7 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before December 9

  • TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4
    Talk: Sze Tsung Leong at the Center for Alternative Photography
    Sze Tsung Leong, who is perhaps best known for his intensely detailed photographs of cities seen from high above them, will lecture about his various bodies of work. —Andrew Russeth
    Center for Alternative Photography, 36 East 30th Street, New York, 7 p.m.

    Panel Discussion: “War, Trauma and Public Art” at NYU Kimmel Center
    A panel featuring Ani Buk, Carl Cannon, Rosayln Deutsche, Joseph LeDoux and Kirk Savage, moderated by Carol Becker, will discuss Krzysztof Wodiczko’s Abramah Lincoln: War Veteran Projection, on view in Union Square Park through Dec. 9. Sounds more fun than Lincoln! —Michael H. Miller
    NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Rosenthal Pavilion, New York, RSVP at adam@moreart.org, 6–8 p.m.

    WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5
    Interactive Art: Franz Erhard Walther, First Work Set, at MoMA
    Some days you just need to try on some wearable German art. Why not today? Facilitators will be on hand to help visitors put on exhibition copies of pieces from Franz Erhard Walther’s First Work Set piece. It’s all part of of MoMA’s “Eyes Closed/Eyes Open: Recent Acquisitions in Drawings” show. Should be a nice time. —A.R.
    Museum of Modern Art, 11 53rd Street, New York, 12–4 p.m.

    THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6
    Book Launch: “Gyula Kosice” at Cabinet
    Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, Eva Díaz and D. Graham Burnett discuss Gyula Kosice in conversation with/en conversación con Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, the sixth book in the Fundación Cisneros’s Conversations series. —Dan Duray
    Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn, 7–9 p.m.

    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7
    Screening: Amos Poe’s New York: Alphabet City at the New Museum
    As part of its exhibition “Come Close: Art Around the Bowery 1969–1989,” the New Museum will screen Amos Poe’s Alphabet City (1984), a film set on the Lower East Side in the final moments before gentrification swept through the neighborhood. Vincent Spano stars as a young Italian-American gangster on the make. —A.R.
    New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, 7 p.m., $8

    Performance: Title TK and Marco Fusinato at Triple Canopy
    Title TK and Marco Fusinato perform alongside videos, in the CanopyCanopyCanopy tradition. Title Tk has chosen The Social Network, Mr. Fusinato’s selection, however, is actually TK. —D.D.
    Triple Canopy, 155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn, $8 suggested donation, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

    SATURDAY, DEC. 8

    Panel Discussion: “African-American Artists and Conceptualism” at Brooklyn Museum
    Naima Keith, assistant curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem, and artist Fred Wilson will discuss the impact of African-American conceptual art during the 1960s and ’70s. The event is presented in conjunction with the museum’s Lucy R. Lippard exhibition. —M.H.M.
    Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, 2 p.m., free with museum admission