Basic Instinct, at Black & White Project Space in Williamsburg

For Basic Instinct, guest curator Sasha Okshteyn has gathered a five-pack of compelling lady artistes to tear apart notions of gender identity. Included in the show are Colette, an artist known for her dreamy immersive environments, the Guatemalan video-performance artist Jessica Lagunas, Japanese installationist Natsu, plucky stitcher Alicia Ross and the highly acerbic Vadis Turner (check out her tampon cake sculpture). It’s enough to make a girl want to pump the Helen Reddy and sing into a hairbrush. In other words: Sign. Me. Up. Opens Friday at 6 P.M., in Williamsburg.