The Helsinki School “started in the 1990’s as an educational model from the University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland. It has grown to represent more than forty-five photo and video artists and is now considered to be one of the premier photographic schools in the world.” Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery presents seven artists from the school who take seven different approaches in their work.
Wes Lang’s show at Zieher Smith consists of 15 new paintings in his familiar “tattoo-inspired imagery.”
Smile, It’s A Grey Day
516 West 20th Street
March 25 – April 24
Magdalena Abakanowicz’s show at Marlborough includes work in aluminum, bronze, burlap and plaster, all in her “”distinct sculptural vocabulary that expresses a philosophical quest.”
545 West 25th Street
March 25 – April 24
Bad At Sports is a collective based in Chicago, New York and San Francisco that, among other things, host a weekly podcast about contemporary art. For Don’t Piss on Me and Tell Me It’s Raining at apexart they will continue to “document their art world from the inside, with a little help from their friends.”
Marlene Dumas is back in New York with a show at David Zwirner.
Against the Wall
533 West 19th Street
March 18 – April 24
Jean Larson will be hosting an open studio to share and discuss her new series Colors of Iceland.
4:00 – 8:00 PM
180 Claremont Aveune, #22
Claremont and W. 124th Street
Ryan McGinley’s show opens Thursday at team (gallery, inc.). Expect chaos.
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
team (gallery, inc.)
83 Grand Street
March 18 – April 17
I’m happy that the MoMA has allowed Marina Abramovic to stage her exhibit in her terms, with pieces and performances that create strong feelings of uncomfortableness followed by release. By allowing her to truly be present, this retrospective is among the most daring and significant in recent memory.
Spring is in the air as The Madison Square Park Conservancy announces EVENT HORIZON, Antony Gormley’s public art exhibition of thirty-one life-size body forms. It remains to be seen if the rooftop art will cause a panic.
Olafur Eliasson is back in the city, this time with a show at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery that “continues his exploration of and experimentation with modes of perception and the experience of space and time.”
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
521 West 21st Street
February 11 – March 20