10 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before April 29

  • MONDAY, APRIL 22

    Talk: Haim Steinbach on On Kawara at Dia:Chelsea
    Haim Steinbach, who has made his name with intimate, intricate groupings of found objects on inimitable shelves, discusses On Kawara, who has taken the passing of time as his medium. Mr. Steinbach is precise and polemical at the podium so this should be a good one. (The talk’s sold out at the moment, but a wait list will start forming at 6 p.m.) —Andrew Russeth
    Dia:Chelsea, 535 West 22nd Street, New York, Fifth Floor, 6 p.m.

    TUESDAY, APRIL 23

    Opening: BAMart Silent Auction at The Hole
    This auction, co-chaired by Cindy Sherman, Beth Rudin DeWoody and Kathy Grayson, features work by names like Joshua Abelow, Cecily Brown, Keltie Ferris, Kate Levant, Amy Sillman and Stanley Whitney. Many have attractive estimates. You can bid online now via Paddle8 if you can’t wait to see the work in person at the Hole. —A.R.
    The Hole, 312 Bowery, New York, 6–9 p.m.

    Opening: Alex Hubbard, “Magical Rámon and The Five Bar Blues,” at Maccarone
    The ever-inventive Alex Hubbard will present a batch of his “bent paintings,” a video starring Magical Ramón and a new series called “the bars,” which are “true–to-life, one-person portable drinking bars,” according to the gallery’s news release. Sounds great. —A.R.
    Maccarone, 630 Greenwich Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.

    Talk: “A Minor History of Giant Spheres” at Apexart
    As part of “Exhibition Space,” curated by Greg Allen, Joshua Foer will present the visual essay “A Minor History of Giant Spheres,” explaining once and for all, “What’s the deal with big balls.” —Michael H. Miller
    Apexart, 291 Church Street, New York, 6:30 p.m.

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24

    Gala: Brooklyn Artists Ball at the Brooklyn Museum
    The annual Brooklyn Artists Ball will honor Brooklyn Museum trustee Barbara Knowles Debs and artists Vik Muniz, Wangechi Mutu and Roxy Paine. —M.H.M.
    Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, 6:30-midnight, tickets $1,000 to $50,000 (it’s a fundraiser, after all), after-party-only tickets $75

    Opening: Josh Tonsfeldt at Simon Preston
    Lots of people like Josh Tonsfedlt, maybe you should get on-board too. No pressure or anything. —Dan Duray
    Simon Preston Gallery, 301 Broome Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.

    FRIDAY, APRIL 26

    Performance: “Concrete Escort I, II, III, IV” at the Guggenheim
    Ei Arakawa and friends like Kerstin Brästch, Eileen Quinlan and Amy Sillman take visitors on a delirious performance–based tour of the exhibition “Gutai: Splendid Playground.” The version of the tour offered last month involved an ax-wielding man, sprints by everyone down the museum’s spiral walkway and a performance by choreographer Simone Forti of her 1961 piece Huddle, among other activities. It was easily the most fun I’ve ever had in a museum. The 8 p.m. slot is a touch more expensive because there will be a nice reception after festivities conclude. Legendary performance photographer Paula Court will shoot the whole thing. —A.R.
    Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., $20 or $25

    Opening: Bob Zoell, Wyatt Kahn at Rachel Uffner Gallery
    What happens when you pair a cool New York guy with an old school Los Angeles guy? Well that just sounds like a party to me. Or possibly a presidential ticket. —D.D.
    Rachel Uffner Gallery, 47 Orchard Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.

    SUNDAY, APRIL 28

    Performance: Laurel Nakadate, “An Open Confession” at MoMA PS1
    To celebrate the publication of her book 365 Days: A Catalogue of Tears, Laurel Nakadate will hear your confessions at MoMA PS1.—M.H.M.
    MoMA PS1, VW Dome, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Queens, 4–6 p.m.

    Opening: The Columbia University 2013 MFA Thesis Show
    This is always a terrific time. Great art, booze and weirdly good food, and only the coolest collectors. —D.D.
    Fisher Landau Center for Art, Queens, 2–5 p.m.

    Update, April 22: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that Wolfgang Tillmans’s book signing was set for April 22; it is scheduled for April 29. We apologize for any inconvenience.