For all you art-goers, we have a range of goodies.
You like sports? You’ll be able to see a former minor-leaguer swing some balls over at PRIMETIME this weekend.
Politics? There’s a rally to save New York’s libraries and a screening of the Los Angeles Poverty Department’s films at the Queens Museum.
Photography? Well, there’s the AIPAD Photography Show and a Lower East Side gallery crawl just for that.
Artists making a comeback? Brooklyn’s Life on Mars will be showing work by Arnold Mesches, 90, in his first New York solo exhibition in over a decade.
Last but not least, if you like art that defies categories, the late composer Robert Ashley’s opera Crash will be premiering this week at the Whitney Museum.
So, so much to do.
New School/Vera List Center for Art and Politics55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor
New York , NY 10011
Subjective Histories of Sculpture: Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook
Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook’s best-known works are photographs in which she asks Thai farmers to look at reproductions of famed artworks from the Western canon. Tonight, she will talking about that work, and how it relates to power and pedagogy: Who has it and who does not.
Parsons79 Fifth Avenue, Floor 16
New York, NY 10011
Art + Business: Navigating the New Landscape at Parsons
Should being a successful photographer mean marketing your art as a brand on all the social media channels? The Parsons Institute for Intellectual Property has assembled a panel of photographers, dealers, and publishers to discuss the business-side of being a self-employed artist.
Moderator: Michelle Bogre, Associate Professor of Photography at Parsons
Panelists: Mona Kuhn, contemporary artist; Fabrice Nadjari, entrepreneur and photographer; Andrea Blanch, editor-in-chief of Musee Magazine; Michael Foley, gallery owner; and Anna Walker Skillman, gallery director and curator
Brooklyn Central Branch Library10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Rain or Shine Website
Rally at the Brooklyn Public Library Trustees Meeting
If the idea of libraries turning into condos nauseates you, then you have an outlet to complain about that on Tuesday, when the Brooklyn Public Library trustees will be meeting. If all goes to the Central Library Plan, we’re going to lose a world-class cultural resource for good. Protesters will gather with signs, songs, and chants, rain or shine.
NYU Department of Cinema Studies, Michelson Theater721 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Let Me Die a Woman
Let Me Die a Woman is a late seventies documentary on gender dysphoria, and its treatment of the subject looks about as sensitive as the New York Post. Filmmaker Doris Wishman, the “Queen of Exploitation,” went on to make such titles as Dildo Heaven (2002) and A Night to Dismember (1983). Hear about the film’s historical impact from professor Chris Straayer and Cinematic Studies PhD candidates Michael Bowen and Linnéa Hussein.
ABC No Rio156 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
5:00 - 8:00 PMWebsite
If you’re working with real estate in your art, then bring it down to ABC No Rio this Wednesday evening for the second part of the four-part restaging of the Real Estate Show. (They ask that art is disposable in case it gets damaged.) As we mentioned last week, the historical show sewed the seeds for ABC No Rio’s thirty-year battle over artists’ territory in New York City. Read the full story here.
And if you can’t make it on Wednesday, come to the third opening No City an Island at The Lodge Gallery, 131 Chrystie Street, on Thursday night at 6:00 PM.
Whitney Museum945 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10021
Performance times: April 10, 12, 13, 4:00 PM; April 11, 6:30 PM; $20 general admission; $16 senior citizens and students. Tickets are required.Website
“Crash” is the last work by late composer Robert Ashley, who completed the piece three months before his death. This will be a Whitney Biennial must. Alex Waterman directs.
Park Avenue Armory643 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Times vary: April 10, 11, 12, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM; April 13 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Admission varies from $10 to $50 Website
AIPAD Photography Show
Another week, another art fair. Thankfully, the Park Avenue Armory, home to the AIPAD Photography Show, isn’t the worst place to spend a few hours looking at work. It’s smaller and more inviting than that ~other~ Armory, down at the piers. If you go this weekend, plan on seeing a range of work: With over 80 galleries represented, there’s a mix between photo-only sellers focused on historical work from the 19th century to contemporary blue-chip galleries like David Zwirner who just so happen to show some photographers.
Higher Pictures980 Madison Avenue
New York , NY 10075
Artie Vierkant: Usage Pending
Exactly what’s going to be on view in Artie Vierkant’s new show is unclear. He’s been negotiating with an unnamed corporation for the use of its trademark and logos in a new work, but the talks are still in progress. Rather than push off the exhibition, the show is now a bunch of work, obscured, until the negotiation is completed.
Life on Mars56 Bogart Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
6:00 - 9:00 PMWebsite
Museum of the Moving Image36-01 35 Avenue
Astoria , NY 11106
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM; Free with museum admissionWebsite
Learn How to make a GIF with Giphy’s Editorial Director Tyler Menzel
Making a GIF is still a mystery to some people, so we consider this a public service. And we’ll go, too, so that we can learn how to perfect our GIFs from the master.
The Queens MuseumFlushing Meadows Corona Park
2:00 - 4:00 PMWebsite
Screening of LAPD documentaries
A few months ago, I learned an entire alternative history of L.A., just talking to a Los Angeles Poverty Department co-director Henriëtte Brouwers. She was an absolute fountain of information about affordable housing and social injustices; if it’s a subject you’re interested in, then their documentaries should be a must-see.
Be sure to allow for extra time, as the Flushing Meadows Corona Park is a little hard to reach on foot.
PRIMETIME35 Huntington Street
Brooklyn , NY 11201
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Website
Spring is here, which means baseball is, too. Last week the arts felt some baseball fever with the opening of David La Spina’s Fantasy Baseball; for the opening over in Red Hook, a former minor-leaguer meted out batting practice. This weekend, celebrate Opening Day with a marching band (Toot! Clang! Boom!) and a first pitch with yet another former minor-leaguer.
All over the Lower East SideNew York, NY
Varies by gallery; typically 12:00 - 6:00 PMWebsite
LES Photo Walk
Planning gallery walks can be time consuming, so our lives just got easier thanks to this map of photo shows on the Lower East Side.
This weekend, over 25 galleries in the neighborhood have photo exhibitions, including Horton Gallery; Michael Phelan’s My My, Hey Hey opens this weekend and is one of the listing’s featured projects.
Northern-Southern1800 Koenig Lane
5:00 PM - ?Website
Our favorite designer Phillip Niemeyer (if you came to our benefit, he made our beautiful auction catalogue and ham party motifs) has challenged artists to redesign the html button. If you can’t make it to the physical gallery opening in Austin, the show will come with an online gallery, too. We’ll have more on that once it’s open!