TUESDAY, September 2
Opening: Mariam Ghani’s “Going, Going, Gone” at RLWindow
Opening at RLWindow, RYAN LEE’s elevated exhibition space best viewed from the High Line, Ghani’s “Going, Going, Gone”—which was commissioned by Visual Foreign Correspondents to pay tribute to the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall—will be kicking off this week’s Chelsea openings.—Alanna Martinez
RLWindow, RYAN LEE, 515 West 26th Street, New York
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
Screening: “A Farewell to Arms” at MoMA
Beat the heat this week with an indoor evening screening of Frank Borzage’s 1932 film, “A Farewell to Arms,” starring Hollywood legends Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes, based on Hemingway’s novel. The Academy Award-winning film is also timed with this year’s 100th anniversary of World War I, and is part of MoMA’s current film series “The Great War: A Cinematic Legacy.” –A.M.
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd Street, New York, 8:00 p.m.
Performance: “The Last Days of Folly” at Madison Square Park
Rachel Feinstein’s first ever public artwork, Folly, is going out with a bang. This Wednesday, a massive series of performances will take over Madison Square Park as a send-off to the installations, and the list of participants is pretty impressive. Perhaps only Ms. Feinstein can bring together Marc Jacobs, Kalup Linzy, Jarvis Cocker and Lil Buck.—Nate Freeman
Madison Square Park, 23rd Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues, New York, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
Opening: Kwang Young Chun at Hasted Kraeutler
The gallery’s press release dubs the Korean artist “a contemporary master of paper,” and, considering that Rizzoli is about to release a monograph of his intricate paper works, there may be no better way to describe him. Spanning 40 years of work, the show is a tribute to Chun’s prolific career and unrivaled technique.—A.M.
Hasted Kraeutler, 537 West 24th Street, New York, reception 6-8 p.m.
Opening: “Judith Schaechter: Dark Matter” at Claire Oliver
This isn’t Schaechter’s first time at the rodeo – in fact it’s her sixth solo show with Claire Oliver – but she’s got some new tricks up her sleeve. This will be the first time viewers will get the chance to view two- and three-dimensional works by the artist side-by-side. For “Dark Matter” she will show eight of her signature stained glass light boxes, in addition to ten sculptures.–A.M.
Claire Oliver, 513 West 26th Street, New York, reception 6-8 p.m.
Event: Will Cotton Drawing Party
Ever pine for the halcyon days in college when you could go to a workshop, set up a canvas, and spend all evening painting nude models and drinking wine? Will Cotton has you covered. He’s hosting a drawing party at the New York Academy of Art, with a ton of models to choose you muse from and a DJ playing music to awaken your creative spirit. And there may even be a celebrity model, so we hear.—N.F.
The New York Academy of Art, 111 Franklin Street, New York, 4-9 p.m. Invitation Only
Opening: “Roxy Paine: Denuded Lens” at Marianne Boesky Gallery
For his latest show, the artist has created a life-sized, all-white, wooden version of that unavoidable airport inconvenience, the TSA checkpoint. Don’t forget to take off your shoes before going through.—N.F.
Marianne Boesky, 509 West 24th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: “David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring” at Pace Gallery
The Yorkshire artist has embraced technology. These paintings of trees and flowers and other wildlife that will soon wither in the cold depressing winter—they were drawn using an app on Mr. Hockney’s iPad.—N.F.
Pace Gallery, 508 West 25th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.