Paul McCarthy, The Dwarves, The Forests
Hauser & Wirth New York is proud to present an exhibition of major new works by Los Angeles-based Paul McCarthy, one of America’s most challenging and influential artists. Comprising bronzes, a massive tour de force wood carving, and a pair of fantastical landscape maquettes all presented on the gallery’s two floors, ‘The Dwarves, The Forests’ is the first exhibition of sculptures to emerge from McCarthy’s recent exploration of the famous 19th century German folk tale Snow White (Schneewittchen) and the modern interpretation of that story in Disney’s beloved 1937 animated classic film ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’
AMRAM & CO @ Cornelia St.
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises; Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel; John de Witt, bass; Adam Amram, percussion
With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used To Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful
OCD Lecture Series
Stress and the Individual Litigant: Managing the Practical and Emotional Aspects of Litigation and Exploring Alternatives Zombies Identified – (Re)Considering the Monster #2
Harmony Holiday & Jared Stanley
Evolving Music #5 – Remembering Raphe Malik
Occupy: Presented by n+1 and Housing Works
FALL DOWNTOWN: SEASON PARTY
LINDEMANN YOUNG ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
League of Professional Theatre Women
Listen to This by Alex Ross
Listen to This—which collects Alex Ross’ finest writing for The New Yorker since 1994—is that rare book that moves across the entire landscape of music, from classical to rock and back again. In this series of lively, erudite essays, Ross tells of his own late-blooming discovery of pop, and of how contemporary sounds relate to centuries of musical tradition. He vividly sketches canonical composers such as Schubert, Verdi, and Brahms; gives us in-depth interviews with modern pop masters such as Björk and Radiohead; and, in a previously unpublished essay, brilliantly retells hundreds of years of music history—from Renaissance dances to Led Zeppelin—through a few iconic bass lines of celebration and lament. Witty, passionate, and brimming with insight, Listen to Thisshows how music expresses the full complexity of the human condition.
The Moth StorySLAM. Theme: Warning Signs
Global Capitalism: A Monthly Update & DiscussionKIRSTIN KAPUSTIK, AMANDA HINCHEY, ALISA FENDLEY, MARI MEADE MONTOYA & FRANCINE ELIZABETH OTT
DANA SCHUTZ “If the Face Had Wheels” book signing and discussion with Barry Schwabsky
CAN MOTHERS STOP TERRORISM?
Social Forces Visualized: Photography and Scientific Charity, 1900–1920
Social Forces Visualized offers an innovative view of the beginnings of social documentary photography in the United States. The exhibition includes over 125 photographs by seminal photographers Jacob Riis, Lewis Hine, Jessie Tarbox Beals, and others. The photographs were selected from over 1,000 images in the Community Service Society records at Columbia University’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Many of the exhibition images have not been seen in public for close to a century. The exhibition also includes a generous selection of original illustrations, maps, exhibition panels, and publications in which many of the photographs first appeared. Social Forces Visualized is organized by Drew Sawyer and Huffa Frobes-Cross, both Ph.D. candidates in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University.
CPS: Human Rights and the Global Economy (Day 1)
SIMON FUJIWARA PRESENTS THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF
Tracie Morris & Elliot Sharp
Slide Luck Pot Show
Emerging Artists Commission: Natacha Diels, “Uncanny Valley” with Ensemble Pamplemousse and Maria Stankova
The Walls That Divide Us
Meet the Writer Armin Arefi: Green Ribbons and Turbans
CURATOR-LED GALLERY TALK
I.G.O.R., Macey Mayfield, Howling, The Harmonica Lewinskies
The (S) Files: 2011
An Evening with Arianna Huffington
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos: The Illusion of Time
Artist Talk: Peace, Love and Rockets
SCOTT SCHEIDLY / ANDREW SPEAR @BOLD HYPE
For the 1st time EVER Scott Scheidly & Andrew Spear team up for a 2 man art show That will be nothing short of Extraordinary !!! Andrew is originally from Boston, then N.Y.C. and now resides in Florida with Scott, who is originally from Ohio. They are doing a reverse snowbird from the south and coming up north for the winter. (for the show of course !!!)
