If you survived last week's art openings, sorry, but there's no letup this week. (Just think back to the summer when you regretted there wasn't a lot to do.) Despite the rain and massive crowds, we did manage to make it to -- and loved -- Geoff McFetridge at Josh Liner (540 West 28th Street), Christian Marclay at Paula Cooper (534 West 21st Street), Mike Kelley at Hauser & Wirth (511 West 18th Street) and Dana Schutz at Petzel (456 West 18th Street). Tried to get in to Sarah Sze at Tanya Bonakdar (521 West 21st Street), but the line was too long so we'll have to check it out before it closes on October 17th.
Long-time PAPER fave, Shepard Fairey, is back in NYC with his first show in five years opening at Jacob Lewis Gallery (521 West 26th Street) on Thursday, September 17, 4 to 8 p.m. -- there's also a private "afterparty" with Mike D spinning. The exhibition, "On Our Hands," will be on view until October 24th.
On Wednesday, September 16th, 6 to 8 p.m., Marlborough (40 West 57th Street) opens a new Tom Otterness exhibit called "Metal On Paper" featuring his silverpoint, copperpoint and steelpoint works, and new stainless steel sculptures. Up until October 17th.
The 10th edition of Printed Matter's NY Art Book Fair runs from September 18 to 20 out at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City. Admission is free and there's a special preview ($10 admission for members) on Thursday, September 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. Printed Matter is closing their 10th Avenue spot in Chelsea this weekend and will be moving to 231 11th Avenue at 26th Street in mid October.
And if you're heading out to the NY Art Book Fair over the weekend, stop by the Peradam press stand and check out their latest, limited-edition Scarlett Johansson dictionary, ScarJo, featuring text by Christine Smallwood and Mark Sussman, along with cool collages by artist Chris Santa Maria. As the book says: "You know a ScarJo when you see one." There's a release party (with jell-o shots) at Greenpoint's Capri Social Club on Saturday, September 19th, from 8 p.m. on.
David Zwirner (525 West 19th Street) opens a new exhibition of over 70 works by Wolfgang Tillmans -- including the USA debut of a split-screen video -- on Wednesday, September 16th, 6 to 8 p.m. Up until October 24th.
Cosima von Bonin has a new solo exhibition, "CvB Singles Uptown Remix," opening on the 16th, 6 to 8 p.m., at Petzel's "uptown" space at 35 East 67th Street. It's a survey of works made after 2000, and will be on view until the end of October. Bonin was born in Kenya, raised in Austria and currently lives in Cologne.
You've probably noticed the big changes happening down around the South Street Seaport, including the total tear-down of the big "shopping mall" pier and the launch of the "Seaport Culture District" with several months of programing by seven NYC arts institutions. If you haven't checked it out yet, the folks behind the arts org No Longer Empty have a new immersive video and sound installation show called "Breathing Waters" by Teresa Diehl that opens this week at 117 Beekman Street. Stop by the Seaport on Thursday, September 17th, 6 to 9:30 p.m., for the Culture District's Open House.
Visual AIDS produced a new exhibition, "Party Out of Bounds," focusing on the intersection of nightlife and the AIDS crisis in NYC during the 80s. There's a big opening reception on Friday, September 18, 6 to 9 p.m., at LaMaMa Galleria (47 Great Jones Street) and works by over 29 artists will be on view until October 10th. The show was curated by Emily Colucci and Osman Can Yerebakan and includes works by Keith Haring, Peter Hujar, John Sex, Linda Simpson, Conrad Ventur, John Waters and David Wojnarowicz.
"Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch" opens on September 18th and runs thru December 15th at the Museum at FIT (Seventh Avenue at 27th Street). Over 80 signature looks from her personal collection of clothing and accessories will be on view. The show was curated by Valerie Steele and Susanne Bartsch and designed by Kim Ackert after a concept by Thierry Loriot.
Since September 4th, New York-based artist Jonah Groeneboer has been working on an installation called "Double Mouth Feedback" for the arts org RECESS and there's a special performance in their "Session" space at 41 Grand Street on September 19th from noon to 6 p.m. The work incorporates a recording studio where visitors can make and record sounds, but are encouraged to "abandon normative vocal behavior as a means to re-imagine gender systems through sound."
Howl! Happening (6 East First Street) opens an exhibition of new works by Scooter La Forge called "How to Create a Monsterpiece" () on Saturday, September 19th, 6 to 8 p.m. After moving from San Francisco to New York, La Forge started creating one-of-a-kind pieces for Patricia Field and he recently did an installation at Dover Street Market and a line for VFILES. The new exhibition combines painting and sculpture. It's up until October 10th.
Pratt Institute hosts a show by five Cuban poster artists, "Puros Cubanos," opening on September 18, 6 to 8 p.m., at Front Art Space Gallery (118 Chambers Street, Manhattan). The artists are: Giselle Monzon, Michele Miyares, Nelson Ponce, Raul Valdes (RAUPA), and Edel Rodriguez (MOLA).
Callicoon Fine Arts (49 Delancey Street) has a show of recent and early works by Luther Price called "The Dry Remains" opening on Thursday, September 17, 6 to 8 p.m., and up through October. It is concurrent with screenings of the artist's films at Anthology Film Archives from September 18 to 20.
Skarstedt (20 East 79th Street) has an exhibit of late paintings (1974 - 1987) by Andy Warhol opening on September 19, 6 to 8 p.m. and up until the end of October.
Alex Katz is talking about his new book at the NY Public Library Shwarzman Building with Diane Tuiye, Phong Bui and Elizabeth Peyton on Wednesday, September 16, 6 to 8 p.m.
Fridman Gallery (287 Spring Street) opens "Alula in Blue," a solo show by Tamar Ettun on September 19th, 6 to 8 p.m. and up until October 24.