As Thanksgiving approaches, what plans do you have other than looking for the best turkey recipe? Whether you are going home to spend the holiday with your family or staying in the city for “Friendsgiving” parties, you can find many fun things to do in the art world. From Andy Warhol’s polaroids to Black Friday shopping, we have got you covered. Here is what to do this week in art:
Exhibition Opening: Close to You by Kristin Prim
Prim will debut her latest series entitled Close To You. The series explore the intensity of both love and loss, sexuality and intimacy, the accessible and distant. By utilizing experimental methods of self-portraiture photography, the possible impermanence of experience is examined, often viewed from the vantage point of an uninvolved onlooker. Depicted moments in time once lived, the series represents photographed one-way conversations with Prim and herself wish to go both ways.
Kristin Prim, 516 West 20th St. New York, NY 10011
Exhibition: Downton Divas by Maripol
The exhibition “Downton Divas” by Maripol, a collection of Polaroids taken in New York in the late 70s and early 80s by designer, stylist and photographer Maripol. Works in the exhibition will include Polaroids from the photographer’s personal collection of prominent figures in the early downtown art scene, including Debby Harry, Keith Haring, and Andy Warhol. The best part is that many of images in the exhibition have never been shown before.
agnès b. Galerie Boutique, 50 Howard Street, New York NY 10013
Exhibition Opening: Mirror Test
What is consciousness and does it exist outside of the human species? Mirror Tests or Mirror Self-Recognition Tests (MSR), study whether different animals can recognize their reflection in a mirror as themselves. If they recognize themselves, they are aware or have consciousness. Very few animals have this ability: chimpanzees, elephants, and dolphins do, while dogs and horses do not. Surprisingly Stingrays express this awareness.
Elga Wimmer PCC, 526 West 26th #310 New York, NY 10001
Exhibition Opening: Infinite Blue
Opening to the public in four phases, Infinite Blue will expand throughout its run to represent the breadth of the Museum’s global collections, including objects from our holdings of Asian, Egyptian, African, American, Native American, and European art, among them paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, the decorative arts, illuminated manuscripts, printed books, and contemporary art. The objects were selected for their beauty and historical significance as well as for their representative roles in the narrative of the color blue in art.
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, New York 11238
Performance: Theo Bleckmann’s “Hello Earth!”
Curated by Meredith Monk, vocalist Theo Bleckmann takes on the mysterious songbook of British pop recluse Kate Bush. This project goes beyond merely re-creating Kate Bush’s music but taking it into other realms of sound and interpretation. Bush’s music is indeed mysterious and often enigmatic in nature: unusual song forms, oracular lyrics and unpredictable meter- and harmony-changes are an anomaly in pop music, making it the perfect vehicle for Bleckmann‘s distinctive, interpretive spirit and interest in the unusual.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217
Event: Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar
Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar is a two-day event being held from 26th November to the 27th November 2016 at the 501 Union in Brooklyn. Grab a gift for everyone on your list at this market which is curated by e-commerce site Brooklyn Makers. While a DJ spins all day, you can buy beautiful art prints from Christine Joy Design, charming tree stationary from Hart Paper Co. and gorgeous jade jewelry from Sparkle Farm. Grab some warm scones from Ovenly and get your purchases wrapped for free. Mark your calendar and make sure to get there early in advance!
Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar, 501 Union Street Brooklyn NY 11231