A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in New York: Jeff Koons in conversation with Whitney Museum director Adam Weinberg at the SVA Theatre; a conversation about period styles with Eric Hu, Lisa Naftolin and Susan Sellers at Triple Canopy; a book launch for Raphael Rubinstein's new volume at White Columns; and a performance by Rana Hamadeh at the New Museum that aims to "propose a lyrical and constellated method of thinking through established histories and speculative futures."

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m.
Jeff Koons in conversation with Adam Weinberg

If you haven't had enough Jeff Koons, what with the banner retrospective of his works at the Whitney Museum, a Public Art Fund installation of a sculpture at Rockefeller Center, and the attendant media blitz, you'll be able to hear Koons himself speak about his work in conversation with Whitney Museum director Adam Weinberg.
School of Visual Arts Theatre, 333 W. 23rd St.

Thursday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m.
Period Styles with Eric Hu, Lisa Naftolin and Susan Sellers

How is it that aesthetic movements pair with technological shifts to establish what we refer to as a "period style" in graphic design? A.i.A. associate editor William S. Smith moderates a discussion among Eric Hu of Brooklyn design and tech firm Nothing in Common, New York-based creative director Lisa Naftolin and Metropolitan Museum of Art head of design Susan Sellers, touching on subjects like the midcentury International Typographic Style and the multidisciplinary, multinational design firm Pentagram.
Triple Canopy, 155 Freeman St., Brooklyn

Friday, Oct. 3, 6 p.m.
Book Launch: The Miraculous by Raphael Rubinstein

Exploring a history of historic conceptual and performance art pieces with the names removed, the book The Miraculous takes an against-the-grain approach to celebrity artists like Yoko Ono and Maurizio Cattelan. The author, A.i.A. contributing editor Raphael Rubinstein, has written popular articles including a 2009 assessment of "provisional painting." He'll be reading from the book, which is published by the journal Paper Monument.
White Columns, 320 W. 13th St. (enter on Horatio between Hudson and Eigth Ave.)

Sunday, October 5, 4 p.m.
Performance: Rana Hamadeh

What might outcasts, immigrants and extraterrestrials tell us about our own society? These are the kinds of questions Rana Hamadeh aims to explore in her performance The Big Board or ‘And Before It Falls, It Is Only Reasonable to Enjoy Life a Little', which incorporates a sculpture that recalls a war-room map unfurled on a large table and "charts connections between the techniques and terms shared by the domains of law and hygiene as represented through archival materials and artifacts."
New Museum, 235 Bowery