Weekend arts planner: A Frank Walter exhibition, the art world documented in "The Art of Making It," and concerts by C4 Trio in NJ and NYC
It’s impossible to keep up with everything happening in New York City arts and culture, but here are a few recommendations for events you shouldn’t miss:
1. "By Land, Air, Home, and Sea: The World of Frank Walter"
This show was assembled for the David Zwirner Gallery by Hilton Als, the Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic for The New Yorker. Walter is a fairly little known artist, whose work Als first encountered at the Venice Biennale in 2017. The show is intimate in scale, but its elemental force makes you lean in close.
2. "The Art of Making It"
This new documentary, which opens on Wednesday at the IFC Center, takes a good, hard look at the business of art galleries and museums, and how a successful career happens, or maybe doesn't. Director Kelcey Edwards introduces viewers to some talented young artists, like painters Jenna Gribbon, Gisela McDaniel and Chris Watts. You really get a very clear sense of the challenges even successful artists have faced — and, paradoxically, how the pandemic may have set the stage for change.
3. C4 Trio
This band of Venezuelan performers, whose name is pronounced "say cuatro," is made up of three superstars of cuatro, a nimble little guitar-like instrument with four strings. Edward Ramírez, Héctor Molina and Jorge Glem are joined by bass player Rodner Padilla in the group, which has made seven albums and won two Latin Grammys. They play in Weehawken, NJ, on Wednesday, and at Lincoln Center on Thursday.
For more details and useful links, visit Gothamist.