11 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before July 14

  • MONDAY, JULY 8

    Screening: Taylor Mead’s Ass at MoMA
    For 70 minutes today, in the Museum of Modern Art’s sculpture garden, Andy Warhol will be showing us Taylor Mead’s ass in a special screening of the movie by that name. iPhone says there’s going to be a thunderstorm at that time, but that’s also kind of awesome (rain date tomorrow, call ahead). Presented by Dirty Looks. —Dan Duray
    MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street., New York, 8:30 p.m. $12

    Workshop: A Summer Salon with Karen Finley at the Guggenheim
    “Internationally acclaimed artist and educator” (per the Guggenheim’s website) Karen Finley begins her four days of courses at the museum today, aimed at “encourag[ing] cross-generational dialogue.” It sounds expensive and intense, but also fun. (Image courtesy University of Pennsylvania.) —D.D.
    The Guggenheim, 1071 5th Avenue, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., through July 11, $240 general admission, $160 members, $120 students and interns

    WEDNESDAY, JULY 10

    Opening: “Hair and Skin” at Derek Eller Gallery
    This group show, helmed by Derek Eller’s Isaac Lyles “presents the body in extremes to explore the potential of physical empathy and bodily resonance,” according to its news release. One hell of an artist list on this one, including Hans Bellmer, Louise Bourgeois, Günter Brus (whose work is pictured), Adam Putnam, Davina Semo, Maria Petschnig and Aneta Grzeszykowska, who made Headache (2008), that mesmerizing video of hands, feet and heads doing all sorts of wild things in SculptureCenter’s fall 2012 show “A Disagreeable Object.” —Andrew Russeth
    Derek Eller Gallery, 615 West 27th Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.

    Opening: “Bathers” at Morgan Lehman
    Summer is all about the beach, water and flesh, and so this sounds like one great summer group show, focusing on that time-honored Modernist subject, the bather. Among the 13 young artists providing work are Gina Beavers, Melissa Brown (whose work is pictured), Hope Gangloff, Daniel Heidkamp, Ryan Schneider and Ruby Sky Stiler. —A.R.
    Morgan Lehman, 535 West 22nd Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.

    THURSDAY, JULY 11

    Preview: “Fruits of Captiva” at the Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space
    Works from the pilot year of the artists residency at the Rauschenberg’s home and studio in Captiva, Fla. will be on view at the project space. —Michael H. Miller
    Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space, 455 West 19th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

    Opening: “Folk Devil” at David Zwirner
    David Zwirner’s put together a nice little group show for the summer. Swing by Thrusday to see Lynn Chadwick, Spartacus Chetwynd, Marlene Dumas, Nikolas Gambaroff, Brian Griffiths, Roger Hiorns, Ryan McGinley, Oscar Murillo, Mike Nelson, Eddie Peake, Jason Rhoades, Steven Shearer, Oscar Tuazon, Sophie von Hellermann, Franz West, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. I have a colleague who would describe this show as “just full of hot, hot artists, ah, God, so many hot artists.” (WHICH ONE DO YOU THINK IT IS LET US KNOW IN THE COMMENTS.) — D.D.
    David Zwirner, 519, 525 & 533 West 19th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

    Opening: “Hold the Floor” at Hundred Forsyth
    A group show with work by Brian Michael Dunn, Dylan Hansen-Fliedner, Raphael Taylor and Mamie Tinkler at Hundred Forsyth, a temporary project room whose goal is to hold as many short summer shows as possible over a four-month period. —M.H.M.
    Hundred Forsyth, 100A Forsyth Street, New York, 7-9 p.m.

    Opening: “Made in Space” at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise and Venus Over Manhattan
    It’s a busy night at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, with shows featuring the Afrika Bambaataa Master of Records vinyl archive and monochromes by the mysterious Henry Codax opening alongside “Made In Space,” a group show curated by Peter Harkawik and Laura Owens that’s also going to be at Venus Over Manhattan. —Zoë Lescaze
    Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, 620 Greenwich Street, New York, 6-9 p.m.; Venus Over Manhattan, 980 Madison Avenue, New York, 6-9 p.m. 

    Art Fair: ArtMrkt Hamptons at the Bridgehampton Historical Society
    Big weekend in the Hamptons! The Parrish is having their annual gala, Martos is hosting its summer blowout (at a new location) and ArtMrkt Hamptons is bringing 40 galleries to the Bridgehampton Historical Society, including Glenn Horowitz, Halsey McKay and Lennon, Weinberg, Inc. —A.R.
    ArtMrkt Hamptons, 2368 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, N.Y., 6–10 p.m., $50 for opening night preview and all-weekend access (the fair runs through Sunday, with various hours), $20 for single-day pass

    Party: Chelsea Block Party, West 24th Street 
    Jack Shainman Gallery is closing off its stretch of West 24th Street for summery celebration of Hank Willis Thomas. If you like food tucks, music and galleries keeping their doors open late (and you probably should) head on over. —Z.L.
    West 24th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues), New York, 6-9 p.m.

    SUNDAY, JULY 14

    Talk: Marina Abramovic at MoMA PS1
    As part of the school module of “Expo 1,” Marina Abramovic will “talk about how to create a productive union between the arts, science, technology, spirituality and education in the future.” (Hopefully she’ll share some plans for her eponymous institute, set to open in Hudson, N.Y. in 2015, which is shaping up to be a real doozy of a place.) —Z.L.
    MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, New York, 3 p.m.

    Update, July 9: The post has been updated to correct the date and nature of the Chelsea block party. It is occurring on July 11, not July 10. Anton Kern, who organized the block party last year, is not doing so this year. We regret the error.

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