Liu Shiyuan, Evidence, video still, 2009. Courtesy the artist.

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in New York: screenings of videos by Chinese artists and a discussion of an independent Guangzhou art school, both at Asia Art Archive in America; Jeff Koons-inspired family programs at the Whitney; a salon devoted to pink noise and all things pink at the Flux Factory; and open houses for Sarah Sze and Terence Gower exhibitions at the Bronx Museum.

Tuesday, July 8, 7 p.m.
Li Ran + Liu Shiyuan: A Screening with Christopher Phillips

A screening of videos by Beijing-based Li Ran and Beijing- and Copenhagen-based Liu Shiyuan will be followed by a discussion led by International Center of Photography curator and A.i.A. contributing editor Christopher Phillips. Li Ran's video mimics a Discovery Channel adventure program, while Liu Shiyuan's is shot at a party where guests exchange clothes and identities.
Asia Art Archive in America
, 43 Remsen St., Brooklyn (ground floor entrance). Seating limited; RSVP recommended.

Thursday, July 10, 7 p.m.
HB Station: A Case Study of Alternative Art Education in China

When the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (GAFA) dismissed Huang Xiaopeng in 2012, that city's Times Museum offered him and fellow artist Xu Tan, also previously dismissed from the school, a storefront space adjacent to the museum to house an alternative space for art education and research. Project manager Liang Jianhua will introduce the project; a Skype discussion with the founders will follow.
Asia Art Archive in America
, 43 Remsen St., Brooklyn (ground floor entrance). Seating limited; RSVP recommended.

Saturday, July 12, and Saturday, July 26, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Try This! Gallery Experiments for Families

While you probably won't be employing the high-tech processes and expensive materials Jeff Koons uses to create his works, you and your kids can toy with materials "inspired by" the examples in the artist's Whitney Museum retrospective. Activities will take place in the sculpture court and on the fourth floor.
Whitney Museum of American Art
, 945 Madison Ave.

Saturday, July 12, 3-10 p.m.
Pink Noise Salon

Especially for urban dwellers, noise-generating devices help balance out cacophanonus environments. Listen to ocean noises, pink noise (like white noise but supposedly better) and the sound of your heartbeat while enjoying pink food. Neuroscientist Tricia McKenzie will make a presentation at 7 p.m.
Flux Factory
, 39-31 29th St., Long Island City, Queens

Monday, July 14, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Bronx Museum Summer Exhibitions Open House for Terence Gower (5-8 p.m.) and Sarah Sze (6-8 p.m.)

Sarah Sze: Triple Point (Planetarium)
is one of the installations the artist created for the U.S. Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale. Co-commissioners Holly Block, Bronx Museum director, and Carey Lovelace, art journalist and playwright, will present brief remarks at six. Opening that night is Terence Gower's temporary pavilion SuperPuesto at Andrew Freedman Home Garden, one block from the museum.
Bronx Museum
, 1040 Grand Concourse