5 Must-See Art Events in New York This Week

From screenings to salons, we've got you covered.

Wardell Milan, Late Afternoon, between Late Summer and Early Fall No.1 (2013).
Image: Courtesy of the artist.

WEDNESDAY, December 16

Image: Courtesy of EAI.

Image: Courtesy of EAI.

Sondra Perry: Screening and Artist Talk at Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
Artist Sondra Perry, whose  work spans video, computer-based media, and performance, will present an artist talk on recent and upcoming projects, including work-in-progress, My Twilight Zone Thing. Perry is developing the film during a residency in Recess’s Session program.

Electronic Arts Intermix, 535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor at 6:30 p.m.

Evan Calder Williams, still from Prowling Forms (2015). Image: Courtesy of Printed Matter, Inc., Archival textile pattern from © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Evan Calder Williams, still from Prowling Forms (2015). Image: Courtesy of Printed Matter, Inc., Archival textile pattern from © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Evan Calder Williams: Reading a Draft at Printed Matter, Inc.
Artist, writer, and theorist Evan Calder Williams presents his year-long research project, undertaken in preparation for a 2016 residency at Issue Project Room. An exploration into both the practice of weaving and the concept of the grotesque, Calder Williams’s Reading a Draft is a manifestation of an interest in the essay as historical collage.

Printed Matter, Inc., 231 Eleventh Avenue at 8 p.m.

THURSDAY, December 17

Wardell Milan, Late Afternoon, between Late Summer and Early Fall No.1 (2013).Image: Courtesy of the artist.

Wardell Milan, Late afternoon, between late summer and early fall no.1 (2013).
Image: Courtesy of the artist.

Studio Salon: Wardell Milan with Alvin Hall and Lauren Haynes at the Studio Museum Harlem
To mark the launch of his first monograph between late summer and early fall (OSMOS, 2015), artist Wardell Milan will be in conversation with financial guru Alvin Hall  and the Studio Museum’s Lauren Haynes. The trio will discuss the evolution of the Milan’s career to mark the tenth anniversary of his affiliation with the Museum.

Studio Museum Harlem, 144 West 125th Street from 6:30-9 p.m.

FRIDAY, December 18

Alberto Burri, Grande cretto nero (1977).Image: Courtesy of the Guggenheim Museum.

Alberto Burri, Grande cretto nero (1977).
Image: Courtesy of the Guggenheim Museum.

Aesthetics of Poverty: Italian Neorealist Film at the Guggenheim Museum
Alberto Burri‘s oeuvre finds similarities in cinematic classics from postwar Italy and visual depictions of deprivation. The fourth series installment of Italian neorealist film screened alongside Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting is an “examination of spiritual desolation in the technological age.”

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue at 1 p.m.

SATURDAY, December 19

Image: Courtesy of KARMA.

Image: Courtesy of Karma.

Book Market at Karma
Shop Karma’s Book Market this weekend for bargains from Boo-Hooray, Hassla, and Primary Information.

Karma, 39 Great Jones Street from 11-8 p.m.


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