9. “Doug Aitken: New Era” at 303 Gallery
In this new film installation, Aitken focuses on 89-year old Martin Cooper, who asserts that he and his team created the first ever cell phone and made the first call in the early 1970s. The film was inspired by the artist’s research into and conversations with Cooper. He links the story of Cooper’s life into a narrative about humanity’s history, and its fate.
Location: 303 Gallery, 555 West 21st Street
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.; Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.