Performance 9: Allora & Calzadilla at the atrium of the MoMA features a "carved hole in the center of a grand piano, through which a pianist plays the famous Fourth Movement of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, usually referred to as Ode to Joy.” It will run through January 10.
An unbelievable story about thieves in the West Village who tunneled into an apartment to steal several Lichtensteins and Warhols.
Water/ Colour, the current exhibition at Sean Kelly, features "works on paper by the Scottish painter, Callum Innes, exhibited alongside text by the Irish writer, Colm Tóibín, excerpted from a short story (inspired by Innes’s watercolours) that was specifically commissioned by the gallery."
112 greene street
David Zwirner takes a look back at 112 Greene Street, "one of New York’s first alternative, artist-run venues. Instigated by the artist Jeffrey Lew in October 1970 in close collaboration with Gordon Matta-Clark and Alan Saret, among others, the building became a focal point for a young generation of artists seeking a substitute to New York’s established gallery circuit,
then concentrated in Midtown
and the Upper East Side."
red balloon (i wish i was a)
My show at Rooster Gallery closes on January 2.
Jose Lerma is back in the city with a show at Andrea Rosen.
the artist's institute
The Artist's Institute is a new project/ exhibition space located in the Lower East Side.
Massimo Listri's photography exhibit at the Morgan, Great European Libraries, "illustrate twenty-one European libraries that use fine wood, marble, and other precious materials to create an opulent setting for books."
The School of Visual Arts will have their open studios from December 16-18, with a reception on the 16th from 5-9PM. Their studios are on 21st between 6th and 7th.
Bruce Nauman's video and sound installation at the new Sperone Westwater space on the Bowery consists of stacked projections of the artist's hands that move "in response to verbal instructions provided by his recorded voice."
rah! rah! replica!
"Saturday, December 11 at the Knitting Factory in Williamsburg, will be a night of covers of Kathleen Hanna songs to benefit the making of Sini Anderson’s documentary, The Kathleen Hanna Project a.k.a. Who Told You Christmas Wasn’t Cool? Songs from Bikini Kill to Le Tigre to the Fakes to Julie Ruin, such as “Rebel Girl,” “Stay Monkey,” and “Carnival” will be performed by bands who have been influenced by Hanna, as well as by her contemporaries such as MEN and Kaia Wilson."
For his blockbuster Next Year in Jerusalem Anselm Kiefer "engages the complex events of history, the ancestral epics of life, death, and the cosmos, and the fragile endurance of the sacred and the spiritual amid the ongoing destruction of the world."
The Brooklyn Museum has an interesting exhibit that looks at the photographs behind some of Norman Rockwell's best known paintings. It will be on view until April 10.
Duluth's own Bob Dylan has written a few songs in his day. His handwritten lyrics to the 1964 classic 'The Times They Are A-Changin' will be auctioned at Sotheby's on December 10 and could fetch upwards of $300,000.