This weekend, Martha Rosler turns MoMA’s second floor atrium into a massive garage sale. Agnes Denes, who once planted and harvested two acres of wheat in Lower Manhattan, opens a survey of sculptures from 1968 to the present. The Museum of Arts and Design mounts an olfactory exhibition, and filmmaker Jim Jarmusch releases an album at MoMA PS1.
1. Illuminate Your Mind
Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, through January 19
Commemorating the thirtieth anniversary of the famed art project for which Agnes Denes planted and harvested two acres of wheat in Lower Manhattan, Sculptures of the Mind: 1968 to Now will surprise you with the range of its content and materials, including the residue of cremated human remains.
2. Japanese Avant-Garde
MoMA, November 18
During the ’50s and ’60s, Japan rose above wartime devastation to become a center for experimental art and culture.
3. Meta-Monumental Garage Sale
MoMA, November 17-30
Artist Martha Rosler will sell second-hand goods at her Meta-Monumental Garage Sale, a strange and awesome performance at MoMA that riffs on the classic American garage sale.
4. Super Supra Diluvian
Allegra LaViola Gallery, through December 23
Jennifer Catron and Paul Outlaw take their performance art, sculptures, and collages to an even more wonderfully outrageous level, playing the role of world-famous artists in their newest exhibition Super Supra Diluvian.
5. The Art of Scent
Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), November 20
Let your nose ponder the olfactory art in The Art of Scent 1889-2012. MAD presents twelve fragrances examining how scent has become its own medium of expression.
6. Jim Jarmusch Releases an Album at PS1
MoMA PS1, November 18, 12:00-6:00 p.m.
MoMA PS1 hosts an open house celebrating new exhibitions by Huma Bhabha and Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt. The evening culminates in an album release from renowned filmmaker Jim Jarmusch in collaboration with Dutch lutist Jozef Van Wissem (the album also has a guest performance by Tilda Swinton).
7. Reading Ruscha
Gagosian Gallery, November 17
Ed Ruscha continues his obsession with books and language in materials including gunpowder, fruit juice, bleach, coffee, and syrup.