4 Must-See Art Events in New York This Thanksgiving Week

Dive deep into Guy Maddin's latest feature, and more.

Image: Courtesy of Videology.

TUESDAY, November 24

Fred Tan, Split of the Spirit (1987). Image: Courtesy of Light Industry.

Fred Tan, Split of the Spirit (1987). Image: Courtesy of Light Industry.

Fred Tan’s Split of the Spirit + Ben Rivers’s Things at Light Industry
The evening’s double bill presents films that favor atmospheric effects over plot. The synth soundtrack that accompanies Fred Tan’s thiller above sets the mood, while Ben River’s pairing of “found” sounds with images of everyday household objects imbues them with an almost sinister air.

Light Industry, 155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, November 27

Image: Courtesy of Videology.

Image: Courtesy of Videology.

Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson’s “The Forbidden Room” at Videology
Dive deep into Maddin’s latest feature, which is set beneath the waves. This “post-Freudian horror comedy” by one of Canada’s weirdest directors is a nod to the early days of cinema in both sound and vision.

Videology, 308 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn at 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, November 28

Still from “November 10th” (Ben Vautier, from “365 Day Project”, Jonas Mekas, 2007). Image: Courtesy of the artist.

Still from “November 10th” (Ben Vautier, from “365 Day Project”, Jonas Mekas, 2007). Image: Courtesy of the artist.

Jonas Mekas: 365 Day Project – Part 11 “November” at Microscope Gallery
The artist continues his screening of his 365 Day Project with a portion that chronicles travel from the US to Paris and Lithuania, more than six decades after his passport was restored. John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Salman Rushdie, Frank Gehry and other famous faces make appearances, so get ready to spot the luminaries.

Microscope Gallery, 1329 Willoughby Avenue #2B, Brooklyn at 7 p.m.

Image: Courtesy of Pioneer Works.

Image: Courtesy of Pioneer Works.

Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation at Pioneer Works
The festival blends traditional modes of animation with aspects of avant-garde cinema and alternative comics. The third annual event will screen in both 16mm and in video, and will feature works by Robert Breer, Suzan Pitt, Yoriko Mizushiri, and Amy Lockhart.

Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn from 6-10 p.m.


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