The AFC Guide to Art Fair Week Events

by Art Fag City on March 2, 2010 · 0 comments Events

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Peter Peri, 2 Lakeside Figures, 2009, Graphite on unbleached paper, 14.37 x 17.52 inches Bortolami Gallery at The Independent

SPECIAL EVENTS AND SCREENINGS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010

The Armory Show Opening Preview Benefit at MoMA

Tickets begin at $5,000 for the Armory Show morning preview and after party at the MoMA, and $100 for the vernissage at the fair and after party at the museum (expensive!). For more information, please contact specialevents@moma.org. To purchase tickets on-line, please visit www.moma.org/armoryshow2010.

WHERE: MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street

WHEN: Preview: 11:30am-9pm; After Party: 8:30-11:30pm

THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2010

ArtBus Tours

Tour 1: The group will meet at 6pm at the entrance of the Armory Show and board the black Hummer-limo to head to SoHo to check out spaces such as Art in General and/or Apexart. The next stop, Lilibeth Cuenca’s performance, is two blocks away at Location 1. The tour will end at Artists Space to visit “Rip It Up and Start Again” after 8pm. To book e-mail info@art-bus.com

WHERE: Armory Show entrance, Pier 92, 55th Street and 12th Avenue

WHEN: Thursday, March 4th, 6pm

SoHo Night

SoHo galleries extend hours and feature special programs.

Apexart (291 Church Street) will hold extended hours. Art in General (79 Walker St.) will present a film screening in conjunction with Redmond Entwistle’s exhibition, Double-bill. Artists Space (38 Greene St.) presents Rip It Up and Start Again, co-produced with Kunstverein München. CITYarts (525 Broadway, Suite 700) will hold extended hours. The Drawing Center (35 & 40 Wooster St) presents Iannis Xenakis:

Composer, Architect, Visionary and Spring Selections 2010. Harvestworks (596 Broadway) presents No Place: A Ritual of the Empathics by artist Saya Woolfalk.  Location One (26 Greene Street) presents Yes, but… featuring Vik Muniz and work by artists-in-residence Alexandra Mota de Aguiar, Wojtek Doroszuk, Mattias Ericsson. The Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation (526 LaGuardia Place) presents an open house of Chaim Gross’s sculpture studio. Swiss Institute (495 Broadway, 3rd Fl) will hold extended hours.

WHERE: SoHo, various

WHEN: Thursday, March 4th, 6-9pm; Apexart, Art in General, and the Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation, 6-8pm

Recess Activities, Inc. Presents An Evening with The Bruce High Quality University

In conjunction with SoHo Night, BHQFU invites resident artists to use storefront as a studio, exhibition venue, and grounds for experimentation.

WHERE: Recess Activities 41 Grand Street

WHEN: Thursday, March 4th, 6pm

VOLTA

Stuffed, the interactive performance work by artist Tara Strickstein, features transgender taxi dancers and a pie-eating contest while exploring behavioral theory as it relates to gluttony and lust.

WHERE: VOLTA NY 7 West 34th Street

WHEN: Thursday, March 4th, 11-2pm and 5-8pm

FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010

ArtBus Tours

Tour 2: The group will meet at the entrance of VOLTA opposite the Empire State Building at 3:30pm. At 4pm, the tour will begin with a walk through the Sculpture Center’s current exhibition, “Leopards in the Temple”. Later stops include Josh Smith’s exhibition, “On The Water” at Deitch Studios, the Fisher Landau Center, where artist Jon Kessler will host an informal discussion about his work, and performance by Hwang Eunhye at PS I.

WHERE: VOLTA entrance, 7 West 34th Street

WHEN: Friday, March 5th, 3:30pm

Artprojx and VOLTA

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Screening of David Blandy’s My Philosophy, a selection of his work from the past 8 years exploring how to live in the modern world.

WHERE: Anthology Film Archives Deren Theatre 32 2nd Avenue

WHEN: Friday, March 5th, 11pm

Screening: Dust on the Bible

(John T. Davis, 16mm, 1989, 50 mins)

Introduced by Duncan Campbell

“The Davis film that had the greatest effect on me…was Dust on The Bible (1989), a documentary about street-corner preachers in Belfast. Dust on The Bible resonates with Davis’ earlier encounter with evangelical Christianity in America’s ‘Bible Belt’ as seen in his film Route 66 (1985) . . . The result is a bleak and tender portrait of the place, a journey through the cultural and economic void that was Northern Ireland at the time.”-Duncan Campbell

Part of an ongoing film series curated by Thomas Beard and Ed Halter for Artists Space

WHERE: The Independent 548 West 22nd Street

WHEN: Friday, March 5th, 7pm

TALK: The World is Not Enough: The Future of Biennials

Curators of major biennial events discuss the future role of expansive, international surveys of contemporary art in today’s fluctuating political and economic landscape. With Dan Cameron (Curator, Prospect New Orleans), Gary Carrion-Murayari (Senior Curatorial Assistant, Whitney Museum of American Art; Co-curator, 2010 Whitney Biennial), Elizabeth Sussman (Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art; Co-curator, 1993 Whitney Biennial), Christiane Paul (Adjunct Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art; Artistic Director, Third Quadrilateral Biennial 2009, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka), and Trevor Smith (Curator of Contemporary Art, Peabody Essex Museum; Co-curator, Singapore Biennale 2011). Moderated by Katy

Siegel (Associate Professor of Art History and Criticism, Hunter College; contributing editor, Artforum).

