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Art Break: Other Hats—Icelandic Printmaking

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, April 17, 2017

You think you know Iceland because you watch Game of Thrones? Well, the gorgeous landscape is only part of the story — the arts scene there is lively, interesting, and with a terrific variety of works. If you can’t hop on a plane, running down to our Chelsea pick may be the next best thing. You’ll see a great collection of prints from a group of artists with plenty to say. As always, all listings are free admission.

Art Break Downtown:

Where: Aicon Gallery, 35 Great Jones Street

When: Now through April 29, Tue – Sat: 10-6

Who: Portraits of Intervention: Contemporary Art from Sri Lanka

What: Group show of artists working in various media

Why: Vibrant art from halfway around the world

Art Break Chelsea:

Where: International Print Center New York, 508 West 26th Street, 5th Floor

When: Now through June 14, Tues-Sat: 11-6

Who: Other Hats: Icelandic Printmaking

What: Group show of artists from a relatively unknown part of the art world

Why: Showing the skills of artists who normally work in other media or disciplines

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

Where: National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South

When: Now through April 29, Mon – Fri: 10-5

Who: Early Magnum: On & In New York

What: Photographs from the famed Magnum Photo Agency

Why: Historical images of 20th Century

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

Where: Michael Werner, 4 East 77th Street

When: Now through May 13, Mon – Sat: 10-6

Who: Jorg Immendorff: LIDL: Works and Performances from the 60’s

What: A German artist engaging in protest through art and actions

Why: The individual against the world is a powerful impetus for artistic expression

 

Cover: Dieter Roth, Hat (Hut), 1965. Screenprint and hand-applied spray paint over a photomechanical reproduction of a manipulated postcard. 25 5/8 x 35 3/8 in. Edition: 20 unique variants. Printed and published by the artist. Collection of Matthew Zucker. © Dieter Roth Estate, Courtesy Hauser & Wirth.


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