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. Ahead Art Nerd founder Lori Zimmer shares her top event picks for 6sqft readers!
The work of the wonderful Pipillotti Rist has won over New Yorkers at both the New Museum and in Times Square, and now a new event invites guests to hear from the artist herself as she closes out her much-lauded “Pixel Forest.” Also this week, Albertine at the French Embassy invites guests to their beautiful space for a talk between Frédéric Beigbeder and American novelist Jay McInerney on his new book. If you’re searching for affordable art, you can grab a work for $120 while also supporting Planned Parenthood and the ACLU at the MF GALLERY in Gowanus. Finally, head to sister galleries Last Rites and Booth Gallery, to discover new photography, and a realist group show, respectively.
Pipilotti Rist in Conversation with Massimiliano Gioni ↑
New Museum, 235 Bowery
Thursday, January 19, 7:00-9:00pm
Following her amazing exhibition “Pixel Forest,” as well as her #midnightmoment in Times Square, Rist speaks with New Museum’s director about her most recent work and surveys the last 30 years of her career.
Frédéric Beigbeder and American novelist Jay McInerney present Manhattan’s Babe ↑
Albertine, 972 5th Avenue
Thursday, January 19, 7:00pm
The beautiful book store at the French Embassy is hosting an evening with French writer-filmmaker Frédéric Beigbeder and American novelist Jay McInerney as they discuss “Manhattan’s Babe,” the illustrated English-language edition of Beigbeder’s bestselling novel, “Oona & Salinger.”
Handbills of Subversion ↑
MF GALLERY, 213 Bond Street, Brooklyn
Friday, January 20, 7:00-10:00pm
Officially called “Handbills of Subversion – Tremendous Art from Losers, Nasty Women and The Gays,” this evening is an alternative to inauguration night, with dozens of artworks up for grabs for just $120. Curated by Sara Antoinette Martin, ALL proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood and the ACLU, allowing artists and art buyers to begin the long fight to support organizations that are now in jeopardy. Martin has also put together a great roster of artists.
MAN’S RUIN by Mark Warren Jacques ↑
Brilliant Champions Gallery, 5 Central Avenue, Brooklyn
Friday, January 20, 6:00-9:00pm
Artist Mark Warren Jacques’s New York debut will be a new foray into unchartered territory, involving works that address and examine sex, money, drugs and power.
Lens Obscura ↑
Last Rites Gallery, 325 W 38th St, Frnt 1
Saturday, January 21, 7:00-11:00pm
The gallery’s first photography exhibition focuses on a group of emerging photographers, including Sarah Elise Abramson, Paola Durán, Jason Guffey, Benjamin Hardman, Amy Haslehurst, Gabriel Isak, Darby Lahger, Deidra Leigh (Relic Imagery), Nona Limmen, Darla Teagarden and Insuh Yoon.
Psychological Realism ↑
Booth Gallery, 325 W 38th Street
Saturday, January 21, 7:00-11:00pm
The sister gallery to Last Rites presents a group show of artists tackling the intricacies of identity through depictions of the human body- including personal faves Jonathan Viner and Jean-Paul Mallozzi.
Birthing a Brave New World ↑
MINKA brooklyn, 1120 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn
Sunday, January 22, 10:00am-2:00pm
Artist, priestess and guru Lainie Love Dalby leads a program of artful meditation, ritual and movement to get yourself centered for 2017.
Xavier Robles de Medina, If you dream of your tongue, beware ↑
Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, 250 Broome Street
Sunday, January 22, 6:00-8:00pm
The Surinamese artist shares his otherworldly drawings that elevate traditional pencil and paper into mysterious gradations and figures that blur between dream and reality.
Lori Zimmer is a writer, curator, and founder of Art Nerd New York, an off-beat art history guide to the city. Lori is also the author of two books, The Art of Cardboard: Big Ideas for Creativity, Collaboration, Storytelling, and Reuse and The Art of Spray Paint. Follow her on Twitter @ArtNerdNY or Instagram @TheLoriZimmer
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