Datebook: Monuments made of cardboard, the Virgin of Guadalupe's legacy, the art of alchemy

By Carolina A. Miranda

A humble monument by a Swiss artist. The influence of one of Latin America’s most important religious icons. And the importance of alchemy in art. Plus: A paean to pop on the west side. Here are eight events to check out in the coming week. 

“Fort Greene,” at Venus. Organized by Adrianne Rubenstein, director of the Canada gallery in New York, the exhibition charts the web of visual and other connections among a group of New York artists. Of particular interest are the enigmatic geometric assemblages of Sarah Braman, the slightly magical paintings of Alex Chaves, the vibrant domestic settings of Bella Foster and a sculpture of John Waters’ head by John De Fazio that also doubles as a bong. Heady all around. Through Oct. 29. 601 S. Anderson St., Boyle Heights, venusovermanhattan.com.

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