In a city where hundreds of interesting happenings occur each week, it can be hard to pick and choose your way to a fulfilling life. Art Nerd‘s philosophy is a combination of observation, participation, education and of course a party to create the ultimate well-rounded week. Jump ahead for Art Nerd founder Lori Zimmer’s top picks for 6sqft readers, beginning tonight!
The way-too-hecticness of an art fair week is upon us. If skipping around from Harlem to Randall’s Island to the Lower Lower East Side isn’t your jam, you can still get an art fix in the comfy confines of your usual spots. Rediscover Central Park with an art walk, or your old post office as it becomes a gallery. Check out architect-designed 3D-printed shoes while picking up new pumps, or discover a new street artist while checking out boutique jewelry. Whether you hit Frieze and the satellite fairs or not, there is an overabundance of art and design this week.
RE-INVENTING SHOES ↑
United Nude, 25 Bond Street
May 14th-June 3rd
Fresh from Milan Design Week, the incredible collaboration between United Nude and five top designers is available for your viewing pleasure at the gorgeous United Nude flagship. The footwear company has pushed beyond just “shoes,” challenging Zaha Hadid, Ben Van Berkel, Ross Lovegrove, Fernando Romero and Michael Young to bring shoes to the next level with these incredible architectural 3D printed wearables. They are also available in limited editions if you are that daring.
Rashid Johnson, “BLOCKS” ↑
The High Line at Little West 12th Street
May 14th-March 2016.
Commissioned especially for the High Line, be the first to check out Rashid Johnson’s new sculptural installation, “BLOCKS,” as you take a break from the craziness of an oversaturated arts and design week.
Mathieu Mercier, “Diamants” ↑
Skylight at Moynihan Station, 33rd Street and 8th Avenue, 4th floor
May 14th-16th, 10am-6pm daily
Presented by Denis Gardarin Gallery, Mercier’s diamond-like abstract paintings will each enliven one of the rooms in the historic former post office which has transformed itself into an art and fashion venue.
KLONE, “Typography of a Daydream” ↑
Garis & Hahn, 263 Bowery
May 14th, 6-8pm
Acclaimed Tel Aviv-based artist KLONE makes a splashy New York debut with a bevy of sculptures, drawings, animations and a giant site specific mural in a massive two-floor show at Garis & Hahn.
Frieze Art Fair ↑
Randall’s Island Park
Alright, this is the big deal fair. You can take a magical boat ride to Randall’s Island (or the bus), but it’ll cost you. However, you will get to see some of the world’s best art galleries in attendance, as well as a fantastic view of Manhattan.
Collective Design Fair ↑
Skylight Clarkson Sq, 550 Washington Street
If art fairs aren’t your thing, check out the best of design across the disciplines. This fair is always incredible, and always engaging, creating dialogues between design, fine art and interiors both figuratively and literally with their roster of sanctioned talks with professionals across the spectrum.
“Drifting in Daylight” ↑
May 15th-June 20th, weekends
Creative Time’s largest outdoor project commemorates the Central Park Conservancy’s 35th birthday, with a pathway of art that weaves in and out of the park, in hopes that people will lose themselves in the moment, much like Olmsted originally intended with his design. The pieces will be performative, participatory, and perceptual work by artists Spencer Finch, Alicia Framis, Nina Katchadourian, Ragnar Kjartansson, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, David Levine, Karyn Olivier, and Lauri Stallings + glo.
Panel Discussion: Mural Art in Public Spaces present by LISA Project and NYCxDesign ↑
Cooper Union, Great Hall
May 16th, 2:00pm
Join artist Ron English,Paper Mag’s Carlo McCormick, real estate magnate Sean Corcoran, artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh and Wayne Rada, creator/curator of L.I.S.A. Project and founder of the LoMan Art Fest, moderated by RJ Rushmore as they discuss the role of street art and mural arts on Lower Manhattan—both inside and out, followed by a Secret Walls battle at Cooper Square.
RR Gallery, 30 Gansevoort Street
May 16th, 6:00-8:00pm
Fine jewelry gallery Reinstein|Ross and the i-i have thrown together a slew of street artists and art jewelers, creating a unique collaboration of wearable fine arts, including Logan Hicks, Jon Burgerman and Vexta.
Tags : 3D printing, Art Nerd New York, Collective Design Fair, Creative Time, Denis Gardarin Gallery, Drifting in Daylight, Frieze Art Fair, Garis & Hahn, high line park, KLONE, LISA Project, Mathieu Mercier, Rashid Johnson, RR Gallery, Skylight at Moynihan Station, United Nude, Zaha Hadid