Frank Stella Retrospective at the Whitney
OCT 30, 2015–FEB 7, 2016
The Whitney presents a comprehensive retrospective of the abstract, proto-minimalist New York artist, showcasing 120 works, including paintings, reliefs, sculptures, drawings, and the works that fall somewhere in between. You’ll leave seeing stripes.
Chamber, the conceptual cabinet of curiosities tucked underneath the High Line, recently unveiled its second collection. Collection #2 investigates how the natural world interacts with man’s living environment through objects selected by multi-disciplinary artist and photographer Andrew Zuckerman. The objects on display include a 150-million-year-old-dinosaur fossil as well as contemporary commissions created exclusively for Chamber.
“Be Strong Boquan”
Hauser & Wirth
511 West 18th Street
New York NY 10011
LA artist Mark Bradford is one of the most gifted working today, and his new show at Hauser and Wirth, titled “Be Strong Boquan” is his first with the gallery. The show features new video works, as well as his striking, layered paintings.
November 5 - December 19, 2015
525 & 533 West 19th Street
Bridget Riley is best-known for her trailblazing contributions to the sub-genre of abstraction known as “Op Art”—works that use the interplay of form and color to explore perception. Trippy, yes, but with a serious underpinnings, Riley’s show at Zwirner is a perfect counterpoint to the nearby Stella retrospective.
Awesome Tapes From Africa (DJ Set)
Fri, Nov 20, 2015, 9pm
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Peter Jay Sharp Building
If you haven’t checked out the blog Awesome Tapes From Africa, you should. Once you’re hooked, head to BAM to hear the man behind the blog, ethnomusicologist Brian Shimkovitz, spin some of the best of the folkloric pop, left-field dance-floor gems, and hip-hop bangers from his massive collection of ultra-rare African cassette tape finds. The eye- and ear-opening DJ set will introduce listeners to some of the most obscure and wonderful sounds from across the continent.
Jim Shaw: The End Is Here
11/18 – Screening of Iris
11/19 - “Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment,’ Twenty-Five Years Later”
Indescribable, deeply weird, and totally worth seeing, the Jim Shaw show at the New Museum, brings together the artist’s massive stage set-like hallucination, his massive collection of found thrift store paintings, and a full room of religious ephemera, all of which make up the artist’s diverse and hard to pin down body of work. Time up your visit with a screening of Albert Maysles’ highly endearing documentary Iris, about the fashion icon Iris Apfel, or the panel discussion “‘Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment,’ Twenty-Five Years Later”.
No Regular Play | Justin Miller (Have A Killer Time)
'Sheik'N'Beik' | Music by Ayssam & Andrew
Dance yourself clean, and shake off those early winter blues at Le Bain. No Regular Play featuring Justin Miller of Have A Killer Time takes over on the 20th. The middle eastern-tinged dance sounds of 'Sheik'N'Beik' with music by Ayssam & Andrew hits the dance floor on the 21st.
The Annie O Music Series Presents Twin Fog
The Standard, East Village Penthouse
25 Cooper Square
You may not have heard of all the acts that come through the Penthouse of The Standard, East Village for Annie O’s live music series, but the view is unforgettable and the performers will be household names before you know it. This month brings in the jubilant, sweeping sounds of Twin Fog. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org