Editors’ Picks: 10 Art Events to See in New York This Week
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Tuesday, June 7
1. “Mal Maison” at Maccarone
Keltie Ferris, Harmony Hammond, Shinique Smith, and six other artists “whose works grapple with the portrayal of the female form by complicating, interceding in, and meddling with representations of the body,” as the press release states, share the stage in this exhibition organized by Ashton Cooper.
Location: Maccarone, 98 Morton Street
Time: Opening reception June 7, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 8
2. Liz Deschenes and Eva Respini in Conversation at the New York Public Library
With the publication of her new book, photographer and sculptor Liz Deschenes will talk to Eva Respini, the curator behind her upcoming show at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, opening June 29. Writer and critic Lynne Tillman will also read a fiction piece written for the monograph, and the evening will conclude with a book signing.
Location: New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Auditorium, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
Time: 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 9
3. Gallery Talk: Alexandra Schwartz on Ed Ruscha at Edward Tyler Nahem Gallery
Alexandra Schwartz, the founding curator of contemporary art at the Montclair Art Museum and author of Ed Ruscha’s Los Angeles (2010) delivers a lecture on the artist, titled “Pop Life: Ruscha’s Ribbon Words” to complement the current show “Ed Ruscha: Ribbon Words,” curated by Dieter Buchhart, on view at the gallery through July 1.
Location: 37 West 57th Street
Time: 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
4. Gallery Talk: Eric Fischl at Skarstedt Gallery
To complement the current Eric Fischl solo show, “Rift Raft,” at the gallery (through June 25), the artist will engage in conversation with Modern Painters executive editor Rachel Corbett.
Location: 20 East 79th Street
Price: Free; RSVP to [email protected].
Time: 6:30 p.m.
5. “Patricia Cronin: Shrine for Girls, New York” at the FLAG Art Foundation
The FLAG Art Foundation presents an important and thought-provoking exhibition by Patricia Cronin highlighting the global exploitation of girls and women, based on recent events such as the Boko Haram kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls in Nigeria, to forced labor in Ireland’s Magdalene asylums. Following its presentation in New York, the exhibition will travel to India, Ireland, and Nigeria—the three locations of horrific events involving young women that inspired Cronin’s work.
Location: 545 Wes 25th Street
Time: Opening reception June 9, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Friday, June 10
6. The City Reliquary’s Collector’s Night 2016
Are you a fan of quirky museums? For one night only, the City Reliquary is bringing together all sorts of out there collectors. Enjoy everything from artifacts the infamous Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding Museum and taxidermy from Brooklyn’s Morbid Anatomy Museum to vintage New York maps from Dan Lenchner and Phil Buehler’s artifacts from the old Conmar Zipper facilities.
Location: New York City Fire Museum, 278 Spring St
Price: $10 general admission/$5 members
Time: 6:30 p.m.
7. Trace the Future at the Japan Society
Catch the US premiere of Yohei Hatakeyama’s documentary about Naoya Hatakeyama photographing his hometown during the aftermath of Japan’s 3/11 disaster. The evening will include a Q&A with Yohei, and Naoya’s photographs are on view at the Japan Society’s current exhibition “In the Wake,” on view through June 12.
Location: Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street
Price: $12 general admission/$9 students and seniors
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Friday, June 10–Thursday, June 16
8. Beth B, Call Her Applebroog at Metrograph
“I learned very early on how power works,” the artist Ida Applebroog says in the first few moments of Call Her Applebroog, the latest contribution from No Wave filmmaker Beth B, who is the artist’s daughter. The film is an odd and intense investigation of the 86-year-old artist’s life and legacy, and contains singsong interludes, as well as revealing moments about the artist’s struggle with depression, which ultimately contributed to the creation of works involving “representing the woman’s body as an object of desire,” as she states in the film.
The result? “MONALISA,” a collection of vaginal drawings that appeared at New York’s Hauser & Wirth in 2010, as well as a slew of other works over the past few decades that have contributed to the feminist canon.
Location: 7 Ludlow Street
Time: showtimes vary
Friday, June 10–Sunday, July 10
9. Derrick Adams, “On” at Pioneer Works
Hot on the heels of his success curating emerging artists at Volta, Derrick Adams’s solo exhibition at Pioneer Works features a handful of ambitiously large wall hangings “that function as both sculptural objects and backdrops for live performance,” the press release notes. The artist will be remixing television programs and “late-night infomercials” from the ’80s and ’90s during the opening, so get ready for a resurrection of much-memed TV psychic Miss Cleo.
Location: 159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn
Time: Opening performance at 7:oo p.m.; Wednesday–Sunday from 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m
Friday, June 10–Sunday, July 17
10. Damien Davis “Object | Affection” at Black Ball Projects
Artist Damien Davis gets his first solo exhibition in New York, featuring a colorful blend of mixed media works and textile-inspired sculptures informed by “cross-cultural encounters” and “visual ideograms” of the African diaspora.
Location: 374 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn
Time: 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
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