ARTINFO Itinerary, December 5-9: Art Events to Attend in NYC This Week

Yes, you could be off galavanting at the fairs in Miami, guzzling gallons of champagne while the temperature barely dips into jacket weather, flitting from one art fair to glamorous party to the next, but New York is continuing to bring the art events as if it was any other lovely early winter week. We recommend swinging by (and in) the Park Avenue Armory, catching crocheted delicacies in Nolita, sculptural dance in Chelsea, a multimedia performance in Greenpoint, and improving your mind in Greenwich Village with a legendary poet. Cheers to New York!

OPENINGS/EVENTS

WED 12/5 Kate Jenkins: “Kate’s Diner” at Rebecca Hossack Gallery, 262 Mott Street, Nolita, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
British artist Kate Jenkins will be serving up her adorable and dimensional knit creations with such items as a whole crochet whopper with knit fries, and a sombrero-sporting anthropomorphic burrito. — Allison Meier

WED 12/5 “The Rodin Project” at Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, Chelsea, 7:30 pm (through December 9)
London-based choreographer Russell Maliphant brings his new Sadler’s Wells production to New York, with movement sourced from contemporary dance along with popping and breaking, all referencing the sculptures and watercolors of Auguste Rodin. (Read ARTINFO’s questionnaire with Maliphant here.) — AM

WED 12/5 Ann Hamilton: “The Event of a Thread” at the Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, Upper East Side, 12 – 7 pm
Following Tom Sach’s playful Mars mission and Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller’s ominous “Murder of Crows” sound installation, Ann Hamilton presents what promises to fall somewhere in the middle of whimsical and contemplative, with visitors taking a seat in a crowd of swings to soar into the air and think on the past. — AM

FRI 12/6 “Double Features: Title TK and Marco Fusinato” at Triple Canopy, 155 Freeman Street, Greenpoint, 7:30 PM *This event has been postponed until early next year.
Multimedia artist Cory Arcangel takes to the stage with his band, Title TK who — as per Double Features standard — will perform a set in conjunction with David Fincher’s 2010 docudrama, “The Social Network” while Fusinato will also select a visual work with which to pair the night’s performance. — Sara Roffino

SAT 12/7 “New Work: An Evening with John Ashbery” at the New School’s Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, Greenwich Village, 7 PM
An evening with legendary poet, John Ashbery, who will read from his latest book, “Quick Question,” and have a conversation with David Lehman, the poetry coordinator for the New School’s MFA program. — SR

ON THE RADAR

Jeremy Deller at Gavin Brown’s enterprise, 620 Greenwich Street, West Village, through December 15
Following his “Sacrilege” project this year where he toured around the UK with a bouncy castle version of Stonehenge, British conceptual artist Jeremy Deller exhibits silk-screened works of text, as well as biopics on professional wrestler Adrian Street, and performer and mechanical builder Bruce Lacey. — AM

Patricia Cronin: “Dante: The Way of the Flesh” at fordPROJECT, 57 West 57th Street, Penthouse Floors 19 & 20, Midtown, through December 21
The oil paintings and watercolor nudes reference the carnal afterlife of Dante’s “Inferno,” but with tracings of Patricia Cronin’s own flesh, fashion magazine poses, and art history references, they pull much further in our history of expression through human form. — AM

“Picasso Black and White” at the Guggenheim, 1071 Fifth Avenue, Upper East Side, through January 23, 2013
It’s easy to think with such an iconic artist as Picasso that you’ve seen it all, yet this exhibition of his works toned only in black and white lets the palette fall away to reveal a new focus, including on several pieces that have never been on public view before. — AM

“The Santa Claus Association” at City Reliquary, 370 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg through February 10, 2013
The curators of curios at City Reliquary bring another intriguing offering with their study on the Santa Claus Association, a New York City-based group of volunteers organized to respond to children’s letters to Santa in 1913 that culminated in a public scandal. — AM

GO: a community-curated open studio project” at the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights, through February 24, 2013
After all the studio wandering and debating of the merits of curating an exhibition based on crowd sourced voting, see the work of the five artists who rose to the top of the over 1,700 who participated in “GO.” And of course, take a friend so you can continue debating the experiment in the midst of its results. — AM

(Image: Kate Jenkins, “Hotdogs” (2012), lambs wool crochet. Courtesy Rebecca Hossack Gallery.)