This weekend in NYC

Need an excuse to get out of the house this weekend? Here's a great list of events for our NYC area visitors.

Posted by Michael Bordash on Fri Nov 9, 2001

Friday November 9

David Bowie, Steven Evans, Jane Kaplowitz, et al
Group Exhibition, 6-8pm
Rupert Goldsworthy Gallery, 453 West 17th St.
*Dave, in the immortal words of Ms Janet Jackson--What
have you done for us lately? Your "art" is neither
freaked-out nor sex-fueled, it's just tame. How long
are you going to ride the droopy garter belts of Ziggy
Stardust fame? If you're one of the Bowie-brigade,
you're better off just hassling him in person at the
party heís throwing for Iman--the Venetian fly to his
Spider from Mars. Sheís written an autobiography, you

(Tuesday at Donna Karan on Madison--call 564-6367x35
for an invite.)

James Elkin, Pictures and Tears
Book Launch, 6-8pm
The New Museum store
*"Mommy, that doggie's face is making us feel sad!"
Posters of puppies peeping out of tennis shoes is
guaranteed to fill us up. Not to mention that
kitty-kat that just can't help but "hang in there"!
Still, no shortage of tears here--we practically
short-circuited our keyboard trying to think of
something valid to say about Elkin. Where's the New
Museum again?

Saturday November 10

Widely Unknown, curated by Eugenie Joo
Dietch Projects 6-8pm
*Widely unknown to us, too. Still, Dietch is Dietch.
So, stop by, grab a warm forty, hang in the local lot,
and re-enact your favorite scenes from "Kids" no more
than 20 deconstructed jumpers from Harmony himself.

Lee Friedlander: The Little Screens
Book Signing Reception, 6-8pm
International Center of Photography
*Lee Friedlanderís photographs (he was in his stride
40 years ago) are clever in the way that juggling is
clever, or chess problems are. He was never a social
commentator, and maybe thatís why his pics havenít
dated, but neither are they dramatic. If youíre
interest in photography stops at Penthouse, donít

Art Experiment and After Party, 7pm and 10pm
GAle Gates, 37 Main St, DUMBO, Bklyn,
Info: 212.714.8358
Catering to the one-stop-shopping needs of today's
easily distracted art crowd, Gale Gates presents an
multi-layered experience which is one part experiment,
a pinch of collaboration, a hopeful teaspoon of
auction, and an overflowing crack-pipe of artist ego
mixed together for a good cause- the Emerging
Curator's Series. Though, most multi-media art speaks
more about the artist's in ability to commit rather
than a more engaging experience, Colaboratory
celebrates the typically inadvertent randomness of the
product by highlighting the process: we are allowed to
witness painting, photography, film, fashion design,
music, poetry, architecture, graffiti, jewelry,
sculpture artists, come together to start their works,
only to let them pass through an assembly line of
creativity to their ultimate and possibly scary
completion. Come be the judge whether they'll share
the praise or the blame.

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