Fall is Art season, here’s 5 exhibitions on view in NYC galleries

Nature might finally be healing.

words by: Sahar Khraibani
Oct 1, 2022

After two and a half years, the art world is finally catching up with itself. You may not be familiar with this, but Fall in New York City is the most exciting time when it comes to museums, galleries, and new art shows. It really is the season where art blossoms, as the weather gets colder and people prefer huddling indoors where it’s warmer. This Fall is perhaps even more special, seeing as life is somewhat back to normal and many museums and galleries have lifted their strict COVID-19 related regulations. So here is what’s happening in NYC this Fall.


Charles Atlas: The Mathematics of Consciousness

The main focus of Charles Atlas: The Mathematics of Consciousness is a recently commissioned multimedia installation that draws inspiration from the pioneering film and video artist’s continuous interests in science and math, especially memory, mental processes, and numerical expressions. The installation combines original footage as well as fragments from the artist’s extensive archives.


On view September 9 till November 20 at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn


math of consciousness copy

Photo via Pioneer Works


Hear Me Now: The Black Potters Of Old Edgefield, South Carolina 

The Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina exhibition features about 50 ceramic pieces from South Carolina’s Old Edgefield District, a hub of stoneware production in the years leading up to the Civil War, with a focus on the work of African American potters in the American South of the 19th century in conversation with contemporary artistic responses. It will feature rare examples of the area’s utilitarian wares as well as mysterious face vessels whose creators were unknown.


On view September 9 till February 5, 2023 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art


hear me now

Photo via Lila Barth


Queer Maximalism X Machine Dazzle 

The first solo exhibition for the genre-defying artist Matthew Flower (US, born 1972), also known as Machine Dazzle, is titled Queer Maximalism x Machine Dazzle. Machine Dazzle is a master of the liberating aesthetic language of queer maximalism and a provocateur with an ever-expanding arsenal of stagecraft, design, performance, and music.


On view September 10 till February 19, 2023 at the Museum of Arts and Design


queer maximalism

Photo via Jenna Bascom


Wolfgang Tillmans: To Look Without Fear

Tillmans has experimented with virtually every kind of photography, from exhilarating nightlife photos to abstract, camera-free images, tender portraits to architectural slide projections, social movement documentation to still life, and intimate nudes to celestial phenomena. He sees the artist’s job as serving as “an amplifier” for social and political reasons, and his method is driven by a concern for the potential for forming relationships and the concept of community. Wolfgang Tillmans: To Look Without Fear is one show not to be missed this fall.


On view September 12 till January 1, 2023 at the Museum of Modern Art


Photo via Emile Askey


Siren (Some Poetics)

SIREN is devoted to language and alarm—perhaps the poetics of alarm—and to contemporary art practices that employ sign and sound systems, at once writing, resisting, and voicing the visual field. The exhibition will examine the Siren as a figure of myth, mouth, earth, sound, silence, alarm, poetry, bacteria, hyphae, and epistemology, and as a kind of technology: of gender, violence, sound, machine, and fiction.”


On view September 15 till March 5, 2023 at Amant


Dena Yago The Bins 2021 copy

Photo via Dena Yago


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Photo via Walter Wlodarczyk