Your Art Agenda: 8 Things to Do This Week

The Outsider Art Fair, Postcards from the Edge, and museum bigwigs in conversation.

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“Body and Matter: The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Satoru Hoshino" opens at Dominique Lévy on Thursday January 29 6-8 PM.
Image: Kazuo Shiraga, Chizokusel Kojoso, (2001). Courtesy of Dominique Lévy Gallery.
Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki at Asia Society January 27. Photo:
"Beautiful Beast" Group Show at New York Academy of Art January 27. Photo:
"Mimic" opens at Air Circulation January 29. Photo:
Visual AIDS present postcards for sale by famous artists January 31. Photo:
Armstrong, Chiu, Finkelpearl, and Loar. Photo: Asia Society
See emerging artist Olga Balema at William Arnold exhibit "City" January 30. Photo:
"Paranoia and Creativity" Panel Discussion at Neue House January 26. Photo: Neue House

MONDAY January 26

POSTPONED: “Paranoia and Creativity,” a panel discussion at NeueHouse 
Due to the snowstorm, the panel discussion scheduled for this evening has been postponed. New dates and times will be released shortly.
As the Outsider Art Fair gears up for its Thursday opening (see Preview the Outsider Art Fair), it will offer a program of talks during the preceding days. Kicking off the program Monday night, NeueHouse will host a panel inspired by the special exhibition “If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day,” co-curated for this year’s fair by dealer Jay Gorney and artist Anne Doran. On the panel are artist James Benning, writer Brendan Greaves, poet Ronald Okuaki Lieber, and curator Daniel S. Palmer. Doran will moderate.
NeueHouse, 110 East 25th St, 6:30-8:30 PM

TUESDAY January 27

“Beautiful Beast” opens at New York Academy of Art
This sculpture exhibition seeks to explore the relationship between the beautiful and the abject, accessing both through the lens of the grotesque. Featured artists include Kiki Smith, Eric Fischl, and Barry X Ball.
Wilkinson Gallery, New York Academy of Art, 6-8 PM

“Takahiro Iwasaki” opens at the Asia Society
Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki creates miniature landscapes out of quotidian objects such as duct tape, tooth brush bristles, towels, and other recycled materials. This exhibition is part of Asia Society’s ongoing In Focus series, where the museum invites contemporary artists to create new works, in conversation with the its permanent collection of traditional Asian art.
Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, NY

THURSDAY January 29

“Body and Matter: The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Satoru Hoshino” opens at Dominique Lévy
This show will feature 15 important Shiraga works along with ceramics by Japanese artist Satoru Hoshino, known for his expansive installations which often extend onto the floor and walls. Curated by Koichi Kawasaki, the show will explore the manner in which both artists translated disorder into form (see Are Lévy and Mnuchin Together Again? Both Have Upcoming Shiraga Shows).
Dominique Lévy, 909 Madison Ave (entrance on 73), opening reception Thursday 6-8 PM

“The Changing Landscape of Museums Today,” a panel at the Asia Society
In celebration of the launch of the Asia Society’s publication Making a Museum in the 21st Century, the Guggenheim’s Richard Armstrong, the Hirshhorn Museum’s Melissa Chiu, and New York’s cultural affairs commissioner Tom Finkelpearl will come together to talk about some of the issues faced by museum’s today. Asia Society’s Peggy Loar will moderate.
Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, NY, 6:30-8 PM

‘Islamic’ Art: Disrupting Unity and Discerning Ruptures by Esra Akcan
Islamic Art lecture presented by Columbia University’s Department of Art History. Esra Akcan from Cornell University discusses “How Modern was made ‘Islamic’ and explores late 20th-century architecture in the Middle East.
612 Schermerhorn (116th St and Broadway), 6-8 PM

“Mimic” opens at Air Circulation
Art F City founder Paddy Johnson (also an artnet News columnist) curates this show, which offers a “transformative art viewing experience” featuring works by Thomas Albdorf, Dave Hardy, Jessica Labatte, Danielle Mysliwiec, Marsha Owett, and Aaron Williams. The exhibition explores the art of mimicry while altering audience perception. Spaces, materials and gestures are not what they seem. A bit of magic and a bit of illusion go a long way.
Air Circulation, 160 Randolph St. Brooklyn NY 11203, 7-9 PM

FRIDAY January 30

“City” opens at William Arnold
This young Brooklyn gallery’s architecture-themed show “City” features emerging artists including Ukrainian sculptor Olga Balema (who will be featured in the New Museum Triennial), Canadian artists Steve Bishop and Ben Schumacher (who both have solo shows on view, Bishop at London gallery Carlos Ishikawa and Schumacher at New York’s Bortolami), and Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff—the duo behind Berlin’s artist-run performance space New Theatre.
William Arnold, 94 Scholes, Apt. 3R, Brooklyn, NY. 7–9 PM

SATURDAY January 31

Postcards From The Edge at Luhring Augustine
Every time this event rolls around, we get a little giddy. The 17th annual event for Visual AIDS will present 1,500 original postcard-sized artworks by the likes of Robert Longo, Ed Ruscha, John Waters, and many more, all for the uniform, and very low, price of $85 (see Buy an Ed Ruscha or Hans Haacke Artwork for $85). The event is something of a game in that the works are all presented anonymously on the walls, so you won’t know who created your artwork until you make the purchase. While the free event opens to the public on Saturday, you can get a sneak peek at the works the night before at the preview party, which is $50 per ticket. All proceeds will go into funding art programs to raise AIDS awareness and help HIV prevention. This event runs through Sunday.
Luhring Augustine, 531 West 24th Street, New York, Saturday 10 AM-6 PM and Sunday 12-4 PM

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