Zoë Buckman, Untitled 4 (framed), 2012. Courtesy of Winston Wachter.

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

Tuesday, September 26–Thursday, October 26

Katie Stout, Girl Mirror in front of her Girl Wallpaper, produced by Flavor Paper. Courtesy of R & Company.

1. “Katie Stout: Side Dish” at R & Company
In her unique ceramic sculptures, Katie Stout incorporates stylized female nudes into everyday objects such as lamps and mirrors. “The girls—clearly adult womenare titled as such in a reflection of how society disempowers and fetishizes women by referring to them as girls. Women can be sloppy, weird, lumpy, mischievous and naked, and that’s just fine,” said the artist in a statement.

Location: R & Company, 82 Franklin Street
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday, 12 p.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Wednesday, September 27–Saturday, November 11

John Zurier, Leuven (2017). Courtesy of Peter Blum.

2. “John Zurier: Stars Without Distance” at Peter Blum
Peter Blum Gallery inaugurates its new, downtown Manhattan space on Grand Street—its old building on 57th Street was slated for demolition—with a selection of abstract paintings by John Zurier. A sense of light and airiness permeates his work, seemingly influenced by his time spent in the wilds of Iceland over the last decade.

Location: Peter Blum, 176 Grand Street
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Thursday, September 28

Work by Austin Eddy. Courtesy of Half Gallery.

3. “One Night Only: Austin Eddy” at Café Henrie
Half Gallery owner Bill Powers is rethinking the exhibition model with a new art series on the Lower East Side. As the name implies, each show will run for a single evening at the restaurant Café Henrie, Half Gallery’s former next-door neighbor. Austin Eddy, partner of Whitney Biennial participant Shara Hughes, kicks things off with a selection of three paintings.

Location: Café Henrie, 116 Forsyth Street
Price: Free
Time: 6 p.m.–10 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

“Pep Rally” at the Back to School Benefit at MoMA PS1. Courtesy of Sara Wass.

4. “Back to School” Benefit at MoMA PS1
Last year’s inaugural “Back to School” benefit was one of the most original parties I’ve ever been to, with Ryan McNamara leading artists in creating a suite of performances that took place throughout the empty museum. Last year’ theme was high school, with artists leading “classes” in everything from AP art and music to economics, with McNamara offering a dance-infused lesson on the 2008 financial crash. New York–based collective DIS is running the show this year, and the school-turned-art museum has been upgraded to a college, with courses by Puppies Puppies, Jay Boogie, and Alexandro Segade, among others. There will be school-themed snacks, an open bar, and a pep rally dance party to end the night.

Location: MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens
Price: $125
Time: Performances, 7 p.m.–10 p.m.; dance party, 10 p.m.–12 a.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Thursday, September 28–Saturday, November 4

Andres Serrano, Untitled X-1, 3, 2 (triptych) (Torture), 2015. Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery.

5. “Andres Serrano: Torture” at Jack Shainman Gallery
In his first New York gallery show in nearly a decade, Andres Serrano presents photographs inspired by the disturbing evidence of the torture of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib. The images are actually meant to depict a group of four men from Northern Ireland, known as the “Hooded Men,” who were subject to the now-infamous “five techniques” of interrogation while detained by the British army in 1971: wall-standing, hooding, subjection to noise, deprivation of sleep, and deprivation of food and drink.

Location: Jack Shainman, 513 West 20th Street
Price: Free
Time: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Thursday, September 28–Saturday, November 4

Marilyn Minter’s Resist flag. Courtesy of Marilyn Minter/Creative Time.

6. “Anger Management” at the Brooklyn Museum
Art historian Andrianna Campbell and artist Marilyn Minter have curated a pop-up shop at the Brooklyn Museum, selling over 60 limited-edition art objects “with themes of resistance, hope, and protest,” according to the project description. Featured artists include Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Glenn Ligon, Robert Longo, and Faith Ringgold.

According to the curators, the title of the project is meant “to highlight our response to, and our displeasure with, so many wrongs: the immigration ban; the attacks on the EPA; the continued violence against people of color, queer and gender-nonconforming individuals, and religious minorities; the intimidation tactics of white supremacists and a blossoming Neo-Nazi movement (when we lost more than 400,000 Americans fighting Nazis and fascism abroad); and the rescission of labor rights and workers’ benefits. As educated individuals, anger seems like an irrational response, but at this stage, it is the most rational response that we have.”

Location: Brooklyn Museum gift shop, 200 Eastern Parkway
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–9 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Friday, September 29

7. “Not Right” Art Auction to Benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center
This one-night art auction is aimed at raising funding and awareness for Southern Poverty Law Center. The exhibition will showcase more than 60 artists, all of whom donated work for the cause. The starting price for all work is $50, and select pieces will have a “buy it now” price option.

Location: 1040 Metropolitan Avenue
Price: Free
Time: 7 p.m.–10 p.m.

—Eileen Kinsella

Saturday, September 30

A vendor in their booth. Courtesy of PaperJazz.

8. “PaperJazz” at Silent Barn
Formerly known as Paper Jam, PaperJazz Small Press Fest is a twice-yearly celebration of zines, comics, and chapbooks of all types. PaperJazz believes in the importance of creating a space within the small-press community for makers and creatives. This installment of the festival includes 19 exhibitors and a short-film showcase featuring 24 independent filmmakers.

