This week, overthrow the hegemony of the visual with an exhibition of art drawing on all five senses at the New York City Industries for the Blind. At The Pace Gallery, Chuck Close finds yet another medium to explore. Long a closet photography enthusiast, singer-songwriter Graham Nash unveils fifty years of photographs. And the Food and Film Festival solves the first problem of watching food documentaries: not being able to eat the food on screen.
1. Art to Touch, Smell, and Hear
Blind’s Borough Park, Brooklyn Factory, ongoing
New York City Industries for the Blind explores how visually impaired individuals can experience art, de-emphasizing the visual and activating other sensations such as sound, touch, and smell. Surprises include kinetic sculptures and scent pieces.
2. Chuck Close’s Digital Watercolors
Pace Gallery, October 19-December 22
Chuck Close has experimented with pixelated portraits in media as diverse as oil, airbrush, finger painting, and tapestry. This exhibition adds digitally produced watercolors to that list, including never-before-seen portraits of Philip Glass, Cindy Sherman, and Kara Walker.
3. A Dance and Music Sanctuary
Lincoln Center, October 18-November 18
Escape the city and enter the sanctuary of the White Light Festival, a multidisciplinary series of contemplative and spiritual performances spanning avant-garde composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, classical Indian dance, and singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter.
4. Beyond Dinner and a Movie
Multiple Locations, October 17-21
At last, a food film festival that doesn’t tease you. Watch top selections of an array of food films and—wait for it—EAT the food you saw in the film right afterwards. The film line-up highlights whiskey, meat, fine wine, Japanese food, and more. This is the ultimate take on “dinner and a movie.”
5. Factory Party at the Met
Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 24, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Inspired by the current exhibition Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, the College Group at the Met invites college students to dress up like members of Warhol’s factory and attend an after-hours party at the museum. (Free admission with student ID!)
6. Sexualized Celebrity Silverware
Grey Area, October 17, 8:00-10:00 p.m.
Art and object shop Grey Area throws a party for Andrea Mary Marshall, whose silverware depicting the lips and vaginas of celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Marilyn Monroe was recently featured on Artlog.
7. The Art of Graham Nash
ACA Gallery, October 18, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Singer-songwriter and activist Graham Nash (of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) is also a photographer and photography collector. This exhibition ranges from Nash’s ’60s-era photography to his recent collage prints.
8. Is Copley Proud To Be An American?
Paul Kasmin Gallery, October 18-November 21.
William N. Copley’s long career has included turns as a painter, writer, gallerist, and publisher. Copley reflects on his identity as an American in these paintings from the last twenty-five years.
9. Zombies Unite, Apocalypto Ultimo!
New York City, October 20, Noon-7:00 p.m.
Get in the Halloween spirit by channeling your inner zombie appetite for blood and braaaaaiiinnns. Join the colossal mob of New Yorkers who will be in full costume terrorizing the streets. Graaareergaagdsgggargg!! That’s zombie talk for “you don’t want to miss this.”