“What #artworld summer shows are going on in New York?” Here at ArtBinder, we get asked this a lot.
Whether you’re a gallerina, the “artsy friend,” or someone who sources their information from Instagram, we are all on the quest to discover what is “new and hot.” Could this be the summer of photography and new media, or do museum blockbuster shows take the prize?
You tell us.
Here you have it: a guide to the most captivating and innovative art shows a summer in Manhattan has to offer.
Whitney Museum: “Message to the Future” – Danny Lyon
If you don’t know Danny Lyon, he is the American street photographer currently responsible for three amazing short films and 175 photographs at The Whitney dedicated to social issues and the civil rights movement. His photographs are controversial and aesthetically perfect: it’s hard to look away.
ICP: “Public, Private, Secret”
After a year and a half off the radar, the ICP has moved to the Bowery, and their location is not the only thing they changed. Seeking to redefine what “photography” is in a digital age, the exhibit includes streams of data, video blogs, and social media such as Twitter and Instagram to contribute to the photographic discourse.
MoMA PS1 Warm Up and “Rockaway!”
With a roster just as diverse as an international art fair, MoMA PS1’s “Warm Up” brings together the best of music and young contemporary artists for a creative way to party. “Rockaway!” is a public art installment by artist Katharina Gross who is spray painting her way through decaying buildings to revitalize their energy.
The Met Breuer: Diane Arbus: In the Beginning
At a pivotal moment in Diane Arbus life and career, Arbus shifted her focus from what was in “Vogue” to a goal of capturing the eccentric and surreal New Yorkers. Take a peek inside her brain with over 100 photographs on display, many for the first time, at the Met Breuer.
Pace Gallery – “Blackness in Abstraction”
29 international and intergenerational artists unite to explore the importance, intrigue, and significance of the color black in Geometric Abstraction, Minimalism and Conceptualism. The result is nothing short of a fresh take on abstract art.
Luring Augustine: “Shapeshifters” (June 27–August 12, 2016)
According to some, a simple canvas just doesn’t make the cut – literally. By exploring the function of “shape shifting”, these artists deviate from the standard frame to experiment with a hybrid of painting and sculpture.