2013 brought so many phenomenal arts events and exhibitions to NYC’s premier museums and institutions. And while the New Year may be upon us, there is still time to catch three of the most acclaimed New York City exhibitions before they come to an end. Here’s where to look:
“Chris Burden: Extreme Measures” at the New Museum. Chris Burden is infamously known as the artist who was shot through the arm with a rifle for his 1971 performance piece “Shoot,” and for being crucified to the hood of a Volkswagen Beetle, in his similarly shocking 1974 performance “Trans-fixed.” In the years that followed his original shock-and-awe performances, critics have speculated that his departure from performance in favor of sculpture and installation is indicative of a more matured version of the multi-faceted artist. This is the largest body of work that Burden has ever exhibited, demonstrating the breadth and evolution of his artistic career. You do not want to miss out on “Extreme Measures.” Through January 12th, 2014
“A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk” at the Fashion Institute of Technology. This highly acclaimed exhibit focuses on the fashion creations of LGBTQ people over the last 300 years, and how those garments inform, and are informed by society. The exhibit was curated by Fred Dennis, senior curator of costume, and Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, who both spent two years researching and seeking pieces for the collection with the help of prominent fashion and LGBT-focused scholars. Don’t miss out on this fashion-centric lens into LGBTQ subculture. Through January 4th, 2014.
“New Photography 2013” at the Museum of Modern Art. As its name suggests, this exhibition focuses on the newest, most compelling photography that exists today. According to MoMA, the exhibit features the recent works of eight international artists whose “porous practices – grounded in photographic artist’s books, sculpture, photomontage, performance, and science – creatively reassess the themes and processes of making pictures today.” Through January 6th, 2014.
Run, don’t walk, to catch these phenomenal exhibits before time runs out!