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BROADWAY 1602 UPTOWN Inaugural Exhibition Mentioned on Artspace

BROADWAY 1602 UPTOWN‘s Inaugural Exhibition is mentioned on Artspace in the article, “The Take:”Why the Upper East Side Is the Best Place to See Art in New York,” by Andrew M. Goldstein.

Excerpts:

1. IT’S THE CITY’S CAPITAL OF CONNOISSEURSHIP

“The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Frick, Neue Galerie, Guggenheim, and the Jewish Museum are the glittering landmarks of New York’s fabled Museum Mile, attracting tourists from around the world and serving locals with the salubrious fruits of art history. But while the neighborhood’s gallery scene was once synonymous with Old Masters and Impressionism (with a smattering of edgy, Pop-heavy fare in the postwar decades thanks to Leo Castelli and others), when it comes to the area’s new art landscape, the just-opened Met Breuer captures the tenor best. That’s because it intermingles historic pieces with newer art in pursuit of deeper, trans-temporal contexts—and that’s the kind of enrichment that await visitors to the Upper East Side’s galleries.

Dip into Broadway 1602’s inaugural exhibition on 5 East 63rd Street and find remarkable works by too-long-overlooked women artists from the 1970s and ‘80s like Evelyne Axell, Rosemarie Castoro, Babette Mangolte alongside site-specific pieces by Paul P. and Lydia Okumura.”

2. THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS RICH WITH NEW BLOOD

“Recently, in addition to the opening of the Met Breuer and Broadway 1602’s new space, the major international galleries Petzel, Blum & Poe, and Galerie Buchholz have opened here; the nonprofit Artist’s Institute has relocated from Chinatown to 65th Street; and both Franklin Parrasch and Van Doren Waxter have moved up from the 50s, to 64th Street and 73rd Street respectively.”

3. ALL THE GALLERIES CAN BE SEEN IN A VERY PLEASANT AFTERNOON

“Start with Sandra Gering or Broadway 1602 at the southernmost tip and meander your way uptown (even all the way to Salon 94 on 94th Street), popping into galleries as you go. Maybe poke your head into the Prada, Valentino, Gucci, Celine, or Marni flagship stores along Madison for a few ganders at the latest fashions—they are among the most art-forward designers, after all.”

 

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