Month: November 2019

DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO MIAMI ART WEEK | ART BASEL MIAMI ART FAIRS 2019

Miami Art Week brings a plethora of satellite art fairs as well as the legendary Art Basel Miami. Brace yourself for the Olympics of the art world and make the most of your visit by checking out our guide to all the fairs coming to Miami Art Week 2019 below. ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2019 Dec…

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BETYE SAAR CRITIQUES THE FAMILIAR AND EXPLORES THE UNKOWN IN “THE LEGENDS OF BLACK GIRL’S WINDOW” AT MOMA

Betye Saar "The Legends of Black Girl's Window" MoMA Through January 4, 2020 African American artist Betye Saar is celebrated with an examination of her early work as a printmaker in exhibition The Legends of Black Girl's Window, one of a few select other exhibits that are part of MoMA's Fall 2019 opening season. After…

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THE RISE AND FALL OF THE CONTROVERSIAL VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW

L Brands, Victoria's Secret parent company, confirmed last Thursday that the famed Victoria's Secret fashion show is canceled, at least for now. Chief Financial Officer Stuart Burgdoerfer claimed the show was great for branding at the time of its first airing in 2001, but now it's time for the company to evolve. Significant declines in…

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BODY BEAUTIFUL EXHIBIT OPENED WITH 50 ARTISTS ON VIEW AT THE UNTITLED SPACE IN TRIBECA

The Untitled Space's latest group show, "Body Beautiful" featuring works by 50 contemporary artists celebrating body positivity, opened to crowds in Tribeca on November 21st. The opening night began with an artists reception at 4pm, with the main reception from 6-9pm. Many of the 50 contemporary artists on display were present, including several who flew…

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TRINA MERRY’S “OBJECTIFIED” PERFORMANCE + EXHIBITION OPENED AT THE UNTITLED SPACE ON TRIBECA ART NIGHT

Celebrated body paint artist Trina Merry presented her powerful exhibit and live performance "Objectified"  on November 14th at The Untitled Space. The exhibition (on view through November 16th) and performance was curated by gallery director Indira Cesarine and the opening coincided with Tribeca Art + Culture Night. Throughout the night, models covered head-to-toe in body…

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DIEGO CHARA – PHOTOGRAPHY BY JADY BATES

Major League Soccer star Diego Chara models the latest menswear fall fashions in our exclusive photographs by Jady Bates. Chara's career began in his home country of Colombia in 2004 when he played for professional youth clubs. His success gained attention from Major League Soccer side the Portland Timbers, which caused him to sign with…

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RAVE MUSIC PUTS A POSITIVE SPIN ON PROTESTS IN COUNTRIES RIDDLED WITH CONFLICT

“Techno unites us,” says one sign that a protestor in Lebanon holds up to the night sky as hundreds of people gather in Martyrs’ Square in Beirut. Nationwide protests in Lebanon began last month as a response to the government’s lack of initiative in finding solutions to the economic crisis, the worst since the end…

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CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS PERFORMS AT THE GUGGENHEIM INTERNATIONAL GALA IN CELEBRATION OF THE MUSEUM’S 60TH ANNIVERSARY

The 2019 edition of the Guggenheim International Gala was held on November 13 and 14. Both evenings celebrated the 60th anniversary of the museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building and its recent inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The evenings honored four individuals who have historic affiliations with the Guggenheim: Frank Gehry, the preeminent architect…

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THE WHITNEY TO PRESENT “VIDA AMERICANA: MEXICAN MURALISTS REMAKE AMERICAN ART 1925-1945”

"Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945" February 17 - May 17, 2020 The Whitney Museum Mexico underwent a radical cultural transformation at the end of its Revolution in 1920. A new relationship between art and the public was established, giving rise to art that spoke directly to the people about social justice and…

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Banksy's Gross Domestic Product popup in London

BANKSY’S ONGOING WAR WITH ART COLLECTORS TAKES A NEW DIGITAL FORM

Last month, Banksy’s ‘Devolved Parliament’ sold for $12.1 million at Sotheby’s, making him one of the world’s most expensive street artists (without a commission to show for it). However, if your wallet boasts of anything upwards of €10, you can bring home a ‘Banksy’ too.  The infamous graffiti artist has made his work accessible (again)…

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THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART ANNOUNCES COSTUME INSTITUTE EXHIBIT + MET GALA THEME FOR 2020

About Time: Fashion and Duration On view: May 7th - September 7th, 2020 The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 5th Ave. New York, NY The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced the theme for their Costume Institute exhibition coming in 2020, called About Time: Fashion and Duration. A century and a half of fashion history will…

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TRANSGENDER MODELS DOMINATE THE FASHION INDUSTRY IN 2019

As we dive into a new era of inclusivity, the LGBTQ community is finally getting the attention and recognition it deserves - most prominently in the fashion/modeling scenes. We are in the midst of a groundbreaking milestone for models. African-American model Donyale Luna paved the way for this anti-discrimination movement after appearing on the cover…

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“BODY BEAUTIFUL” A GROUP SHOW OF 50 ARTISTS CELEBRATING BODY POSITIVITY TO OPEN AT THE UNTITLED SPACE

“BODY BEAUTIFUL” A Group Show Curated by Indira Cesarine A Portion of Proceeds to Support Art4Equality OPENING RECEPTION: November 21, 2019 VIP Preview (by invitation): 4pm – 6pm Opening Reception: 6pm - 9pm RSVP events@untitled-space.com EXHIBITION ON VIEW November 21 – December 14, 2019 THE UNTITLED SPACE 45 Lispenard Street, NYC 10013 “Since the emergence…

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2019 BRIC GALA HONORS RECIPIENTS OF COLENE BROWN ART PRIZE

BRIC Gala Thursday, November 7th, 2019 Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave Queens, NYC On Thursday, November 7th, BRIC hosted its annual gala to honor the Colene Brown Artist Prize recipients, including Manuel Acevedo, Nicole Awai, Xenobia Bailey, Nona Faustine, Alicia Grullón, Baseera Khan, Heidi Lau, Christopher Myers, Judith Simonian, and Kennedy Yanko. BRIC is Brooklyn's…

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Governors Awards 2019

INCLUSIVITY WAS THE THEME FOR THIS YEAR’S GOVERNORS AWARDS

Five decades ago, Lina Wertmüller became the first woman ever to be nominated for an Oscars category that was almost entirely monopolized by white men. Only four other women were nominated for ‘Best Director’ in subsequent years, and Lina made history with her 1975 movie, Seven Beauties.  On October 27 this year, Wertmüller was awarded…

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TRINA MERRY “OBJECTIFIED” PERFORMANCE + EXHIBITION TO OPEN AT THE UNTITLED SPACE NOVEMBER 14TH

TRINA MERRY “OBJECTIFIED” A Performance & Exhibition Curated by Indira Cesarine OPENING RECEPTION / PERFORMANCE November 14, 2019 6pm – 8pm  RSVP events@untitled-space.com EXHIBITION ON VIEW   November 14 – November 16, 2019 THE UNTITLED SPACE 45 Lispenard Street NYC 10013 The Untitled Space will be presenting a one-night-only live performance by celebrated camouflage body painting…

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INSTAGRAM IS IN TALKS TO FREE THE NIPPLE WITH THE ARTISTS IT CENSORED

The female nipple, an unlikely hero of the censorship movement, is under scrutiny yet again. Last week, the Facebook and Instagram office hosted a debate over the controversial body part, with 20 assorted members of the art community - which was long overdue.  Director Lina Esco’s film Free The Nipple unleashed a movement much bigger…

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