ArtSlant - Openings & events http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/show en-us 40 Saskia Janssen - International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) - July 7th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Saskia Janssen&rsquo;s exhibition centers on a newly commissioned LP record of field recordings of human chants. During a visit to Tibet in 2014, she was struck by mantras chanted everywhere: in the streets, temples, caves, and markets. Most of these chants endeavored for peace, happiness, to generate compassion or to overcome obstacles, not just for those who chanted but also for all living beings. &nbsp;Since chanting is not allowed everywhere in Tibet, its pervasiveness is a kind of activism. As Janssen began her ISCP residency in New York, she was touched by the similarity between the intent of activist chants in the streets of New York and the chanted mantras in Tibet, and their shared goals of justice and peace. Displaying a sound piece that combines the Tibetan and American chants, Janssen will also present a photograph of a line drawing made with objects, and a line drawing that weaves across album covers installed on the wall.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Saskia Janssen (born 1968, Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands) lives and works in Amsterdam. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Art in The Hague and was a resident at the Rijksakademie in 1996 and 1997. Her exhibitions include <em>Diamonds in the Sky</em>, Museum Het Dolhuys, Haarlem; <em>A Glass of Water (Some Objects on the Path to Enlightenment)</em>, Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS, Amsterdam; <em>The Dutch Identity?</em>, Museum De Paviljoens, Almere; and <em>Monument for Invisible Particles</em>, a commission for the Bonairian tax building for the Central Government Real Estate Agency. Saskia Janssen&rsquo;s residency is sponsored by the Mondriaan Fund.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Saskia Janssen: Everything Is One</em> is presented in conjunction with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.iscp-nyc.org/events/current/1512.html" target="_blank"><em>Ishu Han: Memory of Each Other</em></a>. Although these exhibitions were independently conceived, many of the works in both exhibitions contemplate&nbsp;Buddhist ideas and forms in a contemporary world.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Exhibition support is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Greenwich Collection and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is organized by Kari Conte with Shinnie Kim, and&nbsp;will be accompanied by a&nbsp;fully-illustrated&nbsp;catalog available and free to the public.</p> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:43:49 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Saskia Janssen and Ishu han - International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) - July 7th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Dual exhibition by ISCP international artists-in-residence Saskia janssen and Ishu Han.</p> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:55:51 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Group Show - Matthew Marks Gallery - 522 W. 22nd St. - July 7th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Matthew Marks is pleased to announce&nbsp;<em>What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to Present</em>, the next exhibition in his three 22nd Street galleries.&nbsp;<br /><br />Focusing on four groups of artists practicing away from the cultural capitals of New York and Los Angeles,&nbsp;<em>What Nerve!</em>&nbsp;presents an alternative history of American art since the 1960s. As the exhibition&rsquo;s curator, Dan Nadel, has written, &ldquo;When confronted with a system that seems impenetrable, outsiders tend to band together.&rdquo;&nbsp;<br /><br />The Chicago-based Hairy Who exhibited together from 1966 to 1969. Its members were Jim Falconer, Art Green, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, Suellen Rocca, and Karl Wirsum. Funk Art took root in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960s and 1970s and is represented in the exhibition with works by Jeremy Anderson, Robert Arneson, Joan Brown, Roy De Forest, Robert Hudson, Ken Price, Peter Saul, and Peter Voulkos. In Ann Arbor, Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara, and Jim Shaw formed Destroy All Monsters as students in the 1970s. Forcefield members Mat Brinkman, Jim Drain, Leif Goldberg, and Ara Peterson, active in Providence from 1996 to 2003, created fictional personas complete with pseudonyms and elaborate garments.<br /><br />This exhibition reassesses the artists associated with these four groups, providing a new understanding of their influence on contemporary art history. Distinct as their artworks are in style, period, and place, the artists all share a common set of concerns. Inspired by a wide array of influences including folk art, advertising, primitive art, comic books, and fetishism, they all favor figurative imagery that diverges from the predominant artistic style of the time.