Your Weekend Now

Art-filled weekend. For you. By contributor Dylan Manghis.

H {N)Y P N(Y} OSIS by  Philippe Parreno  at the Park Ave Armory

In the past two decades, Philippe Parreno has almost single-handedly reshaped the very notion of what it means to experience art by turning the dynamics of a show into an evolving, situational process, exploring its possibilities as a singular, coherent object rather than as a collection of individual works.

Lights. Videos. Pianist. Two creepy girls as an incarnated Manga character. Creepy, beautiful, a solid two hours if not longer time spent here. 

On display until Aug 2 at @parkavearmory

643 Park Avenue. @ 66th St, New York, NY 10001


Cy Twombly at Gagosian Gallery

The Bacchus series (2004-08) is charged with visceral energies. In huge arcs and drips of sanguine paint, sensation courses through the annals of myth and history. In later untitled works, cursive white lines against dark blue fields similarly describe the gestural force that first appeared in the "blackboard" painting of the 1960s and early 1970s. Blooming (2001-08) is an efflorescent ten-panel painting spanning more than sixteen in width. Twombly captures and memorializes in patches of lush crayon and paint, and drips and flows of startling color, the fragile, heady nature of the peony flowers so revered in Japaneses aesthetic contemplation.

On display until July 2 at Gagosian Gallery

Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10075

China: Through the Looking Glass at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Possibly minorly offensive (maybe) if you're AZN. But beautiful nonetheless.  

In this collaboration between The Costume Institute and the Department of Asian Art, high fashion is juxtaposed with Chinese costumes, paintings, porcelains, and other art, including films, to reveal enchanting reflections of Chinese imagery.

Real talk: The Met is a donation based museum. They have enough money flowing in from wealthy upper east and west siders. Pay $5 (not the suggested $20) and use the money saved for lunch after. 

On display until August 16 at The Met.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

Exit Lines at The Museum at FIT

Students in the Master of Fine Arts in Illustration program develop their studio practice in drawing, painting, and digital media – and the integration of all three. Through a focus on studio practice along with classes on creative writing and research, students gain a broad perspective on the illustrator's role across different media. Students work in a range of areas, such as animation, concept art, children's books, graphic novels, murals, and reportage. The program culminates in an annual visual thesis exhibition.

On display until July 3 at Gallery FIT

Gallery FIT, 227 @ 27th St, New York, NY 10001