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Armory Arts Week: Top Museum and Gallery Shows

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It’s Armory Arts Week! That means fairs, gallery shows, museum exhibitions, and plenty of events – all taking place here in New York. Whitewaller, an insider publication that debuted last December at Art Basel Miami Beach, is here to guide you through the must-see and be-seen-at spots this year. Today, here’s a list of museum and gallery exhibitions you should be sure to check out this week. 

“2015 Triennial: Surround Audience” at the New Museum
February 25–May 24, 2015
235 Bowery
Continuing the Triennial’s devotion to showcasing early-career artists from around the world, the 2015 Triennial features fifty-one artists and artist collectives from over twenty-five countries.       

“Wim Wenders” at the Museum of Modern Art
March 2–March 17, 2015
11 West 53rd Street    
This major career retrospective presents 20 feature films and numerous shorts including Wim Wenders 16mm experimental works of the late 1960s as well as his most recent film, The Salt of the Earth (2014).

“The Hugo Boss Prize 2014: Paul Chan, Nonprojections for New Lovers” at th Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum   
March 6–May 13, 2015
1071 Fifth Avenue
The Hugo Boss Prize exhibition presents work by Paul Chan, the winner of the 2014 edition of the award. 

“Michael Snow” at Jack Shainman Gallery
February 27–April 4, 2015
524 West 24th Street
Predominantly recognized as a pioneering experimental filmmaker, the tremendous breadth of Michael Snow’s artistic output is not well-known in the U.S.. This exhibition surveys Snow’s enormously varied career, which spans film, photography, sculpture, music, and installation. “That/Cela/Dat” is displayed for the first time in New York as part of the exhibition. Humor and language are key tenants in Snow’s oeuvre, and this playful video installation considers how words like “this” or “that” point to something outside of language to convey meaning. 

“Tatiana Trouvé: Desire Lines” presented by Public Art Fund
March 3–August 30, 2015   

Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park at 60th Street and 5th Avenue  
This site-responsive commission is composed of three large custom-fabricated industrial shelving units containing 212 wooden spools wound with varying lengths and colors of rope. The relative lengths of the ropes correspond exactly to the 212 pathways that wind through Central Park.

“Tomi Ungerer: All in One” at The Drawing Center  
January 15–March 22, 2015
35 Wooster Street
Tomi Ungerer’s first U.S. retrospective features his witty advertising campaigns for The New York Times and The Village Voice, biting satirical illustrations and brutal pictorial responses to racism, fascism, and the Vietnam War, and much more.         

“In Reverse” at Paul Kasmin Gallery
February 12–March 14, 2015
515 West 27th Street
In Reverse features six of Ron Arad’s “Dried Flowers” metal sculptures made up of compressed Fiat 500. The works were first installed at the Design Museum Holon, Israel—a building Arad designed himself—and the Pinacoteca Agnelli, Italy.

February 20–March 29, 2015
89 Eldridge Street
Alan Vega, known as one part of the electronic protopunk duo Suicide, shows new sculpture and drawings for his first solo show in New York in thirteen years.

“Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook” at SculptureCenter
January 25–March 30, 2015   
44-19 Purves Street   
This exhibition is the Thai artist’s first major retrospective in the U.S., and showcases over twenty artworks spanning two decades of the artist’s career.

“Björk” at the Museum of Modern Art
March 8–June 7, 2015   
11 West 53rd Street  
This retrospective draws from composer, musician, and artist Björk’s daring projects and seven full-length albums. The installation presents a narrative, both biographical and imaginatively fictitious, co-written by Björk and the acclaimed Icelandic writer Sjón.



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