Editors Picks: 18 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From a Chat With the Guerrilla Girls to the Music That Inspired Basquiat – artnet News

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Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, we are currently highlighting events and digitally, as well as in-person exhibitions open in the New York area. See our picks from around the world below. (Times are all EST unless otherwise noted.)

Tara Donovan, Untitled (2015) Slinkys. Photo: Philip Scholz Ritterman. Tara Donovan courtesy of Pace Gallery.

1. On Tara Donovans Intermediaries: Finding Uniqueness in Mass Production at Pace Gallery, New York

If you, like me, have ever wanted to be able to articulate responses to Tara Donovans something-extraordinary-from-nothing-special installations that are fitter for intelligent company than, WTF, how did she do this?! then Wednesday afternoon presents a golden opportunity.

To provide the high-level context Donovans current solo show at Paces New York flagship (through March 6) deserves, the gallery will host an online panel discussion between Museum of Contemporary Art Denver curator Nora Abrams, University of Chicago professor and Smart Museum of Art adjunct curator Christine Mehring, and UC Santa Barbara art and architectural history professor Jenni Sorkin. Mark Beasley, curatorial director of Pace Live, will handle moderating duties. Join me on the path to enlightenment.

Price: Free with RSVP Time: 1 p.m.

Tim Schneider

Esther Kim Varet, co-founder of Various Small Fires. Courtesy of Various Small Fires, Los Angeles and Seoul.

2. Talks at the Academy: Gallerist Panel With Esther Kim Varet,David Klein, andMonique Meloche at the New York Academy of Art

The New York Academy of Art kicks off its 2021 programming with a panel discussion moderated by critic Dexter Wimberly and featuring a trio of gallery owners: Esther Kim Varet of Los Angeless Various Small Fires, and dealers David Klein of Detroit and Monique Meloche of Chicago.

Price:Free with registration Time:2 p.m.

Sarah Cascone

Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly published by Chronicle Books.

3. (At Home) On Art and Behaving Badly: Artist Talk With the Guerrilla Girls in Conversation at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

Tune in to the HirshhornsYouTube channelor join on Zoom to see the art worlds legendary masked feminist activist collective the Guerrilla Girls in conversation with the museumsassistant curator Sandy Guttman about what they see as the most pressing issues facing the art world today.

Price:Free with registration Time:7 p.m.8 p.m.

Sarah Cascone

Karen Kilimnik, My Judith Leiber bag, the royal house of Scotland (2012). Courtesy ofthe artist and 303 Gallery, New York.

4. NOTHNG OF THE MONTH CLUB at Off Paradise, New York

In 2013, the critic Erik LaPrade had a chance encounter with the artist David Hammons, who hed never met, at a friends studio. As Hammons was leaving, LaPrade ripped a page from his notepad and asked Hammons for his number. Hammons dutifully wrote down a phone numberjust not David Hammonss phone number.

And this is how a work of ephemera attributed to Erik LaPrade called THIS IS NOT DAVID HAMMONS PHONE # (c. 2013) has ended up in NOTHNG OF THE MONTH CLUB, a group show at Natacha Polaerts Walker Street project space Off Paradise. Conceived by Polaert and co-curator Randy Kennedy as an exhibition under the sign of artist Ray Johnson, each selected work embodies that legendary trickster in some way. As Kennedy explains in his essay, the artists chosenRichard Prince, Marlon Mullen, Karen Kilimnik, Richard Hell, and othersare like Johnson in that they have a love-hate relationship with the lever-pullers of the art world. Johnson, Kennedy writes, was working by choice and temperament outside the walls of power while possessing the tools to pick the lock on the back gate and wander around surreptitiously inside.

The show also features several works by Johnson, who died in 1995, including whats thought to be the last work exhibited in his lifetime, Taoist Pop Art School (1994).

In other words: Go see the show. Call the phone number. You never know wholl be on the other end of the line.

Location: Off Paradise, 120 Walker Street, New York Price: Free Time:Opening, 4 p.m.8 p.m.; TuesdaySaturday, 12 p.m.6 p.m.

Nate Freeman

Martha S. Jones, Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All. Courtesy of Hachette.

5. Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All at the New-York Historical Society

Martha S. Jones, author of Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All, will talk on Zoom about how the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920 did not in practice give all women the right to vote, and how Black women were an instrumental part the fight for suffrage from the days of Seneca Falls convention through the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act to the present day.

Price:$20 Time:6 p.m.

Sarah Cascone

Hugo McCloud, pineapple express (2020). Courtesy of Sean Kelly.

6. Hugo McCloud and Sean Kelly in Conversation at Sean Kelly, New York

Dealer Sean Kelly will chat over Zoom with Hugo McCloud about the artists current show at the gallery, Burdened. On view through February 27, the show features paintings ingeniously made from single-use plastic bags, the ultimate symbol of waste and the environmental dangers posed by our reliance on plastic. The artist will speak to those issues, as well as about labor and geopolitics.

Price:Free with registration Time:3 p.m.

Sarah Cascone

Akbarnama, Mughal India, A party of hunters returning to camp (160304), detail. Courtesy of the British Library-Chester Beatty Library.

7. Tales in Connoisseurship: Appreciating Indian Painting at Asia Week New York

The latest virtual offering from Asia Week New York is this panel featuring Indian painting experts Brendan Lynch, co-director of London-based Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd.; Marika Sardar, curator of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto; and collector Gursharan Sidhu.

Price:Free with registration Time:5 p.m.

Tanner West

Amir H. Fallah, They Will Trick You For Their Own Rewards (2020). Courtesy of Denny Dimin, New York.

