Hank Willis Thomas, “What We Ask Is Simple”
Jack Shainman Gallery (20th and 24th street locations)
OPENS: March 29
The artist, known for his conceptual work dealing with themes of identity, history, and popular culture, showcases a new body of work investigating images of 20th century protest.
“Arakawa and Madeline Gins: Eternal Gradient”
Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery
OPENS: March 30
Centered on the prolific five decade–long partnership between architect Arakawa and poet Gins, this exhibition of 40+ hand drawings, poems, manuscripts, photographs, slides, and models examines their speculative architectural projects, which aimed to transform the physical and psychological experiences of their users.
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Peter Williams, “With So Little To Be Sure Of”
Cue Art Foundation
CLOSES: March 31
Drawing from four decades of the artist’s career, this solo exhibition showcases a series of oil paintings and drawings that explore the concepts of race, representation, white supremacy, and systems of oppression in vivid color, and with dark humor.
(Opening image: Peter Williams, “Stop,” 2017. Photo: Carson Zullinger)
“Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions 1965-2016”
Museum of Modern Art
OPENS: March 31
For the conceptual artist’s most comprehensive retrospective to date, MoMA brings to its sixth floor gallery more than 290 works—including drawings, paintings, photographs, multimedia installations, videos, and performances—spanning her five-decade career. Together, the pieces offer insight into Piper’s varied and thought-provoking response to topics of gender, race, xenophobia, social engagement, and self-transcendence.