© Joseph Rodriguez.

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

Monday, November 6

Still from The Blacklist by Frank Prinzi, (2017). Courtesy of Abanar Dance Company.

1. “Abanar Dance Company Presents: Salt Water” at Norton Symphony Space
The dance set, featuring 20 performers, is choreographed to JT Bullit’s seismographic recordings of the earth’s vibrations. One of the dancers is Desmond Richardson, artistic director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and the first Black American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theater. The cinematography is provided by Frankie DeMarco (“All is Lost,” “Margin Call”) and Frank Prinzi (“The Blacklist”).

Location: Symphony Space, Leonard Nimoy Thalia, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street
Price: $15
Time: 8 p.m.–9:30 p.m.

—Hannah Pikaart

Tuesday, November 7

Lynsey Addario, Two women on side of road… Courtesy of the International Center of Photography.

2. ICP Spotlights at 583 Park Avenue
Each year, the International Center of Photography celebrates a woman artist working in photography and film at its Spotlights luncheon. Journalist Katie Couric will hold a conversation with this year’s honoree, Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and New York Times best-selling author Lynsey Addario, whose book, It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life Of Love And War, recounts her work in the Middle East following September 11, 2001, including her experiences being kidnapped in Libya in 2011.

Location: 583 Park Avenue
Price: $350
Time: Silent auction, 11:30 a.m.; luncheon, 12 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Rashaad Newsome, ICON (2014), video still. Courtesy of the artist.

3. Rashaad Newsome’s RUNNING at the Park Avenue Armory
Rashaad Newsome debuts his new musical performance, RUNNING at the Park Avenue Armory. The name is a reference to the musical technique of vocal runs, in which singers show off their prowess by singing rapidly ascending or descending notes. Three singers will perform Newsome’s original score, which draws from vocal runs from the likes of Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle.

The performance coincides with the exhibition “Rashaad Newsome: Reclaiming Our Time,” featuring the artist’s 3-D collages and new capsule collection of furniture made with the Afro-Brazilian design firm Vosayat. Inspired by Cubism and West African art, it’s on view at De Buck Gallery (545 West 23rd Street) through December 9.

Location: Park Avenue Armory, Veterans Room, 643 Park Avenue
Price: $45
Time: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Wednesday, November 8, 2017–Saturday, January 6, 2018

Derrick Adams, Figure in the Urban Landscape 1 (2017). Courtesy of Tilton Gallery.

4. “Derrick Adams: Figures in the Urban Landscape” at Tilton Gallery
In his mixed-media portraits on paper and wood panel, Derrick Adams features both Western plaid patterns and African-inspired printed fabrics, alluding to the complexities of African-American identity. Overlaid on top of his figures are roadways, to which he’s affixed toy cars, enclosing the subjects in a window-like grid.

Location: Tilton Gallery, 8 East 76th Street
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Wednesday, November 8, 2017–Saturday, January 20, 2018

Richard Diebenkorn’s Untitled (CR no. 3092) (c. 1957–63). Courtesy of the artist and Van Doren Waxter.

5. “Richard Diebenkorn: Works on Paper 1955–1967” at Van Doren Waxter
A selection of 27 works on paper by the California artist Richard Diebenkorn, revealing more intimate and figurative-based works for an artist who is best known for his sunset-hued abstract landscapes depicting Ocean Park and the Bay Area.

Location: Van Doren Waxter, 23 East 73rd Street
Price: Free
Time: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Caroline Goldstein

Thursday, November 9

6. “Faces Places” at Videology Bar & Cinema
Sit down and get cozy with a pint as you witness the collaboration between 89-year-old filmmaker Agnes Varda, and JR, the 33-year-old photographer and muralist best known for his recent mural of a toddler peeking over the proposed Mexico border fence. This unlikely duo teams up to pepper the French countryside with blown-up photographs of its inhabitants. It is a truly charming film that was featured at the New York Film Festival this past October.

Location: 308 Bedford Ave. Brooklyn
Price: $1
Time: 6:45 p.m.–8:15 p.m.

