7 Art Events in New York This Week

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Jeppe Hein, Semicircular Mirror Labyrinth II (2013), installed at Ordrupgaard, Charlottenlund, Denmark. Photo: Anders Sune Berg, courtesy König Galerie, Berlin; 303 Gallery, New York; and Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen.
Archibald J. Motley Jr., Blues (1929). Photo: Courtesy of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Archibald J. Motley Jr., Blues (1929).
Photo: Courtesy of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

From Jeppe Hein to Eyebeam’s tech-friendly residents, below is a list of artnet News’ recommendations on what to see around New York this week.

Tuesday, September 29

Jeppe Hein, Modified Social Bench NY #06 (2015). Photo: Courtesy of Public Art Fund.

Jeppe Hein, Modified Social Bench NY #06 (2015).
Photo: Courtesy of Public Art Fund.

What: Public Art Fund Fall 2015 Talks: Jeppe Hein
Where: The New School
Why: Jeppe Hein will speak about his current public art installation “Please Touch the Art,” located at the Brooklyn Bridge, as well as his overall art practice. Part interview and part Q&A, the talk allows for audience participation—as it should, considering the nature of his works.
Details: The New School, 63 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan.
6:30 PM
Admission is $10.

Thursday, October 1

Regina José Galindo, Still from Lesson of Dissection (2011).Image: Courtesy of the Artist and WhiteBox. (Photo: Matthew Bowman).

Regina José Galindo, still from Lesson of Dissection (2011).
Image: Courtesy of the Artist and WhiteBox. Photo: Matthew Bowman.

What: Panel Discussion: “Intimate Transgressions: The Act of Doing
Where: The Brooklyn Museum
Why: Writer and art critic Eleanor Heartney, writer Luisa Valenzuela and artist Shirin Neshat will discuss the artist’s role in raising awareness of sexual violence and strife. This accompanies the WhiteBox exhibition “Intimate Transgressions,” curated by Fion Gunn and Juan Puntes.
Details: The Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
7 PM
Free with museum admission.

What: Taken by Storm: The Art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis
Where: The Modern Museum of Art
Why: With the tagline, “This man designed half of your record collection,” this film traces the impact of Storm Thorgerson’s legacy, from designing Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon” LP cover to his work on music videos. Director Roddy Bogawa will be at the screening to discuss the film.
Details: The Modern Museum of Art, 11 West 53 Street, Manhattan.
7:00 PM
Admission is $12.00.

Friday, October 2

Donald Judd, Untitled, (1992–93). Photo: © Judd Foundation, courtesy VAGA.

Donald Judd, Untitled (1992–93).
Photo: © Judd Foundation, courtesy VAGA.

What: Donald Judd: Prints
Where: Judd Foundation
Why: Starting on Friday, a selection of Donald Judd’s prints curated by his son, Flavin Judd, will be on view at the Judd Foundation. The installation will include a selection of woodcut prints and metal furniture.
Details: Judd Foundation 101 Spring Street, Manhattan
1-5:30 PM
Admission to the ground-floor exhibition is free.

What: The Sphinx Returns
Where: The Grace Exhibition Space & Gallery
Why: Curated by Whitney V. Hunter, “The Sphinx Returns” features performance artists Thomas Albrecht, John Bonafede, Tsedaye Makonnen, Julia Santoli, Ni’Ja Whitson, a sound work by Jeremy Toussaint Baptiste, and a video by Ryan Hawk.
Details: Grace Exhibition Space & Gallery , 840 Broadway, Brooklyn
9-11 PM
Admission is by donation.

What: Archibald John Motley Jr.: Jazz Age Modernist
Where: Whitney Museum of American Art
Why: The artist, a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance, will receive the first full-scale survey of his paintings in decades.
Details: Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St., Manhattan.
10:30-6 PM
Admission is $22.


Saturday, October 3

Lorna Mills.Image: the artist's website.

Lorna Mills.
Image: GIF from the artist’s website.

What: At Play In the Fields of the Lord
Where: TRANSFER Gallery
Why: This “wall of resistance to data formation” by Canadian artist Lorna Mills is an installation consisting of large-scale animated GIF created through online sources, accompanied by a catalog flip book. During the opening, visitors will learn of the artist’s “obsession with subcultures” and view “absurd perpetual conditions, endless anxiety, human folly and masturbating monkeys.”
Details: TRANSFER Gallery, 1030 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn
7-11 PM
Admission is free.

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