6 Must-See Art Events This Week

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Sue Thompson Sue Me 2013

Tuesday, February 16th

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo: Jean-Christophe Benoist via Wikimedia Commons

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Photo: Jean-Christophe Benoist via Wikimedia Commons

1. Art+Feminism Train the Trainer:
In hopes of encouraging more women to contribute and edit pages on Wikipedia, art+feminism will provide tutorials on how to write great entries for the site. Beforehand, curators Jennifer Blessing and Susan Thompson will give a tour of the current exhibition “Photo-Poetics: An Anthology.”
Location: Guggenheim, Sackler Center Media Lab, 1071 Fifth Ave
Price: Free with RSVP – Bring your laptop and power cords.
Time: 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 18th


2. Who Owns Digital Social Memory?:
Rhizome will host a panel that discusses how we archive personal data with our rapidly changing social technology, who should own that data, and what privacy concerns are raised by social media archiving. Panelist include Kimberly Drew, associate online community producer of the Met and founder of the Black Contemporary Art Tumblr; Nathan Jurgerson, social media theorist and editor of the New Inquiry; artist Guadalupe Rosales; and artist and filmmaker Crunc Tesla. The panel will be moderated by Rhizome’s artistic director, Michael Connor.
Location: The New Museum 235 Bowery
Price: $15
Time:7:00 p.m.

Friday, February 19th 

The Swiss Institute, current tenant at 18 Wooster Street.Photo via Google Maps.

The Swiss Institute, current tenant at 18 Wooster Street.
Photo via Google Maps.

3. Sabisha Friedberg: A Plane Unseen and Scattering its Curve, au loin:
For two nights, Sabisha Friedberg will explore space and sound through installation and performance. The one-hour performance will consists of three parts on the two levels of the Swiss Institute.
Location: The Swiss Institute 18 Wooster street
Price: Free with RSVP
Time: 8:00 p.m.


Saturday, February 20th

The Silent Barn. Photo: Alix Piorun.

The Silent Barn.
Photo: Alix Piorun.

4. Paper Jam Small Press Festival:
The fifth edition of the bi-annual small press, mini-comic, zine fair brings together a selection of local up-and-coming small-press artists.
Location: Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave
Price: Free
Time: 12:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 21st 

Sue Thompson Sue Me 2013

Sue Thompson Sue Me 2013

5. Sue Thompson, “When Wayne Went Away”:
Thompson will stage a performance during the opening of her first solo US show, at Lisa Cooley Gallery. The exhibition will feature new paintings in conjunction with a performance on the opening night.
Location: Lisa Cooley Gallery, 107 Norfolk St
Price: Free
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Erica Baum, <em>Untitled (Reason)</em>, "Card Catalogue" (1997). Photo: courtesy Bureau.

Erica Baum, Untitled (Reason), “Card Catalogue” (1997).
Photo: courtesy Bureau.

6. Erica Baum, “The Following Information”:
The opening for Baum’s fourth solo exhibition at Bureau gallery sees the artist revisit her earliest series, “Blackboards” and “Card Catalogue,” and juxtapose them with work from her current series, “Fields.”
Location: Bureau 178 Norfolk Street
Price: Free
Time: 6:00 p.m.

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