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Art Events for 8/15-19

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Art Events for 8/15-19

With summer's swan song slowly approaching, many galleries and museums are enjoying the last gasps of the hiatus before gearing up for the much-anticipated fall season in the city. That doesn't mean there aren't fantastic opportunities to get your art on before the summer is out. Here's the skinny on not-to-be-missed art openings and events happening this week in New York.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15TH

- "Projects 98: Slavs and Tatars" at MoMA, Projects Gallery, second floor (on view through December 10th)

Included in the New Museum's recent The Ungovernables triennial, the Slavs and Tatars collective will hold their first solo show in the United States at the MoMA entitled Beyondsense. Installations, performance lectures, publications, and artist's multiples will consider intercultural relations and perceived differences between Western cultures and the Eastern world.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16TH

- Two Films by Jaime Davidovich at Churner and Churner Gallery, 6:30 p.m.

For the closing reception of their Wooster Enterprises show, Churner and Churner is screening two films by Jaime Davidovich: Outreach: The Changing Role of the Art Museum (1978, 29 min.), a parody museum panel discussion, and Portrait of the Best Artist (1982), an episode from Davidovich's The Live! Show. Along with Judith Henry, Davidovich was the proprietor of Wooster Enterprises, and the host of The Live! Show on Manhattan Cable television's leased access Channel J from 1979 through 1984.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17TH

- what comes around, a project by Jill Musnicki at the Bridgehampton Historical Society, 6:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m.

Part of the Parrish Art Museum's Road Show: Off-Site Creative Summer Series, the immersive installation what comes around looks at the natural and built environment of the East End through the lens of motion activated surveillance cameras positioned in unlikely natural landscapes, keeping tabs on the likes of fireflies and deer.

- Jean-Michel Othoniel: My Way at the Brooklyn Museum, Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 5th Floor (On view through December 2nd)

A new exhibition presents a survey of the twenty-five-year career of French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel, from his first intimate, enigmatic works made of sulfur and wax to his recent large-scale, colorful glass sculptures.

- Creative Time's Artist Sandcastle Competition

Grab your lunettes and sunscreen and head out to the beach at Far Rockaway for Creative Time's inaugural artist sandcastle competition. The creative joust begins at 3 p.m. with artists including Ricci Albenda, Jen Catron & Paul Outlaw, Jen DeNike, William Lamson, Marie Lorenz, Mary Mattingly, Ryan McNamara, Kenya (Robinson), and Dustin Yellin vying for the prize. The competition will be followed by a party on the boardwalk starting at 6 p.m., where there will be local food vendors, prizes by esteemed judges, and music by DJ iDEATH. FREE.

- Knockdown Center Opens Its Doors

A new art venue in a reclaimed factory located in Maspeth, Queens, the Knockdown Center will officially open its doors to the public for the first time with a mini golf course, live music, and refreshments. The Outdoor Interactive Recreational Sculpture Park comprises a mini golf course with original works commissioned by the center. Games begin at 6 p.m. followed by live music starting at 9:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17TH AND SATURDAY, AUGUST 18TH

- Learn to code from an artist at the New Museum, 7 p.m. Friday and 12 p.m. Saturday in the New Museum Theater

Rhizome hosts Kitchen Table Coders Presents: Learn to Code from an Artist, a two-part event including a panel discussion followed by a workshop exploring the practice of teaching and utilizing code in an artistic context.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18TH

- Warm Up at MoMA PS1, 2 p.m. - 9 p.m., MoMA's courtyard, $15

MoMA PS1 presents the latest installment of its much-lauded outdoor Warm Up series, with live experimental music, sound, performance, and DJs held in MoMA PS1's courtyard, which this summer features Wendy, a temporary urban landscape created by HWKN. M. Wells will be on hand cooking up eats in the courtyard to keep you fueled while listening to music from Floating Points, Eglo, Jacques Greene, Vase, "¨Secret Circuit, Beats in Space, Hieroglyphic Being, and Mathematics Recordings.

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