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Bettina Witteveen: <EM>Altar of Redemption and Resurrection</EM>• Windows Gedächtniskirche, Berlin, Germany• Face Injury, X-Ray, WWI, Germany
Bettina Witteveen: Altar of Redemption and Resurrection
• Windows Gedächtniskirche, Berlin, Germany
• Face Injury, X-Ray, WWI, Germany
When We Were Soldiers… once and young (WWWS)
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Brooklyn Navy Yard  •  19 September - 24 October 2015

When We Were Soldiers… once and young (WWWS), a photographic installation by German artist and social activist Bettina WitteVeen, is one of the most ambitious installations to be staged in the Brooklyn Navy Yard in recent years. It is also the first time that an artist has been given the use of the building where soldiers were treated from the American Civil War onwards to World War ll, and which has been closed to the general public. The Brooklyn Navy Yard location is in keeping with WitteVeen’s philosophy of using historically significant sites for installations to underscore her humanitarian message.

Presented as a visual poem, WWWS will weave together over 100 black and white and color analog photographs culled from historic archives, sculptures in the form of large crosses and a walk-in altar with a sound installation. The installation, including WitteVeen's wide-ranging and visually rich photographs, will philosophically and artistically explore the depth of humanity’s collective shadow as it finds its ultimate expression in war and genocide.


Brooklyn Navy Yard
Brooklyn, New York


Billy&nbsp;Childish: <EM>self portrait with tie</EM>, 2015oil and charcoal on linen72.05 x 60.04 inches183 x 152.5 cmLM21843
Billy Childish: self portrait with tie, 2015
oil and charcoal on linen
72.05 x 60.04 inches
183 x 152.5 cm
Billy Childish : flowers, nudes and birch trees: New Paintings 2015
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Lehmann Maupin Gallery  •  10 September - 31 October 2015
Lehmann Maupin presents its fourth exhibition with British artist Billy Childish, a prolific painter, writer, and musician. The artist’s vivid oil paintings offer fragmented fields of intense color applied frenetically, often leaving charcoal marks and the linen canvas exposed, further emphasizing the immediate and intuitive nature of Childish’s work.

While he is occasionally associated with British groups like the Stuckists and YBAs, Childish does not see himself as connected to a particular contemporary movement; however, he is highly regarded and well known by his peers, including renowned artists Peter Doig and Tracey Emin.  Childish’s influences range from artists whose work he admires, including Vincent van Gogh, Kurt Schwitters, Edvard Munch, Mikhail Larionov, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff.

Lehmann Maupin Gallery Website

Contact: Lehmann Maupin Gallery
536 West 22nd Street
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212 255 29 23

Dana Shutz: <EM>Fight in an Elevator,</EM> 2015oil on canvas96 x 90 inches
Dana Shutz: Fight in an Elevator, 2015
oil on canvas
96 x 90 inches
Dana Schutz: Fight in an Elevator
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Fredrich Petzel  •  10 September - 24 October 2015
As Fight in an Elevator, the title of Dana Schutz’s second exhibition at Petzel Gallery suggests, Schutz’s figures are placed within compressed interiors where they are forced to struggle against the boundaries of their painted environments and up onto the physical edge of the canvas. Her characters find themselves helpless in the mouth of a lion, exchanging blows in a mirrored elevator, or somnambulating down a narrow staircase. These highly structured spaces, which are both intensely public and utterly private, point to how Schutz tackles the subject of interiority—rather than offering a voyeuristic view, her frontal facing subjects stare directly back at the viewer, seemingly with the desire to extend outside of themselves.

Fredrich Petzel Website

Contact: Fredrich Petzel
456 West 18th Street
New York, NY10011
Tel: 212) 680-9467

Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri: <EM>Untitled,</EM> 2014Photo: Courtesy of Salon 94
Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri: Untitled, 2014
Photo: Courtesy of Salon 94
Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Salon 94 Bowery  •  9 September - 24 October 2015

Salon 94 presents the first US solo exhibition of Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri. Warlimpirrnga is one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary Aboriginal artists and a leading figure of the Aboriginal Australian painting movement. Amongst his Pintupi kin in Australia’s Western Desert, Warlimpirrnga is considered a powerful maparntjarra (ritual healer).

Born around 1958 on a hillside near the great salt lake Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay) in Western Australia, Warlimpirrnga lived nomadically with his family until 1984, when the family was spotted in the remote desert by the artist Pinta Pinta Tjapanangka and his son Matthew Tjapangati, who were camping nearby. The discovery of a “lost tribe,” the Pintupi Nine caused a media sensation, but the family was quick to point out, they were not lost: they were living on the country of their ancestors. This was land they knew intimately, trekking daily between scarce living water, and chasing clouds to stay beneath life-giving rains.

