Danh Vo and feminism dominate this week’s art events, with a few dark horses and a light-up piano in the running.
Tuesday, March 19th
Lecture: Brody Condon, Pratt
If you’re able to get to Clinton Hill mid-day on a Tuesday, Brody Condon will be discussing his work at Pratt. His examination of fantasy culture is in a world of its own, touching on everything from cyberpunk lit to psychotherapy. He’s built up a well of information, so he should be a good show.
12:45, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Room 307, Brooklyn
Party and Performances: A.I.R. Birthday and Benefit
Collectors, bring out your vagina plates for some cake and champagne honoring 40 years of top-notch feminist artworks at A.I.R. Gallery. Feminist leader and artist Martha Rosler will perform alongside young performance artist aricoco, with videos by Mary Beth Edelson, Ana Mendieta, Mierle Ukeles, and Carolee Schneemann.
Tickets $140, 111 Front Street, #228, Brooklyn
Talk: On Pedagogy and Practice, Sculpture Center
Professor-artists Keith Boadwee and Justin Lieberman (who founded the S. A. C., or Student Art Collective) criticize the professionalization of art schools. We approve.
7 PM, 44-19 Purves St, Long Island City
Tuesday, March 19th + Wednesday, March 20th
Danh Vo Week
Danh Vo (2012 HUGO BOSS WINNER) will give a talk at the Guggenheim on Tuesday, in honor of the opening of his exhibition there, a shrine to painter Martin Wong. On Wednesday, he’s opening a show at Marian Goodman uptown, which we can tell you nothing about. The press release is simply a description of a 1955 dessert wine.
Tues: 6:30 PM, Guggenheim, 1071 Fifth Avenue
Weds: 10AM – 6PM, Marian Goodman, 24 West 57th Street
Wednesday, March 20th
Feminist Reading Group: New York Times, Session II, ICI
Artists Jen Kennedy and Liz Linden will perform a feminist reading of The New York Times’ March 20th, 2013 edition. As the dominant voice in the written news, any reading of the paper should reflect on the prevailing gender attitudes.
FREE, 6:30-8PM, 401 Broadway, Suite 1620
Thursday, March 21st
Opening: B Wurtz: Recent Works, Metro Pictures
AFC favorite B Wurtz opens a show of new work at Metro Pictures. We loved his New York retrospective in 2011, in which he combined a garden variety collection of yogurt lids, plastic bags, and little scraps of wood, to create beautifully understated relationships. It will be a tough act to follow.
6-8 PM, 519 West 24th Street
Opening: Milton Avery, DC Moore Gallery
Thanks to the ADAA Show, we got excited about Milton Avery again. His outsider-y abstract-fauve paintings have a waifish, dream-like quality that’s really appealing. DC Moore opens a solo show.
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM 535 West 22nd Street, 2nd Floor
Friday, March 22nd
Opening: A Conversation Act, Pierogi, Gallery 2
Anything seems possible in Swedish artist Nadja Bournonville’s photographs, a starkly-lit sculptural montage of bodies and junky antique appliances. They’re really surprising.
(time TBA) 177 North 9th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211
Sunday, March 24th
Performance: Ken Butler, Airplane
Ken Butler can play an umbrella like a violin and a shovel like a citar. This Sunday he will unveil “Projection Grand,” a sculptural piano-slash-projector. No, you can’t play it, but you may watch.
10 PM, 70 Jefferson Street, Bushwick