SONIC: Sounds of a New Century (ONGOING)
SONiC – Sounds of a New Century – a brand new festival of 21st century music by more than 100 composers age 40 and under, will take over New York from Friday, October 14 through Saturday, October 22, 2011. Events will range from a daylong marathon to a DJ/VJ night, from a free symphony concert at the World Financial Center Winter Garden to collaborations between emerging choreographers and composers. SONiC concerts will take place at ten different venues throughout New York, and will include performances by 16 extraordinary ensembles featuring at least 18 world premieres, eight US premieres, and eight New York premieres. SONiC is co-curated by composer Derek Bermel and pianist Stephen Gosling, and is a production of American Composers Orchestra and The Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University. SONiC is presented in partnership with Carnegie Hall and Miller Theatre at Columbia University. New York Public Radio’s online radio station, Q2, is the media partner and digital venue.
Secret Science Club “Controlled Experiment
SPECIAL EVENT: The Secret Science Club is teaming up with the Imagine Science Film Festival for “Controlled Experiment,” a night of science-inspired short films.
EYES WIDE SHUT: CONTEMPORARY DRAWINGS FROM GERMANY
Vogt Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of contemporary German drawing, “Eyes Wide Shut,” featuring work by Jonathan Meese, Andy Hope 1930, Ralf Ziervogel, Hansjoerg Dobliar, Marc Brandenburg, Ulla von Brandenburg, Claudia Wieser, Bo Christian Larsson, and Florian Meisenberg. The exhibition brings together some of the most well-known German artists working in drawing today and is guest curated by Birgit Sonna, a Berlin-based writer and curator.
Dario Azzellini, Immanuel Ness & Victor Wallis
Capitalism would have us believe we need our bosses. This volume, edited by Immanuel Ness and Dario Azzellini, reveals the history of workers who dare to disagree. From the dawning of the industrial epoch, wage earners have gone so far as to challenge the very premises of the system by creating institutions of democratic self-management aimed at controlling production without bosses. With specific examples drawn from every corner of the globe and every period of modern history, this new book comprehensively traces this often underappreciated historical tradition.
La MaMa 50 Gala
TAR SANDS ACTION: Manhattan Obama for America office
CHRISTOPHER LUECK AND GUESTS:THE DOWNTOWN CLOWN REVU
Life Hack: How to Live Rent-Free in NYC
Robert Fernandez & Jennifer Tamayo
Stargazing Party Finalé
APERTURE 2011 Benefit and Auction
Author Julia Alvarez
A Dead Animal Man: Screening and Q and A with Film Maker Lily Henderson
Dr. Queen’s Drag Academy: The Martin Worman Papers
Around the Campfire: A Night of Ghost Stories with Storychord.com
Real and Scary Historical Halloween
LARS FROM MARS
CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN AND GUEST FEAR-MONGERS: FIRESIDE CHATS ABOUT HORROR FILMS
Everybody has a horror movie that scared the bejesus out of them as a kid. Every actor has one, too. Fear-Mongers enlists top-shelf artists to pay homage to their guiltiest pleasures: horror movies. Part talk-show, part reading-series, Fear-Mongers is an entertaining evening for both horror fans and general spectators alike. Hosted by Clay McLeod Chapman and co-sponsored by The Terror Trapand Fangoria Magazine. Come if you dare…
Rose Klabin + Rodolpho Parigi: “Works On Paper” (Closing Event)
Talk to Me: A Symposium
KISSING vs KOMPLEX
THE SUITCASE OF ADELE KURZWEIL | THE FUTURE OF MEMORY
The Study of Kabakov
True Story Nonfiction: The Art of the Essay with John Jeremiah Sullivan
E.S.P. TV #8 Screening Party
NATURE FETISH: Laws & Logic of Nature
This first workshop (1 of 5) will explore what participants perceive as the logic and laws of ‘Nature.’ What are the “laws of nature” and how are they performed by humans? What is ‘logic’ as it relates to different natural phenomena? Is Nature a computer with component parts? Through interactive exercises and discussion, we hope to pool ideas, generate materials, and perhaps catalyze “natural” emergence, catharsis, or at least a pretty good time.
