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This Week’s Must See Art Events: Cuban Death Metal Sci-Fi, Art Book Fairs, and More

by Michael Anthony Farley on September 13, 2016
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One of the great things about the art world is its permeability with other fields. Except that can seriously compound one’s #FOMO when one’s art calendar gets squeezed by spillover from Fashion Week in Manhattan, three publication fairs across the East River, political organizing, and art-film screenings. Phew.

Wednesday, catch some more conventional art openings uptown and in Chelsea with solo projects from Henry Hudson and Oscar Murillo, respectively. (Actually, Murillo’s vaguely haunted-house sounding installation promises to be anything but conventional). Thursday, check out Jessica Stockholder’s latest work at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, gender-bending in the Garment District, and black-metal-meets-science-fiction-literature from Cuban artist Yoss (how’s that for interdisciplinary?)

That night, Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair is having a preview party. It will be running all weekend, along with the new Independent Art Book Fair in Greenpoint. Friday brings us group shows about failure at TSA New York and Radiator Gallery and Saturday there’s a mysterious fashion/art event at Romeo with an all-star cast to raise funds for Planned Parenthood. Finally, Paddy Johnson is hosting an anti-gentrification panel discussion in Sunnyside, Queens that’s an absolute must-attend. And if you want to remember why we want to keep the city weird, end the day in the immersive-subversive film installation of Jon Moritsugu at Ramiken Crucible in the LES.

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Doug Aitken Goes On Tour

by Corinna Kirsch on May 23, 2013
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Doug Aitken knows celebrities. Musicians. Filmmakers. People with money. Sometimes their ideas fall down on him like fruit from a tree—he once found inspiration by overhearing discussions at a dinner party. Now, with “Station to Station,” a three-week-long project set to debut this September, Aitken will host a road trip-party on a train, and it might involve art.

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#longreads: Robert Mapplethorpe by Gary Indiana

by Corinna Kirsch on November 16, 2012
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If you’re into art world fan fiction—or would like to be—imagine Gary Indiana dishing gossip with Robert Mapplethorpe in the 1980s. Well, that interview between the irreverent duo did happen.

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