Will Ryman’s The Roses will be featured along Park Avenue from January 25 through May 31. The “38 sculptures of rose blossoms towering as high as 25 feet, complimented by 20 individual scattered rose petals, will festoon Park Avenue Mall between 57th and 67th Streets in the artist’s inaugural public art exhibition.” Presented by Paul Kasmin Gallery, in conjunction with New York City’s Department of Parks & Recreation and the Fund for the Park Avenue Sculpture Committee.
The VIP Art Fair, the “first art fair to mobilize the collective force of the world’s leading contemporary art galleries with the unlimited reach of the Internet,” evidently didn’t realize the extent of the Internet’s unlimited reach. This one-week-only event, featuring most of Chelsea’s blue-chip galleries, has been plagued with technical problems and slow response time. It is supposedly now at 100%, just in time for its few remaining days.
Houdini: Art and Magic, at The Jewish Museum, features “magic apparatus such as his straitjacket, handcuffs and milk can, posters, broadsides, period photographs, archival films, and contemporary art work by artists such as Matthew Barney, Petah Coyne, Jane Hammond, Vik Muniz, Deborah Oropallo and Raymond Pettibon.” See it before it disappears on March 27.
Luhring Augustine presents Untitled (painting), a “group exhibition of paintings by artists from both the United States and Europe. Included in the exhibition are: Tauba Auerbach, Bernard Frize, Wade Guyton, Albert Oehlen, Josh Smith, Daan van Golden, Charline von Heyl, Christopher Wool, Heimo Zobernig.”