Aicon Gallery in downtown Manhattan currently has an excellent exhibition up, Readymade: Contemporary Art from Bangladesh. It’s the obscure object of my art desire: a summer show offering a take on materials and craft that ranges from the familiar to the utopian-exotic.
BEACON, New York — War & Memory is drawn from the archives of The Homecoming Project, a photo-based storytelling outfit interested in fostering conversations about the experience of wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere.
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York — Malian photographer Malick Sidibé’s career-run of work, Malick Sidibé: Chemises, now on view at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, is an intimate and inviting affair.
NEWBURGH, New York — There’s a new year out, and might it not turn on new ways of looking at questions, problems, and their solutions? Or so we’d like to think, about art as much as life.
KINGSTON, N.Y. — The O+ Festival in the Hudson Valley town of Kingston, now in its fourth year, trades art and music for health and well-being.
STONE RIDGE, N. Y. — Michael Asbill, a socially engaged installation and public artist working in the Hudson Valley, has built “RAFT,” a shanty-like shipwrecked vessel of last resort made entirely of flood debris foraged from the local banks of the Hudson River watershed.