12 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before June 16


Screening: John Richardson: The Art of Picasso at Florence Gould Hall
Checkerboard Film Foundation presents a screening of the documentary about the Picasso biographer John Richardson. —Michael H. Miller
Screening at Florence Gould Hall, Alliance Francaise, 55 East 59th Street, 6:30 p.m., followed by reception at The Racquet and Tennis Club, 370 Park Avenue, $50 (screening only) to $10,000, tickets available here


Performance: A Guerilla Reading by Christian Bök at MoMA
The Canadian artist reads Futurist poetry as part of Kenneth Goldsmith’s “Poet Laureate” program. —Dan Duray
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, 1:30 p.m., admission required

Opening: Wendy White, “Sports Moment,” at Peter Makebish
The reliably enterprising painter Wendy White presents a mixed-media installation of new work that involves a “juxtaposition of iconography revolving around the shared dynamics of team sports and 19th-century gang culture of downtown New York,” according to a release. Which sounds fun. Ms. White also has a great contribution to the Art Production Fund’s “After Hours 2: Murals on the Bowery” exhibition, which painted on a steel roller shutter at the corner of Broome Street and the Bowery (and thus visible only when the establishment is closed). —Andrew Russeth
Peter Makebish, 681 Washington Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.

Opening: “5 Rooms” at Robert Miller Gallery
They were born in Japan, India and Brooklyn; they work with collage, paint and sculpture; they run the gamut from photorealism to abstraction. Bringing these five artists—Justin Allen, Joan Banack, Mark Fox, Yayoi Kusama and C.K. Rajan—together should make for an interesting and unpredictable group show. —Zoë Lescaze
Robert Miller Gallery, 524 West 26th Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.


Opening: “The Cat Show” at White Columns
Rhonda Lieberman helms this show of cat-related art by dozens of artists, including Rita Ackermann, Mike Kelley, Gus Van Sant, Joe Scanlan, B. Wurtz, Jordan Wolfson and more. Should be a wild one. Stop by on Friday and Saturday to enjoy the exhibition’s “Cats-in-Residence Program,” which will offer adoptions. —A.R.
White Columns, 320 West 13th Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.

Performance: Macaulay Culkin’s iPod, “Hulk Hogan’s Slutty New Year’s Eve in June Dinosaur Prom Night,” at Le Poisson Rouge
I don’t know anything about this but given that Macaulay Culkin hangs out at LPR there’s a good chance that this will authentically be his iPod. Haven’t you ever wondered what’s on it?
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, 10 p.m.

Talks: 2013 Sackler Center First Awards, Honoring Julie Taymor / Julie Taymor in Conversation with Gloria Steinem
Do you think they’ll talk about Spider-Man? Probably not, eh? Still, if you’re a huge Spider-Man fan you should probably go just in case they do. —D.D.
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, 6:30–9 p.m., $20

Talk: Llyn Foulkes at the New Museum
Llyn Foulkes, who has a retrospective on view at the New Museum, will discuss his life and work. —M.H.M.
New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, 7 p.m., $8 (free for museum members)

Discussion & Lecture: Benjamin Kunkel at MoMA PS1
As one of the roughly one million events comprising “EXPO 1,” novelist and n+1 editor Benjamin Kunkel will discuss (and hopefully define) the idea of “commonism.” —Z.L.
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Queens, 2 p.m., discussion; 4 p.m., lecture


Opening: “6<<<>>>6” at Interstate Projects
Interstate is going all-out this summer, with a two-part exhibition that invites six curators—three on this date, three for part two, opening July 5—to organize shows at the space. First up are Kevin Ruben Jacobs, Rachel Steinberg and Cleopatra’s, which just celebrated its fifth birthday. The next round features 247365, Nicholas O’Brien and Chelsea Haines as curators. Events are planned throughout the show’s run, and—mark your calendars—a BBQ and catalogue launch is set for July 21. —A.R.
Interstate Projects, 66 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn, 6–10 p.m.


Exhibition: “Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes” at MoMA
French architect Le Corbusier (1887-1965) gets the retrospective treatment in this exhibition, which looks at his work in architecture, design, urban planning and quite a great deal more. The man was inexhaustible. —A.R.
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Screening & Discussion: John Fleck, “Blessed Are All the Little Snowballs in Hell,” at the New Museum
John Fleck, one of four performance artists whose work was defunded on grounds of indecency by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1990, will show documentation of the controversial piece that landed him in hot water, Blessed Are All the Little Fishes (1989). In the performance, Mr. Fleck “dresses as a mermaid, urinates on stage, hacks up a dead goldfish, talks about bisexuality, and makes a toilet bowl into an altar by pasting a photo of Christ onto the lid,” according to museum’s colorful description. —Z.L.
The New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, 3 p.m., $8

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