These five workshops will:
1.) Generate the underlying musical rhythms and themes for each of the opera’s episodes using amateur choir-building methods, live sampling and looping, and pitch improvisation exercises
2.) Sketch spatial diagrams through movement exercises and improvisation with props and in public parks and other “natural” environments
3.) Gather ideas, phrases, statements, and personal opinions through group discussion and theater improvisation games.
Muse Fuse: Loren Munk (aka James Kalm)
Join us for an evening with Loren Munk (aka James Kalm), a painter, writer and tireless art scene documenter and commentator. His column in the Brooklyn Rail is the longest running coverage available of the Brooklyn art scene and his “James Kalm Report” channel on YouTube has a worldwide cult following.
THE NEW SALON IN QUEENS
Philip Levine, with Nicole Cooley
Introduced by Alice Quinn: A reading and conversation with Philip Levine. A reception will follow the event.
Archiving Voices: A Special Reading from Collective Brightness
Join us for an evening of readings by contributors to the anthology, Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion & Spirituality (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2011), followed by a brief Q&A. The anthology gathers over 100 established and emerging contemporary LGBTIQ poets writing from and about various faiths, religions and spiritual traditions, with poets representing several countries (the United States, Singapore, Korea, Australia, the United Kingdom, India, Malaysia, Japan and elsewhere). The evening is hosted by Steven G Fullwood, project director of the Schomburg Center’s Black Gay & Lesbian Archive.
Open to the public. Free admission.
BEAUTY CONTEST | HUMAN BEAUTY AND ITS SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION
Visual arts, fashion, and media have strongly contributed to the transformation of the notion of beauty over the last few generations. Widely perceived of as an extension of femininity until the late 20th century, feminism, and the gay, lesbian, and queer movements have eroded clear definitions of who and what is beautiful – and who and what is not.
Things That Do
brings together these enigmatic works made by an unknown artist (named the Philadelphia Wireman by the gallery) with probable historical antecedents such as African nkisi, Fon Asen and Yoruba Osanyin staffs, and twentieth century self-taught artist Emery Blagdon’s healing machines.
RADIO AMATEUR OPEN STAGE AT 116 MACDOUGAL
Nicholas Nace is proud to present the next round of his new open stage Tuesday October 18th at 10pm. The show will be held at the historic 116 MacDougal (formerly the Gaslight) at 116 MacDougal Street New York, NY 10012. Featured acts will include comedian Angry Bob known for his performances on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and HBO’s Bored to Death, self proclaimed “patron saint of the uncool” and Lower East Side icon Reverend Jen, well known troubadour Brer Brian and comedian Rob Paravonian, viral video superstar and who has opened for the likes of Lily Tomlin and George Carlin.
Thalia Book Club: Catch 22 50th Anniversary with Christopher Buckley, Robert Gottlieb, and Mike Nichols
SONIC: Sounds of a New Century
Guy Klucevsek and The Bantam Orchestra
Better Book Club: Mr. Peanut
Reading For Aimé Césaire’s Soleil Cou Coupé/Solar Throat Slashed
EAT $H*T: HOW OUR WASTE CAN SAVE THE WORLD
October Monthly Forum: Passive House & Energy Conservation.
An Art Book: First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and the 1963 Exhibition of Mona Lisa
Colin Dunne : Out of Time
The Bauhaus Group: Six Masters of Modernism
Ryan McLennan: Abominations
Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present Abominations, an exhibition of new paintings by the Brooklyn-based artist Ryan McLennan. This is the artist’s second solo show with the gallery. McLennan’s acrylic and graphite on paper works depict the animal kingdom exclusively. But don’t be surprised if the subjects’ “bad behavior” has an uncanny familiarity. Though the birds, snakes, rodents, and elk carry the authenticity of a dedicated naturalist and master draftsman, their actions are pure allegory for human motives and behavior, some of it of the worse sort. Without resorting to anthropomorphizing these four-legged, winged, or slithering creatures, McLennan transposes human motives onto carefully researched animal behavior, and in the process he reveals just how common those links may be.
