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Exhibitions to Visit this December: New York


Exhibitions to Visit this December: New York
Installation view pf 'Yayoi Kusama, Festival of Life' at David Zwirner, New York (Image courtesy of David Zwirner)


If you're spending Christmas in the Big Apple or just swinging by before or after the holidays, then you've got to check out these exhibitions! 


Guggenheim Museum

Art and China after 1989: Theatre of the World

Ai Weiwei, Cai Guo-Qiang, Cao Fei, Chen Chieh-jen, Chen Tong, Wenda Gu, Zhang Fanzhi and more

6 October - 7 January 2018

Art and China after 1989 presents work by 71 key artists and groups active across China and worldwide whose critical provocations aim to forge reality free from ideology, to establish the individual apart from the collective, and to define contemporary Chinese experience in universal terms.

Installation view of 'Art and China after 1989: Theatre of the World'
Image courtesy of the Guggenheim Museum


Public Art Fund

Good Fences Make Good Neighbours

Ai Weiwei

12 October - 11 February 2018

Ai Weiwei conceived this multi-site, multi-media exhibition for public spaces, monuments, buildings, transportation sites, and advertising platforms throughout New York City. Collectively, these elements comprise a passionate response to the global migration crisis and a reflection on the profound social and political impulse to divide people from each other.

"Circle Fence" (2017) by Ai Weiwei
Image courtesy of the artist and Timothy Schenck

David Zwirner

Fesival of Life

Yayoi Kusama

2 November - 16 December 2017

David Zwirner is pleased to present two major concurrent exhibitions of recent work by Yayoi Kusama on view across three gallery spaces in New York: 'Festival of Life' at 525 and 533 West 19th Street in Chelsea and 'Infinity Nets' at the recently opened space on 34 East 69th Street on the Upper East Side.

Installation view of Yayoi Kusama's 'Festival of Life' at David Zwirner, New York
Image courtesy of David Zwirner, New York

Tina Kim Gallery


Minouk Lim

2 November - 22 December 2017

'Mamour' is the artist’s first solo presentation in New York and centers around three bodies of work that explore how broadcast TV can surface remembrances of those otherwise marginalized by national and political narratives.

Installation view of 'Mamour' by Minouk Lim at Tina Kim, New York
Image courtesy Tina Kim, New York

Lisson Gallery

Nothing is deeper than the skin

Shirazeh Houshiary

3 November - 22 December 2017

Shirazeh Houshiary investigates the friction between the conscious and unconscious, control and chance, reflecting on the physical and immaterial qualities that shape art and human life through her ninth exhibition with the gallery.

An installation view of 'Nothing is deeper than the skin' by Shirazeh Houshiary at Lisson Gallery
Image courtesy of Lisson Gallery

Galerie Perrotin

Snow Forest

Farhad Moshiri

5 November - 22 December 2017

A new body of works by Iranian artist Farhad Moshiri comes from old photographs of snowy trees shot by the artist several years ago in a forest in Iran.

An installation view of 'Snow Forest' by Farhad Moshiri, Snow Forest at Galerie Perrotin, New York
Image courtesy of Galerie Perrotin and Guillaume Ziccarelli

Klein Sun Gallery

Photography Autocracy

Cai Dongdong

30 November - 6 January 2018

A solo exhibition of mixed media installations by Beijing-based artist Cai Dongdong that focuses on how photograph may serve strictly as a reference point or a gateway towards the story Cai is constructing or reconstructing.

"The Mountain Cutters" (2017) by Cai Dongdong 
Gelatin Silver Print, Stones, Wood / 20 1/2" x 21 7/8" x 22 1/4" / 52 × 55.5 × 56.5 cm / Edition of 3
Image courtesy of the artist and Klein Sun Gallery


There Is No Last Man

Naeem Mohaiemen

Till 11 March 2018

Bringing together two distinct works, Naeem Mohaiemen: There Is No Last Man imagines a relationship between two lonely narrators, each trapped at the edge of history.

A still from Naeem Mohaiemen's "There Is No Last Man" at MoMA PS1
Image courtesy of the artist and MoMA PS1



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