By: Howard Halle

August 19, 2019


With New York’s art scene being so prominent yet ever changing, you’ll want to be sure to catch significant shows. Time Out New York rounds up the top five art exhibitions of the week, from offerings at the best photography and art galleries in NYC to shows at renowned institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim.

Top 5 Monday, Aug 19–Sunday, Aug 25

Maria Qamar, “Fraaaandship!”


Richard Taittinger Gallery, 

Roy Lichtenstein meets Bollywood in these exuberantly over-the-top paintings by Qamar, a South-Asian–Canadian and the self-styled Desi Pop artist from Ontario. Qamar, an Internet native, got her start on Instagram, where she currently has 166,000 followers. In her first move from virtual to meat space, the artist presents paintings that offer a feminist point of view on the vicissitudes of social media.


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