This week in NYC, sample New York’s finest brews at the New York Historical Society, audition for the role of Katarzyna Kozyra’s body at Family Business, and discover Bushwick’s burgeoning gallery scene at Bushwick Open Studios
UNICEF Next Gen hosts its annual Photo Benefit to raise money to fund water, sanitation, and hygiene programs. Recess’ annual benefit will support its public art space and artists’ projects.
2. Visionaries Series: Maya Lin
The New Museum, May 30 at 7 p.m.
Maya Lin, honoree of the Stuart Regen Visionaries Fund, will discuss her environmentalist art project What Is Missing. (Watch our interview about the What Is Missing here.)
3. Raw/Cooked Artists Discuss Their Projects
The Brooklyn Museum, May 31 at 7 p.m.
Four artists from the Brooklyn Museum’s Raw/Cooked series will join in a roundtable discussion about what it’s like to be an artist in Brooklyn today.
4. Casting Call: Katarzyna Kozyra Seeks Katarzyna Kozyra
Family Business, Reception May 31 from 6 – 9 p.m.
Katarzyna Kozyra invites you to audition for the role of Katarzyna Kozyra’s body in her upcoming autobiographical film. Draw from the materials on her website to help inspire your performance.
5. Mysterious Street Artist Jim Joe at The Hole NYC
The Hole, Reception June 1 from 6 – 9 p.m.
Jim Joe, who has become somewhat of a cult figure on the Lower East Side for his enigmatic scrawlings, has a new solo show the The Hole NYC titled YES 2012.
6. Bushwick Open Studios: Basel in Bushwick?
Various Locations, June 1 – 3
Explore galleries, artists’ studios, and an art fair that has been dubbed “Bushwick Basel” in Brooklyn’s fastest-rising art Mecca.
7. The Bad Old Days: Williamsburg in the 1980s
Causey Contemporary, Reception June 1 from 6 – 9 p.m.
Causey Contemporary presents two photo series by James Cathcart, juxtaposing the urban blight of Williamsburg in the 1980s with the mechanical decay of a military aircraft “boneyard.”
8. Celebrate the Legacy of Allen Ginsberg at the Howl! Festival
Tompkins Square Park, June 1 – 3
Inspired by Allen Ginsberg’s poem Howl and the East Village’s rich community of artists, writers, and musicians, this three day festival includes a group reading of Howl, dance, theater, and music.
9. Discover New York’s Brewing History and Sample Local Beers
The New York Historical Society, through September 2
The New York Historical Society’s new exhibition Beer Here: Brewing New York’s History delves into the history of beer as a craft and social force in New York City. Each Saturday throughout the Summer, a different local brewery will host a beer tasting in the exhibition’s beer hall.
10. Last Chance to Donate to Martha Rosler’s Meta-Monumental Garage Sale
MoMA, MoMA PS1, June 2 – 3
Donate your junk to art! This weekend is your last chance to drop off any unwanted items to be included in Martha’s Meta-Monumental Garage Sale at MoMA, which will take place in the Fall.