Editors’ Picks: 17 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From NADA’s Now-Online Chicago Fair to a Feminist Art Parade

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Sizhu Li, Clouds (2016). Photo courtesy of the artist.

Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, we are currently highlighting events and digitally, as well as in-person exhibitions open in the New York area. See our picks from around the world below. (Times are all EST unless otherwise noted.)

 

Tuesday, September 29

1. “Ways of Seeing Green,” at Cooper Union, New York

Cooper Union x Climate Week programming, which was created entirely by students, includes two livestreamed talks. For the first, artist Michael Wang, scientist Nick Lutsko, and architect Gillian Shaffer will discuss how the intersection of their professional practices will be crucial in rendering a livable and just future.

Price: Free with RSVP
Time: 6 p.m.—7 p.m.

—Eileen Kinsella

 

Tabita Rezaire. Afro-Cyber Resistance. video still. 18:26. 2014. Courtesy of MoMA PS1.

2. “Cosmic Bodies: A CyberFam Celebration of Legacy Russell’s Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto,” on Zoom via MoMA PS1, New York

In honor of the release of Legacy Russell‘s Glitch Feminism, Russell and a group of artists, writers, and activists including Salome Asega, Caitlin Cherry, Zoé Samudzi, Tsige Tafesse, McKenzie Wark, Mandy Harris Williams, and Jenna Wortham will gather on Zoom to respond to the text. Glitch Feminism is a vital new manifesto and Russell’s research as a curator breaks new ground on themes of gender, performance, digital selfdom, internet idolatry, and new-media ritual. The celebration’s format—a Zoom critical discussion, and everyone’s invited—couldn’t be more apt.

Price: Free with RSVP
Time: 7 p.m.—8:30 p.m.

—Katie Rothstein

 

Tuesday, September 29–Saturday, November 7

Louise Bonnet, Calvary 2 (Potatoes Again), 2020 Courtesy of Gagosian

3. “Louise Bonnet: The Hours” at Gagosian, New York

Though Gagosian’s Park Avenue location is temporarily closed, “Louise Bonnet: The Hours” is on view 24 hours a day through the gallery’s front window in its entirety. Inspired by medieval manuscripts like Books of Hours used as planners for daily religious activities, Bonnet’s “hours” depict a a more disturbing version of our daily routines. The figures lack faces and create an uneasy feeling in the viewer—Bonnet’s intended response to life during the global health crisis.

Price: Free
Time: All day

—Neha Jambhekar

 

Tuesday, September 29–December 19

Vanessa German, Venus Madonna Muse of Grounding Soul to Body to Earth: Gold then. Gold Running through the Universe, to Our Earth Sky on heels of Sun Fire, into your body from the top of your head, through to the soles of your feet, and then into the Earth, to her core, (liquid fire) and, back around again, and again. That you Always know where and What HOME is. (2019). Courtesy the artist and Fort Gansevoort and Pavel Zoubok Fine Art, New York. ©Vanessa German. William Villalongo, You Matter (2015). Courtesy Villalongo Studio LLC and Susan Inglett Gallery, New York. ©Villalongo Studio LLC.

Vanessa German, Venus Madonna Muse of Grounding Soul to Body to Earth: Gold then. Gold Running through the Universe, to Our Earth Sky on heels of Sun Fire, into your body from the top of your head, through to the soles of your feet, and then into the Earth, to her core, (liquid fire) and, back around again, and again. That you Always know where and What HOME is. (2019). Courtesy the artist and Fort Gansevoort and Pavel Zoubok Fine Art, New York. ©Vanessa German. William Villalongo, You Matter (2015). Courtesy Villalongo Studio LLC and Susan Inglett Gallery, New York. ©Villalongo Studio LLC.

4. “Living in America: An Exhibition in Four Acts” at the International Print Center New York

IPCNY has enlisted the female curatorial platform Assembly Room, founded by Natasha Becker, Paola Gallio, and Yulia Topchiy, to curate its fall group show highlighting the power of printmaking in these uncertain times. The show will run in two parts, with thematic sections on outrage and love opening this week, and works based on the themes of hope and care going on display on November 11, following a brief intermission. Featured artists include Swoon, Vanessa German, and Elektra KB.

Location: International Print Center New York, 508 West 26th Street, 5A, New York
Price:
 Free
Time: Online opening, 7 p.m.–8 p.m.; Wednesday–Friday,11 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 12 p.m.–5 p.m. by appointment

—Sarah Cascone

 

Joiri Minaya, Container #4 (2020). Photo courtesy of Baxter St Camera Club of New York.

Joiri Minaya, Container #4 (2020). Photo courtesy of Baxter St Camera Club of New York.

