Jia Aili: Combustion Installation view. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery.

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    Affordable Art Fair NYC

    Metropolitan Pavilion

    Manhattan

    Thu, Mar 28, 2019 - Sun, Mar 31, 2019

    “Affordable Art Fair NYC” returns to the Metropolitan Pavilion from March 28 – 31 for its Spring edition. It welcomes local, national and international exhibitors, showcasing original work from hundreds of contemporary artists. The diverse and carefully curated artworks on view range in price between $100 to $10,000. “Affordable Art Fair NYC” takes place twice a year: in March and September. Visitors can enjoy hands-on-workshops, kids activities and shopping.

    Joyce Weinstein: Focus Show

    Berry Campbell Gallery

    Manhattan

    Thu, Mar 21, 2019 - Sat, Apr 20, 2019

    A prominent New York artist who has exhibited widely, Joyce Weinstein brings an abstract sensibility to landscape imagery. In depictions of rolling hills, mountains and distant views, the ever changing qualities of the sky, fields, woods and streams, old barns, haystacks, weeds and wild flowers, she conveys the essence of what she has seen and felt, making tangible and unique what is seemingly ambiguous. “Joyce Weinstein: Focus Show” is on view at Berry Campbell Gallery until April ...

    Jia Aili: Combustion

    Gagosian Gallery—West 21st Street

    Manhattan

    Thu, Mar 07, 2019 - Sat, Apr 13, 2019

    A central figure in contemporary art in China, Jia Aili creates dynamic compositions that both emerge from and challenge art historical assumptions in the context of a rapidly changing world.  “Jia Aili: Combustion” includes twenty-nine paintings from the past ten years, grouped into four sections that trace the evolution of Jia’s oeuvre. In his epic tableaux, which move between genre painting, portraiture, fantasy, and abstraction, he reflects on the dramatic modernization of society while probing the vulnerabilities ...

    Joe Kye: Migrants

    Flushing Town Hall

    Queens

    Fri, Mar 29, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Award-winning musician Joe Kye will bring his unique blend of violin looping, electronics, singing, and storytelling in “Migrants”, which he will perform together with Chinese-American hip-hop artist Jason Chu, as a special guest, at Flushing Town Hall on March 29. The show tells the story of Joe’s life as an immigrant Asian-American, weaving together original music, humorous stories, and cutting-edge technology. A pre-show workshop on expressing cultural identity through sound will ask questions such as: what ...

    Recent Alien Abductions

    Play Company

    Manhattan

    Sun, Feb 24, 2019 - Sun, Mar 24, 2019

    “Recent Alien Abductions” , written and directed by Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas, enters its last weekend run at The Play Company. The main character Álvaro is certain that an episode of “The X-Files,” which he had seen while growing up in Puerto Rico, has been mysteriously altered since its broadcast. But no one believes him. It is a darkly compelling tale about the dread of having no one to trust, also about how families and nations keep circling places that haunt them. “Recent ...

Jia Aili: Combustion

522 West 21st Street

new york N.Y. 10011

212.741.1717

A central figure in contemporary art in China, Jia Aili creates dynamic compositions that both emerge from and challenge art historical assumptions in the context of a rapidly changing world.  “Jia Aili: Combustion” includes twenty-nine paintings from the past ten years, grouped into four sections that trace the evolution of Jia’s oeuvre. ...

Affordable Art Fair NYC

125 West 18th Street

new york N.Y. 10011

“Affordable Art Fair NYC” returns to the Metropolitan Pavilion from March 28 – 31 for its Spring edition. It welcomes local, national and international exhibitors, showcasing original work from hundreds of contemporary artists. The diverse and carefully curated artworks on view range in price between $100 to $10,000. “Affordable Art Fair NYC” takes ...

Joyce Weinstein: Focus Show

530 W. 24th St.

new york NY 10011

2129242178

A prominent New York artist who has exhibited widely, Joyce Weinstein brings an abstract sensibility to landscape imagery. In depictions of rolling hills, mountains and distant views, the ever changing qualities of the sky, fields, woods and streams, old barns, haystacks, weeds and wild flowers, she conveys the essence of ...

Joe Kye: Migrants

137-35 Northern Boulevard

queens N.Y. 11354

7184637700

Award-winning musician Joe Kye will bring his unique blend of violin looping, electronics, singing, and storytelling in “Migrants”, which he will perform together with Chinese-American hip-hop artist Jason Chu, as a special guest, at Flushing Town Hall on March 29. The show tells the story of Joe’s life as an immigrant ...