Editors’ Picks: 10 Art Events to See in New York This Week

Get ready to see Amy Sedaris in drag.

Amy Sedaris. Courtesy YouTube.

Through Tuesday, July 12

Bruce Conner, CROSSROADS (1976), promotional still. Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art, New York/San Francisco Museum of Modern Art/Conner Family Trust, © 2016 Bruce Conner.

Bruce Conner, CROSSROADS (1976), promotional still. Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art, New York/San Francisco Museum of Modern Art/Conner Family Trust, © 2016 Bruce Conner.

1. Bruce Conner: Looking for Mushrooms at MoMA.org
In honor of its Bruce Conner retrospective (July 3–October 2, 2016), the Museum of Modern Art is streaming the artist’s film LOOKING FOR MUSHROOMS (1959–67/96) on its website through July 12. Don’t miss your last chance to catch this psychedelic journey through Mexico without setting foot in a packed museum.

Location: Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street
Price: Free

—Sarah Cascone

Tuesday, July 12–Sunday, November 27

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Diane Arbus. Lady on a Bus (1957). Courtesy of the Met Breuer.

2. Diane Arbus: In The Beginning at The Met Breuer
Featuring more than 100 photographs from Diane Arbus’ first seven years of her career, her New York City-inspired images will be on display at the Met Breuer through the fall, exhibiting some of her most intimate and surprising work during the late 1950s to early ’60s. Don’t miss your chance to see some of Arbus’s never-before-seen photographs, selected from the museum’s Diane Arbus Archive and gifted from the late photographer’s daughters.

Location: The Met Breuer, Floor 2, 945 Madison Avenue
Price: Free with Museum Admission ($25 Adults)

—Daniela Rios

Tuesday, July 12–Monday, September 5

A work in progress from "Amie Cunat: Hideout." Courtesy of Wave Hill Artists via Facebook.

A work in progress from “Amie Cunat: Hideout.” Courtesy of Wave Hill Artists via Facebook.

3. “Amie Cunat: Hideout” and “Joiri Minaya: #dominicanwomengooglesearch” at Wave Hill’s Sunroom Project Space
Wave Hill has commissioned four emerging New York-based artists and one artist collective to create new work for its Sunroom Project Space throughout 2016. Next on tap are Amie Cunat, who will be creating hunting-inspired sculptures and a wall painting that subverts the concept of camouflage, and Joriri Minaya, who skewers over-sexualized conceptions of Dominican women with her collaged tropical prints.

Location: Wave Hill, Glyndor Gallery, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
Price: $8 adults, $4 students and seniors, $2 children

—Sarah Cascone

Wednesday, July 13–Sunday, September 25

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Alejandra Seeber. Mental Walk: Designers (2011). Courtesy of the Bronx Museum.

4. Caza: Rochele Gomez, Margaret Lee, Alejandra Seeber at The Bronx Museum
Caza, meaning hunting or home in Spanish, is part of a series of three small exhibitions of contemporary art posing a two-fold question: “What would it mean to tame art?” and “To what or for who would this taming of art serve?” Gomez, Lee, and Seeber attempt to answers these questions through their distinctive artworks, each bringing to the table what the other lacks.

Location: The Bronx Museum, 1040 Grand Concourse
Price: Free

—Daniela Rios

Wednesday, July 13–Sunday, September 25

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Willie Cole. How Do You Spell America? #2 (1993). Courtesy of the Bronx Museum of the Arts Permanent Collection.

5. Art AIDS America at The Bronx Museum
In collaboration with the Tacoma Art Museum in Washington, the Bronx Museum will present Art AIDS America, the first exhibition to investigate the continuous influence of the AIDS crisis on American art and culture, featuring works from 1981 onward. Some of the artists showcased in the exhibition who are particularly connected to the Bronx will be Willie Cole, Glenn Ligon, and Whitfield Lovell.

Location: The Bronx Museum, 1040 Grand Concourse
Price: Free

—Daniela Rios

Thursday, July 14

Courtesy of Topical Cream.

Courtesy of Topical Cream.

