THIS MONTH: JULY 2022

THIS MONTH: JULY 2022

Some of the best cultural happenings this month.

ART

JUNE 30
For Keeps: Selected Parkett Editions 1984–2017
David Zwirner

Founded in Zurich in 1984, Parkett was a beloved art publication that shuttered in 2017. Over the course of 101 volumes, it collaborated with more than 300 celebrated artists, most of whom were also commissioned by Parkett to make an editioned work in a medium of their choice. Parkett may no longer be in circulation but a new show at David Zwirner's West 20th Street gallery brings together many of these increasingly rare commissioned works (created by the likes of Meret Oppenheim, Bruce Nauman, Marilyn Minter and Christopher Wool) along with a selection of artist-designed inserts and additional works exclusively viewable online.

FOOD

NOW OPEN
Kitchen & Bar
Farm to People

Launched by Anina von Haeften and Michael Robinov in 2013, Farm to People started off as an online grocery service specializing in meats and produce from local farmers. Then the pandemic hit in 2020. The Bushwick-based company saw a surge in business as more New Yorkers were looking to cook at home and prompted the recent launch of a restaurant that adjoins their warehouse space. The well-edited but growing menu is built around staples (like their grass-fed, grain-finished beef burger with sumac) complemented by an extensive drinks menu. And to keep things as sustainable as possible, some dishes upcycle surplus produce Farm to People already has handy.

TV

JULY 8
Black Bird
Apple TV+

Future generations may look back on the present era as the Golden Age of True Crime Dramas. Written by Dennis Lehanne (Mystic River; Gone Baby Gone), Black Bird is based on James Keene's 2010 autobiography. After being convicted of a crime, Keene (played by Taron Egerton) is given a choice by prosecutors: serve the full sentence without the possibility of parole, or transfer to a maximum-security facility for the criminally insane and befriend suspected serial killer Larry Hall to get him to confess to additional crimes in exchange for a more lenient prison term. The limited series (which also serves as one of the final projects from actor Ray Liotta) sounds like must-see viewing to us.

LITERATURE

JULY 12
Our Wives Under the Sea
Written by Julia Armfield

There's something to the depths of the secrets we keep, the things that go unsaid that is ripe for literary exploration. In Our Wives Under the Sea, that exploration is as much physical as it is psychological. Months after returning from an adventure that ended with her submarine sinking to the ocean floor, protagonist Leah is listless and haunted, her wife Miri unable to learn exactly what happened on the tragic journey. Their love story is now saturated with grief as each struggles to retain what they can of the life they knew before.

THEATER

JULY 21
First Ladies of Disco: Retro Music Box
Joe's Pub

Joe's Pub–the intimate venue within the Public Theater–showcases some of music's best acts, and it's about to welcome another. In a tribute to a selection of the greatest '70s dance music, the First Ladies of Disco is sure to bring down the house as its three stars–Linda Clifford ("Runaway Love"), Martha Wash ("It's Raining Men") and Norma Jean Wright ("Le Freak")–check off some of the biggest songs in their respective catalogs.

ART (CONTD.)

NOW SHOWING
Anthony Miler: There are More Good People Than We Know
Chart

Composed of nine new paintings and over 20 works on paper, Anthony Miler's new exhibition at Chart gallery chronicles the artist's decade-plus evolution. Miler's biomorphic works may appear like simple landscapes at first glance but gradually reveal their economic complexity (and his meticulous mark-making) upon further viewing.