11 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before October 6

Talk: The Whitney’s Walter Annenberg Annual Lecture with Jeff Koons at the SVA Theatre Whitney director Adam D. Weinberg will chat with the man of the hour, Jeff Koons, on the occasion of the artist’s blockbuster retrospective. If you weren’t able to get tickets, you can watch it stream live on the museum’s website. —Alanna Martinez SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, New York, 7 p.m.
Talk: Darren Aronofsky in Conversation with Lynne Tillman for the Visionaries Series Darren Aronofsky has made piecing, unforgettable films about math equations, heroin addicts, ballerina divas, Biblical floods, and the fountain of youth. While I don’t necessarily associate Lynne Tillman with any of these things, she is the perfect person to interview him, simply because she’s the best. And so she will, at the New Museum, for their Visionaries Series. This one is going to be really good. —N.F. New Museum, New Museum Theater, 235 Bowery, 7 p.m.
Opening: Wayne Thiebaud at Acquavella Galleries The 93-year-old artist is still at it, in his second exhibition with Acquavella, showing 35 paintings and 14 works on paper. A few of the pieces have been in progress for over thirty years, according to the gallery. —A.M. Acquavella Galleries, 18 East 79th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: "Beginning With Square One: New Work by Wendy Mark" at Jill Newhouse Gallery Best known for old masters to early modern, the venerable dealer has been branching out into the contemporary sphere since moving to her relatively new space on East 81st Street seven years ago. Don’t miss this show of new work by contemporary artist Wendy Mark. —A.M. Jill Newhouse, 4 East 81st Street, New York. Open to the public during regular hours, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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Opening: "Puddle, Pothole, Portal" at Sculpture Center This playful sounding group show includes work by Jordan Wolfson, Saul Steinberg, and so many more, and is co-curated Ruba Katrib and artist Camille Henrott. It’s also the inauguration of SculptureCenter’s newly renovated, bigger building. A more private cocktail reception is being held on Wednesday, October 1, but the public is invited to the grand reopening of the campus for Community Day on Sunday, October 5 from 12-5 p.m. —A.M. SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves Street, Long Island City, New York.
Opening: “Retrospective by Xavier Le Roy” at MoMA PS1 The first exhaustive look at the work of Xavier Le Roy, the French artist and curator. It’s apparently a “reconfiguration of the conventionally linear form of the retrospective as an accumulative mid-career survey.” Get excited. —N.F. MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, 12:00 p.m.
Opening: “Crossing Brooklyn” at the Brooklyn Museum The Brooklyn Museum is shining a spotlight on all things Brooklyn in this massive show of 35 of the borough’s stellar artists and collectives, with programming set to take place inside, outside, and all around the museum. —A.M. Brooklyn Museum, Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing and Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, 5th Floor, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn. Private reception is Thursday, October 2.
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Screening: “The Jerk” at the Museum of the Moving Image “I was born a poor black child.” Man, what a classic. Swing by the Museum of the Moving Image to soak in the brilliance of Steve Martin. —N.F. The Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, 2:30p.m.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Talk: A conversation with MASS MoCA’s director Joseph Thompson, curator Susan Cross, and artist Darren Waterston
They came from the north! Whitewall editor-in-chief Katy Donoghue will lead a discussion with MASS MoCA’s Joseph Thompson and Susan Cross regarding the artist Darren Waterston, who has an installation, Filthy Lucre, up at the museum through January. Plus: delicious nibbles from ABC Kitchen never hurts! —Nate Freeman
Deepak Homebase at ABC Kitchen & Home, 888 Broadway, New York, 6:30p.m. Invite Only.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Talk: The Whitney’s Walter Annenberg Annual Lecture with Jeff Koons at the SVA Theatre
Whitney director Adam D. Weinberg will chat with the man of the hour, Jeff Koons, on the occasion of the artist’s blockbuster retrospective. If you weren’t able to get tickets, you can watch it stream live on the museum’s website. —Alanna Martinez
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, New York, 7 p.m.

Talk: Darren Aronofsky in Conversation with Lynne Tillman for the Visionaries Series
Darren Aronofsky has made piercing, unforgettable films about math equations, heroin addicts, ballerina divas, Biblical floods, and the fountain of youth. While I don’t necessarily associate Lynne Tillman with any of these things, she is the perfect person to interview him, simply because she’s the best. And so she will, at the New Museum, for their Visionaries Series. This one is going to be really good. —N.F.
New Museum, New Museum Theater, 235 Bowery, 7 p.m.

Opening: Wayne Thiebaud at Acquavella Galleries
The 93-year-old artist is still at it, in his second exhibition with Acquavella, showing 35 paintings and 14 works on paper. A few of the pieces have been in progress for over thirty years, according to the gallery. Tasty cake. —A.M.
Acquavella Galleries, 18 East 79th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1

Opening: “Beginning With Square One: New Work by Wendy Mark” at Jill Newhouse Gallery
Best known for Old Masters to early modern, the venerable dealer has been branching out into the contemporary sphere since moving to her relatively new space on East 81st Street seven years ago. Don’t miss this show of new work by contemporary artist Wendy Mark. —A.M.
Jill Newhouse, 4 East 81st Street, New York. Open to the public during regular hours, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2

Opening: “Puddle, Pothole, Portal” at Sculpture Center
This playful sounding group show includes work by Jordan Wolfson, Saul Steinberg, and so many more, and is co-curated Ruba Katrib and artist Camille Henrot. It’s also the inauguration of SculptureCenter’s newly renovated, bigger building. A more private cocktail reception is being held on Wednesday, October 1, but the public is invited to the grand reopening of the campus for Community Day on Sunday, October 5 from 12-5 p.m. —A.M.
SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves Street, Long Island City, New York

Opening: “Retrospective by Xavier Le Roy” at MoMA PS1
The first exhaustive look at the work of Xavier Le Roy, the French artist and curator. It’s apparently a “reconfiguration of the conventionally linear form of the retrospective as an accumulative mid-career survey.” Get excited. —N.F.
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, 12:00 p.m.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3

Opening: “Crossing Brooklyn” at the Brooklyn Museum
The Brooklyn Museum is shining a spotlight on all things Brooklyn in this massive show of 35 of the borough’s artists and collectives, with programming set to take place inside, outside, and all around the museum. —A.M.
Brooklyn Museum, Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing and Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, 5th Floor, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn. Private reception is Thursday, October 2.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4

Public Opening: “Robert Gober: The Heart is Not a Metaphor” at MoMA
A week hasn’t gone by since September began without someone mentioning the opening of this show with extreme anticipation. So here it comes people: the first U.S. survey of Robert Gober! —A.M.
Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53rd Street, New York, Private reception is Wednesday, October 1. 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5

Opening: “The Image Is Beside The Point” at Pierot the Fool
Not sure exactly what is going on here, but apparently Chris Martin, Josh Smith, Joshua Abelow, Gina Beavers, and EJ Hauser are involved with something that’s going down in Chinatown Sunday night. The website has some flickering pictures of Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Tin Man and the name of the gallery nods to Godard. We’re in. —N.F.
Pierot the Fool, 103 Mosco Street, Apartment #3, New York, 6-8 p.m.

Screening: “The Jerk” at the Museum of the Moving Image
“I was born a poor black child.” Man, what a classic. Swing by the Museum of the Moving Image to soak in the brilliance of Steve Martin. —N.F.
The Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, 2:30p.m.

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