Contemporaneous Extension

This week is HOT.

Several solid things going on this week. If I had an intern, this would be homework.

— Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30pm: Capricious 88 (88 Eldridge, LES) hosts a conversation “posing questions on feminine identity within the context of modern technology and feminist art practice.” Artists include Petra Collins (catch her solo show before it closes April 27), Caitlin Keogh, Martín Gutierrez and other special guests, moderated by Paige K. Bradley. More pointedly: “The talk will also explore whether the possibility exists for an intrinsically feminine contemporary practice, both connecting and departing from traditions of “women’s work” and feminine modes of craft.” RSVP only event (reach out to with your name and ‘Artist Talk RSVP’ in the subject line).

— Wednesday, April 23 at 6pm: Josh Decter at NYPL, in conversation with John Miller, Chelsea Haines, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Ruba Katrib. The conversation with revolve around his recent publication, Art is a Problem. The book explores over 30 years of writing and criticism, curatorial proposals, and the like. It looks at art as both a potential outlet for resolving problems (spatial tangents, political catalyst) and remaining a significant danger to itself. More information can be found on the NYPL Art Book Series website.

— Tuesday, April 22 at 7pm: The Strand will host Richard Serra, who will be signing copies of a new publication entitled Richard Serra: Early Work. Early Work explores work from 1966-72 when he was playing around in New York, beginning with rubber and neon prior to the massive steel works we know him for. Although this event requires one purchase the volume, I can’t imagine it wouldn’t be worth it. You will also be getting archival texts and photographs, AND some delicious new scholarship from Hal Foster and David Fraenkel. Joy!


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