Art Nerd New York’s top event picks for the week – 3/30-4/5

March 29, 2017

In a city where hundreds of interesting events 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 picks for 6sqft readers!

Spring is upon us and so is a whole new week of great art events. This weekend, see some of the best of the photography world at AIPAD or head to Brooklyn to check out Welancora Gallery’s new partnership with Nu Hotel. The Brooklyn Museum is also deconstructing the artist’s persona and hosting a new Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition. #MidnightMoment also kicks off a new film in Times Square—this April, Naoko Tosa’s “Sound of Ikebana” will take over the screens every night. Finally, come pick up my new book, “The Art of Spray Paint,” and check out its corresponding exhibition at Wallworks Gallery in the Bronx.

O’Keeffe, Warhol, Kahlo—Deconstructing the Artist’s Persona ↑
Brooklyn Museum of Art, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
Thursday, March 30, 7:00-9:30pm

Join some of the nation’s leading curators and art historians for an evening of short lectures examining the construction of well-known artist’s personas, including Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cindy Sherman and Andy Warhol. Tickets also include free admission to see “Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern”.

The Photography Show: AIPAD ↑
Pier 94, 711 12th Avenue
Thursday, March 30 – Sunday, April 2

The newly expanded photography fair moves to Pier 94, bringing exceptional photography from more than 115 of the world’s leading fine art galleries.

Sunok Chun, Dissonant Abstraction ↑
Nu Hotel, 85 Smith Street, Brooklyn
Thursday, March 30, 6:00-9:00pm

NU Hotel Brooklyn and Welancora Gallery have partnered up to bring the work of Sunok Chun to the beautiful boutique hotel.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker: Work/Travail/Arbeid ↑
Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, Floor 2
Thursday, March 30- Sunday, April 2

De Keersmaeker questions if choreography can be performed as exhibition with this special limited time performance.

Naoko Tosa’s Sound of Ikebana (Spring), Midnight Moment ↑
Ad screens, Times Square
Saturday, April 1- April 30, 11:57pm to Midnight

This month, Times Square Arts partners with the Japan Society for Tosa’s colorful film about the four seasons in Japan. Watch it across the screens every night in April.

The Art of Spray Exhibition curated by Lori Zimmer ↑
WALLWORKS NEW YORK, 39 Bruckner Blvd, Bronx
Saturday, April 1, 5:00-8:00pm

Some shameless self-promotion here! My second book, “The Art of Spray Paint,” came out in January. To celebrate, I’ve curated a selection of the artists from the book who show the diversity of spray paint. Join us to see the work of Logan Hicks, Joe Iurato, Hueman, Matt Eaton, Remi Rough, Ian Kuali’i, Nick Walker, Zac Braun, BR163, John Matos, CRASH, and PichiAvo (whose work can now be seen on the iconic Bowery Wall).

No Borders: A Benefit Exhibition to Support the ACLU & IRAP
Ground Floor Gallery, 343 5th Street, Brooklyn
Sunday, April 2, 1:00-6:00pm

No Borders features over 100 prints, drawings, paintings, and sculptures donated by artists from across the country. Add an affordable piece to your collection all while supporting the ACLU!

Erin Smith, Up The Creek Looking For Paddles ↑
Amy Li Projects, 166 Mott Street (btwn Broome and Grand)
Wednesday, April 5, 7:00-9:00pm

The Australian painter’s gestural paintings highlight Smith’s expressive style of loosely suggestive portraits and some fully realized renderings.



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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