A short list of the can’t-miss new exhibition openings (and closings) this week, by city. See last week’s list for other recent openings, and for a more comprehensive guide, see our Itinerary.
2018 Aperture Summer Open
547 W 27th Street, 4th Floor
CLOSES: August 16
The fourth edition of this open-submission exhibition, entitled “The Way We Live Now,” features photographic works—selected by a panel of photo editors and critics including Siobhán Bohnacker and Antwaun Sargent—from all around the globe that capture and define this present moment of accelerated connectivity, culture, and self-expression.
Michal Rovner “Evolution”
Pace New York
537 W 24th Street
CLOSES: August 17
This solo exhibition of Israeli multimedia artist Michal Rovner features her abstract prints and unsettling new video work—including “Nilus” (2018), depicting the uneasy movements of a spectral jackal and “Mechanism” (2018), a silent video installation resembling static that fills an entire room.
François Morellet and James Turrell
909 Madison Avenue
CLOSES: August 17
Lévy Gorvy suffuses its gallery space with the light-based art of François Morellet and James Turrell as part of its “SUMMER LIGHTS” series. With five neon sculptures by Morellet and a large-scale installation, “Wedgework V,” by Turrell, these twin exhibitions highlight the tangible and material quality of light as an artistic medium and a means of creation.
“Being: New Photography 2018”
Museum of Modern Art
11 W 53rd Street
CLOSES: August 19
In the latest installment of the museum’s New Photography series, works by 17 international contemporary artists, including Sofia Borges, Sam Contis, and Yazan Khalili, interrogate subjects of personhood, subjectivity, and agency.
(Opening image: Aïda Muluneh, “All in One,” 2016. Photo: Courtesy the artist and David Krut Projects. © 2017 Aïda Muluneh)