Editors’ Picks: 9 Things to See in New York This Week
Here's what we're excited about this week.
Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting, and thought-provoking, shows, screenings, and events. See them below.
Tuesday, July 25
1. Summer of Know: Trevor Paglen and Ben Wizner at the Guggenheim Museum
Nat Trotman, Curator of performance and media at the museum, will moderate a discussion between the artist Trevor Paglen and Ben Wizner of the ACLU. The discussion will be focused on the state of media and privacy in America, addressing “surveillance and civil liberties in the age of hacking.”
Location: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Cafe 3, 1071 Fifth Avenue
Price: Free with $25, museum admission, space is limited
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 26–Sunday, September 3
2. “Jamie Warren: One Sweet Day” at the Hole
In the vein of Cindy Sherman, Jamie Warren plays with her identity using costumes and makeup, creating elaborate stage designs in which she acts and performs. For this show, Warren will install four video works and will set up an immersive set in the back gallery. A performance will take place August 17th.
Location: The Hole, 312 Bowery
Time: Opening reception: 6 p.m.–9 p.m.; Wednesday–Sunday, 12 p.m.–7 p.m., or by appointment
Wednesday, July 26–Sunday, September 3
3. “The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America” at the Brooklyn Museum
The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) shares its research into the history of lynchings, from the abolition of slavery to in this exhibition organization in collaboration with Google, in the hope of encouraging conversations about our country’s legacy of racial injustice. The show also previews EJI’s national monument to lynching victims, titled The Memorial to Peace and Justice, which will open in Montgomery, Alabama, in 2018, alongside the planned From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration museum.
Location: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
Time: Thursday, 6 p.m.–10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Wednesday and Sunday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday, July 27–Friday, September 1
4. “New Territory” at UNIX Gallery
UNIX Gallery presents a two-person show, featuring contemporary artists Josh Rowell and Tom McFarland. The artists both address themes of communication, but they tackle the subjects using completely different media. Rowell’s work is more focused on technology, using the visual language of pixels and binary code to articulate his subject. McFarland’s work is decidedly more analog, creating cobweb-like patterns using string and resin.
Location: UNIX Gallery, 532 West 24th Street
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Friday, July 28
5. Silent Protest Art Walk at Bryant Park
Organized by Kindred Arts in collaboration with the NAACP and Inside Out, the 2017 Silent Protest Art Walk marks the one-hundred-year anniversary of the anti-race riot protest in Bryant Park held by W.E.B. Dubois and the NAACP in 1917. This year’s event is an opportunity for the art world to silently decry the recent rise of fear-mongering bigotry and prejudice across the world.
Location: Bryant Park
Time: 5 p.m.–7 p.m.
Friday, July 28–Sunday, September 17
6. “About Face” at the Southhampton Arts Center
The New York Academy of Art had enlisted musician and painter Scott Avett, of the Avett Brothers, to co-curate this portraiture exhibition with school president David Kratz. It’s the institution’s second-ever outing in the Hamptons, featuring an all-star cast of artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Will Cotton, Nicole Eisenman, Eric Fischl, Alex Katz, Alice Neel, Dana Schutz, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, and Mickalene Thomas. In response to the increasing prevalence of the selfie, the show encourages “viewers to slow down and consider the story inherent in every human face.”
Location: Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Thursday–Sunday, 12 p.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday, July 29
7. Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno | Dial-A-Poem-Marathon at Red Bull Arts New York
A continuation of this summer’s celebration of John Giorno, Red Bull Arts is resurrecting the artwork created by Giorno between 1969 and 1971. In the original project, a series of phone lines connected to answering machines that contained recordings from artists, poets, and musicians. In this new iteration, a group of cultural figures will recite text, read poems, and perform live.
Location: Red Bull Arts, 220 West 18th Street (ground level)
Time: 12 p.m.–7 p.m.
Through Thursday, August 17
8. “2017 Aperture Summer Open: On Freedom” at Aperture Gallery
For Freedoms, Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman’s artist-run super PAC has curated Aperture’s summer exhibition, in which photographers were invited to respond to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.
The selection of images, chosen from an open call, “demonstrates how the democratic nature of photography can serve as a vehicle for diverse perspectives to visualize social problems, spark dialogue, and transform assumptions,” according to For Freedom’s curatorial statement.
Location: Aperture Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
Time: Monday–Thursday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Through Friday, August 11
9. “Nora Berman: POWER SUCCESS MAGIC DREAM” at Downs & Ross
Nora Berman’s colorful visions evoke magical transformations, otherworldly figures being born of her artistic consciousness. These vibrant paintings are paired with plasters sculptures, a handful of coins at the bottom of a resin puddle, a blackened crater like a wishing well on the surface of a dead planet.
Location: Downs & Ross, 55 Chrystie Street, #203, and 106 Eldridge Street
Time: Tuesday–Friday, 12 p.m.–6 p.m.
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