7 Must-See Art Events in New York This Week

Get ready for the weekend.

LaToya Ruby Frazier.Photo courtesy John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
LaToya Ruby Frazier. Courtesy John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

WEDNESDAY, December 9

LaToya Ruby Frazier.Photo courtesy John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

LaToya Ruby Frazier.
Photo courtesy John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

1. Her Body Political at NeueHouse
Moderated by Creative Time’s Director of Marketing and Communications, Donnamarie Baptiste, artist Wangechi Mutu, social justice activist Wanja Muguongo, artist Toyin Ojih Odutola, and artist LaToya Ruby Frazier (a 2015 MacArthur art fellow) will discuss the relationship between art-making and activism, a timely topic of conversation.

NeueHouse, 110 East 25th Street from 6:30-8 p.m.

Photo: Courtesy of Light Industry.

Photo: Courtesy of Light Industry.

2. An Evening with Andrea Fraser at Light Industry
Artist and writer Andrea Fraser will be in conversation with filmmaker Jeffrey Preiss after a screening a selection of five of her films, including Hello! Welcome to Tate Modern! (2007), a video montage of viewers experiences at the famous British institution.

Light Industry, 155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn at 7 p.m.

Jerry Saltz.Photo: Courtesy of 92nd Street Y.

Jerry Saltz.
Photo: Courtesy of 92nd Street Y.

3. An Evening with Jerry Saltz at 92nd Street Y
Get your questions ready to “Ask Jerry.” New York Magazine‘s inimitable art critic will be fielding questions after his presentation in a “spirited demystifying” of the art world.

92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue at 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, December 10

Image: Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum.

Image: Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum.

4. Conversation: Tania Bruguera and Dread Scott “Political Art is Uncomfortable Knowledge” at the Brooklyn Museum
Artists Tania Bruguera and Dread Scott are the opening program for the Museum’s Agitprop! exhibition, and the duo will discuss how their practices are intertwined with the political. The conversation will touch on historical examples of agitprop art, and how they have influenced and inspired the artists.

Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn at 7 p.m.

FRIDAY, December 11

Connie Zhou, The Dalles (from the Google series) (2012). Photo: Courtesy © Google, 2012/e-flux.

Connie Zhou, The Dalles (from the Google series) (2012). Photo: Courtesy © Google, 2012/e-flux.

5. Superconversations: Machines that Matter at e-flux
The New Art panel on Friday evening kicks off the Superconversations event (the Science Fiction and Computation panels are scheduled for Saturday), an extension of the concepts and ideas formulated through e-flux’s Supercommunity/Superconversations project for the 56th Venice Biennale and also forms the final installment of The New Centre’s Symposia 2015. A screening of Anton Vidokle and Oleksiy Radynski’s A Museum of Immortality will follow the discussion.

e-flux, 311 East Broadway from 6-9 p.m.

SATURDAY, December 12

Photo: Courtesy of SVA.

Photo: Courtesy of SVA.

6. “Intimacy in Discourse” Panel Discussion at SVA Chelsea Gallery
As an accompaniment to Unreasonable Sized Paintings at the SVA Chelsea Gallery and Reasonable Sized Paintings at Mana Contemporary, curator Phoung Bui speaks with a panel of artists, including Lisa Yuskavage and Yale’s Dean of the School of Art Robert Storr, who discuss their work in the concurrent exhibitions.

SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th Floor from 3-5 p.m.

SUNDAY, December 13

Image: Courtesy of 8-Ball.

Image: Courtesy of 8-Ball.

7. 8-Ball Zine Fair at Space Billiards
The eighth installment of the 8-Ball Zine Fair features an assortment of the best purveyors of printed matter: Desert Island, Peradam, Toilet Paper, and (of course) Printed Matter. But remember, as Vice warns potential visitors in its headline: “the 8-Ball Zine Fair has nothing to do with cocaine.”

Space Billiards, 34 West 32nd Street, 12th Floor from 2-7 p.m.


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