walker art center
Heading to Minnesota for a few days. A nice excuse to stop by the Walker.
Cowboys and Indians, Yoram Wolberger's show at Benrimon Contemporary, "manipulates and challenges perceptions of the familiar through a variety of sculptural interventions." The work is fun yet well-done, and the show is highly recommended.
apexart presents Men With Balls: The Art of the 2010 World Cup. Curated by Simon Critchley, an aspect of the show will be "waiting for something marvelous, unexpected, and possibly magical to happen" while watching the matches.
MINUS SPACE, a "platform for reductive art on the international level," is located in Brooklyn and was founded by artists Matthew Deleget and Rossana Martinez in 2003. It is presently showing three concurrent exhibitions.
band of horses
Band of Horses will play a free show tonight at Grand Central Station. Good luck getting in.
Andy Warhol: The Last Decade at the Brooklyn Museum will run through September 12.
FIGMENT, the free public art project on Governors Island, took place this past weekend. Make sure to watch for it next summer. Long-term exhibitions will remain on view through October.
the radiant child
The Radiant Child, a documentary about Basquiat by Tamra Davis, will be released this July.
plants and animals
trampled by turtles
The Turtles are on tour.
Doug and Mike Starn's show on the roof of the Met runs through October. It's a lovely way to pass a summer evening.
video courtesy of the NY Times
paul ramirez jonas
"For centuries, the key to the city has been used to honor a city’s heroes and visiting dignitaries. Now, artist Paul Ramírez Jonas has created Key to the City, an exhibit that is not only a symbolic award but also a functional key— opening spaces across all five boroughs of New York City. Key to the City is intended for everyday citizens, who will award one another the key for reasons large and small. Once in hand, the key launches a citywide exploration of back doors, front gates, community gardens, graveyards, and museums that suggests that the city is a series of spaces that are either locked or unlocked."