11 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before Feb. 10

  • MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3

    Artist Talk: B. Wurtz at the New School
    SculptureCenter has organized this lecture with the California-born, New York-based artist B. Wurtz, whose recent shows at Metro Pictures (in 2013 and 2011, a survey organized by Matthew Higgs) have been master studies in winning gargantuan and surprising aesthetic pleasures with the most economical means. His Untitled (fetish) (2013) is reproduced in the slide show. And, I should note, there’s a real warmth to his work—perfect for this very snowy Monday. Should be a great one. —Andrew Russeth
    The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th Street, Second Floor, New York, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., free

    Reading: Bruce Andrews and Nada Gordon at Dia
    Snow and poetry. Snowetry. This job fulfills me. (Upate: it was cancelled because of the snow, of all things)—Dan Duray
    Dia, 535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor, New York, 6:30 p.m.

    Screening: Breaking the Frame at Anthology
    Marielle Nitoslawska directs this documentary about the storied performance artist Carolee Schneemann, which features music by James Tenney. It’s apparently richly stocked with images and films from Ms. Schneemann’s archives, so it sounds like a must see, and—great news—it’s screening all week in case you’re not free tonight. —Andrew Russeth
    Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, New York, 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. and throughout the week, $10/$8

    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5

    Opening: ‘Urbanities’ at James Fuentes
    I like the slightly-shorter-than-usual shows that Fuentes does occasionally, just like it’s the old days. It keeps things lively. This one runs only through Feb. 23, so if you can’t make the opening or aren’t the opening type—nothing wrong with that!—make sure to make a note to swing back soon. The lineup looks great: Lizzi Bougatsos, Ben Morgan-Cleveland, Dan Colen (whose work is pictured), Dena Yago, Matt Kenny and Carlos Reyes. —A.R.
    James Fuentes, 55 Delancey Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.

    Talk: Para-Real at 601 Artspace
    A round-table discussion with Magdalena Sawon, Greg Allen, John Powers, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy and Robert Blake, on the subject of art that “destabilize the notion of reality through models, illusions, fakes, virtual constructs, appropriation, dioramas, puppets, re-made objects and paranormal phenomena, staged or real.” Tied to a show of that name. —D.D.
    601 Artspace, 601 West 26th Street, #1755, New York, 7–8:30 p.m.

    Opening: “Another Culmination” at Franklin Parrasch Gallery
    This show, named after a sculpture by Ken Price, has work by a pretty remarkable band of artists—Sarah Braman, Marcia Hafif, John McCracken, Bruce Nauman, Ken Price, and Daniel Turner—and inaugurates the gallery’s new Upper East Side space. What more can I say? I’m pumped. —A.R.
    Franklin Parrasch Gallery, 53 East 64th Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.

    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7

    Screening: Alphaville at Film Forum
    “Godard originally wanted Roland Barthes for the role of Professor von Braun,” IMDB’s trivia section tells us. Now will you deign to see it, Mr. Theory Pants? —D.D.
    Film Forum, 209 West Houston Street, New York, various times, whatever movies cost

    Exhibition: “Richard Tuttle: Looking for the Map” at Pace
    Fifty years after his first solo show at the gallery, Richard Tuttle will present new studies and drawings relating to his longstanding interest in textiles. The show serves as a sort of curtain raiser for his upcoming Tate Modern commission, which will take over the Turbine Hall with suspended 40-foot textiles he designed and fabricated. —Zoë Lescaze
    Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

    Performance: “Chance Motives” at SculptureCenter
    Not entirely sure what’s going on here but it’s a show of “time-based work…culminating in a collaborative and practical expression of heterogeneous rhythms.” Fun! —Michael H. Miller
    SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves Street, Queens, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

    Opening: Diana Al-Hadid and Medardo Rosso at Marianne Boesky
    Syrian-born painter Diana Al-Hadid will exhibit a new body of work partly inspired by Medardo Rosso, the Italian sculptor known for his kinship with Impressionist painters and tempestuous relationship with Rodin. (One new untiled piece by Ms. Al-Hadid is pictured here.) —Z.L.
    Marianne Boesky Gallery, 118 East 64th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9

    Talk: Venetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Artists Carol Bove and Josiah McElheny will talk about Carlo Scarpa’s work and its influence with Met curator Nicholas Cullinan. —M.H.M.
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, 3-4:30 p.m.

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