Hannah Pikaart

Paris Bordone, Athena Scorning the Advances of Hephaestus, (1555-1560). Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

7. Public Performance with “What the Body Can Do: Open Sessions 11” at the Drawing Center
Watch an excerpt from Hephaestus, a play about the crippled blacksmith god of Greek mythology with themes about disability and sexuality. The performance will include elements of dance and music, followed by an open Q&A session with the playwright, Willie Johnson; director, Sarah Stites; and Amy Hughes, associate professor of theater history and criticism at CUNY.

Location: The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster Street
Price: $3-5
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Hannah Pikaart

Thursday, November 9–Saturday, November 11

A still from a performance, (2017). Photo by Gushue Moving Arts. Courtesy of Event Brite.

8. “Gushue Moving Arts” at Triskelion Arts
In their return appearance on the Muriel Schulman Theater stage, Gushue Moving Arts meditate on “how to move forward when you inevitably find yourself… in a miserable situation.” The program will also include a follow-up to Rebecca Gushue’s 2016 Hen Haus, Stonefruit, and a duet with Charles Gushue and Robert Daniel Holmes Maynard.

Location: Triskelion Arts, 106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn
Price: $18
Time: 9 p.m.–10 p.m.

Hannah Pikaart

Thursday, November 9–Sunday, November 12

Courtesy of the Other Art Fair.

9. The Other Art Fair at the Brooklyn Expo Center
Saatchi Art launched the New York edition of the Other Art Fair in June. Founded in London six years ago, the fair, dedicated to emerging art, has satellites in Bristol, Sydney, and Melbourne. In Brooklyn, the fair’s selection committee has picked out 110 artists to showcase their work. Prices start at just $100, and the nontraditional programming promises “taxidermy classes, live tattooing, 3-D printing, immersive theater, and dining, [and] hidden absinthe bars,” among other delights.

Location: Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St. Brooklyn
Price: $7–30
Time: Friday, 12 p.m.–9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Yvonne Meier during a performance, (2016). Photo by Ian Douglas. Courtesy of Event Brite.

10. “Yvonne Meier” at the Invisible Dog Art Center
Award-winning artist Yvonne Meier will show two pieces: Durch Dick und Duenn (Through Thick and Thin) and Durch Nacht und Nebel (By Night and Fog).Tapping into her 30 years of experience, Meier will move through the space with other dancers in rapid, eccentric movements, while transforming herself through costume changes.

Location: Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen St. Brooklyn
Price: Free
Time: Thursday–Saturday, 7:30 p.m.–9 p.m.; Sunday, 5 p.m.–7:30 p.m

Hannah Pikaart

Thursday, November 9–Monday, November 13

Germans, Ombré Glass Chair. Courtesy of Amy Lau.

11. The Salon Art + Design Fair at the Park Avenue Armory
Catch Art Deco and Mid-century modern classics as well as work from contemporary designers at this showcase of historical, modern, and contemporary furniture, art, and design. The 56 exhibitors hail from 11 countries

Location: Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue
Price: Dia Preview, $250; Vernissage, $150; general admission $25; students $10
Time: Thursday, Dia Preview, 4.p.m–5 p.m.; collector’s preview 5 p.m.–7 p.m.; Vernissage, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.–7 p.m.; Monday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Thursday, November 9–Saturday, December 16

Valeri Sarko, Driving Range, Bronx Golf Center (2016). Courtesy the artist and Lyon Wier Gallery.

12. “Valeri Larko: End Game” at Lyons Wier Gallery
Larko’s upcoming solo show features landscapes she painted on location at an abandoned golf center in the North Bronx. When she painted her first work there in fall 2013, she pushed her painting gear under the fence and squeezed through a break in the locked gate. She was  only able to complete one small work before a detective caught her in the act of trespassing and “strongly suggested that she not return.” However, she did return repeatedly and has captured in detail the once vibrant family entertainment center that now contains crumbling old structures and which nature is gradually reclaiming.

Location: Lyons Wier Gallery, 542 West 24th Street
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception 6:00–8:00 p.m.

—Eileen Kinsella

Thursday, November 9–Friday, December 22

Paintings © Armen Eloyan. Courtesy of Timothy Taylor, London/New York.

