We’re maxing. We’re relaxing. We’re doing the bouncy house with our work friends. But mainly, we’re gettin’ outta here. The next few weeks hold a few art getaways in store, while New York slumbers. But not to worry; those of us remaining can still check out a zine fair and a must-see screening.
Friday, July 27th
Screening: Team Gallery. NO, Global Tour
Don’t miss the last chance to see Santiago Sierra’s “NO, Global Tour.” Sierra trucks, flies, and ships an enormous sculpture of the word “NO” across Europe and the U.S.; as you watch the film, you’re hearing “NO” over construction, advertisements, bad highway radio. If you sat through hours of “The Clock,” you’ll probably like this one.
83 Grand Street. Free, 7 - 9 PM
Art Book Fair: Camera Club, The zine and self-published photo book fair
Another art book fair! The zine and self-published photo book fair comes to the Camera Club this weekend, with a preview party a Printed Matter on Friday. The fair will be holding a zine workshop on Saturday and Sunday 12- 4.
Preview Party: Friday, July 27th, 6 - 8 PM. Printed Matter, 195 Tenth Avenue.
Book Fair: Saturday, July 28th and Sunday, July 29th, 12-6pm. Camera Club, 336 West 37th St # 206
Saturday, July 28th
Last year’s maiden voyage of NADA: Hudson, the exhibition-slash-retreat for some of the best emerging galleries in the whole entire universe, was, by all accounts, a success. It’s not a fair like NADA NY or Miami, but a site-specific installation/exhibition in a 19th-century factory—think a slightly more hip Dia:Beacon. Tents and art food abound, and it’s an art trip we can actually afford; Metro-North gets you to Hudson, a rural town in New York State, in a little over two hours.
Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street, Hudson, NY. July 28-29, 11am-7pm. Admission is free and open to the public.
Thursday, August 2nd
Book Launch: Aperture Foundation, The Factory of Dreams: Inside Televisa Studios.
Fans of photographer Stefan Ruiz will want to check out the Aperture Foundation’s launch party for his new book The Factory of Dreams: Inside Televisa Studios. His stark, advertorial imagery, of everything from hospitals to celebrities, has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Wallpaper*, and Rolling Stone. Tequila will be tasted to the sweet sound of DJs.
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, 7 - 10 PM
Friday, August 3rd - Sunday, August 5th
Festival: Wassaic, The Wassaic Project Summer Festival
It’s a festie, bro-ha. Next weekend, you’re invited to go art camping in Wassaic, up in New York state, for the summer arts festival. Its annual exhibition, "Return to Rattlesnake Mountain," showcases the work of over 100 emerging artists in a seven-story grain elevator. They’ve also booked a long line-up of bands. It’s easy to get there; the festival is steps away from the Metro-North line.
At the Maxon Mills + Luther Auction Barn, 37 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic, NY