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!
The turn of the month means a new Midnight Moment in Times Square, which delves into the abstract paintings of Emilio Perez. The former Tunnel nightclub welcomes art prints and books for the EAB Fair, and Equity Gallery brings guest curator Osman Can Yerebakan on for a show inspired by Jean Genet. Epic duo Justin Lowe and Jonah Freeman transform Storefront for Art and Architecture into the Rat Fink Room, and Francisco de Pajaro transforms every inch of Castle Fitzjohns into an extension of his street art. The 22nd Annual ArtWalk NY art party honors Kenny Scharf this year, and Hauser & Wirth honor the late Mike Kelley with a show of his exquisite 2D works. Finally, grab a group for a day of excitement and learning for the Peg-Leg Pete Scavenger Hunt!
Dream Season by Emilio Perez- #MidnightMoment ↑
Times Square Screens, 42nd-49th Streets, between 7th and 8th Avenues
November 1-30, 11:57pm to Midnight
November’s #MidnightMoment partners up with the Cuban Artists Fund to bring viewers inside one of Perez’s colorful, abstract paintings. The paintings become side by side with the “crossroads” of New York, comparing Perez’s strokes, colors and lines with the roads and highways that connect our city to others.
ArtWalk NY 2016 ↑
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street
Thursday, November 3, 6:30pm
The 22nd Annual art party that benefits the Coalition for the Homeless honors the legendary Kenny Scharf this year. Tickets include great food, drinks and a chance to bid on a slew of important art works for a fraction of the price- hosted by Jennifer Connelly.
Mike Kelley Memory Ware ↑
Hauser & Wirth Gallery, 32 East 69th Street
Thursday, November 3, 6:00-8:00pm
The found object collage works of the late Mike Kelley will be shown together for the first time since 2001 in this beautiful and glittering exhibition.
“Mataura” by Francisco de Pajaro ↑
Castle Fitzjohns Gallery,98 Orchard Street
Friday, November 4, 7:00-10:00pm
Francisco is known on the streets as “Art is Trash”- often transforming piles of garbage into art. Now, inside the gallery he will present studio work, in an immersive environment that takes over the entire space.
Like Smoke, Curated by Osman Can Yerebakan ↑
Equity Gallery, 245 Broome Street
Friday, November 4,6:00-8:00pm
Osman Can Yerebakan’s exhibition brings 10 artists together who examine corporeality under the circumstance of physical absence using tactile techniques.
Editions/Artists’ BooksFair ↑
The Tunnel, 269 11th Avenue
Thursday, November 3 to Sunday, November 6
Set on the site of the iconic 90s nightclub, the EAB Fair brings the best in new and contemporary prints, multiples, and artists’ books, from 40 international exhibitors- under one tunnel roof.
Peg-Leg Pete Scavenger Hunt ↑
Northeast corner of East 14th Street and Irving Place
Saturday, November 5, 11:00am- 1:00pm
Flex your New York history with a fun hunt put on by the Neighborhood Preservation Center. Get a team and learn all about the buildings, people, and culture of Peter Stuyvesant’s Bouwerie!
Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe, Paranoia Man in a Rat Fink Room ↑
Storefront for Art and Architecture, 97 Kenmare Street
November 8, 7:00-9:00pm
Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe are back to treat us with another incredible immersive experience. For example, they’ve converted the neighbor’s bathroom (Staci, age 12, addicted to synthetic marijuana) into a surveillance headquarters that will keep audio/video recordings of the last days of Storefront- that visitors are welcome to explore. This is not to be missed.
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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