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The Feverish Library
Friedrich Petzel Gallery (537 West 22nd Street)
Thursday, September 6 | 6-8pm
A group exhibition organized in cooperation with Matthew Higgs. The Feverish Library brings together a number of artworks that consider the book as a conceptual, psychological, and cultural form. In some pieces, the actual physicality of the book is addressed.
Valmorbida (560 Washington Street)
Thursday, September 6 | 6pm
Opening reception for a show by graffiti artist Futura, whose work is synonymous with the downtown art scene of the early ’80s. Futura’s first solo exhibition in 12 years features a series of abstract compositions. On view through October 5, 2012.
James Welling: Overflow
David Zwirner (533 West 19th Street)
Friday, September 7, 2012 | 6-8pm
The exhibition comprises three distinct but related bodies of work – Wyeth, Fluid Dynamics, and Frolic Architecture – all which explore photography’s relationship to painting. In the ongoing series Wyeth, Welling traveled to Maine and Pennsylvania in pursuit of the subjects and places painted by American artist Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009), who was a major source of inspiration in Welling’s early years as an artist.
David Zwirner (525 West 19th Street)
Friday, September 7 | 6-8pm
An exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Los Angeles-based artist Toba Khedoori. Khedoori is known for her precisely rendered, intricate works depicting familiar objects divorced from any background. For the past two decades she has created her own atlas of solitary spaces, windows, doors, train compartments, and horizon lines always devoid of a human presence.
Andrea Fraser: Men on the Line: Men Committed to Feminism, KPFK, 1972
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2, MoMA (11 West 53 Street)
Wednesday, September 12 | 7pm
Los Angeles–based artist Andrea Fraser presents Men on the Line: Men Committed to Feminism, KPFK, 1972 (2012), a performance based on a radio broadcast from 1972 in which four men discussed a variety of issues related to feminism. Fraser transcribed and edited the broadcast and performs as all four participants, re-enacting in her own performance their struggle to experience empathy across the boundaries of gender identity.
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Stray Light Grey: Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe
Marlborough Chelsea (545 West 25th Street)
Thursday, September 13 | 6-10pm
Through a series of fictional and historical narratives, artists Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe have composed an expansive, alternate world that reimagines culture through subjects such as rogue science, psychedelic drugs, mega-conventions, and hypertrophic urbanism.
Andrea Zittel: Fluid Panel State
Andrea Rosen Gallery (525 West 24th Street)
Thursday, September 13 | 6-8 pm
In this exhibition, Andrea Zittel addresses the slim differences between visual and functional objects including woven blankets, panels, and sheets. Zittel’s installation also includes gouache and watercolor drawings, paintings, new furniture pieces, and a video Power Point, among other works.
Whitney Museum (945 Madison Avenue)
“This retrospective of the Japanese artist takes care to highlight the more subtle side of her practice, with early paintings, collages, and performance documentation. But that’s not to say that it neglects the artist’s bombastic spot paintings and sexually charged nude happenings. The show demonstrates the sweep of a diverse career which has most recently produced a series of brightly-colored paintings reminiscent of a looser Keith Haring, on view in the final gallery.“ — Kyle Chayka, ARTINFO
On view through September 30, 2012.
Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1071 5th Avenue)
This comprehensive mid-career survey features over 70 color photographs and five video installations by the Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra. Rineke Dijkstra is organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. On view through October 8, 2012.
Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan
MoMA P.S.1 (22-25 Jackson Avenue)
This retrospective, organized in collaboration with the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid and the Tate Modern in London, will be the largest presentation outside of Italy of works by Italian artist Alighiero Boetti (1940–1994) to date. Working in his hometown of Turin in the early 1960s amidst a close community of artists that included Luciano Fabro, Mario Merz, Giulio Paolini, and Michelangelo Pistoletto, among others, Boetti established himself as one of the leading artists of the Arte Povera movement. On view through October 1, 2012.
Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets
MoMA (11 West 53 Street)
This MoMA gallery exhibition and accompanying film retrospective will be the first presentation of the Quay Brothers’ work in all their fields of creative activity. Beginning with their student films in 1971, the Quay Brothers have produced over 45 moving image works, including two features, music videos, dance films, documentaries, and signature personal works as well as designed sets and projections for opera, drama, and concert performances. On view through January 7, 2013.
Toba Khedoori, Untitled, 2010-2011. Oil on linen, courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner