Editors’ Picks: 8 Art Events to See in New York This Week

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Courtesy of Rubin Museum.

Wednesday, May 11:

Courtesy of Rubin Museum.

Courtesy of Rubin Museum.

1. Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Creation Re/Created at the Rubin Museum
British artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge will perform live at the Rubin Museum as part of her ongoing exhibition “Try to Altar Everything,” which runs through August 1. Creation/Re-Created: Searching for a Mother Story, premiered at the Pompidou Centre, Paris, in 2009, explores creation myths and is based on allegorical representations of Adam and Eve. The performance will employ various forms of media, including music, spoken-word, and video, to impact the senses and create the sense of distorted time.

Location: The Rubin Museum, 150 West 17th Street
Price: $23 advanced tickets
Time: 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m

—Eileen Kinsella

Wednesday, May 11–Sunday, May 15:

Radouan Zeghidour, Désenchantement , a secret installation made from wood, wax, and wool in Paris (2015). Courtesy of Cantinca Tabacaru Gallery.

Radouan Zeghidour, Désenchantement , a secret installation made from wood, wax, and wool in Paris (2015). Courtesy of Cantinca Tabacaru Gallery.

2. Radouan Zeghidour, “Hypogea” at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery
French artist Radouan Zeghidour, who won the 2014 Thaddaeus Ropac Award, builds architectural sculptures in underground tunnels and abandoned places in Paris, only revealing their locations after the illegal artworks have been removed. In his first New York exhibition, curated by Marie Salomé Peyronnel, Zeghidour offers six works, including a video of the artist traversing the Paris underground, and a hand-drawn map identifying the former location of one of his hidden installations.

Location: Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, 250 Broome Street
Price: Free
Time: Opening May 11, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m

—Sarah Cascone

Thursday, May 12:

Nicole Eisenman. Courtesy the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Nicole Eisenman. Courtesy the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

3. Nicole Eisenman in conversation with Massimiliano Gioni at the New Museum
This Thursday, Nicole Eisenman will be sitting down with the New Museum’s artistic director Massimiliano Gioni. With her first New York museum survey currently on view at the Bowery space, the artist will discuss her explorations on canvases that the museum describe as combining “the imaginative with the lucid, the absurd with the banal, and the stereotypical with the countercultural and queer.”

Location: 235 Bowery
Price: $15 general admission
Time: 7:00 p.m.

—Rain Embuscado

Thursday, May 12:

Former phillips chairman Simon de Pury praised McGinnis for his art world expertise. Photo: Alastair Levy via The Telegraph

Simon de Pury. Courtesy of Alastair Levy.

4. Simon de Pury, The Auctioneer Book Launch at the Swiss Institute
Simon de Pury, perhaps the world’s best-known auctioneer, has documented his fascinating life—from his start as a failed artist to his stint as the curator for Baron Hans Heinrich Agost Gábor Tasso Thyssen-Bornemisza and on to the start of his own auction house, which merged with Phillips—in an equally intriguing book. The Swiss Institute will host the book launch for The Auctioneer: Adventures in the Art Trade (St. Martin’s Press, May 2016) where De Pury will be in conversation with SI’s director Simon Castets.

Location: 18 Wooster Street
Price: RSVP
Time: 7:00 p.m.

—Rozalia Jovanovic

Saturday, May 14:

(From left) Miranda July, Claire Evans, Jungle Pussy, and Hito Steyerl.<br>Photo: Courtesy of Patrick McMullan and YouTube.

(From left) Miranda July, Claire Evans, Jungle Pussy, and Hito Steyerl.
Photo: Courtesy of Patrick McMullan and YouTube.

5. Seven on Seven at the New Museum
Rhizome’s annual Seven on Seven conference, which sees an all-star cast of women artists this year, will be held at the New Museum this Saturday. This year’s lineup of creatives include polymath Miranda July and video artist Hito Steyerl. Admission to the event, however, is pretty steep. Interested parties will have to throw down $175 a pop for a full-day pass.

Location: 235 Bowery
Price: $175 conference ticket
Time: 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

—Rain Embuscado

Friday, May 13:

 Jennifer Elster, <em>Untitled</em>. Courtesy of J.Elster NYC

Jennifer Elster, Untitled. Courtesy of J.Elster NYC.

6. Jennifer Elster, “The Retrospective of an Extroverted Recluse: Part One” at J. Elster Gallery
This pop-up show from conceptual New York artist Jennifer Elster, who was once David Bowie’s stylist, will offer an immersive multi-disciplinary installation. In addition to photography, painting, and works on paper, the exhibition will feature video works that she has collaborated on with her subjects, who include Yoko Ono, Terrence Howard, Alan Cumming, Temple Grandin, Paz de la Huerta, Rufus Wainwright, Will Shortz, and Questlove. Mariko Anraku, lead harpist for the Metropolitan Opera; Trevor Gureckis, a producer on Kanye West’The Life of Pablo; and pianist Sugar Vendil will perform live during the opening.

Location: 75 Leonard Street
Price: Free
Time: VIP preview May 12, 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m

—Sarah Cascone

Saturday, May 14:

Serkan Özkaya, An Attempt At Exhausting a Place in New York (2016). Courtesy of the artist.

Serkan Özkaya, An Attempt At Exhausting a Place in New York (2016). Courtesy of the artist.

7. Serkan Özkaya, “An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in New York” at Postmasters
This Saturday, Postmasters gallery in Tribeca is hosting conceptual artist Serkan Özkaya’s latest video project, based on writer Georges Perec’s 1974 essay of a similar name, “Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris​.”

In this installation, the artist will be placing cameras outside the building, and then projecting the real-time images onto the gallery’s walls. “By looking at only a single detail,” Perec writes, “and for a sufficiently long period of time (one or two minutes), one can, without any difficulty, imagine that one is in Etampes or in Bourges or even, moreover, in some part of Vienna (Austria) where I’ve never been.”  Perhaps New Yorkers can do the same, decades later.

Location: 54 Franklin Street
Price: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m

—Kathleen Massara

Sunday, May 15:

Samuel Jablon, Life is Fine (2016). Courtesy of Freight + Volume.

Samuel Jablon, Life is Fine (2016). Courtesy of Freight + Volume.

8. Samuel Jablon, “Life is Fine” Closing Party at Bowery Poetry Club
It’s your last chance to catch the text paintings of Brooklyn’s Samuel Jablon. To mark the closing of his second solo show, “Life is Fine” (the title comes from a Langston Hughes poem), the poet artist is holding a book launch party with a poetry reading led by poetry activist Bob Holman. Participants will include art critics Vincent Katz and Raphael Rubinstein.

Location: 308 Bowery
Price: Free
Time: 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

—Sarah Cascone


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