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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Pia Camil’s exhibition at the Queens Museum, The Pencil is Key, the 13th Annual Classical Interludes and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYC_ARTS on Instagram or @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.






    Hans Haacke: All Connected

    Hans Haacke: All Connected

    New Museum

    Manhattan

    Thu, Oct 24, 2019 - Sun, Jan 26, 2020

    “Hans Haacke: All Connected,” the exhibition brings together works from the 1960s to today and reveals the timeliness of Haacke’s work for the present moment. For six decades, Haacke has been a pioneer in kinetic art, environmental art, Conceptual art, and institutional critique. This retrospective brings together a wide range of works, focusing in particular on how Haacke expanded the parameters of his practice to encompass the social, political, and economic structures in which art is ...

    The Pencil Is a Key

    The Pencil Is a Key

    The Drawing Center

    Manhattan

    Fri, Oct 11, 2019 - Sun, Jan 05, 2020

    Featuring more than 140 drawings produced over a roughly two-hundred-year period by imprisoned artists from around the globe, "The Pencil Is a Key" presents powerful evidence of the persistence of human creativity in the most inhumane of circumstances. "The Pencil Is a Key" is an exhibition of historical and contemporary drawings by incarcerated artists from around the world. For each of the artists represented in the exhibition, the act of putting pencil to paper is a vehicle ...

    Pia Camil

    Pia Camil

    Queens Museum

    Queens

    Sun, Oct 06, 2019 - Sun, Feb 16, 2020

    Pia Camil’s work uses textile, sculpture, and performance to create environments which confront the politics of global consumerism through the language of theater and retail. Recently, Camil has begun to recycle and alter textiles to reflect the larger socio-political forces which inform their production and distribution. In several of her works, hundreds of secondhand t-shirts with wildly different logos are sewn together into massive curtains that illustrate a shared cycle of consumption. Inspired by the ...

    Native & South American Jazz Tales

    Native & South American Jazz Tales

    Flushing Town Hall

    Queens

    Sat, Nov 16, 2019 - Fri, Nov 22, 2019

    Join DDAT artists Chris Bidtah (Navajo) and Delbert Anderson (Navajo) for a panel discussion on incorporating Native languages in art making and music as medicine. Both artists carry their Native American cultural aspects along with their musical experiences, and create fusion music. Their cultural influences play an important role in their success. Named by NPR as one of the top 10 bands in the US - DDAT combines hip hop, jazz, funk and soul with an ...

    13th Annual Classical Interludes

    13th Annual Classical Interludes

    Brooklyn Public Library

    Brooklyn

    Sun, Nov 10, 2019 - Sun, Dec 15, 2019

    Carnegie Hall Citywide - Catalyst Quartet’s “Uncovered” – Sunday, November 17,"Classical Interludes" returns for its 13th season, providing free access to renowned chamber music ensembles, all with an emphasis on connecting with a contemporary audience. Performances take place on Sundays at 4:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted. “Uncovered” presents the music of African American composers Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Florence Price, and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson in concert. The event is taking place in response to the 400th commemoration of the ...

Hans Haacke: All Connected

235 Bowery

new york N.Y. 10002

2122191222

“Hans Haacke: All Connected,” the exhibition brings together works from the 1960s to today and reveals the timeliness of Haacke’s work for the present moment. For six decades, Haacke has been a pioneer in kinetic art, environmental art, Conceptual art, and institutional critique. This retrospective brings together a wide range of ...

The Pencil Is a Key

35 Wooster Street

new york N.Y. 10013

2122192166

Featuring more than 140 drawings produced over a roughly two-hundred-year period by imprisoned artists from around the globe, "The Pencil Is a Key" presents powerful evidence of the persistence of human creativity in the most inhumane of circumstances. "The Pencil Is a Key" is an exhibition of historical and contemporary drawings ...

Pia Camil

New York City Building

queens N.Y. 11368

7185929700

Pia Camil’s work uses textile, sculpture, and performance to create environments which confront the politics of global consumerism through the language of theater and retail. Recently, Camil has begun to recycle and alter textiles to reflect the larger socio-political forces which inform their production and distribution. In several of her ...

Native & South American Jazz Tales

137-35 Northern Boulevard

queens N.Y. 11354

7184637700

Join DDAT artists Chris Bidtah (Navajo) and Delbert Anderson (Navajo) for a panel discussion on incorporating Native languages in art making and music as medicine. Both artists carry their Native American cultural aspects along with their musical experiences, and create fusion music. Their cultural influences play an important role in ...

13th Annual Classical Interludes

10 Grand Army Plaza

brooklyn N.Y. 11238

7182302100

Carnegie Hall Citywide - Catalyst Quartet’s “Uncovered” – Sunday, November 17,"Classical Interludes" returns for its 13th season, providing free access to renowned chamber music ensembles, all with an emphasis on connecting with a contemporary audience. Performances take place on Sundays at 4:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted. “Uncovered” presents the music of ...