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The Agenda: September 20th

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Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987) Self-Portrait 1967 Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas 72 x 72 in. (182.9 x 182.9 cm) Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Friends of Modern Art Fund © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Art: Regarding Warhol, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York City’s largest art museum endeavors to track Andy Warhol’s influence on contemporary art by presenting Warhol works with pieces that somehow address or respond to Warhol’s originals. Works by 60 artists, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman and Ai Weiwei will appear alongside Warhol originals.
Regarding Warhol, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY. Through Dec. 31.

Theater: Sleep No More, McKittrick Hotel
The stunning, ongoing installation Sleep No More is an unsettling interactive adaptation of Macbeth that should not be missed. UK troupe Punchdrunk turned a massive New York warehouse into an eerie mansion. Wander through on your own to discover hidden spaces or travel with the silent dancers who act as guides. The steep price tag is worth the investment.
Sleep No More, McKittrick Hotel, New York, NY. Through Dec. 1.

Tours: Open House London
Hundreds of stunning London properties will open their doors to the public this weekend, allowing curious people access to buildings like the Lloyd’s of London headquarters and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Residential properties on display include Artchive, artist Philip Hughes’ stunning studio, and 13 Kingsley Place, a three-bedroom contemporary house in Highgate. Guides are available from Open House London’s website.
Open House London, London, UK. Sept. 22-23. See site for details.

Books: Salman Rushdie Discusses Joseph Anton
To celebrate the release of his memoir Joseph Anton, Salman Rusdie will discuss the years he spent living under a fatwa. Rushdie spent 10 years shuffling from one hiding place to another, living under the alias Joseph Anton. Rushdie will appear with David Aaronovitch at the Bloomsbury Theatre.  
An Evening With Salman Rushdie, Bloomsbury Theatre, London. UK. Sept. 27, 7 p.m.

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The Agenda: September 13th

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The skin speaks a language not its own, 2006  Bindis on fibreglass  Life size, 142 x 456.2 x 195 cm (56 x 179½ x 76¾ in)  Private collection, Switzerland  Photography: Bartholomew/Netphotograph  © Bharti Kher

The skin speaks a language not its own, 2006 Bindis on fiberglass Life size, 142 x 456.2 x 195 cm (56 x 179½ x 76¾ in) Private collection, Switzerland Photography: Bartholomew/Netphotograph © Bharti Kher

Art: Bharti Kher, Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art
Indian artist Bharti Kher’s recent works will be on display at Parasol Unit through Nov. 11. Works include Solarum Series I, 2007-2010 and Home maker, 2011. Kher’s works often turn the everyday into the ethereal, using everything from teacups to bindis to force viewers to confront the ordinary in an entirely new way. One highlight of this exhibition will certainly be 2006’s The skin speaks a language not its own, a life-size fiberglass elephant covered in serpent-shaped bindis.
Bharti Kher, Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London, U.K. Through Nov. 11.

Fashion: London Fashion Week
London Fashion Week kicks off tomorrow, with Spring/Summer 2013 collections from Christopher Kane, Burberry Prorsum and Boticca favorite Zoë Jordan expected to make a splash. Many LFW shows are live streamed, so you can still get in on the action even if you can’t get to the shows. Boticca designers Imogen Belfield and Renaissance Life are showing at Somerset House – if you make it to the Exhibition, stop by and say hi!
London Fashion Week, Sept. 14-18, London, U.K.

TV: Downton Abbey
The hit U.K. drama Downton Abbey returns this Sunday evening, with a new nemesis for the Dowager Countess. Shirley MacLaine plays the Countess of Grantham’s mother, who arrives from America to shake up the Abbey. Meanwhile, there’s a wedding in the works and a very tall addition to the staff. Sadly, U.S. fans will have to wait until January 2013 for the new season.
Downton Abbey airs on ITV this Sunday at 9 pm. 

Film: The Master
“That Scientology movie” is finally hitting theaters. It is assumed that Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master is based on L. Ron Hubbard and the founding of the Church of Scientology, though the film’s star, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, has been quick to deny it. The film tells the story of a listless WWII naval veteran named Freddy Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in with the charismatic Lancaster Dodd (Hoffman) and his faith-based organization, known as The Cause. Early reviews have been positive, but the hype alone has us sold on this film.
In select theaters from Sept. 14; check your local listings for show times.

Design: London Design Festival
The annual London Design Festival kicks off tomorrow, with events popping up across the city. The Victoria & Albert Museum has prepared a series of interactive events, and Transport For London’s pop-up, 1950s transport canteen is not to be missed. Landmark Projects are planned all over the city; a highlight is the BE OPEN Sound Portal, set in Trafalgar Square, which will allow visitors to test different “soundscapes” each day.
London Design Festival, London, U.K. Sept. 14-23. See site for details.

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