10 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before August 12

AAAAAAFFFFFFFLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEECCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!--Michael H. Miller
MoMA Theater 1, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, 6:30 p.m.
Sometimes a good press release speaks for itself: "Half Gallery gave ten of our favorite artists some original Warhol Ones to use as source material for a group show opening on Andy's birthday, August 6th. He first made these bills in 1971 for a casino-themed fundraiser benefitting Experiments in Art and Technology. The money was printed by the American Banknote Company on the same scale and paper stock used to create U.S Currency at the time, but minus the threading employed as an anti-counterfeiting measure. When they debuted alongside a much more elaborate $12 bill designed by Robert Rauschenberg, Warhol was criticized for having done so little with his fake money." —Dan Duray 43 East 78th Street, opens at noon.
Luis Buñuel directed this 1930 film, which he wrote with Dalí. Going to let Buñuel sum this one up: "The sexual instinct and the sense of death form the substance of the film. It is a romantic film performed in full surrealistic frenzy.” There are a few other Dadaist and Surrealist films screening at Anthology this week. Have a look. —Andrew Russeth
Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, New York, 7 p.m., $10
I'm just gonna go off the Bruce website here: "Cats on Broadway consists of a series of vignettes progressing from late at night to early morning. Each vignette uses an original arrangement of a popular song performed by the Bruce High Quality Orchestra to situate a different character in the neighborhood (shopkeeper, minister, hoodlum, college student, prostitute, etc.) contextualizing their individual circumstances within themes of nostalgia, rage, sex, family, labor, redemption, etc. And everyone is dressed like a cat." Tied to their retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum. (Photo courtesy BHQF) —Dan Duray
200 Eastern Parkway, 7-9 p.m.
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Press release time! "Participating artists include David Brooks, Sebastian Errazuriz, Ghost of a Dream (Lauren Was & Adam Eckstrom), Jamie Isenstein, Natalie Jeremijenko, Esperanza Mayobre, Rachel Owens, Duke Riley, Christopher Robbins, and Marc Andre Robinson. Judges include Shelley Fox Aarons, Waris Ahluwalia, Klaus Biesenbach, Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw, and Dana Farouki. Creative Time Chief Curator Nato Thompson will act as master of ceremonies. After party music will be provided by DJ Lucas Walters of Tutu’s in Bushwick." —D.D.
Rockaway Beach, 2 p.m. start, 5 p.m. judging, 6 p.m. party
Great artists, right? The show is closing this week. Plus, I'd like you all to come visit me in Williamsburg. There are so many bros out there and I think that you people have a shot at scaring them all away. —D.D. Williamsburg, 106 North 1st street, sometime before Friday at 6 p.m.
Two years after hosting an elegantly disheveled summer group show at his Brighton Beach home, artist Ryan Foerster is staging a sequel, after spending the past seven months repairing his house after Sandy swept through. The list of artists on this one is pretty incredible, including Sebastian Black, Elaine Cameron-Weir, Lukas Geronimas, Rochelle Goldberg, Jesse Greenberg, Van Hanos, Jacob Kassay, Zak Kitnick and Ajay Kurian. I could go on. Here are a few more, the artists with last names starting with M: Adam Marnie, Servane Mary, Win McCarthy, Mathieu Malouf and Rose Marcus. Pretty incredible, right? And there's Erik Lindman, Jory Rabinovitz, Davina Semo, Josh Tonsfeldt and a ton more. Should be a great show. —A.R.
425 Oceanview Avenue, Brooklyn, 2–8 p.m.
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Richard Prince curates a show of 21 paintings on paper by Stuart Sutcliffe. It is the artist's first U.S. retrospective since 2001.--M.H.M.
87 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 6-8 p.m.
Raymond Pettibon's videos tend to be pretty much unwatchable, but charmingly so, if that makes any sense. Actors barely know their lines (cue cards are sometimes visible), narratives are, at best, incoherent, and production values are pretty much nonexistent. And yet, it's fun to watch the mayhem. This one, from 1989, co-directed with Dave Markey, concerns the goings-on of the Manson family—a popular Pettibon subject—and includes Pat Smear among its cast members. —A.R. Spectacle, 124 South Third Street, Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., $5

MONDAY, AUGUST 5

Screening: The Town at MoMA
AAAAAAFFFFFFFLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEE CCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!
—Michael H. Miller
MoMA Theater 1, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, 6:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 6

Opening: “Warhol Ones” at Half Gallery
Sometimes a good press release speaks for itself: “Half Gallery gave ten of our favorite artists some original Warhol Ones to use as source material for a group show opening on Andy’s birthday, August 6th. He first made these bills in 1971 for a casino-themed fundraiser benefitting Experiments in Art and Technology. The money was printed by the American Banknote Company on the same scale and paper stock used to create U.S Currency at the time, but minus the threading employed as an anti-counterfeiting measure. When they debuted alongside a much more elaborate $12 bill designed by Robert Rauschenberg, Warhol was criticized for having done so little with his fake money.” —Dan Duray
43 East 78th Street, opens at noon.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7