8. In Conversation: Artist Amir H. Fallah and Collector Liz Dimmitt at Denny Dimin, New York

Amir H. Fallahs latest show, Better a Cruel Truth Than a Comfortable Delusion, on view at Denny Dimin through February 20, is inspired by his young sons bedtime stories, but it still tackles hot-button issues such as racism, abuses of power, greed, and climate change. The artist will talk with collector Liz Dimmitt about the work, and the ways in which we pass along our value systems to children.

Price:Free Time:7 p.m.

Nan Stewert

Jean-Michel Basquiat performing with his experimental art noise band Gray at Hurrahs in 1979. Photo by Nick Taylor.

9. Time Decorated: The Musical Influences of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Part 2 at the Broad Museum, Los Angeles

This is part two of a new series at the Broad dedicated to the various musical genres that influenced Jean-Michel Basquiat. Tune in to see Afro-punk co-founder James Spooner play a selection of punk and No Wave classics from the likes of James Chance and the Contortions,Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, Liquid Liquid,DNA, Mars, and Basquiats bandGray.

Price:Free Time:9 a.m. PST

Tanner West

Ai Weiwei (2012). Courtesy of Ai Weiwei Studio

10. Night of Ideas at the Brooklyn Public Library, co-presented with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy

Traditionally the Brooklyn Public LibrarysNight of Ideas was a powerhouse marathon that took place from sunup to sundown at the main Grand Army Plaza branch, and though the time and place will be a bit different this time arounda six-hour livestream eventthe speakers are no less impressive. Tune in to see Ai Weiwei in conversation withNew York Times editor Peter Catapano, a short film by Astra Taylor, a special appearance by Patti Smith, and a host of other conversations featuring Nell Painter, Suketu Mehta, and novelist Hari Kunzru, among others.

Price:Free Time:6 p.m.12 a.m.

Caroline Goldstein

11. Street Level: Instagram Live on @artnet featuring @museumofgraffiti

Join us on the @Artnet Instagram account on Friday! Were going live with Alan Ket and Allison Freidin, co-founders of the Museum of Graffiti, in honor of the Street Level sale on Artnet Auctions. Tune in to learn more about when the public perception of graffiti changed, how the internet has affected the evolution of street art, and get the stories behind some of the biggest names in the genre like Lady Pink, Blade, Futura, and more.

Price:Free Time:12 p.m. EST

Katie Rothstein

Courtesy Art/ Switch Foundation.

12. [re]Shaping Exhibition Practices at Art/Switch, Amsterdam and New York

This conference organized by Art/Switch, a young organization focused on sustainability in the arts, looks at the question of how to create environmentally sustainable exhibitions. With an emphasis on ways of systematically integrating sustainability into exhibition planning in a post-Covid world, topics include sustainability in curatorial practice, the structure and process of loans, what the art market can do to create environmentally-conscious exhibitions, and how to shift our thinking around blockbuster exhibitions.

Price:Suggested donation515 ($618) Time:4 p.m.7 p.m. CET (10 a.m.1 p.m. EST)

Naomi Rea

Mel Bochner, Language is not Transparent.Image courtesy of Magazzino Italian Art.

13.Resonance and Revelation: My Italian DaysatMagazzino Italian Art, Cold Spring, New York

In this livestreamed talk, artist Mel Bochner and art historian Tenley Bick discuss the odd resonances the artist found between his work and American and Italian art of the 1960s and 70s, which are captured in Bochner, Boetti, Fontana, on view at Magazzino through April 5.Bochner has been at the forefront of conceptual art since the mid-1960s, but the artists exhibitions and intersections with artists in Italy during the formative decades of his career are less well known.

Price:Free Time:12 p.m.

Eileen Kinsella

Djamila Ribeiro at the 2020 Verbier Art Summit. Alpimages.

14. Virtual Verbier Art Summit 2021 atVerbier Art Summit, Verbier, Switzerland

The fifth edition of the Verbier Art Summit, an annual conference that focuses on climate, innovation, and ecology, usually in the snow-capped mountains of Switzerland, will take place online this year. The two days of presentations and debates unites under the theme Resource Hungry and will include a talk by Swiss artist Claudia Comte, as well as a debate series featuring Daniel Birnbaum, Beatrix Ruf, and Philip Tinari, among others.

Price: Free withregistration Time: 9 a.m.5 p.m. CET January 29 and 30.

Kate Brown

Theresa Daddezio, Mother Orchid (2020). Courtesy of DC Moore Gallery.

15. Theresa Daddezio: Altum Corpus at DC Moore Gallery, New York

This is the last week to catch Theresa Daddezios solo show, which is her first since being represented by DC Moore Gallery. The exhibition consists of new paintings that give a contemporary twist to abstraction and hard-edge painting styles. Daddezio found inspiration for this work while visiting a Soviet bathhouse in Georgia, where the ruins were overgrown with vegetation, melding architecture with natural forms. The overlapping, curvilinear forms create a beautiful sense of movement and optical illusion.

Location:DC Moore Gallery, 535 West 22nd Street, New York Price:Free Time:TuesdaySaturday, 10 a.m.6 p.m.

Neha Jambhekar

Ensamble, Can Terra. Photo by Iwan Baan, courtesy of the Guggenheim Museum.

16. The World Around Summit 2021: Architectures Now, Near, and Next at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

TheWorld Around, a new itinerant cultural nonprofit, marks the launch of a year-long residency at the Guggenheim with its second annual summitheld online, naturally. Speakers will livestream from 14 sites around the world, presenting new work from architects, designers, researchers, and artists, including 20 groundbreaking architecture and design projects created over the past year.

Price:Free with registration Time:10 a.m.

Sarah Cascone

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