Don’t Miss These 7 Art Events in New York This Week

From videos to installations, we've got you covered.

Robin Rhode, Breaking Waves (2014) .
Photo: Courtesy of the artist.

MONDAY July 13


Photo: Courtesy of K.

1. Sarah Hromack’s Egress
The Whitney Museum’s director of digital media, Sarah Hromack, has curated a two-person show titled Egress, featuring artists Colleen Asper and Kate Cooper.

K., a gallery based in the Lower East Side, is temporarily taking over the P! storefront for the exhibition. (We’re hoping alphabet soup is offered to guests.)

K., 334 Broome Street, 6 PM – 8 PM.



2. On Andy Warhol: Wayne Koestenbaum in Conversation with Stephen Koch
Prepare for your viewing of Andy Warhol’s film Soap Opera this Saturday with this conversation between scholars Wayne Koestenbaum and Stephen Koch. The authors will discuss the life and work of the Pop artist as Koestenbaum introduces his new Warhol biography.

McNally Jackson Independent Booksellers, 52 Prince Street, Long Island City, 7:00 PM.




André Gide and Marc Allégret, Voyage au Congo (1927).
Photo: Courtesy of Light Industry.

3. Marc Allégret and André Gide‘s Voyage au Congo Opens at Light Industry
Be sure to arrive early and nab a seat for what promises to be a memorable event. Writer and critic Hilton Als introduces Marc Allegret and André Gide‘s cinematic account of their travels through central Africa in the 1920s. An ethnographic study that also serves as a critique of French colonialist practices, Voyage au Congo rarely shows interaction between the indigenous people and the filmmakers, which only serves to magnify the power dynamics at play.

Light Industry, 155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn, 7:30 PM.


2015 Aperture Summer Open: Black Mirror.
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4. Black Mirror’s Opening Reception at Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
Twenty-four open-call submissions were selected for Aperture Gallery’s annual Summer Open this year. The show, aptly titled Black Mirror after the dystopic British television series, will display photographs that “consider the ways in which our current reality might outpace outlandish narratives of science fiction.” Black Mirror is curated by Michael Famighetti, editor at Aperture magazine.

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore, 547 West 27th Street, 6:30 PM – 8 PM.


Michael Stevenson, The Fountain of Prosperity (2015).
Photo: Courtesy of Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros via SculptureCenter.

5. Michael Stevenson’s The Fountain of Prosperity Opens at SculptureCenter
If you haven’t been to SculptureCenter, you’re in for a treat. The Long Island City-based non-for-profit is slated to show Michael Stevenson‘s The Fountain of Prosperity. The sculpture is the creative culmination of Stevenson’s research into MONIAC (aka the Phillips Machine), which uses hydraulics to model monetary flow within a country’s economy.

In 2003, the artist represented New Zealand at the Venice Biennial; since then, he’s been living and working in Germany.  In an interview with Bidoun, the artist says, “my ambition is to put something in the space that I would call an ‘object of intrigue.'”

SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves Street, Long Island City, 11 AM – 6 PM. 


FRIDAY July 17


Robin Rhode, Drawing Waves (2014).
Photo: Courtesy of Robin Rhode via

6. Robin Rhode’s Breaking Waves Opens at the Drawing Center
Known for his signature stop action photographs and dedication to social issues, South African artist Robin Rhode is coming to the Drawing Center with Breaking Waves — and it’s the kind of show that lives up to his reputation.

Rhode’s work “offers a more hopeful message by bringing urban youth culture to the fore and demonstrating the power of pure imagination,” boasts the Drawing Center’s press release.

The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster Street, 12 PM – 6 PM.



Andy Warhol, Soap Opera, 1964 16mm film, black and white, sound and silent, 47 minutes. Unfinished. Film (c) The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute

Andy Warhol, Soap Opera (1964).
Photo: Courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum.

7. Andy Warhol’s Soap Opera at the Whitney Museum of American Art
Here’s a perfect reason to visit the Whitney at its new downtown location (if you haven’t done so already). Produced in conjunction with the Jewish Museum’s exhibition “Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television,” the Whitney’s education department, and The Andy Warhol Film Project, take this rare opportunity to watch Warhol’s “radical experimentation with and dismantling of television as both a technological medium and an affective apparatus.”

The screening of Soap Opera will be followed by a discussion with the artist Alex Bag, scholar Bruce Jenkins, and moderated by Claire K. Henry of The Andy Warhol Film Project.

The Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, 7 PM – 8:30 PM.

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