MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Gala: The ICI Annual Benefit and Auction
The Greek collector Dimitris Daskalopoulos is known to be one of the more modest art investors of Hellenic extraction. He doesn’t have a 115-foot superyacht that Jeff Koons designed for him named “Guilty,” for instance—that would be his fellow Athenian, Dakis Joannou. What Mr. Daskalopoulos will have after tonight, though, is a Leo Award, the annual prize handed out to a prominent collector by Independent Curators International (and named, of course, for Leo Castelli). It all goes down at a swank dinner affair, where Agnes Gund will present Mr. Daskalopoulos with the award.—Nate Freeman
The Cunard Building, 25 Broadway, New York, 6:30 p.m., ticketed
Signing: James Welling at Dashwood Books
The Pictures Generation giant will sign copies of his new book, The Mind on Fire, at Dashwood Books. Man, that’s a great bookstore. I went there with Richard Hell once and, incidentally, I saw Richard Hell on the street yesterday afternoon.—N.F.
Dashwood Books, 83 Bond Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18
Gala: The Kitchen Benefit Art Auction
Speaking of the Pictures Generation, The Kitchen was one of that movement’s great supporters back in the day. And now The Kitchen needs support of its own, which is why they have these fancy galas to raise money for the storied institution. This year’s Fall gala will feature an auction with works by Richard Serra, Sterling Ruby, and many others.—N.F.
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street, New York, 7:00 p.m., ticketed
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19
Gala: The Whitney Studio Party
Did you shed a tear the last time you walked out of the Whitney’s Marcel Breuer-designed box of a building on Madison Avenue? Did you curse the gods for taking away that grey concrete edifice of outre art? Did you start a calendar ticking away the days until the Met opens the space again as an auxiliary location? Well, guess what, you’re in luck: there’s one more bash planned for the space before it’s locked up for well over a year. That would be the Whitney Studio Party, which is always a ton of fun, and also the only event where Elvis Presley’s model/actress/tabloid fodder granddaughter can be listed on a benefit committee list alongside Jacolby Satterwhite.—N.F.
The Breuer Building, 945 Madison Avenue, New York, 9:30 p.m., Invitation only.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20
Talk and Book Signing: Dave Hickey and Darren Waterson in Conversation at DC Moore Gallery
Even though art critic Dave Hickey recently declared himself “retired,” it doesn’t look like that will stop him from weighing in on the art, money, and patronage in an upcoming discussion with artist Darren Waterson at DC Moore Gallery. The occasion is also a signing and release party for Mr. Waterson’s new publication Filthy Lucre, the accompanying catalog for his large-scale artwork of the same name that is a ruinous appropriation of James McNeill Whistler’s Peacock Room, currently on view at Mass MoCA and traveling to the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in May 2015. — Alanna Martinez
DC Moore Gallery, 535 West 22nd Street, New York, 6:30 p.m., RSVP required
Opening: Nicolas Guagnini at Bortolami
The cerebral painter and conceptual artist will have a new solo show at Bortolami Gallery. Spot the Guy Debord references!—N.F.
Bortolami Gallery, 520 W. 20th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Ceremony: The 2014 Hugo Boss Prize Announcement and Party
Who will walk away from the Guggenheim $100,000 richer? Will it be Paul Chan, Sheela Gowda, Camille Henrot, Hassan Khan or Charline von Heyl? And which of them will look best in head-to-toe Hugo Boss?—N.F.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, 8:00 p.m. invitation only.
Panel: An Evening Exploring the Future of the Digital Art Landscape
Andrew Goldstein, the chief digital content officer at Artspace and a good friend of ours, will be moderating a panel about the future of content (i.e. what we used to call “writing”) in the art realm. On board are the digital directors of places like Phillips, Pace Gallery, The New School and Serpentine Gallery, so they should know. And it’s all hosted by a start up called Depict that curates digital art for the black spaces in your home. Sounds about right. So, come get educated about what digital landscapes we get to explore in the future. The galleries will still be there tomorrow… or will they?—N.F.
The Norwood Club, 241 W. 14th Street, New York, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Opening: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye at Jack Shainman Gallery
In 2013 this London-based artist was shortlisted for the Turner Prize, and is a Future Generation Art Prize winner who has shown at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Hayward Gallery, the 55th Venice Biennale and 2012’s New Museum Triennial. In the press release for her third show with Jack Shainman—which will take over both Chelsea locations—her artist statement takes the form of a poem. She writes, “No Talk of the Love Without. No Care for Knowledge of the Shag Pile Rug, Rolled-In Hay or the Bed-Sheet Creases. The Backhand Slap nor the Fingertip Brush across Cheeks….”—A.M.
Jack Shainman Gallery, 513 West 20th Street and 524 West 24th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: “Linda Herritt and Elana Herzog: Terra Infirma” at The Boiler
Linda Herritt (known for her text-heavy wall installations) and Elana Herzog (a sculptor who uses fabric and other domestic materials) will show two large-scale works side-by-side. Ms. Herrit’s piece is a wall installation based on Robert Smithson’s 1966 drawing Heap of Language that takes the shape of a Colorado mountain. Ms. Herzog’s Valence is “one of her single most ambitious projects to date,” and is an approximately 17-foot-by-17-foot, dual-sided collage of fabric-coated panels leaned against The Boiler’s brick walls.—A.M.
The Boiler, 191 North 14th Street, Brooklyn, 7-9 p.m.
Party: Creative Time Fall Ball Sleepover
Creative Time, Neuehouse, and Grey Area are teaming up to make the organization’s annual Fall Ball extra special this year. Adult sleepovers are all the rage at the moment, but this one looks like it’s truly going to be a blast. What to expect? An “extraterrestrial Space Program” called Rice & Beans with Tom Sachs, “full body exams” by David Colman, a Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe screening room Takeover, and a Robert Lazzarini Porn Puzzle Corner, are among the many, many activities to choose from.—A.M.
Neuehouse, 110 East 25th Street, New York, 8 p.m.—8 a.m., ticketed event
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Opening: Selin Balci, Tracey Goodman, and Alison Owen at Smack Mellon
This isn’t a group show, but rather three solo shows within a singular space. Alison Owen’s “Species of Spaces” engages with objects that once belonged to previous Smack Mellon artists, displayed on shelves hung in the same of the space’s windows. “The Small thread of days and sunlight” by Tracey Goodman fills the spalls with handmade curtains, dresses, and taxidermy birds. And Selin Balci’s “Bordered World” is a display of 2,000 Petri dishes containing live molds and fungi.—A.M.
Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, 5-8 p.m.
Performance: Cory Arcangel and D’Eon in Concert at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
In conjunction with the 125th anniversary of the Met’s department of musical instruments, Canadian composer Chris D’Eon will performer video game hacker and tech-savvy Brooklyn-based artist Cory Arcangel’s Dances for the Electric Piano—a piece written specifically for the Korg M1 synthesizer—as well as his own Baroque dance-inspired works.—A.M.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, 7 p.m., ticketed event
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23
Opening: “Sam Samore: Accumulation of Shapes” and “Andreas Schulze: Traffic Jam” at Team Gallery
In a bid to further curb the market on Sunday night openings, Team Gallery once again will have openings at both its spaces on the Lord’s Day, bringing the weekend warriors out to Soho when they’d otherwise be resting up for the week. And you know what? I’m totally OK with that. These shows are always great.—N.F.
Team Gallery, 83 Grand Street (for Sam Samore) and Team Gallery, 47 Wooster Street (for Andreas Schulze, New York, 6-8 p.m.