West Harlem Art Fund kicks off the fall season with an all female exhibition & public mural where NATURE MATTERS

 Elements presented by the West Harlem Art Fund is a multi-disciplinary exhibition, that features an international roster of women artists in their exhibition space (NP/10) on Governors Island, beginning September 10th. Also featured is Floral Love Project, a participatory mural led by veteran artist Kraig Blue from September 10th through 12th, and the outdoor sculptural […]

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New Program

Covid 19 revealed that many Americans wanted to connect more with nature, people, and meaningful activities. For years, the arts community has been trying to engage the public. It wasn’t until we lost those connections that people rallied to save them. The West Harlem Art Fund is developing two Public Program Fellowships to create programs […]

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NICK CAVE UNTIL

  Nick Cave: Until was curated by Denise Markonish, MASS MoCA and organized for the Momentary by Lauren Haynes. The exhibition was organized by MASS MoCA and co-produced with Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Principal exhibition support was provided by an anonymous gift. Major exhibition support was provided by the […]

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CITY OF WATER DAY INSTALLATION

New York, NY… The West Harlem Art Fund is proud to present for City of Water Day, Brooklyn-based floral designer Joshua Werber. Werber will “flower bomb” an outdoor sculptural work adjoining Building 10B on Governors Island in Nolan Park. Joshua Werber’s installation “Goals are Fluid” is a site specific reaction to, and a collaboration with, […]

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ADAM PENDLETON

I think language that stands it’s ground is ‘Black Lives Matter.’ Adam Pendleton (born 1984, Richmond, Virginia) is an American conceptual artist known for his multi-disciplinary practice, involving painting, silkscreen, collage, video and performance. His work often involves the investigation of language and the recontextualization of history through appropriated imagery. His art has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney, the New Museum, and other shows internationally, including La Triennale […]

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GRADA KILOMBA: HEROINES, BIRDS AND MONSTER

  GRADA KILOMBA Heroines, Birds and Monsters series, Antigone, 2020 GRADA KILOMBA Heroines, Birds and Monsters series, Creon and Haemon, 2020 GRADA KILOMBA Heroines, Birds and Monsters series, Sphinx Act I, 2020 Goodman Gallery is pleased to present Heroines, Birds and Monsters, Grada Kilomba’s new series of photographic works, in which the artist carefully captures […]

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FEYZ STUDIO

Feyza Koksal was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. She completed her Bachelor’s of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University, and her Master’s in Architecture and Urban Design at Columbia University GSAPP in New York City. Her training in architecture, art, glassblowing and woodworking pushed her to launch her own architecture and design studio where the […]

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GRAFFITI IS COMING BACK

Graffiti and street art can be controversial. But it can also be a medium for voices of social change, protest, or expressions of community desire. What, how, and where are examples of graffiti as a positive force in communities? David Maddox There is no surprise that during hardship, graffiti becomes popular. Known for being edgy […]

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NEW WORKS BY FIRELEI BAEZ

James Cohan is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Firelei Báez, on view at 48 Walker Street and online through May 10, 2020. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition with James Cohan. Firelei Báez casts diasporic histories into an imaginative realm, reworking visual references drawn from the past to explore new possibilities for […]

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BLACK IN REMBRANDT’S TIME

As a museum we hope that this exhibition will make an impact. HERE. Black in Rembrandt’s Time makes a powerful statement about black presence and representation in the Netherlands, about better looking and blind spots, about having a voice and a changing image.” – Lidewij de Koekkoek, Director of The Rembrandt House Museum     The stereotypes […]

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HE PROVED THEM WRONG — EDWARD MITCHELL BANNISTER

Edward Mitchell Bannister’s determination to become a successful artist was largely fueled by an inflammatory article he read in the New York Herald in 1867, that stated “the Negro seems to have an appreciation for art while being manifestly unable to produce it.” Ironically, less than a decade later, in 1876, Bannister was the first African-American artist […]

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A NEW DECADE

The West Harlem Art Fund will turn 22 years old on January 1, 2020. A double digit year like 2020. Number 4 resonates with the vibrations and energies of practicality, organization and exactitude, service, patience, devotion, application, pragmatism, patriotism, dignity, trust, worthiness, endurance, loyalty, mastery, building solid foundations, conservatism, determination, production and hard work.  Number […]

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