Saturday, November 22, 2014

Alt Art

Three must-see art shows for people who hate the gallery circuit

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There's a ton of great art in NYC this season, from Jay DeFeo at the Whitney to Gutai at the Guggenheim. But these three shows have appeal for even the most cynical art-haters.

Larry Clark Stuff
The guy who paved the way for Terry Richardson's porny editorial and Ryan McGinley's nude youth photography is also the dude who directed Kids and Bully. But Larry Clark is a counterculture icon and image maker whose collection of skateboard decks (with groundbreaking designs for Fuct and Supreme), T-shirts, photos, and movie posters are on display at this brief but awesome show.
Thru Mar 14. Milk Studios, 450 W. 15th St. (10th Ave.), Chelsea. Free.

Headscapes
It's hard to write this up in a paragraph, but we'll try: More than 25 artists have converted a taxi garage into a psychedelic wonderland that makes their effed-up "headscapes" a reality. There's a forced-perspective room, an igloo made of stereo speakers, a whole helluva lot of blacklight, and enough interactive installations to keep you busy all night. 
Thru Mar 24. 28-19 Jackson Ave. (23rd St.), Long Island City. Free.

Harmony Korine at Museum of the Moving Image
Another Kids flashback. Its screenwriter Harmony Korine gets a retrospective where his mind-bending films Gummo, Julien Donkeyboy (in which Werner Herzog chugs cough syrup out of a slipper), and Trash Humpers are on view. Korine's latest insane piece of filmmaking, Spring Breakers, has a special preview tonighttix may be available first-come first-serve at the door, so get there early.
Thru Mar 22. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave. (37th St.), Astoria. $12.

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