The Smart List is a monthly list of multi-media recommendations on everything design, curated by Interwoven Design. In this issue, discover the art and design shows that Rebeccah and our team have enjoyed the most this month. Coming up: artists capture the turbulent nature of the last two years with a dynamic exhibit for the Whitney Biennial, The Shed hosts a wide range of art and performance experiences for the summer, and the best designs of 2022 are featured at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair.
Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet as It’s Kept
April 6 – September 5, 2022
The 2022 Whitney Biennial is designed to reflect the uncertain and disruptive nature of recent years. The pandemic, uprisings for racial justice, a presidential election, and polarizing events both national and international influence the art on display. This art is dynamic, incorporating animation, performance, and spatial shifts in the gallery itself to reflect the turbulent times.
Frieze New York: The Shed
May 18 – 22, 2022
The Shed is a contemporary art fair in the Frieze New York, an innovative art and performance space on Manhattan’s west side that was developed to transcend the barriers between various art forms and the audience. They collaborate with community organizations and partners to create transformational experiences. Take advantage of their Open Call performances to see new and emerging artists display their work or enjoy the work of featured DJ’s in their Summer Sway dance events on Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the summer.
International Contemporary Furniture Fair at the Javits Center
May 15 – 17, 2022
At ICFF’s 2022 convention over 375 design brands showcase dozens of product categories, including furniture, seating, lighting, flooring and rugs, kitchen, bath, and more. The ICFF is the leading venue for contemporary furniture design and a must-see trade event, presenting innovative product launches for commercial, residential, and hospitality environments. Expect a lot of walking to cover the entire convention.