Weekend Culture! LIC Arts Open and Museums!
By Ilija Sekulovski
You can also take part in the silent auction of artwork created speciKically for the LIC Arts Open. Proceeds will go towards funding the Queens Council on the Arts and the festival itself.
And In case you’re wondering about getting around, there is a free private shuttle service running from the court house to several venues, all showcasing great works by all of our local artists.
The full schedule of exhibitions and events can be viewed at licartsopen.org.
If this weekend leaves you craving even more, here are a few offerings we’re partial to from some of our great, local museums.
The Noguchi Museum Noguchi’s Early Drawings: 1927-‐1932
On view through Sunday, May 25
Each of the drawings on view reveals a very different facet of Naguchi’s quest to form a unique artistic identity in the years following his apprenticeship with Brancusi. His search for style is brought into sharp focus by being restricted to the subject he returned to most often: the female nude. The selection of drawings on view covers exercises from the life drawing classes he took at Academie Collarosi and L’Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris in 1927, as well as his distillations of signature strains of Modernism he encountered in Paris and New York, including traces of artists as diverse as Picasso, Tsuguharu Foujita, Elie Nadelman, Matisse, Egon Schiele, and Arstide Maillol.
MoMA PS1 Maria Lassnig
On view through Sunday, May 25th
Maria Lassnig (Austrian, 1919-‐2014) is one of the most important contemporary painters and can be seen as a pioneer in many areas of art today. Emphatically refusing to make “pictures,” she has long focused on ways of representing her internal world. Focusing on Lassnig’s self-‐portraiture, the exhibition presents works by the artist—most of them never previously exhibited in the U.S.—from all creative periods of her career, spanning her early involvement with graphic abstraction in Paris and Art Informel, to her later shift to Kigural representation. The show will be the most signiKicant survey of her work ever presented in the United States, featuring approximately 50 paintings drawn from public and private collections and the artist herself, as well as a selection of watercolors and Kilmic works.
Museum of The Moving Image:
Jim Campbell: Rhythms of Perception
On view through June 15
Jim Campbell: Rhythms of Perception is the Kirst solo museum exhibition in New York of the San Francisco-‐based artist Jim Campbell (b.1956), who is best known for his evocative low resolution works. This career-‐spanning exhibition features over 20 works, ranging from early experimental Kilm, interactive works, and low-‐resolution videos to large-‐scale installations. An innovator in the use of technology, Campbell integrates and manipulates computers and custom electronics into visually arresting artworks.
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