*Neon Bird Lamp* by Sebastian Errazuriz. The artist's functional sculptures, including lighting and cabinets, will be on view at R & Company starting this week.
Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Editors’ Picks: 9 Great Art and Design Events This Week

Genesis Belanger takes over the New Museum storefront window, and Sotheby’s highlights masterpieces by historic female artists

Women artists headline the week as Sotheby’s presents a special selection of female-painted masterpieces as part of its Old Masters sale and Pen + Brush brings 30 artists together for a group show exploring feminist themes. It’s also a big week for sculptors, between Genesis Belanger at the New Museum, David/Nicolas at Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Sebastian Errazuriz at R & Company, and Les Lalanne at Kasmin.

Keep reading for Galerie’s curated list of the best art and design events in New York this week.

Sculpture by Genesis Belanger.

1. Genesis Belanger: Holding Pattern
New Museum

Belanger’s surrealist porcelain-and-stoneware sculptures, which depict everyday items like lighters, shoes, bottles, and various ephemera, will be installed in the New Museum storefront window. Vignettes drawing inspiration from liminal spaces like waiting rooms and airport lounges embody Belanger’s absurdist reading of the patriarchy, mass production, and chemical dependency.

Where: New Museum, 235 Bowery

When: January 22–April 14

Adam McEwen, Chest Freezer Tragedy, 2019. Archival pigment print on Lusterboard, graphite. Photo: Courtesy of Petzel Gallery

2. Adam McEwen

At Petzel’s uptown space, the New York artist explores new territory in a fresh body of work, in which he juxtaposes his signature graphite sculptures with inkjet-printed images of the same subject.

Where: Petzel, 35 East 67th Street

When: Opening reception: January 22, 6–8 p.m.

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3. Lucio Fontana: On the Threshold
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Lucio Fontana’s first major museum survey in more than 40 years comes to both locations of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The iconic slashed canvases from his “Cuts” series will be on view along with his early sculptural works.

Where: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue; and the Met Breuer, 945 Madison Avenue

When: January 23–April 14

Design studio David/Nicolas with Constellation C070 in travertino navona and brass and Million Lines Away in silk, viscose, and wool. Photo: Courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery

4. David/Nicolas: Supernova
Carpenters Workshop Gallery

Astronomy and Daft Punk are just two of the inspirations behind this design duo’s sculptural furnishings. Exhibited at Carpenters Workshop Paris this past fall, the collection makes its New York debut.

Where: Carpenters Workshop Gallery, 693 Fifth Avenue

When: Opening reception: Thursday, January 24, 6–8 p.m.

Nidaa Badwan, 100 Days of Solitude; Code 16, 2015. C-print, edition of four. Photo: Courtesy of Postmasters Gallery

5. Furies, Fairies, and Visionaries
Pen + Brush

Thirty artists, including Zoe Buckman, Nidaa Badwan, and Rachel Lee Hovnanian, come together in this wide-ranging feminist survey curated by 21c Museum Hotel’s chief curator and museum director, Alice Gray Stites.

Where: Pen + Brush, 29 East 22nd Street

When: Opening reception: January 24, 6–8 p.m.

Sebastian Errazuriz in his studio with his Fan Cabinet, November 2018.

6. Sebastian Errazuriz: Breaking the Box
R & Company

Art, design, and technology intersect as the cross-disciplinary artist Sebastian Errazuriz presents three new bodies of work, which range from modular credenzas to a cascading chandelier composed of 100 taxidermy birds.

Where: R & Company, 64 White Street

When: Opens January 24

François-Xavier Lalanne, Mouflon de Ram Island (grand), 1999. Bronze. Photo: © 2018 Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York, NY/ADAGP, Paris, France

7. Les Lalanne

World-renowned landscape architect Louis Benech has designed an intricate environment for this exhibition of over 30 sculptures by his longtime friends, the French sculptor Claude Lalanne and her late husband, François-Xavier (1927–2008), known collectively as Les Lalanne. The installation, which resembles the artists’ studio garden in Ury, France, showcases several rare pieces, including one of Claude’s Structure Vegetale avec Singes chandeliers and mirrors similar in style to those that once resided in the collection of Yves Saint Laurent.

Where: Kasmin, 509 West 27th Street

When: January 24–March 9

Artemisia Gentileschi, Saint Sebastian Tended by Irene. Oil on canvas. Photo: Courtesy of Sothebys ""New York

8. The Female Triumphant: Women Artists of the Premodern Era

Twenty-one works by 14 female painters from the 16th through the 19th centuries will feature in this curated auction event, which will take place during Sotheby’s Master Paintings Evening Sale on January 30, a leading fixture of Masters Week. The meticulously curated selection, which will go on view this week, includes works by Marie Antoinette’s portraitist Elisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, Artemisia Gentileschi, and Fede Dalizia.

Where: Sotheby’s, 1334 York Avenue

When: January 25–30

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Anton Rooskens, Untitled, 1968. Gouache on paper. Photo: Courtesy of Taylor Graham Gallery

9. Master Drawings New York
Madison Avenue

Galleries throughout Manhattan’s Upper East Side will showcase historic drawings on the occasion of Old Masters week at the city’s various auction houses. A few of the week’s highlights will include an art lecture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on January 25 and a symposium at Albertine–Cultural Services of the French Embassy on January 29.

Where: Madison Avenue, Upper East Side

When: January 26–February 2

Cover: *Neon Bird Lamp* by Sebastian Errazuriz. The artist's functional sculptures, including lighting and cabinets, will be on view at R & Company starting this week.
Photo: Courtesy of the artist


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