Your NYC Weekend Just Got More Fancy!

Dance parties, inner ear symphonies and microtonal walls – art is definitely in the air this weekend. Check out our picks for that uniquely New York blend of art, music, dance and more. Sounds good to us.

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Museum of Modern Art  – "MoMA Nights" Event – 5:30pm

Art floats out of the gallery and into the garden as the Meehan/Perkins duo performs Tristan Perich’s Parallels. The composition, described as “a dense, patterned cascade of sounds” that combines “order and randomness in the programming of 1-bit waveforms,” complements Perich’s sound installation, Microtonal Wall, currently on view at the MoMA’s Soundings: A Contemporary Score exhibit. (Music begins at 6:30 p.m)


Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery – "The Flooded Room" Performance/Closing – 6pm

Shaun Krupa concludes his two-week residency at Klaus Gallery with a final performance and closing reception.  Krupa’s own actions activate the installation, the elements of which serve as set and props for the show.

Superchief Gallery at Culturefix – "Ladies Represent!" Opening – 6pm

It’s Ladies Night at Culturefix this Thursday: BUST Magazine and Superchief join forces to present this all-female group show, including works by installation artist E.V. Day, photographer Lauren Silberman and street artists Swoon and Claw Money.

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Chashama – "The Hidden Space" Opening – 5pm

Chashama continues its mission of bringing art to the unlikeliest of places with The Hidden Space by Sungyeon Park. The show, set in a Garment District storefront, presents Park’s drawings as well as a yarn installation accompanied by sound recordings of conversational voice converted to a musical scale.  

Brooklyn Fireproof – "Night, The Different Painting" Opening – 7pm

Whatever gets you through it. Fifteen artists explore Night and all its possibilities through dance, music and visual art. Friday night’s opening events include performances by musicians Jonah Michea Judy and Robb Ware as well as dancer Shoko Tamai.

Eyebeam – "Labyrinthitis" Performance – 9:30pm

Do you hear what I hear? At this one-night-only performance by Danish artist Jacob Kirkegaard, the answer will be yes. This interactive sonic symphony of tones from the artist’s inner ear stimulates new tones in the audience’s. Don’t worry if you don’t quite get it – Kirkegaard will be in attendance to explain all. Advance tickets are available here

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

MoMA PS1 – "Warm Up" Event – 3pm

MoMA’s long-running Saturday afternoon dance party continues unabated. Wander through the hallways of former school amid works by Sol LeWitt and Pipilotti Rist, then head out to the courtyard to work it out under the Party Wall installation by CODA to the beats of King Britt and more.

Marina Pier 57 – "9/FiveHundred" Event – 5pm

Art Collective NYC/Five Hundred brings music to art in its summer-long 9/Five Hundred series. This weekend, catch jazz vocalist Cristobal Arias performing under Pier Pressure, the gallery space curated by Marina Pier 57 featuring works by Subtexture, Sinned, Daniel Patrick, Bruce Wall, RJ Raizk, Depoe, Garrison Buxton, Rrobot, In Pursuit of Magic, Icy and Sot.

Last Rites Gallery – "Perfect Specimen" Opening – 7pm

Life and death: physician-cum-photographer Mark Kessell explores everything in between. His images, which document human life from close to inception to near death, address the fundamental question of “When does being human begin and end?”

Article by Marisa Office