TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9
Opening: Juan Muñoz at Marian Goodman Gallery
Selected works from 1984-2001—sounds like some of the best. “Three key works by Muñoz will be featured: the sculptural installations Thirteen Laughing at Each Other, 2001, Many Times, 1999 and a Figure Hanging From One Foot, 2001. These will be accompanied by works on paper and early wall sculptures. Including works such as empty or occupied balconies, isolated figures, and those laughing and in conversation, this group of works often puts viewers in an ambiguous position, looking but also seemingly being looked at.”
Marian Goodman Gallery, 24 West 57 Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Performance: Matmos Performs Robert Ashley at Issue Project Room
The beloved electronic group Matmos will perform two acts of Robert Ashley’s Perfect Lives opera alongside new video work. HARIBO opens.
Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn, 8 p.m., $45
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10
Panel Discussion at Sargent’s Daughters
Sargent’s Daughters, whose current exhibition is a collaborative work between Jennifer Rubell and Brandi Twilley, will host a panel discussion featuring the two artists, as well as David Humphrey, Sara Stern, and Emily Weiner.
Sargent’s Daughters 179 East Broadway, New York, 6 p.m.
Panel: “‘Zombie Formalism’ and Other Recent Speculations in Abstraction” at SVA
Artist Amy Wilson, art advisor Todd Levin, painter and critic Walter Robinson, and artist, writer, and curator Ryan Steadman discuss the latest developments in abstraction, including the movement that has come to be called zombie formalism.
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, New York, 7 p.m.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11
Artist Talk: Moyra Davey at NYU
Artist Moyra Davey will speak at NYU.
Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street, New York, 5 p.m.
Screening: Rachel Rose at BAM
An evening of new videos by the artist, followed by a Q&A. She’s the best, hit it up.
BAM, Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, 7 p.m.
Party: “Folk ’n’ Chill” at Jalopy for Outsider Art Fair
The Outsider Art Fair has a holiday party at the Jalopy Theater and School of Music. Featuring the stylings of Feral Foster & His Band, Radio Jarocho and Hubby Jenkins of the Carolina Chocolate Drops.
Jalopy, 315 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, 8 p.m.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13
Opening: “Laura Poitras: 9/11 Trilogy” at Artists Space
From the website: “Coinciding with the worldwide release of Laura Poitras’ widely anticipated and critically acclaimed documentary CITIZENFOUR, Artists Space presents an exhibition dedicated to the filmmaker’s ‘9/11 Trilogy,’ including her previous features My Country, My Country, and The Oath as well as three short films, ‘The Program,’ ‘Death of a Prisoner,’ and ‘PRISM: Snowden Interview.’ Together with CITIZENFOUR, these films rigorously document and address the expansion of the security state in the aftermath of 9/11”
Artists Space, 38 Greene street, floor 3, 6 to 8 p.m.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14
Opening: The Memphis Group at Joe Sheftel Gallery
Joe Sheftel will open the first part of a joint shoe with Koenig & Clinton gallery about the Memphis Group, the Italian design collective.
Joe Sheftel, 24A Orchard Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Exhibition: “The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World” at MoMA
This look at contemporary painting is sure to be controversial. Here’s the artist list: Richard Aldrich, Joe Bradley, Kerstin Brätsch, Matt Connors, Michaela Eichwald, Nicole Eisenman, Mark Grotjahn, Charline von Heyl, Rashid Johnson, Julie Mehretu, Dianna Molzan, Oscar Murillo, Laura Owens, Amy Sillman, Josh Smith, Mary Weatherford, and Michael Williams.
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, hours and ticket prices vary