It's an exciting week of NYC culture — from open studios in Greenpoint to new immersive Alice in Wonderland and circus to public art in Brooklyn Bridge Park. We've picked the events that we're craving the most in the week ahead. What are YOU craving?
Starting Friday, April 29, see the newest Open Plan installation at the Whitney. It features work by Steve McQueen, a visual artist who is responsible for films including Shame and 12 Years a Slave. This installation will delve into the FBI file on legendary African-American performer Paul Robeson.
Nari Ward — a New York-based artist who uses found objects to explore emotions, consumer culture, poverty, and race — has created the newest High Line Art installation. Smart Tree is a re-imagination of an abandoned car that was overtaken by nature in his father’s back yard. Find it on the High Line near W. 23rd Street.
The 2016 Look + Listen Festival begins Friday, April 29. It’s an annual fest that presents contemporary music in contemporary art spaces. Expect performances by Phyllis Chen, Driving Force Trio, Rebekah Heller, Hollerbrag, JACK Quartet, and more at BRIC House.
Explore contemporary art from the Middle East and North Africa at the Guggenheim starting Friday at But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise. It includes newly acquired work in the museum’s permanent collection — including photos, sculptures, videos, and works on paper.
In Disguise: Masks and Global African Art at the Brooklyn Museum starting Friday, artists play with the idea of masks transforming people and revealing hidden realities.