Singing the Body Electric: A Group Exhibition @ David Zwirner In Hong Kong

Singing the Body Electric features work by aaajiao, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Jian Yi-Hong, Wolfgang Tillmans, Wei Jia, and Lisa Yuskavage. The show’s title is derived from Walt Whitman’s ecstatic and politically nuanced poem “I Sing the Body Electric” from Leaves of Grass (1855). The exhibition includes work from across various media that likewise celebrates and complicates themes of the body and desire, while exploring physicality and identity in the context of the synthetic and alienating nature of a highly digitized world. Singing the Body Electric is on view through August 10 at David Zwirner 80 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong. photographs courtesy of the gallery

Endless Enigma: Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art @ David Zwirner In New York

Endless Enigma: Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art provides a unique opportunity to examine affinities in intention and imagery between works executed across a broad span of time. Endless Enigma explores the ways artists have sought to explain their world in terms of an alternate reality, drawn from imagination, the subconscious, poetry, nature, myth, and religion. Works on view range from gothic gargoyles; masterworks from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries by Herri met de Bles, Hieronymus Bosch, Piero di Cosimo, and Titian; seventeenth- and eighteenth-century works by Damiano Cappelli, Pietro Novelli, and Salvator Rosa; nineteenth-century works by William Blake, James Ensor, Francisco de Goya, Gustave Moreau, Odilon Redon, and James Ward; and works from the twentieth century to the present day by Eileen Agar, Francis Alÿs, Louise Bourgeois, Salvador Dalí, Giorgio de Chirico, Max Ernst, Leonor Fini, Robert Gober, José Gutiérrez Solana, Sherrie Levine, René Magritte, Roberto Matta, Pablo Picasso, Wallace Putnam, Man Ray, Kay Sage, Yves Tanguy, and Lisa Yuskavage, among others. The exhibition is on view through October 27 at David Zwirner 537 West 20th Street, New York. photographs by Adam Lehrer

10 Must See Art Shows On View Now in New York

1. Lisa Yuskavage gets dark and seductive at her amazing exhibition on view now at David Zwirner gallery 2. Rosson Crow's Hysteria: Spatial Conversations with Florine Stettheimer is on view at Sargent's Daughter's 3. Elgreen and Dragset Past Tomorrow is on view at Galerie Perrotin 4. Jeppe Hein All We Need Is Inside on view at 303 Gallery 5. Eikoh Hosoe's dark photographs are on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery 6. Nina Leen Lenslady is on view at Daniel Cooney 7. David Shrigley at Anton Kern Gallery 8. Mike Kelley: Pansy Metal/Clovered Hoof at Carolina Nitsch 9. John Giorno Space Forgets You at Elizabeth Dee 10. Peter Saul last chance to see From Pop To Punk at Venus Over Manhattan.


New Paintings by Lisa Yuskavage

Over the past two decades, Lisa Yuskavage has developed her own genre of the female nude: lavish, erotic, cartoonish, vulgar, angelic young women cast within fantastical landscapes or dramatically lit interiors. They appear to occupy their own realm while narcissistically contemplating themselves and their bodies. Rich, atmospheric skies frequently augment the psychologically-charged mood, further adding to the impression of theatricality and creative possibility. On view now, David Zwirner gallery presents an exhibition of new paintings by Lisa Yuskavage, at the gallery’s 519 West 19th Street space. This will be the artist’s third solo show since her first exhibition at the gallery in 2006. On view until November 5th.