LOOKING FORWARD: 7th Anniversary Exhibition
Foley Gallery is pleased to announce our seventh anniversary exhibition featuring seven different artists, most of whom will be exhibiting at Foley Gallery for the first time. Although the core of Foley Gallery continues to be photography, there is a growing emphasis on other media. The 7th Anniversary Exhibition is concerned with looking forward and exploring the ways in which this diverse and dynamic group of artists translate, create and understand our environment.
FLORENT MORELLET: “Come Hell or High Water” Opening Reception
Christopher Henry Gallery is pleased to announce “Come Hell or High Water,” its first solo exhibition of map artist Florent Morellet. As a “speculative geographer” Morellet’s recent body of work explores the effect of rising water on all levels of the socio- and geo-political landscapes. Also on view are earlier works by Morellet, evidence that he has never let his satiric eye stray from the true arc of history.
Will the real Philadelphia Wireman ever be found—and does it matter?
In his new book, The Art Prophets, Richard Polsky traces the story of John Ollman’s discovery of 1,200 sculptures by the unknown Philadelphia artist who came to be known as the Wireman. Ollman and Polsky will discuss the Wireman phenomenon and the importance of identity, race, and gender, when it comes to securing the reputation of an artist and creating a market.
Christa Joo Hyun D’Angelo: Proof of Purchase
Aggregate: Nick Hornby, Clare Gasson, Connor Linskey
The Fabric of Life
Breakout: Voices from Inside, a Night of Readings to Benefit the PEN Prison Writing Program
Sustaining Watchdog Journalism in the Digital Age
STEPHANIE HIRSCH: Find Your Freedom
LIVE from the NYPL presents Rolex Arts Weekend
Alice Notley and Brenda Coultas
Trampling Out the Vintage
Imagine Ireland: Reading and Conversation with Kevin Barry and Nick Laird
MARIA PETSCHNIG | SEE-SAW, SEEN-SAWN
PEGGY CYPHERS: Occupy Wall Street, an Installation and Direct Democracy Environment
Cocktail Alchemy with Julianne Zaleta
In Conversation: featuring Michaela angela Davis and Beverly Bond
NANCY SHAVER:Three sisters, four beauties and a work-horse
Nature and Consciousness WAYNE YOUNG
Occupy Everywhere: How Occupy Wall Street Has Made Progressive Change More Possible
BETSY KAUFMAN/TIM MAUL/ROBERT WATTS/LAWRENCE WEINER
A Marathon Reading of Herman Melville’s Novella Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street (Public Atrium 60 Wall Street)
Written Images: Contemporary Calligraphy from the Middle East
Conference of Works: Operations and Participations
The second in a series of creative production conferences, Conference of Work: Operations and Participations is part group exhibition and part non-academic theoretical thinktank.Performances and presentations taking open source forms will be enjoyed and discussed. For a schedule and complete list of presenters, check back here and on www.panoplylab.org/conference.html as the conference takes shape. Currently, participants include: Gelsey Bell, Carrie Dashow, Lindsey Drury, Alison Fleminger, Hector Canonge, Anya Liftig, Ann Hirsch, Douglas Barrett, Aliza Simons, Gretta Louw, Social Practices Arts Network (SPAN), Angela Washko, Valerie Kuehne, and others!
Todd Reynolds, Amy X Neuburg, thingNY, Joey Molinaro celebrate 11/11/11
Energy circulates, builds, over a single moment in time that expands to reflect the spirit of an entire season. This show is one of these moments. An evening of individual and collective performance that will see you home itching to create with perfectly autumnal mania. QED. The following performers will premier new works and explore the realms of structured improvisation, the excitement and tension will mount, buzz, and as the clock strikes 11:11 surprises will be unleashed.
