Beyond the Fairs: Your Go-to Guide to Openings and Events During Frieze Week 2017

Can you see them all?

Anish Kapoor’s Descension. Photo courtesy Public Art Fund.
Anish Kapoor’s Descension. Photo courtesy Public Art Fund.

Every year, come the first week in May and the arrival of Frieze New York, galleries and museums pull out all the stops in an effort to get a piece of the captive art audience in town for the occasion. In addition to giving you the lowdown on the 14 other fairs joining Frieze this year, artnet News has combed through mountains of invitations and press releases to put together a survey of 49 of the most anticipated events and openings of the week, from Anish Kapoor‘s swirling vortex in Brooklyn Bridge Park to Diane Arbus at the Upper East Side’s Lévy Gorvy. Happy hunting!

Sunday, April 30

Arcmanaro Niles, <em>The Classroom</em> (2017). Courtesy of Long Gallery Harlem.

Arcmanaro Niles, The Classroom (2017). Courtesy of Long Gallery Harlem.

1. “The Arena: Arcmanoro Niles” at Long Gallery Harlem
For his solo show debut, DC native Arcmanaro Niles is showing highly-saturated paintings that draw on his personal family history, including childhood images and self portraits.

Address: 2073 Seventh Ave. at 124th Street
Time: Opening reception, 2 p.m.–5 p.m.; Tuesday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
On view through June 4.

Tala Madani, <em>Spill</em> (2006). Courtesy of Mana Contemporary.

Tala Madani, Spill (2006). Courtesy of Mana Contemporary.

2. Mana Contemporary Spring Open House
Over in Jersey City, Mana will debut two exhibitions, “Chittrovanu Mazumdar: undated Nightskin,” an exhibition of fantastical installations from Indo-French artist Chittrovanu Mazumdar, and “In Between: Contemporary Iranian Art,” a group show of Iranian artists living in the US presented by the Middle Eastern Center for the Arts, at its spring open house. There will be three performances during the day: Raha Raissnia’s Nadir 2 at 2:30 p.m., Matthias Brown’s Falling Faces at 3:30 p.m., and Dan Tepfer’s Acoustic Informatics at 4:30 p.m.

Mana is also leading a nationwide protest against the Trump administration’s threat to the National Endowment of the Arts. You can sign the petition in person during the open house, or online. Free shuttle buses will run to and from Mana throughout the day, leaving from Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street).

Time: 1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Address: 888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City
On view through August 26th. 

Daniele Milvio. Courtesy of Downs & Ross.

Daniele Milvio. Courtesy of Downs & Ross.

3. “Daniele Milvio: Mille Furie” at Downs & Ross
This is a show for the art lover who likes to take a chance. An opaque press release includes no details about the exhibition of paintings by Daniele Milvio, offering instead an extended passage from the writings of 18th-century Italian poet and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi.

Address: 55 Chrystie St. #203 & 106 Eldridge Street
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Wednesday–Sunday, 12 p.m.–6 p.m.
On view through May 28.

Installation shot of “Joan Jonas: what is found in the windowless house is true.” Courtesy of Gavin Brown.

4. “Joan Jonas: what is found in the windowless house is true” at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise
Two of Joan Jonas’s large-scale, multi-channel video installations make their US debut in this exhibition, the largest in New York to feature the artist’s multidisciplinary practice in over a decade. E

Address: 429 West 127 Street
Time: Opening reception, 12 p.m.–4 p.m.; Wednesday–Sunday, 12 p.m.–6 p.m.
On view through June 11.

Monday, May 1

István Nádler, Untitled, 1968. Photo courtesy the artist, Elizabeth Dee New York, and Kisterem Budapest.

5. “With the Eyes of Others: Hungarian Artists of the Sixties and Seventies” at Elizabeth Dee Gallery
Curated by the museum consultant András Szántó, this show includes more than 100 works by 30 artists who were active in the Neo-avant-garde scene in Hungary. The artists in this show worked under a one-party state in the late 20th century, playing hide-and-seek with authorities who did not tolerate open dissent.

Address: 2033/2037 Fifth Avenue
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
On view through August 12th.

Joshua Frankel, <em>I LIVE HERE</em>. Courtesy of the artist.

Joshua Frankel, I LIVE HERE. Courtesy of the artist.

