Art This Week in Culture

This Week In Culture: May 29 - June 4, 2023

Rosalba Carriera, Portrait of a Man in Pilgrim’s Costume, 1730. Image courtesy of the Frick Collection.

Welcome to This Week in Culture, a weekly agenda of show openings and events in major cities across the globe. From galleries to institutions and one-of-a-kind happenings, our ongoing survey highlights the best of contemporary culture, for those willing to make the journey.

"Nicolas Party and Rosalba Carriera" 
The Frick Collection New York

Swiss-born artist Nicolas Party is scheduled to debut a site-specific mural at The Frick Collection this summer. Created in response to Rosalba Carriera’s Portrait of a Man in Pilgrim’s Costume, 1730, the mural will serve as the centerpiece of a new “diptych” in the Frick’s ongoing book series, titled Rosalba Carriera’s Man in Pilgrim’s Costume and co-authored by Xavier F. Salomon, the deputy director and Peter Jay Sharp chief curator. Party’s extensive work with pastels and love for Old Master artists make him an intriguing match for Carriera. "Nicolas Party and Rosalba Carriera" will be on view from June 1, 2023 to March 3, 2024 at the Frick Madison in New York.

Amsterdam Art Week 2023

With exhibitions in more than 50 locations across the city, Amsterdam Art Week will transform the city into a hub of contemporary art. In addition to an opening party at Pakhuis de Zwijger on May 31, the week’s program is full of artist talks, exhibition tours, studio visits, and receptions featuring the best of Amsterdam's creative scene. The 11th edition of Amsterdam Art Week will take place from May 31 to June 4, 2023.

Dominique Knowles, The Solemn and Dignified Burial Befitting My Beloved for All Seasons, 2023. Image courtesy of the artist and Hannah Hoffman Gallery.

My Beloved” by Dominique Knowles
Hannah Hoffman Gallery Los Angeles

Known for its thought-provoking and highly researched exhibits, Hannah Hoffman will open the summer season with a presentation of works by Dominique Knowles. "My Beloved" will be the artist’s inaugural exhibition with the gallery, and is inspired by his ongoing mourning period for his horse, who died in 2021. The artist will debut a new series of large-scale paintings inspired by the beloved animal, religious devotion, and the painting process itself. “My Beloved” will be on view from June 3 to July 22, 2023 at Hannah Hoffman Gallery in Los Angeles.

Isolated Houses” by John Divola
Yancey Richardson New York

California-based artist John Divola has been an active member of the photography and conceptual art scene for over 40 years. In his latest exhibition, Divola explores existential themes of isolation and desire through images of vernacular architecture in the California desert, captured in the mid-to-late ‘90s. While viewing these images, audiences are prompted to draw the line between loneliness and serenity. “Isolated Houses” will be on view from June 1 to July 7, 2023 at Yancey Richardson in New York.

Silke Otto-Knapp, Untitled 16, 2018. Image courtesy of Regen Projects.

Silke Otto-Knapp
Regen Projects Los Angeles

This week, Regen Projects is opening its first presentation of Silke Otto-Knapp’s work since her passing in late 2022. The German artist was well-known for her watercolor paintings, the later editions of which are on display here. Curated by Kitty Scott, the exhibition will highlight the throughlines in this collection, defined by its dark palette and limited depth of field. “Silke Otto-Knapp” will be on view from June 2 to August 12, 2023 at Regen Projects in Los Angeles.

Loser Back Home” by Martine Syms
Sprüth Magers Los Angeles

Martine Syms, known for her wide-ranging projects that combine conceptual artwork with biting social commentary, debuts her first solo show with Sprüth Magers, marking her representation by the gallery. Featuring a variety of Syms’s most recent works in video, sculpture, painting, and photography, the exhibition is a comprehensive portrait of an emerging voice of the young artist’s generation. “Loser Back Home” will be on view from June 2 to August 26, 2023 at Sprüth Magers in Los Angeles.

New Voices: On Transformation
Print Center New York

“On Transformation” is the inaugural showing from Print Center New York’s “New Voices” exhibition series, which provides eight emerging artists with a overseen group exhibition and professional development opportunities. Curated by Carmen Hermo and Robin Siddall, this exhibition will explore the works of Aaron Coleman, Julia Curran, Juana Estrada Hernández, Lois Harada, Nina Jordan, Farah Mohammad, Jacquelyn Strycker, and Eriko Tsogo. A publication and series of artist-led public programming will accompany the exhibition. “On Transformation” will be on view from August 25, 2023 at Print Center New York.