This well-rounded selection of pieces from the Whitney’s permanent collection represents the fifth and final installment of a two-year series. Each of the pieces included in I,You, We were produced by well-known artists from the 1980s and 90s (Maplethorpe, Basquiat and Fischl among them) with a specific focus on the prevailing issues of the day – escalating wealth/poverty, the AIDS epidemic, gun control, etc. As a whole, these works provide a unique window into the way we once were, if not the retroactive feeling that things were more than likely going to get a lot worse before they ever began to get better.
(I, You, We runs through 9/1 at The Whitney Museum, $18 general admission, Madison Avenue at 75th Street.)
Five More For The Offing:
- Journey Down the Hudson by Artists of the Broadway Art Center @ The Pleiades Gallery (Free, through 4/27, 548 West 28th Street,Suite 540)
- Hyperrealism by various artists @ the Bernarducci Meisel Gallery (Free, through 6/9, 37 West 57th Street, 3rd Floor)
- Volker Hueller @ Eleven Rivington (Free, through 4/27, 11 Rivington Street, between Bowery and Chrystie)
- Objects, Rooms & Landscapes by Helen Berggruen @ The Fischbach Gallery (Free, through 5/25 210 11th Avenue, Suite 801)
- Milton Avery @ The DC Moore Gallery (Free, through 4/27, 535 West 22nd Street)