Whether you’re looking to contribute to your favorite nonprofit, discover new artists in their studios, or peruse some gallery openings, we’ve got you covered. For a full rundown of this week’s events, check our listings page.
1. Bid on Mystery Artworks at Art in General’s Annual Auction
Art in General, Capitale, April 24, 7:00 p.m.
Adventurous collectors are invited to bid on undeveloped rolls of film shot by artists including Hans Haacke, Rashid Johnson, and Dustin Yellin.
2. White Box Presents the Arts and Humanity Award to Ai Weiwei Live via Skype
White Box NY, April 26, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
White Box holds its annual benefit with a live auction conducted by Phillips de Pury and Company. At 9:00 p.m. Ai Weiwei will join the party live via Skype to accept the first Richard J. Massey Foundation/White Box Arts and Humanity Award.
3. Eyebeam Curates Screenings from its Archives
Eyebeam, April 25, 8:30 p.m.
Curator James O’Shea has compiled four films from the Eyebeam archives that center around the use of found and appropriated images. This is the first in a series of four screening programs.
4. Panel Discussion: The Creative Process
Soho House, NY, April 25, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Join a group of creative professionals for cocktails and a panel discussion on new media and the creative process with photographer Mick Rock, Thalia Mavros of Vice Media, musician Angela McCluskey, and artist Todd DiCiurcio
5. Gilbert and George’s First New York Gallery Show Since 2004
Lehmann Maupin (Chelsea and LES) and Sonnabend Gallery, April 26, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
In a massive gallery show spanning three locations, Gilbert and George present new works with their London Pictures series.
6. Constantin Brancusi’s Explorations in Photography
Bruce Silverstein, April 26, 6:00-8:00 p.m
Although best known for his work in sculpture, Brancusi’s photographs add an entirely new dimension to his work. Brancusi experiments with lighting and framing to highlight the form and movement of his three-dimensional work.
Take a peek at the MFA candidates’ studios at SVA and Hunter, stop by the live auction of student works at Hunter on the 27th, and then hop over to Long Island City for the opening reception of Columbia’s MFA thesis exhibition.
8. Cold Cave’s Dark Synthpop at the Guggenheim
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, April 27, 8:30 p.m.
The second in the Guggenheim’s Divine Ricochet Series, Cold Cave’s combination of upbeat pop melodies and distorted noise reflects the tension between the delicate and the industrial in John Chamberlain’s work.
9. Grey Area Presents a Day of Music, Art, and Performance
Grey Area, April 28, 1:00-7:00 p.m.
Grey Area hosts an all-day opening reception for its exhibition of music-inspired art, Sound Quality, including private rocknrollshrink sessions with Peter Dayton and a performance by Jon Kessler’s band Dirty Mirrors.
Two artists born out of the early-eighties wave of appropriation artists, Cindy Sherman and Sherrie Levine have exhibitions opening in Chelsea on the heels of major museum exhibitions.