The DART Board: 03.29.2023

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday March 29, 2023

Friday, March 31-Sunday, April 2: AIPAD | The Photography Show

The Photography Show presented by AIPAD, now in its 42nd edition, is the longest running exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium. The fair will feature cutting-edge contemporary and modern photography, and exemplary 19th-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, and new media presented by its 44 member galleries. The VIP preview is Thursday, noon to 8pm. Info

Three photography institutions will be participating in The Photography Show this year. Visitors will be greeted by portraits on the façade of Center415 from the International Center of Photography (ICP). The images are from the current exhibition Face to Face: Portraits of Artists by Tacita Dean, Brigitte Lacombe and Catherine Opie on view at ICP at 79 Essex Street through May 1.

Aperture will present limited-edition prints by artists including Yto Barrada, Sara Cwynar, John Edmonds, An-My Lê, Will Matsuda, Adam Pape, Hannah Whitaker and Hank Willis Thomas. A pop-up store with books by artists represented across the show as well as newly released Aperture titles and signed copies by artists Gregory Crewdson, Justine Kurland, Susan Meiselas, Wendy Red Star, Shikeith and more.

Fotografiska will feature a pop-up installation of works from the current exhibition Hip Hop: Conscious, Unconscious, on view at Fotografiska New York at 281 Park Avenue South through May 20. The show amplifies the individual creatives involved in the movement and surveys the women who trailblazed amid hip hop’s male-dominated environment, hip hop’s regional and stylistic diversity, and the turning point when hip hop became a billion-dollar industry that continues to mint global household names. 

A series of six in-person AIPAD Talks will feature prominent curators, collectors, artists, and journalists during the run of the show. Mattie Boom and Hans Rooseboom will kick off the series on Friday, March 31, at 1 p.m. They will be speaking about Curating Photography at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam with moderator Jean Dykstra, editor, Photograph Magazine. Info

Center415, 415 Fifth Avenue between 37th and 38th Street, New York, NY Info/Tickets

Thursday, March 30, 6-8 pm: Art from Detritus at Viridian Gallery

Gallery presentations of art from detritus, or art from trash, was first conceived and curated by artist/curator Vernita Nemec in 1994 in Portland, Oregon during the annual conference of the National Recycling Coalition (NRC). Presented in the lobby of a recycled Sears Roebuck building and the corporate headquarters for municipal waste and recycling, the exhibit has re-occurred over the years since with funding from the Kauffman Foundation, the Puffin Foundation and sponsorship by the NRC and has been held in numerous locations from coast to coast. Left: Charles Olsen, Plastivegitation #2.

Creating art from discarded materials is a crucial and responsible way that artists can reduce environmental harm. Art From Detritus further serves to enrich the dialogue between art and the lives of ordinary people because we all have too much trash. By focusing on recycling or "upcycling" as their method and source for creating, these artists will have made their artmaking serve as both a message and inspiration. This exhibit will reach beyond the art world, serving as a message not only about art, but also about recycling for the good of the environment.For more info on past Detritus shows at

Viridian Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, Suite 632, New York, NY


Friday, March 31, 6-9pm: The Barber Show at Astor Place Hairstylists

This just in from long-time subscriber Klay James Enos (Right: Sunflowers, 2022). The promo materials for this show promise this event will offer an “avant-garde experience”. Indeed, where else could you get a buzz and buy an original work of art? I'm guessing very few other places. Now, this is the part where I'm supposed to tell you that famous artist Keith Haring used to get his hair cut there, but most crucially, it's also where I went for trims through most of my childhood. Don't miss it! [@klayjamesenos]

Artists: Michael Saviello, Erick Mota, Trey Paul Robinson, MJ Harrattan, Karaneko Art, Klay-James Enos, Efrain Martinez, Elina Jimenez, Danielle Green, Jay Jensen, Angelina Salgado, Rosa Guadalupe, Jay Perez, Anette Back, Richa Rashmi, Nate Cox, Carnival, Taavi, Javi el Papi, Enrique Stazzio, Sophocles Plokamakis, and Thais Coelho. Curated by Sophocles Plokamakis and Thais Coelho

Astor Place Hairstylists, 2 Astor Place, New York, NY



Friday, April 1-Saturday, April 2, 11am-7pm: MoCCA Arts Fest at Met Pavilion.

This annual event—NYC’s largest and most inclusive independent comics and cartoon event—is back, with over 500 exhibiting artists displaying their work, award-winning honorees speaking about their careers and artistic processes and other featured artists conducting workshops, lectures and film screenings. The exhibitors hall and artists booths will be at Met Pavilion, a spacious venue nestled in the heart of the Chelsea neighborhood. Programming, including slideshows, book signingsprofessional development, and demos will be a few steps away at the SVA Flatiron Gallery, located at 133 West 21st Street,  

Featured guests include:
Kim Deitch, a pioneering underground comix artist who began publishing comics in the East Village Other in 1967 and whose most recent graphic novel, Reincarnation Stories (Fantagraphics) was published to critical acclaim in 2019. 
Drew Friedman, whose most recent book of portraiture, Maverix and Lunatix (Fantagraphics), celebrates the artists of the underground comix generation.
Miriam Katin, whose out-of-print graphic memoir of escaping the Holocaust as a child refugee accompanied by her mother, We Are On Our Own (Drawn & Quarterly), will be republished in a forthcoming paperback edition. 
Toma Vagner, the award-winning illustrator who designed this year’s MoCCA key image and has produced striking graphics for clients including Harry Styles, Google, The New York Times, Bloomberg, and The New Yorker.  
Noah Van Sciver, whose body of graphic novels includes Joseph Smith and the Mormons (Abrams ComicArts), Fante Bukowski (Fantagraphics Books), and the forthcoming comic book series Maple Terrace (Uncivilized Books). A full list of exhibiting artists can be found on the exhibitors page.

Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Sttreet, New York, NY Info Tickets



Monday, April 3: Juan de Pareja, Afro-Hispanic Painter at The Met

This exhibition offers an unprecedented look at the life and artistic achievements of Juan de Pareja (ca. 1608–1670). Largely known today as the subject of The Met’s iconic portrait by Diego Velázquez, Pareja was enslaved in Velázquez’s studio for more than two decades before becoming an artist in his own right. Juan de Pareja, Afro-Hispanic Painter—which brings together approximately 40 paintings, sculpture, decorative arts objects, books, and historic documents—is the first to tell his story and examine the ways in which enslaved artisanal labor and a multiracial society are inextricably linked with the art and material culture of Spain's "Golden Age."

In the exhibition, representations of Spain’s Black and Morisco populations in works by Francisco de Zurbarán, Bartolomé Estebán Murillo, and Velázquez join works that chart the ubiquity of enslaved labor across media. The Met’s portrait, executed by Velázquez in Rome in 1650, is contextualized by his other portraits from this period and the original manumission document freeing Pareja. The exhibition culminates in the first gathering of Pareja’s rarely seen paintings, including his self-portrait, featured in his vast The Calling of Saint Matthew (Above, from Museo Nacional del Prado

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 100 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY Info