New York, Winter 2022 - ART FIX
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New York, Winter 2022

There’s nothing quite like winter in NYC - whether that's hot chocolate dates in Central Park or the lighting of the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center.

But if you’re looking to peel off your layers and escape the cold, head to our sparkling list of exhibitions and galleries not to be missed this holiday season. As usual, we’ve got you covered with the cosiest hotels and festive restaurants dotted along your art route. Been waiting for a miracle on 34th St? This might just be it.

UP- AND MIDTOWN

Guggenheim | Alex Katz

  • Until 20 February ‘23
  • 1071 Fifth Avenue on the corner of East 89th Street 
  • Guggenheim.org 

Alex Katz’ beautiful impressions of fleeting social encounters and transient moments gives us the fresh perspective that we’ve been waiting for all year long. 

Guggenheim | Nick Cave

  • Until 10 April ‘23
  • 1071 Fifth Avenue on the corner of East 89th Street 
  • Guggenheim.org

This exhibition is a vivacious blend of textile, costume-design, sound and installation that creates a beautifully crafted safe space for marginalized peoples, and doubles as a reflection on Cave’s works in the past, present and future. 

Neue Galerie | The Ronald S. Lauder Collection

  • Until 13 February ‘23
  • 1048 Fifth Avenue at 86th Street
  • Neuegalerie.org 

Celebrate the Neue Galerie’s 20th anniversary season with an exclusive look into Ronald Lauder’s private collection. Featuring approximately 500 works, this exhibition is a testament to true art connoisseurship, rarity, and beauty.  

Art Fix Tip: This unsurprising hotspot in NYC’s art world fills up fast, so make sure to reserve a ticket and plan your visit ahead of time!

Gagosian | Anna Weyant

  • Until 23 December ‘22
  • 980 Madison Avenue at 76st street
  • Gagosian.com 

In keeping with the strong female form this winter, Anna Weyant’s debut at the Gagosian will have you marvelling at her newest paintings and drawings. The precisely painted personae evoke feelings that border on both tragedy and humour. 

MoMA | Barbara Kruger

  • Until 2 January ‘23
  • 11 West 53rd Street
  • Moma.org 

This installation commissioned specifically by the MoMA by the infamous social critic and feminist artist Barbara Kruger is bound to be a showstopper, so make sure to stop by for a bold contemplation of truth and power. 

The Shed | Maxwell Alexandre

  • Until 8 January ‘23
  • 545 West 30th Street 
  • Theshed.org 

The Brazilian artist’s first solo exhibition in North America will have you surrounded by monumental, impactful paintings suspended from the ceilings. Walk among black icons such as Beyoncé or Elza Soares and immerse yourself in this aesthetic narrative of Black empowerment. 

CHELSEA AND MEATPACKING DISTRICT

Kasmin | Bernar Venet 

A sculptural exhibition titled Gravity will bring together a selection of Venet’s large scale works. If you’d like to know more about this artist, read our story explaining the history of his Arc Majeur: an XXL sculpture in Belgium.

Casey Kaplan Gallery | Igshaan Adams & Jonathan Monk

Double trouble at Casey Kaplan! We couldn’t decide which exhibition we loved more: the meticulously woven tapestries by South African artist Igshaan Adams, or the witty conceptual masterpieces by Jonathan Monk. We’ll let you decide. 

Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure

Get up close and personal with 200 rare and never-shown-before works by the iconic Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose exploration of Black culture and phenomena are displayed in a stunning immersive experience. 

Pace Gallery | Torkwase Dyson

Torkwase Dyson’s impressive site-specific solo-exhibition with Pace can be found on the first and sixth floor – do not miss going up as the installation and the view are stunning.

Lehmann Maupin | Billy Childish & Jennifer Steinkamp

These otherworldly landscapes and dreamy portraits by all-round talent Billy Childish are heaven on earth! Make sure you check out  the 3D projection by Jennifer Steinkamp on view in the lower-ground floor of the gallery.

Luhring Augustine | Ragnar Kjartansson

Prepare to dive into a cutting-edge, fully immersive kaleidoscope of dance, art and music in Ragnar Kjartansson’s newest video installation No Tomorrow .

Art Fix: Ragnar has an impressive solo exhibition in De Pont Museum in the Netherlands, until 29 Jan ‘23.

Fredericks and Freiser Gallery | Jocelyn Hobbie 

One of Art Fix’s all-time-favorite artists, whose work you might know from our early limited-edition prints, is presenting her newest paintings and works on paper this winter! 

Art Fix: Listen to our exclusive interview with Jocelyn Hobbie before visiting this exhibit, for first hand insights from the artist!

Gagosian | Anselm Kiefer

Grandeur, alchemy, biblical motifs, mythology, mixed materials – this exhibition has it all and is a must-see for all lovers of Anselm Kiefer.  

High Line | Nina Chanel Abney 

Take a walk on the High line and discover the new mural by artist Nina Chanel titled NYC LOVE.

Matthew Marks Gallery | Xinyi Cheng

The Chinese artist Xinyi Cheng surprises us with these emotional, intimate and private scenes in unexpectedly pleasant color palettes. 

Dia Chelsea | Camille Norment

  • Until 30 December ’22
  • 537 West 22nd Street
  • diaart.org

Want to find out what the term “cultural psychoacoustics’ means? Experience this sociocultural phenomena through sound and music, and see, hear, and feel the two installations by Camille Norment at the Dia Chelsea space – very impressive indeed.

