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ART AGENDA LISTS UPCOMING EVENTS, EXHIBITION OPENINGS AND TALKS HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN BLACK ART

Prospect 3 New Orleans | Oct. 25, 2014 – Jan. 25, 2015
The first full week of Prospect 3 is underway with a full agenda of talks and events in addition to exhibitions. Exploring the theme “Notes for Now,” the New Orleans biennial features 58 artists (including Ed Clark, above) on view at 18 venues.

George Clinton @ New York Public Library locations | Sept. 28 & Sept. 29, 2014
Funk pioneer George Clinton is making the rounds promoting his new book “Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You?: A Memoir,” with conversations at the Schomburg Center with Questlove on Tues. Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m., and at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on 42nd and Fifth with Paul Holdengräber, director of the library’s LIVE programs, on Wed. Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.

Chris Ofili @ New Museum, New York | Oct. 29, 2014- Jan. 15, 2014 (extended to Feb. 1)
One of the most anticipated exhibitions of the season, “Night and Day,” Chris Ofili’s first major solo museum show in the United States opens Wednesday, Oct. 29 and will feature more than 30 large paintings, watercolor portraits, Afro Margin drawings, and sculpture produced over the past two decades.

Chris Ofili in Conversation @ New Museum, New York | Oct. 30, 2014 @ 7 p.m.
British-born artist Chris Ofili will discuss his new exhibition at the New Museum with curator Massimiliano Gioni. The event is already SOLD OUT and may be viewed via livestream here.

Gary Simmons @ Metro Pictures, New York | Oct. 30 – Dec. 13, 2014
Known for his signature “erasure” technique, Gary Simmons presents a series of boxing images including a large-scale installation of 180 boxing posters in “Fight Night,” his latest exhibition at Metro Pictures.

Barbara Chase-Riboud @ Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York | Oct. 31, 2014 – Jan. 10, 2015
Following the announcement last month of its representation of artist and poet Barbara Chase-Riboud, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is hosting “One Million Kilometers of Silk,” an exhibition of her bronze and silk sculptures and charcoal drawings (shown at top of page).

Nick Cave @ St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis | Oct. 31, 2014 – March 8, 2015
Following the September publication of Nick Cave’s “Epitome,” the Midwest is in for a fabulous experience when “Currents 109,” the Missouri-native’s exhibition of new colorful, embellished Soundsuits, wearable sculptures melding fashion and fantasy, and other works opens this week at the St. Louis Art Museum. CT

TOP IMAGE: Installation view of “Barbara Chase-Riboud: One Million Kilometers of Silk” via Michael Rosenfeld Gallery