New York City Venues


Nature is Our Body
Spring 2016 Issue | ARTEZINE
The spring issue of ArteZine sets out to explore a series of artistic and cultural practices from Turkey and the Middle East that critically engage with the Earth’s resilience in regenerating our relationship with its vital resources, such as land, water, air, plants, food and ecosystems. More Info


Dalia Baassiri and Özgür Demirci at Residency Unlimited and Sculpture Space
Through September 18th
The ArteEast’s Residency Initiative ensures that talented artists in the MENA region have access to premier international career-building opportunities, with an emphasis on reaching artists who otherwise have limited access.More Info


In and Out of Context: Asia Society Celebrates the Collections at 60
Exhibition | June 9th – August 7th
An exhibition that juxtaposes the museum’s historical and contemporary collections to play with the notion of context, and trigger new ways of considering artworks and the people that produce them, both past and present.


Press Play: Collecting New Media Art Now
Panel Discussion | June 8th, 6:30 PM
A conversation with Harold Newman, Lori Zippay, and Michelle Yun on the best strategies for collecting, preserving, and presenting new media art and how to engage audiences with this medium. Moderated by Boon Hui Tan in conjunction with “Rewind: Selections from the Harold and Ruth Newman New Media Collection.”MAP


Literati Painting: China’s Unique Art Form
Lecture Series | June 9th, 16th, 23rd, 6:30 PM
Ben Wang delves into the incredible art form of Literati Painting, from its birth in the Song dynasty, to its blossoming during the Ming, and its continued resonance into the 20th century. The relationship between classical Chinese poetry, music, painting and major schools of thought will be explored, with comparative points of interest made between Chinese and English poetry.MAP


In The Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond To 3/11
Exhibition | Through June 12th
As part of a series of of programs dedicated to the traumatic experience of the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that struck northeast Japan in March 2011, this exhibition reveals a stunning range of photographic responses to the disaster and the artistic paths that lie ahead as Japan continues to rebuild.


Trace the Future: Photographer Naoya Hatakeyama (2015)
Film Screening | June 10th, 7 PM
This award-winning documentary follows artist Naoya Hatakeyama as he photographs the devastated landscape of his hometown, Rikuzentakada, after 3/11. Renowned for meticulous photographs that explore the relationship between humankind and nature, Hatakeyama suffered enormous loss on 3/11, losing his mother and his family home in the tsunami.MAP


Nasreen Mohamedi
Exhibition | Through June 5th
As one of its inaugural exhibitions,The Met Breuer, presents one of the most significant artists of post ­Independence India, Nasreen Mohamedi (1937–1990). The exhibition represents the first museum retrospective of the artist’s work in the United States.


The Maximum Out of the Minimum: Reconsidering Nasreen Mohamedi with Brinda Kumar, Sheena Wagstaff, Sonal Khullar and Seher Shah
Conversation  |  June 3rd,  6 PM
A discussion considering Mohamedi’s artistic development and the role of intentional choice that is manifested in her work. Speakers include artist Seher Shah, Sonal Khullar (School of Art, Art History, and Design, University of Washington), Brinda Kumar (Assistant Curator) and Sheena Wagstaff (Dept Modern and Contemporary Art, The Met)


The Unfinished Film
Mariam Ghani on What We Left Unfinished

Conversation | June 4th, 2-4 PM
A talk around Ghani’s long-term research, film, and dialogue project centered around five unfinished Afghan feature films shot, but never edited, between 1978 and 1992: years that encompass the Afghan Communist coup d’état, the Soviet invasion and withdrawal, the handover of power to a mujahidin coalition, and finally dissolution into civil war.”MAP


A Japanese Constellation: Toyo Ito, SANAA, and Beyond
Exhibition | Through July 31st
Explores the influence and cross-pollination of architectural styles at the start of the 21st century by focusing on the the global impact and innovation of contemporary architecture from Japan since the 1990s.


