1. If you missed the big RE:FORM SCHOOL art exhibit and want to support an initiative to re-think our publiceducation system, here's another opportunity. This fundraiser, REDUHOMEROOM, features works by Scott Campbell, Jose Parla, Neck Face, LuisGispert and Lucien Marc-Smith and it's happening on Tuesday, November9, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Reed Space (151 Orchard Street). RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Stop by the old Dia space at 548 West 22nd Street over the weekendfor the Editions/Artists' Books fair. This showcase for contemporarypublishers and dealers includes over 60 exhibitors on two floors withprints, multiples and artists' books. AND admission is free and opento all. We spotted a cool little book at the Western Exhibitions stand that was made from the paper wrapped around every stick of butterthat Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger had used in one year.
3. Before the art disappears, check out "The Self-Destruction Show" at Flux Factory(39-31 29th Street, Long Island City). The exhibit and performances"explore the potential of destruction as a creative force." It openstomorrow, November 6 at 11 a.m. and runs on weekends until the 23rd.
4. Slate digs deep (with their fact-checking on the 900-page Anthology of Rap (YaleUniversity Press) and finds some, you guessed it, mistakes. Wait untilthey get their hands on The Big Payback (NAL) by Dan Charnas. We actually enjoyed this (only) 672-page epic history of the businessof hip-hop and can vouch for the accuracy of what we could rememberfrom the '80s. We are still working on our 26-volume, A=to-ZEncyclopedia of Rap and it should be ready any day now.
5. In case you haven't heard, SANTOS (96 Lafayette Street) is back inbusiness after being temporarily shuttered by police. Stop by on Sunday, November 7, for their 718 Sessions withDanny Krivit and special guest Hex Hector.
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7. Photographer Nobuyoshi Araki shoots model Kiko Mizuhara for Barney's "Have a Foodie Holiday" winter campaign. Yum!