Strike, March & Look: The Best Art Things to See/Do This Weekend

 

#J20ARTSTRIKE
A huge list of artists—including Mel Bochner, Marilyn Minter, and Barbara Kruger—have signed on to support this effort. “We consider Art Strike to be one tactic among others to combat the normalization of Trumpism,” declares the organizer’s site. Hyperallergic’s running list of galleries and organizations that will close includes The Hole, which will host a poster-making event from 12:00PM — 7:00PM (sounds mysteriously like being open) and Triple Canopy. Lots of independent galleries in Brooklyn aren’t normally open on Fridays, of course; Victor+Mo is closing, however, and says “our current exhibition, Never Stop Dancing by Phoenix Lindsey-Hall serves as a reminder of those we lost to hate and injustice.” For a list of actions and events happening on the 20th, art- and museum-wise, check out this link.
General Strike Friday, January 20 All Day

Artist Lia Halloran in conversation with author Dava Sobel

PIONEER WORKS: DISCUSSION — THE GLASS UNIVERSE
Before they could vote, a team of women were hired as “computers” for $.25 an hour by Charles Pickering of the Harvard College Observatory. These women spent years closely observing photographic slides, captured nightly, covered in stars: their discoveries proved widely influential. Artist Lia Halloran, who frequently takes science as her subject, talks with Dava Sobel about Sobel’s new book, The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars. Their discussion is moderated by the inimitable Janna Levin. Free with RSVP!
Conversation on Thursday, January 19, doors at 7:00PM, event begins 8:00PM.

RALLY + RISE POSTER-MAKING EVENT
Missed last week’s Interference Archives poster event? It’s ok! Make your own Trump-dumping, snark-spouting, truth-making agitprop at Stone Fruit Espresso this Friday night. It’ll be too late to flash your action at the Inauguration protests, but at least you can put something together for all the marches happening on Saturday. All supplies included, $5 donation suggested.
Poster-making party Friday, January 20 6:00PM — 8:30PM.

Ka Baird at Roulette

(Ka Baird, photo by Clarence Reed)

ROULETTE: KA BAIRD — SAPROPELICISMS
Tonight! Multi-media artist Camilla Padgitt-Coles, who, among many things, has performed with this plugged-in plant, provides sound-reactive visuals for Ka Baird’s movement, vocals, and electrified flute. Marcia Barrett, known for co-founding the Double Leopards, will play the Buchla Easel. It will be very weird, musically, but also experientially: for Baird, “sapropelicisms”—a combination of sapros, for putrefaction, and pelos, for mud—is the terrifying ritual of revealing the “dark rich sludge” of our own psyches. $20 in advance.
Performance tonight, Wednesday January 18, 7:00PM

TRESTLE GALLERY: INTRODUCTIONS 2017
Guest-curated by Julie Torres, this massive group painting and sculpture show is worth seeing not just for the sheer bulk (40 artists), but for the surprising sense of excitement at seeing something that feels new and weird in almost every single work.
Exhibition open through February 17

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