TUESDAY, JULY 17
Screening: “Maso et Miso Vont En Bateau,” at the Kitchen
Organized by Stéphanie Jeanjean and Alaina Claire Feldman around the themes of protest and satire, this two-day program, spanning Tuesday and Wednesday, features screenings of feminist videos made by radical pioneering French film collectives followed by discussions with artists and writers Elisabeth Subrin, K8 Hardy, Kate Millet, Georgia Sagri and Martha Wilson. The event aims to recognize the contribution of these collectives in the Western canon of media studies and feminism. A number of works will be making their English and American debuts. —Rozalia Jovanovic
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, 7 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
Discussion: Otto Piene with Massimiliano Gioni at the New Museum
German artist Otto Piene, who’s been a pioneer in using cutting-edge technologies in art for more than half a century, will speak with the New Museum’s associate director, Massimiliano Gioni, who is the co-curator (with Gary Carrion-Murayari) of the museum’s new exhibition, “Ghosts in the Machine,” which looks at the “shifting relationship between humans, machines, and art,” and includes Mr. Piene’s work.
New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, 7 p.m., $10
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
Opening: Stan VanDerBeek, “Writings, Drawings and Collages,” at American Contemporary
American Contemporary will present a variety of works by the late, great Stan VanDerBeek—some that have never before been shown publicly, according to the gallery. Stop here before or after seeing the reconstruction of his epic Movie-Drome (1963–66/2012) in the New Museum’s “Ghosts in the Machine” show.
American Contemporary, 4 East 2nd Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
THURSDAY, JULY 19
Art Fair: ArtMrkt Hamptons at the Bridgehampton Historical Society Grounds
Forty U.S. galleries will offer their wares at this contemporary-focused fair. Among the exhibitors are New York’s P.P.O.W., DC Moore and Lennon, Weinberg, Inc. galleries, as well as some favorites from the area, like East Hampton’s Halsey Mckay and Eric Firestone. Opening night includes a ”four-star BBQ” by chef Leon Gunn, who’s served as sous chef of Brooklyn’s meat-heavy Traif restaurant. The fair runs through the weekend.
ArtMrkt Hamptons, 2368 Mountauk Highway (Rt. 27), Bridgehampton, N.Y., 6–10 p.m., $100/$110
Opening: “In Plain Sight” at Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Mitchell-Innes & Nash’s summer group show explores how contemporary artists are investigating representational painting. Some of the participants include Andrew Kuo, Anna Conway, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, Jeanette Mundt, Mamie Tinkler, Nancy de Holl, Nolan Simon, Roger White, Timothy Hull and Van Hanos. —Michael H. Miller
Mitchell-Innes & Nash, 534 West 26th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
FRIDAY, JULY 20
Talk: “Josef Albers in America: Painting on Paper” at Morgan Library
Isabelle Dervaux, the curator of modern and contemporary drawings at the Morgan Library, will talk about the German-born Albers and his time in America, where he was a teacher first at Black Mountain College and later at Yale. —M.H.M.
Morgan Library, 225 Madison Avenue, New York, 7 p.m., museum admission is free on Friday evenings
SATURDAY, JULY 21
Opening: “Creature from the Blue Lagoon,” at Martos Gallery Bridgehampton
For the third and final installment of his yearly group show at Martos Gallery, curator and Vice columnist Bob Nickas presents “Creature from the Blue Lagoon,” a group show with 40 artists, including Darren Bader, Anne Collier, Chris Martin, Tamara Gonzalez and Chris Johanson. Inspired by Jack Smith’s play The Secret of Rented Island, this show is presented on the lawn and throughout the summer home of gallerist Jose Martos in Bridgehampton. So before or after checking out ArtMrkt Hamptons, make a stop at this presentation, and drop in at 5 p.m. for a performance by transcendental metal band Liturgy. —R.J.
Martos Gallery, 112 Sagaponack Road, Bridgehampton, New York 2-6 p.m.