We made it! A nice long holiday weekend has arrived to celebrate our great (albeit a bit stressful right now) country and with it time to sneak off to enjoy the cool air conditioning in cultural spots around town. This week we are heading to the Park Avenue Armory's unnerving surveillance exploring-installation, Hansel & Gretel created by the brilliant minds of Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, in collaboration with Ai Weiwei. And in the reads section, If you missed our Women in the Arts: Negotiation Workshop, we highlighted some of the best advice from the evening in The Art of the Ask. It's a quick read on the YPA Blog. Happy Fourth y'all!
Reads and Feeds: Words that Lingered
9 Art-Filled Summer Day Trips from New York, Jillian Steinhauer, Hyperallergic; Because we are told Summer Fridays are a thing for some, we love this guide of the best out-of-the-city art adventures for this already too hot for us summer. Shout out to the giant duck!
The Art of the Ask, YPA NYC; A round-up from last week's ELNYA/YPA NYC Women in the Arts Workshop on Negotiation. Executive Director's Mara Manus (NYSCA) and Pauline Willis (AFA) dished out some seriously instructive and helpful advice unlocking impactful conversations about when to speak up, how to make your best case, and land that raise or salary that you are worth.
The Free Salary Calculator That Helps You Decide if a Job Offer's Actually Good, Alyse Kalish, The Muse; Speaking of salary research for the ask, this site offers a tool for comparing offers and finding that sweet-desired salary.
TEFAF Report Finds 60% of Dealers Profit from Online Sales Activities, Anna Louie Sussman, Artsy; The report focused on the intersection between online technology and commerce and galleries, auction houses and art buyers.
TUESDAY, JULY 4
Earth Potential by Katja Novitskova at City Hall Park
The fireworks may not be viewable from downtown Manhattan this year, but it's still the best spot to see those other historic American landmarks that serve as visual reminders of what the 4th of July is all about. On your way to salute Lady Liberty, take in the alien-like invasion of large scale photographs by European artist, Karja Novitskova.
On view through November 9, 2017; City Hall Park, New York; Free
WEDNESDAY, JULY 5
Everything You Need to Know About Your Resume
Career Coach, Win Sheffield dishes resume writing tips and tricks for NYPL's Career Management Essential Series.
6pm; SIBL, 188 Madison Avenue (34th St and Madison Ave), Conference room 018, New York; Free
FRIDAY, JULY 7
Hansel & Gretal, Park Avenue Armory
Open till 10pm on Fridays, this interactive installation from Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, and Ai Weiwei will leave you thinking about your personal relationship with surveillance and technology in a new and unnerving way. With the loud buzz of drones projecting snapped footage of you on the ground while wandering the large pitch black and emptied out great hall at the armory, it's inevitable to not feel menaced by the experience.
Through August 8; Park Avenue Armory, 894 Lexington Avenue between 66th and 67th Streets, New York; $15
FOR THE COMMUTE
The Artsy Podcast, No. 40: How Old Women Eclipsed Young Men in the Art World
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