Make Time This Week for These 7 New York Art Events

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Lonnie Holley (2013). Image: Kendrick Brinson.

TUESDAY October 6

Lonnie Holley (2013). Image: Kendrick Brinson.

Lonnie Holley (2013). Image: Kendrick Brinson.

Lonnie Holley at Artists Space
When the head of his record label first heard Lonnie Holley’s music, he told the New York Times, “I couldn’t digest it, it was so intense.” The artist, known as the “Insider’s Outsider,” will perform an experimental and improvised musical presentation at the Soho gallery space. Throughout his career, the artist has worked across media, and his artwork can be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Folk Art Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian American Museum of Art, among others.

Artists Space Books & Talks, 55 Walker Street, New York, NY at 8 p.m.

Talking Con Curating

Talking Contemporary Curating Book Launch at NeueHouse
As part of the Independent Curators International series “Perspectives in Curating,” art historian Terry Smith will launch his second provocative publication by speaking with Kate Fowle (Chief Curator, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and Director-at-Large, ICI) and Jens Hoffmann (Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Programs, The Jewish Museum). The discussion will be moderated by Leigh Markopoulos (Chair of the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice, California College of the Arts).

NeueHouse, 110 E 25th Street, New York, NY from 7-8:30 p.m.

Keltie Ferris in the studio.Image: Courtesy

Keltie Ferris in the studio.
Image: Courtesy

Keltie Ferris Art21 Film Screening and Conversation at Mitchell-Innes & Nash
The artist has been getting some good press regarding her latest show at Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Martha Schwendener at the New York Times even referred to her as a “warrior woman,” noting her “aggressive and emphatic” new body paintings. To find out more about Ferris’ work, see the documentary by ART21, “Keltie Ferris Spray Paints in Solitude,” which will be screened at 6:30 p.m., followed by the artist in conversation with Jarrett Earnest of the Brooklyn Rail at 6:45 p.m.

Mitchell-Innes & Nash, 534 W 26th Street, New York, NY at 6:30 p.m.


Nicole Eisenman, Untitled (2012).

Nicole Eisenman, Untitled (2012).

Artist Talk with Nicole Eisenman at New York Academy of Art
For the New York Academy of Art’s Art & Culture lecture series, artist and recent recipient of a MacArthur “Genius Grant” Nicole Eisenman presents her practice, which digs deep into the human psyche. In an interview with BOMB magazine, she said, “a certain Viennese psychoanalyst told us is that we are always seeking to reconnect. It’s a pain in the ass.”

New York Academy of Art, 111 Franklin Street, New York, NY at 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAY October 8

Phong Bui, Portrait of Irving Sandler, (2012).

Phong Bui, Portrait of Irving Sandler, (2012).

Irving Sandler with Phong Bui at 92nd Street Y
Art historian Irving Sander discusses his new memoir, Swept Up by Art, “chronicling his life and involvement in the art world since the ’70s” with artist Phong Bui, who is also editor-in-chief and publisher of the Brooklyn Rail.

92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY at 7 p.m.

FRIDAY October 9

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On the Reproduction, Migration, and Evolution of Some Non-Living Animal Forms at Triple Canopy
Mexican artist and architect José Arnaud-Bello introduces his take on an increasingly popular tourist item, alebrijes (hand-carved wooden animals), through a collaboration with Oaxacan artisan Lauro Ramirez. Arnaud-Bello will discuss his series of three experiments with alebrijes that investigate authorship and market-driven forces, beyond what makes these objects “the most popular and profitable keepsakes for tourists and eBay shoppers.”

Triple Canopy, 155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn, NY from 7-9 p.m.

SUNDAY October 11


Greater New York opening at MoMA PS1
The collaboration between MoMA PS1 and the Museum of Modern Art began in 2000, and has been going strong ever since. artnet News has been looking forward to this anticipated show, which will feature the work of over 120 artists and collectives. This year, MoMA has enlisted the help of art historian Douglas Crimp, who curated the unforgettable “Pictures” exhibition in 1977 at Artists Space.

MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave. at the intersection of 46th Ave., Long Island City, NY at 12 p.m.

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