10 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before January 14

  • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9

    Opening: “Jacob Kassay: Untitled (disambiguation)” at the Kitchen
    For his first one-person show in New York since his sterling debut at Eleven Rivington in 2009, Jacob Kassay will present new work that “engages the specific spatial properties of the Kitchen’s gallery and building,” according to the alternative space’s news releases. Mr. Kassay’s website, by the way, is really well worth a visit. Have a look.—Andrew Russeth
    The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.

    Opening Jack Siegel “Jack Siegel” at Half Gallery
    Tight with the Still House crew, Jack Siegel is a fairly eclectic artist. I like his photographs, but he seems to be doing something new here. —Dan Duray
    Half Gallery, 208 Forsyth Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

    THURSDAY, JANUARY 10

    Opening: “Looking Back—The 7th White Columns Annual” at White Columns
    Artists Space curator Richard Birkett helms this year’s edition of the White Columns Annual, which invites its organizer to assemble a show based on art they saw over the past year. Past editions, organized by Bob Nickas, the joint force of Nick Mauss and Ken Okiishi and others, have provided illuminating reflections on the past 12 months in art. Mr. Birkett’s list of artists looks thrillingly eclectic, including Lutz Bacher, Bjarne Melgaard, Zoe Leonard, Alice Neel, Julie Ault and quite a few more. —A.R.
    White Columns, 320 West 13th Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.

    Opening: “Black Cake” at Team Gallery
    Alex Gartenfeld curates a group show at both of Team Gallery’s downtown locations. The stellar line-up includes Same Anderson, Massimo Grimaldi, Ryan McGinley and Sterling Ruby, among others.—Michael H. Miller
    Team Gallery, 83 Grand Street and 47 Wooster Street, New York, 6 p.m.

    Opening: Robert Lazzarini, “(damage)” at Marlborough Chelsea 
    Who doesn’t like Robert Lazzarini? His entertainingly distorted sculptures take over Marlborough Chelsea for this, his first solo show at his new gallery. Enjoy! —D.D.
    Marlborough Chelsea, 545 West 25 Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.

    Performances: “Tokyo: Experiments in Music and Performance” at MoMA
    As part of MoMA’s Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde, the museum will present a showcase of performances that took place in Tokyo in the 1960s, featuring experimental musician Tone Yasunao.—M.H.M.
    MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street, Theater 3, New York, 6 p.m.

    FRIDAY, JANUARY 11
    Opening: “Grasso, Grimonprez, Koh: Three Installations” at Sean Kelly
    Sean Kelly’s massive new home on 10th Avenue will provide plenty of space for new installations by artists Laurent Grasso, Johan Grimonprez and Terence Koh. —M.H.M.
    Sean Kelly Gallery, 475 10th Avenue, New York, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

    SATURDAY, JANUARY 12

    Opening: Andy Kaufman at Maccarone
    If you arrive early, you’ll find me reading tediously from The Great Gatsby, outside the gallery. —D.D.
    Maccarone, 630 Greenwich Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.

    SUNDAY, JANUARY 13

    Opening: “Nairy Baghramian: RETAINER” and “Double Life” at SculptureCenter
    For her first exhibition in the United States, Iranian–born, Berlin–based artist Nairy Baghramian offers up a large new sculpture “constructed from chromed struts draped with ‘sheets’ of cast silicon,” according to the institution. In addition, the museum’s In Practice program, which commissions new work, is having its latest show, presenting sculptors with a “performances–based approach” to their medium. The lineup includes Paul Branca, Lea Cetera, Julia Sherman and Bryan Zanisnik, who will perform at the opening with his parents. —A.R.
    SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves Street, Queens, 5–7 p.m.

    Screening: “Chasing Ice” at Symphony Space
    “Chasing Ice,” a 2012 documentary by National Geographic photographer James Balog, tracks the devastatingly rapid disappearance of Iceland’s giant glaciers with time-lapse footage spanning years. Originally a climate change skeptic, Mr. Balog was confronted with the realities of vanishing ice during a trip to the Arctic and became obsessed with capturing irrefutable proof of global warming’s effect on the environment. The film has swept festivals for its breathtaking images of Iceland’s lunar-looking landscapes and is in the running for an Academy Award nomination. —Zoë Lescaze
    Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York, 6 p.m., $14

    Update, Jan. 9: A previous version of this post stated an incorrect opening time for the Sean Kelly exhibition. It has since been corrected.