On October 3 a performance entitled “Bow”, organized by artist Eric Clinton Anderson, will make plain the deification of financial institutions by bringing worship to the streets of lower Manhattan.

Early that morning, as the men of Goldman Sachs are arriving at their offices at 200 West Street, a call will ring out. Performers dispersed throughout the commuter crowds will line the sidewalk in front of the tower. As the day’s financial news is read over a loudspeaker in the manner of the Adhan (the Islamic call to prayer), the performers will bow to these exalted men as they enter their hallowed headquarters, carrying on their sacred work.

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the frick

On Friday, September 30, the Education department at The Frick is sponsoring a college night for undergraduate and graduate students during which the staff of the Reference Library will speak to students. The event is free with a valid school ID, but reservations are required. To RSVP, please e-mail


eva hesse

The Brooklyn Museum presents Eva Hesse Spectres 1960, a "group of nineteen oil paintings created when Hesse was just twenty-four years old."


matthew barney

Matthew Barney's show at Gladstone features "his first major works produced from traditional sculptural and industrial metals such as iron, bronze, lead and copper."


john chamberlain

John Chamberlain's show at Steven Kasher consists of "nine monumental photoworks, comprised of multiple eight-foot-high stretched canvas panels, each panel hosting a highly-processed and colorized panoramic photograph by the artist."


yutaka sone

Yutaka Sone's show at David Zwirner features Little Manhattan, a three-foot-tall, nine-foot-long relief of the city carved out of pure white marble.


erik benson

Erik Benson's show at Edward Tyler Nahem "equally dazzles with light, understated humor and the need for inner and outer reassessment."


jane hammond

In her "dazzle paintings" at Galerie Lelong, Jane Hammond "infuses the still image with a sense of flow, interactivity, and mutability."


susan rothenberg

Susan Rothenberg's show at Sperone Westwater "continues to challenge and extend painterly conventions with her spatial and distorted compositions."


gabriel orozco

Gabriel Orozco's show at Marian Goodman consists of two new bodies of work realized over the past four years.


agnes martin

Twenty of Agnes Martin's grey paintings, which "concentrated on horizontal divisions of six-foot square canvases," are reunited at The Pace Gallery.


richard serra

If the Dylan show is not your thing, check out the Richard Serra, as Gagosian continues its run of museum-like shows.


robert rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg: Photographs: 1949–1962 is an exhibition of 167 images taken by Rauschenberg, up now at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space.


pieter hugo

For his most recent series Pieter Hugo traveled to Accra, Ghana, "the site of a sprawling dump for technological waste from around the world." The chilling work is on view at Yossi Milo through October 29.


elinor carucci

Born, Elinor Carucci's show at Sasha Wolf Gallery, "concerns motherhood, including her pregnancy, the birth of her twins, and the pleasures and terrors of raising children."



word up!

Benrimon Contemporary unveils its newly renovated space with Word Up!, a show featuring recent text-based work.


joseph grazi

Salon Ciel presents Joseph Grazi's Aggressive Nature, opening September 14 at the Gallery Bar.


pertwee, anderson & gold

I will be in a show at Pertwee, Anderson & Gold in London in October.


ken butler

Ken Butler's show at Sideshow in Brooklyn "further abstracts and transforms the human-figure-instrument-body iconography for which he is known by pushing it further into the realm of mechanical bio-structure and cybernetics."


brandon friend

Brandon Friend and Emet Sosna have a show at Spattered Columns, a "nonprofit exhibition space dedicated to presenting work by outstanding New York City-based visual artists."


aaron johnson

Freedom from Want, Aaron Johnson's show at Stux, is a "bold reflection on the decaying excesses of our insatiable culture."


vered sivan

For Till Birth Do Us Part, Vered Sivan's show at Rooster, a model lies on the floor covered with synthetic thread, by which spaces in relation to the body are redefined.


matthew barney

Barbara Gladstone kicks off the fall with an exhibition of new sculptures by Matthew Barney. DJED will consist of three large-scale pieces from his "Ancient Evenings" project which is "a site-specific opera in collaboration with Jonathan Bepler, and that is loosely based on Norman Mailer's 1983 novel of the same title." It opens September 17.