Portrait of Efiaimbelo in Androka, 1993 © André Magnin – Image courtesy of Perrotin of New York

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Women at Work: Radical Creativity, Georges Rousse: IN SITU, The Force of Things: An Opera for Objects, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

    GEORGES ROUSSE: IN SITU

    Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jun 28, 2018 - Fri, Aug 24, 2018

    For his second exhibition with Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, Georges Rousse has been given free rein to create an installation within the gallery space. In conjunction with this performance, the exhibition will be showcasing Rousse’s most recent work. Rousse converts abandoned or soon-to-be-demolished buildings into surprising visions of color and shape through the single-perspective of his camera lens. The artist imagines his mise-en-scène by drawing, painting, and/or building constructions that enable him to realize his vision ...

    The Originals (Stretch Armstrong / Clark Kent / D-Nice / Rich Medina / Tony Touch)

    Central Park SummerStage

    Manhattan

    Sat, Aug 04, 2018, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    The Originals’ name delivers what it promises: authentic sounds from artists who have been there since the beginning. The crew involves Stretch Armstrong, known for programming the beloved “Stretch And Bobbito” radio show; hip-hop producer Clark Kent; Rich Medina, who ran the legendary weekly dance institution APT; and New York DJs D-Nice and Tony Touch. See The Originals for free as a part of the SummerStage concert series, on Saturday, August 4 in Central Park at 6pm.

    ALOALO, Mahafaly Sculptures of the Efiaimbelos

    Perrotin

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jun 28, 2018 - Fri, Aug 17, 2018

    Through August 17, in collaboration with André Magnin, African art expert, Perrotin New York is presenting an exhibition dedicated to the  aloalo of Efiaimbelo and his disciples. Efiaimbelo, a Madagascan sculptor, owed his knowledge to his great grandfather Soroboko. Over the years, he developed his art and passed it on to his son Jacques Jean Efiaimbelo, and his grandson Jean Colomb Efiaimbelo. Today only five members of the clan perpetuate this unique practice in the ...

    The Force of Things: An Opera for Objects

    Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center

    Brooklyn

    Mon, Aug 06, 2018 - Wed, Aug 08, 2018

    From ​August 6-8, 2018​ at the Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center​ in Brooklyn, the International Contemporary Ensemble​ will perform the New York premiere of The Force of Things: An Opera for Objects. The Force of Things asks the question: How do we bear witness to a thing our bodies seem built to ignore? In Ashley Fure’s​ immersive music-theater piece, created with her architect brother Adam Fure​ and the International Contemporary Ensemble​, 24 subwoofer speakers emit sound ...

    BAMcinématek presents Women at Work: Radical Creativity

    BAM Harvey Theater

    Brooklyn

    Fri, Aug 10, 2018 - Thu, Aug 16, 2018

    From Friday, August 10 through Thursday, August 16, BAMcinématek presents Women at Work: Radical Creativity.  The series kicks off with Kathleen Collins’ seminal Losing Ground (1982). One of the first films to explore relationships and sexuality from the perspective of a black female director, this revelatory comedic drama follows a philosophy professor (Seret Scott) and her artist husband (Bill Gunn) on a life-changing summer in upstate New York. Julie Dash’s short dance film Four Women (1975) ...

ALOALO, Mahafaly Sculptures of the Efiaimbelos

130 Orchard Street

new york NY 10002

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Through August 17, in collaboration with André Magnin, African art expert, Perrotin New York is presenting an exhibition dedicated to the  aloalo of Efiaimbelo and his disciples. Efiaimbelo, a Madagascan sculptor, owed his knowledge to his great grandfather Soroboko. Over the years, he developed his art and passed it on ...

BAMcinématek presents Women at Work: Radical Creativity

651 Fulton Street

Brooklyn N.Y. 11217

From Friday, August 10 through Thursday, August 16, BAMcinématek presents Women at Work: Radical Creativity.  The series kicks off with Kathleen Collins’ seminal Losing Ground (1982). One of the first films to explore relationships and sexuality from the perspective of a black female director, this revelatory comedic drama follows a ...