Critical 5 art events this week in NYC: do something crazy, September 19-22
Art this week just might send you to the nuthouse. Time to lose it.
A little politically incorrect, a lot funny, and now playing at the Urban Stage Theatre, the off-Broadway Australian made production of Cosi follows inpatients at a mental institution as they put on Mozart's opera Cosi Fan Tutte. Leave it to the Aussies to make institutionalization comical, because we would never do that.
Nothing says crazy like getting showered in pig's blood. Nitehawk Cinema will be screening Carrie on Friday the 21st. So settle in to watch the 1976 bloody horror flick with a more than slightly deranged female lead, all on 35mm nonetheless.
Head spinning from the crazy yet? Take a little break at your not so average wine tasting extravaganza and you definitely will be spinning. A two-day festival, Wine Riot will make you a believer in the art of turning, ok, not water, but grapes into wine. It's still a miracle! And it's sure to give you a little buzz. So please, don't do anything crazy.
Dolly Faibyshev's first New York City solo photography exhibition, High Life plays on some of American culture's more ridiculous practices. This show is sure to give you a mouthful of wacky yet stimulating art. Not an unfamiliar pairing.
Making us all crazy in one way or another, technology has long since dug its claws into our life and probably our psyche too. Ghosts in the Machine, now at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, has over 70 artists representing 50 years of our
manic obsession relationship with technology. Hopefully you can still text when they put that straight jacket on.
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