Ball So Hard On This NYC Weekend

Well, it’s August in NYC. Things are, shall we say, quiet around town. Here’s the good news: it’s still summer! Time to get outside and immerse yourself in the giant interactive installation that is New York City. 

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

New Museum – "In Conversation: Stanya Kahn on Llyn Foulkes" Opening – 7pm

Multimedia artist Stanya Kahn shares her unique insight into the work of mixed media, mixed genre artist Llyn Foulkes. Go early to check out Foulkes’ retrospective on exhibit through September 1st.


Times Square – "The Lesser-Known Sounds of Times Square" Tour – 7pm

Artists Nina Katchadourian & Andrew Zarou put Elastic City’s mission of heightened awareness to the test with their auditory tour of the sensory assault that is known as Times Square. Limited space available (both on the tour and in Times Square).

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

The Met – "The Roof Garden Commission:  Imran Qureshi" Exhibition – 5:30 pm

Have a Gola Ganda on the roof of the Met as the sun sets above Central Park and Pakistani-born Imram Qureshi’s painted flowers bloom beneath your feet.  

Yancey Richardson – "Desire" Exhibition – 10am – 6pm

What do women want? You have one more night to find out. This group show of all female artists, including works by Yoko Ono, Cindy Sherman and Mariah Robertson, closes tonight.

Museum of the Moving Image – "In the Mood for Love"  Screening – 7pm

If this gorgeous collaboration between director Wong Kar-Wai and cinematographer Christopher Doyle isn’t art, nothing is.  The imagery, the costumes, the music –  this timeless film is pure ecstasy. 

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Open Source Gallery – "We Know Not Exactly Where Or How" Opening – 7 pm

Inspired by the vision of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, this exhibition will transform the gallery “into a living public park and its exterior into an outdoor stage” for events over the next five weeks. The show kicks off with a mural by Molly Dilworth and an one act play by Anne Phelan about Olmstead, who, among other things, co-designed Central Park and Prospect Park.

QF Gallery – "Tête a tête" Opening – 6pm

Why is it that male artists (generally speaking) tend to use their body and physical presence in relation to the viewer while female artists tend to see themselves through the (usually male) gaze of others? These are the questions that interest Mickalene Thomas, artist and curator of this photography and video exhibition of artists from the U.S. and Africa. This is the third iteration of Tête a tête​, which through myth, performance, literature and self, will revolve around conceptual ideologies pertaining to the "black body" in today's society.

Article by Marisa Office