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Promotional image for Jeff Koons's "Gazing Ball" exhibition at David Zwirner.

— WEDNESDAY, MAY 8TH —

Collective .1 Design Fair at Pier 57, West Side Highway & 15th Street, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., $25; Students and Seniors, $15

Opening Reception for Lucien Smith's "A Clean Sweep" at the Suzanne Geiss Company, 76 Grand Street, 6 – 8 p.m. (Through June 22nd)

In a series of documentary photographs and an array of collected brooms, which reference both grime and the act of sweeping it away, the artist waxes nostalgic for a New York that existed before a governmental push for city-wide societal sterilization.

Counter Editions Pop-Up Shop at the New Museum, 253 Bowery, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The leading UK affordable online art retailer will be offering new editions by artists like Adam McEwen, Josh Smith, and Sara VanDerBeek at their temporary shop located at the New Museum in the East Village.

Artist Talk with Ugo Rondinone at the New School, 66 West 12th Street, Tishman Auditorium, 6:30 – 8 p.m., $10; Free for students

Rondinone, whose 20-foot-tall bluestone sculptures currently dot Rockefeller plaza, will be on hand to discuss his varied decades-long artistic career, that has seen him work in a diverse array of media, ranging from immersive video environments, to painting, photography, and neon rainbow signs.

Opening Reception for Rob Pruitt's "The Last Panda" at Gavin Brown's Enterprise, 436 West 15th Street, 6 – 9 p.m. (Through May 18th) 

Possibly in attempt to soften the exhibition's ominous title, the gallery will be offering free ice cream to all and free t-shirts to the first 100 attendees, in what could be the final opportunity to see new paintings by the artist of the iconic endangered species. 

Opening Reception for Jeff Koons's "Gazing Ball" at David Zwirner, 525 & 533 West 19th Street, 6 – 8 p.m. (Through June 29th)

Not to be confused with tomorrow night's opening of Koons's work at Gagosian Gallery, this exhibition features a myriad of sculptures, their subjects drawn from art historical sources, paired with highly reflective, colorful orbs.

Opening Reception for James Nares's "ROAD PAINT" at Paul Kasmin Gallery, 293 Tenth Avenue, 6 – 8 p.m. (Through June 22nd) 

The artist will present a series of new paintings created via a new technique developed exclusively for this show, which involves a mechanical road striper and iridescent, tinny glass beads. 

Opening Reception for Simon Hantaï at Paul Kasmin Gallery, 515 West 27th Street, 6 – 8 p.m. (Through June 22nd)

This show will feature ten large-scale paintings created in the late artist's signature "pliage" method—a process inspired by the action painting of mid-century Abstract Expressionist that involves folding unstretched canvases—that have never been previously exhibited.

Opening Reception for "DSM-V" at the Future Moynihan Station, 421 Eighth Avenue, 6 – 10 p.m. (Through June 4th) 

Held in a previously closed off section of the historic Moynihan Post Office opposite Madison Square Garden, this exhibition, which is presented by Vito Schnabel and curated by art critic David Rimanelli, takes its title from the newest edition of the American Psychiatric Association's instructive yet occasionally confounding manual, and features an array of works by outstanding artists that blur the line between viewer and subject matter.

Tate Americas Foundation's Artists Dinner After Party at Skylight at Moynihan Station, 360 West 33rd Street, 10 p.m., $200

Dancing, cocktails, and a DJ set by Turner Prize-nominated artist Jim Lambie will ensue at the after party for the Tate Americas Foundation's triennial event that honors over 30 artists from North and South America, all of whom are represented in the Tate's permanent collection. 

"Better Homes" Publication Launch at the SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves Street, Long Island City, 6 p.m.

To accompany their "Better Homes" exhibition in which artists like LaToya Ruby Frazier, Robert Gober, and Martha Rosler examine how domestic interiors have been transformed over the past century (not necessarily for the better), the ScupltureCenter will release a full color publication that includes a text by Ruba Katrib, the show's curator, and a piece by poet Ariana Reines.

— THURSDAY, MAY 9TH —

Collective .1 Design Fair at Pier 57, West Side Highway & 15th Street, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., $25; Students and Seniors, $15

Cutlog Art Fair at 107 Suffolk Street, 5 – 9 p.m., $15; Students and Seniors, $10

Pulse New York at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, Noon to 8 p.m., $20

Tour of Giosetta Fioroni's "L'Argento" at the Drawing Center, 35 Wooster Street, 6:30 p.m.

