MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN
Untitled Maze, 2015

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Contemporary Arab Cinema 2021, Vera List & The Posters Of Lincoln Center, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian’s Mirror-works and Drawings and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYC_ARTS on Instagram or @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.






    David Goldblatt: Strange Instrument

    David Goldblatt: Strange Instrument

    Pace Gallery 540

    Manhattan

    Fri, Feb 26, 2021 - Sat, Mar 27, 2021

    David Goldblatt was renowned for creating powerful images that revealed the complex and far-reaching dynamics of apartheid, as well as the post-apartheid conditions that continue to impact his native country to this day. Curated by South African artist and activist Zanele Muholi in collaboration with Yancey Richardson Gallery, "David Goldblatt: Strange Instrument" presents over 60 vintage prints by the late South African photographer. The exhibition groups the works into idiosyncratic categories that reflect Muholi’s deeply personal engagement ...

    Contemporary Arab Cinema 2021

    Contemporary Arab Cinema 2021

    Brooklyn Academy of Music

    Brooklyn

    Wed, Mar 03, 2021 - Wed, Mar 10, 2021

    From Wednesday, March 3 through Wednesday, March 10, BAM and Jacob Burns Film Center present the third annual "Contemporary Arab Cinema." The beauty, complexity, and diversity of Arab culture shines in these vital recent works from some of the Middle East and North Africa’s boldest filmmakers. Featuring thrillers, tales of forbidden love and sociopolitical upheaval, women’s rights, and tradition, the series offers stunning dispatches from an ever-evolving region. This year’s edition also offers two films ...

    92Y WINTER/SPRING VIRTUAL SEASON OF 13 CONCERTS

    92Y WINTER/SPRING VIRTUAL SEASON OF 13 CONCERTS

    92nd Street Y

    Manhattan

    Mon, Feb 01, 2021 - Wed, May 26, 2021

    92Y is pleased to announce a formidable lineup for its winter/spring season of streaming concerts, February 1 – May 26. From Ax to Vieaux, this season's performers embody the excellence in performance and presentation that audiences have come to expect from 92Y's online recitals. All thirteen programs are world premiere webcasts; eight will stream live in real time from 92Y's Kaufmann Concert Hall, with the other five newly recorded. All concerts take place at 7:30 pm Eastern ...

    Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Mirror-works and Drawings

    Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Mirror-works and Drawings

    James Cohan Gallery

    Manhattan

    Fri, Jan 29, 2021 - Sat, Mar 06, 2021

    Over six decades, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (1922 - 2019) investigated the intricate geometries of her Iranian heritage, reconfiguring traditional craft techniques to explore the philosophical, poetic, and perceptual possibilities of interlocking primary forms. In her work, rigorous structure and repetition are the foundations of invention and limitless variation. Spanning mirrored mosaics, sculptural assemblage, drawings, textiles and monotypes, Monir’s multidimensional practice centered on incorporating elements from her inherited past into her own designs—which blended a range ...

    Vera List & The Posters Of Lincoln Center

    Vera List & The Posters Of Lincoln Center

    Poster House

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jan 14, 2021 - Sun, May 09, 2021

    Poster House’s second mini-exhibition focuses on the contribution made by Vera List to the creation of a poster program advertising the new Lincoln Center complex in 1962. Inspired by artist-designed posters she had seen in Paris, she earmarked $200,000 as seed money for what would become the List Art Poster Program (later known as the Vera List Art Project), featuring some of the most notable names in contemporary art, from Andy Warhol to Roy Lichtenstein, Ben Shahn to Robert Indiana. Each poster advertises a new building ...

David Goldblatt: Strange Instrument

540 West 25th Street

new york N.Y. 10001

212.255.4044

David Goldblatt was renowned for creating powerful images that revealed the complex and far-reaching dynamics of apartheid, as well as the post-apartheid conditions that continue to impact his native country to this day. Curated by South African artist and activist Zanele Muholi in collaboration with Yancey Richardson Gallery, "David Goldblatt: Strange ...

Contemporary Arab Cinema 2021

30 Lafayette Ave

brooklyn N.Y. 11217

7186364100

From Wednesday, March 3 through Wednesday, March 10, BAM and Jacob Burns Film Center present the third annual "Contemporary Arab Cinema." The beauty, complexity, and diversity of Arab culture shines in these vital recent works from some of the Middle East and North Africa’s boldest filmmakers. Featuring thrillers, tales of ...