FRIDAY, APRIL 17
Talk: Peter Saul in conversation with Joe Bradley at Neuehouse
Now, here’s an interesting pairing. Peter Saul, who has a mad funhouse of a show up at Venus Over Manhattan, will be talking to one of this decade’s most prominent market darlings, Joe Bradley. The invitation tells us the chat will cover topics such as “painting today, the intersection of art and politics, and the impact of early versus later life recognition,” so they could really be talking about, well, anything.
SATURDAY, APRIL 18
Opening: “Jamian Juliano-Villani” at JTT
A hotly anticipated show from one of the most celebrated artists under 30. After shows at Retrospective in Hudson and Rawlson Projects in Brooklyn—as well as in well-picked art hotbeds the world over—Jamian Juliano-Villani will bring her fiercely colorful airbrush-based works to the Lower East Side. If the hype is to be believed, and it probably should be, expect a big turnout for this one.
Party: The Museum Dance at the American Museum of Natural History
It’s Saturday night—don’t you feel like putting on a fancy gown and paying $7,500 for a table at a gala? Look, ‘tis the season, and the Museum Dance at the American Museum of Natural History is a fairly grand one. It’s actually the longest-running junior benefit in town! Plus, you get to join your fellow well-dressed revelers beneath that giant whale, and that’s always a good time.
SUNDAY, APRIL 19
Opening: “sorry, i’ve been trying to teach a peacock how to act” and “Pam Lins: model, model, model” at Rachel Uffner
And at nearly the same spot as JTT but a day later, Rachel Uffner is opening two new shows as well. The first, a group exhibition entitled “sorry, i’ve been trying to teach a peacock how to act,” features work by Joe Goode, Wade Guyton, and Rachel Harrison. Dig the retro NBC logo font in the flier—peacock, get it? And then the other show is a solo exhibition from Pam Lins, “model, model, model,” and it will have something to do with old telephones.
Film Screening: Celia Rowlson-Hall’s MA at MoMA PS1
Celia Rowlson-Hall has at various times occupied the role of: visual artist, star of a Banana Republic campaign, filmmaker, actress, choreographer for the rock band MGMT, darling of South By Southwest, and other pursuits of a dizzying disparity. On Sunday, she’ll be screening her new film, MA, at MoMA PS1 in conjunction with the Tribeca Film Festival. The advanced preview will be followed by a talk between Rowlson-Hall and the Iranian artist Shirin Neshat, who herself is a master in the medium of film.