This Week in the Art World: April 17th – 23rd
April 17, 2017 by
Gala season has begun folks, and we want to make sure that you don’t miss any of them. From The Kitchen Spring Gala and Public Art Fund Spring Benefit to the opening of The Hugo Prize 2016 Winner Exhibition, get those party pants ready.
Event: The Kitchen Spring Gala Honoring John Cale and Lawrence Weiner / Ticket
Join The Kitchen’s Spring Gala for an evening of dance, performances, food, and drinks. 6:00 pm Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres with a special tequila tasting by Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco. Dinner will be at 7:00 pm with performances by Joan as Police Woman and Jonathan Richman. 9:00 pm to 12:00 am Concert and After-Party with drinks and dancing performance by Yemen Blues with Ravid Kahalani.
The Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom 311 West 34th Street, NYC
Event: SculptureCenter Lucky Draw / Ticket
Lucky Draw is a one of a kind art raffle that guarantees that each and every ticket holder goes home with a work of art! This fast-paced one-night event offers first-time and seasoned collectors access to artworks by top emerging and established talent and funds raised support SculptureCenter’s ambitious programming.
SculptureCenter 44-19 Purves St, Long Island City, NY 11101
Event: Public Art Fund Benefit and Auction / Tickets
Public Art Fund will collaborate with a fantastic group of artists to bring indoors the sense of imagination and inspiration that defines Public Art Fund’s outdoor exhibitions, and will also include cocktails, dinner, signature silent auction, and an after-party.
Metropolitan West 639 West 46th Street New York, NY 10036
Opening: The Hugo Boss Prize 2016: Anicka Yi, “Life Is Cheap” at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
From April 21 to July 5, 2017, an exhibition of new works by artist Anicka Yi, winner of the 2016 Hugo Boss Prize, will be on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Through concepts and techniques drawn from scientific research, Anicka Yi’s installations create vivid fictional scenarios that ask incisive questions about human psychology and the workings of society.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 5th Ave., New York, NY 10128
Opening: Francesco Simeti “Swell” at Open Source Gallery
Francesco Simeti presents “Swell,” a theatrical installation at Open Source Gallery that explores human impact on the environment. In “Swell,” Simeti transforms appropriated images from Brooklyn waterways, such as the Gowanus Canal, into a motorized, sculptural installation in which the public can contemplate the consequences of human activity on our surrounding. Opening reception starts at 7 pm.
Open Source Gallery, 306 17th street, Brooklyn, NY 11215
top image // courtesy of Public Art Fund