Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events, both digitally and in-person in the New York area. See our picks from around the world below. (Times are all ET unless otherwise noted.)
Through Friday, August 19
“Portia Munson: Bound Angel” at P.P.O.W., New York
Portia Munson’s best known piece is probably her 1994 installation Pink Project Table, an overwhelming array of pink plastic products that debuted at Marcia Tucker’s historic “Bad Girls” exhibition at New York’s New Museum. For her new show at P.P.O.W., Munson continues exploring issues of the commodification of femininity and consumerism’s role in our mounting ecological crisis with an all-white table piece, Bound Angel. It features hundreds of objects sourced from second-hand stores, yard sales, and flea markets, all featuring the female form, displayed on a tablecloth made of used wedding dresses. Each figurine or knickknack is tightly wrapped with strings or electrical cords, suggesting violence and suppression. Other works on view include 50 drawings from Munson’s “Functional Women” series, of objects like mugs or ashtrays that take the shape of the female body.
Location: P.P.O.W., 392 Broadway, New York
Time: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m
- Sarah Cascone