As a contemporary art journalist, I’m always asked two questions: “what should I see this weekend?” and “what should I buy?” The good news first: the art world has never been bigger or more dynamic. According to the 2022 Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report, sales are already outperforming the year before the pandemic. New York’s TriBeCa, gathering steam as a significant arts district since the fall of 2019, has experienced an explosion post-shutdown, giving Chelsea a bona fide run for its money. Speaking of competition, the specter of Los Angeles as the country’s cultural epicenter certainly looms. While in the Hamptons, Hauser & Wirth has reverted to a seasonal schedule and Phillips has abandoned Southampton. At the same time, Palm Beach continues to blossom as an ecosystem with sustained programming from the likes of Lehmann Maupin, Pace, and Gavlak Gallery. The bad news? There’s a deluge of emerging names and top-notch spaces—with no sign of slowing, especially from the smaller, sexier galleries. Yet we still have the same amount of time on our calendar, perhaps even less with a booming fair circuit that vies for attention.
Duly Noted: 5 New York Shows I Already Love This Year
There’s simply not enough time to see all the art in the world. In CULTURED’s new monthly column, Duly Noted, New York contributing arts editor Jacoba Urist cuts through the noise to tell you about the most important art shows and why you need to see them. To start: Lower Manhattan, her stomping ground for over 20 years, and where Nino Mier will make his grand East Coast debut this week with abstract maestra Jana Schröder.