If you’re into extremes, this is your week: Chernobyl, the apocalypse, and eerily empty rooms square off against a comedy show at MoMA PS1, the New York Comedy Festival, and a Brooklyn comic festival. Don’t miss Artlog’s first fall event, a SoHo art crawl featuring eight fantastic artists, an after party at Mondrian SoHo’s Mr. H club, and cocktails from Appleton Estate Rum.
1. Manmade Catastrophes
David Zwirner, November 9, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Artist Diana Thater presents Chernobyl, an exhibition honing in on the site of the 1986 nuclear disaster to shed light on the “consequences of manmade catastrophes on the natural world.”
2. The Art of Comedy
MoMA PS1, November 11, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Curator Miriam Katz organizes a comedic stand up show in conjunction with the New York Comedy Festival, including comedians Eugene Mirman, Chelsea Peretti, Jerrod Carmichael, and Morgan Murphy.
3. Art for the Apocalypse
RH Gallery, November 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
After recent events, a show of apocalyptic art inspired by the Mayan calendar seems strangely appropriate.
4. Support Local Artists
Charles Bank Gallery, November 11, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Support emerging New York artists and take home an artwork of your choice at a benefit for Bushwick-based non-profit NurtureArt.
5. Artlog SoHo Crawl
New York City, November 9, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Join Artlog on a SoHo Art Crawl taking you to an artist’s studio, a converted school building, a high-end boutique, and six amazing galleries—with drinks at every stop. The final destination is the ultra-hip Mr. H club at the Mondrian Soho, with specialty cocktails from Appleton Estate Rum.
6. Human Habitats
Higher Pictures, November 10
Lynne Cohen’s photographs of interior spaces devoid of people, taken between 1971 and 1988, reflect on human behaviors and ways of life.
7. Art and Architecture
The New School, November 14, 6:30 p.m.
Artist Carol Bove discusses how contemporary artists have used architecture to engage the public in a talk presented by Public Art Fund.
8. New York Comedy Festival
New York City, November 7-11
Warm up with some good laughs at the New York Comedy Festival. Featured comedians include Bill Maher, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, and Rob Delaney.
9. Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival
Brooklyn, November 9-10
Williamsburg’s multi-night electronic music festival includes over forty artists, food trucks, street art, and art installations!
10. Brooklyn Comics
Brooklyn, November 10, 12:00-7:00 p.m.
This free festival brings together artists and publishers for a long day of exhibitions, films, performances, and panels revolving around comics and graphics.
11. Deep Space
Joseph Nahmad Contemporary, November 9, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Draw connections between Chilean abstract expressionist Roberto Matta and three cosmic street artists: Rammellzee, Futura, and Phase 2.