Art & Design

April 28, 2016

The Culture Edit

Patti Smith at the Getty, R. Crumb at David Zwirner and Hockney

  • Written by Amuse Team
  1. 1. Genesis P-Orridge @ Rubin Museum

    Performance artist and musician Genesis P-Orridge has been questioning the meaning and substance of identity through wilful reincarnation and physical shapeshifting, for more than half a century. Genesis' latest exhibition Try to Altar Everything features a selection of paintings, sculptures and installations that explore the ways that Hindu mythology and Nepal's Kathmandu Valley have influenced the artist and her work. March 11 - August 1 at Rubin Museum, 150 W 17th St, New York

  2. 2. R. Crumb @ David Zwirner

    Robert Crumb helped shape the cartoon and punk subcultures of the 60s and 70s with his overly eroticised illustrations, drenched in self-deprecation and drawn freely in a stream-of-consciousness. In his inaugural exhibition Art & Beauty at London's David Zwirner gallery, he continues to investigate the intersection of art and beauty through drawings based on photographs from magazines, life studies, and in a departure from his earlier works, shows camera phone snapshots from city streets and selfies purportedly emailed to the artist. April 14 -June 2 at David Zwirner, 24 Grafton Street, London

  3. 3. David Hockney @ PACE

    During several visits David Hockney made to Yosemite National Park in 2010 and 2010, he made a series of works on his iPad. Hockney began experimenting with larger prints of his iPad drawings, which measure up to eight feet tall. Similar in style to his multi-panel landscape paintings, these large-scale images of the Yosemite Valley are printed on four panels and solve that age old problem of trying to capture the vastness of Yosemite in a single image. April 29 - June 18, The Yosemite Suite at PACE NY, 534 W 25th St, NY

  4. 4. Patti Smith @ Getty

    In celebration of the Getty's recent exhibition Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium , the museum presents an evening with Patti Smith. The singer-songwriter poet and visual artist met Robert Mapplethorpe on the streets of Brooklyn when she was 20. The duo shared a unique bond and a passion for art. Accompanied by piano, Smith will share a long list of songs, poems and stories that she's written with or were inspired by Mapplethorpe. From the moments they shared living together in 70s NY to an affecting contemplation of Mapplethorpe's groundbreaking artworks. An Evening with Patti Smith, Saturday 30 April , 4 & 7 pm at Getty Centre, Los Angeles

  5. 5. Under a Falling Sky @ Laura Bartlett

    This show brings together five artists (John Divola, Cyprien Gaillard, Beatrice Gibson, Michail Pirgelis and Daniel Turner) whose work explores the space between reality and fictive states, and the subjective distortions of the authentic in archaeology, folklore and storytelling. Under a Falling Sky delves into the shifting perspectives of technology and nature and the varying potential outcomes: violent and destructive or utopian. Under a Falling Sky, 29 April - 5 June, Laura Bartlett, 4 Herald Street, London

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