New York City always has a red hot art and culture scene.

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One of the best parts about New York City is the ability to constantly be able to keep up with art and culture. There are always new screenings, shows, exhibits, and more to see. Let’s take a look at five upcoming openings to keep in mind as we make our way through January:

  1. “Jacob Kassay: Untitled (disambiguation)” at the Kitchen—This is the artist’s first solo-exhibition in the big apple since his debut in 2009. Check out his brand new work from 6-8 p.m.
  2. “Looking Back—The 7th White Columns Annual” at White Columns—This show, which opens on January 10th, is assembled based on art from the past 12 months. The curator, Richard Birkett, has put together a unique and eclectic group of artists, which includes Lutz Bacher, Bjarne Melgaard, Zoe Leonard, Julie Ault, and more. See it from 6-8 p.m.

    Bjarne Melgaard will be featured at the White Columns

    Image from Bjarne Melgaard via

  3. “Robert Lazzarini, “(damage)” at Marlborough Chelsea—Lazzini’s show will feature distorted sculptures and will be his first solo show at the new gallery. It also opens on January 10th from 6-8 p.m.
  4. Andy Kaufman at Maccarone—The show will be dedicated to Andy Kaufman’s life and work. Curator and art historian Jonathan Berger says, “His influence on contemporary art is undeniable, and this show acknowledges that. It’s a fact that he’s influenced people like Paul McCarthy, Mike Kelley, Trisha Donnelly, Laure Simmons, and Maurizio Cattelan.” Catch the opening on Saturday, January 12thfrom 6-8 p.m.
  5. “Chasing Ice” at Symphony Space—This screening of the 2012 documentary, “Chasing Ice,” by James Balog, will captivate you. The National Geographic photographer tracks Iceland’s glaciers with time-lapse photography, showing how quickly and devastatingly they are melting away. The one-time skeptic of climate change presents audiences with a reality he faced when visiting the Arctic: global warming is a very real, very present threat. See it on Sunday, January 14th at 6 p.m. for $14.