THE 9TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NEW TRUMPET MUSIC CELEBRATES TRUMPETER/COMPOSER KENNY WHEELER AT THE JAZZ STANDARD
OCTOBER 20-23 Featuring Kenny Wheeler, Dave Holland, Ingrid Jensen, Jonathan Finlayson, John Hollenbeck, Shane Endsley, Jon Irabagon, Craig Taborn, Matt Wilson, and many others! (New York City, NY) – JAZZ STANDARD, one of the nation’s premier jazz clubs, presents the 9th Annual Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT) series, “Kenny Wheeler Celebration,” from Thursday, October 20, through Sunday, October 23, 2011. Program schedule and artist bios are outlined below.
Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective presents: OCCUPY THE MEDIA
In just under three weeks over 10,000 videos about OccupyWallStreet have been created and uploaded online. These videos – revealing police excess, marches, general assemblies and more formal documentaries covering the nature and processes of the movement – are helping to activate and proliferate the movement worldwide.
Salon: High Performance Museums and Galleries.
With rigid requirements for climatic conditions, museum and gallery buildings are often considered too challenging to deem energy reduction a priority. However, increased operational costs, greater awareness of energy issues, and advances in technology are encouraging project teams to upend this convention. The goal of these high performance buildings remain the same as any other gallery or museum: maintaining a comfortable and healthy environment for occupants while preserving artwork and artifacts. The difference is the emphasis on minimizing energy consumption, typically through mechanical systems selection and lighting design. Please join Urban Green Council for a look at innovative museum and gallery projects which have successfully demonstrated that this building type can exemplify high performance.
Sensory Tour: Sanford Biggers: Sweet Funk – An Introspective
Move beyond what can be seen to experience where the realms of smell, touch, and sound can take you. This tour is designed to be enjoyable for all adults, including individuals who are blind or partially sighted. Free with Museum admission. Registration is required. For more information or to register, please e-mail email@example.com or call (718) 501-6229.
35th Anniversary of Harlan County U.S.A.
*Q&A with director Barbara Kopple
This award-winning landmark documentary unflinchingly documents a grueling coal miners’ strike in a small Kentucky town. With unprecedented access, Kopple and her crew captured the miners’ sometimes violent struggles with strikebreakers, local police, and company thugs. Featuring a haunting soundtrack—with legendary country and bluegrass artists Hazel Dickens, Merle Travis, Sarah Gunning, and Florence Reece—the film is a record of the 13-month struggle between a community fighting to survive and a corporation dedicated to the bottom line.
Alpha’s Bet Is Not Over Yet: Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts and Hilton Als
In conjunction with the exhibition “Museum as Hub: Steffani Jemison and Jamal Cyrus: Alpha’s Bet Is Not Over Yet,” Jemison and Cyrus have invited guests to read and interpret their favorite selections from the periodicals on display. These public readings will take place in the 5th floor Museum as Hub gallery space and are free and open to the public.
THE STUDY Project Space: Dean Monogenis
It is hard to think of myself as a landscape painter. Landscape painting has such a rich tradition, that to align myself, in title, so closely to the past I would have to admit to the impossibility of doing anything interesting or new, maybe just beautiful. But for me, landscape has been the setting not the subject, or is it the other way around? It is the place where something happens and through the painter’s hand, the place where anything is possible. I began merging architecture with nature because I wanted to explore my reactions to the housing boom I experienced living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in the early 2000’s. I began this process by addressing the constant feeling of transition brought on by the spectacle of new structures being built daily.
