A little worn out from a week at the art fairs, perhaps? We understand. How about switching it up and recuperating with some reading and attending whole slew of upcoming literary events featuring past and future BOMB notables? TONIGHT illustrious playwright Suzan Lori Parks will appear “in conversation” at 93Y at 8pm. Then on Tuesday Lore Segal, Tao Lin, and Kelly Burdick will host a panel discussion on the novella format at the Center for Fiction at 6:30pm. Read on…
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Artwork by Jasper Johns and Susan Rothenberg has been selected by Michelle Obama to hang in the White House (via Washington Post). Olafur Eliasson has collaborated with Mekanism to create a skate deck. Rosanne Cash‘s new album The List has just been released. The Gagosian Gallery will hold the most comprehensive look at Roni Horn‘s work to date from Nov. 6 to Jan. 24. Francine Prose examines the literary genius of Anne Frank in her new book (review via NY Times). Michael Ondaatje is adapting his latest novel Divasadero for the stage, it will run Nov. 6 to Nov. 8 at Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille. The Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus is holding the first US retrospective of the Belgian artist Luc Tuymans. Julia Wolfe will play le poisson rouge (Oct. 21) as part of CMJ.
The 2009 “Genius Awards”, or MacArthur fellows, have just been announced and include Edwidge Danticat, Rackstraw Downes, Deborah Eisenberg and Heather McHugh. In other award news, Frank Stella has won the Julio González Prize. Find out what keeps Francine Prose up at night. Isabel Toledo and her husband Reuben are in (informal) conversation at FIT tomorrow. This weekend watch Martha Rosler‘s video art and visit artists’ studios at Greenpoint Open Studios. Stockard Channing and Jane Alexander star in David Hare’s ‘The Breath of Life‘ at Westport Country Playhouse (Sept. 29-Oct. 17). Experience one of Pauline Oliveros‘ “deep listening” concerts at the RISD Auditorium in Providence (Oct. 2), as part of FirstWorks. Walk on Christian Marclay at PS1. Gina Gershon is being sued.
Tonight at 7 pm musician Nick Cave will discuss his novel The Death of Bunny Munro in Union Square in New York at “Upstairs at the Square”. Tomorrow, September 15th, educator Deborah Howes will give a lecture on Roxy Paine’s Maelstrom (2009) at the Metropolitan Museum of art at 11 am. An eclectic group of artists will appear at Barnes & Noble/Lincoln Triangle, including September 23rd Tony Award winner Alan Cumming, September 17th writer Tracy Kidder, and, September 29th Joyce Carol Oates. And, if you’re in New York, don’t forget to check out the 59th Street-Columbus Circle subway station, where one of the last works by conceptual artist Sol LeWitt was installed last week. If you’re a little further North, The Toronto International Film Festival is currently in full swing until the 19th. Here’s an interview with Harmony Korine , whose new film Trashhumpers premiered in Toronto last Saturday. Pedro Almodovar has a new film, Broken Embraces, premiering at the Festival and was recently interviewed by the Telegraph, here. Last year, at the New York Film Festival, he introduced Argentinian auteur Lucrecia Martel’s film A Headless Woman, now showing at Film Forum in New York. More after thejump.
The Brooklyn Book Festival is happening this Sunday, Sept. 13 and features an amazing line-up. BOMB will be there with our own event, as will be many past BOMB interviewees: Paul Auster, Jonathan Lethem and Mary Gaitskill (also interviewed 1990) in conversation, Colson Whitehead, A.M. Homes, Richard Price, Francine Prose, Cornelius Eady and Paul Muldoon.There will also be a panel discussion on the late, great Mahmoud Darwish. For those who cannot make it, there is Colm Tóibín’s excellent new novel Brooklyn. Across the Atlantic in London, Richard Nelson has adapted Nabakov’s Lolita into a 90-minute monologue at the National Theatre. A flurry of gallery openings the next few days: Kara Walker at Sikkema Jenkins, Allen Frame at Gitterman Gallery, Maya Lin and Sol LeWitt at PaceWildenstein, Jessica Stockholder at the Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery and Mike Kelley and Michael Smith at Sculpturecenter.
Thanks to everyone who attended the BOMB-Granta BookExpo Kickoff party at Housing Works Bookstore on May 28, making it the most-talked about event of BEA weekend. Check out all the pics!
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