MONDAY, NOV. 5
Lecture: Sarah Sze Presents the Walter Annenberg Lecture at the Whitney
Artist Sarah Sze will offer the Whitney’s eighth annual Walter Annenberg Lecture, and talk about her work with the museum’s director, Adam D. Weinberg. —Rozalia Jovanovic
Whitney Museum, 945 Madison Avenue, New York, 7 p.m.
Opening: Phyllida Barlow, “…later,” at Hauser & Wirth New York
Did you see Phyllida Barlow’s show at the New Museum this past spring? If you did, you know she’s great, and if you didn’t, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Her sculptures are dispatches from an alien landscape, fiendishly likable. Check them out, won’t you? —Dan Duray
Hauser & Wirth, 32 East 69 Street, New York 6-8 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7
Kienholz, “The Ozymandias Parade/Concept Tableaux” at Pace
Kienholz, the collaborative duo of the late Ed Kienholz and his wife Nancy Reddin Kienholz, will showcase the election-themed Ozymandias Parade, making a rare appearance in New York, at Pace’s West 25th Street location. —Michael H. Miller
Pace Gallery, 510 West 25th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Opening: Richard Prince, “White Paintings” at Skarstedt Gallery
Skarstedt will present eight works from this series of monochromatic paintings from the 1990s by Richard Prince. Pairing handwritten and printed jokes with silkscreened images and gestural marks against a white-pigmented background, this series continued the artist’s exploration with language and text, which he first began with his early Joke paintings of the 1980s. —R.J.
Skarstedt, 20 East 79th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Opening: Charles Ray at Matthew Marks
Los Angeles–based artist Charles Ray will present three new solid stainless sculptures that sound as wonderfully enigmatic as his any of his previous works. One is a nude self-portrait. Not wanting to spoil the show, let’s leave it at that. It sounds like it’s going to be great. —Andrew Russeth
Matthew Marks, 522 West 22nd Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Opening: Bjarne Melgaard, “New Novel,” at Luxembourg & Dayan
Never miss a Bjarne Melgaard show. You never know what area of his demented artistic psyche will be on display! This one’s pegged as a “surrealist garage sale” and is pegged to the release of a real novel by the artist. Violent scenes from it will be acted out with dolls around the house. —D.D.
Luxembourg & Dayan, 64 East 77th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Discussion: Tony Conrad at 80WSE
The relentlessly experimental artist Tony Conrad, currently the subject of an exhibition at 80WSE, will discuss his work with a distinguished group of panelists—Branden Joseph, Andrew Lampert, Tabea Lurke and Jay Sanders. Michael Cohen, the show’s curator, will moderate. —A.R.
NYU’s 80 Washington Square East Galleries, 80 Washington Square East, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Update, Nov. 6, 10:40 a.m.: An earlier version of this post incorrectly identified the materials used in Richard Prince’s “White Paintings.” The post has been corrected. Gallerist regrets the error.
Nov. 6, 5:00 p.m.: Due to Hurricane Sandy, the Carroll Dunham show at Gladstone that was originally included in this post has been postponed.