BMW Guggenheim Lab Sparks Conversation About A Better Tomorrow

The BMW Guggenheim Lab launches its worldwide tour in Manhattan’s East Village. A combination of think tank, public forum, and community center, the Lab will offer free programs that explore the challenges of today’s cities within an innovative mobile structure that was designed to house this urban experiment. Over the next six years, the Lab will travel to nine cities … Continue reading

Eiko & Koma Debut Their New Site-Specific Dance, Water, to Kick Off Lincoln Center Out of Doors

While a concert was wrapping up at Damrosch Park, hundreds of spectators gathered around the Paul Milstein Pool on the other side of the Metropolitan Opera House to witness the premiere of Water, a site-specific dance performance by Eiko & Koma that kicked off the start of Lincoln Center Out of Doors. The two performers draped in white … Continue reading

SoHo Streets Become the Latest Canvas for French Street Artist JR’s Photography

JR creates work that champions underrepresented groups of people. Working with a team of volunteers in various urban environments, he mounts enormous black-and-white photographs on the buildings of the slums around Paris, on the walls in the Middle East, on broken bridges in Africa, and across the favelas of Brazil. These images become part of the … Continue reading

Urs Fischer’s Cartoonish Monument and David LaChapelle’s Photo Collages Cattycorner on Park Avenue

A 23-foot tall, 35,000 pound bright yellow teddy bear slouching against a colossal desk lamp isn’t what you’d expect to find in the plaza of one of the most famed office buildings on Park Avenue, the Seagram Building. The monumental bronze sculpture by Urs Fischer, Untitled (Lamp/Bear) (2005-2006), was installed in midtown this past April … Continue reading

New York Comes Alive for the 5th Annual Make Music New York Festival

Now in its fifth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 460 cities around the world, a global celebration of music … Continue reading

Art Collective FriendsWithYou Bring Color and Joy to New York

Miami art collective FriendsWithYou is doing their part to bring happiness to Gotham city. In their exhibition at The Hole titled, “:)”, and throughout their massive Rainbow City installation presented by AOL, color is abundant in their brand of cheerful and child-like Pop Art meets Minimalism. FriendsWithYou has brought its Rainbow City installation of 40 monolithic, … Continue reading

New Art Along The High Line as Section 2 Opens to the Public

Along with last weeks opening of Section 2 of The High Line come a series of new public artworks. Some of them, like Sarah Sze’s Still Life with Landscape (Model for a Habitat) are impossible to miss whereas Kim Beck’s Space Available is a subtle architectural intervention on rooftops adjacent to The High Line that … Continue reading

The High Line Plays Host to the 40th Anniversary of Trisha Brown’s Roof Piece

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Trisha Brown’s Roof Piece, the seminal work was recreated along rooftops adjacent to The High Line. Originally performed in 1971, Roof Piece consists of nine dancers situated on different rooftops, each within sight of the next dancer in the line. The first dancer begins the performance by improvising movements … Continue reading

Atlantic Avenue ArtWalk 2011

The sun shined down on Brooklyn this past weekend at the 8th annual Atlantic Avenue ArtWalk. The ArtWalk is a self-guided tour of artist’s open studios offering viewers a glimpse into their creative process. The main event was a block party on Saturday that shut down Nevins Street with with a live mural being painted by … Continue reading

Banksy Mentor, Nick Walker’s East Village Mural in Ruins

In 2008 the English street artist Nick Walker painted a series of stencil-based murals (some legal, some not-so-much) around Manhattan and Brooklyn. The largest and most impressive one being in the East Village on the corner of Bowery and 6th Street. The Culture Report was sad to see that that work of art was recently … Continue reading

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