This week is packed with don’t-miss events and exhibitions. Here’s the roundup.
• Today, as part of the exhibition Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015, Lele Saveri presents a special installation of Commuters—a series of over 600 portraits of passersby taken by the artist during the 10-month duration of The Newsstand in Brooklyn’s Lorimer Street/Metropolitan Avenue subway station.
• Tonight, don’t miss a Modern Mondays event featuring the U.S. premiere of Yugoslavia, How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body (2013) by the Berlin–based Serbian filmmaker Marta Popivoda. After the screening, the artist will be joined for a conversation by Ana Janevski, Associate Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art.
• On Tuesday, join a drop-in poetry-making workshop in conjunction with the exhibition Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective, led by poet Elizabeth Zuba and visual artist Diane Bertolo. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, with sessions starting at 12:00, 1:00, and 2:00 p.m.
• The New Directors/New Films festival, presented jointly by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art, introduces New York audiences to the work of emerging or not-yet-established filmmakers from around the world. Wednesday’s opening-night film is Babak Anvari’s Under the Shadow, introduced by the director. For full programming and ticketing information, please visit newdirectors.org.
• On Friday afternoon, take part in an open drawing session focused on Maria Hassabi’s PLASTIC (on view through Sunday), a live installation in which dancers move between poses at a barely perceptible pace across the Museum’s floors and staircases. Drawing materials are provided.
• Take advantage of special half-price, late-night hours on Saturday from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. to see Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015 (which closes on Sunday), along with Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection. Both exhibitions highlight recent work by an international selection of artists.