The Whitney’s Off the Wall: Part 1 raises questions about museums’ duty and capacity to preserve and re-present performance art—the extent to which it can be preserved, and the ethical implications of bottling, as it were, such an immediate form of artistic expression. John Sherman reviews the show.
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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.
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…
Check out Tala Madani‘s recently opened show at Lombard-Fried Projects of new paintings and animations, up through April 3. Get excited: the INDEPENDENT, a “new model and temporary exhibition forum” is opening (free of charge!) at the former X-initiative this Thursday, and will feature the Claire Fontaine in the form a neon text work, on view 24 hours a day during the run of the entire project, March 4-7. Read on for more things to see and do this week!
Boredoms play two shows today; during the day with EL-P and many more at ATP New York, and in the evening at EMPAC with Deerhunter. On Saturday Michael Roth introduces the Kazan Centennial film series at Wesleyan University‘s Center for Film Studies. Then on Sunday Kimiko Hahn reads from her work at Bowery Poetry Club. The schedule for the BFI London Film Festival (Oct. 14- Oct. 29) was just announced and Sam Taylor-Wood‘s directorial debut about John Lennon, Nowhere Boy, is set to close the festival. Video artist Shirin Neshat also debuts with her controversial Women Without Men, and Atom Egoyan will show his latest. This years PRELUDE.09 (Sept. 30-Oct. 3) line-up has also been released and features Marina Abramovic and John Jesurun. In South Carolina, the Greenville Museum of Art‘s current exhibition is Jasper Johns: Just Thinking of a Series of Dreams. Fay Weldon may be controversial, but she is never boring, from BOMB in 1990 to elsewhere in 2009.
Speeding through creative thoughts and curatorial vision with Liutaurus Psibilskis, a truly independent curator whose focus is to awaken the public to both the unrecognized historical presence and contemporary significance of, primarily, video and performative artwork.
An ode to being human and the need to express one’s self, Our City Dreams tells the story of the loves and the sufferings of five women who chose to move to New York City. Tracing the lives of Swoon, Ghada Amer, Kiki Smith, Marina Abramovic and Nancy Spero. The documentary style film, directed by [...]
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