Image: Mrinalini Mukherjee (Indian, 1949–2015). Vriksh Nata (Arboreal Enactment). Courtesy of The Met.

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Phenomenal Nature: Mrinalini Mukherjee, Summertime, Tom Wesselmann: Flowers,  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.






    Festival of Cinema NYC

    Festival of Cinema NYC

    Regal UA Midway

    Queens

    Fri, Aug 02, 2019 - Sun, Aug 11, 2019

    Festival of Cinema NYC proudly presents its 3rd annual, 10-day event taking place August 2 - 11. Guests are invited to enjoy more than 120 films exhibited by state-of-the-art projection and sound equipment in the comfort of the Regal UA Midway’s recliner seats in Forest Hills, Queens. The Festival kicks off with the East Coast Premiere of Camilo Vila’s 5th of July starring Jaleel White, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival ...

    Tom Wesselmann: Flowers

    Tom Wesselmann: Flowers

    Gagosian Gallery

    Manhattan

    Fri, Jun 14, 2019 - Fri, Aug 16, 2019

    Tom Wesselmann (1931–2004) was a leading exponent of American Pop art who explored the classical genres of the nude, still life, and landscape, updated to include contemporaneous everyday objects and advertising ephemera. Known for iconic works such as Portrait Collage #1 (1959), the Great American Nude series (1961–73), Bedroom Paintings (1968–83), and the Standing Still Life paintings, Wesselmann created inventive new forms for painting, often working with cutout and shaped canvases. Gagosian's new exhibit, Tom Wesselmann: Flowers comprises a series of metal cutouts, including ...

    Phenomenal Nature: Mrinalini Mukherjee

    Phenomenal Nature: Mrinalini Mukherjee

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Manhattan

    Tue, Jun 04, 2019 - Sun, Sep 29, 2019

    Sculptor Mrinalini Mukherjee (1949–2015) is the subject of a revelatory retrospective at The Met Breuer. Phenomenal Nature: Mrinalini Mukherjee, on view through September 29, 2019, marks the first comprehensive display of the artist’s work in the United States. Bringing together 57 pieces by Mukherjee, the exhibition explores the artist’s longstanding engagement with fiber, along with her significant forays into ceramic and bronze. Born in Mumbai in 1949 to artist parents, Mukherjee studied painting, printmaking, and mural making at the M.S. ...

    92Y Mobile Dance Film Festival

    92Y Mobile Dance Film Festival

    92nd Street Y

    Manhattan

    Sat, Jul 27, 2019, 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Returning for its second year, the 92Y Mobile Dance Film Festival will kick off on July 27. The only dance film festival featuring works shot entirely on mobile devices, the festival explores the magic that happens at the intersection of choreography, camerawork and editing—revealing new dimensions in movement and offering intimate access and up-close perspectives on the physical and spatial dynamics of dance. An international jury of dance filmmakers chose 48 films as Official Selections out of more than ...

    Summertime

    Summertime

    FACTION Art Projects

    Manhattan

    Sat, Jul 27, 2019 - Sat, Aug 24, 2019

    A vibrant and provocative new exhibition opens at FACTION Art Projects this week under the title Summertime. It features the works of New York artists Julio Valdez, Lina Puerta, Leeza Meksin, Adrian Kondratowicz and Alexis Duque. Exploring both the aesthetics of the season and the fundamental, but often less visible, costs that summertime incurs, this show pushes us to question to whom and what do we owe the joy that summer brings, from the migrant workers and fruit pickers laboring in ...

Festival of Cinema NYC

108-22 Queens Blvd

queens NY 11375

(844) 462-7342

Festival of Cinema NYC proudly presents its 3rd annual, 10-day event taking place August 2 - 11. Guests are invited to enjoy more than 120 films exhibited by state-of-the-art projection and sound equipment in the comfort of the Regal UA Midway’s recliner seats in Forest Hills, Queens. The Festival kicks ...

Tom Wesselmann: Flowers

980 Madison Avenue

new york N.Y. 10075

(212) 744-2313

Tom Wesselmann (1931–2004) was a leading exponent of American Pop art who explored the classical genres of the nude, still life, and landscape, updated to include contemporaneous everyday objects and advertising ephemera. Known for iconic works such as Portrait Collage #1 (1959), the Great American Nude series (1961–73), Bedroom Paintings (1968–83), and the Standing Still Life paintings, Wesselmann ...

Phenomenal Nature: Mrinalini Mukherjee

1000 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10028

2125357710

Sculptor Mrinalini Mukherjee (1949–2015) is the subject of a revelatory retrospective at The Met Breuer. Phenomenal Nature: Mrinalini Mukherjee, on view through September 29, 2019, marks the first comprehensive display of the artist’s work in the United States. Bringing together 57 pieces by Mukherjee, the exhibition explores the artist’s longstanding engagement with ...

Summertime

2602 Frederick Douglass Blvd

new york NY 10030

19174095413

A vibrant and provocative new exhibition opens at FACTION Art Projects this week under the title Summertime. It features the works of New York artists Julio Valdez, Lina Puerta, Leeza Meksin, Adrian Kondratowicz and Alexis Duque. Exploring both the aesthetics of the season and the fundamental, but often less visible, costs that summertime incurs, this show ...