MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Talk: “No Fixed Address: Art as an Advocacy Tool for the Homeless” at SVA
William McAllister moderates this talk, whose title pretty much sums its focus. It will include a screening of Andres Serrano’s short film Residents of New York and feature, to quote the news release, “Susan Craine, director of community and corporate programs, New York Cares; John Leo, actor, Theatre of the Oppressed; Marcus Moore, leader of civil rights and housing campaigns, Picture The Homeless; Maaji Newbold, actor, Theatre of the Oppressed; and Heidi Schmidt, public affairs manager, office of external affairs, New York City Department of Homeless Services.”
SVA 133/141 West 21st Street, Room 101C, New York, 6:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18
Talk: Gianni Jetzer at the School of Visual Arts
Newly named New York-based curator at large for Washington, D.C.’s Hirshhorn Museum, Gianni Jetzer always used to do awesome shows as director of the Swiss Institute. Sure to be interesting.
SVA, 133/141 West 21st Street, New York, Room 101 C, 6—8 p.m.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20
Opening: Nicolás Guagnini at Bortolami Gallery
An ironic trickster and possible Futurist disciple, Nicolás Guagnini will present new work at Bortolami.
Bortolami Gallery, 520 West 20th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: “By Proxy” at James Cohan Gallery
This group show takes Marcel Duchamp’s concept of “aesthetic osmosis,” that an audience is required to complete an artist’s work, as its starting point, and includes work by John Cage, Wade Guyton, Yoko Ono, and Duchamp himself.
James Cohan Gallery, 533 West 26th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: “Andy Warhol: 1950s Drawings” at Anton Kern
You see so much of one kind of Warhol and not enough of the other kinds. Maybe check it out!
Anton Kern Gallery, 532 West 20th Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Book Release: Frank Haines at Cafe Dancer
Artist Frank Haines will toast the release of his new book, which will be on offer for $20, with DJ sets by Matt Connors, Mary Banning, Hisham Bharoocha, and Pat Delaney. The book includes 26 conversations with artist-friends. Haines describes it in the invitation as “a solid document.”
Cafe Dancer, 96 Orchard Street, New York, 7 p.m.–12 a.m.
Film Screening and Performance: Bill Frisell, Ron Miles, Tony Scherr, and Kenny Wollesen Perform Live With The Great Flood at MoMA
A four-piece band that includes Bill Frisell will perform music composed by Frisell to accompany Bill Morrison’s film The Greet Flood, which includes real footage of the 1927 Mississippi River flood.
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, $8 p.m., various prices
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Performance: Chris D’Eon Plays Cory Arcangel at the Met
Cory Arcangel debuts new piano compositions at the Met, played by keyboardist and composer Chris d’Eon. On his website Arcangel writes that his dances for the “Electric Piano” are “based on house and techno riffs that were prevalent in the ‘80s and ‘90s” and written for the Korg M1 synthesizer.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, $25
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23
Opening: “Sam Samore: Accumulations of Shapes (Part One)” at Team Gallery
Photographer Sam Samore will have his third solo exhibition at Team, featuring a series of portraits of French actress Juliette Dol. Andreas Schulze will also have an opening at Team’s other location at 47 Wooster Street.
Team Gallery, 83 Grand Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.