With their “discovery,” Warlimpirrnga and his family were thrown into a new world. As the senior male of the group, Warlimpirrnga led his family into this world; drawing on all of the survival skills he had learned as a hunter-gatherer. Despite his relative youth, Warlimpirrnga’s upbringing made him a formidable repository of 40,000 year old knowledge; he quickly assumed a position of authority within the Pintupi, admired for his prodigious knowledge of healing, law and ceremony.

By 1984, painting was an established and central part of modern Pintupi life. It was over a decade since the founding of Papunya Tula Artists—the community art center that sparked an artistic renaissance in Aborginal painting.  Three years after settling at the community of Kiwirrkurra, Warlimpirrnga began to paint. Under the tuition of a senior artist in the community, he produced his first painting in April 1987. His first 11 works were exhibited in Melbourne at Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi in 1988, with the entire body being acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria (in Melbourne).

Salon 94 Website

Contact: Salon 94
243 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
Tel: (1) 212 979 00 01

Adrián Villar Rojas:&nbsp;<EM>Two Suns&nbsp;</EM>
Adrián Villar Rojas: Two Suns 
Adrián Villar Rojas: Two Suns
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Marian Goodman Gallery  •  9 September - 10 October 2015

Known for his ephemeral site-specific installations, Adrián Villar Rojas has fathomed a world from the flesh of raw, cracked clay resulting in temporal structures that have included a giant high tech robot, a little bird, Michelangelo´s David, a mother cradling a hybrid human-pig baby, a dinosaur, Kurt Cobain, or a young couple making love in a boat. His retro-futuristic archeological remnants reference human culture and the natural history of planet Earth. Displayed in a museum, on a planet that is not ours, they offer a sort of empirical testing of an art that will exist post-human.

Adrián Villar Rojas was born in Rosario, Argentina, in 1980. He studied Fine Arts at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario from 1998-2002. His exploration of clay began in 2008 with the exhibition What Fire Has Brought Me, in Buenos Aires, following his inaugural solo exhibition, Fire, in 2004.

In 2009, Villar Rojas participated in the 2nd Biennial of the End of the World, Ushuaia, Argentina, where he first developed a site-specific, team-based project, My Dead Family – a gigantic whale in the forest of one of the most southern cities in the world, which was followed by War Cannot Distinguish Love from Any Other Feeling, a giant sculpture of a mythical monster entwined with a young girl for the X Cuenca Biennial, Ecuador, and I Will Never Forget Brazil for the 31st Panorama of Brazilian Art, at Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo. In 2011, Villar Rojas represented Argentina in the 54th Venice Biennial, ILLUMInations, with Now I will be with my Son, The Murderer of Your Heritage and was selected for SAM Art Projects, the Louvre Museum, where he presented Poems for Earthlings, a huge, fallen obelisk in the Jardin des Tuileries. He participated in The 2012 New Museum Triennial: The Ungovernables, and that same year, his monumental installation Return the World was shown at dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel, Germany, and Kabul, Afghanistan.

“Regarding the mixture of references,” said Villar Rojas in a recent interview, “I tried to imagine how it would be to look at the planet and human culture from the perspective of an alien: absolute horizontality and lack of prejudice. There are no scales of values, but commitment to a deep state of detachment and distance, which is also reflected in the use of time: remote future and absence of humans; remote past and origins of life. A dinosaur and a high tech robot. The anchor was the decision to exile myself from this time, because I felt there was no longer anything to think of regarding art. Therefore, we could only think of the post end.”

By melding clay with organic materials – vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, wood, plants, earth, food – and with inorganic ones – sneakers, ropes, personal belongings, metals and pigments, Villar Rojas creates hybrid objects, which transform into new, unexpected mutants through the passage of time. These living entities continue to breed and flourish long after the human stage of the process has finished; entropy and time take on an ontological role in Villar Rojas’s exploration. From the ephemeral, his work has evolved to be diachronic.

