Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center - Ongoing - 'Curated by Noguchi Museum Senior Curator Dakin Hart, Self-Interned, 1942 brings together about two dozen works from the Museum’s collection, dating from before, during, and after Noguchi’s time at Poston, along with a substantial selection of archival documents. | Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard), Long Island City
Patty Chang: The Wandering Lake, 2009-2017 - Ongoing; All day - The Wandering Lake, 2009-2017 allows viewers to navigate through Chang’s personal, associative, and narrative meditation on mourning, care-giving, geopolitics, and landscape. The exhibition has been structured to replicate the complex way in which stories develop through geography, history, cultural mythology, fiction, and personal experience. | Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys - Ongoing - Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys takes visitors through the holiest city in the Islamic world. It presents a compelling portrait of the massive urban redevelopment now under way and its effects on residents and the millions of hajj pilgrims who travel there every year. Saudi artist Ahmed Mater has documented this unprecedented expansion for nearly a decade.
The exhibition is anchored by monumental photographs from his project Desert of Pharan: Unofficial Histories Behind the Mass Expansion of Mecca, alongside large-scale videos and installations. In addition to showing the influx of wealth, photographs detail the lives of workers on construction sites and of migrant groups. | Brooklyn Museum, Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia Gallery of Contemporary Art, 4th Floor, 200 Eastern Parkway
Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting - Ongoing - MoMA PS1 presents the first comprehensive retrospective of Carolee Schneemann, spanning the artist’s prolific six-decade career. As one of the most influential artists of the second part of the 20th century, Schneemann’s pioneering investigations into subjectivity, the social construction of the female body, and the cultural biases of art history have had significant influence on subsequent generations of artists. Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting begins with rarely seen examples of the artist’s early paintings of the 1950s and their evolution into assemblages made in the 1960s, which integrated objects, mechanical elements, and modes of deconstruction.
The exhibition considers Schneemann’s oeuvre within the context of painting by tracing the developments that led to her groundbreaking innovations in performance, film, and installation in the 1970s, as well as her increasingly spatialized multimedia installations from the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. | MoMa PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City
Black String - Fri, Jan. 26 - 8 pm - Presenting new sounds from the ancient instruments of Korea, Black String creates a unique musical language drawing on Korean traditional music, jazz and free improvisation. $16| Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd
Brooklyn Moon Full Moon Open Mic - Wed, January 31 - 7 pm - Celebrate the full moon and sing your heart out, with $4 margaritas providing you with courage. Open to creatives of all types (rappers, poets, musicians). | Brooklyn Moon, 745 Fulton Street, Fort Greene
“Bridesmaids” Drink-Along - Sat, Jan 27 - 9:15 pm - Each ticket includes 4 drink courses so you can drink along with your favorite bridal party. $45 |Videology, 308 Bedford Ave, Williamsburg
Winter Family Program: The World of Bugs - Sat, Jan 27; 11 am - Bugs are all around us! Come explore the World of Bugs by examining the parts of a squirmy earthworm, creating your own insect, and hunting for bug homes in the Woodland. Reg Req: winterfamilyatqbg.eventbrite.com |Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing
Little Makers: Thumbs Up - Sun Jan 28; 10:30am-12:30pm - Explore everyday materials to discover the unique patterns that fingerprints leave behind. Practice molding and casting and create an exact replica of your thumb. | NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona