Editors’ Picks: 11 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week

An opening at Pace Gallery, a talk at SculptureCenter, yoga at MoMA, and more.

Andrew Schoultz, Full Spectrum Intersection (2018). Courtesy of Joshua Liner Gallery.

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


Wednesday, November 14

Tabita Rezaire, still from <em>Sugar Walls Teardom</em> (2017). Courtesy of the artist and Goodman Gallery, South Africa.

Tabita Rezaire, still from Sugar Walls Teardom (2017). Courtesy of the artist and Goodman Gallery, South Africa.

Tabita Rezaire: Healing the City” at the Museum of Modern Art

Early risers take note: artist and “energy worker” Tabita Rezaire is leading a Kemetic Yoga session at 7 a.m. this Wednesday at the MoMA, which is being billed by the museum as a “collective healing exercise,” set against the backdrop of Rezaire’s video art “hyper-landscapes.” Unplug and reconnect with your “divine creative essence;” yoga mats will be provided. Afterward, you’ll have a full hour and a half to check out the show “Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams” before the museum opens to the public.

Location: MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street
Price: $20
Time: 7 a.m.

—Sarah Cascone


Thursday, November 15

Tauba Auerbach, Flow Separation (2018). Courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery. Image by Nicholas Knight, courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY.

Making Dazzle Ships: Art, History, and Design from WWI to Today” at the New School

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, a panel of experts on art, history, and design will come together to discuss Tauba Auerbach’s recent commission for the Public Art Fund, Flow Separation. The artwork is an homage to the “dazzle ships” that were painted in camouflage during World War I to evade detection, and drew heavily on contemporary art movements of the time. The talk will feature historian Roy R. Behrens, an expert on art and camouflage, Emma Enderby, curator of Flow Separation, and the Public Art Fund’s Jesse Hamerman.

Location: The New School, Tishman Auditorium 63 Fifth Avenue
Price: General admission, $10
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.

—Caroline Goldstein


Shigeko Kubota, <em>River</em> (1979–81). Photo courtesy Shigeko Kubota Video Art Foundation, New York.

Shigeko Kubota, River (1979–81). Photo courtesy of Shigeko Kubota Video Art Foundation, New York.

SC Conversations: Sculpture, Screens, and Space” at SculptureCenter

In conjunction with its current exhibition “Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974–1995” (through December 17), SculptureCenter hosts a discussion on the long overlooked, overlapping histories of video art and sculpture. Led by the museum’s executive director and chief curator Mary Ceruti and MIT List Visual Arts Center director of exhibitions and curator Henriette Huldisch, the talk will also feature exhibiting artists Mary Lucier and Tony Oursler.

Location: SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves Street, Long Island City, Queens
Price: Free with RSVP
Time: 7 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone


Wednesday, November 14–Friday, December 21

Installation view of "Agnes Martin/Navajo Blankets." Photo courtesy of Pace Gallery.

Installation view of “Agnes Martin/Navajo Blankets.” Photo courtesy of Pace Gallery.

Agnes Martin: Navajo Blankets” at Pace Gallery

Pace is restaging an exhibition that debuted at its Palo Alto location highlighting the parallels between Agnes Martin’s spare, geometric canvasses and 19th-century blankets woven by the women of the Navajo tribe. There will also be a talk on Thursday, November 15, moderated by exhibition curator Candice Hopkins, featuring cultural anthropologist Ann Lane Hedlund, Navajo artist Melissa Cody, and art historian Nancy Princenthal, who wrote a biography about Martin.

Location: Pace Gallery, 537 West 24th Street
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone


Thursday, November 15–Thursday, December 13

A Robin Williams mural by Jerkface. Photo courtesy of Taglialatella Galleries.

A Robin Williams mural by Jerkface. Photo courtesy of Taglialatella Galleries.

Anti Hero by Jerkface” at Taglialatella Galleries

Street artist Jerkface presents new paintings and prints featuring his customary mash-ups of beloved cartoon characters. Subverting viewers expectations by erasing facial features or repeating familiar forms to the point of geometric abstraction, Jerkface recasts protagonists such as Snoopy as more complicated antiheroes through his unexpected mashups of different comic book and cartoon properties.

