Open Sesame: Art Events in New York

9 Art Events to Attend in New York This Week

Michael Berry Hill, Elephant Mouse Holl, 2012.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND KANSAS

Michael Berry Hill, Elephant Mouse Holl, 2012.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Talk: Michael Berryhill at Pratt
Painter Michael Berryhill is next in Pratt’s always excellent visiting lecture series. Coming up after him: Wafaa Bilal on February 23, and Catherine Opie on April 8.
Pratt Institute, Memorial Hall Auditorium, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Talk: Mary Ellen Carroll on Fred Sandback at Dia Art Foundation
As part of Dia’s Artists on Artists lecture series, Mary Ellen Carroll will discuss the work of Fred Sandback.
Dia Art Foundation, 535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor, 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4

COURTESY KARMA

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Opening: Nathaniel Axel, “Weird Tales” at Karma
The press release for this show is just a longish ghost story, so–not sure what to say here, but I bet it’s great!
Karma, 39 Great Jones Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

Talk: Martin Creed at the New School
Funny, profound, and popular, Martin Creed is everything you want in a speaker, if you like going to talks. If you do, you should clearly go to this one.
The New School, The 66 West 12th Street Auditorium, New York, 6:30 p.m.

Opening: Gerard & Kelly: P.O.L.E. at the New Museum
From the press release: “Gerard & Kelly’s six-month Researcha and Development residency at the New Museum culminates in a two-week exhibition in the Lobby Gallery that explores fleeting encounters and processes of history and memory via sculpture, video and live performance.”
The New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, 6:30–8:30 p.m., invite only, but open to the public in the coming days

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5

Opening: Tony Smith at Matthew Marks
Matthew Marks will show three large, black steel sculptures made over a five-year period beginning in 1962.
Matthew Marks, 522 West 22nd Street, 6-8 p.m.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Exhibition: “On Kawara: Silence” at the Guggenheim
This is the first full survey of conceptual artist On Kawara’s work, stretching across half a century, from 1964 to his death last year. Hotly anticipated.
Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, 10 a.m.–5:45 p.m.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7

Talk: Alain Badiou at Miguel Abreu
The French philosopher speaks on “Contemporary Art Confronting the 21st Century.” That’s a good issue, yessir.
Miguel Abreu, 88 Eldridge Street, New York, 7 p.m.

Kate Gilmore, a still from Standing Here, 2010.COURTESY THE ARTIST

Kate Gilmore, a still from Standing Here, 2010.

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8

Talk: Kate Gilmore at the Aldrich
Artist Kate Gilmore—who’s known for her video work that often involves women, paint, haphazard constructions, and calamity—will discuss her work, and the influence of Richard Serra, with Aldrich curator Amy Smith-Stewart. Sounds like a nice time.
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, Connecticut, 2–3 p.m.

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