october 26–october 30

Books

Films

  • Fados, directed by Carlos Saura

Exhibits

  • “David Mann,” McKenzie Fine Art
  • “Sister Corita Kent,” Zach Feuer Gallery
  • “Lynn Koble: Capacity,” Venetia Kapernekas Gallery
  • “Robert Frank,” Robert Mann Gallery
  • “David Colosi: Imaginary Numbers and Other Calculated Fictions,” Cueto Project
  • “On Top of the Whale,” Mitchell Algus Gallery
  • “Sean Scully: Recent Paintings,” Galerie Lelong
  • “Damián Ortega: CAPITAL Less,” Gladstone Gallery
  • “Stripes/Solids,” Paula Cooper Gallery

on returning

“At one in the morning, after hours of sobbing and anguish such as no other separation ever caused me, I wrote a letter. I have it now: I have just re-read it and am holding it in my hand, quite without emotion; its paper gives no hint that it is different from any other piece of paper, and the letters are like any other letters in any other sentences. Between my self of that night and my self of tonight there is the difference between the cadaver and the surgeon doing the autopsy.”

(Gustave Flaubert, travel notes, p. 21 in Flaubert in Egypt, trans. & ed. Francis Steegmuller.)

no better than a spacious kennel

“Mr. Glowry used to say that his house was no better than a spacious kennel, for everyone in it led the life of a dog. Disappointed both in love and friendship, and looking upon human learning as vanity, he had come to a conclusion that there was but one good thing in the world, videlicet, a good dinner; and this his parsimonious lady seldom suffered him to enjoy: but, one morning, like Sir Leoline in Christabel, ‘he woke and found his lady dead’, and remained a very consolate widower, with one small child.”

(Thomas Love Peacock, Nightmare Abbey, chapter 1, p. 2.)

october 21–october 25

Books

Exhibits

  • “Jack Tworkov: Against Extremes – Five Decades of Painting,” The UBS Art Gallery
  • “Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess,” Francis M. Naumann Gallery
  • “Elaine Lustig Cohen. My Heroes: Portraits of the Avant-Garde,” Adler & Conkright Fine Art

noted

october 16–october 20

Books

Films

  • An Education, directed by Lone Scherfig
  • Olympia, dir. Leni Riefenstahl
  • Die Macht der Bilder: Leni Riefenstahl (The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl), dir. Ray Müller