A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in New York: artists will activate Sam Moyer's stark Rachel Uffner Gallery show with a series of lively performances; a panel discussion on the "sharing economy" at the New Museum; a conversation with artist Spencer Finch at the Morgan Library & Museum; and a monster truck-style presentation of collectible cars and automotive-inspired art at the Knockdown Center.
Thursday, June 19, 7 p.m.
An Evening of Performances at Rachel Uffner Gallery
Sam Moyer's exhibition "More Weight" (through June 22) will be the site of performances by Brian Belott, Tony Cox, Michael Mahalchick and Nik Plank. A massive marble platform installed in the gallery as part of the show will serve as a stage. As the artist told A.i.A., she anticipates that the severity of the installation will provide a foil to the performers' wild style.
Rachel Uffner Gallery, 170 Suffolk St.
Thursday, June 19, 7 p.m.
Internet Subjects: #Uberwar and the "Sharing Economy"
The first in a planned series of "flash panel conversations," with a subject chosen only a week prior, will address questions about the "sharing economy" spurred by Europe-wide protests against the Uber taxi service and legal actions in New York State against AirBnB, the apartment-sharing service. The panelists are Denise Cheng (MIT Center for Civic Media), Rob Horning (New Inquiry), writer Kate Losse and Melissa S. Fisher (visiting assistant professor of social and cultural analysis, New York University).
New Museum, 235 Bowery
Friday, June 20, 6:30 p.m.
Artist Talk: A Conversation with Spencer Finch
Spencer Finch has created a site-specific installation at the Morgan Library & Museum (June 20, 2014-Jan. 11, 2015), which was inspired by the library's collection of medieval illustrated Books of Hours. Finch is known for sculptural installations that address the varying qualities of light in particular places at specific times. He'll talk with the museum's curator Isabelle Dervaux about his installation, consisting of gel films on the windows of the museum's courtyard, evoking manuscript illustrations and stained glass windows.
Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Ave.
Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Maspeth's World of Wheels
Custom and collectible cars will be on view along with automobile-inspired visual art at this three-acre site in Queens's Maspeth neighborhood. Artists and contributors include Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Brooklyn-based collective This Red Door, Grayson Cox and Stuart Hawkins.
Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave.