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Art Break: Enter the Imaginative World of Iván Argote at Galerie Perrotin

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, May 29, 2017

Art Break is all about the art available around in NYC, but art itself often hinges on storytelling. What are the forces that caused an object or installation to appear? Sometimes the story is so engrossing, you can forget you’re looking at “art” and instead let the artist’s imagination envelop you. This week we bring you a variety of stories: some true, some invented, and some in between. One of our favorites is this week’s downtown pick, a chance to enter into an imaginary world, with just enough of our own world in it to be completely relatable. And all of this wonder is free for the viewing – and that makes it even more enjoyable.

Art Break Downtown:

Where: Galerie Perrotin, 130 Orchard Street

When: Now through June 11, Wed – Sun: 10-6

Who: Iván Argote: La Venganza Del Amor

What: Imaginary and real places explored through individual stories

Why: Interesting use of narrative conventions something like a Borges novel

Art Break Chelsea:

Where: PPOW, 535 West 22nd Street,

When: Now through June 24, Tue – Sat: 10-6

Who: Charlie Ahearn: Scratch Ecstasy

What: Artist and filmmaker recording hip hop culture from origins to today

Why: Multimedia works that give a sample of the originality of the culture

Art Break Midtown (up to 59th Street, East or West):

Where: Peter Blum Gallery, 20 West 57th Street

When: Now through June 24, Tue – Fri: 10-6, Sat: 11-6

Who: Sonja Sekula: A Survey

What: Paintings and drawings with surrealist and abstract impressionism influences

Why: Discover this hidden talent who lived and worked alongside major figures in the New York art scene of the 1940s through 60s

Art Break Above 60th Street (East or West):

Where: Gladstone 64, 130 East 64th Street

When: Now through June 17, Tues – Sat: 10-6

Who: Mimmo Rotella: Selected Early Works

What: Reframing mass marketing materials to comment on society

Why: A skeptical outlook on consumerism and the shaping of modern society


Cover: Exhibition view of ‘Iván Argote: La Venganza Del Amor;’ courtesy of artist and Perrotin.


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