Grab yo' masks and grab yo' capes! Lose your secret identity and enter the covert lair of Gotham's most heroic haunted townhouse. At the Superheroes & Villains Halloween Party show off your super power and features music, open bar, and unlimited food. All while supporting a fantastic cause! Saturday, October 27th.
Joe Grillo presents his first American solo exhibition at downtown arts hub The Hole. The artist, known for his work in the trippy arts collective Dearraindrop, uses swaths of neon colors, cartoonish characters and a startling variety of patterns and shapes to unnerving effect. If his previous work is any indication, this latest show ought to be a full-on Day-Glo assault.
Learn from each other at this facilitated peer-to-peer resource-sharing meet-up. After breaking into groups, artists each get two minutes to present the specific challenge they are trying to meet. The rest of the group brainstorms on that problem for eight minutes. The facilitator keeps time and keeps the conversation on track. October 25th.
SOUK, explores the interplay between texture, color, and form in a variety of media, from vintage textiles to contemporary painting. Inspired by the bazaars of Morocco, the show seeks to challenge the traditional model of exhibition curation by reconfiguring the gallery into a marketplace of artisanal objects and wares — maintaining the historical significance of the souk as a site of commerce and counterpoint to the present-day art fair.
This annual celebration of architecture and design returns to Tribeca Cinemas from October 18th until October 21st. Now in its fourth season, ADFF has become the premier festival for showcasing films about architecture and design. This year's festival at Tribeca Cinemas will offer more than 25 films from around the world, panel discussions with design leaders and filmmakers and architectural driving tours of lower Manhattan in a new Audi A8!
Enjoy a variety of food, art, music, and entertainment options in a Choose Your Own Adventure–style evening in the penthouse of Studio 450, a stunning venue overlooking the High Line. Mingle with other partygoers and bid on valuable art. Superimpose yourself into collection imagery, play games on the terrace, or receive a glittery makeover. By supporting this glittery event, you will help raise funds for the museum’s critically acclaimed exhibitions and its wide range of educational programming.
See and hear legendary artist, musician and activist Yoko Ono discuss her work and her latest book, “An Invisible Flower,” with New York Times architecture critic and global columnist, Michael Kimmelman on Monday, October 15th.
Performers in Fuerza Bruta run and tumble across a vertical wall of technicolor cloth, a man runs headlong through a wall, two people try desperately to connect from opposite sides of a huge spinning and whirling sail and performers dance in watery world just above the audience’s heads. This all takes place to a soundtrack that traverses thumping club beats to the mellow sounds of new world music. Through November 4th.
In the second of a two-part exhibition, tiny downtown gallery Sometimes (works of art) presents “Pardon Our Disappearance,” a collection of photographs by artist Peter Scott. The exhibit examines the influence of affluent lifestyles on urbanism through photographs of luxury residential construction projects. The opening reception is Wednesday, September 19, from 6-8pm.
Downtown art gallery The Hole, now the standard-bearing home for artists who tread the line between street cred and art-journal review, presents the first solo show by LA-based draughtsman Eric Yahnker. The artist’s photo-realistic style, combined with the size of his pieces (some as large as seven feet), make for an immersive experience. Couple that form with Yahnker’s devious sense of humor and the works land somewhere in the realm of pop-culture-obsessed spectacle.