Take a walkthrough of the Italian Pop artist's first solo show in North America with curator Claire Gilman, as she discusses some of the over 80 multimedia works from 1950s to the 1970s on view in the expansive exhibition.

Counter Editions Pop-Up Shop at the New Museum, 253 Bowery, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

The leading UK affordable online art retailer will be offering new editions by artists like Adam McEwenJosh Smith, and Sara VanDerBeek at their temporary shop located at the New Museum in the East Village.

Opening Reception for Bentley Meeker's "186,281" at Gallery 151, 132 West 18th Street, 6 – 9 p.m. (Through June 15th)

The streets of lower Chelsea won't be dark for this evening opening's presentation of 20 new works by the renowned light artist—who has exhibited at both the Whitney and the Burning Man festival—that promise to "inspire the future of the medium."

Opening Reception for Marcia Kure's "Tease" at Susan Inglett Gallery, 522 West 24th Street, 6 – 8 p.m. (Through June 15th)

Familiar, quotidian objects like kid's toys, bed linens, and kitchen utensils take on newer, darker associations as the artist explores the consequences of the act of gathering knowledge, where natural curiosity can lead to learning things better left undiscovered. 

Opening Reception for Jeff Koons's "New Paintings and Sculpture" at Gagosian Gallery, 555 West 24th Street, 6 – 8 p.m. (Through June 29th)

In what is surprisingly the mega-artist's first show in New York with the mega-gallery, works from a number of separate series will be on display, including new lustrous sculptures of animals, comic book characters, and iconic art historical idols.

Opening of "Concrete Remains: Postwar and Contemporary Art from Brazil" at Cristin Tierney Gallery, 546 West 29th Street, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Through June 22nd)

Multiple generations of Brazilian artists are gathered together in this group show, curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, which examines the lasting influence of Concrete art and Neoconcretism in the country, as well as the growing impact these works from the burgeoning market are having on the rest of the art world. 

Opening Reception for Richard Learoyd's "Still/Life" at McKee Gallery, 745 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor, 6 – 8 p.m. (Through June 21st)

For his third exhibition at the gallery, the hyperrealist photographer will be displaying 12 new works—either still lifes of dead animals or portraits of people—presented in a startling level of detail, created through his specific camera obscure technique.

Opening of "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., $25 Recommended (Through August 14th)

Considering the popularity of the museum's recent fashion-based shows, it probably couldn't hurt to get in line early for the Met's new multimedia Costume Institute exhibition, which focuses on the punk movement's influence on men and women's high fashion across the globe, looking at styles from 1970 to the present day.

— FRIDAY, MAY 10TH —

Collective .1 Design Fair at Pier 57, West Side Highway & 15th Street, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., $25; Students and Seniors, $15

Cutlog Art Fair at the Clemente Soto Vélez Center, 107 Suffolk Street, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.,  $15; Students and Seniors, $10

Frieze New York at Randall's Island Park, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., $42; Students, $26; With Catalogue, $75

NADA NYC at Pier 36 at Basketball City, 299 South Street, 2 – 8 p.m.

PooL Art Fair at the Flatiron Hotel, 9 West 26th Street, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., $50

Pulse New York at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., $20

Seven at the Boiler, 191 North 14th Street, Brooklyn, 6 – 9 p.m.

Opening of "Jack Goldstein x 10,000" at the Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue, 11 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. (Through September 29th)

While Venus Over Manhattan's survey last fall offered a lively glimpse of the Pictures Generation artist's work, especially if you stuck around for the live performance of Two Fencers at the show's opening, this retrospective—the artist's first—provides a comprehensive look at Goldstein's influential paintings, sound recordings, and films, like The Jump and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Counter Editions Pop-Up Shop at the New Museum, 253 Bowery, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The leading UK affordable online art retailer will be offering new editions by artists like Adam McEwenJosh Smith, and Sara VanDerBeek at their temporary shop located at the New Museum in the East Village.

Frieze Talks: "Looking Forward: 2013 Carnegie International" at the Frieze New York Onsite Auditorium, Randall's Island Park, 12 p.m.

Come hear Daniel Baumann, Tina Kukielski, and Dan Byers, the three curators of North America's longest running exhibition of international contemporary art, discuss what they hope to accomplish in the show's 56th edition.

Opening Reception for Paul McCarthy's "Life Cast" at Hauser & Wirth, 32 East 69th Street, 5 – 8 p.m. (Through July 26th)

In the second of three shows the gallery will be devoting to the artist—who also has a piece in the Frieze Sculpture Park on Randall's Island—lifelike silicone casts of a naked McCarthy and Elyse Poppers, a performer from his work "Rebel Dabble Babble" (coming in June to the gallery's Chelsea location) will occupy the exhibition space.

