TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10
Opening: “Subodh Gupta: Seven Billion Light Years” at Hauser & Wirth
New Delhi-based Subodh Gupta uses everyday household items like kitchen utensils to create small and large-scale sculptures about themes of globalization, life in his native India, and shifting tides in modern culture. Highlights include This is not a fountain (2011-2013), a massive 12-foot sculpture made of buckets, pots, pans, and faucets with flowing water, and Pure (I), a series of household utensils buried in dirt. The exhibition coincides with “After Midnight: Indian Modernism to Contemporary India 1947/1997” at the Queens Museum, opening March 8, where Mr. Gupta’s artwork is also on display. — Alanna Martinez
Hauser & Wirth, 511 West 18th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: “Peter Nadin: Still Life” at Half Gallery
Peter Nadin made a splash a few years ago when, after nearly two decades out of the art world, content with blissful self-isolation at his farm upstate, he asked Gavin Brown to show his work once again. It was a welcome return for the artist who once collaborated with Jenny Holzer and palled around with Richard Prince but had basically left all that behind to raise pigs on 140 acres (though he did keep a teaching gig at Cooper Union.) And now, there will be another chance to revisit Mr. Nadin’s early days: Half Gallery is restaging “Still Life,” a show that opened at Spiritual America, a tiny storefront gallery on Rivington Street, in 1983. Soon after Mr. Nadin’s solo show, Spiritual America presented its last one, which was a show called “Pop” that showed works by a young little-known artist named Jeff Koons. — Nate Freeman
Half Gallery, 43 E. 78th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Panel: The Trends in Art Book Publishing at the New York Public Library.
A few titans of art book publishing gather at the New York Public Library—that mausoleum of the once-popular vessel for literature, the bound book—to discuss the future of this industry that they are stuck in. People on the panel include Todd Bradway of David Zwirner Books, Patricia Fidler of Yale University Press, and the artist Arezoo Moseni. — N.F.
The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Talk: Ron Arad and Francesco Clemente at NeueHouse
Just days before his debut show since joining Paul Kasmin Gallery, Ron Arad will discuss his take on design and architecture with the living legend Francesco Clemente, who two years ago made a work for his friend called, appropriately, For Arad. And it’s at Neuehouse, that ultra-trendy highbrow member’s only workspace/party space—like Soho House in rimless glasses. — N.F.
NeueHouse, 110 E. 25th Street, New York, 6:30 p.m.
Book Launch: “Benjamin’s Silver Cup” by Nemo Librizzi
No lesser eminences than Saul Williams and Kool Keith will be on hand at the Hotel Chelsea to read from Benjamin’s Silver Cup, a new book by creative consultant and art world man about town Nemo Librizzi. But even more exciting is the guest they have for a post-reading chat with the author: our friend and contributor Anthony Haden-Guest. — N.F.
Hotel Chelsea Storefront Gallery, 222 W. 23rd Street, New York, 7-9 p.m.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12
Opening: Nam June Paik at James Cohan Gallery
The multi-monitor sculptural installation M200/Video Wall (1991) will be the centerpiece of this exhibition, accompanied by several other works from the 1990s by the pioneering multimedia artist. His retrospective exhibition last year at Asia Society refreshed the memories of New York audiences with a broad-ranging look of highlights from his career. Now, a chance for a more intimate glimpse at this Mozart-inspired work, and others he created leading up to his milestone Guggenheim show in 2000 “The World of Nam June Paik.” — A.M.
James Cohan Gallery, 533 West 26th Street, New York
Opening: “Francesca Woodman: I’m trying my hand at fashion photography” at Marian Goodman Gallery
Taken between 1978 and 1980, the 30 photographs featured in this exhibition focus on the late Francesca Woodman’s experiments with a more commercialized image of the female form, including her more of her self-portraiture. The images were taken toward the end of her life, while the artist lived and worked in New York. — A.M.
Marian Goodman Gallery, 24 West 57th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Talk: CITIZENFOUR New York Times talk at the New School with Laure Poitras, Glenn Greenwald in person and Edward Snowden via live video
Filmmaker Laura Poitras earned a second Oscar nomination for her film CITIZENFOUR about National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. Journalist Glenn Greenwald will be on hand to chat with Ms. Poitras about her film, and Mr. Snowden will join the conversation remotely through live video chat. — A.M.
The New School, John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, 6:45 p.m.
Opening: “Bozidar Brazda: Unisex Basics” at Shoot the Lobster
The artist Bozidar Brazda has already added critic and musician to his resume, so why not become a fashion designer, too? He’ll be showing some clothes for boys and girls alike—all in the colors of “cult-member white, bondage black and beet-juice pink”—at the beloved Martos Gallery outpost Shoot the Lobster. —N.F.
Shoot the Lobster, 138 Eldridge Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13
Opening: “Alfredo Jaar: Shadows” at Galerie Lelong
The exhibition at Galerie Lelong will be the second time that Shadows has ever been shown publicly. A single image by Dutch photojournalist Koen Wessing taken during the 1978 insurrection in Nicaragua inspires the piece. The image shows two women from Estelí, Nicaragua just after being told that their father has died. The image will be reconfigured for the gallery space, into a single, immersive light installation. — A.M.
Galerie Lelong, 528 West 26th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15
Opening: Landon Metz at James Fuentes
James Fuentes continues its hot streak with a show from Landon Metz, certainly one of the most talked-about twenty-something artists based in New York. —N.F.
James Fuentes, 55 Delancey Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.