11 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before September 27

  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

    Talk: Jutta Koether on Agnes Martin at Dia:Chelsea
    Dia’s always-great Artists on Artists lecture series presents German artist and writer Jutta Koether on Agnes Martin. Given Ms. Koether’s background as a critic and art teacher, and her penchant for taking on the role of educator in her activities with the Grand Openings collective, this is pretty much guaranteed to be a great one. Reservations are no longer available online, but Dia says walk-ins will be allowed in based on availability. Why not take a chance?—Andrew Russeth
    Dia:Chelsea, 535 West 22nd Street, Fifth Floor, New York, 6:30 p.m., $6/$3

    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

    Screening and Talk: Liz Magic Lazer at EAI
    “The program will also include special edits of The Armory Show Focus Group (2013), In Camera (2012) and I Feel Your Pain (2011).” —Dan Duray
    Electronic Arts Intermix, 535 West 22nd Street, Fifth Floor, New York, 6:30 pm, $7

    Opening: John Armleder at Nahmad Contemporary
    The Swiss Institute survey of this wily Swiss artist’s “Furniture Sculptures” last year was one of 2012′s best moments, confirming him as a master of the contemporary readymade, the monochrome, the weirdo installation and plenty more. One piece was a replica of a Brooks Brothers mirror with two suit jackets. Just insanely great. This show focuses on his work from the last 20 years and includes one of his deeply lovable wall paintings. Pack smelling salts. —A.R.
    Nahmad Contemporary, 980 Madison Avenue, New York, 6–8 p.m.

    WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

    Book Launch: Garth Evans at Vogt
    Vogt Gallery will toast the launch of Garth Evans: Sculpture Beneath the Skin, a new book surveying the career of the still-underrated sculptor Garth Evans with a “short Q&A” between Mr. Evans and David Cohen. If you haven’t seen Mr. Evans’s show at Vogt yet, here’s your chance. —A.R.
    Johannes Vogt Gallery, 526 West 26th Street, Suite 205, New York, 6:30 p.m. (This event is for member; exhibition opens to the public on Thursday.)

    Screening: The Age of Innocence at MoMA
    This is a screening of the movie The Age of Innocence at MoMA. If you like movies, specifically The Age of Innocence (I guess you might also like the book too) and going to MoMA, you should probably see The Age of Innocence at MoMA. If you don’t like these things, then don’t. —D.D.
    The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, Theater 1, 7 p.m.

    Exhibition: “Balthus: Cats and Girls—Paintings and Provocations” at the Met
    Brace yourself for 35 unsettling paintings paintings of adolescent females and their feline companions. These along with 40 never-before-exhibited ink drawings will comprise the first U.S. Balthus show in 30 years. —Zoë Lescaze
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 

    Opening: “Balthus: The Last Studies” at Gagosian
    Gagosian now represents the estate of Balthus. This is their debut show with the estate. —D.D.
    Gagosian, 976 Madison Avenue, 6–8 p.m.

    Exhibition: “Robert Indiana: Beyond Love” at the Whitney Museum
    The Whitney presents the first major museum retrospective of the work of Robert Indiana, whose iconic (and chronically repackaged) LOVE, according to the museum,eclipsed the public’s understanding of the emotional poignancy and symbolic complexity of his art.” –Michael H. Miller
    The Whitney, 945 Madison Avenue, New York, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

    Performance: Dynasty Handbag, “Transparent Trap” at the New Museum
    Dirty Looks NYC is teaming up with the New Museum to present an evening’s worth of work by Jibz Cameron, a Performa biennial veteran whose out-there performances and videos have also graced the Kitchen and MoMA PS1. On Thursday, she will stage a PowerPoint presentation/performance and show two new video works: Remote Penetration (dir. Josef Kraska), starring DH as a superhero-drone that sings into a squash, and A Dream Is Not A Life (dir. Hedia Maron), inspired by Beyoncé‘s documentary Life Is But A Dream. There will also be some ‘singing’ and ‘dancing,’ D-bag style.” —Z.L.
    The New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, 7 p.m., $12

    Opening: “Sean Scully: Change and Horizontals” at the Drawing Center
    Sean Scully’s acrylic, ink, graphite and masking-tape drawings from 1974–5 will be shown together for the first time in 30 years. –M.H.M.
    The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

    Talk: “Calligraffiti Speaks” at Leila Heller Gallery
    A number of artists are sitting down to talk about calligraphy and graffiti, including Fab Five Freddy, perhaps the most prominent living member of New York’s 1980s graffiti art scene, and LA2 a k a Angel Ortiz, an old collaborator of Keith Haring’s whose work is pictured here. —Z.L.
    Leila Heller Gallery, 568 West 25th Street, New York, 6:30 p.m., seating limited; RSVP to RSVP@leilahellergallery.com