An exciting new spring season kicks off this week with Armory Arts Week, which runs from March 5 to 10. This week is all about celebrating the city’s artistic communities and highlighting the art scene with different events each night; the city that never sleeps will be even more energized!
Art & Finance
With an ever evolving art market, now is the time to learn more about and increase our efforts to foster innovative dialogue on art and finance.
Join us and Deloitte for the annual Art and Finance Conference, which has taken place alongside prestigious fairs such as Art Basel Miami, FIAC, and Frieze. This year the conference will take place at TEFAF, one of the world’s oldest and most respected fairs of Fine Art.
Moving Image Party
This week’s hot ticket? The Moving Image opening party of course!
It’s happening this Thursday, March 7, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. No RSVP is necessary; everyone is welcome!
Meet Titus Kaphar
The exhibition is a massive sculptural statement—an encompassing installation, in which Kaphar’s own work is seamlessly woven into the walls of a 19th-century American house.
Kaphar will be there to speak about the exhibition, which was featured in the The Wall Street Journal and Art + Auction!
The tour will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, March 5, at 5:00 p.m., at 515 West 26 Street.
Please RSVP now to Ashilee Schreiber at ASchreiber@artnet.com.
We’re excited to be partnering with Volta NY 2013, a platform for challenging, often complementary, and sometimes competing ideas about Contemporary Art.
This year, Volta is debuting its new location, a gorgeous hardwood 19th-century loft building at 82 Mercer in SoHo. In a boutique-like setting, the fair is offering an opportunity for discoveries beyond those afforded by a traditional art fair by refocusing on artists through solo projects.
Happening this Week
Feel like doing some gallery hopping this week?
Click through to our Calendar to take your pick of some fantastic events.
Pictured: Prism's Mario Testino show, which opens Tuesday, February 26.
Tracey Emin’s Valentines
"Every year I send Valentines. This year I won’t have to. Times Square will do it for me," said British artist Tracey Emin of her digital Valentine for New York’s Times Square.
For three minutes each night until February 15, Emin’s Valentines will emerge on screens to illustrate her thoughts on love and relationships amidst the bright lights of Time Square.
Valentine’s Day shouldn’t come as a surprise, and yet it sneaks up on too many of us. This year, forget flowers and chocolate—nothing says amour more than a beautiful work of art.
TERRE DES FEMMES
If you’re in Berlin on February 23, 2013, please join us for an incredibly important benefit sale for TERRE DES FEMMES, an international non-profit organization that helps women and children escape violence.
Violence affects the lives of millions of women worldwide, in all socio-economic and educational classes, cutting across cultural and religious barriers.
This violence takes a dismaying variety of forms, from domestic abuse and rape to child marriages and female circumcision. All are violations of the most fundamental human rights.
The benefit auction will take place at the Berlinische Galerie with auctioneer Christiane Gräfin zu Rantzau, Christie’s Deutschland Chairman.
If you’re looking for a little culture, want to have a lot of fun, and maybe even drink a little wine and beer, Thursday is the night to check out gallery openings in your area!
Who would like to attend an exclusive private tour of the Sinister Pop exhibition at New York’s Whitney Museum on Wednesday, February 13?
A light lunch will be served at noon, prior to the tour, at Caravaggio, 23 E. 74th Street, New York, NY.
Please RSVP to Ashilee Schreiber at ASchreiber@artnet.com by February 11. Space is limited!
Although Pop Art often calls to mind a celebration of postwar consumer culture, this exhibition focuses on Pop’s darker side, as it distorts and critiques the American dream. Themes of exaggerated consumption, film noir, the depiction of women in art, the dystopic American landscape, and the intersection of popular culture and politics, are explored through works by acknowledged masters such as Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol.
"We thought about it, and decided it would be a good idea to have a special nude viewing open to the public," a spokesperson for Vienna’s Leopold Museum said about welcoming nudists to experience the galleries au naturel after public hours.
The Nackte Männer (Nude Men) exhibition explores artworks portraying nude men through the ages, from the 19th century to the present day.
According to the museum, one is welcome to attend the Nude Tours with clothes on, but, since they don’t want voyeurs, “it’s better not to be clothed.”
More from Singapore
Art Stage Singapore, which opened to the public yesterday, has already attracted big name collectors including Uli Sigg, who earlier donated and sold a major part of his collection of Chinese Contemporary Art to M+ visual culture museum, Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein, and German collector Nanni Burchardi.
So far, the fair has been reporting healthy sales; some galleries even sold six-figure artworks!
Flip through our album for a quick look at Art Stage Singapore!
Who would like to attend an exclusive private tour of the Bound Unbound: Lin Tianmiao exhibition at the Asia Society tomorrow?
Prior to the tour, which starts at 1:45 p.m., lunch will be served at the Garden Court Café at the Asia Society, at 12:00 p.m. (EST).
Please RSVP to Ashilee Schreiber at ASchreiber@artnet.com.
Lin Tianmiao has been named “one of China’s top contemporary artists” by The Wall Street Journal, and a “nationally and internationally renowned female artist” by The New York Times. This exhibition of the artist’s work explores the environmental and social impact of materialistic tendencies in today’s society.
This week, we’re looking forward to The New York Academy of Art's presentation of From Beijing, an exhibition of artwork by the faculty of Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). Don’t miss the opening reception on Tuesday, January 22, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.!
Renowned for alumni such as Zhang Huan, Liu Xiaodong, and Zhang Dali, CAFA is considered China’s preeminent art school. This exhibition marks the first time many of the prominent faculty members have been exhibited in New York City.
Mark your calendars for the panel discussion on February 14, featuring Pratt Institute’s Jonathan Goodman, Michelle Loh of Arts Asia Pacific, Art in America’s Richard Vine, Xie Dongming of CAFA, and Xu Bing of the CAFA Museum!
“We are thrilled to showcase the diversity and talent of our colleagues in Beijing and we’re excited to see the discourse generated by this exciting exhibition and panel,” said New York Academy of Art President David Kratz.