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The top five New York art shows this week

Check out our suggestions for the best art exhibitions you don't want to miss, including gallery openings and more

Photograph: Courtesy Luxembourg & Dayan

With New York's art scene being so prominent yet ever changing, you'll want to be sure to catch significant shows. Time Out New York rounds up the top five art exhibitions of the week, from offerings at the best photography and art galleries in NYC to shows at renowned institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim.

Monday, August 29–Sunday, September 4

Peter Schenck, “Clear and Present Danger”

Schenck’s bright, comically grotesque portrayals of artists, comedians and lounge singers at work look for the links between creativity and self-destructive acts.

Peter Schenck, The Decider, 2016
Photograph: Courtesy the artist and Arts + Leisure

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Arts + Leisure Thursday September 1 2016 - Sunday September 11 2016

Governors Island Art Fair

A roster of 100 artists, selected from all over the world, uses the former military houses on Colonels Row to create site-specific installations.

Kumasi J. Barnett, The Police vs. The Blackman #21 (Truth), 2016
Photograph: Courtesy the artist

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Governors Island , Governors Island Saturday September 3 2016 - Sunday September 25 2016

“Disguise: Masks and Global African Art”

Works by 25 contemporary artists are paired with African masks to explore the ways in which becoming something or someone else reshape the relationship between individual and society.

Iké Udé, Sartorial Anarchy #23, 2013
Photograph: Courtesy the artist and Leila Heller Gallery

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Brooklyn Museum , Prospect Park Until Sunday September 18 2016

“MELODRAMA: Act 2”

The New York half of this two-city show in London and Gotham pairs single works by Urs Fischer and Richard Serra on the one hand, and Jeff Koons and 19th-century Italian sculptor Vincenzo Gemito on the other. The result creates a theatrical metaphor for artistic dialog, likening the artworks to actors on stage. Thus, Serra’s famed video of his hand trying to catch falling lead weights, squares off against Fischer’s sculpture of a pair of disembodied hands holding a chair, while Gemito’s wax portrait bust of composer Giuseppe Verdi similarly confronts Koons’s stainless-steel sculpture titled, Italian Woman.

Installation view of “MELODRAMA: Act 2”
Photograph: Courtesy Luxembourg & Dayan

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Luxembourg & Dayan , Lenox Hill Until Saturday September 17 2016

“Jessica Stockholder: The Guests All Crowded Into the Dining Room”

Neither a sculptor or a painter precisely, Stockholder could be described as a colorist who works in three dimensions, using a palette of found objects and materials (furniture, plastic goods, fabrics, hardware, paint, paper) to conjure vivid, deconstructionist tableaux. Her output over the past 30 years has set the template for artists from Sarah Sze to Rachel Harrison. This show features her latest efforts, including a site-specific installation.

Jessica Stockholder, Detached Detail JS #685, 2016
Photograph: David Williams

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Mitchell-Innes & Nash , Chelsea Until Saturday October 1 2016
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Anthony D
Anthony D

This publication is totally missing out on  the best Artist in America, I saw this artist work at Wichita State University of last year, this artist took recyclables and woven them like Rumpelstiltskin did with straw, in other words taking trash, and turning it into works that stir up a persons desire on site, and demands your attention. If Time Out of New York ignore this guy, you're truly missing a rising Star.

verushka W
verushka W

@Anthony D What is the artists name you're referring to? I would like to check it out.

Anthony K
Anthony K

Won't be looking to TimeOutNY's laughable, trend-following dilettantes for gallery recommendations anytime soon.

April P
April P

madgallerynyc.com 

RSVP, free, Saturday , October 17th, stop in anytime from 5 pm- 10 pm

Walter S
Walter S

Check out ROCK STAR CRYSTALS as part of your Chelsea Gallery tour this Fall.  It's a twist on the Chelsea art scene because they feature Crystals and Minerals with spotlights!  212 675 3065 or go to www.rockstarcrystalsmanhattan.com  They just opened this August,

Jesus K
Jesus K

Mediocrity is the order of the day. From a concerned SF resident.

Jeff W
Jeff W

Cocktail gallery reception in Tribeca tonight for my work..for those interested.