In New York you are never bored. The city boasts some of the trendiest boutiques perfect for leisurely weekend shopping adventures, quaint coffee shops, and unparalleled dining experiences. But beyond that, it is also a massive playground for art lovers, housing some of the world's top museums and galleries. So, it's no surprise that the New York art scene is always brimming with exciting art events. To guide you through, here are 7 art exhibitions you shouldn't miss out this fall. Bring along your partner, your friends or go solo.
“Trust Me” brings together photographic works that invite shared emotional experience. Featuring 11 artists, the exhibition explores intimacy, vulnerability, and trust - both their power to bond us and their intricate nature. Through a range of mediums, the artists capture family ties, friendships, romance, and other connections that shape our lives. Interestingly, some of these images don't feature people directly.. Instead, they portray everyday surroundings and experiences, offering a glimpse into the artists' personal memories. The visuals are accompanied by a 29-track playlist, echoing the deep emotions showcased. You can catch "Trust Me" at the Whitney Museum until February.
Only the Young: Experimental Art in Korea
On view at the Guggenheim is currently "Only the Young: Experimental Art in Korea, 1960s-1970s." The exhibition gives a look at the innovative and bold art of young artists during a time of rapid change in South Korea. “Only the Young” spans three tower galleries and features over eighty works from painting and sculpture to film, performance and ceramics. Highlights include the mixed-media installation “Kiss Me” by Jung Kangja and Sung Neung Kyung’s "An Upside-Down Map of World." You can explore the exhibition until January.
Dreaming of Home
Provocative and intimate, “Dreaming of Home" at Leslie-Lohman unites twenty contemporary artists. The starting point and central piece of the exhibition is Catherine Opie’s famed 1993 photograph, "Self-Portrait/Cutting.” This powerful artwork examines the queer peoples' desires and the constraints they face in society. Where can LGBTQIA+ community feel at home? Where are their bodies safe? Each artist in the exhibition offers their personal perspectives and answers. For a deeper dive, “Dreaming of Home" also features a limited series podcast that delves into the themes of a queer home.
Food & Fashion
Attention to all food enthusiasts and fashionistas! The Museum at FIT has recently opened “Food & Fashion” - a new exhibition which examines how food themes and motifs have influenced fashion design from the 18th century right up to our modern day. Featuring more than eighty designer garments and accessories, it gives an insightful analysis of gender, consumerism, activism, sustainability, and body politics. Among the standout pieces on display are wearable sushi by Issey Miyake, Comme des Garçons’s spring 2018 dress with a printed food portrait of Emperor Rudolf II, Moschino’s fall 2014 chocolate bar gown, and so much more. The exhibition runs until November 26, so don’t miss out.
LOVE by Robert Indiana
Robert Indiana's “LOVE” sculpture is one of those everyday sculptures you can’t imagine the New York City streets without. However, for the past few years, the beloved artwork has been absent from its usual corner of 55th Street and Sixth Avenue. Great news: The Rockefeller Center teamed up with The Robert Indiana Legacy Initiative to bring the iconic piece back. Until October 23, you can not only reunite with "LOVE" but also discover other Indiana's artworks displayed throughout the Rockefeller campus.
Copy Machine Manifestos: Artists Who Make Zines
In November, the Brooklyn Museum is set to unveil “Copy Machine Manifestos: Artists Who Make Zines” - the first-ever exhibition dedicated to zines by artists in North America. With an impressive collection of over 800 unique items, this museum show promises to examine zines’ relationship to various subcultures and avant-garde practices, from punk and street culture to conceptual, queer, and feminist art. It will also delve into zines' intersections with other artistic mediums, including collage, performance, drawing, and film.
Women Dressing Women
The upcoming December exhibition at The Met's Costume Institute is going to be a celebration of the creativity and legacy of women fashion designers. Titled "Women Dressing Women," it will showcase the works of seventy womenswear makers spanning from the early 1900s to today. You'll get to see iconic pieces from legends like Jeanne Lanvin, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Vivienne Westwood, as well as contemporary powerhouses such as Miuccia Prada, Iris van Herpen, Rei Kawakubo, and Simone Rocha.