This week: a net art show, a bunch of talks, benefits, and a ton of openings in Chelsea and the Lower East Side on Thursday. Here are a couple picks from this week’s art events events at the L:
Thursday, October 18th
Opening: Collect the WWWorld: The Artist as Archivist in the Internet Age, 319 Scholes
As part of an ongoing project, curator and critic Domenico Quaranta examines how artists archiving images online impacts their practice, tracing its roots back to sixties conceptual art. I hate to say this, but it also includes a handful of the most visible (yuck) net artists working today, like Kari Altmann, JODI, Eva and Franco Mattes, Ryan Trecartin, Ryder Ripps, etc etc.
7 – 10 PM, 319 Scholes Street, BK
Saturday, October 20
Scavenger Hunt: Downtown Manhattan and Gowanus
apexart and Cabinet have teamed up to make a scavenger hunt for you. It’ll travel around Downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn to overlooked works of public art. Prizes are not too shabby: tickets to performances at BAM, The Flea, HERE, Issue Project Room, La MaMa, New York Live Arts, and Roulette, a New Museum membership, a year subscription to Cabinet magazine, and more! $5 buys admission for two people. So go, Johnny Quest! If this photo is any indication, you’ll need a slicker.
1 – 6 PM, Location: Start at Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn; End at apexart, 291 Church Street, Manhattan
For the full piece, click here.