MADE TO MEASURE: Caroline McCarthy
Parker’s Box is delighted to announce its third solo exhibition by Irish artist, Caroline McCarthy. In her previous exhibitions at Parker’s Box, the artist pursued her signature management of the spectator’s perception of familiar objects. In Made-To-Measure, McCarthy has taken this reflection further, while also remaining faithful to works in which she uses “conventional” artistic virtuosity to pursue her examination of objects that are both her subject in certain works, and her materials in others….
Lauren Kelley: Froufrou Conclusions
Employing a wry wit when commenting on matters of sexuality, race, and meditations on place, Lauren Kelley is a video artist best known for her series of short animated videos that combine clay-mation with her brown, plastic dolls. Stylistically evocative of children’s television programs of her youth, Kelley stages absurd, jittery, and sometimes endearing narratives.
1 + 1 = 11 : Brian LaRossa and Allie Rex
Like the Spice proudly presents “1 + 1 = 11” a new exhibition by artists Allie Rex and Brian LaRossa, two artists confronting time with layered processes and site-specific installations. Their individual efforts, which have interacted conceptually and contextually over their thirteen-year relationship, span several mediums. They independently reveal contradictions between momentary awareness and the conceptual understanding of past and future. LaRossa presents multiple allegories within a single moment, utilizing unconscious interjections and his own multitude of digital manipulations to challenge sequential time. Rex’s repetition provokes a transformation of time, expanding upon the illusions of the present. Each artist’s work aims to isolate the present yet allow all indications of time to converge
The Grand Guignol: Parisian Theatre of Fear and Terror 1897-1962
Hidden among the decadence and sleaze of Pigalle with its roughnecks and whores, in the shadows of a quiet, cobbled alleyway, stands a little theatre… –“Grand Guignol: The French Theatre or Horror,” Hand and Wilson
From its beginnings in turn-of-the-century Paris and through its decline in the 1960s, the Theatre of the Grand Guignol–literally “grand puppet show”–gleefully celebrated horror, sex, and fear. Its infamous productions featured innocent victims, mangled beauty, insanity, mutilation, humour, sex, and monstrous depravity in a heady mix that attracted throngs of thrill-seekers from all echelons of society. By dissecting primal taboos in an unprecedentedly graphic manner, the Grand Guignol became the progenitor of all the blood-spilling, eye-gouging, and limb-hacking “splatter” movies of today.
WITH EASTERN EYES: Elisabeth Condon, Laura Fayer, Liz Insogna, DanIel Rosenbaum, Susanna Harwood Rubin
This salon focuses on artists who are heavily influenced by an Eastern aesthetic. They avoid local influences and seek out foreign ones. Though who is to say what is foreign? Many artists have traveled to find the ideas that would excite them, and draw their native intelligence into everyday life. Many people have had to leave home, enter new social circles, or immerse themselves in a new environment to find inspiration, while others may commence a transmission of ideas through books and other cultural sources, building an interior aesthetic. Alienation from one influence does not naturally nor immediately turn us toward another. There is a mute period in between. Yet the influence of an esthetic so powerful as this cannot help but be keenly felt. It projects well in a variety of mediums.
RACHELLE GARNIEZ RECORD RELEASE PARTY & PERFORMANCE
Real Cool Records presents Rachelle Garniez’sfifth collection of original songs, a signature blend of humor, heartbreak and philosophical musings. The album includes Rachelle’s versions of Just Because You Can recorded by Catherine Russell, and Lunasa recorded by Karen Elson. The sonic palette features Rachelle’s piano playing, accompanied by Dave Hofstra (bass) and Ben Perowsky (drums), along with cameo appearances by some of NY’s finest musicians, such as guitarist Matt Munisteri.
