Fresh French Art Works this Summer

Julien Bismuth, An image as a surface ______ (2014)

This July and August, new works of art by classical and contemporary artists are being presented around New York.

At The Frick Collection, prosaic paintings of war and military life by the master Jean-Antoine Watteau's are now on view, along with a recently rediscovered work never before exhibited to the public. 

From summer through the fall, the Guggenheim presents an installation by Julien Bismuth, coinciding with the expansion of the museum's Cafe 3.

In September, the gallery duo Suzanne Demisch and Stephane Danant are inaugurating their new New York gallery with the exhibtion made in FranceThe new season's program includes new works by Maria Pergay, seminal works by Étienne Fermigier, and a series of talks and panels on French design and art.

In the fall, don't miss Printed Matter's 7th annual New York Art Book Fair, taking place at MoMA PS1 from Sept. 16 - 18. The fair is a must-see for art and print lovers, and will kick off with a preview on Sept. 15. As part of NYABF16Albertine bookstore will host a special event on Sept. 14, Performing Language: an evening of live readings by photographer Erica Baum, artist-writer Marcelline Delbecq, and poet Kenneth GoldsmithGuest curated by Béatrice Gross. 

The James Gallery at the CUNY Graduate Center will present Alison Knowles's poem, House of Dust, and her subsequent built structures of the same name. 

Finally, read our interview with Jodi Waynberg, Executive Director of Artists Alliance Inc., in which we discussed art in context and the artists-in-residence, Guillaume Bresson and Ana Prata. 


On the occasion of the newly expanded Cafe 3, the Guggenheim presents an installation by Julien Bismuth, a contemporary artist whose conceptual works address issues of cross-cultural communication and explore the relationship between writing and image making.

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Watteau’s Soldiers: Scenes of Military Life in Eighteenth-Century France will be on view at The Frick beginning July 12. 

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Demisch Danant's new gallery will open on Sept 17 with the inaugural exhibition 'made in France.' The show will present a selection of more than two dozen rare and important objects that together trace the parallel and often intertwined narratives of French design of the 1960s and 1970s...

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Alison Knowles's computerized poem of 1967, House of Dust, and her subsequent built structures of the same name are the focus of this presentation. Over the fall semester, reactivations of Knowles’ workshops will engage students in Social Practice Queens at Queens College as part of their curriculum.

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Printed Matter presents the eleventh annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 16 to 18, 2016, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens. Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines. 

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Waynberg is the Executive Director of Artists Alliance Inc, we asked her about AAI's projects, the relationship between art and the neighborhood, and two artists at Residency Unlimited, Guillaume Bresson and Ana Prata.

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