Warm up This Weekend with These 5 NYC Art Shows

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Crazy Legs Saloon. Watertown, New York., 2012. © Alec Soth. Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

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Yujin Kang at Doosan Gallery533 West 25th Street, New York

YujinKang_DoosanGalleryYujin Kang, Bedroom with Red, 2006. Courtesy Doosan Gallery.

Interested in surrealism and the deconstruction of images, Kang seeks not to reproduce a beautiful image, but to reveal what is behind the symbol of that image. From Seoul, her subject choice of galleries, bridges and skyscrapers suggest a strong pull towards examining urban environments and the symbols they represent. Ends March 5.

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Subodh Gupta at Hauser & Wirth511 West 18th Street, New York

guptas-iv-hwny-1502-gh-view02_01-0J5UspSubodh Gupta, This is not a fountain, 2011. Photo courtesy of Hauser & Wirth.

The exhibition, Seven Billion Light Years, examines the vast meaning of the seven billion individual human beings that exist in the world right now. By exploring the numerical figure as more than an abstract group, the artist grounds his work in everyday materials, like cooking utensils and found objects.

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Zero Tolerance Exhibition at MoMA PS122-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City

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Song Dong. 
Breathing. 1996. Courtesy the artist and Pace Beijing.

Featuring artists from all over the world like Pussy Riot, ACT UP New York, Yoko Ono, Harun Farocki, Joseph Beuys, and more, the collection of works looks at freedom and control within restrictive governments. Critiquing militarization and submissive attitudes, much of the art features political demonstrations and celebrations that address current issues and progress.

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Alec Soth at Sean Kelly Gallery475 Tenth Avenue, New York

AlecSoth_SeanKellyAlec Soth, Cade and Cody, 2012. © Alec Soth. Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

In his most recent exhibition since 2012, Soth is focusing his famous black and white lens on the United States while exploring the theme of geniune human connection. It’s up for interpretation whether the photos are funny, sad, sweet or evil, but the artist’s gaze is sincere and moving. Ends March 14.

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Harlem Postcards at Studio Museum Harlem144 West 125th Street, New York

lym_so_yoon_harlem_window_display_largest_fileSo Yoon Lym, Harlem Window Display, 2014.

Don’t miss the Fall/Winter 2014-15 on-going series at Studio Museum Harlem. Showcasing artists like So Yoon Lym, Pamela Council and Yashua Klos, the postcards are a reflection of the artist’s understanding of Harlem. Ends March 8.

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