Coming Up: Goldie Hawn, Weather Balloons, Cars

SEPTEMBER 15–18 AND 22–25
I’m obsessed with this Guggenheim project, “To a Great City”: “For the second edition of stillspotting nyc, composer Arvo Pärt (b. 1935, Paide, Estonia) and the New York City and Oslo-based architectural firm Snøhetta collaborate on a series of stillspots around Lower Manhattan that explore the special relationship between space and sound. […] In our busy everyday lives in cities such as New York, we often don’t realize how our ears continually need time to adjust to strong differences in the sounds that surround us—just as the pupils of the eyes only gradually accommodate to the change from light to dark. […] For ‘To a Great City,’ the architects have selected—and subtly altered by the placement of large-scale weather balloons—indoor and outdoor spaces [in Lower Manhattan, including the lobby of the Woolworth Building and an empty floor of 7 World Trade] that embody the concept of a central musical tone and extend the perception of sound into the realm of space.” Click the link above for more info, including how to buy tickets.

Motorexpo returns to the World Financial Center with its free annual vehicle show, transforming the property’s iconic indoor and outdoor spaces into a unique and revolutionary”—emphasis on rev?—”experience with the very best that the automotive market has to offer.

Espasso, New York’s premiere gallery for Brazilian design, will debut an exhibition featuring many of Brazil’s most iconic designers and architects, brought together for the first time in the US for a group show. This show comprises important works by Etel Carmona, Arthur Casas, Isay Weinfeld, Claudia Moreira Salles, Dado Castello Branco, Branco & Preto, Lia Siqueira, and Jorge Zalszupin (the designers will be here for the opening).  All pieces in the show are produced by ETELBrazil’s most expressive manufacturer of contemporary furniture. Works include a new piece by Zalszupin called Veronica [pictured]—his first design since the 1960s—as well as reissues that have been out of production for nearly 50 years.”

Art in General begins its 30th Anniversary exhibition season with “Walking Forward–Running Past.” In his 1971 video, “Walking Forward–Running Past,” John Baldessari utilizes sequence, repetition, and montage to deconstruct the notion of cinematic chronology. […] Taking this work as its center, Walking Forward–Running Past presents a constellation of works that investigate our complicated and intricate relationship to chronology. […] Artists include John Baldessari, Paul Chan, Zoe Crosher, Catherine Czacki, Andrea Geyer, Tim Lee, Alison O’Daniel, robbinschilds, Will Rogan, and Kimberlee Venable.”

Goldie Hawn is at Barnes & Noble Tribeca to promote her new memoir, A Lotus Grows in the Mud.

Thomas Dolby is doing a lecture/concert at 92YTribeca (or so says the press, though it’s not on the venue’s site yet).

Little Feat is playing City Winery.


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