Open Sesame: Art Events in New York

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

Through Friday, March 20

Still from Wim Wenders, Pina, 2011. ©DONATA WENDERS

Still from Wim Wenders, Pina, 2011.

©DONATA WENDERS

MONDAY, MARCH 16

Talk: Cara Starke at SVA
Creative Time has organized some great stuff in the past few years—notably Kara Walker’s A Subtlety last year at the Domino Sugar Factory and Nick Cave’s HEARD NY at Grand Central the year before that. You can expect Cara Starke, the director of exhibitions at Creative Time, to talk about these and more in her lecture at SVA.
SVA, 133/141 West 21st Street, Room 101C, 6:30 p.m., free

Screening: Pina at the Museum of Modern Art
As part of its Wim Wenders retrospective, the Museum of Modern Art is showing Pina, the German filmmaker’s visually stunning documentary from 2011 about the choreographer Pina Bausch. Shot in 3D, this one needs to be seen in theaters.
Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, 6:30 p.m., $12/$10/$8

TUESDAY, MARCH 17

Opening: “Fatal Attraction: Piotr Uklański Photographs” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
This show is the first-ever photography survey for the underrated New York-based artist Piotr Uklański. Running alongside the show will be Uklański’s selections from the Met’s collection, which are themed around the idea of Eros and Thanatos.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m., free with museum admission

Talk: Lori Gruen and Arnika Fuhrmann with Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook at SculptureCenter
Feminist philosopher Lori Gruen and Southeast Asia scholar Arnika Furhmann are set to talk with Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, the Thai video artist who has a mid-career survey is on view now at SculptureCenter and a show of new work at Tyler Rollins Fine Art. Ruba Katrib, the SculptureCenter show’s curator, will moderate the discussion.
SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves Street, Queens, 7–8 p.m., free

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18

Opening: Giuseppe Penone at Marian Goodman Gallery
Known for his sculptures that involve a combination of objects, both natural and industrial, Giuseppe Penone will show new work at Marian Goodman Gallery. This is the first New York solo show since 2012 for Penone, who is most closely associated with the ’60s Italian art movement arte povera.
Marian Goodman Gallery, 24 West 57th Street, 6–8 p.m.

Joseph Beuys, Capri Battery, 1985, lightbulb with plug socket, lemon, screenprinted wooden box, offset lithograph on paper. COURTESY MITCHELL-INNES & NASH, NEW YORK

Joseph Beuys, Capri Battery, 1985, lightbulb with plug socket, lemon, screenprinted wooden box, offset lithograph on paper.

COURTESY MITCHELL-INNES & NASH, NEW YORK

THURSDAY, MARCH 19

Opening: Nicole Miller at Koenig & Clinton
Titled “The Borrowers,” Nicole Miller’s new show will debut three single-channel videos that will play simultaneously. The videos continue Miller’s mix of control and freedom—she lets her subjects talk about whatever they want, so long as they do it under certain conditions.
Koenig & Clinton, 459 West 19th Street, 6–8 p.m.

Opening: Joseph Beuys at Mitchell-Innes & Nash
It’s truly rare to see a set multiples from Joseph Beuys, the German performance artist and sculptor active mainly during the ’70s and early ’80s before his death in 1986. Thanks to Reinhard Shlegel, Mitchell-Innes & Nash will show over 500 of these works related to his oddball performances about history and Beuys’ personal life.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash, 534 West 26th Street, 6–8 p.m.

FRIDAY, MARCH 20

Opening: Janine Antoni at Luhring Augustine
For her latest solo show, titled “From the Vow Made,” Janine Antoni will show sculptures that grew out of her interest in milagros, sculptural offerings that are used as healing charms in Latin cultures. Antoni will also show a video that she made in collaboration with choreographer Stephen Petronio.
Luhring Augustine, 531 West 24th Street, 6–8 p.m.

Opening: Laura Lancaster at Sargent’s Daughters
The press release for British painter Laura Lancaster’s latest show keeps it vague, but images on Sargent’s Daughters’ website tease visually stunning paintings with thick brushwork.
Sargent’s Daughters, 179 East Broadway, 6–8 p.m.

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