Through June 11th you can go to the Whitney and http://whitney.org/Exhibitions/2017Biennial
The Whitney Biennial is the longest running survey of contemporary art in the United States, with a history of exhibiting the most promising and influential artists and provoking lively debate. The 2017 Biennial is the Museum’s seventy-eighth in a continuous series of Annual and Biennial exhibitions initiated by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1932. It is the first to be held in the Whitney’s downtown home at 99 Gansevoort Street, and the largest ever in terms of gallery space.
I went to see it with my friend Stephanie and it was so cool from new art in the stairwell to art made from bologna to a faux stain glass window to cherry blossom and dogwoods blooming indoors
I loved Aliza Nisenbaum (b. 1977), La Talaverita, Sunday Morning NY Times, 2016. Oil on linen, 68 × 88 in. (172.7 × 223.5 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy T293 Gallery, Rome and Mary Mary, Glasgow
It is so neat online you can hear some audio from each of the artist – I loved this http://whitney.org/WatchAndListen/AudioGuides?play_id=1740
The New Yorker says :
The show’s works, by artists with roots from Milwaukee to San Juan to Tehran, convey empathy, action, rage, and reflection
NY 1 ‘s story :
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), and The Invisible Dog Art Center invited me to a special reception celebrating the opening of This Isn’t Trash, the first major New York exhibition of work by Hervé Tullet, the wildly imaginative artist and children’s book author (Press Here).For This Isn’t Trash, Tullet filled The Invisible Dog Art Center with hundreds of new pieces, some as tall as eight feet, created at his studio in Harlem and onsite. Colorfully painted, torn, taped, creased, and reassembled sheets of paper will be hung from the ceiling. Together, they will assemble into a layered, multi-dimensional forest of artworks. His work was very fun and bright filled with colors and metallics and just wonderful movement.
We also went to see the gallery exhibition for the legacy of late rapper Notorious B.I.G. in Bed Stuy – A three-day art show
Local organization Spread Art NYC hosted “20 Big Years” in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Brooklyn rapper’s death on March 9. The show was held at Bishop Gallery and had a mix of artists including Barron Clairborne who photographed Biggie with his iconic crown in 1997 a few days before his death. Artists, Naoufal Aloui, also known as “Rocko,” & Scott “Zimer” Zimmerman painted a 38 foot mural of Biggie Smalls on Bedford Avenue and Quincy Street.
Lastly we created some pretty unicorn sparkle art at the KRAUSE HOUSE when the sunlight bounces off my shirt and sparkles all over the light – I call it Barrett at the disco.