From the Future of Feminism to Cat Art: 12 Things to See in New York This Week

Here's what we are looking forward to.

Doreen Garner. Courtesy of Larrie.
Doreen Garner. Courtesy of Larrie.

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

Monday, June 12–Friday, August 11

Francoise Gilot, <i>Celebration</i> (2008). Image courtesy of the artist.

Francoise Gilot, Celebration (2008). Image courtesy of the artist.

1. “Large Format” at the Elkon Gallery
Artists Friedel Dzubas, Francoise Gilot, Lluis Lleo, Matteo Montani, Jean-Pierre Pericaud, Kimber Smith, and Antoni Papies are included in this group exhibition of large-format works. The title alludes both to the literal size of the works, and also to the macroscopic perspective the artists use to create them.

Location: Elkon Gallery, 18 East 81st Street
Price: Free
Time: Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

—Caroline Goldstein 

Monday, June 12–Friday, June 16

Image courtesy of Liaqang Luo.

Image courtesy of Liaqang Luo.

2. “God Hates Cats” at Con Artist Collective
A week-long show about, well, cats. The exhibition “celebrating 5000 years of feline-interaction.” Meow.

Location: Con Artist Collective, 119 Ludlow Street (below Delancey and Rivington)
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception June 14, 7 p.m.–11 p.m.; Monday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

—Caroline Goldstein

Tuesday, June 13

museum-mile-festival-2014

Courtesy Museum Mile Festival.

3. The 39th Annual Museum Mile Festival
New York’s biggest block party returns, offering art lovers free admission to seven world-class museums on Fifth Avenue between East 82nd and 105th Streets: El Museo del Barrio, the Museum of the City of New York, the Jewish Museum, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Neue Galerie, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Location: Fifth Avenue between East 82nd and 105th Streets
Price: Free
Time: 6 p.m.–9 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Wednesday, June 14

Eileen Myles. Courtesy of Creative Time, photo by Inez And Vinoodh.

Eileen Myles. Courtesy of Creative Time, photo by Inez And Vinoodh.

4. In Situ Talk Two, “How to Construct a 21st Century Feminism: Eileen Myles in Conversation With Anna Holmes” at the Lower East Side Girl’s Club
For their second In Situ talk pairing artists and intellectuals, Creative Time and the New York Public Library bring together poet Eileen Myles and Jezebel founder Anna Holmes to discuss the future of feminism. The night will conclude with a performance by JD Samson of MEN and Le Tigre with members of the Lower Eastside Girls Club.

Location: Lower East Side Girl’s Club, 402 East 8th Street
Price: $40
Time: 7 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Thursday, June 15–Friday, July 21

Michelle Ross, Slippery Slope (2014). Courtesy of the artist and Elizabeth Leach Gallery.

Michelle Ross, Slippery Slope (2014). Courtesy of the artist and Elizabeth Leach Gallery.

5. “Tomorrow Tomorrow” at CANADA
A group show at CANADA will feature artists Demian DinéYazhi’ and Noelle Sosaya, MK Guth, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Kristan Kennedy, Evan La Londe, Charlie Perez-Tlatenchi, Michelle Ross, Storm Tharp, and Heather Watkins. All of the artists are from the Portland area, and the title of the show is taken from Portland musician Elliott Smith. The works, while diverse in material and in content, allude to a shared sense of communal spirituality, mysticism, migration, and literature.

Location: CANADA, 333 & 331 Broome Street
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Wednesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Caroline Goldstein 

Thursday, June 15–Friday, July 28

Medrie MacPhee, A Dream of Peace (2017). Image courtesy of the artist.

Medrie MacPhee, A Dream of Peace (2017). Image courtesy of the artist.

6. “Scavenge: Medrie MacPhee” at Tibor De Nagy Gallery
Tibor de Nagy will present a solo presentation of Medrie MacPhee in their new LES location. The artist’s latest work is inspired by the rise of fast fashion and its place as an economic driver and a waste-creator in today’s culture. MacPhee began a fake fashion line in 2012, which eventually merged with her painterly practice, so that identifiable elements of clothing are visibly incorporated in the canvases.

Location: Tibor De Nagy Gallery, 11/15 Rivington Street
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

—Caroline Goldstein 

Thursday, June 15–Friday, June 30

Gita Levy,<i>Landscape</i>. Image courtesy of the artist.

Gita Levy,Landscape. Image courtesy of the artist.

