Each week, we seek out the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings and events, both digital and in-person in the New York area. Discover our selections from around the world below. (Times are all ET unless otherwise noted.)
Thursday August 11
1.”dreams” at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York
Before the closing of MAD’sClothing: costume as contemporary art(until August 14) Ayoung Yu and Nicholas Oh will present dreams, their ongoing community engagement performance in which participants are asked to share their stories in exchange for a porcelain bottle. The coin was inspired by the Korean tradition of selling dreams that are believed to portend wealth or fertility. The performance at the museum was designed as a dream-infusing ritual, featuring shaman Sung Park and musician Sehwan Park, who will play the janggua traditional Korean drum.
Location: Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, New York
Price: $18 (free with museum admission)
Time: 4–6 p.m.
2.”Concert in the Catacombs: Zeena Parkins” in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn
Enjoy the rare chance to explore the historic catacombs of Green-Wood Cemetery in this series of performances hosted by experimental singer and songwriter Gelsey Bell. Zeena Parkins, an electroacoustic composer and improviser known for her pioneering contemporary music on the harp, will fill the atmospheric setting with her unique musical sounds and defy your expectations of the stereotypical angelic instrument.
Location: Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, Brooklyn
Time: 6.30–8.15 p.m. and 8–9.45 p.m.
From Thursday August 11 to Thursday August 18
3.”Stock” at New Collectors, New York
In response to the recent reversal of Roe vs. Wade, New Collectors presents a collective exhibition of 33 emerging artists. Eighty percent of all proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood with the goal of continuing to support women’s access to reproductive health care. New Collectors is a gallery that supports and promotes emerging artists to add transparency to buying practices in the art world.
Location: New Collectors, 191 Henry Street, New York
Time: Opening, Thursday, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday August 13 and Saturday August 20
4.”summer streets” on Park Avenue, New York
The New York City Department of Transportation closes Park Avenue in Manhattan to cars for three Saturdays each August, leaving pedestrians and cyclists free from the Brooklyn Bridge to Harlem. Along the route, you can enjoy free public art installations, shows and artistic and cultural activities. Keep an eye on the sanitation service Art Trucks project at East 27th Street, featuring garbage trucks serving as artists’ canvases that will join the garbage collection fleet next month. Various arts and cultural centers along the route will feature a 15-foot-long NYC logo designed by the artist ebony bolt as a photo background, and she will color with attendees at the East 109th Street Rest Area. In Park and East 51st there will be watercolor classes from Art Students League of New York and workshops on how to make art by recycling Materials for the Arts (August 13) and Green inspired art (August 20).
Location: Park Avenue and its connecting streets, from the Brooklyn Bridge to East Harlem
Time: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
From Saturday August 13 to Thursday August 18
5.”Andrea Marie Breiling: Summer Eileenat Hesse Flatow, East Hampton
Rachel Uffner Gallery presents a pop-up exhibition of site-specific works by artist Andrea Maria Breiling in collaboration with Hesse Flatow. The works are dedicated to Breiling’s late grandmother, Eileen Hoard, and were made in her outdoor studio on the dunes of West Hampton Beach.
Location: Hesse Flatow East, 68 Schellinger Road, East Hampton
Time: Opening, Saturday August 13, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday August 14
6.”Artist Talk: Art Ownership in the Age of NFT” at Now Here, New York
Duo of artists Exonemo’sMetaverse Pet Shop“, which debuted this spring at NADA New York, generates digital caged dogs every 10 minutes, which die unless purchased by a collector – the creatures can then enjoy a full life in the On the occasion of the project’s solo exhibition at Now Here (until August 21), Exonemo will talk with artists Damjanski and Rafaël Rozendaal about art and property in the digital age, and their own artistic practices Participants are invited to bring their dogs, virtual or real, to the event.
Location: Now here, 40 Wooster Street, New York
Time: 3 p.m.–4 p.m.
seven. “Screening: The journey in formaldehydeat the New Museum in New York
As part of the current exhibition “Screens Series: Naomi Rincon Gallardo” (until October 9), the New Museum schedules regular Sunday screenings of the artist’s 2017 film The journey to formaldehyde. The film, which draws on Mesoamerican cosmologies, queer theory, and Latin American decolonial feminism, will also screen August 21-28, September 4-25, and October 2.
Location: The New Museum, 40 Wooster Street, New York
Time: Sessions every hour, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Until Saturday August 27
8.”Symbiosisat the Eli Klein Gallery, New York
Don’t miss Chinese photographer Ji Zhou’s third solo exhibition at the Eli Klein Gallery. The artist has made structures specially designed for plants and flowers to interact with light in specific ways to bring out all the details of the vegetation in the photographs. By arranging flowers on withered plants, Ji highlights the “paradox in which vitality and sadness coexist,” as the artist put it.
Location: Eli Klein Gallery, 398 West Street, New York
Time: Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Until Tuesday, September 13
9. “If It Ain’t Baroque, Don’t Fix It” on Tchotchke GalleryNew York
Tchotchke Gallery presents an all-female online exhibition of 12 emerging artists. The works depict each artist’s interpretation of modern and classic fairy tales, especially the patriarchal motifs that run rampant in the stories. The gallery will be interviewing each of the artists every Wednesday until the exhibition closes on September 13.
Location: Online exhibition
Until Sunday October 2
ten. “If this is heaven…” at Geary, Millerton, New York
Geary presents a solo exhibition of “Ghost of a Dream”, an artistic collaboration between Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom. The works in the exhibition are made up of topical images of natural and man-made disasters such as burning police cars, floods and oil rig fires. The images were organized according to subject matter, pasted and desaturated resulting in blurry but beautiful patterns. Fire and water often mark the end of things, but here the artists want to explore the notion that these elements can also mark rebirth, and what these images and events mean for the future of our planet.
Location: Geary, 34 Main Street, Millerton, New York
Time: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 11am-5pm
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