Now that everyone seems to be coming out of hibernation, we’ve rounded up five events happening in NYC this weekend that are worth checking out. From Laurie Simmon’s feature film debut to the much-anticipated “Solid Light Works” by Anthony McCall at Pioneer Works, check out these events below.


Friday, January 12

1. Opening: “Movers and Shapers: Justine Hill and Ali Silverstein” at Victori + Mo, 6-9PM

image // courtesy of Victori + Mo

VICTORI + MO presents Movers and Shapers, a dual exhibition of new works from New York-based painter Justine Hill and her Los Angeles contemporary Ali Silverstein. The exhibition opens on January 5 and remains on view until February 18. Victori + Mo, 56 Bogart St. Brooklyn, NY 


2. Laurie Simmons’ “My Art” at Quad Cinema, 7PM

image // movie still, courtesy of the artist and Quad Cinema

Acclaimed photographer Laurie Simmons stars in her directorial debut, a funny, fanciful, and decidedly feminist take on a personal and professional midlife crisis. Escaping the city for a friend’s summer house upstate, 65-year-old artist Ellie (Simmons) finds inspiration in the out-of-work actors (Robert Clohessy and Josh Safdie) who maintain the grounds. Click here for showtimes and tickets. Quad Cinema, 34 West 13th Street



3. Opening: Anthony McCall “Solid Light Works” at Pioneer Works, 7-9PM

image // courtesy of Pioneer Works

Pioneer Works presents Anthony McCall’s “Solid Light Works,” opening on January 12, 2018 and on view through March 11. This exhibition marks the artist’s first institutional exhibition in New York and first time that his vertical installations will be shown alongside their horizontal variants. The epic vertical and horizontal installations will fill Pioneer Works’ monumental main hall, which will be completely blacked out and immersed in haze. Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street



Saturday, January 13

4. “David Zwirner: 25 Years” at David Zwirner, 6-8PM

image // courtesy of David Zwirner

On the occasion of the gallery’s 25th anniversary, David Zwirner will present a special exhibition celebrating the artists who have shaped the gallery’s program since its founding in 1993. On view across all of the gallery’s Chelsea spaces in New York (519, 525 & 533 West 19th Street and 537 West 20th Street), the exhibition will feature artworks by the gallery’s artists, including significant historical work, alongside new and never-before-seen works commissioned specially for the occasion. David Zwirner, 519, 525 & 533 W 19th St & 537 W 20th St, New York, NY



Sunday, January 14

5.“Artists on Artists, Fictions” at The Studio Museum in Harlem, 3-5PM

image // Texas Isaiah, My Grandson’s Stretch (detail), 2016, Edition of 3, Courtesy the artist

This in-gallery program is presented on the occasion of Fictions, a survey of recent work by nineteen emerging artists of African descent who live and work across the United States. The artists in the exhibition engage with a variety of media, drawing inspiration from diverse sources—such as everyday objects, childhood memories, current and historic events, and the body—often creating parallel or alternate narratives that complicate fact, fiction and memory. Visual narrator and photographer Texas Isaiah and figurative painter Walter Price will discuss representing black personhood across mediums. The Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 West 125th Street, New York, NY 


top image // Anthony McCall Solid Light Works, courtesy of Pioneer Works