6. Topical Cream at Artists Space Books & Talks
Lyndsy Welgos, a photographer and artist, and Ara Anjargolian, a programmer, started “a platform for women working in fashion, art and technology,” in 2012. Since then, the group has expanded, and is responsible for a meeting of the minds between poet Eileen Myles, DJ and artist Juliana Huxtable, and poet-performer Cecilia Corrigan, at the Swiss Institute, as well as an Ace Hotel residency for female video artists such as Julika Rudelius, Keren Cytter, and Sara Hornbacher. In the weeks to come, “we also are hosting the Swiss Institute’s upcoming party marking their last days at the Wooster Street space,” Whitney Mallet, TC’s contributing features editor, tells artnet News in an email.

At Artists Space on Thursday, expect performances by Black Quantum Futurism, Quay Dash, MSHR and LAFAWNDAH.

Location: Artists Space Books & Talks, 55 Walker Street
Price:$5 suggested entrance, with 100 percent of proceeds going to victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando.

—Kathleen Massara

Thursday, July 14–Saturday, July 16

Jordan Casteel, <em>Kevin the Kiteman</em> (2016). Courtesy of the artist.

Jordan Casteel, Kevin the Kiteman (2016). Courtesy of the artist.

7. Jordan Casteel, EJ Hill, and Jibade-Khalil Huffman, “Tenses” at the Studio Museum in Harlem
The Studio Museum’s latest round of artists in residence will be hosting a group exhibition of their works that runs through October 30. Jordan Casteel, who’s attracted attention in recent years as a rising young art star, will be mounting six large-scale canvases that describe the “spirit of the vendors who operate every day on the sidewalks” of Harlem. EJ Hill and Jibade-Khalil Huffman, alternatively, will be offering an installation of their own.

Location: 144 West 125th Street
Price: $7 adult

—Rain Embuscado

Thursday, July 14

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8. Summer Open Evenings on the Upper East Side
Our friends at Petzel let us know that the gallery—which has a rare solo show of CoBRA artist Asger Jorn on view until July 29 at its Upper East Side location—will be keeping its doors open for extended viewing on the evening of Thursday, July 14.

Fourteen other top galleries nearby will also do the same. These include: Blum & Poe; Dickinson Roundell; Di Donna; Dominique Lévy; Edward Ressle; Hauser & Wirth; Jill Newhouse; Luxembourg & Dayan; Galerie Perrotin; Rosenberg & Co.; Schiller & Bodo; Skarstedt; Taka Ishi; and Waterhouse & Dodd.

Location: Various Upper East Side locations, see individual gallery websites for location and shows.
Price: Free

—Eileen Kinsella

Thursday, July 14


Simen Johan. Untitled #187, from the series Until the Kingdom Comes (2015). Courtesy of the Yossi Milo Gallery.

9. Simen Johan Book Signing at Yossi Milo Gallery
Yossi Milo Gallery will be hosting a book signing from 6-8 p.m. for artist Simen Johan‘s 2013 catalogue Until the Kingdom Comes. It features some of Johan’s most sophisticated photographs from the past decade, showcasing intriguing animals and remarkable landscapes. Make sure to also catch Johan’s exhibition at the gallery through August 10.

Location: Yossi Milo Gallery, 245 10th Avenue, New York
Price: Free

—Daniela Rios

Friday, July 15

Marcel Dzama, Infidels (film still). Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London.

Marcel Dzama, Infidels (film still). Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London.

10. The Films of Marcel Dzama at Brooklyn Fire Proof
For the second night of Brooklyn Fire Proof Stage’s eight-night summer screening series, Marcel Dzama will present a selection of his films, including Sad Ghost, made with Spike Jonze, and the Kim Gordon-starring A Jester’s Dance, featuring the music of Arcade Fire. The series begins at sundown.

The artist, who will be on hand to comment on his work, will also share a preview of his newest work shot at the venue: A Flower of Evil, starring Amy Sedaris.

Location: Brooklyn Fire Proof Stages, the Alley at 199 Ingraham Street, Brooklyn
Price: Free

—Sarah Cascone

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