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 firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY, APRIL 18
AI WEI WEI AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM
ACCORDING TO WHAT?
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.
THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR
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.
YALE SCULPTURE 2014
Storefront Ten Eyck
324 Ten Eyck St NY
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
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
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 Cohen, Isabelle Cordemans, William Crump, Harold Diaz, Fred Free, John Gall, James Gallagher, Alan Ganev, Sr. García, April Gertler, Goster, Grande, Diego Guzman, Micosch Holland, Ashkan Honarvar, Victoria Ulrikke Iles, Geoff Kim, Jon Legere, Max-o-matic, Sylvia Stølan, Brandi 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.
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.