This week, we'll be heading to a screening at Heather's Bar, eating brunch in Baltimore, and picking up the arts and labor conversation with a few group shows.
Tuesday, July 31st
Screening: Heather’s Bar: “Youtube XXXtrava-GANZA"
There aren't any details on the event, but we're expecting actual fun. As both a writer (for Time Out, Paper Monument, and Artforum), and an artist, curator Tova Carlin's longtime focus has been getting artists to ditch the art world in favor of hang-outs.
506 E 13 street, Free, 10pm
Wednesday, August 1st
Opening: Ten43, "Russian Art Today"
As Pussy Riot takes the stand and Voina are wanted criminals, I’m starting to get the impression that the Russian government is at war with a full-fledged radical performance movement. “Russian Art Today” stands to remind us that, no, actually, people are still making still lifes.
1043 Madison Avenue, 6-8PM
Thursday, August 2nd
Opening: Jack Shainman Gallery, “HiJack!”
At 3:35 AM on May Day, according to Jack Shainman’s website, the gallery’s art handlers sent Shainman an email announcing their “revolt”: a month-long group show featuring both rarely-shown work from the gallery and artists of their choosing. On Thursday, we get to see what they’ve come up with.
513 West 20th Street, 6-8 PM, August 2 - September 1
Friday, August 3rd
Opening: NurtureArt, "...Is This Free?"
Every few weeks, NurtureArt will add works to their exhibition that were conceived of as free, including both work by emerging artists and “historically relevant” artworks. The exhibition asks questions about the nature of ownership, and whether it’s even possible for art to be free of the market and its rules. For those who want an answer, the show comes with a “...Can I Take This?” bookshelf, so that might be a good place to look.
56 Bogart St., Brooklyn NY, 7 to 9pm
Saturday, August 4th
Closing Artist Brunch: Guest Spot, “Landscape Remix”
If you’re in Baltimore, catch the closing artists’ brunch for the show “Landscape Remix”— or see its last day, anyway. The show features work by a handful of great Baltimore, Philladelphia, and New York artists, not least of which is Art Fag City’s own “The Sound of Art” LP. This album’s got everything: internet, sound art, and Lawrence Weiner.
1826 Fleet Street, Baltimore, 1pm-5pm