For his current show at PaceWildenstein Keith Tyson relied upon creation through chance. "The work on view is literally the result of an equation Tyson sent to the gallery in 2007. Using this algorithm, the gallery’s production team followed a sequence of instructions to calculate and determine the size, shape, and color of each sculpture, and fabricate the outcome."
545 W. 22nd St.
September 5 - October 4
evolution: the changing face of harlem
Artist/Curator Misha McGlown has organized a show dealing with the changes that Harlem is undergoing. EVOLUTION: The Changing Face of Harlem features 25 Harlem artists responding to this topic in a variety of manners. The show, loosely in response to Columbia University's expansion, takes place at their Russ Berrie and Lasker Buildings. It also signals the opening of the Harlem Open Studio Tour, which will take place the weekend of October 4 and 5.
EVOLUTION: The Changing Face of Harlem
Russ Berrie Building
1150 St. Nicholas
@ 168th St.
September 22 - November 6
Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night opens soon at the MoMA. The show will demonstrate how Van Gogh attempted to "represent the night by light" by "translating visual light effects with various color combinations". With over two dozen paintings spanning his entire career being shown, this looks like a guaranteed crowd pleasing blockbuster.
Vincent Van Gogh
The Colors of the Night
53rd St. btwn 5th and 6th
September 21 - January 5
beautiful inside my head forever
In the midst of a recession, Damien Hirst thrives. On a day that saw the worst loss on Wall Street in 7 years, Damien Hirst's private auction took in $127.2 million at Sotheby's in London. By bypassing dealers and traditional galleries, Hirst guarantees himself a nice payday, and sets the tone for artists to follow his lead. According to rumor, Takashi Murakami will be next.
Judy Glantzman has a nice show at the Betty Cunningham Gallery. Featuring paintings and sculptures, Glantzman explores the self with its "ever-evolving facets". This is Glantzman's second solo show at the gallery.
Betty Cunningham Gallery
541 W. 25th St.
September 4 - October 11
thomas p. campbell
Thomas P. Campbell has been named the new director and chief executive of the Met. Formerly the curator of tapestries, Mr. Campbell will have the daunting task of replacing the legendary Philippe de Montebello, who will be retiring after 31 years. Known for his blockbuster tapestry shows, it will be exciting to see what Mr. Campbell has in store.
Harley Spiller has curated a nice show up now at apexart. SCRAWL brings together numerous found messages collected from public places throughout the city since 1985. All of your anti-politics and anti-religious rants can be found, as well as humorous, off-the-wall notes completely out of their context. The clean, sparseness of the show's presentation interacts nicely with the inherent roughness and grittiness of the work.
collected and curated by Harley Spiller
291 Church St.
September 4 - October 11
Vik Muniz always has pretty interesting yet enjoyable work. His new show at Sikkema Jenkins should prove the same. For Verso, Muniz photographed the backs of several famous works of art, including "Les Demoiselles d'Avingon", "Starry Night" and "La Grande Jatte". He then reproduced these objects into 3-dimensional trompe-l'oeils in which "every scratch, dent or scribble is physically reproduced to photographic precision". I'm looking forward to it.
Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
530 W. 22nd St.
September 6 - October 11
Carsten Höller will install The Revolving Hotel Room, a fully serviced hotel room consisting of a dressing area, desk and bed, in the Guggenheim this October for part of the group show "theanyspacewhatever." Guests can book reservations for the space through the Waldorf-Astoria, and will have free access to the show at night.
Fifth Ave and 89th St.
October 24 - January 7