WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
Opening: “Exhibition Space” at Apexart
Writer and filmmaker Greg Allen organized this exhibition, which goes back to the days of the Space Race, as scientists and politicians shifted from viewing outer space as an area to map and study to a territory to inhabit, control and use. Expect some serious satelloon documentation. —Andrew Russeth
Apexart, 291 Church Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Performance: Heather Guertin and Sean Joseph Patrick Carney at Cleopatra’s
A comedy doubleheader on a Wednesday evening by two artists sounds like a pretty good idea to me! Ms. Guertin will perform a standup monologue. (At a previous show she made and served Aperol spritzers as she shared jokes, so here’s hoping for something equally delicious and exciting.) Mr. Carney, pictured, offers a performance called “‘RATS OFF TO YA'” that, to quote from the news release, “is an ongoing concrete comedy project that includes stand-up, video, monologue, and original songs.” —A.R.
Cleopatra’s, 110 Meserole Avenue, Brooklyn, 8 p.m.
THURSDAY, MARCH 21
Opening: Hiraki Sawa, “Figment,” James Cohan Gallery
Inspired by a friend’s complete memory loss, London-based artist Hiraki Sawa’s ongoing “Figment” project addresses amnesia through three surreal video works. Judging by the stills on the gallery’s website, the imagery looks sufficiently eerie and evocative: bodies stretch like silly putty and circular objects like records and watch gears hover in midair. —Zoë Lescaze
James Cohan Gallery, 533 W. 26th Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Opening: B. Wurtz, “Recent Work” at Metro Pictures
For his follow up to his 2011 retrospective at Metro Pictures, B. Wurtz will show a series of sculptures, paintings and photographs. —Michael H. Miller
Metro Pictures, 519 West 24 Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23
Discussion: “Looking Back: 1993” with Hans Haacke and Irving Sandler at the New Museum
As part of their 1993 exhibit, the New Museum, in collaboration with Independent Curators International, will present a discussion between the critic Irving Sandler and the artist Hans Haacke, whose work Germania was exhibited at the 1993 Venice Biennale.—M.H.M.
New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, 3 p.m.–4:30 p.m., $8, tickets available here.
Opening: Zak Kitnick at Clifton Benevento
Hot on the heels of curating a really nice three-person show at JTT, Zak Kitnick returns to Clifton Benevento for his sophomore effort there. The show is based on bagua grid used in feng shui. —A.R.
Clifton Benevento, 515 Broadway, New York, 5–7 p.m.
Opening: David Diao, “TMI,” at Postmasters Gallery
For its final show at 459 W. 19th Street, Postmasters Gallery will exhibit work by painter David Diao, who has shown with the gallery since it opened in 1985. Spanning the past 22 years, the show will include tiny copies of his geometric paintings from the 1970s (which sound kind of adorable). —Z.L.
Postmasters Gallery, 459 West 19th Street, New York, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.