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Several events come recommended tonight in Manhattan. On the earlier side of things, one of the more unique voices of American intellectual life, the poet and critic Wayne Koestenbaum, speaks at NYU tonight at 5pm, on a topic yet unknown by your commentator. Rirkrit Tiravanija opens a solo exhibition at Gramercy Park's NYEHAUS gallery, for which a bombastic press release promises a reflective ping pong table and puppet versions of the artist, as well as friends Phillipe Parreno, Pierre Huyghe, Liam Gillick and Hans Ulrich Obrist. Also opening tonight is Seth Price at Reena Spaulings. The artist returns with his first New York solo exhibition since the show at Friedrich Petzel last spring, and several major exhibitions across Europe since. For the opening tonight, a takeaway compact disc and some kind of text are promised to visitors. Finally, also recommended tonight is the School of Visual Arts' MFA thesis exhibition Heterotopia, curated this year by Why + Wherefore -- the online curatorial collective comprised of Nicholas Weist, Summer Guthry and Lumi Tan.
If readers would prefer to spend the evening sitting in the dark rather than subjecting themselves to well-lit white interiors, Anthology Film Archives will be showing two of Carolee Schneeman's better known film works, Fuses and Kitch's Last Meal; the former a 16mm avant-garde sex adventure, the latter an ode to the artist's cat.