Bouchra Khalili: The Mapping Journey Project
Exhibition | Through August 28th
Featuring a series of videos that details the stories of eight individuals who have been forced by political and economic circumstances to travel illegally and whose covert journeys have taken them throughout the Mediterranean basin.MAP


Mariam Ghani’s The Garden of Forked Tongues (2016)

Installation Viewing | Ongoing
Mariam Ghani’s gigantic mural, commissioned as part of the Museum’s year-long project “Nonstop Metropolis: The Remix,” depicts a map of Queens comprised of colored blocks, each representing languages that are disappearing from the world, but are still spoken in the remarkable polyglot borough of Queens.MAP


Genesis Breyer P-Orridge: Try to Altar Everything
Exhibition Tour | June 1st, 6:00 PM
Exhibition | Through August 1st

Explores the ways Hindu mythology and Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley have influenced the artist and h/er work, while providing visitors opportunities to personally interact with the artist and engage with the provocative themes of self-expression and devotion.MAP


But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East & North Africa
Exhibition | Through October 5th
The third exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative illuminates contemporary artistic practices in the Middle East and North Africa and the region’s diaspora.


At the Crossroads with Tim Cresswell
Conversation Series | June 12th and July 17th, 3:00 PM
This series pairs scholars from fields including architecture, history, and politics with Guggenheim UBS MAP curator Sara Raza and museum educator Rachel Ropeik to explore the circulation of ideas and meanings within and between exhibition artworks in “But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise.”


An Evening with Ori Gersht and Zineb Sedira
Conversation with the Artists | July 12th, 6:30 PM
In this program, artists Ori Gersht and Zineb Sedira provide short talks about their works on view in “But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa.” Following, they join Sara Raza, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Middle East and North Africa, for a group discussion about themes in the exhibition.MAP


Bolo, Julius John Alam, and Vered Snear: Lived Experiences
Exhibition | Through June 15th
Lived Experiences brings together three artists whose recent works revolve around performances of lived experiences of ‘other’. Their works bring attention to the resultant ‘borders’ between entities and between states-of-being, and all seem to be motivated at least in part by social activism, while leaving any political or moral statements less clear.MAP


Between Structure and Matter: Other Minimal Futures
Exhibition | Through July 2nd
A group exhibition curated by Prajit Dutta and Murtaza Vali, featuring work by Joël Andrianomearisoa, Minam Apang, Rasheed Araeen, Hemali Bhuta, Shilpa Gupta, Somnath Hore, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Jitish Kallat, Mohammed Kazem, Waqas Khan and Abdullah M. I. Syed.MAP


Place: Brandon Ballengée, Dino Dinco, Tracey Emin, and many more
Exhibition | Through July 16th
Organized by Erik Bakke, “Place” features the works of eight artists: Brandon Ballengée, Dino Dinco, Tracey Emin, Nicole Eisenman, David Huffman, Joan Linder, Brooke Singer, and Gwenn Thomas, all of whom explore mental and physical space.MAP


RongRong & inri: Tsumari Story
Opening Reception | June 4th
Exhibition | Through August 20th
In April, RongRong & inri were awarded the “Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award” as part of the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition. Since 2000 they have worked together, producing a body of work notable for the sensitive and experimental way that it reflects the development of their life as a couple and the growth of their family.MAP


Yunsung Lee: NU
Exhibition | Through June 23rd
Lee merges subject matter from Western Master paintings with the aesthetics of Japanese comics and online games to create his paintings. He attempts to overcome the distinctions and disparities in these styles in order to search for and seek out a new form and language of painting.MAP


Ryohei Tanaka: Etchings

Online Exhibition | Ongoing
Renowned for the fine detail and intricate effects that he achieves in his etchings, Ryohei began his career studying etching under Professor Furuno in 1963 and became a member of the Kyoto Etchers Group one year later. He has won a numerous awards in Japan, Europe and the U.S., and today is one of the most popular Japanese contemporary print artists.MAP



Miya Ando: The Nature of Perception
Opening Reception | June 9th
Exhibition | Through July 9th
Applying the traditional techniques of her Japanese ancestry, the foundation of Miya Ando’s artistic practice lies in the transformation of surfaces. With a deep appreciation for the dynamic properties of metal, Ando simultaneously conveys and entangles power with fragile motifs, while reconnecting with her heritage and exploring the connection between the natural and man-made world.MAP



Karen Marston: Demeter’s Wrath
Exhibition | Through June 26
Karen Marston is a painter focused on the fundamental contradiction of natural phenomena, and the pairing of powerful terror with majestic beauty. Her large-scale oil paintings portray this strength at its extremes: tornadoes, forest fires, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions.MAP


Yee I-Lann: Like the Banana Tree at the Gate
Exhibition | Through June 17th
Yee I Lann‬ uses his photomedia-based practice to engage with archipelagic Southeast Asia’s turbulent history. With wit and humanity he addresses the socio-political impact of current politics, neo-colonialism, and globalization.


