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Plan comfortable shoes for the week: it’s another inundation of art fairs and satellite events.

Thankfully, Frieze and SPRING/BREAK’s new Brooklyn offshoot are the only big fairs we’re recommending by now, so fair fatigue shouldn’t be too much of a problem. But of course, the city is packed with art star openings, book launches, and more brunches than you can shake a croissant at. We’ve done you the favor of skimming only the best of the best events this week though, to save you from too much overload.

Highlights include Roxy Paine’s creepy interiors at Paul Kasmin Tuesday night, Martin Roth’s Twitter-fed lavender farm at the Austrian Cultural Forum on Wednesday, and Jon Rafman’s screening and book launch at Printed Matter on Thursday. If you’re not fair-pooped after Friday, check out Salon 94’s demon-wrestling solo show from Jayson Musson (of “Hennessy Youngman” fame) on Saturday and Columbia MFA candidates paying tribute to Walter Benjamin at the Jewish Museum on Sunday.

So much more below…

Post image for The Last Day of Disco; DUOX4Odell’s: You’ll Know If You Belong

When tasked with paying tribute to a long-shuttered nightclub, Wickerham & Lomax went an unusual route. Their ambitious DUOX4Odell’s: You’ll Know if You Belong, which closes tonight in Baltimore, speaks to loss and placelessness as much as glamour.

Closing Reception: April 28th, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
1723 N. Charles Street, Baltimore

Post image for See This Tonight: John Belknap’s Bathroom Interiors

John Belknap: Bathroom Interiors
Special Special
44 East 1st Street
New York, NY
Opens Thursday, April 27th, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Event Page

We’re happy to announce that AFC’s awesome intern John Belknap has a month-long solo show that opens tonight at Special Special. Even if John weren’t part of the AFC fam, we’d recommend his work. Special Special is gallery/retail space inspired by museum stores that produces functional editions with artists. For this project, John is considering the most intimate of spaces: the bathroom.

Works include a self-portrait based on a childhood photo, printed on a shower curtain (what would our childhood selves think watching adult us shower?), limited edition postcards of bathroom interiors, and of course, GIFs. All of these components will be installed in dialogue with the architecture of the space, alongside collage and photographs.

Pics after the jump!