TUESDAY, MARCH 26
Talk: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev on Documenta 13 at the Goethe-Institut
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, who served as artistic director of the thrilling Documenta 13 (2012), will discuss that “exhibition as an embodied and ‘dis-tracted’ (dis / trahere = to pull or to draw in another direction) archive.” Anthony Huberman, the director of the Artist’s Institute who was just tapped to lead the CCA Wattis in San Francisco, will handle Q&A duties. —Andrew Russeth
Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building, 5 East Third Street, New York, 7 p.m.
Screening: Tom Rhoads at the Kitchen
The inexhaustible Dirty Looks film-screening crew will offer up three short films by Tom Rhoads from the late 1980s. Not familiar with Rhoads? He’s actually a defunct persona of artist Luther Price. Dirty Looks explains, “Tom Rhoads committed suicide via candy overdose in a public performance in 1989, giving birth to Luther Price.” —A.R.
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, 7 p.m.
THURSDAY, MARCH 28
Opening: Elizabeth Peyton at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise
Gavin Brown’s “press releases” are usually just a date, a time and an artist. In that spirit of cool brevity, I’m just going to stop right here. —Dan Duray
Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, 620 Greenwich Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: Daido Moriyama ‘Now and Now’ at Steven Kasher Gallery
Didn’t know much about Daido Moriyama but this show looks terrific. He seems sort of like a Japanese William Eggleston. —D.D.
Steven Kasher Gallery, 521 West 23 Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: Billy Childish at Lehmann Maupin
The painter, poet, musician and all-around Renaissance man will have his second exhibition at Lehmann Maupin, “paintings that change the universe like digging in the gutter with a broken lolly stick.” —Michael H. Miller
Lehmann Maupin, 540 West 26th Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
FRIDAY, MARCH 29
Opening: ‘HMV’ at Foxy Production
Curator Alexander Shulan, one half of the Jason Alexander curatorial crew, which was responsible for that nice show at 91 Canal Street a year back, helms this group show. Artists on tap include Jutta Koether, Pamela Rosenkranz, Ian Cheng and Andy Hope 1930. Sounds like it will be a nice time. —A.R.
Foxy Production, 623 West 27th Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Opening: Scott Olson at Wallspace
The painter Scott Olson, whose materials frequently include oil, wax and marble dust on wooden canvases, will have his first solo show at Wallspace. —M.H.M.
Wallspace, 619 West 27th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Novel Operations: Triple Canopy, Book Launch and Performance at Artists Space Books & Talks
Trip Cans toasts two new books at Artists Space with interpretative readings by actors and fun schmoozing. There will probably also be drinking, drinking, drinking. (Pictured: Artists Space’s Charlotte Posenenske show) —D.D.
Artists Space Books & Talks, 55 Walker Street, 7 p.m., $5
SATURDAY, MARCH 30
Opening: Wayne Gonzales at Paula Cooper
Wayne Gonzales, whose work often looks at found images of crowds and mob mentality, has his first solo exhibition in New York since 2009. —M.H.M.
Paula Cooper, 534 West 21st Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.