Your Art Agenda: 6 Art Things To Do in New York This Week

Events you don't want to miss!

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"Bazm and Razm: Feast and Fight in Persian Art," exhibition opening at the Metropolitan Tuesday Feb 17.
"Ghosts of the Past: Nazi Looted Art and Its Legacies" keynote lecture presented by Columbia University Thursday Feb 19.
"The Hand of God," Han KyoungWon Solo Show opens at Jankossen Gallery Thursday Feb 19.
Photo: Jankossen Contemporary
"After Charlie: What's next for art, satire, and censorship?" Panel Discussion at the French Institute Alliance Française featuring editor and New Yorker Art Director Françoise Mouly on Thursday Feb 19.
Photo: French Institute Alliance Française
"Julia Dault: Maker's Mark" exhibit opens at Marianne Boesky Gallery Friday Feb 20.
Photo: Marianne Boesky Gallery
Artist Lynn Hershman Leeson discusses the Future of Humanity at MoMA PS1 Sunday Feb 22.

TUESDAY February 17 

“Bazm and Razm: Feast and Fight in Persian Art,” opens at the Metropolitan 
Exploring two great features of ancient Persian Kingship, bazm (feast) and razm (fight), this highly anticipated exhibition platforms three dozen works of art created between the fifteenth century and today. The museum will combine works from its Islamic Art, Asian Art, Arms and Armor and Musical Instrument departments. The exhibit opens Tuesday and runs through May 31st.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, 10 AM-4:45 PM.

THURSDAY February 19 

“Ghosts of the Past: Nazi-Looted Art and Its Legacies,” keynote lecture by Dr. Olaf Peters presented by Columbia University 
Organized by Columbia University’s Deutsches Haus and the Department of Art History and Archaeology, this conference brings together art historians, curators and scholars of German history. From “degenerate art” to looted art, the program reflects on culture in Nazi Germany. The conference will take place at Columbia on February 20th and 21st. To attend the conference, register here.
The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Avenue, Scheuer Auditorium, 6:30-7:30 PM.

“The Hand of God,” Han KyoungWon Solo Show opens at Jankossen Gallery (New York Vernissage)
This fresh gallery space welcomes traditional ink painter Kyoungwon and his beautiful ash landscapes. Kyoungwon focuses on reproducing mountain landscapes using wood, fire and wind, “Gods brushes and tools.” The exhibition opens to the public on Friday, February 20th and runs through March 21st.
Jankossen Contemporary, 529 W 20th Street, 6th Floor, 6:30-8:30 PM. 

“After Charlie: What’s next for art, satire and censorship?” Panel Discussion
The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), PEN American Center and the National Coalition Against Censorship offer a discussion tackling such questions as censorship, offense and artistic responsibility. The panel of cartoonists features editor and New Yorker art director Françoise Mouly, and graphic artists Art Spiefelman, Molly Crabapple and Emmanuel Letouzé. They will examine what the attack at Charlie Hebdo means for the future of our artistic, literary and political culture.
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, 6:30 PM.

FRIDAY February 20 

“Maker’s Mark,” Julia Dault exhibit opens at Marianne Boesky Gallery 
In this new exhibit, New York-based artist Julia Dault explores artistic labor through abstract paintings, sculptures and a variety of materials such as vinyl, patterned silks and pleather. Dault has recently been in the spotlight having graced the cover of Modern Painters and been featured in Art + Auction’s “50 Woman Artists Worth Watching.” The exhibit runs through March 21st.
Marianne Boesky Gallery, 509 West 24th Street

SUNDAY February 22 

Artist Lynn Hershman Leeson leads a discussion on the Future of Humanity at MoMA PS1
This week’s Sunday Sessions involves clones, bodies merging with computer chips and organic skin technology…or at least a discussion on all of those things. Lynn Hershman Leeson explores innovations in bio-medical engineering with artists, musicians and scientists. “In an era of programmable DNA when human organs can be printed and banked, limbs regenerated and new life forms created daily, who will have the power to make decisions that affect us all?” Tickets $15.
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave. Long Island City, 2-5 PM. 

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