Paul Cadmus, *Set Design for the Ballet Filling Station,* 1937. Cut and pasted paper, gouache, and pencil on paper. The work will be on view in “Lincoln Kirstein’s Modern,” opening at the Museum of Modern Art on Sunday.
Photo: © 2018 Estate of Paul Cadmus

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

The Art Production Fund hosts its annual gala at the Seagram Building, and Kasmin Gallery opens a major solo show of the work of David Wiseman

Here are Galerie’s picks of the must-see art and design events in New York this week, from the Art Production Fund’s annual gala to designer David Wiseman’s first solo show at Kasmin Gallery.

Art Production Fund’s Up Beat Benefit 2018. From left: Michelle Cohen, Isolde Brielmaier, Caroline Angel, Sarah Hoover, and Casey Fremont. Photo: Yvonne Tnt / BFA

1. Art Production Fund’s Printz and the Revolution Party
Seagram Building

Art Production Fund’s ninth annual gala honors fashion designer Stacey Bendet and artist Adam Pendleton at New York’s iconic Seagram Building, featuring DJ Mia Moretti, portraitist Carlos Rolón, a special performance by the Harlem Gospel Choir, and a live auction. Mingle with art-world luminaries like Zoe Buckman, Ugo Rondinone, Derrick Adams, and Cindy Sherman, and enjoy toasts by Amy Fine Collins and Erik Patton at this hot-ticket event.

Where: Seagram Building, The Grill & The Pool, 99 East 52nd Street

When: Monday, March 11. Cocktails: 6:30 p.m.; dinner: 8 p.m.

Vile Days: The Village Voice Art Columns 1985–1988 by Gary Indiana and edited by Bruce Hainley, published by Semiotext(e)/Active Agents. Photo: Courtesy of Semiotext(e)

2. Gary Indiana in Conversation with Bruce Hainley

On the occasion of the launch of Vile Days, a collection of Gary Indiana’s art review column in the Village Voice, which ran from 1985 to 1988 and often went beyond art criticism to include observations on the Reagan administration and the rise of AIDS. The writer will be in conversation with the book’s editor, Bruce Hainley.

Where: SculptureCenter,

When: Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m.

Recommended: In the Studio with Artist Raúl de Nieves Ahead of His First Museum Show

David Wiseman, Bower Bird Side Table, 2016. Photo: Courtesy of Wiseman Studio

3. David Wiseman: Plants, Minerals, and Animals
Kasmin Gallery

Los Angeles designer David Wiseman has his first solo exhibition at the gallery, which showcases his sculptural, nature-inspired furnishings just in time for spring. His exquisite pieces feature birds, branches, and flower buds crafted from fine materials like marble, bronze, and porcelain, and place his work in dialogue with predecessors such as Les Lalanne. Works on view have been in development over the course of 15 years, making this major exhibition one of the most important presentations of his work thus far.

Where: Kasmin Gallery, 515 West 27th Street

When: March 14–April 27

Harmony Korine, Twitchy Kodak Flack, 2018. Oil on canvas. Photo: Rob McKeever

4. Harmony Korine: Young Twitchy

The artist debuts new paintings based on photos he took with an iPhone near his Floirda home, then painted over with humorous characters. As Korine wrote in a statement, “These light creatures hang out with the dogs, or dance on the abandoned boat dock. I would sit outside alone by the water and create alien-like friends on a low-key cosmic tropical playground.”

Where: Gagosian, 980 Madison Avenue

When: March 14–April 20

Walker Evans, Lincoln Kirstein, circa 1931. Gelatin silver print. Photo: © 2018 Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

5. Lincoln Kirstein’s Modern
Museum of Modern Art

Perhaps best known for cofounding the New York City Ballet with George Balanchine, Kirstein was also a hugely influential figure in MoMA’s early history, helping to guide the direction of its collection. He is now the inspiration behind a 300-work exhibition at the museum, which includes costume and set designs for the ballet by Paul Cadmus and Jared French, Latin American art that Kirstein acquired for MoMA by Antonio Berni and Raquel Forner, works by Walker Evans, and more.

Where: Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street

When: March 17–June 15


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