6 Must-See Art Events in New York This Week

From political performances to artists on nudes, we have your week set.

Lisa Yuskavage
Photo: Facebook.

TUESDAY, October 27

Mickalene Thomas.

Mickalene Thomas in Artists Living with Art.
Photo: Courtesy Harry N. Abrams.

Stacey Goergen and Amanda Benchley in conversation with Mark Guiducci at 192 Books
Authors Stacey Goergen and Amanda Benchley present their latest book, Artists Living With Art, in conversation with Vogue arts editor Mark Guiducci. The book captures some of our favorite artists pretending to relax at home, such as Mickalene Thomas, John Currin, and Joan Jonas, surrounded by their personal art collections.

192 Books, 192 Tenth Avenue, Manhattan, at 6 p.m.


Some dilettantes hanging around, quaffing wine.
Image: Courtesy of the Morbid Anatomy Museum.

Dilettantes: A Somewhat Professional History Illustrated Lecture with Sara Clugage at the Morbid Anatomy Museum
The original dilettantes were scholars in a time when art history, anthropology, and archeology were becoming separate disciplines. Artist, writer, and editor-in-chief of Dilettante Army Sara Clugage will discuss the Society of Dilettanti and some of its more famous members, and ask key questions such as: Why has “dilettante” become a such bad word?

Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424A 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, from 6-8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, October 28

Lisa YuskavagePhoto: Facebook.

Lisa Yuskavage.
Image: Courtesy of Facebook.

The Brood | Lisa Yuskavage, Christopher Bedford | An Artist Dialogue Series Event at the New York Public Library
Artist Lisa Yuskavage will be in conversation with Christopher Bedford, Director of The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts and curator of Yuskavage’s current exhibition “The Brood”. Published in conjunction with this show, the monograph contains 25 years of the artist’s paintings, focusing on her depictions of the female nude.

The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 5th Avenue at 42nd Street, Manhattan, from 6-8 p.m.

THURSDAY, October 29

trickedouttrap, Aisha Tandiwe Bell (2015).  Photo: Courtesy of MoCADA.

Aisha Tandiwe Bell, trickedouttrap (2015).
Photo: Courtesy of MoCADA.

Dis place Performance at MOCADA
Artists Aisha Tandiwe Bell and Sable Elyse Smith (with Simone Tyson) perform works related to the exhibition “Dis place,” on view in the main gallery at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) in Fort Greene.

Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, 80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

writing in threads_PM

Image: Courtesy of Printed Matter.

A Group Reading of Writing in Threads by Francesca Capone at Printed Matter
Fifteen writers will read their responses to artist Francesca Capone’s work produced during her residency at the Anni and Josef Albers Foundation. Writing in Threads is Capone’s research into both textual and tactile woven works, examining the poetics of weaving from historical and contemporary perspectives.

Printed Matter, 231 11th Avenue, Manhattan, from 6-8 p.m.

Alexander Rodchenko, Stairs (1929–30). Image: Artwork © Estate of Alexander Rodchenko (A. Rodchenko and V. Stephanova Archive) / RAO, Moscow / VAGA, New York / image provided by the Sepherot Foundation.

Alexander Rodchenko, Stairs (1929–30).
Image: Courtesy of the Sepherot Foundation.

Confronting the Political at the Jewish Museum
Moderated by Nato Thompson, Chief Curator at Creative Time, artists Andrea Bowers, Sharon Hayes, and Shuddhabrata Sengupta meet to discuss the always-sticky subject of what happens when you combine art and politics.

The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Avenue, Manhattan, from 6:30-8 p.m.

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