Ivo van Hove “The Damned”
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
OPENS: July 17
Tony Award–winning director Ivo van Hove’s much-lauded adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s bleak 1969 drama has its North American premiere at the the Park Avenue Armory Wade Thompson Drill Hall. Recounting the ideological unraveling of the wealthy von Essenbeck family against a backdrop of Nazi Germany, the production echoes the original screenplay’s motifs of ambition, corruption, and brutality amid a stark, minimalist scenography.
“Constantin Brancusi Sculpture”
Museum of Modern Art
11 W 53rd Street
OPENS: July 22
In his 50-year career, the Romanian artist revolutionized the form and vernacular of sculpture through severe abstraction (as in the graceful “Bird in Space” from 1928) and an emphasis on the natural properties of his materials (bronze, marble, oak). His transformative effect on the medium is noted in this compact presentation of 11 of his sculptures, and a selection of his drawings and photographs.
(Opening image: Constantin Brancusi, “Mlle Pogany. version I,” 1913. © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Courtesy Imaging and Visual Resources Department, MoMA)
“Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now)”
The Met Breuer
945 Madison Ave
CLOSES: July 22
This survey of 700 years’ worth of sculptural practice brings together approximately 120 significant sculptures from various eras to uncover the diverse strategies artists such as El Greco, Louise Bourgeois, and Jeff Koons employed in replicating and reconstructing the human figure.
“Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985”
200 Eastern Parkway
CLOSES: July 22
The contributions of Latin American and Latina women to contemporary art are documented here through the conceptual and radical works of more than 120 pioneering artists, including Lygia Pape, Ana Mendieta, Margarita Paksa, and Feliza Bursztyn. Ranging from sculpture to photography to performance, these pieces highlight the use of the female body for artistic expression, activism, and social critique.