8 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before June 29

  • TUESDAY, JUNE 26

    Opening: Hannah Weinberger, “Le Moi Du Toi,” at Swiss Institute
    Basel–based artist Hannah Weinberger’s first show in the United States promises to be a supremely minimal affair, at least visually: just white curtains along the walls and multidirectional speakers spread throughout the space. Aurally, though, the gallery will be filled: those speakers will play electronic loops composed by Ms. Weinberger that viewers can navigate on their visits. “There is no beginning or end to the permutations that the exhibition incites,” the SI’s release states. Should be interesting to see how the opening goes with all of that sound playing. —Andrew Russeth
    Swiss Institute, 18 Wooster Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.

    Opening: David Armstrong, “Night and Day,” at Half Gallery
    Half Gallery displays Kodachrome pictures by David Armstrong documenting life on the Lower East Side, ahead of a new book by the photographer. Expect cameos by René Ricard, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Jean-Michel Basquiat and John Waters. For the opening, do not expect elbow room. —Dan Duary
    Half Gallery, 208 Forsyth Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.

    Screening: “An Evening with Cinema 16″ at the Kitchen
    Curator Molly Surno pairs five short films by the likes of Standish Lawder, Sabrina Ratte, Viking Eggeling and Len Lye with a newly commissioned score by Matteah Baim. —Michael H. Miller
    The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, 7 p.m., $12

    WEDNESADAY, JUNE 27

    Opening: Caro Niederer, “Paintings,” at Hauser & Wirth
    The Swiss artist brings 18 of her paintings to the Upper East Side with this, the first paintings-only show for the multidisciplinary artist. Ms. Niederer has been with the gallery since she was 22. At the time, gallery co-founder Iwan Wirth was 16, so rest assured this exhibition will be authoritative. —D.D.
    Hauser & Wirth, 32 East 69 Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.

    THURSDAY, JUNE 28

    Opening: “Creative Growth” at Uffner
    Amie Scally, deputy director and curator at White Columns, helms this show of  10 artists associated with the Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, Calif., a nonprofit space that offers adults with various disabilities studio and gallery space. Among the artists are the late Judith Scott (who makes sculptures that are often wrapped with voluminous amounts of twine and who has work on view in the Matthew Higgs–curated show at James Cohan) and Aurie Ramirez (whose figurative drawings have a hint of William Copley’s rich color, idiosyncratic line and sinister charisma). —A.R.
    Rachel Uffner Gallery, 47 Orchard Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.

    Opening: Ella Kruglyanskaya, “Woman! Painting! Woman!” at GBE
    The sassy women in Ella Kruglyanskaya’s bright and splashy paintings seem to have taken tips from the films of Quentin Tarantino—they’re brainy, they do yoga, they tote guns and they have cat fights. When they go to the beach, watch out. These dauntless babes sport bathing suits that bear images of human mouths uncomfortably close to their crotches. Those with castration anxiety, be warned. —Rozalia Jovanovic
    Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, 620 Greenwich Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.

    Opening: Group show, “Friends with Benefits,” at Lehmann Maupin
    For its summer group show, Lehmann Maupin asked five of its artists—Tony Oursler, Angel Otero, Tim Rollins, Mickalene Thomas and Nari Ward—to pull together a group of artists whose work they wanted to encourage. The resultant exhibition, curated by Carla Camacho and Drew Moody, includes artists Derrick Adams, Scott Andresen, David Antonio Cruz, Nicole Awai, Matias Cuevas, Max Galyon, Wilfredo Ortega, Linda Post, and Sebastien Vallejo. If only all fresh-faced artists could have such brilliantly behaved friends who are a little higher up on the food chain. This show will please without any hassling entanglements. —R.J.
    Lehmann Maupin, 201 Chrystie Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.

    Book Signing: Ryan McGinley at Spoonbill & Sugartown
    Artist Ryan McGinley will be on hand at Williamsburg’s Spoonbill & Sugartown bookstore to sign copies of his new book, Ryan McGinley: Whistle for the Wind, which is being released by Rizzoli. —M.H.M.
    Spoonbill & Sugartown, 218 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.