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002

2. Narrative/Collaborative

narrative/collaborativeClosing this week April 23rd, is a group show at Galerie Lelong that involves Brazilian artists Helio Oiticica and Neville D’Almeida with Cosmococa 1973/2003. The series of photographs show portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Jimi Hendrix, Luis Buñuel and other pop culture icons playfully overlaid with cocaine powder lines.

Galerie Lelong
528 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

3. Time & Tide: Amanda Valdez & Caris Reid

time&tide Their works are based on research about ancient lunar worship and rituals and all things related to moon cycles. The first phase of the show was the opening on April 7th that corresponded to April’s new moon. The second phase will be this Saturday April 23rd where they will rehang new works in honor of the full moon, a time for completion and destruction, Reid says. The exhibition will close on May 15.

Denny Gallery
261 Broome St.
New York, NY

4. Adriana Varejão : Kindred Spirits

HyperFocal: 0In one self-portrait, her face is painted with Native American tribal markings. In the next, her face is splayed with a yellow square, something more similar to the iconography of contemporary and minimalist paintings. You can hear her speak about her research and the complexities of her artwork with the curator Pedro Alonzo this Friday, April 22nd at 5pm.

Lehmann Maupin
201 Chrystie St
New York, NY

5. Disguise: Masks and Global African Art


Masks in all cultures were originally meant to be worn and used in performance. So when museums put them under a glass case or tacked onto a wall, it deactivates them and turns them into exoticized objects. With this show, the Brooklyn Museum aims to recontextualize African masks by pairing them with work from contemporary artists, in order to provoke more interesting conversations about the hidden and often transformative powers of the mask.

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238


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