Miroslaw Balka will become the 10th artist to be featured in the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. Balka, a Polish born artist whose “work contains references to his Catholic upbringing, to his country’s past, the Nazi Holocaust, love and death,” will create a piece for the five-story space to be shown in October.
The D. Samuel and Jeane H. Gottesman Exhibition Hall at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library has an exhibition that explores the role of Yaddo, the artist retreat, in “fostering 20th-century American arts and letters. Founded in 1900 by financier and philanthropist Spencer Trask and his wife, Katrina Trask, Yaddo began receiving guests in 1926 and was immediately hailed by The New York Times as a “new and unique experiment, which has no exact parallel in the world of fine arts.” Since that inaugural season, Yaddo has navigated the roiled cultural and political life of 20th-century America while hosting thousands of artists and writers, including such luminaries as James Baldwin, Saul Bellow, Flannery O’Connor, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Truman Capote, Jacob Lawrence, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Philip Guston and Sylvia Plath.”
Yaddo: Making American Culture
D. Samual and Jeane H. Gottesman Exhibition Hall
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
5th Avenue at 42nd Street
October 24 – February 15
Peter Doig has a joint exhibition at Gavin Brown’s enterprise and Michael Werner Gallery. This is his first solo show of new work to be held in the states in nearly ten years.
Michael Werner Gallery
4 E. 77th St.
Gavin Brown’s enterprise
620 Greenwich St.
January 17 – March 14
Rachel Reese’s MFA Thesis Show Auspex will run from January 26 – February 6 at The City College Art Gallery. With work that is both playful and profound, Reese’s future is very bright.
The City College Art Gallery
1619 Amsterdam at 140th St.
January 26 – February 6
There are two great shows now at David Zwirner. Fred Sandback’s yarn sculptures outline planes and volumes in space. On Kawara’s One Million Years is “a monumental 20-volume collection, comprised of One Million Years [Past], created in 1969 and containing the years 998,031 B.C. through 1969 A.D., and One Million Years [Future], created in 1981 and containing the years 1996 A.D. to 1,001,995 A.D. Together these volumes make up 2,000,000 years.” Visitors to the gallery can witness the reading and recording of this epic piece.
519/525 W. 19th St.
January 14 – February 14
The Amy Sillman show at Sikkema Jenkins should be seen.
Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
530 W. 22nd St.
January 17 – February 21
Andrew Wyeth, best known for his iconic painting “Christina’s World,” has passed away. He was 91.
Google Earth has teamed up with the Museo del Prado to film and present 14 masterpieces from its collection. According to Google,”the paintings have been photographed in very high resolution and contain as many as 14,000 million pixels (14 gigapixels). With this high level resolution you are able to see fine details such as the tiny bee on a flower in The Three Graces (Las Tres Gracias), delicate tears on the faces of the figures in The Descent from the Cross (El Descendimiento) and complex figures in The Garden of Earthly Delights (El Jardin de las Delicias).”
Anthony Miler’s website is up and running. Visit often.