Claudia Andujar, Collective house near the Catholic mission on the Catrimani River, Roraima state, (1976).
Photo: Adam Reich; Courtesy Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain

The Artful Life: 6 Things Galerie Editors Love This Week

From The Shed’s latest must-see exhibition to Daniel Lee’s first collection for Burberry as creative director

The interior of the new Bond Street restaurant Jac’s on Bond, conceived by Gachot Studio’s John and Christine Gachot. Photo: William Jess Laird

EPMD Babylon Long Island 1980 by photographer Janette Beckman displayed in the dining room of new Manhattan restaurant Jac’s on Bond. Photo: William Jess Laird

1. Gachot Studios Designs Interiors for New NoHo Hot Spot

Occupying a landmark 1831 townhouse on New York’s cobblestone Bond Street, the new restaurant Jac’s On Bond serves elevated comfort food in a convivial atmosphere crafted by John and Christine Gachot, whose namesake design studio is located nearby. “Jac’s design is born from decades of calling Bond Street home,” says Christine. “Its design is quiet, smooth, and confident—the perfect backdrop for creatives and thinkers that will call Jac’s home.” Inside, original stone walls are complemented by warm woods, bronze details, and artworks by photographer and NoHo resident Jeanette Beckman. Named for Jack Champlin, a neighborhood character since 1959 who rubbed shoulders with the two-block-long street’s resident artists like Robert Mapplethorpe and Brice Marden, the restaurant serves small plates by Jeremiah Stone and Fabián von Hauske, of the Michelin-starred Contra. Enjoy a baby artichoke, black truffle, and spinach tart or skewers of bite-size meatballs made with piparras, herb and pepper salsa, and puff pastry, served with one of Trevor Langer’s craft cocktails, such as the Starlit, a tantalizing blend of mezcal, golden falernum, carrot, pineapple, lime, and honey.—Jill Sieracki

Exterior view of the Museum of Art and Photography (MAP) in Bengaluru. Photo: Iwan Baan/Courtesy MAP

2. The Museum of Art and Photography Opens in Bangalore, India

Regarded as the Silicon Valley of India, the tropical city of Bangalore recently debuted a state-of-the-art museum crafted by local studio Mathew & Ghosh Architects. Known as the Museum of Art and Photography (MAP), the five-story institution is being heralded as the first major private museum in the Asian nation, with a permanent collection gifted by the founder, philanthropist and collector Abhishek Poddar. Comprising some 60,000 works that include painting, weaving, photography, writing, and even Bollywood artifacts, the permanent collection emphasizes contemporary pieces created on the Indian subcontinent. Conceived to resemble the colonial-era water tanks that dot the city, the 44,000-square-foot building emphasizes functionality and openness thanks to wall of glass and ultra-thin stainless-steel panels that reduce the weight of the structure. There’s also a conservation laboratory, which is open to the public, as well as outdoor sculpture courtyard, five large galleries, an auditorium, and several cafes. —Geoffrey Montes

Claudia Andujar, Collective house near the Catholic mission on the Catrimani River, Roraima state, (1976). Photo: Adam Reich; Courtesy Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain

3. “The Yanomami Struggle” at The Shed Blends Art and Activism in One Unmissable Exhibition

Art can be based on many things—social activism; cultural awareness; intimate relationships. But it’s rare that all these elements come together in one single exhibition. “The Yanomami Struggle,” on view at The Shed now through April 16, combines these themes and more in one of the most deeply moving shows in New York City. A collaboration between the Hudson Yards cultural institution and the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, the exhibition explores the deep friendship artist and activist Claudia Andujar cultivated with the Yanomami people, an Indigenous group living in Brazil’s Amazonia region, over the course of her living there for over 50 years. More than 200 of her photographs of the local people and their terrain were originally presented at the IMS in São Paulo, the Fondation Cartier in Paris, and the Barbican Centre in London. This expanded New York version of the show also includes 80-plus works by contemporary Yanomami artists and filmmakers. Visitors journey through the show as one would through a forest—weaving through trees on a voyage of discovery. The immersive experience is beautifully shaped by shaman Davi Kopenawa, whose guidance gives critical context to the Yanonmami’s ongoing plight, and reveals how desperately they have fought to protect their way of life. —Jacqueline Terrebonne

A look from Burberry Fall Winter 2023. Photo: Courtesy of Burberry

A look from Burberry Fall Winter 2023. Photo: Courtesy of Burberry

4. Daniel Lee Unveils First Collection as Creative Director of Burberry

Burberry has been an arbiter of British luxury around the globe since its founding 167 years ago. This week, it got an exciting update for the future thanks to its new 32-year-old Chief Creative Officer, Daniel Lee, who presented his first collection at London Fashion Week. The highly-anticipated event marked a homecoming for Lee, who hails from West Yorkshire and was previously head of Italian luxury house Bottega Veneta. The iconic check pattern is presented in bold colors across tailoring, blanket coats, and knits, alongside an evolution of the Equestrian Knight Design (EKD). The classic trench coat is reimagined in a larger, oversized proportion with faux fur–trimmed lapels, the car coat has been deconstructed, and the duffle and aviator are exaggerated with softer silhouettes. Tartan-inspired kilts were worn over trousers, and there were plenty of chunky Aran and argyle jumper with British motifs, like English rose, sprinkled throughout. —Lucy Rees

Photo: © Nan Goldin

Photo: © Nan Goldin

5. New Monograph Spotlights Nan Goldin’s Filmmaking Career

Known for her deeply personal snapshot-like photographs, Nan Goldin’s raw images of her life in New York from the 1970s onwards have had a huge impact on photo history. Her signature slideshows and video installations are now the subject of a new monograph along with a retrospective show at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm that is in its final week. This Will Not End Well published with Steidl and co-published with Moderna Museet, Stockholm, is the first book to feature a comprehensive look at Goldin’s work as a filmmaker. Drawing from nearly a dozen slideshows and films Goldin has made from thousands of photographs, film sequences, audio tapes and music track, the images are presented on a black background and kept in sequence to stay true to the original source material. Telling stories of family trauma and her struggle with addiction, Goldin’s diaristic images are accompanied by 20 newly commissioned texts by the artist. —Stefanie Li

"Maggie Wells: On the Nature of Things" at Guild Gallery. Photo: Courtesy of Guild Gallery

6. Artist Maggie Wells Presents First New York Solo Show at Guild Gallery

For its latest show, Roman and Williams’s Guild Gallery is presenting the first solo exhibition dedicated to artist Maggie Wells, best known for her incredible stoneware sculptures reminiscent of the human form. Born in Greenwich Village, Wells was first professionally trained as a painter,  graduating with her B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design. After living in San Francisco for 12 years, Wells moved back to Manhattan and started experimenting with ceramics and sculpture. In this momentous exhibition, 60 new and recent clay sculptures as well as ink drawing made by Wells will fill the gallery, where visitors will be able to admire her delicate craft up close and personal. The show is on view through March 25. —Shelby Black

Cover: Claudia Andujar, Collective house near the Catholic mission on the Catrimani River, Roraima state, (1976).
Photo: Adam Reich; Courtesy Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain


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