Published each Monday, Happenings is Gallerist’s guide to events in the New York art world each week.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28
Discussion: An Evening with Hal Foster, The Art-Architecture Complex and The First Pop Age
Princeton professor Hal Foster will chat about his two new books with newly arrived Kitchen director Tim Griffin. One looks at the increasingly intense intersections between art and architecture, and the other examines the work of Lichtenstein, Warhol, Richter, Ruscha and Richard Hamilton. Those seeking more of Mr. Foster’s work will find his byline in next month’s Artforum, on an article about Cyprien Gaillard’s recent beer pyramid sculpture at KW Berlin. — A.R.
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, 7 p.m., free
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 29
Reading: An Evening with n+1
Our friends at the cultural journal n+1 will bring selections from their latest issue to The Kitchen. This will likely be the first and last time a Chelsea audience will be seriously considering the Insane Clown Posse. —M.H.M.
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street, 7 p.m., free
Music of the Hemispheres: A Live Music, Film, and Science Event
Composer Aaron Einbond, quartet Yarn/Wire, filmmaker Elisa Da Prato and philosopher Dan Lloyd gather at Issue Project Room for a presentation of the neural-philosophies of Dr. Lloyd, whose work focuses on taking patterns found in brain activity and converting them to music sources. —M.H.M
Issue Project Room, 232 3rd street, floor 3, $15 ($10 for members), 8-10:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 30
Film: Popular Unrest
Melanie Gilligan “taps into the collectively insatiable desire for crime dramas and tech fantasy, and Hollywood’s management of our fears about free will and government” with this film, according to Art in America. Sounds like a blast, 60 minutes plus a Q&A. —D.D.
Exit Art, 475 Tenth Ave, 7 p.m. (bar opens), $10
THURSDAY DECEMBER 1
Screening: Carlos Marques da Cruz, Encke King, Jim Hodges “Untitled” and discussion with Nato Thompson, Malik Gaines, Shanti Avirgan, and Che Gossett at Creative Time (IFC Center)
In commemoration of World AIDS day, artist Jim Hodges presents a montage of footage reflecting on the early years of the AIDS crisis. —M.H.M.
4 Street, 323 Avenue of the Americas, RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org, 6:30-8:45 p.m.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 2
Event: “Tedx Brooklyn” at Brooklyn Bowl.
Those Ted talks you know and love and watch in moments of severe undermotivation come to Brooklyn with Tedx Brooklyn. What other event would feature Chad Dickerson, CEO of Etsy and comedian Eugene Mirman as speakers? Plus, beer. —D.D.
Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, 161 Wythe Ave, 6-8 p.m.
Book Launch and Screening: Whatever Happened to Sex in Scandinavia?
The subject anthology being feted here, edited by Marta Kuzma and Pablo Lafuente, is pretty much perfectly encapsulated in its title: what happened to the sexual and political liberation of 1960 and ’70s Scandinavia? Barbara Rubin’s 1963 film Christmas on Earth, which documents an “orgy that took place in a New York apartment,” will be screened. — A.R.
Artists Space, 38 Greene Street, New York, 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3
Book Signing: Mark Ryden “Editions”
Illustrator and painter Mark Ryden will sign copies of as the inaugural event at Paul Kasmin SHOP. You’re most likely familiar with Mr. Ryden’s eerie illustrations and if you need to be further sold: Kirk Hammett of Metallica once apparently commissioned Mark Ryden to paint one of his guitars. —D.D.
Paul Kasmin SHOP, 511 W 27 street, 4-6 p.m.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4
Performances: Short Stories, Part Four: Performance Program
Those who have not yet been to the latest edition of SculptureCenter’s Isla Leaver-Yap-curated “Short Stories” can catch it at this closing event, which includes performances by artists Sarah Chacich, Angie Keefer, and Danna Vajda. — A.R.
SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves Street, Queens, 5–7 p.m.