Now that the summer of Olafur has wrapped, a fresh new wave has arrived for P.S. 1’s Fall Opening Celebration. Showing her first in-depth exhibition, artist Yael Bartana takes on, in an almost journalistic sense, her native Israeli society and politics in five videos. One of them, titled Kings of the Hill, explores themes of power and control as upper-middle-class Israeli men crash their cars into one another at an off-roading event. Italian artist Gino De Dominicis–who, aside from his work, was famous for being a recluse–has his first major American museum show that focuses on his later paintings (made from 1980 until his death in 1998). NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith is the collective multimedia exhibition that deals with various spiritual traditions and, more specifically, how religion and artists correlate. Yael Bartana, through January 19; Gino De Dominicis, through February 9; and NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith, through January 26.
Oct. 19-Jan. 19, 2008