10 Must-See Art Events in New York This Week (Outside the Auctions!)
What will Emma Sulkowicz say at the Creative Time Summit?
MONDAY, November 9
Naomi Beckwith: Curating the Errant Form at the New School
Naomi Beckwith, a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, will speak about her approach to “curating as a problem-solving activity,” for the ninth annual AICA/USA Distinguished Critic Lecture.
Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, 12th Street Auditorium, 66 W 12th Street from 6:30-8 p.m.
TUESDAY, November 10
Ready for My Next Self-Display at the Goethe-Institut
German director and actress Susanne Sachsse talks about her experiences in queer film and performance with Berlin-based artist Vaginal Davis. Through “rethinking female agency on stage and screen,” Sachsse presents her collaborations with Einar Schleef, Vegard Vinge, Davis, Ronald Tavel, and beloved Canadian porn director Bruce LaBruce. This event is in conjunction with “a radical reinterpretation” of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Magic Flute by Sachsse and Davis, which should be super weird.
Goethe-Institut New York, 30 Irving Place at 6:30 p.m.
Robert Fulton’s Reality’s Invisible at Light Industry
Artist Martin Beck introduces Robert Fulton’s Reality’s Invisible, a “fascinating yet largely forgotten” film that he screened previously as part of his ongoing project, Program, at Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. Made while Fulton taught at the university, Reality’s Invisible is an unique look at the students, faculty, and activities at the Corbusier-designed center.
Light Industry, 155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m.
Fabulated Archives at the Center for Humanities
On the occasion of Zoe Beloff’s solo exhibition in the James Gallery, art historian Carrie Lambert-Beatty and artist Katarina Burin join Beloff to discuss “the newly malleable condition of fact.” We’re hoping there’s a few references to Donald Rumsfeld’s “unknown unknowns.”
The Center for Humanities, CUNY Graduate Center, C198, 365 5th Avenue at 6:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, November 11
Zabar Visiting Artist Program Presents Yvonne Rainer at Hunter College
Dance pioneer Yvonne Rainer will present her work as part of the Fall 2015 Judith Zabar Visiting Artist Series at the college, in a lecture intended to create a conversation with students, faculty members, and the public. Rainer returned to dance over a decade ago, and has been hard at work expressing the inexpressible ever since.
Hunter College, Kaye Playhouse, 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues at 6:30 p.m.
Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2015: Art Seen at Nitehawk Cinema
For its third annual Shorts Festival, Nitehawk’s Art Seen presents six art films in one night. A Q&A with the filmmakers and Caryn Coleman, Nitehawk’s senior film programmer, will follow the screening. Audience members can pick up free copies of Frieze magazine on their way out.
Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, November 12
Joan Jonas and Jason Moran at Columbia University School of the Arts
The event is a presentation of the past decade of collaborative works between artist Joan Jonas and musician Jason Moran. Occasionally performative, Jonas’s movements will be accompanied by Moran’s piano accompaniment during their discussion, along with dazzling video projections.
Columbia University School of the Arts, Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway at 7 p.m.
Unorthodox: On Art History at the Jewish Museum
Art historians Claire Bishop (CUNY Graduate Center) and Joshua Decter (Cooper Union, School of Visual Arts) will discuss “the role and function of art in post-avant-garde times.” In other words, how does the avant-garde challenge orthodoxies, and how does the avant-garde become orthodoxy itself?
Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Avenue at 92nd Street from 6:30-8 p.m.
FRIDAY, November 13
Moby-Dick: A Marathon Reading at the Whitney Museum of American Art
The two-day event brings together artists and writers to read Herman Melville’s epic novel Moby-Dick in the Whitney’s fifth-floor galleries. Frank Stella’s Moby Dick series serves as the backdrop on the 164th anniversary of the novel’s publication.
The Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street from 11-10 p.m.
SATURDAY, November 14
The Creative Time Summit at the Boys & Girls High School
The world’s largest international conference on art and social change will take place this weekend. Focusing on the topic of education, reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones and The Coup frontman Boots Riley will deliver keynote speeches; other speakers and workshop leaders include artists Hans Haacke, Tania Bruguera, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and Emma Sulkowicz.
Boys & Girls High School, 1700 Fulton Street, Brooklyn at 10 a.m.
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