Iannis Xenakis’s show at The Drawing Center explores “the fundamental role of drawing in the work of this Greek avant-garde composer.” Relatively unkown, this traveling exhibition should help introduce his work to the world.
2010, this year’s Whitney Biennial, will run from February 25 – May 30. According to curators Francesco Bonami and Gary Carrion-Murayari, “The artists selected for this year’s exhibition reflect diverse responses to the anxiety and optimism of the past two years. 2010 does not privilege any one medium or aesthetic style, but rather assembles a wide range of individual gestures, personal histories, and improvised encounters that speak to a sense of openness and community.”
Rhizome is dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology. Lauren Cornell, Executive Director and an Adjunct Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, will be joined by artists Kristin Lucas and Joe McKay for an ARLIS/NY-Rhizome Curator and Artist Talk. The event will take place on Friday, February 26th, at 3:30PM at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Art Study Room in the Uris Education Wing on the south side of the museum.
The New York Studio School has begun its Spring 2010 Evening Lecture Series. These talks are free and open to the public.
The New York Art Resources Consortium, which consists of the research libraries at The Brooklyn Museum, The Frick Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art, has officially launched its website. Through funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, NYARC “was formed in 2006 to facilitate collaboration that results in enhanced resources to research communities.”
I am very intrigued with Jill Moser’s show at Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.
New Paintings and Prints
Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.
514 West 25th Street
February 18 – March 27
I came across this website recently. It gives a glimpse of the NYC art scene from a decade ago.
Frank Webster’s current paintings at BLACKSTON are of “abstracted architectural structures and natural elements found in urban settings,” and are quite interesting and well done.
In The Landscape Of Extinction
29C Ludlow Street
January 21 – February 28
I’m surprised the Damien Hirst show at Gagosian Madison isn’t making more of a splash. Perhaps it really is the end of an era.
End of an Era
980 Madison Avenue
January 30 – March 6