Art Digest May, 2019

Perhaps, big fairs have been ended in early May, but life in New York continues to boil and we still have a lot to see this month.

We collected for you the best exhibitions that are worthy of your attention.


1. Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Through more than 250 objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present, The Costume Institute's spring 2019 exhibition will explore the origins of camp's exuberant aesthetic curated by Andrew Bolton, who described camp as "nearly impossible to define or summarize this". The concept of “Camp” was inspired by Susan Sontag's 1964 essay that defines camp as "love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration.”

Camp will be open to the public Thursday, May 9 till September 8, 2019.


2. Gagosian, Jeff Wall

Gagosian pleases us with great solo exhibition of Jeff Wall in Chelsea.

From April 30 till June 22 you can find Jeff Wall’s first exhibition with the gallery where the majority of the works included are on view for the first time.

Jeff Wall’s best known work involves constructing elaborate mis-en-scènes, which he photographs and then displays in wall-mounted lightboxes. “I saw something else in photography, something to do with scale, with color and with construction, which might be valid along with the more established values that had come down from the 19th century and had been extended by the great photographers of the 20th century.”, once he said.


Exhibition will be open April 30 till June 22, 2019


3. Brooklyn Film Festival

At the end of May Brooklyn will wait for all of us for the annual Brooklyn Film Festival (this one is going to be 22nd!).

More than 100 film from around the world will show up, and many of them for the first time. Festival is not only about feature, short, documentary, animation and experimental screen projects, it is also includes networking parties and panel discussions, meetings with directors, actors and screen writers — it is a huge wonderful celebration of independent film. Usually the energy and vibe of the festival is always exciting, with attendees from all walks of life able to find movies to make them think and feel. So, take a look on a schedule and be ready to spend some great evenings in advance.


Festival dates: May 31 through June 9, 2019


4. The Whitney Biennial

One of an unmissable event in New York is The Whitney Biennial.

Curators Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley have been visiting artists over the past year in search of the most important and relevant work. Seventy-five artists, groups and projects working in painting, sculpture, installation, film and video, photography, performance, and sound, will make this Biennial the most incredible art event for anyone interested in finding out what’s happening in US art today.


Thank you for your attention!

Looking forward to see you there.


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