8 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before September 17

  • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

    Opening: Richard Phillips at Gagosian
    Featuring the artist’s much acclaimed videos of Sasha Grey and Lindsay Lohan, the new show features new portraits of them, and the Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima. The show promises to be beautiful in pretty much every sense, and the catalogue essay is by Observer columnist Adam Lindemann. A wealth of riches! —Dan Duray
    Gagosian, 555 West 24th Street, New York, 6 to 8 p.m.

    WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

    Opening: Gerhard Richter, “Painting 2012,” at Marian Goodman Gallery
    Gerhard Richter, painter extraordinaire and occasional muse of Don DeLillo, will unveil a collection of new works—his so-called “Strip Paintings,” as well as a recent glass sculpture—at Marian Goodman Gallery. The press release states dramatically, “The opening will take place…in the presence of the artist.” —Michael H. Miller
    Marian Goodman Gallery, 24 West 57th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

    Opening: Thomas Hirschhorn, “Concordia, Concordia,” at Gladstone Gallery
    Thomas Hirschhorn’s new show at Gladstone will feature a “large-scale work inspired by the sinking of the cruise ship Costa Concordia,” which was shipwrecked at the beginning of this year. The artist’s statement for the show is something else, concluding with the ominous words, “The flooded casino of consumption stands for evidence: the evidence of a coming disaster and the evidence of an announced failure.” Makes you wonder if this guy’s ever even been to Chelsea before. —M.H.M.
    Gladstone Gallery, 530 West 21st Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

    Opening: Gelitin at Greene Naftali Gallery
    The last time Austrian art collective Gelitin had a show at Greene Naftali, they inhabited the space and, blindfolded and half-naked, they created a large-scale, messy, interactive sculpture with the help of some assistants, including artists Cecily Brown, Jim Drain, Rob Pruitt, K8 Hardy and Urs Fischer. This time around, all we know is that it will be another large-scale interactive sculpture. —Rozalia Jovanovic
    Greene Naftali Gallery, 508 West 26th Street, 8th Floor, New York, 6-8 p.m.

    Opening: Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe at Marlborough Chelsea
    Marlborough Chelsea keeps getting more and more ambitious, and their latest project, with former Deitch-ers Messrs Freeman and Lowe represents a huge step forward for the gallery. The artist duo has created a major collaborative space with multiple rooms. Mr. Lowe told our Anthony Haden-Guest that the show represents a “parallel universe where the time is out of joint.” —D.D.
    Marlborough Chelsea, 545 West 25th Street, New York, 6-10 p.m.

    Opening: William Wegman, “Drawing for a Better Tomorrow and a Worse Yesterday” at Salon 94
    William Wegman’s early videos are off-beat and humorous, and some of his best work. Co-organized by Sperone Westwater, this show presents the videos, along with his whimsical and ironic early drawings, which have inspired legions of artists, from David Shrigley to Cory Arcangel. —R.J.
    Salon 94, 1 Freeman Alley, New York, 6-8 p.m.

    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

    Opening: “Now I am Quietly Waiting…” at Bortolami 
    Sculptor Tom Burr organized this group show, whose full title comes from a line by Frank O’Hara (“Now I am quietly waiting for the catastrophe of my personality to seem beautiful again, and interesting, and modern.”) Which is classy. Even classier: among the 16 artists with work in the show are Ken Okiishi, Hilary Lloyd, Charline von Heyl and Gordon Matta-Clark. —Andrew Russeth
    Bortolami, 520 West 20th Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.

    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

    Performance: Elad Lassry, “Untitled (Presence),” at the Kitchen
    The more one learns about Tel Aviv-born artist Elad Lassry, the more interesting he gets. His alluring, deadpan photographs have established him as a leading practitioner of that medium, and his recent films and sculptures clearly state that he will endure. Here he’s staging a performance with dancers from the New York City Ballet and the American Ballet Theater in conjunction with his Tim Griffin–curated exhibition. This evening is your last chance to catch the show. Additional performances take place on Thursday, Sept. 13, and Friday, Sept. 14. —A.R.
    The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, 8:30 p.m., $10