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    Jean Lurçat: Painted Works

    Rosenberg & Co.

    Manhattan

    Fri, Feb 23, 2018 - Sat, Apr 21, 2018

    Jean Lurçat was a French artist and weaver credited with bringing tapestries back into popularity during the twentieth century. Lurçat’s success as a tapestry designer, however, should not overshadow the painted works of his earlier career. This solo exhibition and its accompanying catalogue offer a rare focus on Jean Lurçat’s works on paper and paintings, highlighting an often-overlooked aspect of his oeuvre. The works of Jean Lurçat are singularly distinct, combining elements of Surrealism, Cubism, ...

    Yerma

    Park Avenue Armory

    Fri, Mar 23, 2018 - Sat, Apr 21, 2018

    The North American premiere of “Yerma,” staged in the Armory’s drill hall, marked the New York debuts of director Simon Stone and Olivier Award-winning actress Billie Piper in a radical reinterpretation of Federico García Lorca’s 1934 tragedy about a woman’s desperate pursuit to bear children. Set in the present day, “Yerma” exposes the perils of a life lived online and transforms the audience into voyeurs as they scrutinize the action taking place on stage through ...

    Taysir Batniji: Home Away from Home

    Aperture Foundation for the Visual Arts / Burden Gallery

    Manhattan

    Thu, Mar 15, 2018 - Thu, May 10, 2018

    In "Home Away from Home," Taysir Batniji brings together photographs, selections from his family archives, drawings, and writings to explore the sense of dislocation and the different ideas of “home” experienced by various members of his family who immigrated to the United States from the Middle East. The work Batniji has created during visits to Florida and California strives to connect to and understand his “American cousins” through their daily lives, the objects that surround ...

    Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross

    Museum of Jewish Heritage

    Manhattan

    Sun, Feb 25, 2018 - Sun, Jun 24, 2018

    When Henryk Ross (1910–1991) was confined to the Lodz Ghetto in Poland in 1940, he was put to work by the Nazi regime as a bureaucratic photographer for the Jewish Administration’s Statistics department. For nearly four years, Ross used his official position as cover, endangering his own life to covertly document the lives of others. Ross took photographs to record the horrors and complexities of life in the Lodz Ghetto and to preserve evidence of ...

    La Chana

    Merkin Concert Hall

    Manhattan

    Wed, Apr 11, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    La Chana, directed by Lucija Stojevic, is about one woman’s strength to overcome life’s challenges.  The film brings the audience under the skin and into the mind of La Chana, a talented Gypsy flamenco dancer as she returns to the stage after a 20-year break. Along the way, La Chana reveals the secret behind her disappearance when she was at the peak of her career.

La Chana

129 West 67th Street

New York N.Y. 10023

2125013330

La Chana, directed by Lucija Stojevic, is about one woman’s strength to overcome life’s challenges.  The film brings the audience under the skin and into the mind of La Chana, a talented Gypsy flamenco dancer as she returns to the stage after a 20-year break. Along the way, La Chana reveals the ...

Yerma

643 Park Avenue

New York N.Y. 10065

2126163930

The North American premiere of “Yerma,” staged in the Armory’s drill hall, marked the New York debuts of director Simon Stone and Olivier Award-winning actress Billie Piper in a radical reinterpretation of Federico García Lorca’s 1934 tragedy about a woman’s desperate pursuit to bear children. Set in the present day, ...

Taysir Batniji: Home Away from Home

547 West 27th Street

new york N.Y. 10001

2125055555

In "Home Away from Home," Taysir Batniji brings together photographs, selections from his family archives, drawings, and writings to explore the sense of dislocation and the different ideas of “home” experienced by various members of his family who immigrated to the United States from the Middle East. The work Batniji ...

Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross

Edmond J. Safra Plaza

new york N.Y. 10280

6464374202

When Henryk Ross (1910–1991) was confined to the Lodz Ghetto in Poland in 1940, he was put to work by the Nazi regime as a bureaucratic photographer for the Jewish Administration’s Statistics department. For nearly four years, Ross used his official position as cover, endangering his own life to covertly ...