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The Project Gallery
Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, closed
Nearby Subway Stops
F at 57th St.; N, Q, R at 57th St.-Seventh Ave.
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When Christian Haye decided to relocate his gallery from Harlem in 2002, he bypassed the obvious choice—Chelsea—and chose instead a modest-size midtown spot. It’s a puzzling move given that Haye earned his rep by unearthing video artist Paul Pfeiffer and Ethiopian wunderkind Julie Mehretu, both of whom work with large-scale media. The new space has limited confines, which means larger works are destined for his more spacious digs in L.A. A much-publicized lawsuit with a collector circa 2004 found him saddled with a $1.7 million loss, yet Haye has somehow survived with Mehretu and Pfeiffer still on the roster, and subversive installation talents such as Kimsooja and Kori Newkirk adding a new and welcome edge. Every summer, The Project gives space to unrepresented artists: That’s how Chinese photographer Chen Xiaoyun came to be a name.
- A 24-Decade History of Popular Music
- St. Ann's Warehouse
Taylor Mac&rsquo;s long-gestating project: a series of eight three-hour theatrical concerts (and one 24-hour marathon on October 8) covering American music from 1776 to the present. Expect themes like &#147;Founding Father Drag, Women&rsquo;s Lib, and Crazy Jane&#148; (1776&#150;1806) and &#147;A March, a Riot, and a Backroom Sex Party&#148; (1956&#150;86), plus very sparkly clothes. More »