This week in NYC, non-profit space Exit Art, a vanguard of underground art, presents its final exhibition after thirty years. The show will trace the history of the organization through posters, photographs, and promotional materials, as well as the work of artists who have shown there, such as Vito Acconci, Shirin Neshat, and Cindy Sherman. At David Zwirner, Stan Douglas takes on the persona of a photojournalist and painstakingly recreates scenes from the 1970s in his exhibition Disco Angola, drawing parallels between the early New York disco era and political upheaval in Angola. Other highlights this week include Abstract Expressionist painter Adolph Gottlieb at the Pace Gallery, iconic German photographers August Sander and Boris Mikhailov at Pace/MacGill Gallery, and Michelangelo Pistoletto’s mirror paintings at Luhring Augustine.
Check our calendar for a full list of this week’s openings and events.
Tuesday, March 20
Lower East Side
Dustin Yellin: investigations of a dog
Half Gallery, 208 Forsyth St
Iran do Espírito Santo: SWITCH
Sean Kelly Gallery, 528 West 29th Street
Avigdor Arikha: Works from the Estate
Marlborough Gallery, 40 W. 57th St.
Wednesday, March 21
Michelangelo Pistoletto: Lavoro
Luhring Augustine Gallery, 531 W. 24th St.
Michelangelo Pistoletto, Bancali, 2008-2011. Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.
The Kitchen, 512 W 19th st.
apexart, 291 Church Street
Flux Death Match: Art & OWS
Flux Factory, 39–31 29th Street
Thursday, March 22
Stan Douglas: Disco Angola
David Zwirner Gallery, 525 West 19th Street
Brian Ulrich: Is This Place Great or What: Artificats and Photographs
Julie Saul Gallery, 535 West 22 Street
Brian Ulrich, Candy Store, New York, NY, 2005. Courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery.
Vibha Galhotra: Utopia of Difference
Jack Shainman Gallery, 513 West 20th Street
Beryl Korot: Selected Video Works: 1977 to Present
bitforms gallery, 529 West 20th Street, 2nd Floor
Robert De Niro, Sr. Paintings and Drawings 1960-1993
DC Moore Gallery, 535 West 22nd Street, 2nd Floor
Kathy Ruttenberg: The Earth Exhales
Stefan Stux Gallery, 530 West 25th Street
Rebecca Morris: Drawings
Harris Lieberman Gallery, 508 W 26th Street
Catherine Lee: Quanta
Galerie Lelong, 528 West 26th Street
Catherine Lee, Sleeping on Snow (Quanta #4), 2011. Courtesy of Galerie Lelong.
Ted Victoria: Hidden Traces—New Projections
Schroeder Romero & Shredder, 531 West 26th Street
Lower East Side
John Torreano: Impossible Collisions
Feature Inc., 131 Allen St
Conor Mccreedy: African Ocean
Charles Bank Gallery, 196 Bowery
August Sander/Boris Mikhailov: German Portraits
Pace/MacGill Gallery, 32 East 57th Street , 9th floor
Friday, March 23
Adolph Gottlieb: GRAVITY, SUSPENSION, MOTION: Paintings 1954-1972
The Pace Gallery, 534 W. 25th Street
Adolph Gottlieb, Open and Closed, 1968-70. Courtesy of the Pace Gallery.
Liz Magic Laser
Derek Eller Gallery, 615 West 27th Street
The Spirit Level
Gladstone Gallery, 515 West 24th Street
Jeff Bailey Gallery, 625 W 27th Street
Dickie Landry: Heart
Salomon Contemporary, 526 West 26 Street, #519
EVERY EXIT IS AN ENTRANCE: 30 YEARS OF EXIT ART
Exit Art, 475 Tenth Ave
Grayson Cox: The Water’s Fine
Klemens Gasser and Tanja Grunert, Inc., 524 West 19th Street
Grayson Cox, The Confrontation(detail, 2012. Courtesy of Klemens Gasser and Tanja Grunert, Inc.
Next in Line: Drawing in the 21st Century
Kunsthalle Galapagos, 16 Main Street
Saturday, March 24
Ryan McNamara: Still
Elizabeth Dee Gallery, 545 West 20th Street
Mary Boone, 541 W 24th Street
Sunday, March 25
Lower East Side
Irina Korina: Demonstrative Behavior
Scaramouche, 52 Orchard Street