Location: Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn
Price: Free
Time: 12 p.m.–6 p.m.

—Hannah Pikaart

Saturday, September 30–Sunday, October 1

Bouchra Ouizguen, A Still from Corbeaux (Crows), 2014. Courtesy of Crossing the Line Festival.

9. “Bouchra Ouizguen: Corbeaux (Crows)” at the Brooklyn Museum
Created by Moroccan choreographer and dancer Bouchra Ouizguen, Corbeaux (Crows) is a site-specific, living sculpture.The full-body performance follows Moroccan dancers and local New Yorkers moving throughout the museum’s Beaux-Arts court, “erupting into an immersive chorus of piercing sounds and rhythmic cries, making all notions of time and space disappear.”

Location: Brooklyn Museum, Beaux-Arts court, 200 Eastern Parkway
Price: Free with museum admission
Time: Saturday, 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.

—Hannah Pikaart

Sunday, October 1–Sunday, January 28

White T-shirt. Courtesy of Shutterstock/SFIO CRACHO/the Museum of Modern Art.

10. “Is Fashion Modern?” at the Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art is showcasing 111 pieces of clothing and accessories of historical significance during the 20th and 21st centuries, from the iconic Little Black Dress to Levi’s classic 501 blue jeans. Moving beyond fashion to touch on such disparate topics as aesthetics, politics, labor, identity, economy, and technology, the exhibition has also enlisted designers, engineers, and manufacturers to create their own forward-thinking versions of these wardrobe staples using pioneering materials, approaches, and techniques.

Location: Museum of Modern Art, Sculpture Garden, 11 West 53rd Street
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10:30 a.m.–9 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Through Sunday, October 1 

Liza Buzytsky, 200 Hours, installation view. Courtesy of Secret Dungeon.

11. “STAMINA” at Secret Dungeon
Located inside a parking garage—I had to call a posted number to be let in—Secret Dungeon presents a two-person show from Liza Buzytsky and Kawita Vatanajyankur that highlights the manual work historically done by women. Vatanajyankur’s brightly colored videos, in which she films herself carrying out the arduous physical tasks typically reserved for women in her native Thailand, are displayed amid Buzytsky’s ever-expanding, hanging knotted fiber piece 200 Hours, which she will continue to add to for the duration of the show.

Location: Secret Dungeon, 250 Moore Street #101, Brooklyn
Price: Free
Time: Saturday, 12 p.m.–6 p.m.; Wednesday–Friday and Sunday by appointment

—Sarah Cascone

Through Saturday, October 21 

Carolyn Case, Fish Bowl (2016). Courtesy of Asya Geisberg Gallery.

12. “Carolyn Case: Homemade Tattoo” at Asya Geisberg Gallery
In her second show at Asya Geisberg Gallery, Carolyn Case presents large canvases. Each multilayered painting was painstakingly worked and reworked, erased and repainted countless times to create the final, colorful abstract compositions.

Location: Asya Geisberg Gallery, 537B West 23rd Street
Price: Free
Time: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Deborah Brown, Nixie (2017). Courtesy of Geary Contemporary.

13. “Deborah Brown: Runaways” at Geary Contemporary
Bushwick-based artist Deborah Brown gets her first solo show at Geary Contemporary. Using a palette knife, Brown applies thick swaths of paint in her figurative works.

Location: Geary Contemporary, 185 Varick Street
Price: Free
Time: Wednesday–Saturday, 12 p.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Leslie Wayne, Blue Lagoon. Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery.

14. “Leslie Wayne: Free Experience” at Jack Shainman Gallery
Leslie Wayne blurs the line between painting and sculpture in her colorful canvases, which feature textured surfaces made by draping thin layers of oil paint to create the illusion of draped cloth. The combination of color and form is intoxicating.

Location: Jack Shainman, 524 West 24th Street
Price: Free
Time: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Meghan Boody, East O’ the Sun, West O’ the Moon (2006). Courtesy of Winston Wachter.

15. “Inside/Outside Voices” at Winston Wachter 
Winston Wachter showcases four powerful female voices in an exhibition featuring photography and sculpture from Meghan Boody, Zoë Buckman, Penelope Umbrico, and Jil Weinstock. The work speaks to both personal internal dialogues and larger issues facing society, featuring women who don’t necessarily listen when being told to use their “inside voice.”

Location: Winston Wachter, 530 West 25th Street
Price: Free
Time: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Through Saturday, October 28

Alain Willaume, Echos de la poussiere et de la fracturation, 2012. Courtesy of Crossing the Line Festival.

16. “Alain Willaume: VULNERABLE” at French Institute Alliance Française Gallery
In conjunction with the Crossing the Line Festival 2017, French photographer Alain Willaume will make his US debut with his haunting documentary photography. His pictures, which depict barren landscapes, desolate roads, and meditative figures tell a story of violence, fragility and the beings that inhabit this world. “VULNERABLE” is the sixth exhibition in a series that has been organized by François Hébel and FIAF, who aim to introduce French photographers to American audiences.

Location: FIAF Gallery, 22 E 60th St
Price: Free
Time: Monday–Friday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

—Hannah Pikaart


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