CONTEMPORARY ART NEW YORK: UNMISSABLE EXHIBITS FOR SUMMER 2017

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Contemporary art New York: from MoMa to Cooper Hewitt, all the unmissable exhibits for summer 2017.

UNFINISHED CONVERSATIONS: New Work from the Collection

Until July 30th, 2017, MoMa

Unfinished Conversations - Contemporary Art New York: Unmissable Exhibits for Summer 2017

Unfinished Conversations – Contemporary Art New York: Unmissable Exhibits for Summer 2017

Unfinished Conversations, recently acquired by the MoMA, is a private collection that concentrates works by more than a dozen artists. Social protest, the effect of history on the creation of a new identity, and many reflections on the present moment are the main themes here.

There are considerations on the thin line between fiction and reality, which is often fed by art and by our perceptual acts.

By combining their ideas, the artists express themselves through arguments that face the research for a way out and rely on the visual arts to imagine a variety of different possibilities for this uncertain world

Museum of Modern Art per se

1 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, US

+1 212-708-9400 per se

THE JAZZ AGE: American Style in the 1920s

 Until August 20th, 2017, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

The Jazz Age - Contemporary Art New York: Unmissable Exhibits for Summer 2017

The Jazz Age – Contemporary Art New York: Unmissable Exhibits for Summer 2017

The Jazz Age, created in collaboration between the Cooper Hewitt Gallery and The Cleveland Museum of Modern Art, is the first considerable representation to focus on the art, taste and design from the ‘20s in the United States.

This show represents the opportunity to observe jewellery, furniture, textiles, posters and social customs of the time, with an easy access to taste and traditions of that decade.

The main theme is the development of technology: the exhibition tries to define the American spirit in the ’20s through the study of different technological stages.

After the First World War, the United States became the worlds’ largest market for art, architecture, fashion, music and cinema, encouraging thousands of artists to migrate across the ocean.

Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum per se

2 E 91st St, New York, NY 10128, US

+1 212-849-8400 per se

FROM THE STREETS

 Until July 15th, 2017, ArtsWestchester

From the Streets - Contemporary Art New York: Unmissable Exhibits for Summer 2017

From the Streets – Contemporary Art New York: Unmissable Exhibits for Summer 2017

New York’s ArtsWestchester Gallery hosts the intercultural event From the Streets, a multimedia exhibition edited by Marc Leaders and Melissa McCaig-Welles with a focus on the history of street art.

This show describes the growth and development of this urban culture, reporting the lives of many urban artists by showcasing their sculptures, drawings, paintings, photographs and installations created since the first years of the ’80s.

The current competitive spirit exists thanks to these artists’ movement, turned into a unique way of expressing art, constantly persuaded by the influence of the urban visual art around.

The exhibition aims to examine the evolution of this particular art form, which has been moving from the streets to art galleries and museums in the last decades.

ARTSWESTCHESTER

31 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor per se

White Plains, NY 10601, US

+1  914.428.4220 per se

HENRY CARTIER-BRESSON: India in Full Frame

 Until September 4th, 2017, Rubin Museum of Art

India in Full Frame - Contemporary Art New York: Unmissable Exhibits for Summer 2017

India in Full Frame – Contemporary Art New York: Unmissable Exhibits for Summer 2017

Throughout his life, Henri Cartier-Bresson travelled repeatedly to the Asian continent, especially in the territory of India.

The Rubin Museum of Modern Art hosts the collection of many of the works created by the artist during his various stays, black and white photographs that reflect his immense love for Indian country, and the pleasure he felt from the traditions and costumes of this people.

In the photographic exposition, there are 69 shots, made by Cartier-Bresson in the course of one of his trips to New Delhi, that frame the meeting with Mahatma Gandhi, in what was the last day of the Indian spiritual mentor.

Among the selected works it’s possible to find several examples of a new style launched by the artist; it’s the street photography, that becomes a solid reference point for generations of photographers.

Rubin Museum of Art per se

150 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011, US

+1 212-620-5000 per se

MAKING SPACE: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction

Until August 13th, 2017, MoMa per se

Making Space - Contemporary Art New York: Unmissable Exhibits for Summer 2017

Making Space – Contemporary Art New York: Unmissable Exhibits for Summer 2017

The MoMA will host, until the month of August, “Making Space”, an exposition exclusively reserved to the work of women artists More than 100 paintings, drawings, photographs and prints will be exhibited.

All the works were created from the end of the Second World War (1945) to the beginning of the feminist movement (1968).

Among the selected pieces, the collection includes works of artists specialised in design, geometric shapes, photography and sculpture.

The main theme is the reflection of the female world. The study evaluates the chance for women to feel free and artistic and has demonstrated how easier it was for women, after the war period, to work in the art field and to get new job opportunities.

Museum of Modern Art per se

1 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, US

+1 212-708-9400 per se

MICHEL HOUELLEBECQ: French Bashing

Until August 4th, 2017, VENUS Gallery per se

French Bashing - Contemporary Art New York: Unmissable Exhibits for Summer 2017

French Bashing – Contemporary Art New York: Unmissable Exhibits for Summer 2017

Michel Houellebecq, the renown author of Les particules élémentaires, shows his photographic talent at the VENUS Gallery. With French Bashing‘s series of photos and photomontages, the French novelist and artist display sides of Western Europe, as conflicting as complementary.

The first room has a peri-urban theme: buildings and streets are desaturated, both in colour and meaning, almost as if decomposing. On the other hand, the second room represents the exact opposite: it’s the ultra colourful universe of holiday destinations, of the likes of St. Tropez, made of crowded beaches and kitsch venues. Although the tone of the two rooms is contrasting, they both leave with a sense of desolation, as if positive and negative had been replaced by a deserted sense of identity.

VENUS per se

980 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10075, US

+1 917 371.5023 per se

FIGURES TOWARD ABSTRACTION: Sculptures 1910 to 1940

Until July 1st, 2017, Luxembourg Dayan Gallery per se

Figures Towards Abstraction - Contemporary Art New York: Unmissable Exhibits for Summer 2017

Figures Towards Abstraction – Contemporary Art New York: Unmissable Exhibits for Summer 2017

Daniella Luxembourg and Daniel Libeskind present an exhibit on the nature of abstraction in art, architecture, history and life.

On the gallery’s three floors are collected works by Rudolf BellingAlberto GiacomettiJulio GonzálezHenri LaurensJacques Lipchitz and Henri Matisse. They’ve been all pioneers of Modernism, involved in studying abstraction in sculpture by starting from the revisitation on materials and space. All without forgetting a cornerstone of artistic creation: the human body.

Luxembourg Dayan per se

64 E 77th St, New York, NY 10075, US

+1 212-452-3350 per se

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