Opening: “Giuseppe Penone” at Marian Goodman
The elegant Italian artist, who came of age as a young member of the Arte Povera movement, will show works from 1970s until today, and we hear the artist will be at the gallery for the reception.
Party: Young Collectors at the Guggenheim
It might be an expensive way ($200-$300 per ticket) to see the wonderful On Kawara show, but if you feel like splurging, the Young Collectors party at the Guggenheim is one of the most elegant and fun shindigs the institution throws each year. The host committee list is studded with socialites, and hey, the money goes toward acquiring emerging artists, that’s a good thing! Get there in time to see Afrika Bambaataa perform, I would say.
Opening: “Nick Stewart: Rides Again” at 55 Gansevoort
Our favorite little gallery is about to get some serious foot traffic when the Whitney opens in a few weeks, but until then, there are some other great shows on view. Next up is Nick Stewart, a Los Angeles artist who recently seems obsessed by UFOs. Far-out.
Opening: “Julia Fish: Threshold”
Just because she hasn’t had a solo show in New York in ten years doesn’t mean she hasn’t been working. She’s just choosing the second city over ours: her studio for decades has been a storefront home in Chicago. Don’t begrudge her for that, though. Chicago gets enough grief as is.
Party: Rubin Museum of Art’s Asia Week Celebration
If you’ve missed out on all the Asia Week festivities at the Rubin, perhaps it’s time to swing by the 20-year-old downtown-ish institution for vaguely theme-appropriate Thai beer and cocktail talk with committee members.
Opening: “Dissolving Margins” at Paula Cooper Gallery [UPDATE: Paula Cooper Gallery has told us there is no reception, but because the show is up, we’ll leave the info here and you can go during regular hours
This group show—which features 14 of the gallery’s mainstays, including Christian Marclay, Justin Matherly, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Rudolf Stingel—takes its title from very of-the-moment author Elena Ferrante, and so naturally it deals with the exploration of the difference perspectives of self and all of that. Plus, while the reception in Thursday, it’s already up, go see it!
Opening: “Mariko Mori: Cyclicscape” at Sean Kelly
The new work by the revered Japanese artist is having her first ever show at Sean Kelly, and she’s made ten sculptures that reflect the strange theory that human life came to be through continuous cycles of evolution. To show this, she’s turned to that trusty metaphor, the Mobius strip. And she’s giving a performance during the opening, at 6:45, accompanied by the musician Ken Ikeda.—N.F.
Opening: “Joe Andoe: Super Highway” at Nathalie Karg
Nathalie Karg just moved to the Lower East Side after a year in Noho, because it’s pretty clear to everyone that it’s time to join the party and get south of Houston. For her first show, she’s got work by the Tulsa-born madman Joe Andoe, who famously parlayed tales of epic recklessness and drunkenness into his book Jubilee City: A Memoir at Full Speed. But he’s sober now, so don’t expect anything too crazy at the opening.—N.F.