Nicole Eisenman: Untitled, 2012, monotype on paper, 24 by 18 1/2 inches. Courtesy Anton Kern, New York.

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place in New York this week: a series of readings and presentations organized by Topical Cream Magazine; a talk by painter Nicole Eisenman, recently awarded a MacArthur "genius" grant; a screening of Fluxus artist Shigeko Kubota's videos; a talk about the new role of design in businesses; and a conversation between black feminist scholars bell hooks and Beverly Guy-Sheftall.


Tuesday October 6, 7 p.m.

Reading: Le Corbusier Birthday Jam

In conjunction with the exhibition "Pavillon de l'Esprit Nouveau: A 21st Century Home Show" (through Nov. 8), and on the occasion of modernist Swiss architect Le Corbusier's birthday, Topical Cream Magazine has organized an evening of poetry and video art. Eileen Myles, Juliana Huxtable and Cecilia Corrigan present readings, and Julika Rudelius's work Threshold premieres.

Swiss Institute, 18 Wooster Street


Wednesday, October 7, 6:30 p.m.

Talk: Nicole Eisenman

Painter Nicole Eisenman, who recently won a MacArthur "genius" grant and created an artwork responding to Picasso's sculpture survey for A.i.A.'s September cover, gives an artist talk presented by the New York Academy of Art. Eisenman's work mixes art historical references with popular iconography, producing bizarre and absurd effects.

New York Academy of Art, 111 Franklin Street


Wednesday, October 7, 7 p.m.

Screening: Shigeko Kubota 

Shigeko Kubota (1937-2015) was a pioneering Japanese-born video artist associated with the Fluxus movement, along with her husband Nam June Paik. This selection of Kubota's personal works is introduced by Electronic Arts Intermix's distribution director Rebecca Cleman and includes Europe on 1/2 Inch a Day (1972), My Father (1973-75), Trip to Korea (1984) and Video Girls and Video Songs for Navajo Sky (1973). 

Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette, Brooklyn


Thursday, October 8, 7 p.m.

Talk: Is Design Too Important to Leave to Designers?

For the second talk in the Museum of Arts and Design's new lecture series "Smashing Sacred Cows," designer and Pratt faculty member Daniel Stillman explores the critical role of design. He considers the recent shifts in how businesses are reorganizing designers in their enterprises.

Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle 


Friday, October 9, 6:30 p.m.

Talk: bell hooks and Beverly Guy-Sheftall

In a lecture titled "This Ain't No Pussy Shit," iconic black feminist scholars bell hooks and Beverly Guy-Sheftall discuss feminism and pop culture today. Their conversation includes interrogating their respective legacies. This event concludes hooks's fifth and final week of talks with leading intellectuals at the New School as part of her three-year residency at the institution.  

The New School, 65 West 11th Street