THE New York Freeze, one of the most important international contemporary art fairs for the art market, is approaching and, as expected, the scene artsy of the city is overheated. As many new exhibitions are opening this month, ARTEQUEACONTECE selected five that are really worth a visit!
Andreas Gursky at Gagosian
Through photography, the German Andreas Gursky invents new worlds from existing elements, building pictures based on his meticulous observations. In large format and high definition, it presents hyper-focused scenes with no foreground or background.
His works from the 1990s feature images of factories, stock exchanges, airports, golf courses, roads and buildings, often shot from an aerial point of view that reveal patterns of crowds and infrastructure.
The focus of the exhibition on display at Gagosian they are the most recent works, which maintain the precision of the photograph. Many are digitally manipulated and reveal a sensitivity to harmful human effects on the natural world.
Gursky's massive photographs will be on display until June 18, 2022.
Carmen Herrera at Lisson Gallery
Carmen Herrera was an artist born in Havana, Cuba, who lived most of her life in New York, in the United States. Herrera's colorful and abstract works brought her enormous recognition in the contemporary art scene, and the Lisson Gallery is starting a retrospective divided into parts of the artist's career, who died earlier this year at the age of 106.
The 1970s marked an important moment in Herrera's artistic evolution, as she completed the acclaimed series white and green, made a triumphant return to sculpture and inaugurated new forays into his painting. Sample Carmen Herrera: The 1970s Part 1 features more than 20 works ranging from drawings and paintings to historic structures with the aim of demonstrating the breadth of Herrera's accomplishments during this transformative decade.
Part 1 of this show will be on view at Lisson Gallery until June 11, 2022.
Raphael Montañez Ortiz at the Museo del Barrio
Raphael Montañez Ortiz is an American artist and founder of El Museo del Barrio, in New York. In the first major exhibition dedicated to the artist since 1988, Ortiz's work is curated by the Museum's director, Rodrigo Moura, and guest curator Julieta González, who invite visitors to learn about different periods of his career.
The exhibition is divided into four sections that explore the artist's contributions to 17th and 19th century art: Destruction, Archaeological Finds, Decolonization and Guerilla Tactics and Physio-Psycho-Alchemy.
The exposure Raphael Montañez Ortiz – A Contextual Retrospective will be on display until September 11th.
Lawrence Weiner at Marian Goodman
the gallery Marian Goodman presents a retrospective of the work of the famous American artist who died at the end of last year. Weiner was an exponent of conceptual art during the 1960s and left an enormous legacy for the history of contemporary art.
Weiner explored the different forms of language that a work of art involves, exploring, above all, the written language and putting it in evidence in the vast majority of his works, which ended up becoming the essence of his works. Featuring phrases and text fragments in capital letters, often accompanied by graphic marks and lines, his works have been widely exhibited around the world and interpreted in many different languages.
At Maria Goodman, you can visit Weiner's work until June 11, 2022.
Paulo Nazareth at Mendes Wood DM
The inaugural presentation of the Mendes Wood DM Gallery in New York is a solo show by the Brazilian Paulo Nazareth titled Nosotros los otros, which brings work from 2005 to the present. Taking the work as a starting point RED FOOT, a video filmed in the artist's hometown, Governador Valadares, in Minas Gerais, when the artist begins to document his practice as a walker. His feet, shod in sandals, turn red with dirt and dust in a poetic gesture imbued with social connotations and dialoguing with an economically and racially stratified Brazil.
Expanding the theme, the series news from america follows the artist's travels through Southeast Latin America and the United States between 2009 and 2011. During the journey, Nazareth wears slippers with the sole aim of not washing her bare feet as they touch the ground in the Americas. Only at the journey's end does he wash his feet in the Hudson River.
During its year of wanderings-performance, Nazareth documents the nuances of crossing borders and connects transnational histories through simple and precise gestures, bringing to the fore the problems of immigration, globalization and colonialism.
The exhibition on display at Mendes Wood DM in New York runs until June 10th.