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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film, Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise, “Lubaina Himid: Work from Underneath” 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.

    Painters of the East End

    Paul Kasmin Gallery

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jul 11, 2019 - Fri, Aug 16, 2019

    Through August 16th, Paul Kasmin Gallery presents Painters of the East End, an exhibition that explores the commonalities and distinctions of the work produced amongst the coterie culture of Long Island’s South Fork during the mid-twentieth century. The selection includes works by Mary Abbott, Nell Blaine, Perle Fine, Helen Frankenthaler, Jane Freilicher, Elaine de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Charlotte Park, Betty Parsons, and Jane Wilson. Artists have historically converged on Long Island seeking inspiration from ...

    47th Annual Dance on Camera Festival

    Walter Reade Theater

    Manhattan

    Fri, Jul 12, 2019 - Mon, Jul 15, 2019

    Featuring 11 programs over four days, including films from 17 countries, the Dance on Camera Festival celebrates its 47th edition with a selection of films that explore dance from a variety of perspectives. From a film in which a woman dances off a rocky cliff in Greenland, to a tribute to the great Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta, to stories of women overcoming extraordinary odds while taking control of their destinies through dance, this festival bears ...

    JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film

    Japan Society

    Manhattan

    Fri, Jul 19, 2019 - Sun, Jul 28, 2019

    From July 19 - 28, the Japan Society will present JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film. Premiering 26 features and 16 short films, the festival offers a deep dive into one of the world’s most vital film cultures with a diverse selection across its Feature Slate, Classics: Rediscoveries and Restorations, Documentary Focus, Experimental Spotlight and Shorts Showcase sections. This year’s lineup features 19 first-time filmmakers and 14 female directors (the most in the festival’s history), including 10 ...

    Lubaina Himid: Work from Underneath

    New Museum

    Manhattan

    Wed, Jun 26, 2019 - Sun, Oct 06, 2019

    The New Museum is hosting an exhibition of works by Turner Prize–winning British artist Lubaina Himid (b. 1954, Zanzibar), on view in the Museum’s Fourth Floor Gallery until October 6. “Lubaina Himid: Work from Underneath,” marks the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States and debuts an entirely new body of work. A pioneer of the British Black Arts Movement of the 1980s and ’90s, Himid has long championed marginalized histories. Throughout her ...

    Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise

    The Shed

    Manhattan

    Sat, Jun 22, 2019 - Sat, Jul 27, 2019

    Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise tells the story of a secret sect in Flushing, Queens, that possesses the magical power to extend human life, and the twin brother and sister caught in the struggle to control it. Directed by Chen Shi-Zheng and written by Kung Fu Panda’s Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise features songs by Sia remixed by Bobby Krlic (a.k.a. The Haxan Cloak) and Arca, movement choreography by Akram Khan, and martial arts choreography by ...

Lubaina Himid: Work from Underneath

235 Bowery

new york N.Y. 10002

2122191222

The New Museum is hosting an exhibition of works by Turner Prize–winning British artist Lubaina Himid (b. 1954, Zanzibar), on view in the Museum’s Fourth Floor Gallery until October 6. “Lubaina Himid: Work from Underneath,” marks the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States and debuts an entirely ...

Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise

545 W 30th St

new york NY 10001

6464553494

Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise tells the story of a secret sect in Flushing, Queens, that possesses the magical power to extend human life, and the twin brother and sister caught in the struggle to control it. Directed by Chen Shi-Zheng and written by Kung Fu Panda’s Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, Dragon Spring ...

47th Annual Dance on Camera Festival

165 West 65th Street

New York N.Y. 10023

2128755600

Featuring 11 programs over four days, including films from 17 countries, the Dance on Camera Festival celebrates its 47th edition with a selection of films that explore dance from a variety of perspectives. From a film in which a woman dances off a rocky cliff in Greenland, to a tribute ...