Art Events to See in NYC This Week

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There’s always plenty of art and gallery exhibits to see in New York City, and this week is no exception. Several intriguing new galleries are opening their doors this week and they’re worth a peek. Here are a few of the upcoming highlights:

Chelsea Knight, “Fall to Earth.” Opening Wednesday, September 2nd, Knight’s video work is a response to Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses. The work addresses “socially-condemned speech, as well as “the inadequacy of language and its relation to the reproduction of authority and identity [in group behavior],” according to Art News. The project will show at New Museum, 235 Bowery, at 7 P.M. Tickets are $10/8.

Trisha Baga at Greene Naftali. Baga puts together cuts of sound, painting, sculpture, and video for her unique work, put together under a time crunch. “We’re left to piece together associations between all of Baga’s oddball objects, and to discover that, though each medium she uses is very different from the last, there are often connections between various art forms where we least expect them,” says Art News, who also mention that there is no press release for this project—so if you decide to go, you’re sure to be in for a surprise. The exhibit will be at Greene Naftali, 508 West 26th Street, from 6-8 P.M on Thursday, September 3rd.

Transmissions: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, 1960-1980. Opening on Saturday, September 5th, this gallery highlights art from Latin America and Eastern Europe that emerged between the sixties and eighties, concerning World War II politics, borders, and art history. The Museum of Modern Art writes that this exhibit “he exhibition suggests possible counter-geographies, realignments, alternative models of solidarity, and new ways of thinking about art produced internationally in relation to the frameworks dictated by the Cold War.” The exhibit can be seen at the Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, from 10:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.

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