1. Jacob Hashimoto: Skyfarm Fortress is open at Mary Boone until October 25th
Inspired by his Japanese heritage, New York-based artist Jacob Hashimoto creates floor to ceiling—or in his case; ceiling to floor as the sculptures hang from above—installations made from thousands of multicolored bamboo and paper kites. Made by hand, Skyfarm Fortress’s 15,000 kites take over the room and add a light yet dramatic atmosphere much similar to that of a Hayao Miyazaki film.
2. Lili Reynaud-Dewar: Live Through That!? Is open at New Museum until January 25th, 2015.
French artist Lili Reynoud-Dewar is actually a lawyer with a degree in public law. But in 2005, when she created her first artwork, the then 30-year-old gave up her “lawful” life and submitted completely to her creative urges. Now she records dance moves in empty museums and incorporates the videos into installations of beds with built-in speakers—at least that’s what she’s done for her Live Through That!? exhibition at the New Museum. The installation is an intriguing display exposing the most intimate moments and places.
3. ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s is open at the Guggenheim until January 7th, 2015.
Founded in 1957 by Heinz Mack and Otto Piene, the artist group Zero set out to transform and redefine art in the aftermath of the Second World War. The group quickly established an international network of artists—including Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Yayoi Kusama, Piero Manzoni, Almir Mavignier, Jan Schoonhoven, and Jesús Rafael Soto—who shared the pioneering nature of founders. In the Guggenheim’s ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s viewers are invited to experience the work of these incredibly exciting “trailblazers.”
4. Rose Eken: Remain In Light is open at The Hole until November 2nd.
In the Danish artist Rose Eken’s first US show she has hand-painted small ceramic sculptures of everything that might be found in a punk venue. From microphone stands all the way down to tiny bottle caps and guitar pics, these handmade objects is a personalized memorial to NYC’s dwindling “lawless zones.” While the objects can appear crafty, the categorized arrangement suggests a forensic approach to exploring a culture that has been exploited to death by a capitalistic society.
5. Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond is open at Brooklyn Museum until January 4th, 2015.
By now, mostly all New Yorkers have accepted that Brooklyn is a real part of the city—even our own Cecilia Dean rests her head in this borough. But for those who still stick their noses in the sky and haven’t realized what incredible artist hubs can be found across the bridge, it might be time to take a trip to the Brooklyn Museum. In its Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond exhibition, Brooklyn is celebrated for its diverse and multigenerational artist community. 35 artists whose work defies easy categorization are included in the expansive exhibition.