Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include David Hockney in Times Square, Bronx River Sounds 2021, Alexander Calder: Modern from the Start 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 Hockney at Times Square

    David Hockney at Times Square

    Times Square

    Manhattan

    Sat, May 01, 2021 - Mon, May 31, 2021

    A new digital artwork by David Hockney, one of the world’s most celebrated living artists, will be unveiled across a network of the world’s most iconic outdoor video screens in May, uniting Times Square, New York; Piccadilly Lights London; Yunika Vision, Tokyo; and Coex K-POP Square LED screen, Seoul; and Pendry West Hollywood, Los Angeles. The artwork is also available to view online via the CIRCA.ART website every evening, at 20:21 BST. Hockney’s "Remember you cannot look at the ...

    Lar Lubovitch Dance Company’s Digital Program

    Lar Lubovitch Dance Company’s Digital Program

    Lar Lubovitch Dance Company

    Manhattan

    Fri, May 21, 2021, 7:30 pm - Mon, May 31, 2021, 7:30 pm

    The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company will present a unique compilation of highlights from the broadcast premieres of three acclaimed works by Lar Lubovitch including the duet from "Concerto Six Twenty-Two," danced by the Lubovitch company; "Othello," performed by San Francisco Ballet; and "The Planets," created for an ensemble of both ice skaters and non-skating dancers from the US and Canada. The free, on-demand program will premiere on Friday, May 21, at 7:30pm EDT and will ...

    Bronx River Sounds 2021

    Bronx River Sounds 2021

    Bronx River Art Center

    Bronx

    Sat, May 22, 2021 - Sat, Jun 19, 2021

    With a NYC Council Initiative grant called “Community Theatres of Color”, BRAC has been able to expand its performing arts productions into its new “Black Box” Event Space with renewed vigor.  This year’s "Bronx River Sounds" festival will feature African American composers and performers from a range of musical styles including legendary jazz guitarist and Bronx resident, Ed Cherry (Dizzy Gillespie) and veteran guitarist, bassist vocalist Jerome Harris (Sonny Rollins, Jack DeJohnette)  as well as emerging artist, trumpeter Wayne Tucker and his ...

    Alexander Calder: Modern from the Start

    Alexander Calder: Modern from the Start

    Museum of Modern Art

    Manhattan

    Sun, Mar 14, 2021 - Sat, Aug 07, 2021

    Alexander Calder reimagined sculpture as an experiment in space and motion, upending centuries-old notions that sculpture should be static, grounded, and dense by making artworks that often move freely and interact with their surroundings. “One of Calder’s objects is like the sea,” wrote the philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, “always beginning over again, always new.” Bringing together early wire and wood figures, works on paper, jewelry, mobiles in motion, and monumental abstract sculptures, the exhibition takes a deep ...

    The Slipstream: Reflection, Resilience, and Resistance in the Art of Our Time

    The Slipstream: Reflection, Resilience, and Resistance in the Art of Our Time

    Brooklyn Museum

    Brooklyn

    Fri, May 14, 2021 - Sun, Mar 20, 2022

    "The Slipstream: Reflection, Resilience, and Resistance in the Art of Our Time" draws examples from the Brooklyn Museum’s renowned collection of contemporary art to contemplate the profound disruption that occurred in 2020. Borrowing its title from an aeronautical term that refers to the pull of the current that is left in the wake of a large and powerful object, the exhibition examines the placement and displacement of power that runs throughout American history and continues ...

David Hockney at Times Square

Broadway and Seventh Avenue

new york N.Y. 10036

A new digital artwork by David Hockney, one of the world’s most celebrated living artists, will be unveiled across a network of the world’s most iconic outdoor video screens in May, uniting Times Square, New York; Piccadilly Lights London; Yunika Vision, Tokyo; and Coex K-POP Square LED screen, Seoul; and Pendry ...

Lar Lubovitch Dance Company’s Digital Program

229 West 42nd Street

new york N.Y. 10019

The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company will present a unique compilation of highlights from the broadcast premieres of three acclaimed works by Lar Lubovitch including the duet from "Concerto Six Twenty-Two," danced by the Lubovitch company; "Othello," performed by San Francisco Ballet; and "The Planets," created for an ensemble of both ...

Bronx River Sounds 2021

2064 Boston Road

bronx N.Y. 10460

7185895819

With a NYC Council Initiative grant called “Community Theatres of Color”, BRAC has been able to expand its performing arts productions into its new “Black Box” Event Space with renewed vigor.  This year’s "Bronx River Sounds" festival will feature African American composers and performers from a range of musical styles including ...

Alexander Calder: Modern from the Start

11 West 53rd Street

new york N.Y. 10019

2127089400

Alexander Calder reimagined sculpture as an experiment in space and motion, upending centuries-old notions that sculpture should be static, grounded, and dense by making artworks that often move freely and interact with their surroundings. “One of Calder’s objects is like the sea,” wrote the philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, “always beginning over again, ...