5. “Joiri Minaya” at Baxter St Camera Club of New York

In this Zoom conversation, Joiri Minaya will talk about her “Containers” series, which reclaims exoticized depictions of Dominican women by posing them in custom head-to-toe bodysuits featuring tropical prints. Each photo is shot in front of a manicured, manufactured landscape. (This week is also your last chance to see Minaya’s current show, curated by Corrine Gordon, in person, on view by appointment at 126 Baxter Street, Tuesday and Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

Price: Free with RSVP
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

 

Wednesday, September 30

Cecilia Vicuña, Quipu Gut, (2017), site-specific installation, documenta 14, Kassel. Photo by Daniela Aravena. Image Courtesy the Artist

Cecilia Vicuña, Quipu Gut, (2017), site-specific installation, documenta 14, Kassel. Photo by Daniela Aravena. Image Courtesy the Artist

6. “veroír // Seehear the Unseen” at Cooper Union x Climate Week and Pioneer Works, New York

Poet, filmmaker, and artist Cecilia Vicuña will speak with activist and artist Suzanne Dhaliwal about their experiences in art-making and political campaigning and how they each frame their views on ecological disaster and decolonization. The conversation will also focus on their interdisciplinary visions for the crucial next steps in taking care of our world.

Price: Free with RSVP
Time: 12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

—Eileen Kinsella

 

Larry Ossei-Mensah. Photo by Miranda Barnes.

Larry Ossei-Mensah. Photo by Miranda Barnes.

7. “Larry Ossei-Mensah in Conversation With Mario Moore” at the New York Academy of Art

The New York Academy of Art kicks off its fall season of Instagram Live talks with a spotlight on the Detroit art scene. First up is a conversation between curator Larry Ossei-Mensah, most recently of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and artist Mario Moore, recently awarded the prestigious Princeton Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University .

Price: Free
Time: 7 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

 

Jordan Casteel. Photo by David Schulze.

Jordan Casteel. Photo by David Schulze.

8. “James T. Demetrion Lecture: Jordan Casteel” at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

This year’s annual James T. Demetrion Lecture, named for the Hirshhorn’s second director, goes virtual, streaming a conversation between director Melissa Chiu and painter Jordan Casteel on Zoom and YouTube. The young artist, who currently has a show at New York’s New Museum and just painted a Vogue cover, has some big shoes to fill—past lecturers have included the likes of Marina Abramović, Ai Weiwei, Ellsworth Kelly, James Turrell, and Jeff Koons.

Price: Free with registration
Time: 7 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

 

Shahzia Sikander, <em>The Perennial Gaze</em> (2018). Photo courtesy of Sean Kelly.

Shahzia Sikander, The Perennial Gaze (2018). Photo courtesy of Sean Kelly.

9. “Shahzia Sikander in Conversation with Sadia Abbas and Ayad Akhtar” at Sean Kelly, New York

Ahead of Shahzia Sikander’s upcoming Sean Kelly show, “Weeping Willows, Liquid Tongues” (opening November 5), the artist will speak with Rutgers University professor Sadia Abbas and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author Ayad Akhtar about her drawings, mosaics, and new animation work, including a portrait series inspired by Akhatar’s new novel Homeland Elegies.

Price: Free with registration
Time: 5:30 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

 

Helen Toomer, Tiana Webb Evans, and Katy Donoghue. Photo courtesy of Art Mamas Alliance.

Helen Toomer, Tiana Webb Evans, and Katy Donoghue. Photo courtesy of Art Mamas Alliance.

10. “Hello Art Mamas!” at the Art Mamas Alliance

Katy Donoghue, editor-in-chief of Whitewall magazine and Helen Toomer, cofounder and executive director of Stoneleaf Retreat in the Catskills, New York, teamed up in April to found the Art Mamas Alliance, an online support group for mothers in the art world. Now, they are taking those discussions public with a Zoom conversation with Tiana Webb Evans, the communications consultant behind ESP Group.

Price: Free
Time: 6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

 

Wednesday, September 30–October 4, 2020

The Chicago Athletic Association on the Magnificent Mile was the home of the inaugural edition of the NADA Chicago Invitational. Photo: Diego Delso.

The Chicago Athletic Association on the Magnificent Mile was the home of the inaugural edition of the NADA Chicago Invitational. Photo: Diego Delso.

11. Chicago Gallery Open Presented by the New Art Dealers Alliance

This month would normally bring the second annual NADA Chicago Invitational, a fair organized by the art dealer organization in the Windy City. We don’t have to tell you that plans have changed. In lieu of the sophomore fair, NADA has organized the Chicago Gallery Open, a series of online and IRL events, walkthroughs, and panel discussions that aim to capture the vibrancy of the city. Check the program for the full schedule.

Price: Free
Time: Opens at 11 a.m.

—Julia Halperin

 

Friday, October 2, 2020–Monday, January 11, 2021

Mel Bochner, <em>Meditation on the Theorem of Pythagoras</em> (1977). Photo courtesy of Magazzino Italian Art.

