Editors’ Picks: 11 Things to See in New York This Week
Mark your calendars.
Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. See them below.
1. Yinka Shonibare MBE: Talks at the New School
Ahead of the opening of his highly anticipated Public Art Fund project, Wind Sculpture, Yinka Shonibare will talk with PAF director Nicholas Baume about the pro-immigrant work. The British-Nigerian artist will also give a free lecture with Thelma Golden, director of the Studio Museum in Harlem, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Friday, March 9, 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Location: The New School, Tishman Auditorium, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue
Price: $10 general admission
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Monday, March 5–Saturday, March 31
2. “Closet Archaeology” at the Ace Hotel
Last year, Brooklyn’s City Reliquary exhibited a collection of artifacts a group of fourth graders unearthed in 2015 beneath the floorboards of their 104-year-old East Village classroom. The accidental time capsule, filled with old spelling tests, love notes, candy wrappers, and other assorted objects, is getting a second outing at the Ace Hotel.
Location: 35 Wooster Street
Time: Opening reception, Thursday, March 8, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 7
3. The Armory Party at the Museum of Modern Art
Celebrate the opening of Armory Week on Wednesday with MoMA’s annual after-party. The event kicks off at 9:00 p.m. (8:00 p.m. for VIP’s) and will feature an open bar, a performance by musical artist BØRNS, and a DJ set by the band Washed Out. Tickets range from $150 to $10,000 and come with a preview pass to the Armory Show. Proceeds from the night support the museum.
Location: Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York
Time: VIP hour 8 p.m.–9 p.m.; general admission 9 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 8–April 21
4. “Dan Hernandez: Game Over” at Kim Foster Gallery
Artist Dan Hernandez creates intricate tableaux that blend religious iconography with the contemporary visual language of video games, two genres which somehow collapse seamlessly together in farcical send-ups of culture and society.
Location: 529 West 20th Street
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday, March 8
5. “Tell Me Something Good” at the Center for Modern Italian Art
A panel conversation celebrating the launch of Tell Me Something Good, a compendium of more than 60 conversations published in the Brooklyn Rail over the course of its 20-year run. Artists Joanna Pousette-Dart, Sarah Sze, and Lisa Yuskavage will be in attendance, along with Jarrett Earnest and Lucas Zwirner.
Location: 421 Broome Street, 4th Floor
Time: 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
Thursday, March 8–Sunday, March 18
6. Hugo McCloud at Sean Kelly BK
Sean Kelly is venturing across the East River for Armory Week, presenting a suite of Hugo McCloud’s “Metal Paintings” in a raw Bushwick industrial space that they’re calling Sean Kelly BK. For the opening on Thursday night, McCloud will stage an action at the exhibition space in which colleagues of his will use welding equipment to “create a dynamic environment that references the artistic and industrial processes used to create [the] works.” The exhibition isn’t much more than a pop-up, only open to the public for two weekends, but it could be Kelly’s first step in opening a permanent space in Brooklyn.
Location: 420b Troutman Street, Brooklyn
Time: Opening reception on March 8, 8:30 p.m.–10:30 pm (RSVP required); March 9–11, 17, and 18, 11:00 a.m.–6 p.m.
Friday, March 9
7. “art talks: Jessica Lynne, Lola Flash, Ming Smith, Ayana Jackson, and Sherry Bronfman” at Pen + Brush
Jessica Lynne, co-founder of ARTS.BLACK, will lead a discussion with women artists timed to Women’s History Month and Pen + Brush’s retrospective “Lola Flash: 1986 to Present,” on view through March 17.
Location: Pen + Brush, 29 East 22nd Street
Price: Free with RSVP
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 10
8. “Ziggurat: General Idea 1968–1994: Launch and Discussion” at Printed Matter, Inc.
Artist and founding member of the Canadian-based collective General Idea, AA Bronson will be in conversation with art critic Alex Kitnick to discuss the launch of Ziggurat, a monograph catalogue exploring the artists’ book as both practice and artwork.
Location: 231 11th Avenue
Time: 4 p.m.
Friday, March 9–Sunday, May 27
9. “Sean Scully: No Words” at the Edward Hopper House
Sean Scully, known for his abstract oil paintings, featuring thick colored stripes of pigment, keeps a studio near Nyack, Edward Hopper spent his formative years. Here, the Irish painter displays his “Doric” series, of which he says, “I wanted to celebrate what Greece had given us, to humanity, and tried to make an architectural metaphor, in which I tried to include, in a sense, the history of romantic painting.”
Location: Edward Hopper House, 82 North Broadway, Nyack
Price: $7 general admission
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Wednesday–Sunday, 12 p.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday, March 10–Sunday, April 22
10. “The Floating World of Emma Sulkowicz” at the Invisible Dog
Emma Sulkowicz’s first New York solo show shows the artist moving an unexpected direction, drawing on the Japanese notion of Ukiyo, or “the floating world,” which refers to the pleasure-seeking lifestyle in Edo (modern-day Tokyo) in the 17th and 18th centuries. Rather than the performance art for which Sulkowicz is known, the artist will fill the gallery with glass orbs, suspended with ropes tied in the manner of traditional Japanese fishing floats. Each sculpture contains an artifact from one of Sulkowicz’s personal relationships.
Location: The Invisible Dog, 51 Bergen Street
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–9 p.m.; Thursday–Saturday, 1 p.m.–7 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday, March 10 & Sunday, March 11
11. “Winter Weekend” at Storm King Art Center
The new season for upstate’s sculptural wonderland will begin April 4. If you could use an excuse to return to nature early, though, on Saturday and Sunday, Storm King will open its gates for the last time this winter. It may feel like more of a spring preview than a winter weekend based on the current forecast—I wouldn’t count on the members’ only Snowshoe Tour going down, for instance—but that sounds like a bonus rather than a disappointment to yours truly. Just don’t be the hero who wears shorts.
Location: Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Road, New Windsor
Price: $18 for adults; $15 for seniors (age 65+); $8 for children (ages 5–18) and students (with ID); free for members.
Time: 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; walking tour at 1 p.m. both days (first come, first served).
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