artnet Agenda: 8 Places to be This Week
From the Whitney Studio Party to a sleepover, can't-miss events for November 17–22.
Monday, November 17
Independent Curators International Annual Benefit and Auction
ICI produces exhibitions, events, publications, and training opportunities with an emphasis on curating. This year’s annual benefit will honor art collector Dimitris Daskalopoulos and emerging curator Eva Barois De Caevel. The evening of art, cocktails, food, and music will take place in the historic Cunard Building.
6:30-9:30 PM, Tickets $1,000+. Afterparty 9–11 PM, Tickets $200.
Panel Discussion: Women Collectors and “Matrons” in Today’s Art World at the Jewish Museum
POWarts is sponsoring this evening of conversation with some of the art world’s most dynamic women, including Alexandra Schwartz, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Montclair Art Museum; artist Natalie Frank; Mary-Kate O’Hare, Advisor, American, Latin American and Contemporary Art at Citi Private Bank; artist Sarah Peter, and artist Saya Woolfalk. Inspired by the current exhibition “Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power,” there will be time for viewing, as well as a cocktail reception.
7-9 PM. Tickets $20.
Tuesday, November 18
Dia Artists on Artists Lecture Series: Sharon Lockhart on Steve Paxton
As part of this ongoing lecture series in which artists speak about the work of other artists, photographer and filmmaker Sharon Lockhart will discuss choreographer Steve Paxton.
6:30 PM. Tickets $6.
Wednesday, November 19
The 2014 Whitney Studio Party
With a hip young host committee packed with artists, fashionistas, and socialites, the Whitney’s annual Studio Party doesn’t show any signs of slowing down this year. Artist Will Pappenheimer has even designed a virtual-reality app specifically for the evening which will offer guests “hallucinatory virtual elements”—all the fun of drugs with none of the scary consequences. Plus, this is probably the last opportunity to party down in the Breuer Building before the museum’s big move.
9:30 PM-1 AM. Tickets $250.
Thursday, November 20
Legends 2014: A Pratt Institute Scholarship Benefit
Each year, the Pratt Institute honors innovators in the spheres of art and design, in order to raise money for student scholarships. This year’s benefit will take place over dinner and cocktails at the lavish Mandarin Oriental Hotel in honor of the accomplishments of Iris Apfel, David Yurman, and Paper magazine editor-in-chief Kim Hastreiter.
6 PM. Tickets $1,250+.
Friday, November 21
Creative Time Fall Ball Sleepover Party
For this unconventional benefit event, guests will partake in an immersive, art-centric slumber party featuring a surrealist dinner party, a 12-hour DJ marathon, nail art by Vanity Projects, a video installation by Marco Bambilla, sunrise yoga with Grey Area, and more. It’s safe to say that you won’t get much sleep, but that it will be a night to remember.
8 PM–8 AM. Tickets $485.
Saturday, November 22
Creative Time Dance Party at NeueHouse
If sleepovers aren’t your bag, hopefully dance parties are. Creative Time is hosting its second event of the weekend at NeueHouse, featuring two DJs, a Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe screening room takeover, interactive art installations, and “surprises galore.”
9 PM–2 AM. Tickets $80.
Cinema Under the Influence Presents Drive and Patrol
Cinema Under the Influence is exactly what it sounds like—as much beer as you can drink, plus a screening of the indie thriller Drive (starring beautiful human Ryan Gosling) and a new short film called Patrol. There’s also a program with essays discussing the films and at the end of the event there will be a raffle.
8 PM. Tickets $15.
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