Marian Goodman Gallery Website

Contact: Marian Goodman Gallery
24 West 57th Street
NewYork, NY 10019
Tel: (1) 212 977 71 60

Charles Antoine Coypel: (French, 1694-1752) Medea, ca. 1715 • Pastel; 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 in. (29.4 x 20.6 cm) • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York • Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1953 (1974.25)
Charles Antoine Coypel: (French, 1694-1752) Medea, ca. 1715
Pastel; 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 in. (29.4 x 20.6 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1953 (1974.25)
About Face: Human Expression on Paper
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Metropolitan Museum of Art  •  27 July - 13 December 2015
Drawn from The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of drawings, prints, and photographs, the diverse works in About Face: Human Expression on Paper—portraits, caricatures, representations of theater and war—reveal how expression underpinned narrative and provided a window onto the character and motivations of the subjects, the artists, and even their audiences. Using Charles Le Brun’s illustrations for Expressions of the Passions and Guillaume-Benjamin-Armand Duchenne de Boulogne and Adrien Tournachon’s photographic series as touchstones, the approximately 60 works dating from the 16th through the 19th century show how artists such as Hans Hoffmann, Francisco Goya, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, and Thomas Rowlandson explored the animated human face.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Website

Contact: Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Tel: (1) 212 535 77 10

Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange, 2013 • Oil on linen, 48 × 48 in. • Courtesy Frederick and Merle Fish • Photo: Courtesy the artist and team (gallery, inc.), New York
Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange, 2013
Oil on linen, 48 × 48 in.
Courtesy Frederick and Merle Fish
Photo: Courtesy the artist and team (gallery, inc.), New York
Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Studio Museum in Harlem  •  16 July - 25 October 2015
The first New York City solo museum exhibition of the work of painter Stanley Whitney (born Philadelphia, 1946) features twenty-eight paintings and works on paper created between 2008 and 2015, including the 2013 title work. Following time spent in Italy and then later in Egypt in the mid-1990s, Whitney developed the weighty, almost architectural approach that has now become his signature style. Rhythmic and lyrical, with a combination of pre-ordained structure and improvisation inspired in part by his love of jazz, the square-format paintings arrange rectangles of vivid, single colors in a deliberately irregular grid, with the close-fitting, many-hued “bricks” or “tiles” stacked vertically and arrayed in horizontal bands.

Studio Museum in Harlem Website

Contact: Studio Museum in Harlem
144 West 125th Street
New York, New York
Tel: (1) 212 864 45 00

Doris Salcedo
Doris Salcedo
Doris Salcedo
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  •  26 June - 12 October 2015
This major retrospective surveys the work of Doris Salcedo (b. 1958, Bogotá, Colombia). Over the past three decades, Salcedo's practice has addressed the traumatic history of modern-day Colombia, as well as wider legacies of suffering stemming from colonialism, racism, and other forms of social injustice. Originating in lengthy research processes during which the artist solicits testimonies from the victims of violent oppression, her sculptures and installations eschew the direct representation of atrocities in favor of open-ended confluences of forms that are fashioned from evocative materials and intensely laborious techniques.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Website

Contact: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
Tel: (1) 201 559 51 51

<P>Herbert Bayer: <EM>Humanly Impossible</EM>, 1932Gelatin silver print15 5/16 x 11 9/16" (38.9 x 29.3 cm)The Museum of Modern Art, New YorkThomas Walther CollectionAcquired through the generosity of Howard Stein© 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn </P>

Herbert Bayer: Humanly Impossible, 1932
Gelatin silver print
15 5/16 x 11 9/16" (38.9 x 29.3 cm)
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Thomas Walther Collection
Acquired through the generosity of Howard Stein
© 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909–1949
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Museum of Modern Art  •  13 December 2014 - 19 April 2015
The Museum of Modern Art acquired more than 300 photographs from Thomas Walther’s private collection in 2001. Featuring iconic works by such figures as Berenice Abbott, Karl Blossfeldt, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Claude Cahun, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Florence Henri, André Kertész, Germaine Krull, El Lissitzky, Lucia Moholy, László Moholy-Nagy, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Maurice Tabard Umbo, and Edward Weston, along with lesser-known treasures by more than 100 other practitioners, this exhibition presents the story of this key moment in photography’s history, allowing both experts and those less familiar with the medium to understand these photographs in new ways.

The Museum of Modern Art Website

Contact: The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street,
between Fifth and Sixth avenues
New York, NY 10019-549
Tel: (1) 212 708 94 00

Events in Classical Music

Beethoven String Quartet Project
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  St. Ann’s Church  •  9 October 2015

The Beethoven String Quartet Project features performances of two of Beethoven's string quartets.