6. “Joshua Frankel: I LIVE HERE” for Time Square’s Midnight Moment
Times Square Arts presents “I LIVE HERE,” an animation from artist Joshua Frankel. “I LIVE HERE” takes on the battle between urban activist Jane Jacobs and urban planner Robert Moses, who proposed the Lower Manhattan Expressway and was the master builder behind most of New York City’s infrastructure. The animation tackles subjects including preservation, urban theories, and the notion of progress.

Address: Times Square
Time: 11:57 p.m.–12 a.m.
On view every night in May.

"Lluis Lleó: Morpho's Nest in the Cadmium House" on Park Avenue. Courtesy of AFineLyne.

“Lluis Lleó: Morpho’s Nest in the Cadmium House” on Park Avenue. Courtesy of AFineLyne.

7. “Lluis Lleó: Morpho’s Nest in the Cadmium House” on Park Avenue
The annual Park Avenue Malls art installation will feature a site-specific installation by Lluis Lleó. Morpho’s Nest in the Cadmium House comprises five 13-foot, 7,000-pound sandstone slabs, with paintings on both the front and back, inspired by the Catalan Romanic fresco tradition. The exhibition is part of NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program and is a project of the Sculpture Committee of the Fund for Park Avenue.

Address: Park Avenue between East 52nd and 56th Streets
On view through July 31st. 

Julian Schnabel, left, <em>Weather Paintings IIB</em> (2015); right, <em>Weather Painting IB</em> (2015) at the Glass House. Courtesy of the Glass House, photo by Andy Romer.

Julian Schnabel, left, Weather Paintings IIB (2015); right, Weather Painting IB (2015) at the Glass House. Courtesy of the Glass House, photo by Andy Romer.

8. “Julian Schnabel: Paintings that I hope Philip and David would like” at the Glass House
For a true overview of Julian Schnabel‘s painting oeuvre, plan on making repeat visits to the Glass House, which will rotate three times during the exhibition’s run, showcasing six new works each time. Wax paintings from the 1970s will be on view through June 5, followed by paintings after 2000 (June 8–July 10) and paintings from the 1980s and ’90s (July 13–August 14).

Address: Times Square
Time: Thursday–Monday with pre-purchased tour ticket
On view through August 14th.

Tuesday, May 2

Eric Fischl, <em>Late America</em> (2016), Courtesy of Skarstedt Gallery.

Eric Fischl, Late America (2016), Courtesy of Skarstedt Gallery.

9. “Eric Fischl: Late America” at Skarstedt Gallery
Eric Fischl‘s new show of paintings explores moral ambivalence and social malaise in suburbia, a cultural examination of a fractured nation. All of the paintings take place around a pool, and were painted in the immediate aftermath of last year’s presidential election.

Address: 550 W 21 St.
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
On view through June 24th.

Martial Raysse, Eyes (1963). Courtesy Frreman's Auction.

Martial Raysse, Eyes (1963). Courtesy Freeman’s Auction.

10. The New York preview of “The Stanley Bard Collection: A Life at the Chelsea” at Rogue Gallery
Philadelphia auction house Freeman’s is selling the personal art collection of longtime Chelsea Hotel manager Stanley Bard, who was a close friend of the many artists and writers who resided there. What better place to preview the offerings—which include works by artists such as Tom Wesselmann and Martial Raysse—than at a nearby Chelsea gallery? The preview kicks off Tuesday May 2 at 5:00 p.m., with a talk by Freeman’s vice chairman Alasdair Nichol and modern and contemporary art head Dunham Townend (RSVP to [email protected] or 917-562-4951). Freeman’s will also preview the works at its Philadelphia headquarters ahead of the May 16 auction.

Address: 508–526 West 26th New York
Time: Tuesday, 12 p.m.–4 p.m.; Talk 5:00 p.m; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
On view through May 5th.

Paulo Bruscky. Courtesy of Galeria Nara Roesler

Paulo Bruscky. Courtesy of Galeria Nara Roesler

11. “Paulo Bruscky” at Galeria Nara Roesler
Paulo Bruscky’s first show at the New York outpost of Brazilian gallery Nara Roesler will showcase the artist’s classified ads and documentation of historical performances. Bruscky was a pioneer in “communication art” and a member of Fluxus, making work that experimented with systems of communication like telegrams, faxes, the internet, and classified ads.

