The fall season has begun, and from the many wonderful art exhibitions in New York City at the moment, galleryIntell has some excellent recommendations for you.
Escape into Jean Dubuffet‘s “Excursions en no man’s space“
Pace Gallery 32 EAST 57TH STREET
Sept 10 to Oct 26, 2013
Jean Dubuffet called these drawings “Excursions en no man’s space.”
This exhibition of drawings produced in the years of 1975 through 1985 represents some of the artist’s final thoughts about picture making. The works follow a trajectory that begins just after his 12-year Hourloupe cycle and move through some interesting and increasingly heavy grid-like collage compositions and back again into lighter, loopy abstractions. The artist’s humor, his faux primitive intellectual “art brut” imprimatur, and his struggle for authenticity are writ large in the timeline layout of the show.
Quoting Arne Glimcher on Jean Dubuffet – “They are landscapes of the mind in which there is no harmony, no reason, no hierarchical values, and at least for Dubuffet the end of picture making…”
Draw a blank, or something near that at Gagosian Gallery!
Edmund de Waal: Atemvenwende at Gagosian Gallery 980 Madison Avenue
Sept 12- Oct 19, 2013
Right now it’s all about minimalism at Gagosian with a large group show of classic moderns like Cady Noland, Walter De Maria, and Charles Ray on two floors. And then you have Edmund de Waal: Atemwvende which features the artist’s studies in ceramics, poetry, music and space. With his study of the material spanning all the way from ancient Japan to modernism, the artist’s fascination with porcelain vessels is evident. The scale creates intrigue as the detailing makes one hold on and take note of the compositions’ intricacies.
Quoting Edmund de Waal – “I’ve been thinking about new ways to make pauses, spaces and silences, where breath is held inside and between each vessel, between the objects, and the vitrines, the vitrines and the room…”
Celebrate The Cloisters’ 75th anniversary!
Janet Cardiff: The Forty Part Motet at The Cloisters, 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tyron Park
Sept 10- Dec 8, 2013
Organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Janet Cardiff’sThe Forty Part Motet is comprised of forty speakers circling the small Fuentidueña Chapel, each capturing a single voice. Wandering visitors can experience changes in focus that bend and transform the music, allowing for a truly immersive and individual experience. The Forty Part Motet is the first contemporary art installation at The Cloisters and represents the best kind of merger between the old and the new, and of course, makes the list of galleryIntell’s recommended exhibitions in New York!
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