"DSM-V," an art show featuring works by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Piero Manzoni and dozens of others, will be shown at Moynihan starting May 8 through June 4.
It was curated by David Rimanelli and is being presented by Vito Schnabel.
The show is named for and timed to coincide with the release of the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which is slated to reach stores and doctors' offices later this month.
"In our era, when naming often suggests a promise of recovery, a prescription covered by insurance or, for the amateur, a chance to self-diagnose from a tantalizing list that includes mood, anxiety, factitious, dissociative, impulse-control, identity, sexual and gender and adjustment disorders, the publication of the DSM-V…has powerful implications," a statement said.
And just as the book offers a list of apparent dysfunctions, the future Moynihan Station, "once the heart of Manhattan’s postal system," includes former "jail cells and an infirmary, a parallel world, grown dysfunctional, and long hidden from public view."
The gallery will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 421 Eighth Ave. The building's entrance is on 31st Street.