Looking for something to do this week and weekend in NYC? Conversations and panels at museums will discuss the abstract and Surrealist legacies in our current culture, while a new dance show will fuse the contemporary to the historic. This week also marks the return of the October Art Week and TEFAF Fall New York, which you won’t want to miss out on. Fan of Petah Coyne? Head to Chelsea on Saturday.

Read on to learn more about our top event picks in NYC through October 28, 2018.

1.  Samia Halaby in Conversation at Guggenheim

As part of the Guggenheim’s Conversations with Contemporary Artists series, Samia Halaby will talk about her creative process on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

Samia Halaby, an abstract artist and scholar of Palestinian art, will talk with Sasha Kalter-Wasserman, the associate curator of the Guggenheim Foundation’s Abu Dhabi Project. A pioneer in contemporary abstraction, Halaby will discuss her practice, rooted in the conviction that abstract painting reflects the motion in nature and has the power to inspire technology with new visual insights. The talk is part of the Arab Art and Education Initiative, a yearlong collaboration between more than fifteen leading New York and Arab cultural institutions, meant to foster a great understanding between the US and the Arab world.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for members and free for students who RSVP. To purchase, click here.

The Guggenheim is located at 1071 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10128. www.guggenheim.org.

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2.  "Everywhere All the Time" at BAM

BAM will present the New York premiere of Seán Curran’s “Everywhere All the Time” from Wednesday, October 24 through Saturday, October 27, 2018.

In celebration of Seán Curran Company’s 20th anniversary, the Irish choreographer and company will collaborate along with Third Coast Percussion, a Grammy-award winning, Chicago-based ensemble. Part of the 2018 Next Wave Festival, the performance will include new and classic work inspired by the primordial nature of percussion. The performance will include a reimagining of the hallmark 2000 piece “Abstract Concrete,” followed by “Quadrabox Redux,” a quartet body percussion work featuring Curran himself. The night will end with the New York premiere of “Everywhere All the Time,” which is set to composer Donnacha Dennehy’s “Surface Tension” and inspired by the Irish bodhran drum.

Each performance will run about an 1 hour and 20 minutes and start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25. To purchase, click here.

BAM is located at 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217. www.bam.org.

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A scene from Seán Curran's "Everywhere All the Time." Photo by Travis Magee. Courtesy BAM.

A scene from Seán Curran's "Everywhere All the Time." Photo by Travis Magee. Courtesy BAM.

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3.  Exquisite Corpse at the New Museum

The New School will host “Exquisite Corpse: Sarah Lucas and the Body in Pieces,” a conversation about the British artist’s work, on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 7 p.m.

In response to the museum’s current exhibition, “Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel,” the panel will explore the surrealism, psychoanalysis, sexuality and abjection in Sarah Lucas’s recasting of the human form. Discussing the range of expressions from desire and disgust to violence and intimacy found in her corporeal sculptures, the panelists will also explore how her work engages with crucial debates about gender and power with the legacy of Surrealism. The panel will consist of artist Cheryl Donegan and theorists Jack Halberstam and Heather Love. Johanna Burton, the Keith Haring director & Curator of Education and Public Engagement at the New Museum, will moderate.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for members. To purchase, click here.

The New Museum is located at 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002. www.newmuseum.org.

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"Eating a Banana" by Sarah Lucas 1990. Black-and-white photograph, 41 3/8 x 44 3/8 inches. © Sarah Lucas. Courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London. and New Museum, New York.

"Eating a Banana" by Sarah Lucas 1990. Black-and-white photograph, 41 3/8 x 44 3/8 inches. © Sarah Lucas. Courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London. and New Museum, New York.

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4.  Upper East Side Art Walk

The October Art Week will start off with the 2018 Art Walk on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 5 to 9 p.m.

During the art walk, visitors will be able to check out 13 Upper East Side galleries for evening receptions located around East 67th to East 82nd Street. Participating galleries include Ambrose Naumann Fine Art, Brimo Di Castro Kugel, Didier Aaron, Eric Gillis Fine Art (Vivian Horan Fine Art), Graham Shay 1857, Hammer Galleries, Jill Newhouse Gallery, Mark Murray Fine Paintings, Robert Simon Fine Art, Richard L. Feigen & Co., Shepherd W & K Galleries and Tambaran Gallery.

The event is open to the public. www.octoberartweek.com.

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Jan Brueghel the Younger (Antwerp, 1601 - 1678). A wooded landscape with horse-drawn carts, riders and peasants on a hillside path in the foreground). Oil on panel, 11 x 13 ½ inches. Signed, lower right center: BRVEGHEL. Courtesy of Robert Simon Fine Art and October Art Week.

Jan Brueghel the Younger (Antwerp, 1601 - 1678). A wooded landscape with horse-drawn carts, riders and peasants on a hillside path in the foreground). Oil on panel, 11 x 13 ½ inches. Signed, lower right center: BRVEGHEL. Courtesy of Robert Simon Fine Art and October Art Week.

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5.  Petah Coyne Gallery Talk & Book Release 

Sculptor Petah Coyne converses with Stephanie Buhmann, art critic, author and contributing editor at Artcritical, on Saturday, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gallery LeLong & Co. in Chelsea. Afterwards, Coyne will sign the newly-released illustrated catalogue that accompanies her solo show on view "Petah Coyne: Having Gone I Will Return."

The show presents new and recent work for Coyne's first show solo in New York in nearly a decade. Buhmann's most recent book "New York Studio Conversations Part II: Twenty-one Women Talk About Art," published by The Green Box, includes an interview with Coyne.

The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase. The exhibition is on view through October 27, 2018.

Gallerie LeLong & Co. is located at 528 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001. www.galerielelong.com.

6.  TEFAF NY FALL

TEFAF New York Fall returns for its third edition Saturday, October 27 and continues through Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

Presenting both fine art and decorative arts from antiquity to 1920, TEFAF New York Fall returns to the Park Avenue Armory for its second Fall art fair and the third in New York. This edition presents 93 exhibitors and a full slate of cultural programming taking place throughout the fair's run. TEFAF Coffee and Afternoons Talks include discussions on the Rise of Old Master Dress in Current Fashion, How to Look at Indian Modern Art, perspectives on Delacroix, Public Monuments, Men and Jewerly and more. Click here for the full schedule. For the list of exhibitors, click here.

Tickets are $55 for an adult single-entry ticket, $75 for an adult multiple entry-ticket or $25 for a student single-entry ticket. To purchase, click here.

Park Avenue Armory is located at 643 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065. www.tefaf.com.

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Viewing art at TEFAF NY Fall 2017. Courtesy TEFAF.

Viewing art at TEFAF NY Fall 2017. Courtesy TEFAF.

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