8 Must-See Art Events in New York
The Guerrilla Girls are back.
TUESDAY, November 17
Pratt Presents: “An Evening with the Elgorts” at the Pratt Institute
Arthur Elgort and his daughter, Sophie, are fashion photographers, his son, Ansel, has starred in The Fault in Our Stars and Divergent; the matriarch of the family, Grethe Barrett Holby, is a bold presence in the world of opera. Members of this exceptionally creative quartet will chat about their careers and upcoming projects with Spencer Bailey from Surface magazine.
Pratt Institute, Memorial Hall, Willoughby Avenue btwn. Ryerson Walk and Grand Avenue, Brooklyn at 6:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, November 18
A Benefit for Triple Canopy, Honoring Ralph Lemon at Jing Fong
Triple Canopy’s annual fall benefit will be a celebration of the prodigious career of Ralph Lemon, a choreographer, writer, and visual artist. Poet Anne Carson will speak to Lemon’s practice, and artists Kevin Beasley, Sharon Hayes, and Glenn Ligon have created editions especially for the event.
Jing Fong, 20 Elizabeth Street from 7-9:30 p.m.
Conversation | virocrypsis with Andrea Crespo and Hannah Black at the Swiss Institute
For her first institutional solo show in the US, artist Andrea Crespo presents a new film that explores “posthuman desire” and the digital communities where this emotion manifests. She is joined in conversation with the Berlin-based artist and writer Hannah Black for the fourth installment of the gallery’s ONE FOR ALL series.
Swiss Institute/CONTEMPORARY ART, 18 Wooster Street at 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, November 20
The Artist, the Curator & the Educator: A Conversation with Shuddhabrata Sengupta at the School of Visual Arts
Shuddhabrata Sengupta of the New Delhi-based Raqs Media Collective discusses the roles he plays in culture-building within India. Working across disciplines, Raqs shape-shifts into artists, curators, or whatever the particular project calls for, building a practice based on imaginative and collaborative methodologies.
School of Visual Arts, 132 W 21st Street, 10th Floor from 7:30-9 p.m.
SATURDAY, November 21
Archive Bound: Frida Kahlo of the Guerilla Girls in Conversation at The New School
Here’s your chance to hear Frida Kahlo of the Guerrilla Girls speak about the history of the art-activist group as part of the Center for Book Arts’ Archive Unbound exhibition. Kahlo talks with curator Karen E. Jones about the collective’s 30-year history of fighting sexism and racism in the art world; a fight as necessary today as it ever was.
Wollman Hall, The New School, 65 West 11th Street Room B500 from 3-4:30 p.m.
Catch 70 at The Invisible Dog Art Center
It’s anyone’s guess what’ll be in store for this installment of Catch, a night of avant-garde performances by emerging and established artists. The delightfully irreverent series gives its audiences something they haven’t seen before. Previous iterations included a Whitney Houston mash-up performance and a Brooklyn-y interpretation of Anton Chekov’s texts.
The Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn at 8 p.m.
SUNDAY, November 22
Sunday Sessions: Florian Hecker & Mark Leckey Hecker Leckey Sound Voice Chimera; US Premiere at MoMA PS1
Catch the US premiere of sound artist Florian Hecker and visual artist Mark Leckey’s collaboration; a Frankenstein piece assembled from two separate works chopped and rearranged, with added distortion. The event promises a listening experience unlike any other.
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City at 3 p.m.
Fantasia of Color in Early Cinema at the Museum of Modern Art
Spend the afternoon watching a collection of films from the turn of the last century, all hand painted to dazzling effect. Theses cinematic gems are accompanied by Donald Sosin on piano.
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 W 53rd Street at 3:30 p.m.
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