Art Fag City at The L Magazine: This Week’s Must-See Art Events and Openings

by Whitney Kimball on October 2, 2012 The L Magazine

Tazu Nishi's Living Room, Columbus Circle. Photo courtesy of Michelle Aldredge,

This week at The L Magazine we stop talking about GO and start talking about anything else. We found a few art shows to go to and well, some events too. You can thank The New Yorker Festival for that.

All Week: Free event to check out

Public Art: Discovering Columbus, On top of the Columbus statue at Columbus Circle

If you think dumb and accessible go hand-in-hand, this might prove you wrong. Tazu Nishi’s built a living room around the six-storey high statue of Christopher Columbus in Columbus Circle, so you can see it as it was never meant to be seen. As you walk around a statue of Columbus, you’re overlooking the CNN sign and corporate offices like Sephora, LL Bean, et cetera. So you’ve got social commentary, and tourists seem to like it, too.
Through November 18th, 10 AM – 9 PM daily. Free with reservations. Columbus Circle, Manhattan

Tuesday, October 2nd

Preview: Global Model Village, Broome Street Gallery

Street art, in miniature! It’s not exactly my cup of tea, but whatevs. The video…well…just watch it.
An installation by Slinkachu will open alongside the release of his third book Global Model Village.
6 – 8 PM, 498 Broome Street, Manhattan

Artist Talk: Martha Rosler and Michael Arcega, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)

Come hear Martha Rosler talk with ISCP resident Michael Arcega. Rosler currently has work included in the Lucy Lippard “Six Years” show at the Brooklyn Museum, but will also present an installation/performance at MoMA in November. Though Arcega began working as an artist in the early 2000s, he and Rosler share similar interests in politics and social constructs; it should be interesting to hear whether the audience is as receptive to the topic as when Rosler working with it in the 70s.
6:30 PM, 1040 Metropolitan avenue, Williamsburg

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