By Lori Waxman
Is it any wonder that the upcoming season of art exhibitions testifies to so much that is wretched in our world, from runaway climate change to unchecked technological takeovers to the crackdown on immigrants? It shouldn’t be. This is the new now. If sometimes artists reflect on disaster and injustice through beauty and contemplation, that explains why we are able to keep looking.
“Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish and Indian Highlights from NYU’s Abby Grey Collection”: The Block continues its expansion of what we think we know about modern art with this selection of 114 paintings, prints and sculptures bought during the 1960s and 70s by Abby Weed Grey, a widowed Midwestern army-wife-turned-globetrotting art lover.