Art Nerd New York’s top event picks for the week- 9/29-10/5

Posted On Thu, September 29, 2016 By

Posted On Thu, September 29, 2016 By In Art, Art nerd ny, Events, Features

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!

Starting this weekend, a miniature Redwood forest grows in Brooklyn thanks to the Public Art Fund. Female artists take on the self portrait at the Untitled Space, while Salomon Art Gallery hosts a Beggars Banquet. Countless artists open their doors for Bushwick Open Studios, where you’re also welcome to channel your inner artist at Jacked Fashion Camp. The Queens Museum celebrates a book launch by Rebecca Solnit, and the City Reliquary highlights Philip Johnson’s Queens landmark. Finally, add to your art collection and stop by the Affordable Art Fair in Manhattan all weekend long.

"SELF REFLECTION" The Untitled Space Gallery, New York

Self Reflection // 21 Female Artists Addressing Self-Portraiture
The Untitled Space, 45 Lispenard Street
Through Saturday, October 8th

Twenty-one female artists use photography, painting, tapestry, collage, mixed media and video with their own visage to tackle gender, identity, sexuality, body image, censorship, and self-liberation.

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The Affordable Art Fair 
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street
Wednesday, September 28 – Sunday, October 2

Start your art collection this weekend at the Affordable Art Fair, featuring art works from 70 galleries and 500 artists, all ranging from $100-$10,000.

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Jacked Fashion Art Camp Brooklyn 
Secret location, Bushwick
Friday, September 30- Saturday, October 1
Art Basel Miami’s immersive art party is coming to Bushwick, inviting both creatives and visitors to experience including projections, sculptures, photography, painting, cooking, musical performances, balloon artists, body painting, and more. RSVP for the secret address.

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Life of an American Ruin: Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion 
The City Reliquary Museum, 370 Metropolitan Avenue
Saturday, October 1, 7:00pm

We’ve all passed Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion when stuck in traffic to LaGuardia or JFK (or seen in in “Men in Black”). This exhibition shows the beauty of its height and its decay in lurid photographs, as well as other goodies from the World’s Fair for which it was designed.

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Beggars Banquet 
Salomon Arts Gallery, 83 Leonard Street
Saturday, October 1, 6:00-9:00pm

A group show curated by WhiteHot Magazine’s Noah Becker and Alfredo Martinez opening in Tribeca, featuring NYC artists Adrien Brody, Tom Jarmusch, Noah Becker, Josh Luuvy Harris, Alfredo Martinez, Lola Schnabel, Michael Anderson, Jason McLean, Carla Gannis, Farideh Sakhaei, Erin Smith, Jared Junkin, Julia Morrison, Guy Stanley Philoche, Nemo Librizzi, Abby Hertz, Chris Bors and Zach Gross.

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Bushwick Open Studios 
Various locations, Bushwick
Saturday, October 1- Sunday, October 2, 11:am-7:00pm each day

Check out the creative pulse of Bushwick as countless artists open their doors to the public for two full days of art and programming.

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Spencer Finch- Lost Man Creek 
MetroTech Commons, Between Jay Street and Flatbush Avenue at Myrtle Avenue
Saturday, October 1 through March 11, 2018
The Public Art Fund presents a truly unique public art experience this month- a miniature redwood forest inspired by Redwood National Park in California. Visitors can enjoy the live, lush trees for a year and a half in the middle of Downtown Brooklyn.

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Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas 
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, New York City Building, Meridian Road, Queens
Sunday, October 2, 2:00-5:00pm

Celebrate the release of Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro’s new book highlighting New York City through twenty-six imaginative maps and informative essays.

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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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