Our friends at the Academy of American poets are hosting an event featuring readings by Henri Cole, Kimiko Hahn, and Ed Sanders this Thursday, April 1, at 7pm at McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St at Lafayette. Click through for more info!
Monthly Archives: March 2010
In No Such Thing as Silence: John Cage’s 4’33”, Kyle Gann tackles the experimental composer’s infamous “silent piece” with superb knowledge and skill. Gann happily answered my inquiries via email from Belgrade. Read on…
James Hynes is a brilliant and comedic writer, and Next is an extraordinarily powerful and emotional novel. BOMBlog’s Jack Palmer recently interviewed him about the origins of the book and the outsider status of a Michigander in Texas. Read on…
Keyboard-to-keyboard and back-to-back, Thomas Bartlett and Nico Muhly shared an island of two piano benches swaying out compositions as one musician. They were surrounded by pools of lamp light on The Kitchen stage last week and accompanied by a host of collaborators from ACME strings, The National, to Sam Amidon. Read on for more and a video of the performance, after the jump.
Vera Iliatova takes the group show as an opportunity to reveal the network existing between artists with Tenants. Hanging works side by side she gives context, not in terms of style, price tag, gender, or age, but in terms of friends. Equipped with several studios and a quaintly mismatched kitchen, the 106 Green gallery has much the same feeling as one may find in George Perec’s Life: A User’s Manual, the inspiration behind Iliatova’s curating.
With wit and heart, Keith Lee Morris’s stories explore the slippery nature of memory, its mutability and incompleteness. His characters are forever filling in the blanks, and where others might have to earn our empathy, they have it straightaway.
This week: Amanda Ross-Ho‘s solo exhibition “SOMEBODY STOP ME” opens at Michell-Innes & Nash on April Fool’s day, Micachu & the Shapes perform with the Tanlines at the Poisson Rouge on Tuesday, Julie Mehretu is profiled in the The New Yorker, and Vito Acconci is following you…on twitter. What? Read on!
On the morning of Saturday March 27, 2010, the MoMA opened with Marina Abramovic seated facing a table and an empty chair, on schedule, ready to receive visitors as part of her ongoing marathon performance “The Artist is Present.” But this day was different, as the first visitor in line was a young woman who showed up dressed in a long blue dress and a black braid swept over one shoulder. Read on for an interview with the doppleganger, performance artist Anya Liftig.
BOMB’s benefit parties are notoriously explosive! Buy your tickets now for cocktails and dinner, and check out all the artwork in the SILENT AUCTION, bidding starts at 50–70% off market values. Click through for more info.
I dish these tasty iambs in my sleep. This fifth episode of Phoned-In, our poetry-reading-by-phone podcast, features a reading by K. Silem Mohammad. Click through to listen and read a short Q&A in which he and Luke Degnan discuss The Sonnagrams, the Internet and the effects of technology on poetry.