Address: 22 East 69th Street 3R
Time: Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Open through June 24th.

Allan D'Arcangelo, <em>Consetllation #10</em> (1970). Courtesy of Hollis Taggart.

Allan D’Arcangelo, Consetllation #10 (1970). Courtesy of Hollis Taggart.

12. “In the Absence of Color: Artists Working in Black and White” at Hollis Taggart
A dichrome palette doesn’t have to be limiting, as proven by the extraordinary range in the black and white works from artists such as Louise Nevelson, Jasper Johns, and Mark Tobey on view in this group exhibition.

Address: 18 E 64th Street, 3F
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Open through June 13th.

Mark Flood, <em>Universal Frame</em> (2017). Courtesy of Maccarone.

Mark Flood, Universal Frame (2017). Courtesy of Maccarone.

13. “Mark Flood: Google Murder-Suicide” at Maccarone Gallery
Mark Flood’s irreverent, interdisciplinary work critiques society at large, including the art world and its institutions. His artist statement for the exhibition takes the form of a poem: “an artist of today/misuses new technology/to envision the prison-farm of digital media/…I breed these monster-Googles/because/Google contains us.”

Address: 630 Greenwich Street
Time: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
On view through July 28th.

Exhibition of painting by Derain and early African heads and statues from the Gabon Pahouin tribes organized by Paul Guillaume at the Durand-Ruel Galleries New York in 1933. Photo: Archives Durand-Ruel. Courtesy of Almine Rech Gallery.

Exhibition of painting by Derain and early African heads and statues from the Gabon Pahouin tribes organized by Paul Guillaume at the Durand-Ruel Galleries New York in 1933. Photo: Archives Durand-Ruel. Courtesy of Almine Rech Gallery.

14. “Imaginary Ancestors” at Almine Rech Gallery
This group show looks at Primitivism and its effects on Modern and contemporary art. It restages the seminal 1933 Durand-Ruel Gallery exhibition in New York, and presents a parallel exhibition of works by Joe Bradley, Mark Grotjahn, James Turrel, Ana Medieta, and others.

Address: 39 East 78th street, 2nd Floor
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
On view through June 15th.

Roxy Paine, Experiment Beeler. Photo courtesy Paul Kasmin Gallery.

15. “Roxy Paine: Farewell Transmission” at Paul Kasmin Gallery
This two-venue show of recent sculpture by Roxy Paine focuses on the clash of humans and nature. The pieces combine, distort, and confound our dualistic view of the natural and the inorganic. “Farewell Transmission” expresses anxieties about how humanity has impacted the environment, and worries about machines that strive to order and control nature.

Address: 293 & 297 10th Avenue
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
On view through July 1st.

John Chamberlain, Scratched Echo (1991). Courtesy of Lawrence Von Hagen.

16. “What’s Up New York” 
Wunderkind curator and advisor Lawrence Van Hagen hosts his first New York gallery show (following “What’s Up” and “What’s Up 2.0” in London), featuring the work of 50 international contemporary artists. With contemporary works paired with art dating back to the 1970s, Van Hagen creates intergenerational dialogues, such as between John Chamberlain‘s famed “Combine” works and Dorian Gaudin’s sculpture of crumpled anodized aluminum.

Address: 132 10th Avenue
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–9 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
On view through May 27th.

Carmen Herrera, <em>Untitled</em>. Courtesy of Lisson Gallery.

Carmen Herrera, Untitled. Courtesy of Lisson Gallery.

17. “Carmen Herrera: Paintings on Paper”  at Lisson Gallery
The centenarian artist is still hard at work, presenting 11 new works featuring her signature geometric forms, striking in their simple elegance and precision, at Lisson Gallery. Created over the last six years, the paintings will be supplemented by the gallery’s TEFAF showing, of work made by Herrara while she was living in Paris in the late 1940s.

Address: 504 West 24th Street
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
On view through June 10th.

Wednesday, May 3

Erica Mahinay, <em>Gilded (Border-Patrol)</em>, (2016). Courtesy of Lyles & King Gallery.

Erica Mahinay, Gilded (Border-Patrol), (2016). Courtesy of Lyles & King Gallery.

