viernes, 28 de octubre de 2022


Editor’s picks
Mahmoud Saïd was the son of Egypt’s prime minister, and for much of his career he was a judge as well as a painter. This sun-drenched view of the bay at Marsa Matrouh dates from 1948, around the time he gave up the law and devoted himself to art. It was a gift to his niece, Queen Farida of Egypt
Estimate: £70,000-100,0002 November, London
This Saul Steinberg drawing, Twenty Americans (Twenty Professions), appeared on the cover of The New Yorker on 20 October 1975. The Romanian-born artist saw the value of his outsider status in America. ‘Being an immigrant made one into a child,’ he said. ‘A child who talked funny and noticed things natives never did’


Your list of must-see, fun, insightful, and very New York art events this month, including the Latin American Art Triennial, Baldwin Lee, Triton Mobley, and more.

by Billy Anania

Jimmy DeSana, "Sofa" (1977-78) (courtesy the Jimmy DeSana Trust, P·P·O·W, New York, and Brooklyn Museum)

November is upon us, which means it’s once again time to commemorate a settler holiday and undergo some unsettling midterm elections. 

Rather than linger on present tensions, however, the city’s art spaces are reflecting on the last year of programming and looking ahead to 2023 with exhibitions dedicated to the abolitionist roots of skateboarding, traditions of community organizing in Brooklyn, and the Indigenous roots of Latin American art. Stay warm, New York, and don’t let Daylight Savings get you down!

Baldwin Lee

Chinese-American photographer Baldwin Lee is widely known for portraits and landscapes from the rural South. In a new retrospective, Howard Greenberg Gallery highlights his commitment to unearthing post-Reconstruction disinvestment in Black communities. Workers, families, and childhood friends congregate in Lee’s expansive frames, occasionally juxtaposed with towering symbols of state power and often in dismal living conditions. 

Many of them gaze directly into the camera, making Lee’s oeuvre appear as an archive of untold stories.

The Greatest American Art Form

Court Tree Collective is giving Brooklyn a much-needed vernacular study of skateboarding in New York City. Photographs of contemporary skaters complement their self-designed decks in a nearby installation, revealing how skaters perceive the board as an extension of the body. 

A collaboration between photographer Clarence K. and pro skater Louis Sarowsky, the three-part exhibition unpacks skating as a realm devoid of judgment and opposed to police violence from the start.

Triton Mobley: Keloid Archives

Artist and educator Triton Mobley’s first New York exhibition examines how technology often misinterprets race and class. Curated by multidisciplinary artist Melissa Joseph, Keloid Archives repurposes archival materials from the African diaspora into a sprawling glitch in the cultural matrix. 

The computational animations in Mobley’s Outside the Loop series, for example, purposely conflate Black migration patterns with the spreading of Black Death as a critique of technological anti-Blackness. In this way, Mobley exemplifies the artistic responsibility to resolve systemic disruptions.

Las Nietas de Nonó: Posibles Escenarios, Vol. 1 LNN

Siblings mulowayi and mapenzi nonó identify as one artist in their immersive world-building project, Las Nietas de Nonó. Across the ground floor of Artists Space, the artist’s first solo exhibition gathers elements of performance, video, and mixed media into a journey of radical possibility. 

Several dreamlike “scenarios” occur in rapid succession across the gallery, guiding visitors through biodegradable installations and surreal workspaces. In this way, Nonó cleverly implicates us all as actors in this history…………

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