13 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before January 27

  • TUESDAY, JANUARY 21

    Talk: Painting Beyond Belief II at the Jewish Museum
    David Joselit, the scholar and critic, will discuss the Jewish Museum’s Marc Chagall show with the artist Thomas Eggerer.–Michael H. Miller
    Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue, New York, 6:30 p.m. free with RSVP

    Opening: “Fact of the Matter” Group show, curated by Socrates Sculpture Park
    “Fact of the Matter brings together nine sculptors, including five newly created artworks for the exhibition. Curated by John Hatfield, Executive Director, with Elissa Goldstone, Exhibition Program Manager at Socrates Sculpture Park, the exhibition showcases the work of: Jarrod Beck, Chakaia Booker, Mark di Suvero, Tony Feher, Hugh Hayden, Jeffry Mitchell, Richard Nonas, Ursula von Rydingsvard, and Alyson Shotz.” —Dan Duray
    Socrates, 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, 6–8 p.m.

    Opening: Dylan Bailey, “Emptiness” at 55 Gansevoort
    Go squeeze inside Ellie Rines’ diminutive exhibition space in the Meat Packing district for a glimpse of new work by Dylan Bailey. —Zoë Lescaze
    55 Gansevoort, New York, 7-8 p.m.

    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22

    Exhibition: “Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module” at the New Museum
    The Austrian organization tranzit has turned the fifth floor of the new museum into a simulated interior of a spaceship, based in part on the Czech science fiction film Ikari XB-1. —M.H.M.
    New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, museum hours

    Fair: Metro Show at the Metropolitan Pavilion
    The downtown fair returns for its third edition, offering up an array of antiques, fine art, outsider art, crafts, books and more. The 35 exhibitors will be there through Jan. 26. Check the website for fair hours and ticket prices following the opening night preview. (Pictured a work by Charles A.A. Dellschau available through Stephen Romano Gallery.) —Z.L.
    Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York, public preview 7-9 p.m, $75, normal admission $15

    THURSDAY, JANUARY 23

    Opening: Steve DiBenedetto at Half Gallery
    Now here are some fun paintings. “The frames are not used for presentation purposes, rather they serve as surface support for environmental breakdowns: containment structures to be breached and made vulnerable.” The show’s titled “Konstructshuns.” —D.D.
    Half Gallery, 43 East 78th Street, 6–8 p.m.

    Opening: Sol LeWitt at Pace Gallery
    This show “brings together seven structures from 1991 in a rare exhibition of a complete series.” You know you like these things, go! —D.D.
    Pace, 508 West 25th Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.

    Opening: Rosy Keyser at Karma
    I do not know this artist, but think Karma is terrific and am intrigued by the pictures. I never promise anything, readers! I haven’t seen these shows yet! What do you want from me? —D.D.
    Karma, 39 Great Jones Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.

    Fair: Winter Antiques Show at the Armory
    The Armory will once again become an Aladdin’s Cave of high-end antiques, ranging from suits of armor to Egyptian artifacts to modernist furniture. The fair is celebrating its 60th year with a opening night party and will run through Feb. 2. —Z.L.
    Park Avenue Armory, New York, opening night party 5-9 p.m., $300-$2,500, normal admission $25

    FRIDAY, JANUARY 24

    Exhibition: “The Little Prince: A New York Story” at the Morgan Library
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic The Little Prince gets the Morgan treatment in this show, which includes 25 of its manuscript pages “replete with crossed-out words, cigarette burns, and coffee stains.” The Morgan’s open late on Friday evenings, and free after 7 p.m. That’s one great way to spend a Friday night in my book. —A.R.
    The Morgan Library and Museum, 225 Madison, New York, 10:30 a.m.–9 p.m.

    SATURDAY, JANUARY 25

    Performances: Ei Arakawa / Marie Karlberg / Andrei Koschmieder and Dawn Kasper at White Columns
    Have you seen Pati Hertling’s gorgeous Annual yet? Here’s a nice chance to do that and also catch performances that are tied to it, from a trio, Ei Arakawa, Marie Karlberg and Andrei Koschmieder, and Dawn Kasper. Wouldn’t miss this one. —A.R.
    White Columns, 320 West 13th Street, New York, 7 p.m.

    Opening: Joel Shapiro at Paula Cooper
    Abstract sculptor par excellence Joel Shapiro will unveil a monumental new work composed of ten colorful wooden beams suspended in mid-air. (Pictured here, a different untitled work.) —Z.L.
    Paula Cooper, 534 West 21st Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

    SUNDAY, JANUARY 26

    Discussion: “Painting Beyond Belief III” at the Jewish Museum
    The Jewish Museum’s three-part series on contemporary painting concludes with a roundtable featuring N. Dash, Carroll Dunham, Jacqueline Humphries, Sanya Kantarovsky, David Salle and Charline von Heyl (whose work is pictured). Crazy lineup, right? Jordan Kantor will moderate. —A.R.
    Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue, New York, 6:30 p.m., RSVP

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