MONDAY, OCTOBER 6
Screening and Talk: An Evening With James Richards at MoMA
These MoMA “Evening With…” events are always a great time—a little film, some smart discussion: just love it. This one is devoted to Turner Prize nominee James Richards, who appears in the museum’s “Cut to Swipe” exhibition, which opens October 11. MoMA’s Stuart Comer, who organized the show, will moderate, and writer Chris McCormack will chat with Richards. Should be a nice time.
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, Theater 2, $12/$10/$8
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9
Exhibition: “Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper” at El Museo del Barrio
The wildly underrated Marisol, who perhaps best known for the funny, spooky, revealing sculptural portraits that she began making in the 1960s, will have her first solo show at a New York museum at the age of 84. The sculptures will be here, but drawings will join the action as well. Should be an illuminating affair.
El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue, New York, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., $9/$5
Opening: Chris Martin at Anton Kern
The always dependable Chris Martin will have a solo show at Anton Kern for the first time. Can’t wait.
Anton Kern, 532 West 20th Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10
Opening: Elizabeth Jaeger, “Six-Thirty” at Jack Hanley Gallery
Elizabeth Jaeger’s first solo exhibition at Jack Hanley will feature at the opening a “continuously looping performance” called DRAFT, which was coreographed by Madeline Hollander.
Jack Hanley Gallery, 327 Broome Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: Heinz Mack at Sperone Westwater
ZERO movement co-founder Heinz Mack opens a show that coincides with the Guggenheim’s ZERO retrospective, which opens this week.
Sperone Westwater, 257 Bowery, 6 to 8 p.m.
Opening: Amelia Bauer & Molly Welch, “In Pieces,” at Tomato House
A show that uses as its mediums, predominantly, notebooks and broken windows. Far but worth it.
Tomato House, 301 Saratoga Avenue, Brooklyn, 6 to 10 p.m.
Michael Bell-Smith, “Rabbit Season, Duck Season,” at Foxy Production
Sometimes Wikipedia puts it best: “Bell-Smith’s work utilizes digital forms to explore the use of popular technologies in contemporary visual culture.” Will Bugs Bunny actually make an appearance? You’ll just have to swing by to find out.
Foxy Production, 623 West 27th Street, 6 to 8 p.m.
Opening: Melissa Gordon, “Mimetic Pleasures” at Boesky East
Melissa Gordon will display a new batch of paintings at Marianne Boesky’s Lower East Side outpost. The works, according to the gallery, “revolve around the question ‘Who gets to be abstract?'”
Boesky East, 20 Clinton Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12
Opening: John Dante Bianchi at Thierry Goldberg Gallery
John Dante Bianchi will display a series of paintings and sculptures that were last seen at David Zwirner’s summer group show and the NEWD art fair.
Thierry Goldberg Gallery, 103 Norfolk Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.