18. “Erica Mahinay: Visions From the Personal Growth Laboratory” at Lyles & King
For this show, Erica Mahinay takes on language and experiments with perceptions of self. Her abstract paintings become puzzle pieces to create a whole, where mistakes are integrated into the work with emphasis on materiality.

Address: 106 Forsyth Street at Broome
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Wednesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
On view through June 4th.

Peter Howson, <em>Prophecy</em> (2016). Courtesy of Flowers Gallery.

Peter Howson, Prophecy (2016). Courtesy of Flowers Gallery.

19. “Peter Howson: Prophecy” at Flowers Gallery
One of the “New Glasgow Boys” who attended the Glasgow School of Art in the 1980s, Scottish artist Peter Howson is known for his apocalyptic paintings, depicting visions of a future of grotesque violence.

Address: 529 West 20th Street #3
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
On view through June 10th.

Hannah Perry, Viruses Worth Spreading, Photo courtesy Arsenal NYC.

20. “Hannah Perry: Viruses Worth Spreading” at Arsenal Contemporary
Arsenal has transformed their main gallery into a multi-sensory installation for Hannah Perry’s work, which deals with the so-called working aesthetic and its ties to culture and ritual. “Viruses Worth Spreading” examines these concerns in the context of heartache, anxiety, and trauma. With sculptures and videos that talk about the virtual and real world, Perry brings us a public performance of private relationships.

Address: 214 Bowery
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–9 p.m.;Wednesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.–6 p.m.
On view through July 2nd. 

Kaari Upton, Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Blue, 2014. © Kaari Upton. Photo courtesy the New Museum.

21. “Kaari Upson: Good thing you are not alone” at the New Museum
“Good thing you are not alone” is Upson’s first museum show, featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, and video. Her works weave together fantasy, psychological and physical trauma, and the pursuit of the American Dream in circuitous narratives that are left open-ended. Her show will include a new series that focuses on a family living in Las Vegas.

Address: 235 Bowery, 3rd floor
Time: Tuesday and Wednesday, 11a.m.–6 p.m., Thursday 11a.m.–9 p.m.,, Friday–Sunday 11a.m.–6 p.m.
On view through September 10th.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, The Grains, 2017. Courtesy the artist and the New Museum.

22. “Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Under-Song For A Cipher” at the New Museum
The New Museum also presents a new body of work by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, featuring oil paintings that take on historical European portraiture and insert new subjects, almost always black. Her imagined subjects are often protagonists of the artist’s short stories.

Address: 235 Bowery, 4th floor
Time: Tuesday and Wednesday, 11a.m.–6 p.m., Thursday 11a.m.–9 p.m.,, Friday–Sunday 11a.m.–6 p.m.
On view through September 3rd.

Paul Anthony Smith, Grey Area #5, 2014. Photo courtesy the artist and the New Museum.

23. “RAGGA NYC: All the threatened and delicious things joining one another” at the New Museum
RAGGA connects queer Caribbean artists who are working across a range of artistic disciplines to explore how sexuality, gender, race, history, and heritage affect them. This residency explores Afro-Caribbean diaspora and alternative spiritual healing, and will feature workshops on Afro-Caribbean spiritual traditions, poetry, and performances.

Address: 235 Bowery, 5th floor
Time: Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m.–9 p.m.,, Friday–Sunday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
On view through June 25th.

Installation view of snake with sexual interest in own tail, VENUS, Los Angeles, 2016. Courtesy Elaine Cameron-Weir and VENUS, Los Angeles. Photo: Martin Elder.

24. “Elaine Cameron-Weir: Viscera has questions about itself” at the New Museum
“Viscera Has Questions About Itself” features sculptures by Elaine Cameron-Weir, who engages modern, industrial, and natural design to talk about hidden and manifest phenomena. Her new work uses laboratory equipment to imply forces that seem to escape scientific explanation.

Address: 235 Bowery, Lobby Gallery
Time: Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Thursday 11a.m.–9 p.m., Friday–Sunday 11a.m.–6 p.m.
On view through September 3rd.

Gaetano Pesce, Sandbag Chair, also called January 16th Sofa, 1991. Photo courtesy of the artist and Salon 94 Design, NY.

25. “MIDTOWN” at the Lever House
“MIDTOWN,” a joint presentation from Maccarone, Salon 94, and Salon 94 Design, blurs the line between art, design, and commerce, and celebrates the collaborative spirit of art-making. Featuring work by Huma Bhabha, Carol Bove, Nick Cave, Urs Fischer, and others, this show examines the very nature of a manufactured or handmade object, and dismantles the hierarchies between art and design.

