TUESDAY DECEMBER 6
Screening: Algis Kizys, Simon Lee “Where is the Black Beast?” presented by Cristin Tierney
Director Simon Lee and composer Algis Kizys present their 35 mm film based on the Ted Hughes poem “Crow: From the Life and Songs of the Crow.” –M.H.M.
The Clocktower, 108 Leonard Street, New York, 13th Floor, free, 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7
Screening: Jean-Luc Godard “Alphaville” perormance by Christian Carbat Carana
Godard’s classic apocalyptic (and strangely semiotic) sci-fi thriller will be screened alongside a performance by Christian Carbat Carana. If that’s not enough, there’s an open bar. –M.H.M.
Rabbithole, 33 Washington Street, New York, $10, 7:30-11 p.m.
Opening: Enoc Perez, “Lever House (Silver, Indigo, Purple, and Red),” at Lower East Side Printshop
A hip gallery welcomes hip artist for a show featuring four new screen prints of the hippest building on Park Avenue. Bring Camels. –D.D.
306 West 37 Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2011
Lecture: Liam Gillick
The dependably provocative British artist will lecture as part of the NYU’s “Visiting Artist Lecture” series. Here’s hoping he discusses his latest project, “liamgillickforpringleofscotland,” a new collection of accessories and knitwear for Pringle of Scotland, which was unveiled last week in Miami. —A.R.
NYU Steinhardt School, Einstein Auditorium, 34 Stuyvesant Street, New York, 5:30 p.m.
Lecture: Linda Nochlin on “Gericault and Goya and Images of Misery”
The author of the beyond-seminal feminist critique “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” sets her sights here on Gericault and Goya. SVA lectures have been known—especially those featuring superstars like Ms. Nochlin—to fill up quickly, so it may be wise to arrive early. —A.R.
School of Visual Arts Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, New York, 7 p.m.
Book Signing: Stephan Wurth “Ghost Town” at Clic Bookstore & Gallery
The result of a major project by the German photographer, these photographs, according to the press release, “narrate the tale of three women as they journey through Nevada where they soon find themselves stranded with a broken-down car on the side of a desolate road.” Also, they are naked. Herb Ritts meets a slasher movie without the murders. –D.D.
255 Centre street, 6-8 p.m.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 9
Opening/Afterparty: Robert Whitman “Fucked Up in Minneapolis” at Black and White Gallery / Project Space
The multimedia theater artist favors Williamsburg with party Polaroids of his friends from the 80s. Sounds like a good time, though it’s a shame that Williamsburg was deprived of the opportunity to learn about some other photographic format.–DD
483 Driggs avenue, 6-10 p.m.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 10
“The Wedding (The Walker Evans Polaroid Project) with Roni Horn”
In curator Ydessa Hendeles’ first American show, 83 Walker Evans Polaroids will share space alongside Roni Horn’s documentation of Icelandic wildfowl, a 19th-century model of a cooper’s shop and other diverse elements. –M.H.M.
Andrea Rosen, 525 W 24 street, 6-8 p.m.
Discussion: “Documentary in Contemporary Art—The Legacy of the Progressive Era”
As part of Columbia’s current “Social Forces Visualized: Photography and Scientific Charity, 1900–1920″ exhibition, artists Martha Rosler, Trevor Paglen, and Lucy Raven discusses their work in relation to photography’s grand tradition of liberal political commitment. –A.R.
Columbia University, Wallach Art Gallery, 1190 Amsterdam Avenue, 4 p.m.