Installation view of "Blow-Up" at Friedman Benda. Exhibition curator Felix Burrichter will lead a panel discussion surrounding the exhibition on Friday.
Photo: Timothy Doyon / Courtesy of Friedman Benda

Editors’ Picks: 5 Great Art and Design Events This Week

The Outsider Art Fair kicks off at the Metropolitan Pavilion and PIN-UP’s Felix Burrichter leads a panel discussion at Friedman Benda

Actor Jim Carrey might not be the first person who springs to mind at the words art fair. Yet he’s one of the many self-taught and outsider artists whose work will be for sale at the Metropolitan Pavilion this week, where the Outsider Art Fair is gearing up for its 27th iteration. Concurrently, an annual staple of the New York design world—the Winter Show—brings antiquities, some dating as far back as ancient times, to the Park Avenue Armory.

Keep reading for Galerie‘s curated list of the best art and design events this week.


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1. Outsider Art Fair
Metropolitan Pavilion

Some 67 galleries will come to the city, representing artists outside of the mainstream for the fair’s 27th edition. Work by historic artists in the field, such as James Castle and Anna Zemánková, will be on view, and a special booth will be dedicated to the late dealer and champion of outsider artists Phyllis Kind.

Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street

When: January 17–20

Installation view, “One: Do Ho Suh,” Brooklyn Museum. Photo: Jonathan Dorado

2. Winter Salon: Writers on Home
Brooklyn Museum

Eugenie Tsai will lead a behind-the-scenes walk-through of the museum’s special exhibition “One: Do Ho Suh,” followed by a reading in the American Art galleries by Jason Koo, T. Kira Madden, and Alice Sola. They will be reading from Go Home!, an anthology of writings by Asian-American writers seeking to refute stereotypes surrounding the “model minority myth.”

Where: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway

When: Thursday, January 17, 6:30–8 p.m.

Dan Graham, Rock My Religion (video still), 1983–84. Black and white and color video, sound, 55 minutes 27 seconds. Photo: Courtesy of the artist; Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York; and Metro Pictures, New York

3. Life to Come—Organized by Asad Raza
Metro Pictures

A group exhibition brings together works by Tunde Adebimpe, Ian Cheng, Dan Graham, Camille Henrot, David Lynch, Hana Miletic, Philippe Parreno, Rachel Rose, Alia Raza, Syed Ali Raza, Tino Sehgal, Cindy Sherman, and Rirkrit Tiravanija.

Where: Metro Pictures, 519 West 24th Street

When: January 17–February 16

Delftware Polychrome puzzle jug, circa 1750. Exhibited by Aronson of Amsterdam.

4. The Winter Show
Park Avenue Armory

For its 65th anniversary sapphire jubilee, the Winter Show—formerly the Winter Antiques Show—will draw 68 international experts in fine and decorative arts and will feature everything from ancient art to contemporary design.

Where: Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue

When: January 18–27

Installation view, “Blow-Up” at Friedman Benda. Photo: Timothy Doyon / Courtesy of Friedman Benda

5. Felix Burrichter in Conversation with Leila Arruda, Adam Charlap Hyman, Leon Ransmeier, and Oona Brangam-Snell
Friedman Benda

On the occasion of the immersive exhibition “Blow Up,” which offers a dialogue between significant design from the 1970s and ’80s (by Gaetano Pesce and Shiro Kuramata, among others) and contemporary design and brings the domestic ideal of the dollhouse up to scale, show curator Felix Burrichter, the editor in chief and founder of PIN-UP magazine, will moderate a discussion. Panelists include Burrichter’s exhibition design collaborator Adam Charlap Hyman of Charlap Hyman & Herrero, industrial designer Leon Ransmeier, painter Oona Brangam-Snell, and Leila Arruda. Space is limited, but you can still RSVP to

Where: Friedman Benda, 515 West 26th Street

When: Friday, January 18, 6–8 p.m.


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