There will be a special performance by FlucT, curated and co-produced with Performa, on opening night, and a sneak peek of what to expect from Creative Time’s “Pledges of Allegiance” project launching on Flag Day, June 14, in the form of a flag by Marilyn Minter flown outside Lever House.

Address: 390 Park Ave, between East 53rd and 54th Streets, second floor
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–9 p.m., performance at 8 p.m.; Tuesday–Friday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
On view through June 9th.

Arnold Rosenberg, Marcel Duchamp playing chess on a sheet of Glass (1958).

Arnold Rosenberg, Marcel Duchamp playing chess on a sheet of Glass (1958). Courtesy of the Cultivist.

26. The Cultivist Presents: The Uncanny
The second anniversary party for the Cultivist will feature work by Gabe Barcia-Colombo, Martha Colburn, Lisa Crafts, and Brad Troemel, and many more in a two-hour pop-up show. Curated by Joey Lico, the project circles around the experience of the uncanny.

Address: 632 Hudson Street
Time: Opening reception, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

Anjolie Ela Menon, Goatherd (Panel II) . Photo courtesy Aicon Gallery.

27. “Anjolie Ela Menon: A Retrospective” at Aicon Gallery
Anjolie Ela Menon’s first major solo exhibition in over a decade, “A Retrospective” brings together work from her 50-year career. A pioneering figurative painter, Menon’s work defies categorization, drawing on the work of Van Gogh, M.F. Husain, Modigliani, and others to depict pastoral scenes from Delhi. The show will feature over 40 paintings and drawings, and a new set of large-scale works.

Address: 35 Great Jones Street
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m., Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
On view through June 24th.

Anish Kapoor: Descension. Photo: Tadzio. Courtesy o Public Art Fund

Anish Kapoor, Descension. Courtesy of Public Art Fund/Tadzio.

28. Anish Kapoor, Descension at Brooklyn Bridge Park
The Public Art Fund returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park with the highly-anticipated Descension, a swirling pool of dark water by Anish Kapoor that creates the illusion of a vortex leading to another dimension. The artist will also give a talk about his work in public art at the New School auditorium (66 West 12th Street) on Wednesday, May 3, 6:30–8 p.m. Tickets are $10.

Address: Pier 1, Furman Street at Old Fulton Street, Brooklyn
May 3–September 10, 2017.

Derrick Adams, <em>The Journey</em> (2017). Courtesy of the Studio Museum Harlem.

Derrick Adams, The Journey (2017). Courtesy of the Studio Museum Harlem.

29. “Derrick Adams: Patrick Kelly, the Journey” at the Countee Cullen Library
As the Studio Museum in Harlem prepares for upcoming renovations, its partnering with local institutions, such as the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, to host its InHarlem programming. The Schomburg is home to the archive of acclaimed African-American fashion designer Patrick Kelly (1954–1990), whose work was the point of inspiration for Derrick Adams’s new “Mood Board” series of abstract collages.

Address: 104 West 136th Street
Time: Opening reception, 5 p.m.–7 p.m., Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
On view through October 20th.

Thursday, May 4

Diane Arbus, <em>Two ladies walking in Central Park</em>, (1963). Photo: The Estate of Diane Arbus. Courtesy of Levy Gorvy Gallery.

Diane Arbus, Two ladies walking in Central Park, (1963). Photo: The Estate of Diane Arbus. Courtesy of Levy Gorvy Gallery.

30. “Diane Arbus: In the Park” at Lévy Gorvy
This show focuses exclusively on Diane Arbus’s photographs made in Central Park and Washington Square in the 1960s and ’70s. “In the Park” includes both lesser-known works and more famous images, like Child with a toy hand grenade in Central Park, N.Y.C., 1962. Arbus kept returning to the parks during her career, so this show doubles as a survey of her evolving style.

Address: 909 Madison Avenue
Time: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
On view through June 24th.