13. “Armen Eloyan” at Timothy Taylor
A new show of Armenian painter Armen Eloyan, created specifically for Timothy Taylor‘s New York gallery space. In a departure from his usual style of large-scale abstracted paintings, these smaller works are more reminiscent of European portraiture in their intimate scale and focus on the figuration.

Location: Timothy Taylor, 515 West 19th Street
Price: Free
Time: Opening, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Eileen Kinsella

Thursday, November 9–Saturday, December 23

Roy Dowell, Untitled #1097 (2016). Richard Kalina, Counterpart 1 (2017). Courtesy of Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.

14. “Roy Dowell & Richard Kalina: Synchronicity: A State of Painting” at Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.
According to painter and critic Richard Kalina’s 2012 Brooklyn Rail article “The Four Corners of Painting,” there are four distinct types of abstract paintings. He categorizes his own work, as well as that of Roy Dowell, as “Organized Organic,” having a sort of visual grammar. Lennon, Weinberg, juxtaposes their work, teasing out underlying similarities despite the simplicity of Kalina’s two-toned silhouetted canvases compared to Dowell’s detailed paintings, which combine a myriad of visual influences, from collage to Latin American decorative motifs.

Location: Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., 514 West 25th Street
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Thursday, November 9, 2017–Saturday, January 13, 2018

David Hockney, Kas and Jane (1965). Courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery.

15. “David Hockney: Works on Paper, 1961–2009” at Paul Kasmin Gallery
Celebrations of David Hockney‘s 80th birthday continue with this exhibition of both recent landscape paintings made in East Yorkshire and drawings from as early as 1961 when the artist was enrolled at the Royal College of Art. The show is timed to the arrival of the traveling “David Hockney” retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, opening November 27.

Location: Paul Kasmin Gallery, 297 Tenth Avenue
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Friday, November 10–Saturday, January 6, 2018

Jon Corbett, Four Generations (2015), video still. Courtesy of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

16. “Transformer: Native Art in Light and Sound” at the National Museum of the American Indian
“Native cultures have always been in motion, not frozen in amber as romantic depictions in popular culture would have you believe,” writes curator Kathleen Ash-Milby in the brochure for “Transformer: Native Art in Light and Sound.” The exhibition features Native artists who embrace technology in their work, adapting modern advances to activate ancient traditions.

Location: The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center, in the Alexander Hamilton US Custom House, One Bowling Green
Price: Free
Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Saturday, November 11–Saturday, December 16

Martin Kippenberger, Ohne Titel (Untitled) (1992). © Estate of Martin Kippenberger, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne. Image courtesy of the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection and Skarstedt, New York.

17. “Martin Kippenberger: Hand Painted Pictures” at Skarstedt
Skartstedt is reuniting 11 of the 23 self-portraits Martin Kippenberger debuted at Max Hetzler Gallery in Cologne in October of 1992. It’s the first exhibition dedicated to the wildly divergent series, based on photographs taken by Jory Felice, to be held in 25 years.

Location: Skarstedt, 20 East 79th Street
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.

Caroline Goldstein

Saturday, November 11–Saturday, December 23

© Joseph Rodriguez.

18. “Joseph Rodriguez | Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s” at the Bronx Documentary Center
During the 1980s, Brooklyn-raised Puerto Rican photographer Joseph Rodriguez spent five years in East Harlem, documenting the impoverished “El Barrio” neighborhood and its residents. His Kodachrome photographs tell stories of a community that persevered and even flourished in the face of addiction, urban decay, and, eventually, gentrification.

Location: Bronx Documentary Center, 614 Courtland Avenue, Bronx
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–9 p.m.; Thursday and Friday,3 p.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Through Sunday, November 12

Heidi Hahn, “The Future is Elsewhere (If It Breaks Your Heart): (installation view). Courtesy of Jack Hanley Gallery.

19. “Heidi Hahn: The Future is Elsewhere (If It Breaks Your Heart)” at Jack Hanley Gallery
Heidi Hahn’s portrayals of women are painted in profile, featuring glimpses of everyday scenes—sitting reading a book, checking an iPhone, or just walking down the street—that hint at a rich interior life.

Location: Jack Hanley Gallery, 327 Broome Street
Price: Free
Time: Wednesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone



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