11 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before July 28

  • MONDAY, JULY 22

    Performance: Keil Borrman, “Airing the Facilitation Banner Paintings,” at Osmos
    As part of a program called “Beer on Sundays,” inspired by anarchist saloonkeeper Justus Schwab’s effort in the late 19th century to operate his drinking establishment on that day, which was once housed at Osmos’s address, Keil Borrman will stage a performance, curated by Jovana Stokic, which involves the audience taking banners with political messages from the gallery, recently founded by curator Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, to the nearby First Street Green, at 33 East 1st Street. A group called Table on Ten has also crafted a “communal alphabet soup.” Beer will be served. —Andrew Russeth
    Osmos, 50 East 1st Street, New York, 6–9 p.m.

    TUESDAY, JULY 23

    Performance: Borden Capalino, MV Carbon, Weekend, “Weekend (Secret show – Jinx Release)/Clocktower Open Studios,” curated by Alanna Heiss, David Weinstein, Joe Ahearn at The Clocktower
    The San Francisco lo-fi trio Weekend will perform live to celebrate their second album release. Sounds like a ton of fun. It is sold out, though you might just show up because you never know, though if you like to play it safe it is streaming online as well. —Dan Duray
    The Clocktower, 108 Leonard Street, 13th Floor, New York, 6–10 p.m.

    Opening: “Dead Inside” at Bleecker Street Arts Club
    Here’s a strong-looking sculpture show featuring bodycentric work by 18 artists, including big names like Paul McCarthy, May Wilson and John Chamberlain, as well as younger talent like Sterling Ruby, Tal R, Nick van Woert and Adeline de Monseignat (whose work is pictured). —Zoë Lescaze
    Bleecker Street Arts Club, 305 Bleecker Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

    WEDNESDAY, JULY 24

    Performance: Rachel Mason at Envoy
    For her show in Envoy’s lower-level gallery, curated by Tim Goossens, artist Rachel Mason performs Rand Paul’s 13-hour filibuster in a video, dressed as a rather frightening character she calls FutureClown. Tonight she offers a one-hour version of the piece live. —A.R.
    Envoy Enterprises, 87 Rivington Street, New York, 7–8 p.m.

    Reading: Alvaro Enrigue, Biana Stone, Catherine Lacey, M. Callen, Trey Sager, “BOMBLIVE! Evening of Readings @ Harbor,” curated by BOMB Magazine, at Harbor
    Artist-run gallery Harbor presents a night of readings in conjunction with the exhibition “how to say for what I do not know.” —D.D.
    258 17-17 Troutman Street, Brooklyn 8–10 p.m.

    Opening: “Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt” at Brooklyn Museum
    Cats! Cats cats cats! Cats cats cats cats cats, cats cats. Cats cats cats cats cats cats cats? CATS. —Michael H. Miller
    Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, hours: Wednesday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.–10 p.m.; Friday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

    Opening: “Lightness of Being” at City Hall Park
    It’s a good week for seeing multigenerational sculpture shows, apparently. Head downtown for the Public Art Fund’s group of simultaneously “lighthearted and enigmatic” works curated by Nicholas Baume and Andria Hickey, including half a dozen human-animal hybrids by Olaf Breuning, oversize squash by Sarah Lucas, steel flip-flops by David Shrigley (pictured) and never-before-shown late work by Franz West. —Z.L.
    City Hall Park (bordered by Broadway, Chambers and Centre Streets and Park Row), New York, 5:30–6:30 p.m. (and then open whenever the park is open)

    THURSDAY, JULY 25

    Concert: MoMA Nights with Ducktails
    Every Thursday in July and August, MoMA stays open late and offers a variety of special programs. On offer this night is the Brooklyn–based band Ducktails, which released its delectable fourth LP, The Flower Lane, on Domino earlier this year. The museum’s Terrace 5 dining location is also offering a special menu that you can reserve in advance. Lots to love. —A.R.
    Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, 5:30–8 p.m.

    FRIDAY, JULY 26

    Opening: Kenny Scharf, Tseng Kwong Chi “Amerikulture” at Eric Firestone Gallery
    Have heard plenty about this one. Plus, who doesn’t like it when “America” is spelled with a “K?” So cool to do that thing. I think there’s a BBQ. —D.D.
    Eric Firestone Gallery, 4 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, N.Y., 6–9 p.m.

    SATURDAY, JULY 27

    “The Very First Year” at Eyebeam
    For the first time in Eyebeam’s 16-year history, the majority of its fellows, residents and honorary fellows are women. To celebrate, the organization is throwing a day’s worth of cyberfeminist workshops, readings, installations, tutorials, drinks and a potluck dinner. Check Eyebeam’s website for a full breakdown of the very loaded schedule (additional “Very First” events are slated for Aug. 15, Oct. 20 and Nov. 9). —Z.L.
    Eyebeam, 540 West 21st Street, New York, 12–10 p.m.

    Screening: Pedro Almódovar, Labyrinth of Passion at El Charro Español
    As part of the Dirty Looks: On Location series, a screening of Pedro Almódovar’s 1982 film Labyrinth of Passion, about the Iranian royal family after the revolution of 1979 thrust into a variety of sexually adventurous circumstances. —M.H.M.
    El Charro Español, 4 Charles Street, New York, 2–5 p.m., RSVP for table to dirtylooksnyc@gmail.com.

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