Editors’ Picks: 8 Art Events to See in New York This Week
From performances to open bars, see what's coming up.
Each week, artnet News’ editors search New York City for the most exciting, and thought-provoking, shows, screenings, and events. See them below.
Wednesday, September 7
1. Allana Clarke, Notes on Belonging to Boundaries at FiveMyles Gallery
“I’ll survive everything you do to me,” a woman says to the threats whispered in her ear, in Clarke’s creepy promotional trailer for her upcoming four-act participatory performance in Crown Heights. The artist writes, “It is a declaration to live unbound by social constructions, self-doubt, and fear.”
Location: 558 St Johns Place, Brooklyn
Price: Free, but RSVP here.
Time: 7:30–9:30 p.m.
2. Screening: “The Artist’s Trace” at MoMA
If you’re not yet familiar with the flourishing of animation in modern Spain, get caught up with this evening screening, part of the Museum of Modern Art’s “From Doodles to Pixels: Over a Hundred Years of Spanish Animation” (September 7–15). This 80-minute program includes Juan Pablo Etcheverry’s Picasso-inspired claymation Minotauromachy: Pablo in the Labyrinth (2004) and more than a dozen other shorts. Introduced by curator Carolina López and animator Alberto Vázquez, whose work is included.
Location: MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street
Price: $12, or $10 for seniors/$8 for students
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 8
3. “Ian Davenport: Doubletake” at Paul Kasmin Gallery
The British artist is debuting a new series of paintings inspired by “the chromatic essence of historical masterpieces,” as the press release notes. Expect glitchy color combinations, which create drippy psychedelic moments pooling at the bottom of the canvases.
Location: 293 Tenth Avenue
Time: Opening reception: September 8, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
4. “Rashid Johnson: Fly Away” at Hauser & Wirth
An exhibition of new paintings and sculptures by Rashid Johnson, augmented by a monumental installation, takes on the multiple challenges of artistic invention, racial anxiety, the burden of representation, and the scaled-up problems of exhibiting in a forbiddingly massive space. Taking its name from the world’s most recorded gospel song, “I’ll Fly Away” ponders themes of history, yearning and escape while continuing the artist’s first-person exploration of runaway artistic success.
Location: 511 West 18th Street
Time: Opening Reception: September 8 2016, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
5. Lorna Simpson at Salon 94
For the first time in the artist’s career, Simpson will present a series of paintings that, invariably, retain much of the dissectional elements in works past. Those who are better familiar with her work as a photographer will also delight in a suite of images that are scheduled to accompany the show.
Location: 243 Bowery
Time: 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
6. Meleko Mokgosi, “Democratic Intuition, Lerato” and “Democratic Intuition, Comrades II” at Jack Shainman
Artist Meleko Mokgosi marks his New York City debut with two simultaneous shows at both of Jack Shainman’s galleries in Chelsea. Unified by a shared exhibition title, “Democratic Intuition,” Mokgosi’s work “touch[es] on the often-contradictory notions inherent in the concept and practice of democracy,” as the gallery describes in a statement.
Location: 513 W 20th Street and 524 West 24th street
Time: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Friday, September 9
7. Doreen Garner, “Removing the Veil: Vanity as Material for Incision” at Essex Flowers
Curated by Kendra Jayne Patrick, the multidisciplinary artist’s first solo exhibition in New York features new works, which are glittery and gruesome. “She’s cleaved, refashioned, and re-fastened female body parts,” the press release notes, “exploiting them to the limits of their material aesthetic potential.”
Location: 19 Monroe Street
Time: Friday, September 9th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 10
8. PopRally Presents: TEN at the Museum of Modern Art
MoMA’s PopRally series is celebrating its first decade with an “interactive party”—and an open bar. Artists include Jacolby Satterwhite, Black Chalk (Nontsikelelo Mutiti and Tinashe Mushakavanhu), Brendan Fernandes, Am Schmidt, and more.
Location: 11 West 53rd Street
Price: $40 online and at the door
Time: 8:00–11:00 p.m.
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