Kelly Eunbit Cho and Sheng-Ching Hsu, violins
Drew Vella, viola
Ben Larsen, cello

Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm

Contact: St Ann’s Church
58-02 146th St. (at 58th Ave.)
Flushing, NY 11355
Tel: (1) 718 359 59 96

Events in Opera

Venusberg ballet from <EM>Tannhäuser</EM>
Venusberg ballet from Tannhäuser
Tannhäuser: By Richard Wagner
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Metropolitan Opera  •  8 - 31 October 2015

Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser
Sung in German with Met titles in German, English and Spanish

Production: Otto Schenk
Set Designer: Günther Schneider-Siemssen
Costume Designer: Patricia Zipprodt
Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler
Choreographer: Norbert Vesak

James Levine, conductor


Elisabeth: Eva-Maria Westbroek
Venus: Michelle DeYoung
Tannhäuser: Johan Botha
Wolfram: Peter Mattei
Landgraf Hermann: Günther Groissböck

Metropolitan Opera Website

Detailed schedule information:
7:00 pm

Contact: Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
New York, New York  10023
Tel: (1) 212 362 60 00

Il Trovatore: By Giuseppe Verdi
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Metropolitan Opera  •  25 September 2015 - 13 February 2016

Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore
Sung in Italian with Met titles in English, Italian, Spanish, German

Production: Sir David McVicar
Set Designer: Charles Edwards
Costume Designer: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting Designed by Jennifer Tipton
Choreographer: Leah Hausman

Marco Armiliato, conductor


Leonora: Anna Netrebko (Performing Sep 25,29, Oct 3,7,10,17)
Leonora: Angela Meade (Perofrming Feb 3, 6, 9, 13)
Azucena: Dolora Zajick
Manrico: Yonghoon Lee (Performing Sep 25,29, Oct 3,7,10)
Manrico: Antonello Palombi (Performing Oct 17)
Manrico: Marcello Giordani (Performing Feb 3,6,9,13)
di Luna: Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Performing Sep 25,29, Oct 3, Feb 3,6,9,13)
di Luna: Vitaliy Bilyy (Performing Oct 7,10,17)
Ferrando: Štefan Kocán (Performing Sep 25,29, Oct 3,7,10,17)
Ferrando: Kwangchul Youn (Performing Feb 3,6,9,13)

Metropolitan Opera Website

Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm, 8:00 pm

Contact: Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
New York, New York  10023Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
New York, New York  10023
Tel: (1) 212 362 60 00

Events in Pop Culture and Cinema

Big Apple Circus
Big Apple Circus
Big Apple Circus: The Grand Tour
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Lincoln Center  •  21 October 2015 - 10 January 2016

Big Apple Circus returns to the Big Top at Lincoln Center for the company's 38th season with the World Premiere of its all-new show, The GrandTour!

The Grand Tour transports audiences to the Roaring 1920s, the advent of the modern travel era, when the most adventuresome began to tour the world in ships, planes, trains, and automobiles. With every seat less than 50 feet from the stage. Clowns, jugglers, acrobats, and aerialists from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America appear with ponies, puppies and more; the troupe sets off on its own whirlwind adventure, accompanied by the live, seven-piece Big Apple Circus Band at each of more than 100 performances.

Big Apple Circus Website

Detailed schedule information:
6:30 pm

Contact: Lincoln Center
Broadway at 65th Street
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 800 922 37 72

<EM>Labyrinth of Lies</EM>
Labyrinth of Lies
Labyrinth of Lies
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Angelika Film Center  •  30 September - 15 October 2015

Labyrinth of Lies
In German with English subtitles

Giulio Ricciarelli, director


Alexander Fehling, André Szymanski, Friederike Bech

In 1958, nobody wants to look back to the time of the National Socialist regime. When Frankfurt public prosecutor Johann Radmann comes across documents that help initiate the trial against members of the SS who served in Auschwitz, the horrors of the past and the hostility towards his work bring Johann close to a meltdown. Paralleling personal drama with issues of a national scale, this compelling film examines the ways in which we allow ourselves to forget events too painful to acknowledge.

Angelika Film Center & Café Website


Angelika Film Center & Café
18 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10012

Tel: (1) 212 995 25 70

<EM>99 Homes</EM>
99 Homes
99 Homes
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Angelika Film Center  •  15 September - 17 October 2015

99 Homes

Ramin Bahrani, director


Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern

In this timely thriller, charismatic and ruthless businessman Rick Carver (Oscar nominee Michael Shannon) is making a killing by repossessing homes. When he evicts a single father trying to care for his mother (Andrew Garfield and Laura Dern), Nash becomes so desperate to provide for his family that he goes to work for the very man who evicted him in the first place. It is a deal-with-the-devil that comes with an increasingly high cost: Nash must evict families from their homes. As he falls deeper into Carver's web, Nash finds his situation grows more brutal and dangerous than he ever imagined.

Angelika Film Center & Café Website

Contact: Angelika Film Center & Café
18 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10012
Tel: (1) 212 995 25 70

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