Fuck Art Basel. This week, we’ve got a forty-two swing installation, some fresh talent, and the best wienerfest you will ever attend.
Ongoing: Ann Hamilton, the event of a thread, Park Avenue Armory
If you thought Ann Hamilton was uptight—what with the austere architectural installations, and monk robe-looking fabrics—think again. She’s installed 42 swings and a big white curtain in the Armory. That’s all we ever needed.
$5. Tuesdays-Sundays 12-7 PM. 643 Park Avenue, Manhhattan
Wednesday, December 12th
Opening: Hunter MFA Thesis Show, Times Square Gallery
Considering grad school? Then see what one of the city’s strongest MFA programs has to offer at the Hunter MFA thesis exhibition in Times Square. Stick around for a party at Santos Party House at 10 PM.
6-8PM, 450 West 41st Street, between 9th and 10th ave
Lecture: Sharon Matt Atkins, NURTUREart
Brooklyn Museum curator and GO program co-organizer Sharon Matt Atkins will be giving a lecture at NURTUREart. As she’s responsible for one of the largest, most inclusive community-driven exhibitions New York has ever seen, she should have a lot of useful info for young curators and emerging art spaces.
7 PM, 56 Bogart Street, Bushwick
Thursday, December 13
Opening: Henry Darger Landscapes, Ricco Maresca Gallery
Everybody loves Darger’s creepy little naked kids. We do. A show of his landscapes for his 15,000 page saga “The Story of the Vivian Girls” will go on view at Ricco Maresca in Chelsea.
6-8 PM, 529 West 20th Street, 3rd Floor
Screening and Panel: David Wojnarowicz: Motion Rhythms, EAI
EAI gives us a rare look at David Wojnarowicz’s work. A panel of his biographer Cynthia Carr, media archivist Brent Phillips and filmmaker Tommy Turner will discuss his under-recognized soundtracks, along with a screenings of his seldom-shown Beautiful People (1987), and A Fire in My Belly (1986-87).
6:30 PM 535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor
Sunday, December 16th
THE ART FAG CITY WIENERFEST AND FUNDRAISER
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. That’s right: December means the Art Fag City Wienerfest. Our blog fundraiser will take place at Postmasters, with art-inspired wieners of all shapes and sizes. We’re raffling off this ceramic bubbler, which is reason enough to go. But best of all, half of your tax-deductible ticket will got to Smack Mellon, one of Hurricane Sandy’s hardest-hit art spaces in Brooklyn. So come stuff your face with wieners, beer, and a whole lotta vodka for a good cause. Mmmm.
BUY TICKETS HERE. 3-7 PM, Sunday, December 16th, 459 West 19th Street