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

  • MONDAY, APRIL 2

    Screening and Talk: Douglas Crimp on the Films of Andy Warhol at the Kitchen
    In the mid 1960s, Warhol declared he was quitting painting to make films. He threw himself into the endeavor, creating more than 100 over the next few years (not counting his hundreds of Screen Tests), though he withdrew them from circulation in the early 1970s. Art historian Douglas Crimp has spent years examining that body of work and will read excerpts from his new book on the subject, Our Kind of Movie, between selections from the films. –Andrew Russeth
    The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, 7 p.m.

    TUESDAY, APRIL 3

    Talk: Gilbert and George at the Guggenheim
    The always-excellent artist duo, now in their fifth decade of collaboration, give the Second Annual Robert Rosenblum Lecture at the museum. Obviously it’s sold out but you can stream it online, too! –Dan Duray
    1071 Fifth Avenue, 6:30 p.m. Prices vary, but like we said, it’s sold out.

    Opening: Hennessey Youngman, Clusterfuck, at Family Business
    You’ve seen the videos, now see the real-life nonsense! Mr. Youngman, a.k.a. Jayson Musson, has opened the tiny doors to the tiny Family Business gallery (run by Maurizio Cattelan and Massimiliano Gioni) for his show, and allowed any inclined artist to drop off work for the show. The original title was actually “It’s a small, small show.” –D.D.
    Family Business, 520 West 21st Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

    Panel: Constance Lewallen and William Wegman in Conversation at ICI
    Independent Curators International hosts a talk between Constance Lewallen, senior curator at University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive from 1998 to 2007, and the artist William Wegman, famous for using his dogs as subjects in his work. –Michael H. Miller
    Independent Curators International, 401 Broadway, Suite 1620, New York 6:30-8:00 p.m.

    Exhibition: “Dürer and Beyond” at Metropolitan Museum of Art
    This is the first exhibition to present a comprehensive look at the Metropolitan’s store of early Central European drawings. The exhibition will focus on works by artists of the later 16th and 17th centuries rounded out by German drawings of the 15th and earlier 16th centuries, including some astounding works by Albrecht Dürer. —Rozalia Jovanovic
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, April 3, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4

    Opening: Anne Collier at Anton Kern
    For her third exhibition at Anton Kern Gallery, Anne Collier will present recent photographs that revisit her recurring themes of nostalgia, perception and how a photograph is made. –M.H.M.
    Anton Kern Gallery, 532 West 20th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

    THURSDAY, APRIL 5

    Opening: David Shrigley, “How Are You Feeling,” at High Line Billboard
    The billboard next to the High Line makes for one of the more interesting views while strolling north along the High Line. This week, David Shrigley, an artist known for his dark but childlike existential musings and drawings of daily life activities, is the third artist to present work on the 25-by-75 foot billboard next to the High Line, which has previously housed works by Anne Collier and John Baldessari since it launched in December, 2011. The drawings are on view through May 7. —R.J.
    Billboard next to the High Line, West 18th Street and 10th Avenue, New York, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

    SATURDAY, APRIL 7

    Opening: “Prolegomenia” at Jack Hanley Gallery
    For its seventh exhibition, the roving-gallery Gresham’s Ghost brings together eight artists for a show at Hanley, from well-known figures like Corin Hewitt, Josh Tonsfeldt and David Brooks to established artists who have been scarce in New York, like Buster Graybill and Judy Natal. The opening doubles as the release party for the 18th issue of Shifter Magazine. “Together,” Gresham’s Ghost writes in a statement, “the magazine and exhibition address and complicate both intentionality and the idea of it.” With talk in that text of the ways in which we humans rely on trees, mosquitoes and microscopic organisms within us, this promises to be a heady affair. –A.R.
    Jack Hanley Gallery, 136 Watts Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.