Editors’ Picks: 11 Things to See in New York This Week

As Labor Day draws near, be sure to catch these New York art events.

Keisha Scarville, Untitled #1 (2015). Courtesy of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute.
Keisha Scarville, Untitled #1 (2015). Courtesy of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute.

Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting, and thought-provoking, shows, screenings, and events. See them below.

Tuesday, August 29

Kiluanji Kia Henda's <i>Rusty Mirage</i> (2015). Courtesy of the artist and ISCP.

Kiluanji Kia Henda, Rusty Mirage (2015). Courtesy of the artist and ISCP.

1. “Kiluanji Kia Henda and Dariel Cobb in Conversation” at the International Studio and Curatorial Program 
Artist Kiluanji Kia Henda and scholar Dariel Cobb will address afrofuturism, the politics of viewership, and the relationships of nomadic peoples to built space. 

Location: International Studio and Curatorial Program, 1040 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
Price: Free
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.; exhibition open through October 6

—Caroline Goldstein

Wednesday, August 30

Seis Días, digital collage (2014). Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art.

Seis Días, digital collage (2014). Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art.

2. Zines: Collaborations and Publications in NYC at the Museum of Modern Art 
Drawing on the museum’s extensive zine collection, MoMA library staff will explore the ways in which alternative forms of self-publishing promote artistic collaboration in this ongoing discussion series. This week’s event will feature writer, art historian, and artist Barbara Calderón.

Location: Museum of Modern Art, Sculpture Garden, 11 West 53rd Street
Price: Free
Time: 3 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Wednesday, August 30

Image courtesy of Galeria Nara Roesler.

3. “summer guests #3: material and context” at Galeria Nara Roesler 
For the final summer “GNR Presents,” artists Alexandre Arrechea and Nari Ward will talk about their respective practices. Both are interested in re-contextualizing objects as a way of creating social and political commentaries.

Location: Galeria Nara Roesler, 22 East 68th Street, 3R
Price: Free, RSVP here
Time: 6 p.m.

—Eileen Kinsella

Thursday, August 31

Jenny Sabin Studio's "Lumen" at MoMA PS1's Courtyard. Image courtesy of MoMA PS1, © Jenny Sabin Studio.

Jenny Sabin Studio’s “Lumen” at MoMA PS1’s courtyard. Image courtesy of MoMA PS1, © Jenny Sabin Studio.

4. “Night at the Museum: Lumen Closing Party” at MoMA PS1
PS1 is hosting one last nighttime fete to finish out the summer strong. Jenny Sabin Studio’s installation will be lit up for the last weekend of the summer for guests to enjoy with cocktails, snacks, and a DJ set. The galleries will also be open after-hours for visitors to check out the summer exhibits on view, including “Ian Cheng: Emissaries.”

Location: MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Queens
Price: General admission $15
Time: 8 p.m.–12 a.m.

—Caroline Goldstein

Thursday, August 31–Friday, November 10

Mel Ziegler, <em>Flag Exchange</em> installation at the Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, New York (2016). Courtesy of Arthur Evans.

Mel Ziegler, Flag Exchange installation at the Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, New York (2016). Courtesy of Arthur Evans.

5. “Mel Ziegler, A Living Thing: Flag Exchange” at Federal Hall
Between 2011 and 2016, Mel Ziegler visited all 50 states. On each stop, he collected an American flag, replacing a well-used, tattered example with a fresh one. Those worn-out flags have become a powerful art installation, reflecting on our nation’s geography and questions of nationalism and allegiance. The show, curated by Hesse McGraw, arrives in New York City after stops at the San Francisco Art Institute; the Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, New York; the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City; and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Nebraska.

Location: Federal Hall, 26 Wall Street
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Monday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Thursday, August 31–Sunday, September 3

A still from the final episode of <em>Twin Peaks</em>.

A still from the final episode of Twin Peaks.

6. “Gotta Light?” at the Metrograph
Avant-garde filmmaker and art world darling David Lynch takes center stage at the Metrograph theater, which notes that the director’s “fine arts background, attending art school in Philadelphia as an aspiring painter, spurred him into filmmaking by a desire to see his paintings move.” In the wake of the long-awaited release of Twin Peaks: The Return, this is your chance to see far-out Lynch classics such as Eraserhead and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, as well as other films that inspire or complement his work, such as Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Location: The Metrograph, 7 Ludlow Street
Price: $15 per screening
Time: Various screenings

—Sarah Cascone

Friday, September 1–Thursday, September 14

Changdai Park's <i>Connected by one line</i> (2017). Image courtesy of the artist.

Changdai Park’s Connected by one line (2017). Image courtesy of the artist.

7. “Chang Dae Park: When Harlem Was Blue” at Able Fine Art Gallery
Photographer Chang Dae Park’s large-scale photographs are on view for his first solo exhibition at the New York gallery. The artist studied in both the United States and Korea before training his lens on the streets of Harlem’s famed musical and artistic culture.

Location: Able Fine Art Gallery, 143 B Orchard Street
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Caroline Goldstein

Saturday, September 2

Stoneleaf Retreat. Courtesy of Stoneleaf Retreat.

Stoneleaf Retreat. Courtesy of Stoneleaf Retreat.

8. Open House at Stoneleaf Retreat
The public gets its first look at the new artist residency program Stoneleaf Retreat, run by former PULSE Art Fair director Helen Toomer and her husband, Eric Romano, founder and owner off SPACE design + production. In addition to showcasing work done on site by Leah Dixon, Macon Reed, and Mia Taylor, the day’s activities will also include an artists vs. curators tennis tournament and all the hot dogs and corn on the cob you can eat.

Location: Stoneleaf Retreat, 838 Ashokan Road, Kingston
Price: Free
Time: 12 p.m.–4 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Through Sunday, September 3

Christopher Anderson's <i>Cherries Spilled on Crosswalk, NYC, USA</i> (2014). © Christopher Anderson/ Magnum Photos.

Christopher Anderson’s Cherries Spilled on Crosswalk, NYC, USA (2014). © Christopher Anderson/ Magnum Photos.

9. “Magnum Manifesto” at the International Center of Photography
ICP presents this exhibition in honor of the 70th anniversary of the renowned photography collective Magnum, founded by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger, and Chim (David Seymour) in 1947. The show is organized by curator Clément Chéroux, senior curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and surveys the second half of the 20th century through the eyes of Magnum photographers like Paul Fusco, Susan Meiselas, Danny Lyon, and Thomas Dworzak.

Location: 250 Bowery
Price: General admission $14
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Caroline Goldstein

Through Monday, September 4

Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons. Photo: © Paolo Roversi; Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

10. “Rei Kawakubo/Comme de Garçons: Art of the In-Between” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Last chance before it closes! Check out the iconoclastic style that Rei Kawakubo brought to fashion label Comme des Garçons. This has been another hit show for the Met’s Costume Institute, and is well worth a visit.

Location: 1000 Fifth Avenue
Price: General admission, recommended, $25
Time: Sunday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Friday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

—Caroline Goldstein

Through Thursday, November 30

Victor Davson, <em>Jhandi Flag #5</em> (2017). Courtesy of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute.

Victor Davson, Jhandi Flag #5 (2017). Courtesy of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute.

11. “Liminal Space” at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
This group show features ruminations on homeland from artists whose heritage can be traced to Guyana, a country with a population of just 750,000, compared to over 100 million living in diaspora. With work in painting, photography, sculpture, textile, video, and more, the exhibition considers the question of immigration both from the point of view of those who leave and that of those who stay behind. 

Location: Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, 120 East 125th Street
Price: $5
Time: 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; second Saturday of the month 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone


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