Published each Monday, Happenings is Gallerist’s guide to events in the New York art world each week.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Party: “Performa 11 Grand Finale” at the Bowery Hotel
Lou Reed presents Performa’s inaugural Malcolm McLaren Award—a $10,000 reward for one artist involved in the performance art biennial under the age of 40—on its closing night. Fairly punk, no? Also: “The Performa Cocktail has been generously provided by Tanteo Spirits.” — D.D.
335 Bowery, New York, $20, 9 p.m.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Opening: Mel Bochner, “Photography Before the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Some Drawings from the Sixties and Recent Reflections and Recursions on Dis/Tension and Crumpling,” at Peter Freeman, Inc.
A reception for the conceptual master, who here plays with viewers’ perceptions with sculptural semi-photographic works. — D.D.
560 Broadway, Floor 6, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: Mark di Suvero at Paula Cooper Gallery
Any show with Artforum ad of such high quality—it shows Ms. Cooper and Mr. di Suvero in Williamsburg in the ’60s—must certainly be worth a visit. — D.D.
534 West 21 Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Screening: Alison O’Daniel “Night Sky” at Anthology Film Archives
Part of Art in General’s “Walking Forward—Running Past” exhibition that celebrates the space’s 30th season, Alison O’Daniel’s film follows two women as they travel to the desert, and splice the journey with scenes from a dance marathon. — M.M.
32 Second Avenue, New York, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, 8 p.m.
Intensive: Curatorial Intensive Symposium
Curators such as Klaus Biesenbach, RoseLee Goldberg and Nancy Spector gather to talk about new exhibition proposals. — M.M.
Independent Curators international (ICI) (The Curatorial Hub), 401 Broadway, Suite 1620, free, RSVP to email@example.com, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Lecture: Florian Maier-Aichen at Aperture Foundation
The German photography maestro, who has made his career by experimenting with seemingly every variable involved in the medium, will present the third in a series of lectures jointly presented by Aperture and Parsons. — A.R.
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, New York, 6:30 p.m.
Opening: Jean-Frederic Schneyder at Swiss Institute
“How does one paint landscapes today?” you ask. Mr. Schneyder answers, “With atomic bombs and swastikas in the background.” Be sure to check out the artist’s animated film as well. — D.D.
18 Wooster Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25
Screening: “Jack Smith Program 3″ at the Museum of Modern Art
MoMA ends its two-week series of screenings by the consistently outré outsider Jack Smith with the artist’s only feature-length film, Normal Love (1963–65). Check the museum’s schedule for other Smith screenings. — A.R.
11 West 53rd Street, New York, 7 p.m.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27
Screening: Georges Méliès at Anthology Film Archives
Anthology is screening a number of the turn-of-the-century French director’s films, including a many that feature hand-colored frames in three separate series. All told, more than a dozen films will be shown, but that hardly scratches the surface of this oeuvre: he directed more than 500 works in his life. — A.R.
32 Second Avenue, New York, 5, 6:30, 7 p.m.