&nbsp;<br /><br />The groups presented here emerged from close collaboration and, in the case of Destroy All Monsters and Forcefield, experimental living arrangements. All of them embrace alternate aesthetics and unconventional media. Lawn chairs, purses, comic books, chain metal shrouds, and a video installation join rarely seen paintings and drawings.<br /><br /><em><a href="http://www.matthewmarks.com/books-and-posters/the-collected-hairy-who-publications-1966-1969/" target="_blank">The Collected Hairy Who Publications 1966 &ndash; 1969</a></em>, the first book to gather the artist&rsquo;s books of the Chicago-based Hairy Who into a single volume, will be published on the occasion of the exhibition. Accompanying it are a scholarly essay and an extensive archive of Hairy Who posters, exhibition photographs, and ephemera.&nbsp;<br /><br />A version of the exhibition was presented last fall at the RISD Museum in Providence, RI, which was accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with texts by Dan Nadel, Robert Cozzolino, Brian Chippendale, Dominic Molon, Roger Brown, John Smith, Naomi Fry, Michael Rooks, Nicole Rudick, and Judith Tannenbaum.</p> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 16:26:44 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Group Show - Matthew Marks Gallery - 526 W. 22nd St. - July 7th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Matthew Marks is pleased to announce&nbsp;<em>What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to Present</em>, the next exhibition in his three 22nd Street galleries.&nbsp;<br /><br />Focusing on four groups of artists practicing away from the cultural capitals of New York and Los Angeles,&nbsp;<em>What Nerve!</em>&nbsp;presents an alternative history of American art since the 1960s. As the exhibition&rsquo;s curator, Dan Nadel, has written, &ldquo;When confronted with a system that seems impenetrable, outsiders tend to band together.&rdquo;&nbsp;<br /><br />The Chicago-based Hairy Who exhibited together from 1966 to 1969. Its members were Jim Falconer, Art Green, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, Suellen Rocca, and Karl Wirsum. Funk Art took root in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960s and 1970s and is represented in the exhibition with works by Jeremy Anderson, Robert Arneson, Joan Brown, Roy De Forest, Robert Hudson, Ken Price, Peter Saul, and Peter Voulkos. In Ann Arbor, Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara, and Jim Shaw formed Destroy All Monsters as students in the 1970s. Forcefield members Mat Brinkman, Jim Drain, Leif Goldberg, and Ara Peterson, active in Providence from 1996 to 2003, created fictional personas complete with pseudonyms and elaborate garments.<br /><br />This exhibition reassesses the artists associated with these four groups, providing a new understanding of their influence on contemporary art history. Distinct as their artworks are in style, period, and place, the artists all share a common set of concerns. Inspired by a wide array of influences including folk art, advertising, primitive art, comic books, and fetishism, they all favor figurative imagery that diverges from the predominant artistic style of the time.&nbsp;<br /><br />The groups presented here emerged from close collaboration and, in the case of Destroy All Monsters and Forcefield, experimental living arrangements. All of them embrace alternate aesthetics and unconventional media. Lawn chairs, purses, comic books, chain metal shrouds, and a video installation join rarely seen paintings and drawings.<br /><br /><em><a href="http://www.matthewmarks.com/books-and-posters/the-collected-hairy-who-publications-1966-1969/" target="_blank">The Collected Hairy Who Publications 1966 &ndash; 1969</a></em>, the first book to gather the artist&rsquo;s books of the Chicago-based Hairy Who into a single volume, will be published on the occasion of the exhibition. Accompanying it are a scholarly essay and an extensive archive of Hairy Who posters, exhibition photographs, and ephemera.&nbsp;<br /><br />A version of the exhibition was presented last fall at the RISD Museum in Providence, RI, which was accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with texts by Dan Nadel, Robert Cozzolino, Brian Chippendale, Dominic Molon, Roger Brown, John Smith, Naomi Fry, Michael Rooks, Nicole Rudick, and Judith Tannenbaum.</p> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 16:26:46 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Group Show - MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY 502 West 22 Street - July 7th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Matthew Marks is pleased to announce&nbsp;<em>What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to Present</em>, the next exhibition in his three 22nd Street galleries.&nbsp;<br /><br />Focusing on four groups of artists practicing away from the cultural capitals of New York and Los Angeles,&nbsp;<em>What Nerve!</em>&nbsp;presents an alternative history of American art since the 1960s. As the exhibition&rsquo;s curator, Dan Nadel, has written, &ldquo;When confronted with a system that seems impenetrable, outsiders tend to band together.