THURSDAY, JANUARY 29
Opening: Alec Soth’s “Songbook” at Sean Kelly
This new show is “an exhibition of over twenty-five new, monumental black and white photographs by Alec Soth,” maybe the best photographer working in America right now. It’s silly not to go!
Sean Kelly, 475 Tenth Avenue, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Opening: “BODY AND MATTER, The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Satoru Hoshino” at Dominique Lévy
According to the press release: “This exhibition places a group of 23 important abstract paintings made over the course of the fifty-year career of legendary Gutai artist Kazuo Shiraga, in dialogue with a series of 9 works from the 1990s by Satoru Hoshino, a prominent member of the avant-garde postwar Japanese ceramics group Sodeisha, the ‘Crawling through Mud Association,’ founded by Kazuo Yagi (1918-1979) in Kyoto.” Go see it if you like Gutai, or want to learn more about Gutai. Don’t go if you don’t like Gutai.
Dominique Lévy, 909 Madison Avenue, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Opening: Nancy Graves at Mitchell–Innes & Nash Chelsea
A celebration of the heady work of Nancy Graves on the 20th anniversary of her death. Check it out!
Mitchell–Inndes & Nash, 534 West 26th Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Reading: Jibade-Khalil Huffman, “We Don’t Believe You You Need More People” at Marianne Boesky East
Jibade-Khalil Huffman, whose two-person exhibition with Anthony Pearson is currently on view at Marianne Boesky, will read from his new book of poems, Sleeper Hold.
Marianne Boesky East, 20 Clinton Street, New York, 7 p.m.
Opening: “A.R. Penck: Between Light and Shadow” at Michael Werner
Michael Werner organizes a show of new work by the German painter A.R. Penck.
Michael Werner, 4 East 77th Street, New York, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 30
Opening: Outsider Art Fair
The Outsider Art Fair opens to the public in New York. It runs through Sunday.
Center 548, 548 West 22nd Street, New York, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.