As the hectic holiday countdown begins, the vast majority of the art world will be shifting their focus to the hyper publicized, Miami Art Basel (though the notorious Saltz has made it clear he will not be attending any events in the Sunshine state). From art fairs to satellite shows, performances and installations, Miami will be overflowing with the heavy hitters and emerging artists of the contemporary art world.
If relocating South for the “spring break of the art world” isn’t quite your style, there’s an impressive amount of shows on view in Manhattan that will keep your Instagram on fleek.
Claes Odenburg & Coosje van Bruggen at Paula Cooper Gallery
Things Around the House features nearly 100 artworks that had accumulated in the home that the artistic couple shared from 1976 until van Bruggen’s death in 2009. On view until December 12th.
Keith Sonnier at Maccarone Gallery
Portals features a new body of work by trail-blazing artist, Keith Sonnier, who has been creating work with neon since the late 1960s. On view until December 19th.
Mark Bradford at Hauser & Wirth
Be Strong Boquan build’s on the LA-based artist’s recent solo show at the Hammer Museum, with works referencing societal issues like the AIDS epidemic, misrepresentation of queer identity, and race riots. Highlight includes the short film “‘Deimos” which features wheels from the roller-disco that previously inhabited the gallery’s Chelsea location. On view until December 23rd.
Mark Manders at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
Mark Mander’s current exhibition is the artist’s first gallery show in the US since the 55th Venice Biennale. The tender yet monumental works follow Mander’s ouvre, with pieces rendered almost entirely out of painted bronze which the artist then paints to appear like wet clay and wood. On view until December 19th.
Joseph Kosuth at Sean Kelly Gallery
Agnosia, an Illuminated Ontology features more than forty neon works dating from 1965 to the present. The conceptual artist explores covers the walls and ceiling with works that explore Freudian theories and the role of language in art. On view until December 19th.
Peter Doig at Michael Werner Gallery
Peter Doig’s series of paintings on view, previously shown this year at Venice’s Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, are mostly inspired by his time living in Trinidad (he divides his time between there and Canada). On view until January 16, 2016.
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