Editors’ Picks: 11 Things to See in New York This Week

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Howard Russell Butler, Solar Eclipse, Lompoc 1923. Princeton University, gift of H. Russell Butler Jr.

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

Tuesday, August 22–Saturday, October 15

Work by Sarah Zapata and LJ Roberts. Courtesy of the Museum of Arts and Design.

Work by Sarah Zapata and LJ Roberts. Courtesy of the Museum of Arts and Design.

1. Studio Views: Craft in the Expanded Field, Cycle 1 featuring Sarah Zapata and LJ Roberts at the Museum of Arts and Design
Sarah Zapata and LJ Roberts, both alumni of the Museum of Arts and Design’s Artist Studios Program, will work live in the museum to create large-scale, immersive textile installations that subvert and expand traditional notions of craft practice.

Location: Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle
Price: $16 (included in general admission)
Time: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Wednesday, August 23

Pau Wau Publications, The Xerox Book (NYC), 2016. Image: Brian Paul Lamotte.

2. “Pau Wau Publications” at the Museum of Modern Art
As part of MoMA’s series “Zines: Collaborations and Publications in NYC,” members of MoMA’s library staff will lead a panel discussion that takes into consideration how alternative forms of publishing encourage collaboration among artists. Guests will include Devin N. Morris, founder of 3 Dot Zine; Andreas Laszlo Konrath and Brian Paul Lamotte, co-founders of Pau Wau Publications; and Barbara Calderón, a writer, librarian and arts organizer.

Location: The Sculpture Garden at MoMA, 11 West 53 Street
Price: The Sculpture Garden is free and open to the public
Time: 3 p.m.

—Caroline Goldstein

Thursday, August 24–November 30

Lynn Davis, Iceberg #29, Disko Bay, Greenland. Courtesy of the artist.

Lynn Davis, Iceberg #29, Disko Bay, Greenland. Courtesy of the artist.

3. “Lynn Davis: On Ice” at the Glass House
Over the course of six expeditions to Greenland since 1986, photographer Lynn Davis has documented the icebergs off the coast of the village of Iluslissat in Greenland. The dramatic transformation captured in these images is all the more resonant following the massive calving event that saw a trillion-ton iceberg the size of Delaware break free of the Larsen Ice Shelf in Antarctica in June.

Location: The Glass House, 199 Elm Street, New Canaan
Price: Tours start at $25
Time: Thursday–Monday, first tour 9:45 a.m., last tour 2:30 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone 

Thursday, August 24

Jonah Bokaer, “The Disappearance Portraits.” Image courtesy of the artist and Cooper Hewitt.

4. “Jonah Bokaer: The Disappearance Portraits” at Cooper Hewitt
Jonah Bokaer, the noted choreographer and multimedia artist, will be performing in Cooper Hewitt’s Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden for the final installment of the “Cocktails at Cooper Hewitt” series. Rain or shine, Bokaer will perform his live installation set, with musical accompaniment by the Soundwalk Collective.

Location: 2 East 91st Street
Price: $15 Door; $13 Online
Time: 6 p.m.–9 p.m.

—Eileen Kinsella

Thursday, August 24

Michael Marcell, <i>Kokomo</i>. Courtesy of the artist and Printed Matter.

Michael Marcell, Kokomo. Courtesy of the artist and Printed Matter.

5. “Michael Marcelle: Kokomo—Book Launch” at Printed Matter, Inc. 
Celebrate the launch for Kokomo, the first artists’ book from photographer Michael Marcelle, who has been documenting the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on his family in New Jersey. The photographs in the book are beautiful and haunting, chronicling his family’s personal struggle to rebuild after the storm. The book launch will also include a performance by Brooklyn-based country singer Dougie Poole.

Location: 231 11th Avenue
Price: Free
Time: Thursday, 6–8 p.m.; Monday–Wednesday, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.; Thursday–Friday, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m.–6 p.m.

Caroline Goldstein


Saturday, August 26

Alice Aycock, Timescape #3. Photo: courtesy the Frost Art Museum/Fredric Snitzer Gallery.

Alice Aycock, Timescape #3. Courtesy the Frost Art Museum/Fredric Snitzer Gallery.

6. “Women Artists: Reshaping the Conversation” at the Long House Reserve
The second in a series of three panel discussions dedicated to Elaine de Kooning, this talk at the Long House Reserve will feature artists Alice Aycock and Michelle Stuart, curator Andrea Grover, art historian Barbara Rose, and Terrie Sultan, director of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York.

Location: Long House Reserve, 133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton
Price: Free with required reservation; RSVP to Jack Meyer
Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Saturday, August 26

The crowd at MoMA PS1’s Warm Up in 2012. Photo: Loren Wohl, image courtesy of MoMA PS1.

7. “Warm Up: DJDS/Wiki/ACTRESS/Show Me the Body/RP Boo/Yves Tumor/UMFANG” at MoMA PS1
Enjoy another evening of live music and DJ sets under the canopy of Jenny Sabin’s site-specific installation in the courtyard at MoMA PS1. This weekend’s edition features artists from Los Angeles, London, Berlin, and New York.

Location: 22–25 Jackson Avenue, Queens
Price: Day of tickets: $22 General admission
Time: Saturday, 12 p.m.–9 p.m.

—Caroline Goldstein

Through Saturday, September 2

Alex Czetwertynski, <em>Photoperiod</em> (2015). Courtesy of Mana Contemporary.

Alex Czetwertynski, Photoperiod (2015). Courtesy of Mana Contemporary.

8. “That’s Not It” at Mana Contemporary
The title of this two-week group exhibition at Mana Contemporary, curated by Alex Czetwertynski, is a tongue-in-cheek acknowledgement of the difficulty in defining new artwork that engages with modern technology. This so-called post-new media art is explored in Mana SMT’s New Media Program, and Czetwertynski has filled the institution’s basement with artwork from Mana’s resident artists, as well as from other practitioners of this evolving, experimental branch of contemporary art. Expect moving light sculptures and interactive sound art, among other digitally informed works.

Location: Mana Contemporary, 888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City
Price: Free
Time: Monday–Friday, tours at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

Through Sunday, September 10

Sara Rabin, <em>Face Swap</em> (2017). Courtesy of Larrie/photographer Dan Bradica.

Sara Rabin, Face Swap (2017). Courtesy of Larrie/photographer Dan Bradica.

9. “Sara Rabin: Crazy? Did you say crazy? I was crazy once.” at Larrie
Artist and illustrator Sara Rabin, who has worked with companies such as Barney’s and Vogue, makes cartoon-like drawings inspired by scenes from her daily life and oil paintings she calls “emotional portraits.” Her subjects are mainly women, and both bodies of work speak to the intense mental challenges of living in New York City. As the gallery puts it, Rabin “captures a specific urban malaise.”

Location: Larrie, 27 Orchard Street
Price: Free
Time: Tuesday and Wednesday, Friday–Sunday, 12 p.m.–6 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone


Through Wednesday, September 27

Laurie Simmons’s How We See/Ajak (Violet) (2015). Courtesy of the artist and Rubber Factory.

10. “Women in Colour” at the Rubber Factory
An exhibit curated by Ellen Carey investigates the history and origin of color photography, beginning with the work of an unsung pioneer in the field, British artist Anna Atkins. The show is backed by a rigorous scholarship about women artists and their use of color photography throughout history. The show includes work by Jan Groover, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Carrie Mae Weems, Whitney Hubbs, Renee Cox, and more.

Location: 29 C Ludlow Street
Price: Free
Time: Wednesday–Sunday, 12 p.m.–6 p.m.

—Caroline Goldstein

Through Sunday, October 8

Howard Russell Butler’s Triptych eclipses left to right 1918. 1923, 1925. Courtesy of Princeton University.

11. “Transient Effects: The Solar Eclipses and Celestial Landscapes of Howard Russell Butler” at the Princeton University Art Museum
Continue to appreciate the total eclipse of the art, with this online exhibition of work by artist and scientist Howard Russell Butler, who captured the eclipse in 1918. The celestial phenomenon was a source of inspiration and intrigue for Butler, and the exhibition traces his fascination with art and science throughout his career. In addition to the online exhibition, which traces other scientific and artistic documentation of the eclipse, Butler’s paintings will be on display at the museum through October 15.

Location: Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton
Price: Free
Time: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.–10 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone

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