MARC DENNIS IN EXHIBITION AT THE FLAG FOUNDATION
The work of Marc Dennis will be exhibited in Art² at the Flag Foundation. The exhibition opens on Friday, September 23, 6 – 8 pm and will be on view until December 17. The title of the exhibition, Art², refers to the use of a specific work of art in the visual language of an original work of art. Whether a literal transcription or a point of departure, the featured artists quote from artists ranging from those of their own generation to those from decades, and even centuries before. This exhibition will coincide with the first exhibition of Marc Dennis’s paintings at Hasted Kraeutler from October 20 to December 3, 2011.
Vaudeville Park’s CMJ “Music is Art” Night One
Rashaad Newsome: Herald
Open Mic Show-and-Tell at the City Reliquary
The High End Aerial and Variety Show
Pete’s Reading Series
Riot Act Media Showcase
SONIC: Sounds of a New Century
How was your week?
You Are What You Eat
Accidental Thoughts and Metaphors
Rhonda Wall/KEUN YOUNG PARK
Mary Flanagan: Gaming Metadata
Bill Jacobson: Into the Loving Nowhere
From the Magnificent to the Macabre: Send-Offs for the Dead
The Big Apple: Historic Cocktails with Regional Apple Alcohols
CULINARY LUMINARIES:MICHAEL BATTERBERRY
One Jupiter Mass by Dan Weiner
Trevor Guthrie Another Sputnik Moment, Please
From the Bellona Museum of Natural History
JOHN ASHBERY:Recent Collages
October Group Show (Broadway Gallery)
PUNCH: Puppet Slam, Short Films
An Evening with the Onion
A Mad Hatter’s Logic: Stephen Jones in Conversation with Patricia Mears
Poetry for Social Activists Workshop
UGLY ART ROOM PRESENTS: ALL THAT REMAINS
Mathilde Aubier, Paul Burgess, Cless, Virginia Echeverria, Fred Free, John Gall, James Gallagher, April Gertler, Ashkan Honarvar, Colin Jenkins, Gordon Magnin, Clarita Mata, Jeffery Meyer, Tom Moglu, Randy Mora, Julien Pacaud, Lilly Pereira, Dave Plunkert, Ciara Phelan, Eduardo Recife, Kareen Rizk, Javier Rodriguez, Valerie Roybal, Katherine Streeter, Leigh Wells, Charles Wilkin, Lionel Williams, Bill Zindel
From its abstract roots in Cubism to the political and counter culture movements of Dada and Punk, collage has always been a product of its environment. With the rise of 24 hour media cycles, social networks and search engines, contemporary culture has effectively rendered print media obsolete, creating a virtual boom in discarded paper ephemera for collage artists to examine and reinvent. Through these discarded remnants collage artists have become the archivists and activists of this post modern age, paralleling the frenetic pace in which we live while exposing the voyeuristic and often disjointed nature of popular culture.
Don’t Try To Play Me Like An Indoor Sport
Bushwick resident & known hyper surreal oil painterRyan Ford will have his first solo showing in New York City at Factory Fresh. New lavish painted environments from other dimensions will greet the viewers and unfold throughout the space. An artist known for comic symbolic abstraction, Ford delves a bit deeper into his psyche while titillating the mind with streaks of quiet violence and provocative tranquility.
PARTY OF ONE: LOCATION ONE
With performances by some of the most exciting artists in New York—Plus Open Bar, Music, Dancing, Private VIP Performances! Location One invites you to come celebrate the creative spirit in the form of a party with live performances by: DJ B Rock / Yanira Castro / Andrea Yugoslavia Chirinos / Raquel Cion / Honi Harlow / Andy Jordan / Kanopy Dance Co. / Susan Marshall & Co. / Luke Miller / Edie Nightcrawler / David Quinn / Tony Ramos / Amber Sloan / Ashley Smith-Steel / RJ Valeo / Christopher Williams
Poets Awards Ceremony Featured Poets: Yusef Komunyakaa, Joan Larkin, Elana Ball
Celebrate the recipients of the premier collection of awards for poetry in the United States. The night will include readings and presentations by Yusef Komunyakaa, Joan Larkin, Elana Ball, and many others. A reception will follow.