&rdquo;&nbsp;<br /><br />The Chicago-based Hairy Who exhibited together from 1966 to 1969. Its members were Jim Falconer, Art Green, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, Suellen Rocca, and Karl Wirsum. Funk Art took root in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960s and 1970s and is represented in the exhibition with works by Jeremy Anderson, Robert Arneson, Joan Brown, Roy De Forest, Robert Hudson, Ken Price, Peter Saul, and Peter Voulkos. In Ann Arbor, Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara, and Jim Shaw formed Destroy All Monsters as students in the 1970s. Forcefield members Mat Brinkman, Jim Drain, Leif Goldberg, and Ara Peterson, active in Providence from 1996 to 2003, created fictional personas complete with pseudonyms and elaborate garments.<br /><br />This exhibition reassesses the artists associated with these four groups, providing a new understanding of their influence on contemporary art history. Distinct as their artworks are in style, period, and place, the artists all share a common set of concerns. Inspired by a wide array of influences including folk art, advertising, primitive art, comic books, and fetishism, they all favor figurative imagery that diverges from the predominant artistic style of the time.&nbsp;<br /><br />The groups presented here emerged from close collaboration and, in the case of Destroy All Monsters and Forcefield, experimental living arrangements. All of them embrace alternate aesthetics and unconventional media. Lawn chairs, purses, comic books, chain metal shrouds, and a video installation join rarely seen paintings and drawings.<br /><br /><em><a href="http://www.matthewmarks.com/books-and-posters/the-collected-hairy-who-publications-1966-1969/" target="_blank">The Collected Hairy Who Publications 1966 &ndash; 1969</a></em>, the first book to gather the artist&rsquo;s books of the Chicago-based Hairy Who into a single volume, will be published on the occasion of the exhibition. Accompanying it are a scholarly essay and an extensive archive of Hairy Who posters, exhibition photographs, and ephemera.&nbsp;<br /><br />A version of the exhibition was presented last fall at the RISD Museum in Providence, RI, which was accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with texts by Dan Nadel, Robert Cozzolino, Brian Chippendale, Dominic Molon, Roger Brown, John Smith, Naomi Fry, Michael Rooks, Nicole Rudick, and Judith Tannenbaum.</p> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 16:26:50 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Huma Bhabha, Helmut Federle, Alex Katz, Yukinori Yanagi, General Idea - Peter Blum Gallery - July 7th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:25:33 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Group Show - Society of Illustrators - July 7th 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM <div style="text-align: justify;">The Society of Illustrators is pleased to present the first part of the two-part annual Comic and Cartoon Art Exhibit. <a title="Voted on by a prestigious group of professionals" href="http://www.societyillustrators.org/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&amp;ItemID=12353" target="_blank">Voted on by a prestigious group of professionals</a> including publishers, editors, and artists, this year&rsquo;s show features work by masters in the field alongside talented newcomers.<br /><br />Gold and Silver medals are awarded to top pieces displaying high-quality technique, a strong narrative, and an interesting composition. <a title="An Opening Reception and Awards Presentation" href="http://www.societyillustrators.org/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&amp;ItemID=12579" target="_blank">An Opening Reception and Awards Presentation</a> for all medal winners will take place on Friday, June 19th beginning at 6PM at the Society of Illustrators.<br /><br />Work featured in the Long Form Category include art created for graphic novels and comics books that are longer than 40 pages. A Gold Medal is awarded to <strong>Olivier Schrauwen</strong> for <em>Ars&egrave;ne Schrauwen</em> (Fantagraphics). Silver Medals go to <strong>Jaime Hernandez</strong> for <em>The Love Bunglers</em> (Fantagraphics) and <strong>Patrick Kyle</strong> for <em>Distance Mover</em> (Koyama Press).<br /><br />Work in the Single Category includes art featuring a self-contained narrative with or without a caption such as gag cartoons, political cartoons, and single-panel cartoons. A Gold Medal is awarded to <strong>Roger De Muth</strong> for <em>Squirrels Are Not Just For Breakfast Anymore</em>. Silver Medals go to <strong>Carolita Johnson</strong> for <em>Must Remember</em> and <strong>Liam Walsh</strong> for <em>Just Married</em>.<br /><br />The Comic Strip Category features short-form work created for newspapers, magazines, books, and online periodicals featuring four or more panels. A Gold Medal goes to <strong>Ma&euml;lle Doliveux</strong> for <em>Little Nemo</em><em>in Between Slumberland</em> (Locust Moon). Silver Medals go to <strong>Fran Krause</strong> for <em>Deep Dark Fears</em> and <strong>Tom Tomorrow</strong> for <em>Captain Kirk vs. the Internet</em>.