Editors’ Picks: 13 Things to See in New York This Week
As happens every September, a glut of post-Labor Day art events will keep you busy this week.
Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting, and thought-provoking, shows, screenings, and events. See them below.
Monday, September 4 and Tuesday, September 5
1. “Works & Process Rotunda Project: Daniil Simkin: Falls the Shadow” at the Guggenheim Museum
The latest offering from the Guggenheim’s Works & Process is a new production created by American Ballet Theatre (ABT) principal Daniil Simkin titled Falls the Shadow. With costumes by Dior and choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo, the performance will feature 3-D mapped visuals projected on the Guggenheim rotunda, reflecting the dancer’s movements in real time.
Location: Guggenheim Museum Rotunda, 1071 Fifth Avenue
Time: 8 p.m.–8:30 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 p.m.–10 p.m.
Wednesday, September 6
2. “Dance Among Friends: Robert Rauschenberg’s Collaborations With Trisha Brown, Merce Cunningham, and Paul Taylor” at the Museum of Modern Art
As MoMA’s Robert Rauschenberg show, “Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends” (through September 17) draws to a close, the museum performs the choreography of the artist’s frequent collaborators Trisha Brown, Merce Cunningham, and Paul Taylor, showcasing how their art and dance informed one another.
Location: Museum of Modern Art, Sculpture Garden, 11 West 53rd Street
Time: 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m.
3. “AIM Artist Talk: Bronx Calling” at the Bronx Museum
Join curators and artists for a guided tour as they speak about their participation in the fourth edition of the Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program, on view at the Museum through October 22. The exhibition features 72 artists across all media chosen for the renowned professional program.
Location: 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx
Time: 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
4. Art For Tibet Auction at Tibet House
Sponsored by the indefatigable Students for Students for a Free Tibet, this annual auction raises funds for a worthy cause: sounding the alarm about the continuing persecution of Tibetan artists and scholars. A diverse international cadre of artists has pitched in to help, including Shepard Fairey, Matt Adnate, Rima Fujita, Steven Cogle, Ang Tsherin Sherpa, Tenzing Rigdol, COCO144, and Cey Adams.
Online bidding is already open, if you want to get the jump on Wednesday’s auction, or even just get a look. But it’s worth showing up, if not for the set from Balkan Beat pioneer DJ Joro Boro, then for the fellowship of the participating artists.
Location: Tibet House, 22 West 15th Street, New York
Time: 6 p.m.–9 p.m.
5. “Drink + Print” at the Bushwick Print Lab
Artist Todd Irwin will be hosting a zine-making, screenprint demonstration and workshop at Bushwick Print Lab, with beverages provided by Brooklyn Brewery. Guests will make their own hand-stitched zines and learn the basics of the medium.
Location: 1717 Troutman Avenue #204
Price: $10, tickets & more.
Time: 7 p.m.–9 p.m.
Thursday, September 7
6. Myth Astray: A Project by Arto Lindsay at the Whitney Museum
In connection with the current show “Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirum,” composer Arto Lindsay is organizing a series of talks, screenings, and musical performances exploring Tropicália, samba, and the Brazilian avant-garde. Lindsay draws connections between the art, music, and film that arose out of these aesthetic and political movements, which Oiticica incorporated into his practice. Participants include Barbara Browning, Júlio Bressane, Gustavo di Dalva, Christopher Dunn, and Pedro Meira Monteiro.
Location: 99 Gansevoort Street, New York
Price: Adults, $25; members, studients and seniors $18 for Lindsay performance. (All other programs are free with museum admission).
Time: Arto Lindsay solo performance at 8 p.m. Full program schedule here
7. Bosco Sodi presents Muro in Washington Square Park
For Sodi’s first public installation in New York, he has build a giant wall, constructed with 1,600 unique clay timbers that he fired by hand at his studio in Oaxaca, México, with the help of local craftsman. Muro will be erected early in the morning for just one day, at the end of which visitors are invited to remove and take one timber. Each one is sealed by the artist with his signature. At the conclusion of the piece, Muro will endure as “a communally co-owned” work of art. The project reflects Sodi’s ongoing interest in organic processes beyond the artist’s control.
Location: Washington Square Park, 5 Ave, Waverly Pl., West 4 Street and Macdougal Street
Time: Performance begins at 3 p.m., dismantling concludes by 8 p.m.
Thursday, September 7–Saturday, October 7
8. “Mary Corse” at Lehmann Maupin
See both recent and historic work from Los Angeles-based Light and Space artist Mary Corse, including a 19-foot painting, Untitled (DNA Series), created this year and influenced by her 1975 “Black Light Painting” series, also included in the exhibition.
Location: Lehmann Maupin, 536 West 22nd Street
Time: Opening reception 6 p.m.–8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday, September 7–Saturday, October 14
9. “Carey Young: Palais de Justice” at Paula Cooper Gallery
Brussels’s Palais de Justice, a Neo-Baroque 19th-century courthouse, provides both the ornate setting and title for Carey Young’s video work, which surreptitiously films female judges at work, spied through windows in courtroom doors. The artist highlights the deference of normally powerful male lawyers in the face of a rare female authority. An accompanying photo series, titled “Before the Law” after the Franz Kafka story of the same name, features courthouse doorways.
Location: Paula Cooper, 521 West 21st Street
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday, September 7–Thursday, September 28
10. “A Thousand Mornings: New Works by Joseph Ari Aloi” at Gallery 88½
After graduating RISD in ’94, Joseph Ari Aloi built a cult following as a tattoo artist to Marc Jacobs and Heath Ledger, with stints like a live tattoo residency at Deitch Projects and serving as the inspiration for Rei Kawakubo’s 2015 Comme des Garcons line. Now he pivots to his classically trained roots with a Chelsea exhibition of 26 new works, curated by Zahra Sherzad.
Location: 88 ½ 7th Avenue
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–9 p.m.; Wednesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Friday, September 8–Sunday, September 9
11. Brooklyn ClayTour
Brooklyn shows off its growing ceramics scene with three days of exhibitions and events, from demonstrations and artist talks to sales of clay art and the “FPOAFM Nomadic Art/Craft Collective’s Plate Party,” featuring commemorative plates from 20 artists, each honoring their favorite artist, at Calico Brooklyn (Friday, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.; Saturday, 12 p.m.–6 p.m.).
Location: Various locations, North Brooklyn
Through Sunday, October 29
12. “Iridescence” at HoloCenter, Governors Island
Presented by the Paris-based Hologram Foundation and New York’s Center for the Holographic Arts, “Iridescence” is an exhibition featuring six hologram artists selected by an international competition to present their work at Governor’s Island. Michael Bleyenberg, Patrick Boyd, Lana Briscella, Pascal Gauchet, Setsuko Ishii, and Fred Unterseher explore the relationships between memory, motion, and images in their new light-based works.
Location: 403 Colonels Row, Governor’s Island
Time: Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; Friday, Labor Day, and Columbus Day, 2 p.m.–4 p.m.; and by appointment.
Through Tuesday, November 21
13. “THANX 4 NOTHING & the John Giorno Archive” at Sky Art
Although most of the events have past for the city-spanning, 13-venue exhibition “I ♥ John Giorno,” the facsimile of the artist’s archive is still up at Sky Art through November. The John Giorno Archive consists of more than 15,000 documents collected by the artist over the course of his travels, experiences with Buddhism, and prolific work as an artist and activist.
Location: Sky Art, 555 11th Avenue
Time: Tuesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
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