Opening Reception for Paul McCarthy's "Sculptures" at Hauser & Wirth, 511 West 18th Street, 6 – 8 p.m. (Through June 1st)

Revisiting the subject matter of the "Snow White" fairy tale, the artist has created large-scale wooden sculptures of the characters from various versions of the story, including the classic Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Opening Reception for Margaret Weber at Ramiken Crucible, 389 Grand Street, 7 – 10 p.m. (Through June 23rd) 

For her debut show at the gallery, the artist has literally taking the floor out from under the viewer's, as she suspends sections of industrial carpeting from offices, classrooms, and waiting areas on the walls of the space like tapestries, providing an opportunity to examine the ground beneath our feet from a new perspective.

Frieze Talks: "Suzanne Lacy in conversation with Nato Thompson" at the Frieze New York Onsite Auditorium, Randall's Island Park, 4 p.m.

Social activism-oriented artist Suzanne Lacy will be on hand to talk with her four-decade-long career, arts education, and "new genre public art" with Nato Thompson, the chief curator at Creative Time.

— SATURDAY, MAY 11TH —

Collective .1 Design Fair at Pier 57, West Side Highway & 15th Street, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., $25; Students and Seniors, $15

Cutlog Art Fair at the Clemente Soto Vélez Center, 107 Suffolk Street, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.,  $15; Students and Seniors, $10

Frieze New York at Randall's Island Park, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., $42; Students, $26; With Catalogue, $75

NADA NYC at Pier 36 at Basketball City, 299 South Street, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

PooL Art Fair at the Flatiron Hotel, 9 West 26th Street, 3 p.m. – 10 p.m., $10 Suggested

Pulse New York at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., $20

Seven at the Boiler, 191 North 14th Street, Brooklyn, Noon to 6 p.m.

Counter Editions Pop-Up Shop at the New Museum, 253 Bowery, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

The leading UK affordable online art retailer will be offering new editions by artists like Adam McEwenJosh Smith, and Sara VanDerBeek at their temporary shop located at the New Museum in the East Village.

Frieze Talks: "Art in Literature" at the Frieze New York Onsite Auditorium, Randall's Island Park, 12 p.m.

Join novelists and critics Rachel Kushner and Katie Kitamura as they sit with novelist Ben Marcus—whose commissioned piece about Randall's Island can be found both in the fair's catalogue and on the website—to discuss, following two readings, the inherent problems of writing about images.

"They might well have been remnants of the boat" at the Calder Foundation, 180 Tenth Avenue, 2 – 10 p.m.

This one-day exhibition and performance event—the foundation's third such annual event—will feature works by Alexander Calder, as well as live, dueling projection performances, and work by artists such as Huma Bhabha, David Hammons, Eva Hesse, and Kurt Schwitters.

Art Talk with James Meyer and Renée Green at the New Museum, 235 Bowery, 3 p.m., $8

Organized in collaboration with the Independent Curators International to run in conjunction with the Museum's stellar show, "NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star" on New York art in 1993, art historian Meyer will revisit the exhibition he staged in response to the '93 Whitney Biennial, "What Happened to the Institutional Critique?," with artist and writer Green, who was in both the Biennial and Meyer's show, and now serves as the director of the MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology. 

Frieze Talks: "Lydia Davis" at the Frieze New York Onsite Auditorium, Randall's Island Park, 4 p.m.

Not only will the noted translator and short story writer Davis give a reading, but afterwards she'll have a conversation with Emily Stokes, a writer and the associate editor at Harper's magazine.

Artist Talk with Thomas Hirschhorn at Dia Art Foundation, 545 West 22nd Street, 6 p.m.

In advance of the opening of his Gramsci Monument in the Bronx—the fourth and final of the artist's "Monuments" series, four works dedicated to notable writers and thinkers—Hirschhorn will discuss his work with Yasmil Raymond, curator of the Dia Art Foundation.

Opening Reception for Laurel Nakadate's "Strangers and Relations" at Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, 535 West 22nd Street, 6th Floor, 6 – 8 p.m. (Through June 29th)

The artist presents 20 large scale, starkly lit portraits she took of sought ought distant maternal relations and practical strangers from Facebook she photographed in remote locales across the United States and Europe.

Opening Reception for Marianne Vitale's "Diamond Crossing" at Zach Feuer Gallery, 548 West 22nd Street, 6 – 8 p.m. (Through June 15th)

Continuing her familiar exploration of imagery and artifacts from the era of Westward Expansion in the United States, the artist has fashioned a wall-to-wall sculpture of crisscrossing decommissioned railroad ties, balancing the roughness of the materials with an inherent formal refinement.

