WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1
Performance: Peter Jefferies at Issue Project Room
Jefferies was the frontman for two important New Zealand punk bands, Nocturnal Projections and This Kind of Punishment. He’s now on his first tour of the U.S. in 20 years and will be playing solo.
Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, $15 ($12 for members), 8 p.m., tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/850715
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2
Panel Discussion: Eric Hu, Lisa Naftolin, Susan Sellers “Period Styles” curated by William S. Smith at Triple Canopy
Does modern graphic design confuse you? From the Triple Canopy website: “In graphic design, what does it mean for a period to have a style? What does it mean for a style to have a proper period? With Period Styles, Triple Canopy examines how aesthetic movements, technological shifts, social networks, and popular sentiments come together in the creation of dominant styles in certain places and at certain times.”
Triple Canopy, 155 Freeman St, Brooklyn, $5, 7 p.m.
Artist talk: Peter Nadin at NYU
Peter Nadin, a popular painter who dropped out of the art world to become a farmer, has staged a comeback in recent years. He’ll discuss his work and probably go over some issues of sustainability as well.
NYU Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street, 5-6 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3
Party: Book launch for THE MIRACULOUS by Raphael Rubinstein at White Columns
The poet and critic reads from his new book, which is published by Paper Monument.
White Columns, 320 W 13 street, 6 to 8 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4
Robert Gober: “The Heart Is Not a Metaphor” at MoMA
The Museum of Modern Art’s Robert Gober retrospective opens to the public, the artist’s first major museum retrospective in the U.S.
MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5
Chris Martin, EJ Hauser, Gina Beavers, Josh Smith, Joshua Abelow “THE IMAGE IS BESIDE THE POINT” curated by Jack Pierot at pierot the fool
Strong names associated with this group show, even if there’s very little other information about it. Why not swing by? Worse ways to spend a Sunday.
Pierot the fool, 103 Mosco street, #3, 6 to 8 p.m.