Art shows you can’t miss this week in New York. We pick only three.
1. Will Benedict at Bortolami Gallery
June 11 — August 7
The new solo exhibition of Will Benedict’s work, A Bone in the Cheese, was inspired by the artist’s recent video, The Bed That Eats, depicting a personified mattress, whose mouth (between the mattress and box springs) serenades viewers as it consumes increasing quantities of food. The video then takes viewers through the mattress’s mouth, into its intestines, which have become polluted and commercialized, to mimic the food it is consuming (there’s even a McDonlads down there). Benedict’s new body of work continues such an examination of consumerism in our society while meditating upon the line between artistic and absurd.
On view at 520 W 20th Street, New York, NY.
2. “Paris Holiday” Group Show at Galerie Perrotin
July 9 — August 21
Perrotin’s latest group show offers visitors not only the chance to survey works from some of the gallery’s most renown artists but also a bit of a Parisian getaway. The show’s pieces all take inspiration from Paris, as an icon in art, architecture and history and are created by artists such as JR,Sophie Calle, Paola Pivi, Ivan Argote, Mel Ziegler and Gianni Motti, among others. The French gallery’s exhibition offers aritsts the chance to interact with, subvert and question the history of France’s most famous city.
On view at 909 Madison Avenue, New York, NY.
3. “The Daily Show” Group Show at Bureau Gallery
June 26 — July 31
In their latest show, Bureau Gallery offers visitors a unique exhibition experience. The exhibit features a series of 20 unique 8-hour video screenings over the course of 20 days. The artists or art collectives featured in the show — such as Cory Arcangel, Aaron Garber-Maikovska, Alex Hubbard, Frank Heath and John Miller & Aura Rosenberg — were given a carte blanche, allowed to create whatever combination of video materials or excerpts they desired. The result is a show that offers a new type of gallery experience while showcasing the individual perspectives of the artists it features. As the gallery says: “Come hang out in the dark this summer at Bureau.”
On view at 178 Norfolk Street, New York, NY.
Written with the help of Alice Mahoney from www.artlist.co