Opening Receptions for Arne Svenson's "The Neighbors" and Charlie Johnstone's "Some New York Handball Courts" at Julie Saul Gallery, 535 West 22nd Street, 6 – 8 p.m. (Both Through June 29th)

Gorgeously composed and intensely voyeuristic, Svenson's covertly and contentiously taken photographs of nearby Manhattanites will be on display opposite Johnstone's documentarian shots of urban playgrounds, which infuse an otherwise chaotic environment with strict grids of color.

Opening Reception for "THE THRILL OF THE IDEAL" at Pocket Utopia, 191 Henry Street, 6 – 8 p.m. (Through June 9th)

Thanks to an odd sequence of events, Richard Tuttle has curated an exhibition of prints by 18th-century artists Johann Christian Reinhart, Albert Christoph Dies, and Jacob Wilhelm Mechau.

Opening Reception for Leslie Thornton's "Luna" at Winkleman Gallery, 621 West 27th Street, 6 – 8 p.m. (Through June 22nd)

Through a kaleidoscopic video triptych, the artist transforms the iconic parachute-jump tower at Coney Island, simultaneously invoking nostalgia while creating a new mediated memory.

Artist Talk with Carroll Dunham at 192 Books, 192 Tenth Avenue, 7 p.m.

To celebrate the release of his new survey of drawing from the past 30 years, Dunham, he of the phallus-nosed cartoonish characters, will sit down with New York art critic Jerry Saltz to discuss his prolific drawing practice.

— SUNDAY, MAY 12TH —


Cutlog Art Fair at 107 Suffolk Street, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.,  $15; Students and Seniors, $10

Frieze New York at Randall's Island Park, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., $42; Students, $26; With Catalogue, $75

NADA NYC at Pier 36 at Basketball City, 299 South Street, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

PooL Art Fair at the Flatiron Hotel, 9 West 26th Street, 3 p.m. – 10 p.m., $10 Suggested

Pulse New York at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., $20

Seven at the Boiler, 191 North 14th Street, Brooklyn, Noon to 6 p.m.

Counter Editions Pop-Up Shop at the New Museum, 253 Bowery, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The leading UK affordable online art retailer will be offering new editions by artists like Adam McEwenJosh Smith, and Sara VanDerBeek at their temporary shop located at the New Museum in the East Village.

Opening for “EXPO 1” at MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Queens, Noon to 6 p.m. (Through July 28th)

Curator Klaus Bisenbach has put together an expansive set of programming for his newest exhibition, taking place at multiple MoMA locations around the city, though a great place to begin would be with Triple Canopy's "Speculations ("The future is _______"), taking place at the museum's Long Island City building, and will feature talks by the literary magazine's editors and contributors. 

Frieze Talks: "Listening Session: John Maus" at the Frieze New York Onsite Auditorium, Randall's Island Park, 1 p.m.

In what is sure to be one of the fair's most popular events, the acclaimed avant-garde musician will reveal some of the songs and videos that he's found especially inspiring in a conversation with Ross Simonini, the interviews editor of The Believer.

Frieze Talks: "Joan Jonas" at at the Frieze New York Onsite Auditorium, Randall's Island Park, 3:30 p.m.

Though focusing on the progress of her most recent installation work, Reanimation, Joan Jonas will also look back at her over 50 years of making important and pioneering video and performance art.

— MONDAY, MAY 13TH —

Cutlog Art Fair at 107 Suffolk Street, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.,  $15; Students and Seniors, $10

Frieze New York at Randall's Island Park, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., $42; Students, $26; With Catalogue, $75

Frieze Talks: "When the Past Isn't the Past" at the Frieze New York Onsite Auditorium, Randall's Island Park, 1 p.m.

Join frieze senior editor and Frieze Talks co-curator Dan Fox as he sits down with Jenny Moore, the associate curator at the New Museum in New York, and Domonic Molon, the chief curator at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, to discuss the recent phenomenon of art institutions packaging decades into survey shows of recent history.

Frieze Talks: "Douglas Crimp" at the Frieze New York Onsite Auditorium, Randall's Island Park, 3:30 p.m.

The famed curator, art historian, and former managing editor of October, will provide a lecture on the art scene in New York during the 1970s, the decade during which Crimp curated the incredibly influential "Pictures" show at Artist's Space, where he presented early work by Jack Goldstein, Sherrie Levine, and Robert Longo. 

 

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