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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Savage Winter, Intimate Immensity: Alberto Giacometti Sculptures, 1935 – 1945, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

    Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place

    Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture

    Manhattan

    Fri, Sep 14, 2018 - Sun, Jan 06, 2019

    By focusing on the material artifacts produced with the intention of being offered as acts of faith, “Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place,” on view at Bard Graduate Center in New York City through January 6, 2019, provides a perspective on why humans across the globe create these material objects. Examining votive objects—often created to fulfill a vow or as a pledge and placed at a sacred space or site of communal ...

    Savage Winter

    BAM Fishman Space

    Brooklyn

    Wed, Nov 07, 2018 - Sat, Nov 10, 2018

    Holed-up in a cheap desert motel room, amid empty pizza boxes and beer cans, a man comes spectacularly unglued. In this fiercely contemporary reimagining of Wilhelm Müller’s poetry cycle "Winterreise"—most famously set by Schubert—composer Douglas J. Cuomo and director Jonathan Moore transform Müller’s lovelorn winter wanderer into a demon-haunted Everyman. The “radiant, communicative tenor” (Opera News) Tony Boutté gives a searing, intense performance as a man desperate for atonement. This 21st-century art song features Alan ...

    Jungjin Lee: Opening

    Howard Greenberg Gallery

    Manhattan

    Wed, Sep 12, 2018 - Sat, Nov 10, 2018

    An exhibition of photographs by Jungjin Lee, known for her captivating primal landscapes, is on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery through November 10. The exhibition, which marks Lee’s second solo show with the gallery, is entitled “Opening.” A book of the same title, featuring work from 2013 to 2016, was published by Nazraeli Press last year. Traveling to Arizona, New Mexico, and Canada, Lee captured abstract expanses of desert and mountain. Robert Frank has described ...

    Intimate Immensity: Alberto Giacometti Sculptures, 1935 – 1945

    Luxembourg & Dayan New York

    Manhattan

    Sun, Nov 11, 2018, 6:08 pm - Sat, Dec 15, 2018, 6:08 pm

    Luxembourg & Dayan New York is hosting sculpture exhibit "Intimate Immensity: Alberto Giacometti Sculptures, 1935-1945," the first United States exhibition dedicated exclusively to the artist’s cycle of very small human figures created in France and Switzerland during the Second World War. Evolving against a backdrop of unprecedented sociopolitical upheaval, this unique body of work represents a profoundly transformative phase of Giacometti’s career: at no more than three inches tall and as thin as nails, these works ...

    Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922

    The Jewish Museum

    Manhattan

    Fri, Sep 14, 2018 - Sun, Jan 06, 2019

    "Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922" traces the fascinating post-revolutionary years when the history of art was shaped in Vitebsk, far from Russia’s main cities. Through some 120 works and documents loaned by museums in Vitebsk and Minsk and major American and European collections, the exhibition presents the artistic output of Marc Chagall, El Lissitzky, and Kazimir Malevich, as well as works by students and teachers of the Vitebsk school, such as Lazar ...

Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place

18 West 86th Street

new york N.Y. 10024

2125013000

By focusing on the material artifacts produced with the intention of being offered as acts of faith, “Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place,” on view at Bard Graduate Center in New York City through January 6, 2019, provides a perspective on why humans across the globe create ...

Jungjin Lee: Opening

41 East 57th Street

new york N.Y. 10022

2123340010

An exhibition of photographs by Jungjin Lee, known for her captivating primal landscapes, is on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery through November 10. The exhibition, which marks Lee’s second solo show with the gallery, is entitled “Opening.” A book of the same title, featuring work from 2013 to 2016, was ...

Savage Winter

321 Ashland Place

Brooklyn N.Y. 11217

Holed-up in a cheap desert motel room, amid empty pizza boxes and beer cans, a man comes spectacularly unglued. In this fiercely contemporary reimagining of Wilhelm Müller’s poetry cycle "Winterreise"—most famously set by Schubert—composer Douglas J. Cuomo and director Jonathan Moore transform Müller’s lovelorn winter wanderer into a demon-haunted Everyman. ...

Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922

1109 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10128

2124233200

"Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922" traces the fascinating post-revolutionary years when the history of art was shaped in Vitebsk, far from Russia’s main cities. Through some 120 works and documents loaned by museums in Vitebsk and Minsk and major American and European collections, the exhibition presents the ...

Intimate Immensity: Alberto Giacometti Sculptures, 1935 – 1945

64 East 77th Street

new york NY 10075

2124524646

Luxembourg & Dayan New York is hosting sculpture exhibit "Intimate Immensity: Alberto Giacometti Sculptures, 1935-1945," the first United States exhibition dedicated exclusively to the artist’s cycle of very small human figures created in France and Switzerland during the Second World War. Evolving against a backdrop of unprecedented sociopolitical upheaval, this unique ...