In a city where hundreds of interesting happenings occur each week, it can be hard to pick and choose your way to a fulfilling life. Art Nerd‘s philosophy is a combination of observation, participation, education and of course a party to create the ultimate well-rounded week. Jump ahead for Art Nerd founder Lori Zimmer’s top picks for 6sqft readers!
Let’s immerse ourselves in some art this weekend to ease some of the stress we’ve gone through during this election, shall we? First, get the inside scoop on Times Square’s latest Midnight Moment artist Emilio Perez, then head to the beautiful Park Avenue Armory to experience the Art Deco and mid-century modern world at the Salon Art + Design. Later “Once More, with Feeling” will take you into a group show that delves into emotional expression, and over at C24, Katja Loher transforms the inside and outside of the gallery into an alternative world. After that, transport yourself to the mountains of Nepal with the new sound installation at the Rubin Museum of Art, and then bone up from art experts at the Art Conference. Finally, if you need one last goodbye to Obama, head to the Marcy Project on Saturday for their tribute show, and if you’re still feeling blue, dance it away at the Whitney’s Annual art party.
Emilio Perez in Conversation with Sherry Dobbin and Ja’nell Ajani ↑
Kimmel Center for University Life | 60 Washington Square South, Room 914
Thursday, November 10, 6:30-8:00pm
Get the inside scoop on November’s Midnight Moment, “Dream Season,” with Emilio Perez (the artist) and Sherry Dobbins of Times Square Arts. Then head to Times Square to experience it in person.
The Salon Art + Design ↑
Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue
Thursday, November 10 through Sunday November 14
Indulge in interior decadence and check out Art Deco, mid-century modern and modern furniture, decorative arts, and fine art from 55 galleries around the world.
Once More, with Feeling ↑
EFA Project Space, 323 W 39th Street, 2nd Floor
Friday, November 11, 6:00-8:00pm
This group show features multi-media and performance artist Katya Grokhovsky in an exhibit that discusses the gendered economy of emotional expression and its relationship to contemporary art.
Katja Loher, Vuela Vuela ↑
C24 Gallery, 560 West 24th Street
Friday, November 11, 6:00-8:00pm
Get into Katja Loher’s world. The all-immersive installation explores the four elements of nature by relating each one to creatures infused with mind and spirit. This experience will pull you into an alternative world.
Sacred Spaces: Himalayan Wind ↑
Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th Street
Friday, November 11, 6:00-10:00pm
Transport yourself to the foothills in Nepal with Sound Collective’s new immersive and meditative experience. Ethereal sounds were recorded atop some of Nepal’s highest mountains and in its monasteries, and includes the whistle of strong winds, the flapping of prayer flags, the chanting of blessings, and the interplay of sound and silence. Opening night also includes a Cabaret Cinema screening of Lost Horizon at 9:30pm.
The Art Conference ↑
The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South
Saturday November 12, 12:00pm
Hear from art world leaders as they talk about the role of technology in a rapidly changing art market.
The Presidency of Barack Obama, a group show curated by DK Johnston ↑
The MARCY Project, 275 South 2nd Street, Brooklyn
Saturday, November 12, 6:00-10:00pm
Come have a good cry and say goodbye to Obama with the work of Blek le Rat, Chad Hasegawa, Nick Walker, Pure Evil, The London Police, and Vinz Feel Free, curated by DK Johnston.
Whitney Museum of Art 2016 Art Party ↑
99 Gansevoort Street
Tuesday, November 15, 9:00pm
Model Karlie Kloss hosts the annual arty party, which this year includes DJ sets by Questlove, Mia Moretti, and Lion Babe, as well as the Whitney’s fall exhibitions: Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art 1905-2016, RED IN VIEW, and Virginia Overton: Winter Garden.
Lori Zimmer is a writer, curator and founder of Art Nerd New York, an off-beat art history guide to the city. Lori also recently released her first book through Rockport Publishers, The Art of Cardboard: Big Ideas for Creativity, Collaboration, Storytelling, and Reuse. Follow her on Twitter @LoriZimmer.
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