Geng Xue, Mountain Gate, 2016. Image Courtesy of Klein Sun Gallery and the artist, © Geng Xue. Photo by Lv Weixin

31. “Geng Xue: Mount Sumeru” at Klein Sun Gallery
“Mount Sumeru” is the first solo exhibition of the Geng Xue’s porcelain and bronze works in America, and re-contextualizes porcelain into sound installations. The show references Mount Sumeru, considered the center of the universe in Buddhism. Towing the line between the surreal and the uncanny, “Mount Sumeru” uncovers the ties between embodiment and perception, figure and landscape, and the human and the otherworldly.

Address: 525 West 22nd Street
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
On view through June 17th.

Rei Kawakubo, Courtesy of Comme des Garçons. Photograph by © Paolo Roversi; Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

32. “Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Rei Kawakubo’s avant-garde designs challenge the conventional notions of fashionability, beauty, and good taste. The exhibition highlight’s Kawakubo’s experiments in “in-betweenness” or the space between boundaries. She blurs the line between dualisms of object and subject, clothes and not clothes, and high and low taste. The show will feature 150 pieces from Kawakubo’s womenswear for Comme des Garçons.

Address: 1000 Fifth Avenue
Time: Sunday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
On view through September 4th.

Leo Villareal, <em>Cloud Drawing</em> (2017). Courtesy of Pace.

Leo Villareal, Cloud Drawing (2017). Courtesy of Pace.

33. “Leo Villareal” at PACE Gallery
PACE presents Leo Villareal’s first solo show with the gallery, featuring all new works that continue to blur the lines between LED and projection. It is also the first show of new work by the artist, best-known for his Bay Lights project in San Francisco, since he was commissioned by the Illuminated River Foundation in London to light up the bridges over the River Thames.

Address: 537 West 24th Street
Time: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
On view through June 17th.

S.B. Walker, from the "Walden" series. Courtesy of Janet Borden, Inc.

S.B. Walker, from the “Walden” series. Courtesy of Janet Borden, Inc.

34. “Walden: Photographs by S.B. Walker” at Janet Borden, Inc.
S.B. Walker’s debut show at Janet Borden Gallery features photographs of Walden Pond, the symbolically charged landscape that was the inspiration for Henry David Thoreau’s book Walden. The exhibition and accompanying monographic book, also titled Walden, mark the bicentennial of Thoreau’s birth. Walker’s photos examine the paradox of Walden Pond as a suburban park and a pastoral Arcadian landscape.

Address: 91 Water Street, Brooklyn
Time: Opening reception and book signing, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
On view through June 23rd.

Carol Rama, La Mucca Pazza [The Mad Cow] , 1998. © Archivio Carol Rama, Turin. Photo Courtesy the New Museum.

35. “Other Avant-Gardes: Carol Rama, Marisa Merz, and Radical Art-Making in 1960s Italy” at the New Museum
New Museum artistic director Massimiliano Gioni, Met Breuer curator Ian Alteveer, and Drawing Center senior curator Claire Gilman come together to discuss the works of Marisa Merz, Carol Rama, and the avant-garde artists of 1960s Italy. The discussion coincides with the “Carol Rama: Antibodies” exhibition at the New Museum. The panel will consider how these artists worked and flourished in 1960s Italy despite the dominant masculinity of Arte Povera.

Address: 235 Bowery, New Museum Theater
Time: 7 p.m.

Anselm Kiefer. Photo credit should read ROLF HAID/AFP/Getty Images.

36. Anselm Kiefer with Paul Holdengräber: Art Will Survive Its Ruins at the New York Public Library
The elusive Anselm Kiefer makes a rare public appearance on Thurdsay to talk with Paul Holdengräber about his watercolors, paintings, and artist books, coinciding with his upcoming show at Gagosian. They’ll discuss the fears, fascinations, and the questions that underlie Kiefer’s body of work.

Address: 476 Fifth Avenue
Time: 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

G.T. Pellizzi, Conduits in Red, Yellow, and Blue (Figure 68). Courtesy of the artist/photographer Cecilia Jurado.

G.T. Pellizzi, Conduits in Red, Yellow, and Blue (Figure 68). Courtesy of the artist/photographer Cecilia Jurado.

37. “G.T. Pellizzi: Pool Meditations for Hedy Lamarr″ at the Hôtel Americano
Actress Hedy Lamarr was also a inventor, and her design for radio-controlled torpedoes, using a system of frequency hopping, later became the basis for GPS and Wi-Fi technology. G.T. Pellizzi’s art exhibition throughout the Hôtel Americano is inspired by this little-known facet of the Hollywood star’s career, using lights in primary colors, arranged in overlapping shapes, to represent her revolutionary frequency hopping concept.

