8 Things to Do in New York's Art World Before June 22

This is one intriguing pairing. Los Angeles' great Frances Stark will discuss the work of Robert Ryman as part of Dia's Artists on Artists lecture series. I would recommend buying your ticket ahead of time so you're not waiting awkwardly in the standby line as your friends and enemies are lounging inside sipping beers from Brooklyn Brewery. It's not a good feeling. —Andrew Russeth

Dia:Chelsea, 535 West 22nd Street, Fifth Floor, New York, 6:30 p.m. $6/$3 students and seniors
High-caffeine energy drinks and high-octane sculptures. What more could you ask for? Mr. Coffin's show runs through Sept. 16. (His show at Venus Over Manhattan is pictured.) —A.R.

Red Bull Studios, 220 West 18th Street, New York, 12–7 p.m.
As part of the Jewish Museum's "Other Primary Structures" exhibition, SculptureCenter's curator, Ruba Katrib, will chat with five artists who take the legacies of Minimalism down all sorts of wild and wily paths. Those artists: Charles Harlan, Carissa Rodriguez, Erin Shirreff, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, and Allyson Vieira (whose work is pictured at Laurel Gitlen).

Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue, New York, 6:30 p.m., RSVP recommended
To mark the end of Sam Moyer's sterling show at Uffner, four wiz kids–Tony Cox, Brian Belott, Michael Mahalchick and Nik Plank—will perform. —A.R.

Rachel Uffner Gallery, 170 Suffolk Street, New York, 7 p.m.
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Sebastian Black will have a show upstate at Hudson's Retrospective gallery. The press release says, "Even the most fetid pile of fish heads turns my mind to real estate." So there's that. —M.H. Miller

Retrospective, 727 Warren Street, Hudson, 6-8 p.m.
Spencer Finch will debut a site-specific installation based on the Morgan's holdings of medieval Books of Hours. The artist will also appear in conversation with curator Isabelle Dervaux. —M.H.M.

The Morgan, 225 Madison Avenue, New York, talk at 6:30 p.m. (free with museum admission), installation on view until 9 p.m.
In conjunction with the Guggenheim's Italian Futurism show, the museum will screen André Deed's 1921 film, The Mechanical Man about a giant robot wreaking havoc.--M.H.M. The Guggenheim, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, 1:40 p.m.

MONDAY, JUNE 16

Lecture: Frances Stark on Robert Ryman at Dia:Chelsea
This is one intriguing pairing. Los Angeles’ great Frances Stark will discuss the work of Robert Ryman as part of Dia’s Artists on Artists lecture series. I would recommend buying your ticket ahead of time so you’re not waiting awkwardly in the standby line as your friends and enemies are lounging inside sipping beers from Brooklyn Brewery. It’s not a good feeling. —Andrew Russeth
Dia:Chelsea, 535 West 22nd Street, Fifth Floor, New York, 6:30 p.m. $6/$3 students and seniors

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18

Opening: “Peter Coffin: Living” at Red Bull Studios New York
High-caffeine energy drinks and high-octane sculptures. What more could you ask for? Mr. Coffin’s show runs through Sept. 16. (His show at Venus Over Manhattan is pictured.) —A.R.
Red Bull Studios, 220 West 18th Street, New York, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

THURSDAY, JUNE 19

Panel: “Defining Structures—Contemporary Minimal” at the Jewish Museum
As part of the Jewish Museum’s “Other Primary Structures” exhibition, SculptureCenter’s curator, Ruba Katrib, will chat with five artists who take the legacies of Minimalism down all sorts of wild and wily paths. Those artists: Charles Harlan, Carissa Rodriguez, Erin Shirreff, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, and Allyson Vieira (whose work is pictured at Laurel Gitlen).
Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue, New York, 6:30 p.m., RSVP recommended

Performances: An Evening at Rachel Uffner Gallery
To mark the end of Sam Moyer’s sterling show at Uffner, four wiz kids–Tony Cox, Brian Belott, Michael Mahalchick and Nik Plank—will perform. —A.R.
Rachel Uffner Gallery, 170 Suffolk Street, New York, 7 p.m.

FRIDAY, JUNE 20

Opening: Sebastian Black “Towards a Huger Terrace” at Retrospective
Sebastian Black will have a show upstate at Hudson’s Retrospective gallery. The press release says, “Even the most fetid pile of fish heads turns my mind to real estate.” So there’s that. —M.H. Miller
Retrospective, 727 Warren Street, Hudson, 6-8 p.m.

Opening: Spencer Finch, “A Certain Slant of Light” at the Morgan Library & Museum
Spencer Finch will debut a site-specific installation based on the Morgan’s holdings of medieval Books of Hours. The artist will also appear in conversation with curator Isabelle Dervaux. —M.H.M.
The Morgan, 225 Madison Avenue, New York, talk at 6:30 p.m. (free with museum admission), installation on view until 9 p.m.

Screening: André Deed, “The Mechanical Man” at the Guggenheim
In conjunction with the Guggenheim’s Italian Futurism show, the museum will screen André Deed’s 1921 film, The Mechanical Man, about a giant robot wreaking havoc. —M.H.M.
Guggenheim, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, 1:40 p.m.

SATURDAY, JUNE 21

Screenings: Joseph Cornell at Anthology Film Archives
Here’s an extremely unusual treat. Anthology will host two screenings of Joseph Cornell’s rarely seen films. Major stuff. Not to be missed. (A still from his 1940 Midnight Party is pictured.) —A.R.
Anthology Film Archives, 6:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., $10/$8 students and seniors for each screening

Update, 2:50 p.m.: An earlier version of this post misstated the opening day of Peter Coffin’s exhibition.

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