</div> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:01:44 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Group Show - Bronx Museum of the Arts - July 8th 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Curated by Bronx-based artists Hatuey Ramos-Ferm&iacute;n and Laura Napier, <strong><em>Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial</em></strong> features the work of seventy-two emerging artists engaged in the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program (classes of 2014 and 2015). AIM provides professional development opportunities for emerging artists residing and working in the New York metropolitan area. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The <em>Artist In the Marketplace</em> program and <em>Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial</em> are supported by the Jerome Foundation, The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, and The O'Grady Foundation,&nbsp; as well as Franklin Boyd, Deborah Buck, Jennifer and David Feldman, Steven Fisher, Cher Lewis, Teresa Liszka and Martin Weinstein, James Patterson, Carole Server, and other individuals.</p> <div class="media_embed" style="text-align: justify;"><img style="width: 220px; height: 31px;" src="http://prod-images.exhibit-e.com/www_bronxmuseum_org/Jerome_50AnniversaryLogo_white.jpg" alt="" /></div> Fri, 05 Jun 2015 11:12:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Ishu Han - International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) - July 8th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Ishu Han was born in China and raised in Japan; his work continually questions his own migration and issues of national identity. This is an unlikely direction for an artist living in Japan, a country which often is perceived to have a homogenous population. His video work, Memory of Each Other, shows one of the five uninhabited Senkaku Islands slowly fading into the sea, ending up level with the horizon line. This work addresses a highly charged territory in the East China Sea where the ownership of the five islands has long-been disputed between China and Japan. One newly commissioned work in the exhibition, Reclining Animals, provides a novel reading of iconic patriotic symbols; it is a sequel to Reclining Statues, also on view. Reclining Animals, shows the costumed artist, transformed into an eagle, lion and beaver &ndash; symbols of the US, UK, and Canada &ndash; gradually assuming the reclining Buddha pose. In a second commissioned work made this year, Han traversed the US to see the Grand Canyon for the first time, resulting in a digitally produced photograph of this natural wonder made up of identical one-cent coins, problematizing US politics and society through its currency.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Ishu Han (born 1987, Shanghai, China) currently lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. Han&rsquo;s works have been featured in a number of solo exhibitions including <em>Life Scan</em>, Tokyo Frontline, Japan, 2014; <em>Study Country</em>, VCA Gallery, Australia, 2013; <em>Form of Sea</em>, Kyoto Art Center North Gallery, Japan, 2012; as well as groups shows such as In the <em>Wake</em>, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2015, and <em>Whose Game is it?</em>, Royal College of Art, UK. Ishu Han&rsquo;s residency is sponsored by the Asian Cultural Council.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Ishu Han: Memory of Each Other&nbsp;</em>is presented in conjunction with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/events/show/388198-everything-is-one" target="_blank"><em>Saskia Janssen: Everything Is One</em></a>. Although these exhibitions were independently conceived, many of the works in both exhibitions contemplate&nbsp;Buddhist ideas and forms in a contemporary world.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Exhibition support is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Greenwich Collection and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition&nbsp;is organized by Kari Conte with Shinnie Kim, and&nbsp;will be accompanied by a&nbsp;fully-illustrated&nbsp;catalog available and free to the public.</p> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:46:42 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Matthew Arnold, Bill Durgin, Ima Mfon, JOHANNA WARWICK, Kimberly Witham - KLOMPCHING GALLERY - July 8th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sat, 27 Jun 2015 18:34:31 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - Matthew Marks Gallery - 24th St. - July 8th 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Please join us for a panel discussion and book signing with Hairy Who artists Jim Falconer, Art Green, Gladys Nilsson, Suellen Rocca, and Karl Wirsum at 523 West 24th Street on&nbsp;Wednesday, July 8, at6:30 PM&nbsp;to celebrate the release of&nbsp;<a href="http://ennouncement.exhibit-e.com/t/y-l-dlhtdhk-siukjkkij-t/" target="_blank"><strong>The Collected Hairy Who Publications 1966&ndash;1969</strong></a>, published by Matthew Marks Gallery.