Reach Out: NYC’s Best Weekend Art Events

NYC-Artparasites is here, as every week, to help you find the very best artistic events in town! We bring out the top openings, performances and parties that will shake up the last days of your week! Curious? Read on.

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

EAI (Electronic Arts Intermix) – “Exchange” Screening – 6:30pm

This Thursday, Electronic Arts Intermix will house the premiere screening of “Exchange,” a film by Charles Atlas based on a dance piece by the legendary dancer/choreographer Merce Cunningham. So, if you were thinking to spend your weekend on the dance floor, first go to EAI to learn some tricks from a master.

Gagosian Gallery – Jean-Michel Basquiat Opening – 6-8pm

Jean-Michel Basquiat doesn’t need any presentation. Venture over to Gagosian Gallery if you want to enjoy a show by one of the most iconic New York artists.

The Belmont Lounge – The Art Kartel/Art Gumbo Party- From 8pm

Here we come with the first arty party of your long weekend! Travel to The Belmont Lounge if you want to spend some quality time with your old and new friends, having fun with music, graffiti, performances, live paintings, video art, photography and much more. 

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Munch Gallery – Bubi Canal “Special Moment” Opening – 7-9pm

First Friday night opening of the week: Bubu Canal will capture all your attention with his surreal photographic composition. Go to Munch Gallery if you want to feed your mind with an extra bit of immagination!

Projekt722 – Amy Lincoln “Plants, Portraits and a Distant View” Opening – 6-9pm

Time to travel to Williamsburg, folks! The art space Projekt722 presents an exhibition by the American artist Amy Lincoln. Let yourself be captured by the sweet, enchanted atmosphere of Lincoln’s paintings, as well as by their inner, submersed tension. This Friday go to Projekt722 to open your mind to some new artistic questions.

Present Company – Janet Biggs, Klara Hobza, Marie Lorenz, Richard T. Walker “Through This to That” Opening – 7-11pm

NYC-Artparasites suggests you to stick around Brooklyn a little longer to visit another opening. The exhibition at Present Company, “Through This to That,” presents works from artists who have placed themselves at odds with nature in order to create works that speak to nature’s humbling sublimity. Don’t miss this chance to enjoy a taste of natural sublime in the middle of the big city!


Saturday, February 9th, 2013

envoy enterprises – Narcissister Performance – 7-9pm

Saturday has come, and it’s time for a really good performance! The performance artist Narcissister will propose the acclaimed work “Narcissister is you.” This female artist uses her body as a political battleground, involving the audience in a game of identitarian confusion. The question is: is it possible for narcissism to be a collective strategy? Even a political act? Go to envoy enterprises to find it out.

Performa Institute at NYU (Einstein Auditorium) – “Get Ready For The Marvelous: Black Surrealism In Dakar, Fort-De-France, Havana, Johannesburg, New York City, Paris, Port-Au-Prince, 1932-2013″ Conference – 10am-5:30pm

This Saturday Performa Institute presents a fascinating conference exploring historical Surrealism in the African Diaspora and its relevance to contemporary art. Travel to the NYU Einstein Auditorium to learn something more about a neglected topic in art history. You will definitely have something to tell your friends during the next lazy Sunday afternoon.

Deep Tanks Studio – Tomas Ronse “Oh Sandy…”Opening – 8pm-2am

Last tip for this week: the opening of Tomas Ronse’s exhibition at Deep Tanks Studio. The artist took inspiration for the works presented in the exhibition from the nefarious effects of the Hurricane Sandy. 50% of sales proceed will be donated to Occupy Sandy, a really good reason to be present, and to spend some money supporting good art!