Last week’s hurricane may have passed us over, but this week promises a serious cultural deluge. This week’s BOMB Alert is a real category five, with a Tao Lin reading; Pipilotti Rist, Jackie Saccoccio, and Santiago Sierra openings; and the chance to schmooze with BOMB editors and other literati at LitCrawl and the Brooklyn Book Festival!
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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…
Justin Taylor’s collection Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever is jagged-edged, darklywrought debut made of broken beer bottles and sidereal light. Stories in the collection range from densely packed flash narratives to longer pieces that draw out their impact in a lengthier, but no less potent, manner. Perhaps the most articulate aspect of the collection is its unforgiving portrayal of its characters. The young men and women in Taylor’s stories gain their vividness and our sympathy via the same qualities that make them distasteful outsiders.
Kiki Smith‘s exhibition “Sojourn” opens this Friday up on the Brooklyn Museum‘s 4th floor, running until September 12 before traveling onward to Nürnberg and Barcelona. Don’t miss author and poet Victoria Redel‘s intimate reading this Wednesday night at Village Zendo in Soho, from 7:15-9pm. Click through for more…
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.
Blogger/Writer Tao Lin’s publishing company, Muumuu House, has only been around since 2008 but has formed a small coalition of young writers publishing work true to the Internet phenomenon of over-sharing.
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