10 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before January 28

  • TUESDAY, JANUARY 22

    Screening: Olaf Breuning “Home Trilogy” at Metro Pictures
    This week-long screening of Olaf Breuning’s “Home” trilogy should be delightfully weird and sprawling. It’s only a week long, be sure not to miss it! —Dan Duray
    Metro Pictures, 519 West 24th Street, New York, 5–7 p.m.

    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23

    Fair: Editions | Artists’ Book Fair at the Altman Building
    Sandy scuttled the 2012 edition of the E|AB, which brings together a fine selection of art publishers and distributors each year to show their wares. Two and a half months later, though, it finally arrives, at the Altman Building instead of Center 548. Exhibitors include Karma, Fulton Ryder, Specific Object and dozens more. —Andrew Russeth
    The Altman Building, 135 East 18th Street, New York, 7–9 p.m., $75, free from Thursday through Sunday, hours vary

    “Dieter Roth | Björn Roth” at Hauser & Wirth
    The New York Times, in its preview, said that the inaugural show at Hauser & Wirth’s new space downtown is “a messy, sprawling manifestation, spanning more than 40 years of work, of one of the most unusual family businesses in contemporary art.” What, are you going to miss that? Don’t miss it, I’m telling you. —D.D.
    Hauser & Wirth, 511 West 18th Street, 6–8 p.m.

    THURSDAY JANUARY 24

    Opening: Marco Brambilla “CREATION (megaplex)” at Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery
    Marco Brambilla, the man behind the creepy video installations inside the elevators at the Standard Hotel, will show his apocalyptic work in Chelsea.—Michael H. Miller
    Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, 532 West 24 Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

    Opening: Deborah Kass, “My Elvis” at Paul Kasmin Gallery
    Deborah Kass will show paintings from her series “My Elvis” from the early ’90s, a silkscreened nod to Warhol.—M.H.M.
    Paul Kasmin Gallery, 515 West 27 Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

    Talk: “The Ruin of Exchange” with John Miller, Alexander Alberro, Bob Nickas and Nic Guagnini
    Artists Space hosts a talk between the fine gentlemen listed above on the occasion of John Miller’s latest book release. Things could get dense, but I’m sure you’ll be able to keep up. —D.D.
    55 Walker Street, 7 p.m., $5

    FRIDAY, JANUARY 25

    Performance: Will Redman and Kevin Shea at the Kitchen
    If you haven’t seen Jacob Kassay’s quiet, mysterious show at the Kitchen yet, this performance offers a nice chance to take a look. Percussionists Will Redman and Kevin Shea will perform on both floors of the Kitchen’s space in conjunction with the show. Those looking for another rich Kassay-music crossover should dig up a copy of the album Rêve Parisien, which documents a Rhys Chatham performance at Mr. Kassay’s 2010 show at Art:Concept in Paris. Beautiful stuff. —A.R.
    The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, 7–9 p.m.

    Opening: “Drawing Surrealism” at the Morgan Library & Museum
    Surrealist heavyweights like Salvador Dalí and Max Ernst may be best known for their paintings, but a new exhibition at the Morgan is shifting the focus to their drawings and works on paper. The wonderfully weird results of games like the “exquisite corpse,” collages created by chance as well as spontaneous, automatic drawings will hang alongside the work of international artists influenced by Francis Picabia, Joan Miró and friends. —Zoë Lescaze
    The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue, New York, 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Opening: Johnny Abrahams, “Conclusion: Inconclusive” at Jack Hanley Gallery  
    The young painter Johnny Abrahams brings his geometrical, headache-inducing paintings to Jack Hanley for his first solo show at the gallery. —M.H.M.
    Jack Hanley Gallery, 327 Broome Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

    Benefit: “Postcards From the Edge” at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
    Visual AIDS, which aims to combat HIV/AIDS through art, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the 15th anniversary of its much-loved Postcards From the Edge benefit. More than 1,300 artists have submitted postcards that are on view at the gallery, though they’re shown without labels. The maker of a given work is revealed only after someone spends the $85 to acquire it. Some of the big names include Vito Acconci, Ida Applebroog and Dotty Attie. —A.R.
    Sikkema Jenkins & Co., 530 West 22nd Street, New York, 5 p.m., $85, $5 suggested donation Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.