WHERE: The Armory Show, Open Forum Lounge, Pier 92

WHEN: Friday, March 5th, 2pm

TALK: Online, Offline, Flatline: Art Publishing Now

Art writers and publishers discuss producing their work in a fluctuating economic and digital landscape, confronting the unsettling question as to whether paper is indeed a dying medium. With Paul Laster (Editor, Artkrush), Peter Nesbett and Shelly Bancroft (former co-publishers, Art on Paper), Mark Rappolt (Editor, ArtReview) Moderated by David Shapiro (Editor-in-Chief, Museo Magazine).

WHERE: VOLTA NY, 7 West 34th Street, 7th Floor

WHEN: Friday, March 5th, 3pm

TALK: From Outside In: The Socioeconomics of Contemporary Art

Critics, journalists and art market analysts discuss their individual approaches to decoding the exceptional social and economic landscape of the art world. What are the challenges involved in reporting on an unregulated market? What kinds of economic indices work – and which don’t – in analyzing this market? What forms of study or reporting – anthropology? Sociology? The “New New” journalism? – are most effective in covering the art world and making sense of its byways? With Marion Maneker (Art Market Monitor), Sergey Skaterschikov (Skate’s Art Market Research), Sarah Thornton (author, Seven Days in the Art World, (W.W. Norton, 2008), Judd Tully (Editor at Large, Art + Auction), and Edward Winkleman (Winkleman Gallery, NY). Moderated by Sarah Douglas (Senior Correspondent, Art+Auction and Modern Painters magazines).

WHERE: The Armory Show, Open Forum Lounge, Pier 92

WHEN: Friday, March 5th, 4pm

SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2010

EFA Open House

Visit open studios, the EFA Project Space, and the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. Guests are invited to interact with member artists as they explore their studios.

WHERE: The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, 323 West 39th Street

WHEN: Saturday, March 6th, 1-5pm

Battlefields Opening

For a break from the art fair circuit, the Dumbo Arts Center will be hosting the opening event for Battlefields, the new exhibition by artist NebojÅ¡a Å erić-Shoba. The featured photographs, taken over a 10-year span, document actual battle sites and attempt to reconcile a place with its history.

WHERE: Dumbo Arts Center 30 Washington Street, Brooklyn

WHEN: Saturday, March 6th, 6-9pm

Background, Identity and the Straight White Male

A panel discussion proposed by artist An Xiao on the influence of artists’ identities and backgrounds on the perception, reception, and display of their work. Moderated by writer Joanne McNeil.

WHERE: Winkleman Gallery 637 West 27th Street

WHEN: Saturday, March 6th, 4-5pm

KREEMART SALON presents: ON GLUTTONY

A panel discussion seeking to answer provocative questions on the pleasures and sins associated with art and food, as well as on the art world’s gluttonous appetite for novelty.

Moderated by Jovana Stokic, art historian

Introduced by Elizabeth Dee, gallery owner

Participants:

Raphael Castoriano, art advisor

Will Cotton, artist

Anthony Haden Guest, journalist and writer

Rachel Lehmann, gallery owner

Jennifer Rubell, food artist

Linda Yablonsky, journalist and writer

WHERE: The Independent 548 West 22nd Street

WHEN: Saturday, March 6th, 11am

TALK: Post-what?

Post-modern, post-conceptual, post-ironic, post-black, post-9-11, post-post…? Is contemporary art an endless cycle of post-isms? Moderators Sarah Douglas (Senior Correspondent, Art+Auction and Modern Painters) and Joao Ribas (Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center) gather a group of artists, critics, and curators to discuss the current post-what? state of contemporary art. With Svetlana Boym, Kate Fowle (Executive Director, iCI), Dushko Petrovich, Ingrid Schaffner (Senior Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania), and Alexandre Singh.

WHERE: The Armory Show, Open Forum Lounge, Pier 92

WHEN: Saturday, March 6th. 4pm

Williamsburg Gallery Association Extended Hours

All Williamsburg Gallery Association galleries will be open until 11pm, with special events and a re-release of Raw Magazine, the WGA’s guide to galleries and culture in North Brooklyn, followed by an Armory Show after party. Visit www.wgabrooklyn.org for more information.

WHERE: Williamsburg, Brooklyn, various

WHEN: Saturday, March 6th, 6-11pm

SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2010

VOLTA

Stuffed, the interactive performance work by artist Tara Strickstein, features transgender taxi dancers and a pie-eating contest while exploring behavioral theory as it relates to gluttony and lust.

WHERE: VOLTA NY 7 West 34th Street

ONGOING EVENTS

Battlefields

A non-art fair related exhibit, Battlefields, is a new exhibition by artist NebojÅ¡a Å erić-Shoba. The featured photographs, taken over a 10-year span, document actual battle sites and attempt to reconcile a place with its history.

WHERE: Dumbo Arts Center 30 Washington Street, Brooklyn

WHEN: March 6th through April 25th, 12-6pm

The Whitney

Exhibition: The Whitney Biennial,

General Admission: $18, Ages 19—25: $12, Ages 62 and over: $12, Full-time students: $12

WHERE: 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street

WHEN: February 25 – May 30th, 2010, Monday, Closed, Tuesday, Closed, Wednesday, 11 am – 6 pm, Thursday, 11 am – 6 pm, Friday, 1 pm-9pm, Saturday 11 am – 6 pm, Sunday 11 am – 6pm.

New Museum

Exhibition: The Imaginary Museum: Dakis Joannou Collection, Curated by Jeff Koons March 3-June 6, 2010

General Admission: $12 , Seniors: $10, Students: $8, 18 and under: free, Members: free

WHERE: New Museum 235 Bowery

WHEN: Wednesday, 12-6pm, Thursday and Friday, 12-9pm, Saturday and Sunday, 12-6pm, Monday and Tuesday closed

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