Manly P. Hall and The Secret Teachings of All Ages
It is one of the strangest and most beguiling books of the twentieth century: The Secret Teachings of All Ages. Privately printed in 1928 by a 27-year-old occult scholar named Manly P. Hall, the table-top sized volume – brimming with arcane diagrams, otherworldly illustrations, and detailed entries on everything from Pythagorean mathematics and Egyptian geometry to the origins of the Tarot and the secret authorship of the Shakespearean plays – became one of the most successful underground books ever published. Passing through many printings and versions, including a compact “reader’s edition” in the twenty-first century, it reigns as the Encyclopedia Arcana of the modern age – a must-read for every acolyte of mythical traditions, esoterica, and the occult.
John Kelly: Find My Way Home
“ABANDONMENT TO REVELATION” By Eddie Rehm
SONIC: Sounds of a New Century
Allison Carter & Jibade-Khalil Huffman
Mark Roth reception
Home Sweet Home: Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down (NY Night Train)
Fatima Al Qadiri: Genre-Specific Xperience Release Party and Screening
BENEFIT CONCERT – L² PIANO DUO -LABAZEVITCH-LEVYATOV, TOMOKO KAWAGUCHI & AJ STETSON
Blouse / The Bathers, Revisited
Alistar Frost:Airplane Mode
JESSE MCLEAN TRUST FALLS
DARKNESS & THE LIGHT
NY Moth StorySlam
Doomsday Film Festival
Clearwater Honors George Wein
The Jayhawks, Rosanne Cash
Music is Art: Night Two
Plays Well With Others Festival
SONIC: Sounds of a New Century
HELP ME OUT (ABC NO RIO ON GOING THRU 10/26)
An Auteurist History of Film
Take What Is Yours
New Georges presents:Nightlands
Looking at Los Sures: Organizing Space
I don’t believe in outer space
Karen O in STOP THE VIRGENS
In Between: Through the Eyes of the Others
The Nightmare Story
Dead Laptop Series
SPANKIN’ STEPHEN’S MONDAY NIGHT PUB QUIZ.
William Powhida, Derivatives
Opening: Saturday, October 22, 6 – 8 PM
Rental Car Rally
Rental Car Rally’s 4th-ever high-speed, highly absurd autopalooza to leave from the big goddamned apple – NY to Apocalypse – will take you and your fellow bartertowners to a diabolical backwoods destination in the mountains of upstate New York. Expect impenetrable blast doors, ragnarokian runways, the doom sound of klaxons, and one big motherloving party. What’s all that mean? A decommissioned missile silo, turned luxury home, with the party going down 9 stories underground…or, in a single word: Apocalypse.
The 4th Annual Poetry Brothel Masquerade
Sunday, October 23, 9pm – 2am
Hello my quails, my cabbages, my figs and doe-eyed dears, Once again we’ve found ourselves at the bottom of Fall. In this time of fantastic decay, the poetry whores are back in season. The dizziness of summer has passed, and their words are ripe with clove scent, wool hearts, and the short breaths of winter. The poetry whores may be shutting their windows, but my cohorts and I are loosening the lock on the door to the infamous Back Room. Come and dance out the reds and help us sing in the golden spirit of the Masquerade. Masks will change hands as the night unfolds, though you are obliged to bring your own. Dress for the occasion, one and all, do not resist the Masquerade! Ten dollars will set your feet and soul aloft inside the most dignified house of illusions in this city.
THE 22 MAGAZINE PRESENTS: FEARFUL SYMMETRY
THE 22 MAGAZINE PRESENTS: FEARFUL SYMMETRY
OCTOBER 27th 8pm-12 @THE COUNTING ROOM
44 BERRY ST, BROOKLYN
The 22 Magazine is pleased to announce, “Fearful Symmetry” on October 27th at The Counting Room in Brooklyn.
