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Top NYC Exhibitions opening this week

By madebysix

January 30, 2013

WEDNESDAY

40 Years of Artists Space at NYU’s Fales Library and Special Collections
January 31 – March 15
Opening: January 30, 6-9PM
70 Washington Square So, Third Floor
As an “original” member of the founding years of the alternative space scene that defined downtown New York in the 1970s, Artists Space stands also as an example of how the ethos, necessity, and viability of such spaces has shifted across four decades, echoing the broader changes in the social and cultural landscape during the same period.

Gary Simmons in Conversation with Thelma Golden Followed by a Book Signing at 192 Books
Opening: January 30, 7-8PM
192 Tenth Avenue at 21st Street
For the release of Gary Simmons’s monograph Paradise, Gary Simmons and director and chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, Thelma Golden, discuss the artist’s 20-year career. Simmons has participated in landmark group exhibitions organized by Golden at the Whitney Museum that include “Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary Art” and the 1993 Whitney Biennial.

THURSDAY

Aneta Bartos: “Boys” at The Carlton Arms Hotel
January 31 – February 21
Opening: January 31, 6-9PM
160 East 25th Street, Rooms 1A and 4A
While the men Bartos photographs are performing intimate, personal acts for the camera, they are made anonymous by the low light and long exposures. In many instances the subjects look more like gestural sculptures than people with actual identities. The duration of this exhibition will be accessible via a key at the front desk. Curated by Jon Feinstein.

Bernard Frize: “Winter Diary” at Pace
February 1 – March 9
Opening: January 31, 6-8PM
32 East 57th Street
The first New York exhibition in over a decade of the French conceptual painter Bernard Frize, known for his brightly colored paintings made by inventing rules or structures that remove choice or expression and instead rely on material or external constraints.

Ragnar Kjartansson: “The Visitors” at Luhring Augustine
February 1 – March 9
Opening: January 31, 6-8PM
531 West 24th Street
This show marks the New York debut of Kjartnsson’s most recent project, “The Visitors,” a nine-channel video installation based on a musical performance staged upstate New York at Rokeby Farm.

FRIDAY

Doug Aitken at 303 Gallery
February 1 – March 16
Opening: February 1, 6-8PM
547 West 21st Street
Exhibition of artwork pending.

Tacita Dean: “Fatigues” at Marian Goodman
February 1 – March 9
Opening: February 1, 6-8PM
24 West 57th Street
“Fatigues,” 2012 are a series of dramatic, large-scale chalk on blackboard drawings, made by Dean over many weeks on the site of a former tax office in Kassel.

Darren Almond: “Hemispheres and Continents” at Matthew Marks
Feb. 2 – April 19
Opening: February 1, 6-8PM
522 West 22nd Street
This exhibition includes sixteen photographs made between 2002 and 2012 on all seven continents and the Arctic Circle.

Nayland Blake: “What Wont Wreng” at Matthew Marks
February 2 – April 19
Opening: February 1, 6-8PM
502 West 22nd Street
A modern- day flaneur, Blake accumulates elements and materials for his sculptures through his daily wanderings, continuing to explore the themes of gender, identity, and community in his work, as he has for more than twenty years.

SATURDAY

“Nevermore” at On Stellar Rays
February 3 – March 10
Opening: February 2, 6-8PM
133 Orchard Street
Nevermore imagines Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven,” a classic of American dark romanticism. Unlike his puritanical predecessors or Transcendentalists peers, Poe ventured toward the dark recesses of the human mind, and the view that human existence is burdened, if not defined, by longing, sin, and sorrow, and the desire to simultaneously remember and regress the past. Artists include: Athanasios Argianos, Maiken Bent, John Brill, Liam Everett, Zipora Fried, Samara Golden, Leigh Ledare, Dorothea Tanning, This is our work, and Hans Witschi.

Cover Photo: Tacita Dean
Fatigues
2012
90-1/16 x 437 inches
Chalk on blackboard
6 panels
Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York / Paris

192 Books303 GalleryAneta BartosArtists SpaceAthanasios ArgianosBernard FrizeCarlton Arms HotelDarren AlmondDorothea TanningDoug AitkenEdgar Allen PoeGary SimmonsHans WitschiJohn BrillLeigh LedareLiam EverettLuhring AugustineMaiken BentMarian GoodmanMatthew MarksMetro PicturesNayland BlakeOnStellarRaysPaceRagnar KjartanssonSamara GoldenTacita DeanThelma GoldenThis is our workZipora Fried

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