New York Art Department presents Art Slots, a listing of art openings and happenings based on stuff we like (cats, net art, zig zags, big ass sculptures)... usually going down during the artsy-est timeslot ever— 6 to 8PM. 

If you'd like to be included in next week's post, e-mail info@newyorkartdepartment.org 
 

FRIDAY, APRIL 18

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AI WEI WEI AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM
ACCORDING TO WHAT?

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy NY

This show has traveled all over the U.S., but Ai created a few site specific pieces just for us. One piece, S.A.C.R.E.D., is made up of Richard Serra-esque boxes that serve as the background for Gumby-like vignettes of what it was like for him in isolation. 

"This is the last stop, and the stop I emotionally care the most," Ai via video message.

Self-portrait as Tuna Turner by food’lebrities

Self-portrait as Tuna Turner by food’lebrities

JAIME WARREN
THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR 

The Hole
312 Bowery
6-9PM, Performance at 7:30

We feel like if James Franco did a parody show of Jaime Warren's work, she would totally punch him in the face and then they would get high and laugh about it later. We love her. 

 

Lauren Halsey

YALE SCULPTURE 2014

Storefront Ten Eyck 
324 Ten Eyck St NY
6-9PM

Storefront Ten Eyck, which usually shows emerging Bushwick artists, hosts a a group of 11 artists from New Haven: the 2014 Yale University MFA sculptors. We appreciate these artists getting their feet wet in Brooklyn before diving into the New York art scene. 

Artists: Jerry Blackman, Allen Chen, Shih-Hsiung Chou, Lauren Halsey, Michael Handley, Erin Henry, Yutaka Kawahito, Shehrezad Maher, Maya Manvi, Oren Pinhassi, Mark Starling
 

SATURDAY, APRIL 19

THE REAL ESTATE SHOW, WHAT NEXT: 2014

Cuchifritos Gallery in Essex Market
5-7PM

As we read in the New York Times, with Clayton Patterson leaving, and the onslaught $16 burgers, the Lower East Side is changing. The Real Estate Show takes the problem head on, opening an exhibition exploring the effects real estate has on the cultural community, and providing concurrent program that emphasizes their objective: finding a way to preserve the LES. This show is an extension of The Real Estate Show that opened on December 31, 1979, in hopes of addressing the NYC real estate crisis and funding opportunities for young artists. Some things never change. 
 

INTERNATIONAL WEIRD COLLAGE SHOW

Invisible Dog Art Center
51 Bergen Street, BK
6-10PM

The U.S. debut of the the International Weird Collage Show featuring collage work by Rubén B, André Bergamin, Molly Bosley,  Dennis Busch, Julia Busch, Joe Castro, Jordan Clark, Cless, Tamar CohenIsabelle Cordemans, William Crump, Harold DiazFred Free, John Gall, James Gallagher, Alan Ganev, Sr. García, April Gertler, Goster, Grande, Diego Guzman, Micosch Holland, Ashkan HonarvarVictoria Ulrikke Iles, Geoff Kim, Jon LegereMax-o-maticSylvia StølanBrandi Strickland, Sweet Suede, John Whitlock, Oliver Wiegner, Charles Wilkin, Niko Vartiainen, Anthony Zinonos and Mario Zoots

Curated by Max-o-matic, Rubén B and Charles Wilkin.

The International Weird Collage Show started in Madrid in 2011 with goals of uniting the global collage community through... collage! And exhibitions, printed matter, and online publishing. 

ALEXANDER CALDER
THE ART OF INVENTION

Pace Menlo Park (Temporary Space) 
300 El Camino Real, CA

The first exhibition of Pace's 11-week stint in Silicon Valley starts with the whimsical works of Alexander Calder-- perfect for that California start-up breeze. 

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