Thursday, July 31

Half-day summer Fridays are so last season; anyone worth their overpriced room at the Surf Lodge books the chopper for Thursday! Avant-garde German artist Jonathan Meese throws open the doors to his massive installation out at the Robert Wilson-founded Watermill Center in Southampton, a totally inscrutable shout-out to his smoky-tongued countrywoman Marlene Dietrich titled “Marlene Dietrich in Dr. No’s Ludovico-Clinic (Dr. Baby’s Erzland).” They’re always trying to make us feel daft, these artistes!

 

[Jonathan Meese at the Watermill Center, through Aug. 10, 39 Watermill Town Road, 631-726-4628]

 

mbryan@observer.com

 

Thursday, July 31