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Sharif Bey's current exhibition at Albertz Benda in New York City, “Revelations in Power,” features juxtaposition of elements like historical and contemporary or functional and sculptural begin to catch the eye.
February 18, 2021 - March 27, 2021
Sharif Bey's current exhibition at Albertz Benda in New York City, “Revelations in Power,” features juxtapositions of elements like historical and contemporary or functional and sculptural begin to catch the eye. Entire necklaces are made from tiny pinch pot-style vessels as beads, large mask-like works reference art from Western Africa—like the Kongo peoples’ nkisi nkondi and Benin sculpture—and imagery like a raised fist looks to modern-day power symbolism. These qualities continue as the artist looks at manifestations of power through a lens that acknowledges stereotypes as an opportunity for discovery. Open through March 27, the show takes works from several of the artist’s series, (including “Protest Shields,” “Power Figures,” “Necklaces,” and “Boilermaker.”), inviting the viewer to follow Bey’s artistic journey through pieces like the face haloed by a protrusion of fists titled Protest Shield: Zulu Nots and the compelling Nazarite, which has nails protruding from much of its surface.
David Zwirner and Fraenkel Gallery have come together for the presentation of “Cataclysm: The 1972 Diane Arbus Retrospective Revisited.”
An exhibition of new multimedia paintings by Andro Wekua is on view at Gladstone 64 from September 14—October 22.
In Christina Quarles's “In 24 Days tha Sun’ll Set at 7pm” the artist is sharing new works that are the product of her recent residency at Hauser & Wirth in Somerset.
The first U.S. survey of Anna-Eva Bergman, “Revelation” is one of the few looks at the experimental practice of the dynamic Norwegian-born artist.
Lucy Bull's first solo exhibition in New York, "Piper" is on view at David Kordansky from September 10—October 15, where the artist will introduce new works on canvas.
Jenny Holzer’s most recent language-based artworks can be seen at Hauser & Wirth’s New York gallery in an exhibition titled “DEMENTED WORDS.”
Originating at World Cultural Heritage sites, “nendo Sees Kyoto” is the result of the design house’s collaborations with six Japanese master artisans.
vanessa german’s “Sad Rapper” constructs a narrative of characters from the same neighborhood as a platform to challenge urgent and current issues.