Free shows for all to see: Chelsea Gallery Guide

18 Sep 2023 Free shows for all to see: Chelsea Gallery Guide

Sam Gilliam: The Last Five Years — 15 September to 28 October | 510 W 25th St | Pace

This is the first of a two-part exhibition that highlights work created by the late great artist between 2018 and his passing in 2022. The second part opens in LA next year.

Njideka Akunyili Crosby: Coming Back to See Through, Again — 15 September to 28 October | 519 W 19th St | David Zwirner

New collages of painting, photography, magazines and additional media are spread across large canvases in the Nigerian artist’s first solo NY exhibition.

Wolfgang Tillmans: Fold Me — 7 September to14 October | 525, 533 W 19th St | David Zwirner

Across two galleries, Tillmans debuts completely new work to follow up on the major retrospective that had just shown at The MoMA.

Philippe Parreno: Hertzian Tales — 21 September to 28 October | 515 W 24th St | Gladstone Gallery

Philippe Parreno’s exhibitions are living organisms responsive to their environments and the people within them. Video and sound work and intricate installations populate his latest presentation at Gladstone.

Sanford Biggers — 7 September to 14 October | 507 W 24th St | Marianne Boesky Gallery

LA native Sanford Biggers has a new solo show in NY two years after he installed a monumental bronze sculpture at Rockefeller Center.

Edmund De Waal: This Must Be The Place — 13 September to 28 October | 541 W 24th St | Gagosian

Wheel-thrown porcelain vessels, both black and white, are presented in wall-mounted vitrines. The internationally acclaimed artist’s work will be especially interesting for fans of interior design and sharp, clean aesthetics.

Arcmanoro Niles: A Moment Alone in the Shade — 7 September to 4 November | 501 W 24th St | Lehmann Maupin

Pictures from the artist’s personal archive inspire the new works on paper featured in his latest presentation after a recent shift to a new medium.

Louise Bourgeois: Once There Was A Mother — 8 September to 23 December | 443 W 18 St | Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth’s new dedicated space for editions will be inaugurated with some of Bourgeois’s rarer works for an informative and well-populated exhibition.

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