7. “Unbound Perspectives” and “The Elixir of Color”: Contemporary Conversations at Agora Gallery
Both shows opened on June 10, but the joint reception honoring all of the artists included in the exhibitions will be held Thursday evening at Agora. “Unbound Perspectives” presents a group of artists working across a wide range of media from all over the world. In “The Elixir of Color,” American artist Sherry Rinderer’s work combines vibrant colors and abstract forms.

Location: 530 West 25th Street
Price: Free
Time: Joint reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Caroline Goldstein 

Thursday, June 15–Friday, August 11

LJ Roberts, <em>Portrait of Deb from 1988–199?</em> (2012–13), detail. Courtesy of the artist.

LJ Roberts, Portrait of Deb from 1988–199? (2012–13), detail. Courtesy of the artist.

8. “VOICE = SURVIVAL” at the 8th Floor
This group show, organized by Visual AIDS and curated by Claudia Maria Carrera and Adrian Geraldo Saldaña, takes as its inspiration the AIDS awareness rallying cry “SILENCE = DEATH,” introduced by the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) in 1987. In contrast, the exhibition aims to give voice to AIDS and HIV activists, featuring archival materials from ACT UP and work by artists including Kiki Smith, Donald Moffett, and David Wojnarowicz.

Location: The 8th Floor, 17 West 17th Street
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Friday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Friday, June 16–Sunday, July 23

Katrina Majkut, <em>Consent is Asking Everytime</em> (2015). Courtesy of the artist and VICTORI + MO

Katrina Majkut, Consent is Asking Everytime (2015). Courtesy of the artist and VICTORI + MO

9. “Nasty StichesVICTORI + MO
Caroline Wells Chandler, Elsa Hansen, Katrina Majkut, and Sara Sachs all create politically charged work using fabric and embroidery, such as Majkut’s limited-edition “women card” cross stitch pieces, which the owner is instructed to complete themselves. This group show boldly reclaims an artistic practice traditionally relegated to the realm of craft, using the medium to address gender inequality, and other issues facing women today. 

Location: VICTORI + MO, 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–9 p.m.; Thursday–Sunday, 1 p.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Friday, June 16–Sunday, June 18

Kearra Amaya Gopee, <em>Artifact #1: Tiger Balm</em> (2016–2017), installation view. Courtesy of Baxter Street.

Kearra Amaya Gopee, Artifact #1: Tiger Balm (2016–2017), installation view. Courtesy of Baxter Street.

10. “Rock Paper Scissor and a Three-Armed Shovel” 7th Annual Zine and Self Published Photo Book Fair at Baxter Street
Devin N. Morris and Elliott Jerome Brown Jr. have curated Baxter Street’s 7th Annual Zine Book Fair to explore the ways in which self-publishing and photography have allowed artists to change the ways we think about wealth, access, and communication.

Location: Baxter Street, the Camera Club of New York, 126 Baxter Street
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Friday, June 16–Monday, January 8, 2018

Detail of <i>The Five Cosmogonic Elements</i> (ca. 15th century). Image courtesy of the Rubin Museum.

Detail of The Five Cosmogonic Elements (ca. 15th century). Image courtesy of the Rubin Museum.

11. “The World is Sound” at the Rubin Museum
The Rubin Museum will debut “The World is Sound,” a comprehensive show that features work by more than 20 artists that explore the ways that sound and our sense of hearing shapes our past, present, and future. The exhibition is organized cyclically, from creation to death to rebirth, drawing on the spiritual elements incorporated in many of the artworks, especially as it pertains to Tibetan Buddhism.

Location: The Rubin Museum, 150 West 17th Street
Price: General admission $15; Friday night from 6 p.m. admission is free.
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–10 p.m.; Monday and Thursday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m.–9 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.–10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Eileen Kinsella

Through June 18

Doreen Garner. Courtesy of Larrie.

Doreen Garner. Courtesy of Larrie.

12. “Doreen Garner: Doctor’s Hours” at Larrie
Larrie, a new downtown gallery representing women artists, presents Doreen Garner‘s timely work exploring the history of medicine as it relates to women and their bodies. Her multimedia sculpture, equal parts beautiful and grotesque, will be accompanied by a selection of books that inspired Garner, such as In the Flesh: The Cultural Politics of Body Modification, published by Victoria Pitts in 2003. The artist is also manning a tattoo parlor, open by appointment during the run of the exhibition.

Location: Larrie, 27 Orchard Street
Price: Free
Time: Tuesday and Wednesday, Friday–Sunday, 12 p.m.–6 p.m.


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