MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18
Performance: Clifford Owens, Five Day’s Worth at Third Streaming
Clifford Owens is presenting a cryptic piece for Performa 13, composed of five performances with zero description on the website. What we do know is that the first one is tonight, it’s called “In The Dark,” and like the others, it will “include the activation of objects and the staging of conflicts and resolutions.” In this vein, audience members at the final performance on Friday are required to bring an object they’d like Mr. Owens to perform with. —Zoë Lescaze
Third Streaming, 10 Greene Street, New York, 8-10 p.m., check the site for full schedule.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Performance: Body/Head with Kim Gordon and Bill Nace at MoMA
Body/Head, Kim Gordon’s current project, will play some music & project some visuals. Particularly looking forward to the DJ set from the ineffable riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna, though. —Z.L.
MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, 8-11 p.m.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Christian Marclay “New Paintings and Works on Paper,” at Paula Cooper Gallery
Christian Marclay unveils a group of new paintings, which include silk-screen on painted backgrounds and onomatopoeia torn from comic book pages. —Michael H. Miller
Paula Cooper Gallery, 534 West 21st Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: “UNIQUE NEWARK,” new works by Sebastian Black
If I compliment this guy in public anymore, it’s going to be hard to talk to him. So uh, he sucks. But maybe go to this. (Image courtesy Interview) —Dan Duray
CLEARING, 505 Johnson Ave #10 Brooklyn, NY 11237, USA
Openings: Josephine Meckseper at Andrea Rosen Gallery
Josephine Meckseper’s first exhibition with Andrea Rosen will feature “large-scale vitrines, mirror wall panels and photographic works that reveal a historical link between contemporary consumer display forms and their early 20th century precursors.” —M.H.M.
Andrea Rosen Main Gallery, 525 West 24th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: “Lauren Luloff: Recent Paintings” at Show Room
Brooklyn-based painter Lauren Luloff will show new works at the recently relocated Show Room gallery, made of “muslin and bedsheets, stretched and bleached and painted.” They’re nuanced amalgamations of forms, patterns and textures, in various states of formation: charming, haunting and often both at once. —Andrew Russeth
Show Room, 460 Union Street, New York, 7–10 p.m.
Performance: Al Foul, Al Perry, Cornichons and Airport Seven at The Kitchen
As part of his show at The Kitchen, French monochrome maître Olivier Mosset has organized two nights of concerts. First up is an evening with Al Foul, “a solo act with the power of a trio”; Al Perry, “the inventor of cowpunk”; the “global country band” Cornichons, whose star-studded roster lists Servane Mary, Aura Rosenberg, Jose Martos, Dan Walworth and John Miller; and Airport Seven, three (confusing, I know) onetime Steven Parrino collaborators who do free improvisation. Wild. Saturday has Arto Lindsay and Cory Henry taking the stage. —A.R.
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, 7 p.m., $15/$12
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
Opening: Isa Genskin at MoMA
This show is pretty good, you’ll enjoy it. — D.D.
11 West 53 Street, Saturday and on
Opening: “Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart: Collected by Julie Ault” at Artists Space
After stops at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Basel and the Culturgest in Lisbon, this tantalizing-sounding show of work from the collection of—and projects involving—writer, curator, artist Julie Ault has arrived in New York, where the art collective she cofounded, Group Material, was active in the 1980s and ’90s. The lineup is a thing of beauty, including Sadie Benning, Nayland Blake, Jennifer Bolande, Carrie Mae Weems and Martin Wong, to name just some of the Bs and Ws. (Photo by Heinz Peter Knes) —A.R.
Artists Space, 28 Greene Street, Third Floor, and 55 Walker Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24
Tabor Robak “Next-Gen Open Beta” at Team Gallery
Video game landscapes! Love it! Go! —D.D.
83 Grand street, 6-8 p.m.
Performances: “On Humor” with Blowfly and Michael Smith at MoMA PS1
Blowfly, one of Mike Kelley’s preferred performers, and Michael Smith, a friend and artistic collaborator of Kelley’s, will present pieces in conjunction with the current exhibition of Kelley’s work. Before they begin, guest curator Mark Beasley, who worked extensively with Kelley during his lifetime, Mr. Smith and Jayson Musson of the brilliant Art Thoughtz will chat about humor in the late great artist’s work. —Z.L.
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Queens, 2-6 p.m.