10 Art Events You Need to See in New York This Week
Be sure to visit the art book fair.
WEDNESDAY, September 16
Making Room: Cultural Production in Occupied Spaces at ABC No Rio
This exhibition shares its name with a new book about the post-1968 squatting movement in Europe. Make connections between the two at this historic LES space for art and activism.
ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington Street at 7 p.m.
The People of the Cave at Triple Canopy
Anna Della Subin reads from Tawfiq al-Hakim’s 1933 play The People of the Cave, which was inspired by the legend of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus. The evening will feature performances by Gini Alhadeff, Omar Berrada, Robyn Creswell, Sukhdev Sandhu, Emily Stokes, and Eliot Weinberger.
Triple Canopy, 155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn from 7-8:30 p.m.
Hal Foster: Bad New Days at The Kitchen
Art historian and critic Hal Foster will read from and sign his recent collection of criticism Bad New Days, which examines the evolution of contemporary art and criticism with a focus on the “the general condition of emergency instilled by neoliberalism and the war on terror.”
The Kitchen, 512 W 19th Street at 7 p.m.
THURSDAY, September 17
Martine Syms: Vertical Elevated Oblique at Bridget Donahue
In her first solo show for the gallery, Martine Syms presents new work that explores movement in performance via the video piece Notes on Gesture, as well as through double-sided photographs. A bookshop will sell publications from Syms’s own imprint and others.
Bridget Donahue, 99 Bowery, 2nd Floor from 6-8 p.m.
New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1
This free fair celebrates art publishing in all of its forms: zines, prints, periodicals, and more. Allow yourself plenty of time to wander and explore — there’s a lot to see.
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue on 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY. Thursday: 6-9 p.m.; Friday: 1-7 p.m.; Saturday: 11-9 p.m.; Sunday: 11-7 p.m.
Poetry Under Fata Morgana in Madison Square Park
To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15, 2015), an evening of spoken word poetry and performance will take place under artist Teresita Fernández’s outdoor installation Fata Morgana. Participating poets include: Emanuel Xavier, Sandra Maria Esteves, Bonafide Rojas, Machete Movement, and True.
Madison Square Park, 23rd Street and Madison Avenue from 6-7:30 p.m.
Art, Design and the Future of Privacy at Pioneer Works
This event focuses on the notion of privacy, and how can it be achieved in the internet age. Artists, cryptographers, sociologists, and others come together to discuss creative solutions to the issue.
Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, September 18
Badlands Unlimited & Paul Chan at Greene Naftali
Artist and publisher Paul Chan will launch his new publication Hippias Minor or The Art of Cunning alongside Badlands Unlimited’s second trilogy in its New Lovers series.
Greene Naftali, 508 W 26th, Ground Floor Courtyard from 6-8 p.m.
Temporary Arrangement: Anna Oxygen at the New Museum
In a series of one-night-only performances curated by artist Wynne Greenwood, Anna Oxygen is first-up for the an evening gig, forming a group “without future expectations in mind.”
New Museum, 235 Bowery at 7 p.m.
SUNDAY, September 20
The King of Arms Art Ball III at Live Stream Public
Rashaad Newsome combines “NYC’s legendary ballroom scene, social justice and contemporary art” in the third installment of this vogueing event that offers opportunities within the creative industries for its winners. Contribute to a campaign raising funds to keep this event free and open to all.
Live Stream Public, 195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn from 6-11 p.m.
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