8 Must-See New York Art Events This Week
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MONDAY, October 19
Pratt Presents: Diversity in Design at the Steelcase Showroom
This panel discussion brings together designers to discuss the topic of “diversity” in the design and technology industries. In what ways do ethnicity, gender, race, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic level bring different perspectives to these fields? Join Pentagram partner Eddie Opara (Pentagram), PepsiCo design director Erica Eden, fashion designer Bibhu Mohapatra, and interior designer Lou Switzer in conversation with J.J. McCorvey of Fast Company.
Steelcase Showroom, 4 Columbus Circle, New York, NY from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Queer/Art/Film: K8 Hardy presents Vagabond at the IFC Center
Catch a rare showing of Vagabond, directed by French New Wave goddess Agnès Varda. Artist K8 Hardy will be hosting a discussion of the film after the screening.
IFC Center, 323 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY at 8 p.m.
TUESDAY, October 20
Tropico Vernacular at Triple Canopy
Writer, publisher, and graphic designer Clara Lobregat Balaguer will present an abbreviated history of graphic design in the Philippines, touching on native typography, international influences, and the social, political, and economic factors that have affected its development. She will also speak about her work at the Manila-based “social practice platform” The Office of Culture and Design.
Triple Canopy, 155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn, NY from 7-8:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, October 21
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari on 16mm with live music at the Morbid Anatomy Museum
Composer and sound artist M.V. Carbon will perform a live score to accompany this screening of Robert Wiene’s silent horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, the archetype of German Expressionist cinema.
Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424A 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY from 8-11 p.m.
THURSDAY, October 22
27th Annual Opening Night of the International Show at the Park Avenue Armory
The opening night celebration brings together influential art and antiques dealers with collectors and philanthropists. A range of furniture, rare books, jewelry, and glassworks will be on view. Hosted by the Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering, the event raises funds for patient care, research, and education for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, New York, NY from 6-9 p.m.
FRIDAY, October 23
Glasser and Jonathan Turner: Charge at The Kitchen
In an evening that blends soundscapes and abstract visuals, musician Glasser (Cameron Mesirow) and video artist Jonathan Turner present work that explores the body and the senses. Glasser generates sounds from her breath and fingertips to craft her aural compositions, while Turner’s animations, though based in the natural world, play with representation and scale.
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY at 8 p.m.
SATURDAY, October 24
Radical/Networks at NYU Poly
Hosted by the Brooklyn Experimental Media Center at NYU’s Polytechnic School of Engineering and in partnership with Eyebeam, this two-day conference is organized around questions and themes connected to networks, community, activism, and art. A series of hands-on workshops accompany the presentations and panels on DIY networking and utilizing tech infrastructures for community-building.
NYU Poly, 8th Floor MAGNET, 2 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY from 10-7 p.m.
SUNDAY, October 25
Sunday Sessions: Ta-ku LIVE with Basenji, Charles Murdoch, and Future Classic DJs at MoMA PS1
Listen to Ta-ku (Regan Matthews) present Songs to Make Up To in his North American debut. His inaugural live performance will include guest vocalists and visuals by Sam Naik. Ta-ku has remixed work by Flume, Childish Gambino, and Justin Timberlake, and collaborated with Jaden Smith.
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY from 4-8 p.m.
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