assemblage

An assemblage of Arts & Culture focused on New York & London.
Assembled by Megan N. Liberty

Nick Cave: Made For Whites By Whites at Jack Shainman Gallery

Tom Fruin: Color Study at Mike Weiss Gallery
Somebody: Miranda July’s new messaging app
"An artist-designed app that riffs on social media, performance art, and the relationship between humans and machines […] a tool that’s rooted in the natural communication styles of today but with an infusion of the once-quotidian humanity that’s been shaped by “iPhone hand” syndrome. It’s a wake-up call that technology doesn’t have to equal reclusivity" -Cait Munro, artnetnews 
Learn more.

“A heroine in a fairy tale who went through trials and hectic adventures to find happiness, until she befriended a tortoise who helped her destroy her nemesis, a wicked king. I had never seen a tortoise and didn’t know anyone who had one. I wondered if I had to confront an evil king—who would help me?”

—   Adrienne Kennedy, The People Who Led To My Plays
A Window into MoMA’s Collection of Parisian Avant-Garde Theater Programs by Emily Cushman
Read about Toulouse-Lautrec’s playbill designs currently on view in the exhibition The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters at MoMA.

Finally going to check out Charles Gaines: Gridwork at the Studio Museum in Harlem. Check back here for my thoughts on the show soon. And for all things grids and Gaines follow the tumblr for the exhibition.

Claire Harvey, Easily Removable People, 2006
Acrylic on easily-removable scotch tape
This is your last week to see the Drawing Center’s Small. This exhibition examines the ways contemporary artists examine big issues through small media. Closes Aug 24.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Aristide Bruant, 1893
On view now in The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters
July 26, 2014–March 1, 2015
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Jane Avril  from Le Café Concert, 1893, lithograph
On view now in The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters at MoMA
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, La Goulue at the Moulin Rouge
1891-92, Oil on board

On view now in The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters at MoMA
Small. Opens today at the Drawing Center

"This group exhibition features a selection of international contemporary artists who adopt an intimate format to explore issues related to visual perception, personal and historical memory, the construction of gender stereotypes, and the power of the imagination."