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Art Party

Five art happenings to check out this week.

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Jowhara AlSaud's "Halos," from Drawing Pictures.  

Younger Than I'll Be
Brooklyn Academy of Music; April 7-May 23; 30 Lafayette Ave., at Ashland Pl., Fort Greene, Brooklyn; 718-636-4198
New York City's past is on display with photography curated by Skye Parrott, co-founder of the independent arts magazine Dossier. Including works by Cass Bird, Larry Clark, Virginia Parrott, Nan Goldin, and Jack Pierson, with an opening reception April 7, from 6pm to 8pm.

SUPERCONDUCTOR
Honey Space; Tue-Sat, 10am-6pm; 148 11th Ave., nr. 21st St.
This installation by Daphane Park, curated by Karen Dorothee Peters, is informed by Western healing technologies and constructed of three parts: “objects of performance" (including a wigwam-like architectural structure designed to concentrate "life-force" energy), an original soundtrack, and a daily, 3-hour performance by the artist in which visitors are encouraged to participate. A closing ceremony will take place Saturday, April 10, from 7pm to 8pm.

Drawing Pictures
The Camera Club of New York; Mon-Sat, noon-6pm; 336 West 37th St. Ste. 206, nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-260-9927
In this show at CCNY, curated by Joelle Jensen, four artists push the boundaries of photography and drawing, manipulating photographs by hand to add layers of physicality and metaphor. Featuring works by Cynthia Greig, Jowhara AlSaud, Ashley Reid, and Athena Waligore.

P.S.1's Saturday Session
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center; 4/10 at 4pm; 22-25 Jackson Ave., at 46th Ave., Long Island City, Queens; 718-784-2084
The latest installment of the museum's new Saturday Sessions is hosted by artist Liz Magic Laser, who will use the courtyard staircase to debut Flight, her latest performance constructed of movie scenes of people chasing after other people up and down stairs. Also presented will be Jeanine Oleson and Juliana Snapper's piece What?

AIGA/NY Comedy Night: Featuring An Evening of Bad Book Covers
Galapagos; 4/13 at 6:30 p.m.; 16 Main St., nr. Water St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-222-8500
Designer and comedian Patrick Borelli performs his one-man multimedia show and teaches us that it's okay to judge a book by its cover. Especially if the cover is really really bad (seriously, who thought it was okay to have the title Cooking With Pooh alongside a picture of chocolate-chip cookie batter?). With the Moth's Dan Kennedy, comedy sweetheart Julie Klausner, and book cover designer Evan Gaffney.


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