Bruce Nauman, The True Artist Helps the World by Revealing Mystic Truths (Window or Wall Sign), 1967, artist's proof, neon tubing with clear glass tubing suspension frame, 59 by 55 by 2 inches, Philadelphia Museum of Art.

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in New York: a Jacolby Satterwhite screening at BAM; a launch party at the New Museum for Peter Plagens's book on Bruce Nauman; a panel discussion on creating a more sustainable creative economy at the Bruce High Quality Foundation University, and the eighth Bushwick Open Studios.

Wednesday, May 28, 7 p.m.
Jacolby Satterwhite Shorts

New York-based Jacolby Satterwhite, one of the artists included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, is known for performing in outlandish costumes that incorporate electronic devices, and for 3D animated videos that include the artist's avatar dancing and fornicating with other elaborate characters. Along with Art21 documentary segments on him, the artist screens three of his short films and will conduct a Q&A session with poet Andrew Durbin.
Brooklyn Academy of Music
, Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave.

Thursday, May 29, 7 p.m.
Bruce Nauman Book Launch

Having known him for 40 years, Peter Plagens has just authored a book on iconic artist Bruce Nauman. He will be in conversation with Philadelphia Museum of Art curator Carlos Basualdo, who organized Nauman's Golden Lion-winning presentation at the 2009 Venice Biennale.
New Museum
, 235 Bowery

Thursday, May 29, 7 p.m.
Creating a More Sustainable Arts Economy

Artists Maureen Connor and William Powhida, along with blogger Hrag Vartanian, independent curator Lauren van Haaften Schick and Dina Pugh of San Francisco marketing firm Imprint Projects, will discuss what emerging models for arts organizations might offer the arts community. Organized and moderated by artist/writer Iris Jaffe.
Bruce High Quality Foundation University
, 34 Avenue A, Third Floor

Friday, May 30-Sunday, June 1
Bushwick Open Studios

Hundreds of artists throw open their studio doors in the eighth annual Bushwick Open Studios. Events include performance art and electronic music showcases on Saturday night and a Sunday afternoon panel discussion on the role of creativity in society, featuring critics, bloggers and dealers. Studio hours vary, but most studios are open 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 31st and Sunday, June 1st.
Various locations, Bushwick