artnet Agenda: What’s Going On This Week
Simon Critchley discusses David Bowie and more art events for October 14–19.
Tuesday, October 14
Dave Douglas & Keystone Perform Live with Spark of Being at MoMA
Featuring music developed during Douglas’s yearlong residency at Stanford University, the performance is paired with a screening of Spark of Being, which is billed as a close adaption of a Mary Shelley’s classic monster novel Frankenstein. Tuesday’s event is part of the ongoing film series “Bill Morrison: Compositions,” at MoMA through November 21.
8 p.m. Tickets $12.
Wednesday, October 15
LaToya Ruby Frazier in Conversation with Dawoud Bey at Aperture
The two photographers will discuss Frazier’s first book, The Notion of Family, the ideas informing her photography, and the ways in which photography can engage conversations in communities. The talk and signing will be held at Aperture Gallery and Bookstore in Chelsea.
6:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation.
Thursday, October 16
Dance Party: Everyday People at the Brooklyn Museum
Featuring DJ mOma and DJ Rich Knight spinning favorites from the 1990s and 2000s, the dance party also includes live performances, dance contests, and gratis express tours of exhibitions and the ongoing installation “Revolution! Works from the Black Arts Movement.”
6 p.m. Free with museum admission.
Simon Critchley on David Bowie at Pratt
The English philosopher and New School professor will discuss Bowie, his new non-biography that examines themes in the 67-year-old artist’s oeuvre as they relate to Critchley’s own experiences with adulthood and adolescence.
2 p.m. Free.
Friday, October 17
Ryoji Ikeda’s Superposition at the Metropolitan Museum
Spice up your Friday with a theatrical performance obliterating the limits of music, visual arts, and performance. Taking inspiration from everything from Galileo and particle physics to innovations in sound art, Ikeda’s immersive performance piece uses theories of probability to question ideas of experience and individuality.
7 p.m. Tickets to the event range from $35 to $40. The performance is also taking place on Saturday, October 18.
Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19
Gowanus Open Studios 2014
The weekend-long open studios event has hundreds of Brooklyn artists opening their work spaces up to the public. Things kick off Saturday morning with a panel discussion titled “How to Build an Art Collection” at 10:30 a.m. at the Morbid Anatomy Museum. Other highlights included curator-led guided tours (for $20), parties and opening receptions, and a walking tour of the Groundswell Murals.
Saturday and Sunday, 12–6 p.m. Free.
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