By Marcella Zimmermann
New York Art Department presents Art Slots, a weekly listing of art openings and happenings we find worth your while... usually going down during the artsy-est timeslot ever— 6 to 8PM.
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We took Thursday night off, nothing felt worth braving the return of miserable below freezing temperatures. A good alternative would have been BAM or IFC to see Hayao Miyazaki delicately grapple with Japan's history through airplanes and young love; war and peace; tradition and technology. Anyway:
FRIDAY, MARCH 14
THE TEMPTATION TO EXIST (MAY CONTAIN NUTS)
Andrea Rosen Gallery
525 W 24th St NY
LA-based artist/Porsche-owner Fredrich Kunath is having his fourth show at Andrea Rosen. He exercises his sharp wit in the titles of his paintings-- often delivering punchlines before we get the joke. Follow his Instagram for what I think are snippets of what we'll see on Thursday.
“Somewhere in these oppositions lies the aesthetic possibility of slipping on a banana peel.”
– Friedrich Kunath
Some favorite pieces of his in the gallery below:
MATTER AND MEMORY:
Ancient Chinese Art Treasures
980 Madison Ave, 5th Fl NY
It's Asia Week New York so a Brussels-based gallerist Gisèle Croës is presenting a show of Chinese antiquities at Gagosian.
SATURDAY, MARCH 15
IN BETWEEN SPACES -
AN EXHIBITION BY E.B. ITSO
195 10th Ave NY
Self-published books, zines, posters and other ephemera by E.B. Itso and a new zine published by Printed Matter.
The exhibition is guest-curated by Emilie Nilsson.
Go look at the most relevant salad bowl ever. + Free drinks?
SUNDAY, MARCH 16
THE WEIRD SHOW
PETER COFFIN, WILLY LE MAITRE, AGATHE SNOW
333 Broome St NY
From the press release:
"Here at CANADA the stars are lining up like a big dipper for the gallery’s latest three person show. Built from varied influences and distinct geographies these three mid career journeyman artists come together for no better reason than our admiration for their work and a want of current samples. From the whimsy of Mr. Coffin’s famous curiosity and gold medal studio gymnastics, to Ms Snow rebelliously lovable, supremely confident anti-form structures, to a return visit with Willy Le Maitre’s crystal clear 3d diffusion art and transport phenomena, The Weird Show guarantees safe shelter from the monotony of it all."
TONY LEWIS / NATE YOUNG
41 Orchard St NY
1. Three people leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach.
2. Have rational judgments.
3. Watch irrational judgments at least once a year.
4. Remember formal art is essentially other people’s birthdays.