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Art Break: The Fabric of Our Lives Through the Eyes of ‘Nuvolo and Post-War Materiality’ at Di Donna Gallery

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, November 13, 2017

A lot of people dream of travelling the world. They want to experience firsthand the joys of walking down narrow streets surrounded by the colors, smells, and sounds of other lands and cultures. Art Break takes a different view. We say if you wait long enough, everyone from everywhere comes to New York City. This week we can see artwork from Zimbabwe displaying the imaginative figures of Terrence Musekiwa, paintings showing libraries, museums, etc. by Jorge Tacla of Chile, the brilliant street photographer Raghubir Singh of India, and the international influence of Italy’s Nuvolo – all for free. Now that’s the kind of trip we can enjoy!

Art Break Downtown:

Where: Catinca Tabacaru, 250 Broome Street

When: Now through December 3, Wed – Sun: 11-6

Who: Terrence Musekiwa: Standing on a line and not being on either side

What: Twelve figures created from a combination of natural and found materials

Why: This installation invites the question of what time and history may mean to an individual

Art Break Chelsea:

Where: Cristin Tierney, 540 West 28th Street

When: Now through December 16, Tue – Sat: 10-6

Who: Jorge Tacla: Sign of Abandonment

What: Paintings of cultural institutions that are on the verge of being changed in meaning and use

Why: Questioning the need for real world places of information when the internet is available

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

Where: Howard Greenberg Gallery, 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406

When: Now through December 9, Tue – Sat: 10-6

Who: Raghubir Singh: Bombay

What: Works from one of India’s greatest photographers

Why: These images from the 1990s are masterworks of street photography

BONUS TIP: Don’t forget to check out two other shows at the gallery featuring photographs of India by Kenro Izu and William Gedney.

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

Where: Di Donna, 744 Madison Avenue

When: Now through January 26, 2018, Mon – Fri: 10-6

Who: Nuvolo and Post-War Materiality 1950-1965 Curated by Germano Celant

What: Early works from the Italian artist

Why: Learn about a little known influence on the international post-war artistic community



Cover: Nuvolo (Giorgio Ascani). Untitled (1961);dyed and sewn deerskin, 83 by 100 cm (32⅝ by 39⅜ in.); private collection / courtesy of Di Donna Gallery.


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