Ivan Forde, *Morning Raid,* 2017. Blueprint on paper with thread.
Photo: Courtesy of Ivan Forde

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

The Coalition for the Homeless hosts its annual Artwalk NY gala, and composer John Zorn presents a concert inspired by Hilma af Klint at the Guggenheim

As the art world gears up to flock south for Miami Art Week—and warmer climes—there’s still plenty happening in New York, including the Coalition for the Homeless’s annual Artwalk NY gala and a few projects fusing art and music, like composer John Zorn’s Hilma af Klint–inspired set list for the Guggenheim being performed on Thursday and Friday.

For our curated list of the best art and design events in town, read on.


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1. Artwalk NY Gala
Spring Studios

Artists and art enthusiasts unite at the 24th iteration of this activism-driven gala, with proceeds supporting the Coalition for the Homeless. This year’s honorees are Marina Adams and Stanley Whitney, with Philanthropic Honoree Suzanne Siano. The event includes both a silent and live auction. Purchase tickets here.

Where: Spring Studios, 50 Varick Street

When: Wednesday, November 28

Installation, “Mutations in Blue, White and Red” at Lehmann Maupin.

2. Artist Talk: Mandy El-Sayegh
Lehmann Maupin

Artist Mandy El-Sayegh will be in conversation with Sohrab Mohebbi, the curator of SculptureCenter, on the occasion of her exhibition “Mutations in Blue, White and Red” at the gallery’s 22nd Street location through December 22.

Where: Lehmann Maupin, 536 West 22nd Street

When: Thursday, November 29, at 6:30 p.m.

Hilma Af Klint, Altarbilder, 1915. Photo: © Stiftelsen Hilma af Klints Verk

3. Music for the Temple: A Tribute to Hilma af Klint by John Zorn

Composer John Zorn will debut a repertoire of new music celebrating the works of abstract painter Hilma af Klint in the main rotunda of the museum, followed by a private, after-hours viewing of the Guggenheim’s exhibiton “Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future.” Though tickets are sold out, standby tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6:55 the night of each concert.

Where: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue

When: Thursday, November 29, and Friday, November 30, at 7 p.m.

Recommended: Discover the Hidden Music in Artist Gregor Hildebrandt’s New Show

Ivan Forde, Remember Our Arrival (detail), 2017. Blueprint on paper. Photo: Courtesy of Ivan Forde

4. Ivan Forde: Rippling the River
Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York

Artist Ivan Forde presents a performance on the occasion of his first solo exhibition, “Dense Lightness,” on view at Baxter St, an artist-run arts organization and exhibition space, through the beginning of new year. The exhibition of large-scale cyanotypes will be accompanied by a “techno-poetic” mix of natural sounds, vocals, soul music, and live improvisation on keyboard. The narrative is inspired by a tablet from the Epic of Gilgamesh that was discovered in 2015.

Where: Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York, 126 Baxter Street

When: Thursday, November 29, at 7 p.m. “Dense Lightness” is on view through January 5, 2019.


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5. Jennifer Packer: Quality of Life
Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

The young artist’s compassionate portraits of friends and family, as well as her floral still lifes, comprise her second solo show at the West Chelsea gallery.

Where: Sikkema Jenkins & Co., 530 West 22nd Street

When: Opening reception: Thursday, November 29, 6–8 p.m. On view through January 19, 2019.

Cover: Ivan Forde, *Morning Raid,* 2017. Blueprint on paper with thread.
Photo: Courtesy of Ivan Forde


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