The DETAILS-approved concerts, movies, and events coming at you in the next seven days.
Monday, November 14
In "Cosmic Voodoo Circus"—now on display at SculptureCenter in Long Island City—interdisciplinary artist Sanford Biggers explores elements of religion, identity, and popular culture through a series of multimedia installations. The collection merges modernism and post-modernism and links African spiritualism with Buddhism and African-American urban culture; now on display through November 28.
Tuesday, November 15
Writer-musician-artist Billy Childish adds to his already prolific resume with a new exhibit at the Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York City. His latest body of work, "I Am the Billy Childish," is now on display through January 21.
Wednesday, November 16
Director Ben Dickinson of Waverly Films (the collective behind videos for LCD Soundsystem, TV on the Radio, and Death Cab for Cutie) teamed up with French duo Air (best known for their collaboration with Sofia Coppola on the soundtrack for The Virgin Suicides) to create Painted Love, the latest in Cartier's "How Far Would You Go For Love?" series. The short film revisits the Pygmalion myth and how the muse can become an all-encompassing creative force. The film is now available for viewing on Cartier's Facebook page.
Three Landscapes, a triple-screen film installation by Roy Lichtenstein, first premiered as part of the LACMA's innovative "Art and Technology" collection in 1971. The installation is once again on display at the Whitney in New York City, fully restored to its original 35-mm format.
Thursday, November 17
Los Campesinos! play the Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Friday, November 18
"46 N. Los Robles: A History of the Pasadena Art Museum" opens today at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, CA. The exhibit chronicles the Pasadena Art Museum's original occupation of the North Los Robles Avenue location, now home to the Pacific Art Museum. The Pasadena Art Museum came to the forefront of the contemporary-art world in 1963 with a retrospective of Marcel Duchamp's works. Prior to moving to a new location in 1969, the museum was home to some of the most groundbreaking works of the latter half of the 20th century—including collections by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and Roy Lichtenstein.
Saturday, November 19
Once a research entomologist, German artist Carsten Höller left his day job in the mid-nineties to fully devote himself to his art. His latest collection, "Carsten Höller: Experience," draws upon elements of whimsy and wonder—among them playgrounds, amusement parks, and zoos—to transform New York City's New Museum into a chaotic carnival. Slide installations, light installations, and a sensory-deprivation pool are among the fun-house-inspired elements included in the exhibition, which spans across four floors and runs through January 15.
Sunday, November 20
— Maggie Mallon
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