Mel Bochner, Meditation on the Theorem of Pythagoras (1977). Photo courtesy of Magazzino Italian Art.

12. “Bochner Boetti Fontana” at Magazzino Italian Art, Cold Spring, New York

Artist Mel Bochner has co-curated this exhibition at the upstate art haven, comparing his own work to that of artists Alighiero Boetti and Lucio Fontana. A highlight of the show notes some of the parallels between the Italian Arte Povera movement and the rise of Conceptual art in the US.

Location: Magazzino Italian Art, 2700 Route 9, Cold Spring, New York
Price:
 Free with reservation
Time: Thursday–Monday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

—Tanner West

 

Saturday, October 3

CHiKA, <em>MI01</em>. Photo courtesy of NARS.

CHiKA, MI01. Photo courtesy of NARS.

13. “Hey Neighbor: Artists’ Talk Series” at the Governors Island Residency Initiative, New York

Portal: Governors Island, the beloved art fair that takes place across the abandoned officers’ homes on Governors Island each September, sadly had to cancel its 13th edition. But the organizers, 4Heads, are one of four arts groups still hosting artists in residence on the island, along with Beam Center, Harvestworks, and the NARS Foundation. A new Zoom conversation series pairing artists from the different groups who have gotten to know each other while working in close proximity on the island launches this weekend, with CHiKA and Katherine Freer at 3 p.m. and Joseph Baker and Sizhu Li at 4 p.m. They’ll compare studio practices, their experiences during lockdown, and how the past six months have affected their work.

Price: Free
Time: 3 p.m.–5 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

 

A RESIST/COVID TAKE 6! poster in Syracuse. Courtesy of Carrie Mae Weems.

A RESIST/COVID TAKE 6! poster in Syracuse. Courtesy of Carrie Mae Weems.

14. “Resist COVID/TAKE 6 Talk” at Dallas Contemporary

Carrie Mae Weems will talk about her RESIST/COVID TAKE 6! campaign and the connections between public health and racial equity in a conversation with former Vogue editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley, moderated by Dallas Contemporary senior curator Laurie Ann Farrell.

Price: Free with registration
Time: 5 p.m. CDT

—Sarah Cascone

 

Michele Pred's We Vote Parade. Photo by Pontus Hook.

Michele Pred’s We Vote Parade. Photo by Pontus Hook.

16. “Vote Feminist New York” at Times Square

Oakland artist Michele Pred began staging feminist art parades in 2017, outside the convention center during Art Basel Miami Beach. Following an event in her hometown this past weekend, she’s heading back to New York, where she last organized the empowering We Vote Parade ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. This weekend’s march is part of the Wide Awakes artist movement founded by Hank Willis Thomas, which is staging events across the country on Saturday in celebration of 160th anniversary of the largest rally staged by the original Wide Awakes group, which helped elect Abraham Lincoln. You can DM Pred on Instagram if you want to participate—expect a powerful display of intersectional feminism and plenty of wearable art.

Location: Times Square, New York
Price:
 Free
Time: 3 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

 

Saturday, October 3, 2020–Sunday, September 19, 2021

Jackson Pollock, Mural (1943). University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, Gift of Peggy Guggenheim, 1959.6 © 2020 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Jackson Pollock, Mural (1943). University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, Gift of Peggy Guggenheim, 1959.6 © 2020 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

16. “Away from the Easel: Jackson Pollock’s Mural” at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Jackson Pollock’s largest work, the nearly 20-foot-long Mural (1943), is returning to New York for the first time in over 20 years—just in time for the reopening of the Guggenheim Museum. The work, commissioned by visionary art dealer Peggy Guggenheim, was recently the subject of a massive conservation effort by the Getty Conservation Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. It’s on loan from the University of Iowa’s Museum of Art, which has been closed since 2008, when a flood destroyed the premises.

Location: The Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave, New York
Price:
 General admission $25
Time: Thursday–Monday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

 

Through Saturday, October 10

Mosie Romney, Rain Body, 2020. Courtesy of Y2K Group.

17. “Mosie Romney: Evening Lark” at Y2K Group, New York

Add Y2K Group to your Tribeca gallery hop this weekend to see Mosie Romney’s first solo exhibition, “Evening Lark.” Using imagery based on found photographs of Black life that the artist collects, Romney “reimagines and reinterprets the past stories, memories, and narratives within each moment as a way to honor the people and their lives,” according to the gallery. The rules of this dimension don’t apply here. Romney lives and works in Ridgewood, Queens and is a graduate of SUNY Purchase. They last exhibited at Meredith Rosen Gallery and the artist-run project space Gern en Regalia.

Location: Y2K Group, 373 Broadway #518, New York
Price:
 Free
Time: Thursday–Saturday: 12 p.m.–5 p.m.

—Cristina Cruz


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