Editors’ Picks: 9 Things to See in New York This Week
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Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting, and thought-provoking, shows, screenings, and events. See them below.
Tuesday, March 7
1. Nick Mauss and Ken Okiishi on Hanne Darboven at Dia: Chelsea
As part of the “Artists on Artists” Lecture series, Nick Mauss and Ken Okiishi will discuss the work of German art star Hanne Darboven. Dia established this lecture series in 2001, to highlight the work of important contemporary artists from the perspective of their peers and colleagues.
Location: 535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor.
Price: Free for Dia members; $10 general admission; $6 admission for students and seniors
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 8
2. BYO Art for International Women’s Day at the Living
Women artists are invited to bring their wares (one work of art each) to Bushwick gallery the Living on International Women’s Day. Proceeds from entry will go to the Bushwick Exchange Zine, but participants are welcome to hang and sell their work without any gallery commission. The festivities will include performances and readings by Squidssidy, Samantha Gillogly, Rosa Schwartzbird, Angelica Gelz Eve Santiago, and Erica Schreiner.
Location: The Living Gallery, 1094 Broadway, Bushwick, Brooklyn
Price: $5 suggested donation
Time: 9 p.m.–11 p.m.
Wednesday, March 8–Thursday, March 16
3. The International Women’s Day Art Fair at One Art Space
One Art Space in Tribeca presents the International Women’s Day Art Fair, an exhibition in honor of the monumental achievements of women throughout history. The show features a diverse, international collection of female-identifying artists of varying ages. “We support the modern day Suffragettes of the International Women’s Day Campaign in promoting this holiday and their ten core values of justice, dignity, hope, equality, collaboration, tenacity, appreciation, respect, empathy, and forgiveness,” according to a statement from the gallery. Wednesday’s opening night reception includes live music and drinks.
Location: 23 Warren Street, New York.
Time: 6 p.m.–10 p.m.
Thursday, March 9
4. Hands Off Our Revolution Launch Event
The recently launched global coalition of artists and cultural practitioners, Hands Off Our Revolution is holding its first New York event and you’re invited. The idea is to have artists, cultural practitioners, and public intellectuals engage “the way art counters the rising rhetoric of right-wing populism and fascism, and its increasingly stark expressions of xenophobia, racism, sexism, homophobia, and unapologetic intolerance.” Speakers will include artist Jonathan Horowitz, Shiva Ahmadi, Amy Khoshbin, and digital entrepreneur David K. Goldstein, among others.
Location: The Dubinsky Building, 27th Street and 8th Avenue, 8th floor
Time: 7 p.m.–9 p.m.
5. The Question of Quantum Feminism at the New Museum
In conjunction with the current exhibition “A.K. Burns: Shabby But Thriving,” the artist joins Harry Dodge, Carolyn Lazard, Anicka Yi, and Constantina Zavitsanos on a round-table discussion “exploring the evolving and expansive topic of quantum feminism.”
Location: New Museum Theater, 235 Bowery
Time: 7 p.m.
Friday, March 10
6. Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents Young Friends Carabet with Isaac Mizrahi at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Only 50 guests will have the chance to see acclaimed designer turned cabaret singer Isaac Mizrahi share (mostly true) stories and perform his favorite songs (he recently had a sold-out run at the Café Carlyle) at the Guggenheim. The evening includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and the chance to bring home gala swag bags and gifts from fans and business owners that Mizrahi has picked up over the years.
Location: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Avenue
Time: 8 p.m., performance at 9 p.m.
Friday, March 10–Sunday, April 9
7. “Sarah Zapata: If I Could” at Deli Gallery
Peruvian-American artist Sarah Zapata has titled her solo show at Deli Gallery after “El Condor Pasa (If I Could),” the best-known Peruvian song in the world (thanks largely to a 1970 English-speaking cover by Simon & Garfunkel). Drawing on her Andean heritage and American upbringing, she has combined labor-intensive Peruvian hand-weaving and traditional American rug-making techniques, both typically performed by women, to create a monumental textile installation that stands as “a tactile embodiment of gender and cultural performativity.”
Location: Deli Gallery, 10-16 46th Avenue, Queens
Time: Opening 7 p.m.–10 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m.–5 p.m. and by appointment
Saturday, March 11
8. Indigenous New York, Critically Speaking at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, the New School
The Vera List Center presents the findings of a day-long colloquium run by its new research initiative, Indigenous New York, led by artist Alan Michelson, of the Mohawk tribe, and Jackson Polys, of the Tlingit tribe. Indigenous New York is a means for artists, critics, curators, and scholars of Native American descent to examine the legacy of colonialism and consider the place of Indigenous art in the contemporary art world.
Location: Vera List Center for Art and Politics, Wollman Hall, 65 West 11st Street, 5th Floor
Time: 4 p.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday, March 11–Sunday, March 12
9. Big Apple Con at the Penn Plaza Pavilion
Before there was the New York Comic Con, there was the Big Apple Comic Con, founded in 1996. Where the New York con has expanded beyond the domain of comics to feature all manner of television shows, movies, and other pop culture phenomena, the Big Apple Con has stayed comparatively true to its roots, offering an impressive selection of collectible comics, illustrations, and comic art collectively worth well over $5 million.
In addition to some of the industry’s most prolific comic artists, there will also be celebrities, like Daredevil star Jon Bernthal and the 94-year-old grandfather of American comics, Stan Lee, who is, it seems, back in New York after swearing that this fall’s NY Comic Con would be his last trip to the East Coast.
Location: Penn Plaza, 401 7th Avenue
Time: 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
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