By Roger Costa
The most prestigious dance venue in Manhattan, The Joyce Theater Foundation, has announced the slate of companies kicking-off the organization’s Fall 2020 season of streaming performances this week. Among the magnificent troupes whose works will be presented in this first round of online performances are Contra-Tiempo (pic., Los Angeles) with the exquisite “Frida, Mami & Me”, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater (Chicago) showing the apartheid politics-infused “Indumba”, Ate9 Dance Company (Los Angeles) with the colorful and percussive “Calling Glenn”, and Far From the Norm (London) performing four short works based on current social issues, including the pandemic. All performances will be available through October 19, 2020 at The Joyce’s online platform, JoyceStream. For more information, please visit www.Joyce.org.
@The Jewish Museum
The Jewish Museum will reopen to the public on Thursday, October 1, 2020. All visitors will enjoy free admission through December 31, 2020, and be able to see the new exhibition (originally scheduled to open in March), We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz, as well as Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone and Scenes from the Collection. Offering a vast area to engage with art and learn about the diversity of global Jewish culture, the Museum will now be closed on Tuesdays, as well as the usual Wednesdays. “We Fight to Build a Free World” is an exhibition curated by Jonathan Horowitz, is a compilation of paintings and drawings exploring how artists respond to authoritarianism and xenophobia as well as racism, anti-Semitism, and other forms of bigotry. For general information on the exhibitions and Timed tickets visit www.TheJewishMuseum.org
The Museum of Modern Arts continues to offer free admission through Sunday, September 27, and starting on October 1st all healthcare workers living in the NYC will be granted free admission for one year, in recognition of their heroic work. Visitors can explore the 6-floors Museum’s Galleries which includes the transcendent paintings of the collective exhibition Félix Fénéon The Anarchist and the Avant-Garde, the sculptures of Amy Sillman The Shape of Shape (on view till October 4), and the projections of filmmaker Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver’s Cinematic Illumination. Starting November 1st, MoMA (11 West 53rd Street) will open new exhibitions in its inauguration of the Fall/Winter 2021 season. Go to www.MoMA.org for tickets and details.
@Vito Schnabel Projects
Opening October 1, Vito Schnabel Projects will present Ariana Papademetropoulos: Unweave a Rainbow, the first New York City solo exhibition for the Los Angeles-based artist. Unweave a Rainbow will debut a new series of large-scale works by the artist, in which she mingles images of natural phenomena with her meditations on interiors as analogs. The exhibition will also feature new small-scale additions to her ongoing series of ‘symbolist’ paintings. The natural force of the rainbow persists as a symbol of childlike hope and future promise. Its meaning is bound between spiritual interpretation and scientific discovery, much as Papademetropoulos’ painting is bound between depiction and suggestion, realism and fantasy. Vito Schnabel Projects (43 Clarkson Street NYC) is open Monday through Saturday by appointment. Go to https://www.vitoschnabel.com/projects for details.