A weekly compendium of mostly Brooklyn-based, always edifying art events.
ISSUE PROJECT ROOM: $UCCESSOR — DEDEKIND CUT
This is actually happening next week! But for fear the tickets will sell out, I’m including it this week. Dedekind Cut is Fred Welton Warmsley III, a musician, but this performance (organized by DeForrest Brown Jr.) of his forthcoming album $uccessor falls squarely in the performance art genre. Fog, cowboy hats, yoga mats, and Juliana Huxtable as DJ will all make an appearance. It’s an attempt to consider a broken history and a violent modernity through meditation. “All the parts that you can find ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about my work as the Dedekind Cut will surely become its signature,” Warmsley has said. Sounds like a solid Saturday night.
Performance: Saturday, October 29 8:00PM
THE CHIMNEY: 12.6 LYRAE — RAPHAELE SHIRLEY
A massive glowing orb floats in a large open space for Raphaele Shirley’s installation at The Chimney, a Bushwick gallery with a special focus on multidisclipinary and international artists. Accompanied by an original soundtrack by Algis Kizys, the show has an element of witchy-ness; perfect for Halloween (and election) season.
Exhibition open through November 12.
GREENPOINT HILL: LADIES WHO LEAD — LIBBY VANDERPLOEG
Strictly speaking, Greenpoint Hill is both gallery and cutesy shop, with ceramics and cool-girl geometric-thing necklaces. It’s all about #makers and it’s all really beautiful. But the work by Libby VanderPloeg is both beautiful and topical, considering the upcoming election: people are still confused and uncomfortable at the prospect of a babe president, and that’s too bad; it’s often chalked up to a lack of babe leaders in the past. This show proves everyone wrong. Opening tomorrow, but email the shop for updated hours after that.
Opening: Thursday, October 20 7:00PM; Exhibition: through January 20 2017; Shop: daily, email email@example.com for hours.
TIGER STRIKES ASTEROID: DISSOLUTION — EXCHANGE RATES EXPO
As their contribution to Exchange Rates 2016 (otherwise known as The Bushwick Expo), which is a weekend of art exchange between national and international galleries, Tiger Strikes Asteroid is partnering with Berlin-based Scotty Enterprises to host six artists. A performance on Sunday by Juliane Zelwies engages visitors in a conversation about the art market (terrifying) and other works (neon, video, painting, sculpture) bridge connections between the rise of the right in France, Germany, and Spain and the isolationist Trump movement in the United States.
Reception: Friday, October 21 6:00PM — 9:00PM; Performance: Saturday, October 22 3:00PM — 6:00PM.