Event Horizon: Art Happenings Around New York

9 Art Events to Attend in New York This Week: ‘Artistic License,’ Ektor Garcia, Migration and Art, and More

Frank Lloyd Wright, Design 706, Printed Duck, 1955, cotton.

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MONDAY, MAY 20

Exhibition: “Frank Lloyd Wright Textiles: The Taliesin Line, 1955–60” at Metropolitan Museum of Art
Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright created a line of home products in 1955, and his designs for wallpapers and fabrics, which reflect the angular look of some of his buildings, were compiled in a sample book called Schumacher’s Taliesin Line of Decorative Fabrics and Wallpapers Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. This exhibition will feature the book and examples of Wright’s fabrics and wooden vases, along with a 1954 photograph of the architect captured by Yosuf Karsh.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Screening: “An Evening with Clara Ianni” at Museum of Modern Art
Brazilian artist Clara Ianni, whose practice spans installation, sculpture, video, and text-based work, will present a selection of her most recent moving-image projects. Ianni often examines the history of modernist art in Brazil and legacies of violence, and she will discuss what goes into it here. Her work has previously appeared in additions of the Bienal de São Paulo and the Istanbul Biennial.
Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, 7 p.m. Tickets $12

Performance view of Ligia Lewis’s minor matter, 2019.

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TUESDAY, MAY 21

Performance: Ligia Lewis at Performance Space New York
Choreographer and dancer Ligia Lewis’s minor matter explores the nuances and connotations of the color red and spaces between love and rage. The work, which premiered in Berlin in 2016, offers an energetic combination of light, sound, and movement by three performers. It is one of two Lewis lined up for Performance Space New York this month—next week, she will return for two performances of Water Will (in Melody), a gothic tale set in a dystopian world, which concludes a trilogy formed by mirror matter and Sorrow Swag, an earlier work focused on the color blue.
Performance Space New York, 150 First Avenue, 7 p.m. Tickets $25

Screening: Jordan Belson and Donald Cammell at Light Industry
Coinciding with an exhibition of Jordan Belson’s paintings at Matthew Marks Gallery, Light Industry will show four films—Mandala (1953), Allures (1961), Samadhi (1967), and Chakra (1972)—by the avant-garde filmmaker. Inspired by Indian religion, alchemy, Buddhism, and Jungian psychology, Belson’s hypnotic 16mm films and digital projections garnered acclaim in the 1960s but were pulled from distribution in later years. Alongside them will be Donald Cammell’s 1977 sci-fi film Demon Seed, a story of artificial intelligence gone awry that includes footage shot by Belson.
Light Industry, 155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn, 7 p.m. Tickets $8

Teppei Kaneuji, ZONES (Mountain) #1, 2019, oil, lenticular poster, and reflective sticker on wood panel.

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THURSDAY, MAY 23

Opening: Teppei Kaneuji at Jane Lombard Gallery
The Kyoto-based artist Teppei Kaneuji makes work informed by both natural history and contemporary Japanese culture. In his colorful sculptures, found objects and manga are referenced and repurposed—his series of assemblages “White Discharge,” for example, relies on white resin, action figures, and plastic toys, among other items. This exhibition contains a new entry into that series, a large-scale installation that takes the form of a diorama-style landscape covered with snow-like powder. Additionally, there will be a series of mobiles and recent two-dimensional works on view.
Jane Lombard Gallery, 518 West 19th Street, 6–8 p.m.

ektor garcia, figura, 2019, steel, latex, and copper.

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Opening: ektor garcia at SculptureCenter
The artist ektor garcia uses a range of materials—from clay to metal to leather—to create sculptures whose elements are connected by a series of fasteners, loops, and knots. The end result tends toward modular works whose contents and dimensions have the ability to change as they move. Garcia’s SculptureCenter exhibition continues a practice that serves as an investigation into labor and the craft traditions of the artist’s family, which hails from Tabasco in the Mexican state of Zacatecas.
SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves Street, Queens, 6–8 p.m.

Talk: “A Discussion on Representations and Perceptions of Migration in Art” at Hunter College
In anticipation of the forthcoming Massimiliano Gioni– and Natalie Bell–curated exhibition “The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement,” which opens next month at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., this panel will convene curators to discuss the role that migration has played in art of the past few decades. On hand to talk about the show will be Gioni, artists Nari Ward and Aliza Nisenbaum, and Dorothy Kosinski, the director and CEO of the Phillips Collection; Bell will moderate.
Hunter College, 205 Hudson Street, 2nd Floor, 7 p.m.

Romare Bearden, Evening 9:10, 461 Lenox Avenue, 1964, gelatin silver print (photostat) on fiberboard. Selected by Julie Mehretu for “Artistic License.”

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FRIDAY, MAY 24

Exhibition: “Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection” at Guggenheim Museum
This show features works from the Guggenheim’s holdings, but unlike most permanent-collection surveys, it’s not being organized by curators. Instead, the Guggenheim has brought on six artists—Paul Chan, Can Guo-Qiang, Jenny Holzer, Julie Mehretu, Richard Prince, and Carrie Mae Weems—to cull works from the collection and provide their own takes. Featuring close to 300 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and installations from the turn of the century to 1980, the exhibition will span the whole of the rotunda and is meant to reflect on the Guggenheim’s history.
Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Performance: Guadalupe Rosales and Mariana Valencia at the Kitchen
In celebration of the opening of the group exhibition “Always, Already, Haunting, ‘disss-co,’ Haunt,” Guadalupe Rosales and Mariana Valencia will perform a “sound and dance activation” of Rosales’s new commission All That Can Happen. In addition to her fine art practice, Rosales is known for the Instagram accounts Veteranas & Rucas and Map Pointz Project, both of which collect archival imagery related to So-Cal Latinx subcultures, primarily those of the 1990s. All That Can Happen is described as a “Go-Go Box vitrine of SoCAl ’90s rare ephemera.”
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, 7:30 p.m.

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