8 Art Events to Check Out in New York This Week

It's a big week for Antonin Artaud fans.

Image: Courtesy Betty Yu (2010).

TUESDAY, October 13


William Wyler’s The Big Country at Light Industry
Artist and filmmaker Vanessa Renwick introduces Wyler’s “frontier saga” The Big Country. Starring Gregory Peck and Charlton Heston, the Western delivers the cinematography and fighting sequences that dazzle audiences, while presenting them with the pointlessness of violence.

Light Industry, 155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn, NY at 7:30 p.m.

Spread of Brakhage's Childhood, by Jane (Wodening) Brakhage. Granary Books/ARTBOOK|D.A.P., 2015.

Brakhage’s Childhood Book Party at Anthology Film Archives
Celebrate the life and legacy of American filmmaker Stan Brakhage in this book launch. His ex-wife Jane collected and edited each interview with her then-husband, and compiled the material into a text that details the filmmaker’s early life.

Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, New York, NY at 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, October 14


Image: Brooklyn Academy of Music

The Feature at Brooklyn Academy of Music
Artist Michael Auder’s The Feature documents over forty years of his life, culled from over 5,000 hours of footage. The film intersperses Auder’s work with Andrew Neel’s video of the artist to create a feature-length film. While not a biography, The Feature blends the real with the fantastical within Auder’s life.

Brooklyn Academy of Music, Peter Jay Sharpe Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY at 7:30 p.m.

Image: blocoson.blogspot.com

Image: blocoson.blogspot.com

Mad Like Artaud at Albertine
Organized bu Joanna Spinks and Samadhi Arts, this night of celebrating the launch of cultural theorist Sylvère Lotringer’s new book Mad Like Artaud begins with a performance of I Talked About God with Antonin Artaud by Ariana Reines, Todd Torn, and Brad Burgess. The Q&A that follows will be moderated by Bosko Blagojevic, and the evening culminates with a performance of Artaud’s Jet of Blood, directed by Etienne Pierre Duguay.

“All writing is garbage,” Artaud once wrote. “People who come out of nowhere to try to put into words any part of what goes on in their minds are pigs.” See if he’s right.

Albertine, 972 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY at 7 p.m.

Phong Bui, Portrait of David Carrier.

Phong Bui, Portrait of David Carrier.

David Carrier & Darren Jones: The Contemporary Art Gallery at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture
Critic David Carrier will be in conversation with Scottish artist/critic/curator Darren Jones. Carrier, the author of Wild Art (Phaidon Press) with Joachim Pissarro, publishes widely on artists, art historical methodologies, and art museums.

New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture, 8 West 8th Street, New York, NY at 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, October 16

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The White Review No. 14 NYC Launch at SIGNAL Gallery
London-based quarterly arts journal The White Review launches its fourteenth issue in Brooklyn. Danish poet Naja Marie Aidt will read, and art historian and critic Hal Foster will be in conversation with Artforum’s senior editor Julian Rose.

SIGNAL, 260 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY at 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, October 17

Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff, Apartment Schaukasten (2014). Image: Whitney Museum, courtesy the artists.

Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff, Apartment Schaukasten (2014). Image: Whitney Museum, courtesy the artists.

New Theater: Apartment at the Whitney Museum for American Art
In 2013, American artists Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff started New Theater in Berlin. Artists, writers, and musicians were invited to collaborate and contribute to the plays as performers, set designers, and the like. Although New Theater closed this year, a new iteration of its signature play will take place at the Whitney.

Tickets are available for performances on October 18, 19, 23, and 24.

Whitney Museum for American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY at 8 p.m.

SUNDAY, October 18

Image: Courtesy Betty Yu (2010).

Image: Courtesy Betty Yu (2010).

Panel Discussion: Ethnicity/Identity/Community/Art at Open Source Gallery
Ethnomuicologist Ozan Aksoy, artist Betty Yu, New School faculty member Judy Pryor-Ramirez, artist Dean Moss, and educator Maritza Arrastia meet to discuss the various forms “communities” take and how they can work together to serve the 99%. How can communities in New York help to sustain the arts as well as artists? Pennee Bender of the American Social History Project at City University of New York will moderate.

Open Source Gallery, 306 17th Street, Brooklyn, NY at 6 p.m.

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