Address: 518 West 27th Street
Time: Opening celebration Friday May 5, 9 p.m.–1 a.m.
Ongoing through May 7. 

Friday, May 5

Christophe von Hohenberg, Actress Bianca Jagger at Andy Warhol's memorial service in 1987. Courtesy of the artist.

Christophe von Hohenberg, Actress Bianca Jagger at Andy Warhol’s memorial service in 1987. Courtesy of the artist.

38. 3rd Annual 1AN Symposium
For its third iteration, One Art Nation presents their 1AN Art Symposium running May 5–7th with an annual expert speaker and showcase series. This year, they’ll be launching a presentation of “Remembering Warhol: Thirty Years Ago” with photographs by Christophe von Hohenberg from the artist’s memorial service in 1987. There will also be a wide range of talks and panel discussions tackling the connections between art, activism, technology, history, security, and finances.

Address: Piers 92/94, 711 12th Avenue
Time: Friday–Sunday, 2 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Ongoing through May 7th.

Laurent Grasso, <em>Élysée<em /> (2016). Courtesy of Sean Kelly Gallery.

Laurent Grasso, Élysée (2016). Courtesy of Sean Kelly Gallery.

39. “Laurent Grasso: Élysée” at Sean Kelly
Laurent Grasso will be premiering his film Élysée, exploring notions of power in the office of the President of the French Republic at the Élysée Palace in Paris. Considering the recent French elections and general political uncertainty and anxiety of the present age, this film is a timely reflection on what authority looks like.

Address: 475 10th Avenue
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Friday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Ongoing through June 17th.

Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, <em>A Brief History of Architecture in Guatemala</em>, (2010/13). Photo: Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa and Proyectos Ultravioleta. Courtesy of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, A Brief History of Architecture in Guatemala, (2010/13). Photo: Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa and Proyectos Ultravioleta. Courtesy of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

40. “Latin American Circles Presents: An evening of Performance” at the Guggenheim Museum
The Guggenheim will present three recently acquired performance works in the rotunda on Friday: Amalia Pica’s “Asamble,” Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa’s “A Brief History of Architecture in Guatemala,” and OPAVIVARA’s “Kitchen Drumming.” The performances start at 7 p.m., followed by a reception and viewings of “The Hugo Boss Prize 2016: Anicka Yi, Life Is Cheap” and “Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim.”

Address: 1071 5th Avenue
Time: 7 p.m.–9 p.m. 

Anselm Kiefer, aller Tage Abend, aller Abende Tag, Watercolor on paper, 33 x 24.5 inches, 2014. © Anselm Kiefer. Photo © Charles Duprat. Courtesy Gagosian.

41. “Anselm Kiefer: Transition From Cool to Warm” at Gagosian Gallery
Anselm Kiefer’s new works pull on a wide range of literature, from the Bible to Paul Celan, with paintings and artist’s books that hint at the lyrical and the fragility of life. The artist has also returned to watercolor, and the title for the show references a book of watercolors that he produced in the 1970s.

Address: 522 West 21st Street
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Ongoing through July 14th.

"Kehinde Wiley: Trickster." Courtesy of Sean Kelly Gallery.

“Kehinde Wiley: Trickster.” Courtesy of Sean Kelly Gallery.

42. “Kehinde Wiley: Trickster” at Sean Kelly
Kehinde Wiley is back with a series of new portraits, including portraits of contemporary artists like Nick Cave, Rashid Johnson, Kerry James Marshall, Hank Willis Thomas, and Yinka Shonibare. He uses the mythological trope of the trickster to examine how artists interrupt the status quo and change how we think about the world. He’s restricted his use of color in this new series, pulling on Goya’s “Black Paintings.”

Address: 475 10th Avenue
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Friday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Ongoing through June 17th.

Florine Stettheimer, Beauty Contest: To the memory of P.T. Barnum (1924). Courtesy of Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, CT.

43. “Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry” at the Jewish Museum
“Painting Poetry” will show over 50 paintings and drawings, costume and theater designs, photographs, and poems produced by Florine Stettheimer in the Jazz Age of New York. This survey will focus on her distinct painting style, and how her position in the avant-garde has continued to influence art today.

