THURSDAY, JANUARY 5
Screening: Hirokazu Koreeda’s After the Storm at Museum of the Moving Image
Kicking off the Museum of the Moving Image’s 2017 First Look Festival is the U.S. premiere of After the Storm, the latest film by renowned Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda. Comedy, family drama, and deeply poetic visual moments coalesce in this film about a prize-winning author who struggles to reconnect with his son. The screening will be followed by a reception.
Museum of the Moving Image, Redstone Theater, 36-01 35th Avenue, Queens; 7 p.m.; Tickets $20
Live Installation: Worktable by Kate McIntosh/SPIN at Invisible Dog Art Center
Co-presented by the Invisible Dog Art Center and Performance Space 122’s Coil 2017 Festival, Worktable is an invitation to create and destroy everyday domestic objects. Once inside the space, visitors are given instructions, equipment, and safety goggles—and may stay as long as they like, altering objects, inventing hybrid forms, or simply observing. Kate McIntosh, based in Brussels, works in performance, theater, video, and installation. She is a founding member of artist-run production and research platform SPIN. PS122’s Coil 2017 Festival runs January 3-22. For the full roster of live performances, click here.
The Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn; Various times, January 5-7,9; Tickets $20
FRIDAY, JANUARY 6
Opening: “Anne Doran: Analogs” at Invisible-Exports
For her second show at Invisible-Exports—her first, in 2014, focused on icy and alluring photographic prints on metal assemblages she made from 1985 to 1991—Anne Doran presents new works “composed from discovered imagery and enlarged as large-scale wall installations,” in the words of the gallery’s news release. Doran, who is an editor at this magazine and a critic for Time Out, returns to some earlier collages in this show, updating them with new pictures, a process reminiscent of the way that networks in the internet era seem to grow and evolve, taking on lives of their own.
Invisible-Exports, 89 Eldridge Street, 6–8 p.m.
Concert: Title TK at Spoonbill & Sugartown Booksellers, Bushwick
Title TK—the wryly named crypto-conceptual “band” of Cory Arcangel, Alan Licht, and Howie Chen—performs in its decidedly singular fashion to mark the publication of a new book. Title TK, the latest offering from the great art-book enterprise Primary Information, gathers transcriptions of “concerts” from 2010 to 2014 that were fit to be transcribed (read: concerts that didn’t really feature music but talking about music—and many other things—instead). Topics the band members, strapped with guitars they don’t play, have found fit for discussion in the past include the Grateful Dead, Dan Flavin, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra. While at Spoonbill, consider picking up Primary Information’s other new release: a facsimile edition of Variable Piece 4: Secrets by Douglas Huebler, who collected 1,800 secrets written by visitors to a prescient exhibition about emerging “information technology” more than 40 years ago and published them, without attribution and with assistance from Printed Matter, in 1978.
Spoonbill & Sugartown Booksellers, Bushwick, 99 Montrose Avenue, Brooklyn, 7 p.m.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 8
Opening: “Everyone is Rich Now Apparently” at Supplement & Arcadia Missa
January may not be the most frenzied time for new galleries to set up shop in New York, but here we are, just days into 2017, and we already have a new Lower East Side outfit to add. For a little while, at least: This Sunday, two young London galleries, Arcadia Missa and Supplement, are opening a pop-up spot on Canal Street, with programming scheduled through May. While they’ll be splitting exhibitions between the two of them—Supplement in February and May, Arcadia Missa in March and April—the first show is a joint effort featuring two artists from each roster. Open though January 29, “Everyone is Rich Now Apparently” will showcase work by Amalia Ulman, Gaby Sahhar, Gabriella Boyd, and Philomene Pirecki. Welcome to New York!
Supplement & Arcadia Missa, 255 Canal Street, 6:00 p.m.