It’s called “condo,” but it’s really more like couch-surfing: for the next month, 16 New York City galleries will give over their spaces to a slate of 36 international galleries. The resulting unwieldy exhibition, Condo New York, spans spaces in Chelsea, the Lower East Side, and Tribeca, which are being turned over to galleries from Shanghai, Vienna, Guatemala City, Detroit, Los Angeles, and numerous other nodes on the art world map. The show, which launches with an all-venue preview today, June 29, marks the States-side debut for Condo, which has happened in London twice already.
Though it’s unclear exactly who will be showing what, and how the whole international patchwork will fit together thematically or aesthetically, the participating out-of-town galleries are a promising lineup. Revered Mexico City gallery Labor will be taking over Gavin Brown’s Enterprise’s space on Grand Street, for instance, while Callicoon Fine Arts turns over the keys to its Delancey Street space to Dublin’s venerable Mother’s Tankstation gallery.
A little digging reveals glimpses of what’s in store for Condo New York. For instance, Detroit’s What Pipeline will be showing works by Mary Ann Aitken and Dylan Spaysky in the Andrew Kreps Gallery space in Chelsea. Down on the Bowery, at Bridget Donahue, London outfit Project Native Informant will showcase the appropriated advertising images of airbrushed women by Harumi Yamaguchi. One of the most ambitious presentations may be Leo Xu Projects’ A New Ballardian Vision at Metro Pictures, which will juxtapose works by the host gallery’s roster of artists (Camille Henrot, Martin Kippenberger, Trevor Paglen, Cindy Sherman, etc.) with works by younger Chinese artists, including Chen Wei, Liu Shiyuan, and Pixy Liao. As its title suggests, this show will be framed via the psychologically charged sci-fi writings of J.G. Ballard, an appropriate choice given that one of his best-known novels involves condo inhabitants turning into bloodthirsty maniacs.
When: Opens Thursday, June 29, noon–8pm; continues through Friday, July 28
Where: Venues throughout Manhattan (map here)
More info here.
Al-Hadid’s new mosaic features the famed clock that hung at the entrance of the original station until the building was demolished in the 1960s.
The excavation project also yielded Old Kingdom-era amulets, stoneware, and daily-use tools.
Join the New-York Historical Society on February 10 for a virtual conversation about our changing relationship to the natural world with Julie Decker, John Grade, and LaMont Hamilton.
The steel spike clad in gold and silver commemorated the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869.
Thanks to a $3.3 million grant from the state’s Creative Corps, artists can now apply to bring the project to their neighborhood.
Your list of must-see, fun, insightful, and very Los Angeles art events this month, including Alicia Piller, Brad Phillips, Mulyana, the MexiCali Biennial, and more.
Her solo exhibition at the Los Angeles institution demonstrates how natural light can turn an overlooked, everyday setting into a sublime landscape.
Presented by Northwestern’s Block Museum and McCormick School of Engineering, this new exhibition seeks empathy at the boundaries of life. On view in Evanston, Illinois.
Nicola López and Paula Wilson’s exhibition Becoming Land considers anthropocentric relationships with New Mexico’s desert landscapes.
A festival dedicated to Davinci’s The King Show celebrates the LA artist’s trippy remixing of stock footage, Hollywood cinema, and theater.
Located in Des Moines, Iowa, this residency for emerging and established artists includes studio and living space, a $1,000 monthly stipend, and more.
20th Century Indian Art: Modern, Post-Independence, Contemporary surveys the many distinct aspects of art in South Asia.
Moving too fast on your commute, looking out of the corner of your eye one second too late, and you might miss HOTTEA’s yarn installations.