TUESDAY, JUNE 26
Screening and Talk: James Scott at Light Industry
A screening of a handful of James Scott’s profiles of contemporary artists, Love’s Presentation (27 min., David Hockney), Richard Hamilton (25 min., RH) and The Great Ice Cream (double projection, 40 min., Claes Oldenberg). Followed by a discussion between James Scott and Hal Foster. —Dan Duray
Light Industry, 155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn, 7 p.m., $7
Concert: John Zorn, “Sacred Voices,” at the Guggenheim
John Zorn will perform two new works inside James Turrell’s site-specific installation in the rotunda at the Guggenheim Museum. —Michael H. Miller
Guggenheim, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, 7:30 p.m., $40, $35 members (sold out)
Talk: John Baldessari and R.H. Quaytman, “How Is Jack Goldstein?” at the Jewish Museum
In conjunction with the Jack Goldstein exhibition at the Jewish Museum, John Baldessari, Goldstein’s instructor at CalArts in the 1970s, and R.H. Quaytman will discuss the artist’s life and work. —M.H.M.
Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue, New York, 6:30 p.m., RSVP here
Opening: Daniel Heidkamp, “Sneeze Buds,” at Half Gallery
For his second solo show in New York, Brooklyn-based artist Daniel Heidkamp will present a series of new paintings completed en plein air, mostly in the Green-Wood Cemetery (you may remember a few of his brushy, blossoming trees gracing the walls of 247365′s NADA booth). —Zoë Lescaze
Half Gallery, 43 East 78th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26
Discussion and Book Signing: Eric Fischl With Phyllis Tuchman at Guild Hall
Painter Eric Fischl will discuss his insightful memoir, Bad Boy, with art critic Phyllis Tuchman. A book signing follows. —A.R.
Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, N.Y., 7 p.m.
Party: The New Museum White Party
Hey it’s the white party! Wear white! Always a pretty good time so long as you don’t bump into someone you respect on your way over there, the way I did last year. “I’m sorry,” I think I said. —D.D.
235 Bowery, 7–10 p.m., members only but you never know
Opening: Diana Puntar, “The Milky Way…Get Your Orgone On,” at Blackston
Despite the abundance of openings this week, Diana Puntar’s show at Blackston promises to stand out. Viewers will enter an Orgone, an eight-foot black cube originally designed in 1940 by psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich to capture “orgone energy,” which he believed was a force that could liberate sexual desires, among other things. Inside there will be a disco floor and a mushroom garden. Rumor has it, there may even be mushroom canapés (like you needed more incentive.) —Z.L.
Blackston, 29C Ludlow Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
THURSDAY, JUNE 27
Opening: “Work” at Klaus von Nichtssagend
Artist Sara Greenberger Rafferty helms this adventurous group show. On Tuesday, more than a dozen artists—Sarah Crowner, Keltie Ferris, Michelle Grabner, Michael Mahalchick and B. Wurtz, among them—will make a single painting on a 16-by-20-inch canvas. On Wednesday, they will “mass produce” the painting. On Thursday, the resulting works will go on view. —A.R.
Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 54 Ludlow Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Opening: The Bruce High Quality Foundation at the Brooklyn Museum
Vito Schnabel presents the opening reception for the BHQF retrospective, which will feature “less than 17,000 works. ”— D.D.
The Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Opening: “Minty” at Foxy Production
Curator Ebony L. Haynes helms this group show, which brings together work by five promising young artists: Nicholas Buffon, Ben Horns (whose work is pictured), Megan Marrin, Cassie Raihl and Matt Savitsky. Going to let the opening paragraph of the show’s news release finish this one off: “Minty is a color and taste and smell and the sickest band in the world. It is the visceral ingredient for this group exhibition. It feels soft and loose around the edges. It isn’t rigid. It escapes its own form, and there’s something alienating about it. At its best, it is a heraldic device for the show.” —A.R.
Foxy Production, 623 West 27th Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Conversation: Rashid Johnson, Sam Gilliam and Laura Hoptman at MoMA
The latest installment in the museum’s “Conversations: Among Friends” series will feature a chat between photographer Rashid Johnson and fellow artist Sam Gilliam, moderated by Laura Hoptman, curator of contemporary art in the department of painting and sculpture. After discussing the political and social content and context of their work, the participants will mingle at “an intimate reception” on the mezzanine. —Z.L.
MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, doors at 6:30 p.m., talk at 7 p.m., reception at 8:15 p.m., $35
SUNDAY, JUNE 30
Performance: Concert, “Behave Like an Audience,” at Artists Space: Books & Talks
The band Concert—made up of artists Chris Evans (who used to be part of the peppy, post-punky Glasgow–based band Life Without Building), Morten Norbye Halvorsen and Benjamin Seror—will play. They just released a record via Sternberg Press with songs written by people like Guy Ben-Ner, Sharon Hayes, Michael Portnoy and other artists. This seems likely to be a popular one, so it’s probably best to get there on the earlier end. (On a related note, Artists Space’s new exhibition, “Pride Goes Before a Fall / Beware of a Holy Whore – An Exhibition in Two Acts,” opens at both of its venues the night before, from 6 to 8 p.m.) —A.R.
Artists Space: Books & Talks, 55 Walker Street, New York, 9 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.), $5 entrance donation