TUESDAY, JANUARY 20
Event: New York Ceramic and Glass Fair at the Bohemian National Hall
This year marks the 16th anniversary of the fair, which has positioned itself as the “only fair of its kind in the United States that specializes in ceramics, pottery and glass from the 17th-21st centuries.” Occupying three floors of the Bohemian National Hall on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, this year’s edition features over 30 galleries from the U.S., England, Europe, and Asia. — Alanna Martinez
New York Ceramic and Glass Fair, Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, New York, Preview 6-8:30 p.m., ticketed event
Event: A Viewing of Dustin Yellin’s The Triptych at Sotheby’s
This is how The Triptych, an installation by Red Hook mascot and peppy partygoer Dustin Yellin, is described on Wikipedia: “The Triptych is Yellin’s largest and most complex work, a massive 12-ton, three-paneled epic that embodies his vision of the world and human consciousness. For Yellin, ‘the universe and the mind are shadowy places seething with dark magic, seas of boundless depth and possibility, overflowing with joy and disaster.’” You can go explore the human consciousness on Tuesday at Sotheby’s, where The Triptych will be on display at S|2, its contemporary art gallery. — Nate Freeman
S|2, 1334 York Avenue, New York, 6-8 p.m., invitation only
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21
Talk: Laura Poitras and Bettina Funcke at Artists Space
Academy Award nominated-filmmaker and co-founder of The Intercept, Laura Poitras will speak with writer and editor Bettina Funcke on the occasion of her Artists Space exhibition “9/11 Trilogy.” Topics of discussion will include the making of the three films—which include CITIZENFOUR (2014), My Country, My Country (2006), and The Oath (2010)— which focus on the wide-ranging impacts of the “post-9/11 security state.” — A.M.
Artists Space, 38 Greene Street, 3rd Floor, New York, 7 p.m., ticketed event
Talk: “Pioneers! O’Pioneers! A History of NY Artist Neighborhoods” at BRIC
This event accompanies BRIC’s exhibition “OPEN (C)ALL,” a group show of work by artists from the organization’s online Contemporary Artist registry that also includes additional imagery of individual studio spaces in a special installation by artist Wendy Richmond. The discussion will touch on New York’s shifting neighborhood dynamics as a direct result of the city’s artist communities. Panelists include critics and historians Irving Sandler, Max Kozloff, artist Joyce Kozloff, artist and critic Walter Robinson, and Pierogi gallery founder Joe Amrheim. The group will be moderated by Art F City founding editor Paddy Johnson. — A.M.
Stoop at BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, 7-9 p.m.
Opening: “Charles March: Wood Land” at Venus Over Manhattan
Charles March—also known as Charles Gordon-Lennox, Earl of March and Kinrara, son of the Duke of Richmond—is a racing enthusiast who also dabbles in the art of photography, having worked with Stanley Kubrick starting at the age of 16. See snapshots of his eventful life at Adam Lindemann’s 980 Madison gallery, and perhaps have a martini at Bemelman’s after. The Earl of March will probably be there. — N.F.
Venus Over Manhattan, 980 Madison Avenue, New York , 6-8 p.m.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 22
Opening: “Z Behl: Joker’s Solitaire” at Kai Matsumiya
Z Behl has created an giant X-rated deck of playing cards that feature nude portraits of male friends, and two revealing self-portraits that appear on the deck’s Joker cards. The cards will be displayed on green felt in the gallery’s front exhibition space, as “pairs,” “three of a kind,” and “full house” sets. Her film, Joker’s Solitaire, which depicts the artist dressed as the joker playing solitaire, will be screened, and visitors are encouraged to play with standard playing card versions of the her special deck. There will be 500 limited edition versions of the deck available on request. — A.M.
Kai Matsumiya, 153 ½ Stanton Street, New York, 7-10 p.m.
Event: 61st Annual Winter Antiques Show
Held each year at the Park Avenue Armory, the Winter Antiques Show is a big deal in the world of antiques collectors. This year there will be 73 exhibitors showcasing pristine pieces from antiquities to more contemporary works dating to the 1960s. About one-third of the fair’s dealers offer Americana, but English, European, Asian, and fine and decorative arts will also be offered. The show is notably put on to benefit the East Side House Settlement in the South Bronx. — A.M.
Park Avenue Armory, New York, Opening Night Party 5-9 p.m.
Event: Kyle DeWoody and Paul Wackers Unveiling at The James
The James occupies some pretty ideal real estate, taking over a corner that’s technically Soho, but flanked by Tribeca and Chinatown on its south side. So it’s not a bad idea to drape its silvery facade with with a public work by Paul Wackers, and have Kyle DeWoody’s tastemaking boutique Grey Area to curate the whole shebang. — N.F.
The James, 27 Grand Street, New York, 6-8 p.m., invitation only
Opening: Ben Schumacher at Bortolami
The youngish artist from a tiny town in Canada is unleashing some kind of madness in Chelsea Thursday. According to the release, Mr. Schumacher will “transform the gallery into a staging ground for a submission to the New York City Farm Tower architectural competition,” and some how this involves sun cults, discrete stars, radio transmission, a slew of collaborators all of whom are listed in cumbersome fashion in the title that I decided to abbreviate, all for the sake of trying to get a vertically integrated farm installed on the High Line. If that seems a little vague, all I can say is go check it out yourself. Me, I’m intrigued. — N.F.
Bortolami Gallery, 520 West 20th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
SATURDAY JANUARY 24
Opening: “Ryder Ripps: Ho” at Postmasters
Adrianne Ho is a model with 300,000 Instagram followers. Ryder Ripps is an artist with 6,000 Instagram followers. These are the first two facts we learn from the press release for “Ho,” a new show of oil works by Mr. Ripps, all of which depict Ms. Ho in various suggestive poses. Mr. Ripps is better known for his conceptual net art, top secret collaborations with Kanye West, and incendiary all-caps missives in the Hyperallergic comments section. But now he’s decided painting is the thing—as long as the paintings are related to Instagram. — N.F.
Postmasters, 54 Franklin Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: SculptureCenter Exhibition Preview Reception
New shows at SculptureCenter! Go check out the first U.S. retrospective of works by Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, a group show curated by Jess Wilcox, and a poetry booklets by the Buenos Aires collective Belleza y Felicidad. — N.F.
SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves Street, Long Island City, 4-5 p.m.
Opening: “Call and Response” at Gavin Brown’s enterprise
Perhaps Gavin Brown is starting to say goodbye to his West Village space, which he has to leave in a few months, because his latest show is a group show so massive it’s basically a biennial. It currently lists 60 participating artists, and we hear that the dealer may very well keep on adding more throughout the week. Insanity. — N.F.
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, 620 Greenwich Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.