TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Benefit: SculptureCenter Dance Party at Edison Ballroom
Following its annual gala at the very handsome Historic Edison Ballroom in Midtown, the Long Island City–based nonprofit will host a dance party with a premium open bar and desserts. Tickets are available through this link.
Edison Ballroom, 240 West 47th Street, New York, 9 p.m., $75
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Opening: “Matt Hoyt: It’s Always Nice to Meet You” at Bureau
New York sculptor Matt Hoyt, a master of tiny, mysterious, intimate objects that he typically displays on humble shelves, returns to Bureau for his second show. Not to be missed.
Bureau, 178 Norfolk Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Opening: Jessica Rankin, “Dear Another” at Salon 94
Jessica Rankin will debut a new series of text-based drawings sourced from “astronomy textbooks, maps, and other found material.”
Salon 94, 12 East 94th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6
Opening: “Ray Johnson’s Art World” at Richard Feigen
This show pairs original works by Johnson’s friends and contemporaries John Baldessari, Lynda Benglis, Chuck Close, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Ad Reinhardt, James Rosenquist, Edward Ruscha, Yoko Ono, and Andy Warhol with Johnson’s corresponding collage and mail art. What a roster! Check it out.
Richard Feigen, 34 East 69th Street, New York 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Opening: Independent Projects
This “new initiative from New York’s Independent, will take place at Center548, the iconic galleries of the former Dia building in the heart of New York’s Chelsea district. Opening concurrently with the previews for New York Contemporary Art Auction and Modern Sales, Independent Projects will feature a sequence of monographic exhibitions by international galleries.” Great galleries, seemingly doing some impressive things. Head by!
The old Dia building, 548 West 22nd Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Opening: Franz West at David Zwirner
David Zwirner will present work spanning the years 1989 to 2000 by Franz West, featuring sculptures, collages, and installations, and including several sculptures from his Austrian Pavillion at the 44th Venice Biennale in 1990.
David Zwirner, 533 West 19th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: Richard Pousette-Dart at Pace Gallery
Pace will mount its first exhibition of Richard Pousette-Dart, which will focus on works on paper from the late-1960s to the mid-1980s.
Pace Gallery, 510 West 25th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Opening: Urs Fischer at Gavin Brown
The site shows some abstract paintings of some kind, but who really knows what we’ll be in for here? Absolutely go.
Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, 620 Greenwich Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Exhibition: “Sturtevant: Double Trouble” at MoMA
The moment has finally arrived. Sturtevant, who made her name by creating versions of other artists’ work (from Andy Warhol to Keith Haring), will get the retrospective treatment in the grand temple of modernism.
Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, hours and prices vary