10 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before May 1

MONDAY, APRIL 27 Screening: An Evening with Bouchra Khalili at MoMA MoMA recently acquired the Berlin-based artist’s complete film series The Mapping Journey Project, and she currently has a solo exhibition up at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Tonight, starting at 7 p.m., the museum will present a screening program of Ms. Khalili’s films, including the titular work Foreign Office (2015), for which her Paris show centers around. The artist will be on hand to talk about the films with MoMA associate curator Thomas J. Lax. MoMA, Theater 2, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, 7 p.m.
TUESDAY, APRIL 28 Opening: “Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today” at MAD The Museum of Art and Design is spotlighting 100 works by notable women designers, artists, and architects who worked during the 1950s and 1960s, with a focus on those who used alternative materials such as textiles, ceramics, and metals. Many of the artists featured have never been included in a historical survey, even though their names are widely know. Look for work by Ruth Asawa, Sheila Hicks, Karen Karnes, Anni Albers, and more. MAD, 2 Columbus Circle, New York
TUESDAY, APRIL 28 Opening: “Simon Hantaï: Pliage, the First Decade” at Mnuchin Gallery This special exhibition of the work of the Hungarian-born artist Simon Hantaï will focus on the decade where he began working with his signature pliage method of folding on canvas. Paintings in the show show the method in its earliest stages. Mnuchin Gallery, 45 East 78th Street, New York
TUESDAY, APRIL 28 Opening: “Spencer Sweeney: Wake Up and Make Love” at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise Mr. Sweeney, who lives a double life as an artist and the co-owner of downtown nightclub Santos Party House, is opening a new show at Gavin Brown’s Chinatown location titled “Wake Up and Make Love.” Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, 291 Grand Street, 3rd Floor, New York, 6-8 p.m.
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 Opening: Tony Oursler at Lehmann Maupin Tony Oursler has been a pioneer in new media since the 1980s. For his fifth solo exhibition with Lehmann Maupin at the gallery’s Chrystie Street location, the artist will use facial recognition technology to explore the relationship between people and machines. Lehmann Maupin Gallery, 201 Chrystie Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 Talk: Thomas Houseago at the New School Sculptor Thomas Houseago will open his site-specific exhibition “Thomas Houseago: Masks (Pentagon),”a series of five gigantic masks, at Rockefeller Center Plaza on Tuesday. The project, organized by the Public Art Fund, will also include a talk with the artist at the New School. It’s $10 for the public, and free for students and faculty. The New School, The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, New York, 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, APRIL 30 Bruce Conner at Paula Cooper Gallery This survey exhibition will spotlight Bruce Cooner’s use of the figure across the many mediums he worked in throughout his career, including paper, photography, film, and sculpture. WOrks will range from early drawings from the 1950s, assemblages from the 1960s, and photographs from the 1970s. Paula Cooper Gallery, 521 West 21st Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
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THURSDAY, APRIL 30 Opening: Kazuo and Fujiko Shiraga This will be the first-ever joint exhibition of husband and wife artist duo Kazuo and Fujiko Shiraga, co-founders of the Zero Society painting collective and and members of the Gutai Art Association. Kazuo is well-known for his “foot-paintings” and performance works, while Fujiko worked in collage on paper and canvas, and concrete sculpture. Fergus McCaffrey, 514 West 26th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
THURSDAY, APRIL 30 David Salle: New Paintings at Skarstedt Chelsea This highly anticipated show from venerable New York artist will feature all new work from his most recent series, the “Late Product Paintings” and the “Silver Paintings.” The accompanying catalogue will feature an interview with the artist and writer William Powers. Skarstedt, 550 West 21st Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
THURSDAY, APRIL 30 Yinka Shonibare MBE: Rage of the Ballet Gods at James Cohan Gallery Nigerian-British artist Yinka Shonibare MBE tackles climate change with a series of sculptural metaphors that reference mythology and the Age of Enlightenment. The show is separated into two parts—Rage and Escape—and features sculptures of gun-toting ballerinas and backpack-carrying astronauts. James Cohan Gallery, 633 West 26th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

