It looked as if it would never happen, but Spring is finally here: the scents, the outdoor events, the colors – life definitely awakens in April, even if you find yourself in the city that doesn’t sleep.
Let’s have a look at how you can feed your eyes, heart and soul with some exhibitions you’ll find this Spring in New York!
1. Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985 – A revolutionary exhibition
A tribute to the women of latino heritage who have given a contribution to contemporary art in the US between 1960-1985, it will take place at the Brooklyn Museum from April 13 to July 22, 2018.
Women, especially non-white women, have always suffered social and artistic obliteration: this exhibition will finally constitute a precedent in the recognition of experimental feminist art practices in Latin America by women artists!
Fifteen countries will be represented in the exhibitions by 116 artists, with more than 260 works in photography, video, and other experimental mediums.
2. David Bowie is
Admit it: the name David Bowie has already tickled your spidey senses, and we can easily understand why!
Taking place at the Brooklyn Museum from March 2 to July 15, this is one of the most awaited Spring exhibitions, as it will give visitors access to the histrionic artist’s personal archive, from his legendary clothes to some rare footage from his tours.
Don’t miss it!
3. Grant Wood – American Gothic & other Fables
It’s undoubtedly his best-known work – and probably one of the most famous Western artworks ever -, but American Gothic definitely isn’t Grant Wood’s sole masterpiece.
This exhibition, which takes place at the Whitney Museum of American Art from March 2 to June 10, 2018, will show you what it meant to be an artist and a repressed homosexual in the 1920’s Midwestern America.
4. William Eggleston: Los Alamos
This series, which had never been shown in its entirety in New York City, comprises 75 dye-transfer prints of the pictures the artist has taken during his trips across the American South between 1965 and 1974, and also his first color photograph (Untitled, Memphis, 1965). The American artist is a pioneer of modern color photography, and Los Alamos is probably his most notable collection.
It takes place from April 13 to May 28 at The Met Fifth Avenue… Do you really think you can miss it?
5. Alberto Savinio
Last, but definitely not least, we suggest you an exhibition of the works of Alberto Savinio. Ever heard of him? You probably didn’t know that he’s the younger brother of the more famous Giorgio De Chirico, considered as a pioneer of Surrealist art, and that – his brother admitted – he contributed to the ideation of said style.
Held at the Center for Italian Modern Art from April 13 to June 23, 2018, this exhibition shows how, despite sharing De Chirico’s aesthetic and haunting subjects, Savinio did not have his classical precision.