FX Harsono: Raining Bed
Sydney Biennale 2016

Installation Viewing | Through June 5th
With a particular empathy for underprivileged minorities and the plight of the socially disadvantaged, the artist creates multifaceted artworks that actively critique the political history and cultural reality of his homeland, Indonesia.MAP


Asia-Based Venues


Vikram Divecha: Warehouse Project
Exhibition | Through June 11th
Vikram Divecha’s “Warehouse Project” blurs the distinction between Alserkal Avenue as a cultural community and the industrial area that surrounds it, conflating art, commerce and commodities. The artist has bartered the exhibition space given to him with a general trading company requiring storage facilities, in exchange for the goods to be exhibited.MAP


Yin-Ju Chen: Liquidation Map
Sydney Bienniale 2016

Installation Viewing | Through June 5th
A series of works that reexamines and investigates political genocides and massacres in recent Asian history from an occult angle, fusing astrology and astronomy.MAP


Chou Yu-Cheng
Opening Reception | June 24th
Exhibition | Through August 13th
The first major solo show in Hong Kong for contemporary Taiwanese artist, Chou Yu-Cheng, whose multidisciplinary work acts as a subtle critique of mass media, institutions and the mechanisms that produce them. Through his selective conversations, Chou shapes a minimal yet deliberate set of intellectual and aesthetic tricks, which play on the properties of art, object and space.MAP


EXHIBIT 320 (New Delhi)
Bourne & Shepherd: Figures in Time
Exhibition | Through June 10th
An exhibition of 19th century vintage photographs sourced from the rich photographic holdings of MAP (Museum of Art & Photography, Bangalore), featuring a range of landscapes, architectural views and portraits by the photographers Samuel Bourne, Charles Shepherd and the Bourne & Shepherd studio.MAP


Exhibition | Through July 31st
The gallery’s inaugural exhibition in Berlin, features works by Heba Amin, Burçak Bingöl, Azade Köker, Şükran Moral, Imran Qureshi and Walid Siti, on the occasion of Gallery Weekend. The works on view explore the hybridity of city life and how identity is shaped by the architecture of one’s locale.MAP


INK STUDIO (Beijing)
Li Jin: Being
Exhibition | Through August 28th
“Being” presents Li Jin’s new series of large-scale monochrome ink paintings of human figures and food. Executed in a boldly gestural and expressive manner, the paintings are a radical departure from the colorful and detailed scenes of sensory pleasures for which he is best known, and inaugurate a new phase in his career.MAP


Roppongi Crossing 2016: My Body, Your Voice
Exhibition | Through July 10th
Staged by the museum triennially since 2004, Roppongi Crossing is an ongoing series offering a comprehensive survey of the wide spectrum of Japanese contemporary art. The 5th edition features different methods of art production by 20 artist groups, selected by the curators from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, to examine the relationship between society and art today.

MAM Screen 003: Crossing Visions – Japanese Landscapes Seen from Outside
Screenings | Through July 10th
The third edition of the video screening series, features video works selected by the four co-curators of “Roppongi Crossing 2016: My Body, Your Voice”, to examines Japan from a variety of diverse perspectives, focusing on landscapes of Japan as seen by overseas artists.MAP


Shi Jin-Song: A Personal Design Show
Exhibition | Through June 11th
Highlighting Shi’s prolific design practice, developed over the course of 10 years. The artist’s understanding of design transcends aesthetics to examine metaphysical concepts such as morals and ethics, political systems and faith to showcase culture and civilization as “designed” products of human history.MAP