Join us for a night of readings and song in the forests of the night
Bring your expirence, bring your innocene, bring your immortal hand or eye to hear the deadly terrors of legendary poets Steve Dalachinksy and Yuko Otomo, along with the disant depths of Samantha and Firas Sulaiman, Rami Shamir, Sarah Berstein and Stephanie Valente. These golden words will be followed by a furnace to your brain from Amerigo Mackeral & The Octave Doctors and the twisted sinews of Charlie Waters, Andrew Barker and a surprise special guest.
Throw down your spears, water heaven with your tears and make sure you come support artists and help fund Vol 2/II (Sign & Symbol) of The 22 Magazine.
SAMANTHA KOSTMAYER SULAIMAN
ANDREW BARKER/ CHARLES WATERS DUO + secret guests!
AMERIGO MACKERAL & THE OCTAVE DOKTORS
DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED TO RAISE FUNDS FOR PERFORMERS AND THE 22
THURSDAY OCT 27TH, 8PM AT THE COUNTING ROOM
44 BERRY ST, BROOKLYN NEW YORK (IN THE CELLAR)
TAKE THE L TRAIN TO BEDFORD, WALK NE ON BEDFORD TILL N 11TH ST, TAKE A LEFT ON N 11TH AND THAN A RIGHT ONTO BERRY (44 BERRY ST)
The 22 Magazine
Ben Gerstein (Jerome Foundation Commission) – FREEDOM CHOIR! A congregation for cathartic improvisational service
$15 General Admission
On November 1st, All Saints’ Day, The Day of the Dead — ancient holidays in honor of the saints, known or unknown; deceased friends and family — Ben Gerstein brings together for the first time a unique ensemble of enormous acoustic, experiential intensity to celebrate the powers of improvisation on this earth. FREEDOM CHOIR! A congregation for cathartic improvisational service. Inspired by the micro and macrocosms of nature, ecstatic spiritual and athletic experiences, dream, destiny, ritual, prayer, ancestry, and visions throughout Art and beyond… Dance floor, prairie, pow-wow, synagogue, church, mountain top, ocean, forest, desert, track and field, fighting ring, mosh pit … Ferocious love! An historic event for expansive sound and emotion; unnamable sound, unnamable emotion. We are the world! Communion between us all…
Solo Exhibition and Live Performance by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen
Opening Reception: October 29, 6-8pm
Live Performance at 7pm
We invite you to join us: Monthly workshops, presided over by Jovana Stokic, Location One’s curator of Performance Art, invite guest artists, critics and curators to work with the community of artists-in-residence at Location One. They provide a lively interaction and often suggest projects or collaborations that might be explored for presentation at the gallery. This month the topic addressed will be Collecting, Curating and Conserving; the guest curator will be Sandra Skurvida.
A girl raised as a boy. A boy trained to act as a girl. A writer and activist in exile. Anauthoritative male. These are the four characters through whom Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen addresses the complexities of gender in cultures where men and women are segregated — and masculinity rules
Walton Ford: I don’t like to look at him, Jack. It makes me think of that awful day on the island.
November 3 – December 23, 2011
Paul Kasmin Gallery
Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of nine new, large-scale watercolor paintings by Walton Ford, on view for the first time, at 293 Tenth Avenue. The most monumental watercolors that Ford has painted to date, three of the works measure approximately 9 x 12 feet on a single sheet of paper. These nine paintings are grouped into two series of work: one comprising three portraits of King Kong; and the other six meditations on a passage from the memoirs of the ornithologist John James Audubon (1785- 1851). Both series were painted in 2011, and are consistent with Ford’s practice of expanding the visual language and narrative scope of traditional natural history painting. The first series, presenting three huge portraits of King Kong, is based on the 1933 movie co-directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack. As Ford explains, “The depression era Kong was misshapen, not modeled on any living ape. He has an odd, ugly, shifting charisma like Cagney, Edward G. Robinson, or Bogart. Naturally, his woman screamed in terror.