TALK SERIES: Poetry After the White House Jam: A Panel Discussion on the nature and Role of the Avant-Garde
This talk will focus on poets Alison Knowles (founding member of Fluxus) and Kenneth Goldsmith (Conceptual Writing figurehead) and their inclusion in the 2011 White House Poetry Jam. Specifically, thinking about Knowles and Goldsmith as “avant-garde” figures: whether there can be an avant-garde that is current and representative, and how that impulse affects/is affected by an institutional context such as the White House. Panelists include: Rod Smith,Sandra Simonds, and Steven Zultanski.
An Evening with n+1
n+1 presents A History of the Present, an evening of readings from contributors to the twelfth and latest issue: Conversion Experience. Led by n+1’s founding co-editor Chad Harbach, the night will feature selections from Richard Beck,Elizabeth Gumport and Kent Russell. New York based-writer Beck will share from his piece about the history of Pitchfork, the defining music website. Gumport, an associate editor of n+1, will read from her analysis of Gchat, the messaging application of Gmail. Lastly, Russell will read from his story of the Gathering of the Juggalos, the annual festival of the band Insane Clown Posse, in Cave-in-Rock, Illinois.
Three by Three — IRON DOG / THE SOUNDBATS / THE REUBEN RADDING GROUP
Three trios, one night…Iron Dog, The Sound Bats, and The Reuben Radding Group have influences that reach from the far corners of the globe to the mysterious nether regions of the psyche. Filled with electronically manipulated organic sounds, bristly downtown punk-jazz, and traditional Balkan music – get ready for a cosmopolitan night of music that could only be Made In Brooklyn.
UnCage Toy Piano Festival
Founded in 2007 by composer Phyllis Chen, this three day festival celebrates all things toy! Don’t miss the many new premieres as well as the return of amazing works from previous years.
Clean Energy Connections series presented by Solar One and NYC ACRE
New York City has the nation’s largest hybrid vehicle fleet and the best access to public transportation in the United States. City officials and Con Edison are planning for widespread adoption of electric vehicles and its impact on the electric grid. This event will focus on fleet-based approaches for electric vehicles, charging infrastructure challenges, and what this roll-out means for grid-scale storage and reliability issues. A networking reception will follow the discussion and audience Q&A.
Bad Luck Club – 13 Female Brooklyn Artists
myplasticheart is happy to present “Bad Luck Club” a show curated by Aya Kakeda and featuring the work of thirteen female artists working in the New York area.
Attend DEC Public Hearings!
Publishing Performance in the 21st Century: Ugly Duckling Presse / Emergency INDEX
Julian T. Brolaski & Elizabeth Willis
Emerging Artists Commission: Backbreakerneckbrace
The How I Learned Series
The Handmade Book Workshop
FELIPE MUJICA: ONE DAY THIS WILL ALL BE YOURS
BEAUTY CONTEST: CURATOR-LED GALLERY TALK
NBCU Lifecatching Project @Con Artist
Cornelia Jensen: STRUCTURE + LIGHT/Rebecca Aidlin:Water
Cornelia Jensen creates an enveloping view into an all-white world of utopian fantasy. It is an exhibition of wall sculptures and installations including a small-scale cityscape, all illuminated from within. Her found-object assemblages have evolved into an exploration of found-design, merging discarded Styrofoam packing material and light. Aidlin’s recent works include delicate mixed media paintings and lightweight sculptures made of wire and plaster. The paintings are done on thin paper with wax crayon rubbings from cut woodblocks, and washes of water based inks, the wax acting as a resist to the ink.
MIXED MESSAGES: Politics, Photography and America’s Shifting Visual Culture
From 1936 through 1951, members of the Photo League created a unique environment in which to explore photography as a tool and as an art. But beyond the League’s meeting halls and classrooms, an image world of tabloids, picture magazines, newsreels, advertisements, and museum suggested other ways to approach and use photography. This lecture looks at the League’s accomplishments and legacy as photographic images came to play a central role in mid-century life, desires, and discourse.
Raymond Scott Orchestrette
CROP: New Work by Sunyoung Seo
Three Portions of Brooklyn
Egg and Dart
Shayfer James Album Release Event @ Bowery Electric
Artist Talk: Grief in Greek Tragedy
Sex in a Coma
The New Salon: Poets in Conversation–Matthew Rohrer (with Deborah Landau)
The Floating University: Malthus Miffed: Are People the Problem, the Solution, or Both? An Introduction to Demography and Populations Study Through an Examination of the World’s Population
Swedish Energies: The Magic State + Sewer Election + Hana Hartmann + Altar of Flies + Kathy Hinde & Daniel Skoglund + Leif Elggren
The two-night program, presented by Issue Project Room, iDEAL, EMS, WELD and the Consulate General of Sweden NYC, will feature a huge lineup of some of Sweden’s most exciting experimental musicians. Performances will include collaborations between U.S. and Swedish artists as well as a cross-section of Swedish groups, such as the prolific The Skull Defekts (joined by C. Spencer Yeh), and saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, one of the most important free jazz and improv musicians working today. Leif Elggren will open the event with a reading of his “The North is Protected.”
Seven in One Blow – 10th Anniversary Production!
Shifting Communities: Action Club; Hatuey Ramos Fermin and Elizabeth Hamby
Abraham Gomez-Delgato & Action Theory
Gifts of the Magi
Tudo Isto É Fado
Happy Hour Poetry Reading: Jericho Brown and Mark Doty
RON AGAM AND TONY SOULIÉ
American Letters 1927-1947: Jackson Pollock & Family
An Auteurist History of Film
SPANKIN’ STEPHEN’S MONDAY NIGHT PUB QUIZ (LAST 2 WEEKS!)
Carsten Höller: Experience
Street Scenes / Visual Narrative/Various Bookworks
Observatory: the ephemera: an exhibition by James Walsh
Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art
URBAN BALLET THEATER: NUTCRACKER IN THE LOWER
The Curiously Sinister Art of Jim Flora: A 60 Year Retrospective
C.I.C.T. / Théātre des Bouffes du Nord Fragments
A BREAK FROM CONTENT: JASON MIDDLEBROOK
2010 MF TOY SHOW
OPEN INVITATION FOR ACTIONS ON INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY
Simon Denny:Corporate Video Decisions
Behind the Curtains of XXI Century Communism
Pharmacophore: Architectural Placebo
Someone’s Trying to Kill Me
The Big Fix Screening and 7 Nights of Awareness
Biblioball 2011: Biblio Noir
Every winter the librarians of New York City let down their hair, dust off their dancing shoes and party with the literati. Archivists, authors, readers and nerds of all kinds gather to enjoy live music, trapeze, a bit of film and some of the city’s finest DJs at Brooklyn’s most wildly bookish event: the Desk Set’s Biblioball.
On Saturday December 3rd, the Desk Set returns to the Bell House for the fourth annual winter celebration. Proceeds from the extravaganza will benefit Literacy for Incarcerated Teens.
Fred Harper: Head Spin/Scott G Brooks: The Luckiest Widow In The World & Other Tales Of Misfortune
Last Rites Gallery presents The Luckiest Widow In The World & Other Tales Of Misfortune, new works by Scott G Brooks, in what will be his second solo show at the gallery. Last Rites Gallery presents Head Spin, new works by Fred Harper, in what will be his third solo show at the gallery. (MORE.)
Steamy Dance Night at the Russian Baths
Performers Forum: VARISPEED – Perfect Lives Manhattan (Just the Highlights)
House of Fetish – A one night art exhibition