8 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before April 1

  • MONDAY, MARCH 26

    Artist Talk: “Kara Walker on Andy Warhol,” at Dia Art Foundation
    As part of its “Artists on Artists” series, the Dia Art Foundation invites Kara Walker to speak on the subject of Andy Warhol. Ms. Walker is known for her frank and often disturbing silhouettes that explore power dynamics along lines of race, gender and sexuality. Ms. Walker’s major survey exhibition, “Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love,” which Dia director Philippe Vergne helped curate, premiered at the the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, in February 2007, after which it was presented at the Whitney and many museums worldwide. —Rozalia Jovanovic
    Dia Art Foundation, 535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor, New York, 6:30 p.m., $6

    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28

    Opening: Yang Fudong, at Marian Goodman Gallery
    For his third exhibition with Marian Goodman, Yang Fudong will present three new works that explore the artist’s themes of historical fantasies, theatricality and the conflation of fiction and reality. –Michael H. Miller
    Marian Goodman Gallery, 24 West 57th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

    Screening: Dirty Looks at Judson Memorial Church
    Camp may be dead, but we’re not getting over it anytime soon. Dirty Looks, a monthly screening series of queer experimental film and video, will be showing early work by Bruce and Norman Yonemoto on Wednesday in the Judson Memorial Church. The California-based brothers’ colorful videos from the 1980s play with soap opera, melodrama and advertising to examine the manipulative style of pop TV.
    Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, New York, 8:30-10:30 p.m.

    THURSDAY, MARCH 29

    Opening: Nari Ward, “Liberty and Orders,” at Lehmann Maupin
    Aiming to “cover” himself, artist Nari Ward undertook the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. Now, in his second solo show at Lehmann Maupin, the artist explores the issues of law and authority that were raised during his naturalization. Some of his works seek to imbue documents with emotional resonance, like Casings, which transforms an NYPD stop-and-frisk report to relate it more directly to the body. —R.J.
    Lehmann Maupin, 201 Chrystie Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

    Panel: “Are You Experienced? How Psychedelic Consciousness Transformed Modern Art,” at CUNY’s James Gallery
    Times critic Ken Johnson–who just wrote a book about psychedelics and art, titled Are You Experienced?–joins the painter Carroll Dunham (a reliable mind-bender) and anthropologist and historian of science Nicolas Langlitz in conversation on “the enduring influence that the use of hallucinogens and the psychedelic experience has had on American culture.” Miciah Hussey, a Ph.D. candidate in English at the CUNY Graduate Center, moderates. (Mr. Dunham’s 2010–11 painting Bathers 4 (posture) is pictured.) –Andrew Russeth
    The James Gallery, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, 6:30 p.m.

    Opening: Alex Bag and Patterson Beckwith “Cash from Chaos/Unicorns & Rainbows,” at Team Gallery
    This collaborative exhibition consists of footage from Alex Bag and Patterson Beckwith’s public access shows, which were 29 minutes long and aired at 2:30 a.m. on Channel 34 between 1994 and 1997. To give you a sense of the attitude here, each episode began with the artists destroying the footage from the week before. –M.H.M.
    Team Gallery, 83 Grand Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

    Opening: Mira Schor at Marvelli Gallery
    Mira Schor, a much-loved painter and writer who is well-known for her defense of both the painting medium and intuitive expression, will be showing recent work at the Marvelli Gallery. The press release for “Voice and Speech” declares that painting is, for Schor, “a primary meeting ground between ‘voice’ and ‘speech,'” which makes sense; Schor champions the unique potential of both visual and verbal language. –W.K.
    Marvelli Gallery, 526 West 26th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

    SATURDAY, MARCH 31

    Symposium: Independent Art Spaces, and Book Launch: Art Spaces Directory, at the New Museum
    As part of its current triennial, the New Museum has joined with ArtAsiaPacific to compile a directory of more than 400 international art spaces. To mark the book’s publication, co-editors Eungie Joo and Ethan Swan will host panels with figures guiding the development of those spaces today. The first discussion brings together Participant Inc. founder Lia Gangitano, Artists Space director Stefan Kalmár and others to consider the “unique challenges” of these venues, while the second ventures into the non-physical realm, considering spaces sans real estate. –A.R.
    New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, 12 p.m.

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