Hyperallergic: 15 Art Shows to See in New York This July

By Valentina Di Liscia, Hakim Bishara and Hrag Vartanian

What better escape from the heat wave lashing New York this month than an air-conditioned, soul-nourishing art exhibition? Our selections this month are concerned with love and beauty, past and future, form and material. They include Pepón Osorio’s theatric installations at the New Museum, Gego’s kinetic sculptures at the Guggenheim Museum, Susan Chen’s ode to the Purell hand sanitizer at Rachel Uffner Gallery, and much more. Enjoy, and don’t forget to hydrate.


For this glorious summer show, curators Vera Iliatova and Sarah Peters brought together artists who struggle with the notion of love in their own work, specifically their “yearning to grasp at something in their work that remains forever outside of their reach,” according to the curatorial introduction. The results are mostly small objects that reflect on that devotion. 


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July 11, 2023