No plans tonight? Galleries are having openings by the dozen this evening in all our neighborhoods. We’re most intrigued by the Vice Photo Show at Culture Fix on the Lower East Side, where all the shots from Vice’s 2013 photo issue, including female nudes photographed by Greenpoint frequenter Kim Gordon and a terrifying set of photos starring Real Life Barbie posing with cockroaches, will be on display all week starting tonight. Maybe pass if you’re squeamish and/or see more than enough roaches in your daily life already, but read on for the best art openings tonight and this weekend.
The Hole transforms its exhibition space into a reading room filled with art books and art made out of books, with an all-things-reading show inspired in part by John Waters’s meme-worthy quote on the subject.
The Hole, 312 Bowery, East Village, 6pm
You are Here
A set of installations, video art, “auditory experiences,” and photography created to battle the Information Age and let viewers lose themselves in a single idea at a time.
3rd Ward, Williamsburg, 7pm
A posthumous exhibition of the Latvian artist’s work, which spans six decades and includes Expressionist paintings he did while on LSD in the ‘50s.
White Box, 329 Broome Street #1, Lower East Side, 6pm
California-based Ryan de La Hoz and Australia-based Riley Payne have been exploring the concept of downtime on their separate ends of the globe, and Ed. Varie Gallery brings their disparate art together for a two-person show.
Ed. Varie, 618 East 9th Street, East Village, 6pm
Corpus Cloud: Dissecting The Grotesque Corporate Body
Daniel Allegrucci’s solo show features wildly energetic drawings and animations that illustrate a corporation’s control over the worker-consumer, aka everybody.
The Living Gallery, 1094 Broadway, Bushwick, 6pm
The Moon and the Sun
Japanese artist Kanae Ito sewed her delicate drawings into a cloth picture book and collaborated with Akiko Segawa to set it to music. Segawa performs a set several times while Ito’s exhibit shows at AG Gallery, beginning tomorrow afternoon.
AG Gallery, 107A North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, 2pm
A series of paintings that ponder the reasons why being idle produces anxiety in the human mind.
Nurture Art, 56 Bogart Street, Bushwick, 7pm
New Museum Block Party
The New Museum’s annual outdoor bash features a make-your-own-sea-creature trading cards station, all-day dance performances, and history lessons on the Bowery. It’s free, and also includes complimentary admission to the museum for the day.
Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Lower East Side, 12pm
Jews of Today
A book release party for Brooklyn-based artist Michael Levin, whose minimalist drawings illustrate the “nuances and contradictions of Hasidic ritual dress.” An exhibit of Levin’s drawings and paintings is also on display.
7Dunham, 7 Dunham Place, Williamsburg, 7pm
Plastic Art for A Healthy Ocean
Ocean activists are appropriating deadly pollution and transforming it into art with a plastic sculpture competition. The winning artist receives $100 for themselves and another $100 to donate to their aquarium of choice. Live music by the Sea Monsters, naturally, to follow.
Bushwick Coffee House, 44 Wilson Avenue, Bushwick, 7:30 pm
For more art events, check out Bedford + Bowery’s culture calendar.