MONDAY, APRIL 27

Screening: An Evening with Bouchra Khalili at MoMA
MoMA recently acquired the Berlin-based artist’s complete film series The Mapping Journey Project, and she currently has a solo exhibition up at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Tonight, starting at 7 p.m., the museum will present a screening program of Ms. Khalili’s films, including the titular work Foreign Office (2015), which her Paris show centers around. The artist will be on hand to talk about the films with MoMA associate curator Thomas J. Lax.
MoMA, Theater 2, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, 7 p.m.

TUESDAY, APRIL 28

Opening: “Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today” at MAD
The Museum of Art and Design is spotlighting 100 works by notable women designers, artists, and architects who worked during the 1950s and 1960s, with a focus on those who used alternative materials such as textiles, ceramics, and metals.
MAD, 2 Columbus Circle, New York

Opening: “Simon Hantaï: Pliage, the First Decade” at Mnuchin Gallery
This special exhibition of the work of the Hungarian-born artist Simon Hantaï will focus on the decade where he began working with his signature pliage method of folding on canvas. Paintings in the show show the method in its earliest stages.
Mnuchin Gallery, 45 East 78th Street, New York

Opening: “Spencer Sweeney: Wake Up and Make Love” at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise
Mr. Sweeney, who lives a double life as an artist and the co-owner of downtown nightclub Santos Party House, is opening a new show at Gavin Brown’s Chinatown location titled “Wake Up and Make Love.”
Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, 291 Grand Street, 3rd Floor, New York, 6-8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29

Opening: Tony Oursler at Lehmann Maupin
Tony Oursler has been a pioneer in new media since the 1980s. For his fifth solo exhibition with Lehmann Maupin at the gallery’s Chrystie Street location, the artist will use facial recognition technology to explore the relationship between people and machines.
Lehmann Maupin Gallery, 201 Chrystie Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

Talk: Thomas Houseago at the New School
Sculptor Thomas Houseago will open his site-specific exhibition “Thomas Houseago: Masks (Pentagon),”a series of five gigantic masks, at Rockefeller Center Plaza on Tuesday. The project, organized by the Public Art Fund, will also include a talk with the artist at the New School. It’s $10 for the public, and free for students and faculty.
The New School, The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, New York, 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, APRIL 30

Opening: Bruce Conner at Paula Cooper Gallery
This survey exhibition will spotlight Bruce Conner’s use of the figure across the many mediums he worked in throughout his career, including paper, photography, film, and sculpture. WOrks will range from early drawings from the 1950s, assemblages from the 1960s, and photographs from the 1970s.
Paula Cooper Gallery, 521 West 21st Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

Opening: Kazuo and Fujiko Shiraga
This will be the first-ever joint exhibition of husband and wife artist duo Kazuo and Fujiko Shiraga, co-founders of the Zero Society painting collective and and members of the Gutai Art Association. Kazuo is well-known for his “foot-paintings” and performance works, while Fujiko worked in collage on paper and canvas, and concrete sculpture.
Fergus McCaffrey, 514 West 26th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

Opening: David Salle: New Paintings at Skarstedt Chelsea
This highly anticipated show from the venerable New York artist will feature all new work from his most recent series, the “Late Product Paintings” and the “Silver Paintings.” The accompanying catalogue will feature an interview with the artist and writer William Powers.
Skarstedt, 550 West 21st Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

Opening: “Yinka Shonibare MBE: Rage of the Ballet Gods” at James Cohan Gallery
Nigerian-British artist Yinka Shonibare MBE tackles climate change with a series of sculptural metaphors that reference mythology and the Age of Enlightenment. The show is separated into two parts—Rage and Escape—and features sculptures of gun-toting ballerinas and backpack-carrying astronauts.
James Cohan Gallery, 633 West 26th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.    

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