Hauser and Wirth | Pat Steir

303 Gallery | Alicja Kwade

Speaking of defying gravity. Alicja Kwade, who you might remember from Episode 2, never fails to disappoint with her fragile sculptural installations that are a true balancing act. 

David Zwirner | Joan Mitchell

If you didn’t get the chance to stop by the Claude Monet–Joan Mitchell exhibition from our Paris tip-list, then this is a perfect way to get acquainted with Joan Micthell’s  brilliant works. 

Whitney Museum | Edward Hopper’s New York 

Experience the Big Apple through the eyes of Edward Hopper, who lived in New York for nearly 60 years. Instead of focusing on its grand architecture, Hopper depicts lesser known nooks that transform the city from concrete jungle to city of dreams. 

Art Fix: Make sure to admire the amazing views over the city and the Hudson river from the terrace.

BOWERY AND TRIBECA

New Museum | Theaster Gates

An homage to the artist’s hometown of Chicago with a myriad of works from ready-made objects to painting and more!

Art Fix: Can’t make it in person? Then enjoy this beautiful exhibition from the comfort of your home with a live guided virtual tour!

Downs & Ross | Jacqueline Fraser

Do you love collages and assemblages? Jacqueline Fraser’s exhibition “The Making of Reflections in a Golden Eye” is the place to experience work by this up and coming artist.

The Hole | Carolyn Salas 

This solo exhibition consists of five laser-cut-powder coated outdoor sculptures (now displayed inside), all themed around womanhood and feminine identity.

52 Walker Street | Tau Lewis

Ethereal, elemental, energetic. Tau Lewis’ monumental sculptures will heighten your senses and take you on a spiritual journey. 

The Journal Gallery | Chloe Wise

Tennis Elbow at The Journal Gallery features new up-and-coming artists for short term solo-exhibitions: last week we saw the talented Chloe Wise! You’ll have to see for yourself who’s on next week.

Grimm Gallery | Gabriella Boyd

Gabriella Boyd gives us the pop of color we’ve all needed this winter, exploring the relationship between humans and their environment through her bold painting style.

BROOKLYN

Brooklyn Museum | Virgil Abloh

True Art Fixers might recognize this from our Episode 8: Teamwork. The works of the creative mind behind the fashion brand Off-White have travelled from Chicago to Brooklyn, showcasing many of the designer’s collaborations with artists such as Takashi Murakami. 

Faurschou Foundation | Robert Rauschenberg

  • Until 29 January ‘23
  • 148 Green Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
  • Faurschou.com 

One of the greatest artists of all time, and a central figure in the Pop Art movement.

Minus Space | Gabriele Evertz

  • Until 17 December ‘22
  • 16 Main Street, Suite A, Brooklyn
  • Minusspace.com

Contrasting vertical stripes – does that remind you of anything? The German artist’s rhythmic striped canvases got us thinking of Ian Davenport, Barnet Newman and of course Art Fix’s own striped background!

CLEARING | Sara Flores

Marvel at the large dyed textiles with stunning geometrical patterns by Peruvian artist Sara Flores. Want to visit a little closer to home? This gallery also has a location in Brussels, Belgium.

OUTDOOR SCULPTURES

Bharti Kher: Ancestor

Meriem Bennani: Windy June

  • Until 31 May ‘23
  • The High Line at 24th Street, Manhattan
  • Thehighline.org

Paola Pivi: You know who I am

Wyatt Kahn: Life in Abstract

Lily and Honglei: The Red String

Sherwin Banfield: Sky’s the Limit in the County of Kings, A Tribute to the Notorious B.I.G.

Fred Wilson: Mind Forged Manacles/Manacle Forged Minds

  • Until 27 June ‘23
  • Columbus Park, Brooklyn
  • Moreart.org

Maren Hassinger: Steel Bodies

RESTAURANTS AND BARS

If all this gallery hopping through the wintery city that never sleeps has made you hungry or tired, we recommend you to hop on over to our favorite restaurants, hotels and bars in New York. 

UPTOWN

The Mark – “New York’s Most Boldly Lavish Hotel”

Fleming by Le Billbouquet – Authentic Little French Bistro, JR’s favorite!

Bemelman’s Bar – Sexy drinks and live entertainment

CHELSEA AND MEATPACKING

Bottino – Recommended by Jessica Fredericks

Barbuto – A great neighborhood gathering spot for Californian-Italian cuisine

NOMAD

Nubeluz – According to an Art Fixer NYC’s hottest cocktail bar

ABC Kitchen – Much more than a break from the museums a choice of ABC Kitchen, ABC Cocina and ABC Vegetarian

THE VILLAGE

Anton’s – For a sumptuous lunch between galleries

Bar Pisellino – For a post-gallery Negroni Sbagliato

Bar Primi – If you fancy an Italian Dinner

Waverly Inn – Their lunch is said to cure any hangover

Loring Place – For the best New York style pizza

SOHO, BOWERY AND TRIBECA

Café Altro Paradiso – If you’re feeling indulgent…

The Ludlow Hotel – This hotel allows you to experience the city like a true New Yorker

CitizenM Bowery – our favorite artsy hotel on the Lower East side!

​​Le Dive – traditional wine bar

11 Howard – Conscious hospitality in the heart of SoHo

BROOKLYN

Delmano, New York, USA

Misi – Grab a quick lunch over the bridge

Hotel Delmano – Don’t be fooled by the neem. This beautifully space in Williamsburg serves drinks and small plates