Address: 1109 5th Avenue
Time: Friday–Tuesday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Ongoing through June 17th.

Sage Beasley, incoming freshman at NYU College of Arts and Sciences physics program, tests a virtual reality game designed by Tandon IDM seniors Matthew Conto and Oliver Garcia-Borg at the 2016 Integrated Digital Media (IDM) Showcase. Courtesy of NYU Tandon.

Sage Beasley, incoming freshman at NYU College of Arts and Sciences physics program, tests a virtual reality game designed by Tandon IDM seniors Matthew Conto and Oliver Garcia-Borg at the 2016 Integrated Digital Media (IDM) Showcase. Courtesy of NYU Tandon.

44. Integrated Digital Media (IDM) Showcase at NYU Tandon
Designers, artists, and technologists studying at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering present their work at an annual student-curated showcase billed as “part live performance, part technology demo, part art show.” Among the 90 projects is Corrosion, an interactive installation that explores one’s emotional response to disappearing from the online realm in an age when one’s social media presence is increasingly meaningful.

Address: MAGNET NYU Tandon, 2 MetroTech Center, Media and Games Network, 8th Floor, Brooklyn
Time: 6 p.m.–8 p.m.

Saturday, May 6

Pop-color glass fusing, one of the classes you can take during UrbanGlass Open Studios. Courtesy of UrbanGlass.

Pop-color glass fusing, one of the classes you can take during UrbanGlass Open Studios. Courtesy of UrbanGlass.

45. UrbanGlass Open Studios
Ever wanted to watch glassblowing in real life? Go to UrbanGlass’ open studios. Normally closed to the public, the Open Studio is an opportunity to learn about glass and the ways it can be used. There will also be hands-on workshops including hot sand casting and silkscreening.

Address: 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
Time: 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

Taner Ceylan, Chiron, 2017. Photo courtesy Paul Kasmin Gallery.

46. “Taner Ceylan: Latest Works from the Golden Age” at Paul Kasmin Gallery
One of Turkey’s most prominent painters, Ceylan brings a solo exhibition of his work to Paul Kasmin Gallery. He draws on hyperrealism to make paintings exemplifying his technical mastery, but with an underlying emotional and sexual tension.

Address: 515 West 27th Street
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
On view through May 13th.

Zheng Lu, <em>Water in Dripping - Miao</em> (2017). Courtesy of Sundaram Tagore Gallery.

Zheng Lu, Water in Dripping – Miao (2017). Courtesy of Sundaram Tagore Gallery.

47. “Zheng Lu: Undercurrent” at Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Beijing-based artist Zheng Lu presents new sculptural installations for his first New York solo exhibition. His stainless-steel sculptures jump across the room like splashes of water, charged with the energy of the universe. They look like normal forms that evoke splashes of water, but up close they’re inscribed with thousands of Chinese characters.

Address: 475 10th Avenue
Time: Opening reception, 2 p.m.–5 p.m.; Tuesday–Friday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Ongoing through June 3rd.

Misha Kahn, "Black Cement" series. Courtesy of Friedman Benda.

Misha Kahn, “Black Cement” series. Courtesy of Friedman Benda.

48. Drive, Design, Desire at Friedman Benda
Drive, Design, Desire, a roundtable chat at Friedman Benda, will be moderated by Rodman Primack. The discussion includes a varied group of participants from the design community, and coincides with “dna10,” the gallery’s 10th anniversary show, on view May 4–June 10.

Address: 515 W 26th Street
Time: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Mary Montes, <em>Cool Blues</em>. Courtesy of the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum.

Mary Montes, Cool Blues. Courtesy of the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum.

49. “Mary Montes: DeKooning and Friends” at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum
Getting a jump start on the Hamptons season, the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum presents a historically-minded exhibition by Mary Montes, of portraits of the Abstract Expressionist greats who inspired her. Montes colorful work depicts the likes of Willem deKooning, Andy Warhol, and Jackson Pollack, as well as their lesser-known female counterparts, fellow women artists such as Lee Krasner and Elaine de Kooning. Many of these figures, of course, spent time living and working on Long Island’s East End.

Address: 200 Main Street, Sag Harbor
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Open daily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Additional reporting by Eileen Kinsella and Kiki Olmedo. 


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