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Armory Arts Week preview
The biggest week of the art-world calendar arrives with nine big art fairs bringing in collectors and visitors from around the globe
Björk dresses as a cactus for her MoMA preview
Check out Björk's latest video, "Black Lake," specially commissioned by the Modern for her upcoming exhibition
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Tour artist Alex Da Corte's haunted house exhibition, "Die Hexe"
Take a digital tour through the eerie rooms of Da Corte's lush, mysterious installation
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Top art this week
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Time Out's picks
The best art shows in New York, as chosen by Time Out's critics.
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"The Hugo Boss Prize 2014: Paul Chan, Nonprojections for New Lovers"
The work of Paul Chan, this year's winner of The Hugo Boss Prize, is hard to characterize, but his multimedia installations all seem to share an haunted, enigmatic quality and a predilection for representing presence with absence. His piece here, for example, consists of a circular arrangement of running projectors that project nothing, while getting their power from worn shoes repurposed as electrical outlets.
"Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection"
MoMA is doing a total overhaul of its contemporary art galleries with a new installation of works in all mediums by 40 artists from around the world. Taken from the permanent collection, the offerings—some never exhibited before— were all made during the past 30 years, and reflect in different ways "the political, social, and cultural flux that have shaped the current global landscape."
MoMA celebrates the multi-faceted career of the Icelandic alt diva with a retrospective encompassing the many mediums she’s worked in: Music of course, but also art, costume design and video, among others. The installation includes an immersive “experience” in sound and film created especially for the show.
"Laurie Simmons: How We See"
Widely known for her photographs of dolls, ventriloquist dummies and objects on legs, Laurie Simmons has been a fixture on the New York art scene since the mid-1970s, when she first emerged as part of the Pictures Generation. This show presents new photos of fashion models rendered uncanny thanks by the addition of eyes painted on their closed eyelids. You might say that Simmons here is putting l'oeil into trompe l'oeil.
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NYC’s art world: The Mad Men years (slide show)
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A guide to the Italian Futurism art movement
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Preview: Chuck Close, “Nudes 1967–2014”
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Best museums in New York
Whitney Museum of American Art
Like the Guggenheim, the Whitney Museum is set apart by its unique architecture
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Hang out in an Egyptian temple, gawk at period costumes and take pictures on the gorgeous rooftop garden
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The Guggenheim Museum is as famous for its landmark building as it is for its impressive collection and daring temporary shows
The American Museum of Natural History
No matter which wing you wander through or where your curiosities lie, it’s hard to explore without being awestruck