Arsenal Contemporary

Sanctuary for Families benefit group exhibition Eye to eye at Arsenal Contemporary, Jan 25 – Feb 25

23 January 2018

The Eye to eye group exhibition at New York’s Arsenal Contemporary opens January 25 and is running to February 25.

The benefit exhibition “strives to empower survivors of gender violence” in support of Sanctuary for Families. The large scale project brings together 40 artists including Nina BeierMeriem Bennani, Hannah Black, Cristine BracheVaginal DavisFin SimonettiChloe WiseHannah Perry, Laure Prouvost and Carol Rama among many others.

Sanctuary for Families is a New York-based charity and organisation working for those affected by gender and domestic violence, sex trafficking and more, providing safety and stability to those in need through clinical serves, shelter and programmes.

Visit the Arsenal Contemporary website for details.**

Cristine Brache, ‘Safe Words’ (2017). Installation view. Courtesy the artist + MX Gallery, New York.


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“How can an artist enact change?” A guide to Frieze New York 2017, May 5 – 7

4 May 2017

The 2017 edition of Frieze New York at Randall’s Island Park opens May 5 to 7.

A large selection of international galleries will be participating, with our recommended booths including The Sunday Painter showing Piotr Lakomy, James Fuentes showing Lonnie Holley, Arsenal Contemporary showing Hannah Perry, Various Small Fires group exhibition with Amy Yao and Joshua Nathanson among others, Martos Gallery with Aura Rosenberg, Proyectos Ultravioleta with Akira Ikezoe and Carroll/Fletcher showing Thomson and Craighead

In addition to the booths will be four curated sections: site specific installations in Frieze Projects, a series of lectures and discussions in Frieze Talks, the year round program Frieze Education and gallery presentations in Frame + Spotlight.

Here are some events we recommend:

Talk by poet and Founder of Racial Imaginary Institute, Claudia Rankine – May 7

Panel discussion The activity of a lifetime chaired by Shuddhabrata Sengupta with Tania BrugueraAnri Sala and Jeanne van Heeswijk. The event will ask “how can an artist enact change?” and how different environments affect this question – May 6

A conversation and workshop with Ana Marie Peña and Brooke Lynn McGowan of Hands off our Revolution, a “global artist-led coalition that seeks to use art to counter right-wing rhetoric.” – May 7

Jon Rafman’s new Dream Journal video series “fusing amateur 3D animation and niche genres of computer-generated erotica” – May 5 -7

Visit the Frieze New York website for details**

Jon Rafman, ‘Dream Journal’ (2017) Video still. Courtesy the artist + Frieze New York.




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