Event Horizon: Art Happenings Around New York

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

Still from Bill Gunn’s Ganja & Hess (1973).



Screening: Ganja & Hess at Metrograph
Bill Gunn’s 1973 horror film Ganja & Hess tells the story of Dr. Hess Green as he develops vampiric, bloodthirsty tendencies after being struck by a cursed dagger. Many have considered the film, widely unavailable in extended form for years, as a disquieting commentary on black identity in America and on shifting sexual mores. This screening presents a director’s cut of the movie preserved by Pearl Bowser, a director and cinema scholar, and restored by the Museum of Modern Art from a 35mm negative. The screening will be complemented by a Q&A with Bowser.
Metrograph, 7 Ludlow Street, 6:30 p.m. Tickets $15

Screening: Laura Parnes at the Kitchen
Tour Without End, a film project by Laura Parnes, is a semi-scripted chronicle of touring musicians that blurs the line between fiction and reality with participating players including members of the musical acts Gang Gang Dance, Le Tigre, MGMT, Eartheater, and more. The piece, which was shot in some of New York’s most-storied DIY spaces, explores interpersonal relationships and collaborations among artists and serves, as an event description puts it, “as an urgent time capsule for the rapidly gentrifying city.”
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, 8 p.m. Tickets $10/$15

Performance view of Gerard & Kelly’s CLOCKWORK, 2018.



Talk: Gerard & Kelly at Pioneer Works
This talk convenes Johanna Burton, the critic and director of education and social engagement at the New Museum, with the the artists Gerard & Kelly, whose exhibition “Clockwork” is now on view at Pioneer Works. The show extrapolates on Gerard & Kelly’s interest in memory and architecture as explored in their “Modern Living” series, which presents performances and videos in notable modernist houses worldwide. The Pioneer Works show also features a new performance whose choreography syncs with the movement of light on the Brooklyn institution’s floor at sunset.
Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn, 7–9 p.m. Free with RSVP


Performance: Joan Jonas at Danspace Project
Seminal performance and video artist Joan Jonas returns to Danspace Project for the first time in more than 40 years for the U.S. premiere of her lecture-performance Moving Off the Land, which was first presented at the TBA21–Academy in London last month. The piece explores themes borrowed from literature, mythology, and the artist’s notes and sketches of the sea, and it features black-and-white video footage of underwater life shot by the filmmaker Jean Painlevé as well as aquarium scenes. The project considers the power and poetry of the ocean as a life force.
Danspace Project, 131 East 10th Street, 8 p.m. Tickets $15/$22/$25

Talk: Amy Sherald at Columbia University
Columbia University’s annual Lea K. Green Artist Talk pairs an artist with a prominent cultural figure for the sake of a public conversation. For the talk’s third installment, Columbia has tapped the painter Amy Sherald to speak with Thelma Golden, the director and chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem. Over the past two decades, Sherald has developed a style of portraiture that has increasingly become her own—so much so that this year she unveiled the official portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama.
Columbia University Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 West 129th Street, 7 p.m.

Screening: “Other Tongues: An Evening with NANG” at Light Industry
For this screening, Light Industry has teamed up with NANG, a new Seoul-based magazine that focuses on Asian cinema. The program presents six short films, all made by artists and filmmakers with ties to the continent who ultimately ended up leaving their home country. Starting with Theresa Has Kyung Cha’s 1975 film Mouth to Mouth, the screening will move through work made in the more recent decades, closing with Highview, a 2017 quadruple projection by the artist Simon Liu. The event is also the launch of the fourth issue of NANG, which is dedicated to the artists in the screening.
Light Industry, 155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $8


Exhibition image for “Michel Auder: And virtually everything said has been said incorrectly, and it’s been said wrong, or it’s been covered wrong by the press,” 2018, at Martos Gallery.


Opening: Michel Auder at Martos Gallery
Michel Auder’s second solo show with Martos Gallery is titled, in reference to a quote once uttered by Donald Trump, “And virtually everything said has been said incorrectly, and it’s been said wrong, or it’s been covered wrong by the press.” The exhibition will present the artist’s new film TRUMPED (2018), for which the Chinatown gallery will feature floating walls onto which the piece is projected, as well as a selection of new photographs. Past works by Auder, a veteran of the 1960s experimental film scene, have drawn influence from Jean-Luc Godard and Andy Warhol.
Martos Gallery, 41 Elizabeth Street, 6–8 p.m.

Detail of Judith F. Baca’s Great Wall of Los Angeles (1976–), showing an alternative history of the 1950s.



Talk: Judith F. Baca and Anna Indych-López at Brooklyn Museum
Judith F. Baca, whose work is currently on view as part of the Brooklyn Museum exhibition “Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985,” has recently been appraised by the mainstream art world as one of the most important artists working in California in the past half-century. (She was profiled by ARTnews last year.) Here, Baca will be in conversation with Anna Indych-López, associate professor of art history at City College of New York at CUNY’s Graduate Center and also the author of a monograph about Baca. The two will likely take up such subjects as conceptions of authorship and concerns related to intersectionality and identity.
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, 2 p.m. Tickets $16

Opening: Maren Hassinger at Marcus Garvey Park
With the help of volunteers from the Studio Museum of Harlem’s Teen Leadership Council and Expanding the Walls Program, the artist Maren Hassinger has created and installed eight site-specific sculptures that will be on view in Marcus Garvey Park for the next year. In the spirit of earlier projects by Hassinger, whose work frequently combines industrial and natural materials, her new project will incorporate branches in an attempt to assimilate to the park’s terrain. The exhibition is part of a larger project called “InHarlem,” put on by the Studio Museum in tandem with the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and NYC Parks.
Marcus Garvey Park, 6316 Mount Morris Park West, 3 p.m.

Correction 7/11/18, 4:15 p.m.: An earlier version of this article misstated details about the Gerard & Kelly event at Pioneer Works. It will take place on Wednesday, June 13, not Thursday, June 14. The post has been updated to reflect this.

Correction 7/12/18, 11:15 a.m.: An earlier version of this article misstated the opening date of the Michel Auder exhibition at Martos Gallery. That show opens on Friday, June 15, not Thursday, June 14. The post has been updated to reflect this.

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