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.
1. Art Production Fund’s Printz and the Revolution Party
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.
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.
When: Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m.
3. David Wiseman: Plants, Minerals, and Animals
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
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
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