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Art Zealous editors pick for events to check out this weekend.


Friday, February 2

1. “Four Simultaneous Soloists” A series of performances organized by David Grubbs at Pioneer Works

photo // courtesy of Pioneer Works

In much the same way that Anthony McCall’s solid light works when exhibited together are experienced individually and as a group, this series of musical performances scheduled to take place within the exhibition imagines four performers—four soloists—experienced individually or as an ensemble. For each performance, four musicians are dispersed equidistantly throughout Pioneer Works’ 130-foot main hall, each situated adjacent to a solid light piece. Musicians include: Susan Alcorn – Pedal Steel Guitar, Eli Keszler – Drums and Percussion, Tomeka Reid – Cello, Nate Wooley – Trumpet. Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231


2. Society of Illustrators 2018 Editorial and Book Gala

photo // courtesy of The Society of Illustrators

The Society of Illustrators’ mission is to promote the art of illustration, to appreciate its history and evolving nature through exhibitions, lectures and education, and to contribute the service of its members to the welfare of the community at large will celebrate the winners of the Illustrators 60 Annual Book and Exhibition Committee. Tickets from $30.00. 128 East 63rd St., New York. 


February 3


3. Annie Vieux, Command Field Opening at The Hole

photo // courtesy of The Hole

The Hole will “Command Field,” a solo show of paintings and installation by Anne Vieux. Vieux works in the great tradition of artists who use tools wrong. Innovation through misuse is a key part of how artists are responding to technology, and here the artist starts by confounding the CCD array of a scanner by training it on holographic paper. The light source of the scanner explodes the spectrum of the paper and the lens records an other-worldly topography of insane colors and shapes. On view through March 4.


4. DiaTalks With Yve-Alain Bois and Benjamin H. D. Buchloh on François Morellet at Dia:Chelsea

photo // courtesy of Dia

Dia Art Foundation presents a conversation between prominent scholars Yve-Alain Bois and Benjamin H. D. Buchloh. Adjunct curator of François Morellet, Béatrice Gross, moderates the conversation. 2:30PM, This event has reached capacity. *Advance reservations are no longer available. Walk-up tickets will be available at the door, subject to availability. Please e-mail info@diaart.org to be added to the wait list. Dia:Chelsea, 535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor. 


February 4

5. A New Carousel: Jack O’Brien and Justin Peck at the Guggenheim

photo // courtesy of the Guggenheim
Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents A New Carousel with Jack O’Brien and Justin Peck. The new production features choreography by New York City Ballet’s Justin Peck and direction by Jack O’Brien. Prior to the Broadway opening of Carousel, cast members perform excerpts of new choreography, and Peck and O’Brien discuss the creative process behind this new presentation of a musical drama that has captivated theatergoers for generations. 7:30PM, tickets $40 +. 1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street

top image // courtesy of DIA