Location: Taglialatella Galleries, 229 Tenth Avenue
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception with RSVP, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sunday 11 am.–5 p.m., or by appointment

—Sarah Cascone


Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17

Still from Terrence Malick, <i>Voyage of Time</i>, 2018. Image courtesy of Broad Green Pictures.

Still from Terrence Malick, Voyage of Time (2018). Courtesy of Broad Green Pictures.

Terrence Malick: Voyage of Time” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

As part of the its Next Wave Festival, the Brooklyn Academy of Music will turn over its opera house to visionary filmmaker Terrence Malick’s long-gestating magnum opus, Voyage of Time. The 90-minute cinematic journey threads together moments of creation spanning continents, species, and epochs. The Wordless Music Orchestra and Chorus provides a live score culled from the works of classical masters, while actress Lily James narrates.

Location: BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn
Price: $35 and up
Time: 7:30 p.m.

—Tim Schneider


Through Saturday, November 17

Jillian Denby. Courtesy of Barney Savage Gallery.

Jillian Denby. Courtesy of Barney Savage Gallery.

Jillian Denby: This Is Real and That’s Not” at Barney Savage Gallery

Jillian Denby, who hasn’t had a solo show in New York since the 1970s, presents a selection of modestly scaled oil paintings of bucolic green landscapes. A cast of human figures intrude upon Denby’s wild forests, infiltrating sunlit glades and slightly out of place with their surroundings, as a reflection on the passage of time.

Location: Barney Savage Gallery, 87 Franklin Street, #2
Price: Free
Time: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone


Sunday, November 18

Eugène Delacroix, Self-Portrait with Green Vest (circa 1837). Musée du Louvre,
Paris © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre). Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Sight and Sound: Chopin, Delacroix, and the Romantic Impulse” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Orchestra Now, led by art historian and conductor Leon Botstein, combines music and the visual arts with a discussion and slide show punctuated with musical excerpts, inspired by Eugène Delacroix’s passion for music, including Chopin and Mozart. The program will also include a full performance and a Q&A, and tickets include museum admission and a chance to see “Delacroix,” on view through January 6, 2019.

Location: Met Fifth Avenue, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Avenue
Price: $30–50
Time: 2 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone


Through Saturday, December 1

Gardar Eide Einarsson, <em>Flagwaste</em>. Photo courtesy of Team Gallery.

Gardar Eide Einarsson, Flagwaste. Photo courtesy of Team Gallery.

Gardar Eide Einarsson: Flagwaste” at Team Gallery

Originally shown in the leadup to the 2016 US presidential election, Gardar Eide Einarsson’s Flagwaste is made up of discarded fabrics from factories that make US flags, presented as a crumpled sculpture of fabric dumped on the floor. Einarsson has restaged the work two years later—with Donald Trump now as president—scattering the tattered scraps across the gallery, rather than mounding them all together, for a more mournful effect.

Location: Team Gallery, 83 Grand Street
Price: Free
Time: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone


Installation view of "Andrew Schoultz: Full Circle" at Joshua Liner Gallery. Photo courtesy of Joshua Liner Gallery.

Installation view of “Andrew Schoultz: Full Circle” at Joshua Liner Gallery. Photo courtesy of Joshua Liner Gallery.

Andrew Schoultz: Full Circle” at Joshua Liner Gallery

Not to be contained by the canvas, Andrew Schoultz’s colorful paintings explode onto the walls in his second solo show at Joshua Liner Gallery. His circular compositions emanate outward in concentric bands like radio broadcast waves, while other paintings include more figurative forms, such as serpents and castles.

Location: Joshua Liner Gallery, 540 West 28th Street
Price: Free
Time: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone


James Phillips, <em>Untitled</em> (1973). Courtesy of Kravets | Wehby.

James Phillips, Untitled (1973). Courtesy of Kravets | Wehby.

James Phillips: Radical Abstraction: 1970 to the Present” at Kravets | Wehby Gallery

For his first show at the gallery, James Phillips, a member of Chicago’s African American artist collective AfriCOBRA. presents work from the 1970s to the present, including works on paper and 13 paintings. The artist also currently has work in “Soul of a Nation” at the Brooklyn Museum.

Location: Kravets | Wehby Gallery, 521 West 21st Street
Price: Free
Time: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

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