Damon Johnson: Left for Dead
Last summer Damon Johnson was left for dead. But he didn’t die, and he was left with paper and pen to tell the tale. In August he bought a box of Sharpies and a notebook and turned on his vintage boombox. The result is Left for Dead, a series of works on paper that are rawer than anything he’s done before. Faster, more honest, more personal. To the tunes of Tupac, Guns n’ Roses, 70s Soul, and even John Cougar Mellencamp, Damon “sampled” his way through comic books, textbooks, old school hip hop, and Playboy centerfolds. He spliced these samples with his signature skulls, dripping hearts, jagged crowns, clenched fists, evil eyes, femme fatales, and bottles of booze. The mix tape he’s created isn’t just surface. Beneath the comic book characters, there’s a serious story. Together, the drawings form a kind of graphic novel – or graphic diary – because in Left for Dead, Damon samples life: struggle, survival, and success.
In/Out 2011: Digital Performance Festival Daedelus
In/Out Fest is an annual festival that features leading performers, developers, artists, and tinkerers of the digital design community. With the hope of bridging the gap between the forum based world and the stage, the festival seeks to bring digitally driven performances into the limelight with two full days of workshops and performances
Art Since the Summer of ’69 and Rhizome present: Look Inside — a performance by Nils Bech, Bendik Giske and Sergei Tcherepnin
SARAH VALERI: Our Bright Voices Will Not Bring You Ease
Ania Diakoff: Fukushima Mon Amour
GOODBYE! FLYING HIGH!
chashama Film Festival 2011
Party Dresses for the New Year New You
HYBRID WORLD: The Evolving + Increasingly Overlapping Worlds of Illustration, Design & Technology
Williamsburg Every 2:nd Friday gallery crawl
ARMS,Hospitality, Franz Nicolay, The Building
Bob and Roberta Smith at The Boiler
Plaid & Gamelan Dharma Swara presented by Wordless Music
Artist-in-Residence: Prince Rama (UTOPIA = NO TIME)
Armistice Day Peace March
Fiction and Poetry Reading: New Asian American Writers/The New Salon: Fiction Writers in Conversation/Emerging Writers Reading Series
Artist Talk: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Artist Talk: Lan Tuazon
De Kooning Now
Mr. Fish & Robert Scheer
Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down w/guest DJ Pete Slovenly of Slovenly Records
TERRY RICHARDSON: MOM DAD
Behind the Scenes at the Onion News Network on IFC
Wind of the Spirit Olivier Latry: Messiaen Organ Recital
PERFORMA 11 (ONGOING)
Performa 11, the fourth edition of the internationally acclaimed biennial of new visual art performance presented by Performa, will be held in New York City from November 1–21, 2011. The three-week biennial will showcase new work by more than 100 of the most exciting artists working today, in an innovative program breaking down the boundaries between visual art, music, dance, poetry, fashion, architecture, graphic design, and the culinary arts. Presented in collaboration with a consortium of more than 50 arts institutions and over 50 curators, as well as a network of public spaces and private venues across the city, Performa 11 will ignite New York City with energy and ideas, acting as a vital “think tank” linking minds across the five boroughs and bringing audiences together for brilliant new performances in all disciplines.
Aid and Abet: Working With NGOs
THE ORANGE PERSON
Tamar Ettun: One Thing Leads to Another
HANDSHAKE UPPERCUT, A VICTORIAN CLOWN THROWDOWN
INFINITE PERSPECTIVES:Places I’ll Remember
Sydney Dance Company
Now the Cats with Jewelled Claws
Two-Man Kidnapping Rule
American Letters 1927-1947: Jackson Pollock & Family
An Auteurist History of Film
In Between: Through the Eyes of the Others
Dead Laptop Series
SPANKIN’ STEPHEN’S MONDAY NIGHT PUB QUIZ
Carsten Höller: Experience
Street Scenes / Visual Narrative
DAVID CRABB: BAD KID
Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art
ANDRU BEMIS @ROOTS AND RUCKUS