A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in New York: a Gilbert & George screening at Lehmann Maupin Gallery; a Ryan McNamara performance at the High Line; a farm stand-cum-art project at the Brooklyn Museum; and high-energy music by rockers Ex Hex, from the nation's capital, at MoMA.
Tuesday, July 15, 6-8 p.m.
Gilbert & George Screening
Lehmann Maupin Gallery and Anthology Film Archives present two of the London duo's seminal videos. The 20-minute Gilbert & George: The Singing Sculpture (1992) documents their first singing sculpture performance, in which they croon "Underneath the Arches"; they also discuss the history of the piece. Neither art film nor documentary, The World of Gilbert and George (1982, 69 minutes) catalogues the artist duo's visual imagery, focusing on the city of London. Director Philip Haas will introduce the screening.
Lehmann Maupin Gallery, 201 Chrystie St.
Tuesday, July 15 through Thursday, July 17, 7:30 p.m.
Ryan McNamara Performance: Misty Malarky Ying Yang
Jimmy Carter gave a speech in 1979 that claimed America was having a "crisis of confidence." It became known as the "malaise" speech, and though it was well received, some historians say it was the beginning of the end for Carter. New York artist Ryan McNamara's performance marks its 35th anniversary.
High Line elevated park at Gansevoort St.
Thursday, July 17 3:30-9 p.m. (and Thursdays through the fall)
Project EATS Farm Stand
Now you can combine shopping for fresh produce with your art viewing. In anticipation of the fall show "Crossing Brooklyn," surveying the borough's artists, Project EATS will run a farm stand selling food grown on community farms in New York locales including Brooklyn's Brownsville and East New York. Project EATS was formed by artist and Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker Linda Goode Bryant to create neighborhood-based farm operations in urban areas.
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway
Thursday, July 17, 2014, 5:30-8 p.m.
MoMA Nights with Ex Hex
Power trio Ex Hex—made up of Mary Timony (formerly of Helium and Wild Flag) on vocals and guitar, Betsy Wright on vocals and bass, and Laura Harris on drums—rocks MoMA as part of a 2014 season of all-female performing artists. Time Out New York calls Ex Hex, based in Washington, D.C., "glammy, surf-splashed, and enhanced with an FM-radio classic-rock edge."
Museum of Modern Art, 11 W 53rd St.