Screening: L’Age d’Or at Anthology
Luis Buñuel directed this 1930 film, which he wrote with Dalí. Going to let Buñuel sum this one up: “The sexual instinct and the sense of death form the substance of the film. It is a romantic film performed in full surrealistic frenzy.” There are a few other Dadaist and Surrealist films screening at Anthology this week. Have a look. —Andrew Russeth
Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, New York, 7 p.m., $10

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8

Screening: The Bruce High Quality Foundation “Cats on Broadway” at the Brooklyn Museum
I’m just gonna go off the Bruce website here: “Cats on Broadway consists of a series of vignettes progressing from late at night to early morning. Each vignette uses an original arrangement of a popular song performed by the Bruce High Quality Orchestra to situate a different character in the neighborhood (shopkeeper, minister, hoodlum, college student, prostitute, etc.) contextualizing their individual circumstances within themes of nostalgia, rage, sex, family, labor, redemption, etc. And everyone is dressed like a cat.” Tied to their retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum. (Photo courtesy BHQF) —D.D.
200 Eastern Parkway, 7-9 p.m.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9

Creative Time’s Second Annual Sandcastle Contest
Press release time! “Participating artists include David Brooks, Sebastian Errazuriz, Ghost of a Dream (Lauren Was & Adam Eckstrom), Jamie Isenstein, Natalie Jeremijenko, Esperanza Mayobre, Rachel Owens, Duke Riley, Christopher Robbins, and Marc Andre Robinson. Judges include Shelley Fox Aarons, Waris Ahluwalia, Klaus Biesenbach, Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw, and Dana Farouki. Creative Time Chief Curator Nato Thompson will act as master of ceremonies. After party music will be provided by DJ Lucas Walters of Tutu’s in Bushwick.” —D.D.
Rockaway Beach, 2 p.m. start, 5 p.m. judging, 6 p.m. party

Closing Soon: Carroll Dunham, Joe Bradley, Michael Williams “Summer Drawings” and Project Room by Brian Belott at The Journal Gallery
Great artists, right? The show is closing this week. Plus, I’d like you all to come visit me in Williamsburg. There are so many bros out there and I think that you people have a shot at scaring them all away. —D.D.
Williamsburg, 106 North 1st street, sometime before Friday at 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

Exhibition: “Soundings” at MoMA
This exhibition, MoMA’s first substantial look at sound art, organized by Barbara London and Leora Morinis, includes work by 16 emerging and mid-career artists, including Florian Hecker, Sergei Tcherepnin, Hong-Kai Wang (whose 2011 work Music While We Work is pictured with a video still) and Susan Philipsz, who brings her haunting piece from Documenta 13, Study for Strings, which was played from speakers arrayed along railroad tracks in Kassel, Germany, to a MoMA gallery. —A.R.
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Opening: “Rock Art and the X-Ray Style” at 425 Oceanview
Two years after hosting an elegantly disheveled summer group show at his Brighton Beach home, artist Ryan Foerster is staging a sequel, after spending the past seven months repairing his house after Sandy swept through. The list of artists on this one is pretty incredible, including Sebastian Black, Elaine Cameron-Weir, Lukas Geronimas, Rochelle Goldberg, Jesse Greenberg, Van Hanos, Jacob Kassay, Zak Kitnick and Ajay Kurian. I could go on. Here are a few more, the artists with last names starting with M: Adam Marnie, Servane Mary, Win McCarthy, Mathieu Malouf and Rose Marcus. Pretty incredible, right? And there’s Erik Lindman, Jory Rabinovitz, Davina Semo, Josh Tonsfeldt and a ton more. Should be a great show. —A.R.
425 Oceanview Avenue, Brooklyn, 2–8 p.m.

Opening: Stuart Sutcliffe, “Yea Yea Yea” at Harper’s Books
Richard Prince curates a show of 21 paintings on paper by Stuart Sutcliffe. It is the artist’s first U.S. retrospective since 2001.–M.H.M.
87 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 6-8 p.m.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11

Screening: Judgement Day Theater: The Book of Manson at Spectacle
Raymond Pettibon’s videos tend to be pretty much unwatchable, but charmingly so, if that makes any sense. Actors barely know their lines (cue cards are sometimes visible), narratives are, at best, incoherent, and production values are pretty much nonexistent. And yet, it’s fun to watch the mayhem. This one, from 1989, co-directed with Dave Markey, concerns the goings-on of the Manson family—a popular Pettibon subject—and includes Pat Smear among its cast members. —A.R.
Spectacle, 124 South Third Street, Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., $5

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