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Top NYC Exhibitions Opening This Week (April 30 – May 5)

By Olivia Swider

May 2, 2013


Dirty Looks: FRENZY A Riot Decade at The Kitchen
Opening: April 30, 7PM
512 West 19th Street
In the 1990s, a generation of new voices—young, feminist, queer—took culture by storm through zines, music, and filmmaking. FRENZY traces that surge, from its adolescent stirrings and early inspiration in cinematic bad girl archetypes to the formation of a movement and entry into the consciousness of the mainstream, from works shot in a bedroom in Middle America to the dive bars of New York City, the streets and subways of Tokyo, and a high school in Santa Monica. Filmmakers include: Jennifer Reeves, Sadie Benning, Jill Reiter, Shu Lea Cheang and Michael Lucid.

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Jannis Kounellis at Cheim & Read
May 2 – June 22
Opening: May 2, 6-8PM
547 West 25th Street
Cheim & Read presents an exhibition of new work by Greek-born, Italian artist Jannis Kounellis. This exhibition incorporates the themes and concerns of Kounellis’s best known work, while also reacting to and engaging with the gallery as a unique space.

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Sara VanDerBeek at Metro Pictures
May 2 – June 8
Opening: May 2, 6-8PM
519 West 24th Street
For her first one-person exhibition at Metro Pictures, Sara VanDerBeek presents new photographs and sculptures that explore the phenomenon of experience and the translation of memory into image and form.

Tracy Emin: “I Followed You To The Sun” at Lehmann Maupin
May 2 – June 22
Opening: May 2, 6-8PM
540 West 26th Street
201 Chrystie Street
“I Followed You To The Sun” is a two-part exhibition featuring over 100 works of art, including a series of new bronze sculptures, paintings and drawings, embroideries, and a short film. Lehmann Maupin has published a special artist monograph on the occasion of the exhibition. The gallery will host a book signing with the artist at 201 Chrystie Street on Wednesday, May 1 from 5 to 7 PM.

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Wolfgang Tillmans: “from Neue Welt” at Andrea Rosen Gallery
May 4 – June 22
Opening: May 3, 6-8PM
525 West 25th Street
The exhibition titled from Neue Welt consists of carefully chosen works from a four-year project begun in 2008, which culminated in Tillmans’ 2012 exhibition at the Kunsthalle Zurich and in the publication Neue Welt published by Taschen in 2012. The exhibition will also include a wall of 128 pages from Tillmans’ newest book FESPA Digital / FRUIT LOGISTICA published by Walther König in 2012.

Anselm Kiefer: “Morgenthau Plan” at Gagosian Gallery
May 3 – June 8
Opening: May 3, 6-8PM
522 West 21st Street
An exhibition of recent paintings and sculpture by Anselm Kiefer, which further explores the historical and formal concerns of “Morgenthau Plan,” his exhibition that inaugurated Gagosian Le Bourget in Paris last October. Born at the close of World War II, Kiefer reflects upon and critiques the dangerous myths that propelled the Third Reich to power. Fusing art and literature, painting and sculpture, the artist engages German history and the ancestral epics of life, death, and the cosmos to reinforce lessons of the past.

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Richard Misrach: “On the Beach 2.0” at Pace Gallery
May 4 – June 29
Opening: May 3, 6-8PM
510 West 25th Street
Nine years after introducing his “On the Beach” series at Pace, Mirach revisits the same subject matter to create a dynamic dialogue with the earlier work. New digital technology has enabled him to capture movement and also to freeze the motion of the water, yielding an abstract, painterly effect previously unseen in his work.

Sebastian Black & Jacob Kassay at Room East
May 5 – June 16
Opening: May 5, 6-9PM
41 Orchard Street
“One could say that the press release, considered as a medium, meets its match – for fraughtness, for derision inspiring valedictorianism, for metonymic fidelity to the churning undercurrents of value, taste, power, etc – in the medium of painting. Fine. One could also say that saying that is the cheapest price of admission to the Show.”

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Cheim & ReadJacob KassayJannis KounellisJennifer ReevesJill ReiterLehmann MaupinMetro PicturesMichael LucidPace GalleryRoom EastSadie BenningSara VanDerBeekSebastian BlackShu Lea CheangThe KitchenTracy EminWolfgang Tillmans


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