Design and dance take the spotlight this week. Here are the highlights:
• This week begins with a Modern Mondays evening with filmmaker-writer-producer Stephen Winter, kicking off a weeklong run of the New York theatrical premiere of his new film, Jason and Shirley.
• On Wednesday the Design Interactions Studio starts with a panel discussion on design and the common good, hosted by curator Paola Antonelli. The studio, which is open Wednesday through Saturday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., features drop-in activities, artist-led workshops, and Friday-night “design socials.”
• Continuing his two-year Annenberg Research Commission Residency project at MoMA, Trajal Harrell will present The Practice, an open rehearsal with Thibault Lac and Ondrej Vidlar, and The Return of La Argentina, a new work based on Kazuo Ohno’s renowned solo piece Admiring La Argentina. Performances are presented in second-floor galleries during Museum hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
• At MoMA PS1, Sunday Sessions presents the North American live debut of beat-maker Ta-ku, along with performances by Basenji and Charles Murdoch and DJ sets from Future Classic DJs.
• Sunday is also the last day to see the 34 posters on view in Scorsese Collects, featuring rare examples from influential films, all drawn from acclaimed director Martin Scorsese’s own collection.
• And it’s the opening day of Joaquín Torres-García: The Arcadian Modern, a major retrospective—the first in the U.S. in 45 years—of this influential artist’s work, which spanned international avant-garde movements of the 20th century.