A weekly compendium of mostly Brooklyn-based, always edifying art events.
GUGGENHEIM: AGNES MARTIN
You’re right! The Guggenheim isn’t in Brooklyn! And Agnes Martin doesn’t live in Brooklyn, either! She’s dead, and she never lived in Brooklyn. But I argue that if Agnes Martin were alive in New York right this second, she would probably live in Red Hook: this is based in part on the fact that when she did live in New York, she lived in quiet, watery Coenties Slip. Regardless of all that, I’m including Agnes Martin in this list because I am in love with her, and everyone should experience her beautiful paintings in person at the Guggenheim.
Exhibition open through January 11 2017.
GOWANUS OPEN STUDIOS
Just a few weeks after Bushwick Open Studios, the lavender lake dusts off her miasmic shoulders to welcome an onslaught of visitors. This year, more than 350 artists plan to host over 5,000 guests; an opening party is scheduled for 7:00PM Friday night at Dirty Precious, and studios are open from 12:00PM to 6:00PM Saturday and Sunday. Use this guide to locate artists, and look out for Erica Mao, Adrienne Tarver, and Karin Campbell.
Open Studios events happening Friday, October 14 — Sunday, October 16.
PIONEER WORKS: TIME CAPSULE SEALING CEREMONY — ANT FARM & LST
Ant Farm was a four-person art and architecture collective active between 1968 and 1978. They made a few impossible time capsules, among other things, and reformed with one new member and a new name—LST—in 2007. This exhibition at Pioneer Works brings impossible time capsules into the present by borrowing images and files from visitors’ phones (via the van inside the plastic bubble, HUQQA): this weekend, the time capsule will be sealed, and the second half of the exhibition—wherein the captured files are displayed for all to see (what’s on your phone?)—begins.
Time Capsule Sealing Ceremony: Sunday, October 16 6:00PM; Exhibition: through October 23
315 GALLERY: IT STARTED WITH A ROSE — GROUP SHOW
Another dark, dire claim about technology—that it created an insensitive world with diminishing human contact—is followed by a sweet conclusion: that this new lack makes us even fonder of objects that suggest sensuality. Kitsch is part of this eight-person sculpture show, and teen-tenderness, and so are hair, hair clips, embroidery, and papier-mâché.
Opening: Friday, October 15 7:00PM — 10:00PM; Exhibition through November