Exhibitions Highlights in New York this Spring

Our founder has picked six exhibitions not to miss in New York right now:

Cantando Bajito at Ford Foundation Gallery 05 March – 04 May 2024

Installation View: The Ford Foundation Gallery, 2024. © The Ford Foundation Gallery

The Ford Foundation Gallery hosts Cantando Bajito, a year-long series of three exhibitions featuring artists who explore forms of resistance in the wake of widespread violations of bodily autonomy and gender-based violence threatening to erode civic space and democratic values worldwide. Dima Srouji’s work, Maternal Exhumations II, originally produced for our exhibition Untitled (Radical Objecthood) in London, is prominently featured within the exhibition.

Nicole Coson. In Passing at Silverlens 07 March – 20 April 2024

Exhibition view: Nicole Coson, In Passing, Silverlens, New York. © Silverlens.

In Passing is the first solo exhibition by artist Nicole Coson (b. 1992, Philippines) in Silverlens’ New York gallery. For Coson, repetition and seriality are conceptual matrixes for questioning the durability of traces across geographies and time. Over the last decade, the artist has expanded printmaking’s limits, deepening its material registration logic by incorporating everyday household items into the traditional press. Having been amongst the first to exhibit Coson’s work in London since 2017, we are incredibly proud to see her work develop and flourish. Read more about the exhibition here.

Delcy Morelos. El Abrazo at Dia Chelsea 05 October 2023— 20 July 2024

Delcy Morelos, Cielo Terrenal (Earthly Heaven, detail), 2023. Installation view, Dia Chelsea, New York, 2023. © Delcy Morelos. Photo: Don Stahl

For more than a decade, Delcy Morelos has been working primarily with earth, creating encompassing environments of geometrically abstract forms and dispersions. For Dia Chelsea, the artist has created two immersive, multisensory installations—Cielo Terrenal (Earthly Heaven, 2023) and El Abrazo (The Embrace, 2023), the latter giving the exhibition its title—where surface and volume converge and collapse through monochromatic expanse and material accumulation. Morelos’ work is also currently being shown in New York at Marian Goodman Gallery, in dialogue with the work of the late Italian artist Ettore Spalletti.

Bernd and Hilla Becher at Paula Cooper Gallery 24 February – 30 March 2024

Installation View: Bernd and Hilla Becher, 2024, Paula Cooper Gallery. © Steven Probert

During their almost fifty-year partnership beginning in 1959, Bernd and Hilla Becher pursued a project of systematically photographing industrial structures. Documenting previously commonplace edifices such as water towers, coal bunkers, blast furnaces and gravel plants—first in Germany and later across Europe and the United States—the Bechers challenged the perceived gap between fine art and documentary photography.

Amalia Pica. Aula Expandida at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery 15 February – April 4, 2024

Installation View: Amalia Pica, Aula Expandida, 2024. © Pierre Le Hors

Over the last three decades, Amalia Pica has examined relationships and how we communicate. Often using seemingly simple materials and found objects, she investigates human modes of interaction, especially our desire to learn and to be understood as we try to make sense of the world around us, and the accompanying pleasures and failures. Her work has an intentional lightness of touch and playfulness, which Pica prioritizes for its power to draw viewers into a conversation.

Vija Celmins. Winter at Matthew Marks 16 February – 06 April 2024

Vija Celmins, Snowfall #1 , 2022–24 Oil and alkyd on linen, 132 × 184 cm. © Matthew Marks

The artist’s first exhibition of new work in six years includes nine paintings, four sculptures, and one print. The work in Celmins’s exhibition is somber, poetic, and dark. The artist says she was “thinking about winter in all its implications.” The new paintings continue her long-time interest in using imagery from nature, as well as her long relationship with the absence of color.