The Five Best Exhibitions of 2013 in NYC and Beyond

by Paddy Johnson on December 18, 2013 · 1 comment The L Magazine

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Jeila Gueramian from Let’s Go Further at Allegra LaViola Gallery

This year, I was lucky to spend some time in cities like Baltimore, places that’ve built up vibrant, passionate arts communities. It would’ve been hard to limit my year-end list to New York because of them. For the rest of my picks, I was won over by playful or community-minded work, or some combination of both:

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Thomas Hirschhorn
Gramsci Monument, the Bronx
Forget the statues—the sprawling tree fort made of duct tape and particle board in NYCHA’s Forest Houses complex actively involved residents in daily lectures, radio broadcasts and a tuck shop, improving the quality of life for everyone who participated. It was incredible, and best of all, it got people from all parts of New York talking. The best public work this year, easily.

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  • Jonah Levy

    Flux Factory is actually offering an iron chef exhibition. Bidding already began for their annual Not-So-Silent Auction which’ll be on January 15th. Personally, I’m excited about the Bathroom Valet service which lets you return to the party instead of waiting on line for the bathroom. fluxfactory.org/events/2014-benefit/

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