Open Sesame: Art Events in New York

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

“The Library Vaccine” at Artists Space
“The Library Vaccine presents a number of discrete collections of books in order to sample art’s distinctive relationship to the book form in its singularity, and in its states of reproduction, distribution and accumulation,” says the Artists Space website. Tons of exhibtions across all the Artists Space spaces, among them “Social Concern” curated by Mike Glier and Lucy R. Lippard, The Colin De Land Library, and The Library of Helen DeWitt.
Artists Space, 38 Greene Steet and 55 Walker Street, 6 to 8 p.m.

COURTESY THE NY ART BOOK FAIR

COURTESY THE NY ART BOOK FAIR

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Opening: The NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1
Yes! Printed Matter’s art book fair, one of the most fun and positive-vibe-filled events of the year, is back for its ninth edition. So pumped. More than 350 exhibitors are going to be involved, which is just insane to think about. It runs through Sunday, and hours vary each day, so check their website.
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens, 6–9 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Talk: Fred Tomaselli at the Rubin Museum of Art
Fred Tomaselli, known for his art work about the front page of the New York Times, will appear in conversation with Beth Citron, curator of the Rubin Museum of Art’s Francesco Clemente: Inspired by India exhibition.
Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York, 6:15 p.m., free, tickets first come first serve

“The GROSSMALERMAN Show!” at The BoilerSmitGrossmalermanEvite
The Guy Richards Smit brings his Jonathan Grossmalerman character to the small screen with a fake sitcom with a live by invitation only studio audience filming at Pierogi’s Boiler outpost. Joshua White collaborates.
The Boiler, 191 N. 14th St., Willisamsburg Brooklyn, 8 to 10 p.m.

Cy Twombly at The Morgan Library
This show at The Morgan center’s around Twombly’s 33-foot long Treatise on the Veil (Second Version) (1970). It’s not been seen in New York for 30 years. Don’t miss it!
The Morgan Library, 225 Madison Ave., 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Opening: Lisa Beck, “You Are Here” at 33 Orchard
Jane Kim curates a show of work by Lisa Beck, including paintings on mylar and acrylic sculptures.
33 Orchard, 33B Orchard Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

COURTESY OF THE KITCHEN

COURTESY THE KITCHEN

Opening: Danh Vō and Xiu Xiu, “Metal” at the Kitchen
Dhan Vō has produced new work with the help of two gold pounders from Thailand.
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

Book Launch/Dance Party: Martin Beck’s Last Night at MoMA PS1 Print Shop
What! Yes, this is a 13-hour dance party that doubles as a book release for Martin Beck’s Last Night. It’s 13 hours because Beck and friends are going to play all 118 records that David Mancuso played at his final Loft party in SoHo in 1989.
MoMA PS1 Print Shop, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens, 12 p.m. on Saturday–1 a.m. on Sunday.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Record Release/Dance Party: Sunday Night Fever With Karl Holmqvist at Santos Party House
The Sound of White Columns label will drop its latest record, by the inimitable Swedish poet and artist Karl Holmqvist, with a party that doubles as a closing party for the NY Art Book Fair. Holmqvist will perform at 11 p.m., and Matthew Higgs, Eric Duncan, and Nick Relph will DJ.
Santos Party House, 96 Lafayette Street, New York, 10 p.m.–late

Update, 5:50 p.m.: Details about the Danh Vo exhibition at the Kitchen have been corrected.

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