&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Panelists:<br />Jim Falconer<br />Art Green<br />Gladys Nilsson<br />Suellen Rocca<br />Karl Wirsum&nbsp;<br /><br />Moderated by Dan Nadel</strong></p> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:47:53 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - July 8th 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM <p><strong>EYE TO EYE: GALLERY READINGS</strong></p> <p><strong>Wednesdays, July 8 and 22, 6:30 pm</strong></p> <p><strong>In these intimate evening programs, contemporary authors read texts inspired by works on view in&nbsp;</strong><strong><em>Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim </em>along with other selections of their choice. Each&nbsp;</strong><strong>program is followed by a reception.</strong></p> <p><strong>July 8: Michael Cunningham and Kathryn Harrison</strong></p> <p><strong>July 22: Kenneth Goldsmith and Yusef Komunyakaa</strong></p> <p><strong>$18, $12 members, $8 students. Tickets available June 5. For more information, visit&nbsp;</strong><strong>guggenheim.org/calendar.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div id="information" class="cal_event_description ui-tabs-panel ui-widget-content ui-corner-bottom"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Michael Cunningham</strong> is the author of the novels <em>A Home at the End of the World</em>, <em>Flesh and Blood</em>, <em>The Hours</em> (winner of the Pen/Faulkner Award &amp; Pulitzer Prize), <em>The Snow Queen</em>, <em>Specimen Days</em>, and <em>By Nightfall</em>, as well as the non-fiction book <em>Land's End: A Walk in Provincetown</em>. His new book, <em>A Wild Swan and Other Tales</em> (illustrated by Yuko Shimizu) will be published in November 2015. He lives in New York and teaches at Yale.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Kathryn Harrison</strong> is the author of the novels <em>Enchantments</em> (2012), <em>Envy</em> (2005), <em>The Seal Wife</em> (2002), <em>The Binding Chair</em> (2000), <em>Poison</em> (1995), <em>Exposure</em> (1993), and <em>Thicker Than Water</em> (1992). She has written two biographies, <em>Saint Th&eacute;r&egrave;se of Lisieux</em> (2003), and <em>Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured</em> (2014). Her autobiographical work includes the memoirs <em>The Kiss</em> (1997), <em>The Mother Knot</em> (2005), and <em>The Road to Santiago</em> (2003) as well as two collections of personal essays, <em>Seeking Rapture</em> (2003) and the forthcoming<em> True Crimes: A Family Album</em>, to be published in early 2016. Ms. Harrison is a frequent reviewer for <em>The New York Times Book Review</em>; her essays, included in many anthologies, have appeared in <em>The New Yorker</em>, <em>Harper&rsquo;s Magazine</em>, <em>Vogue</em>, <em>O Magazine</em>, <em>More</em>, and other publications.</p> </div> Sun, 05 Jul 2015 17:04:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - July 8th 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM <p><strong>MIND&rsquo;S EYE PROGRAMS</strong></p> <p><strong>Wednesdays, July 8 and September 9, 2 pm</strong></p> <p><strong>For visitors who are blind or have low vision, tours and workshops focused on the Guggenheim&rsquo;s&nbsp;</strong><strong>summer exhibitions are presented through Verbal Descriptions and touch.</strong></p> <p><strong>Free with reservations. For more information, visit </strong><strong>guggenheim.org/mindseye</strong><strong>.</strong></p> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:28:03 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Billy Martin - The Drawing Center - July 8th 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">For its 2015&ndash;16 season, The Drawing Center has developed two multi-evening events for its newly renovated galleries that demonstrate the institution&rsquo;s increased focus on the intersections between drawing, sound, and performance-based art. Interspersed between major exhibitions, <em>Drawing Sound</em> will bring commissions of new work to The Drawing Center&rsquo;s space and will build upon the institution&rsquo;s recent explorations of drawing and music in the work of Iannis Xenakis and William Engelen. Billy Martin and String Noise (Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim) will curate the two <em>Drawing Sound</em> performances in July and September of 2015, respectively. <br /><br /><em>Co-produced by Brett Littman, Executive Director and Jessica Man, Curatorial Assistant.</em><br /><br /><strong>Part 1: Billy Martin</strong><br />For the <em>Wandering</em> performance series in July of 2015, Martin has invited world-renowned musicians to interpret and perform his graphic scores and automatic drawings. <strong>Set list for each night is subject to change.</strong> <br /><br /><strong>Night 1 - July 8, 7:30pm | Go <a href="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1565243" rel="external" target="_blank">here</a> to buy tickets.</strong><br />Soloists: Chris Cochrane (guitar), Billy Martin (percussion), John Medeski (keyboard synthesizer), Ikue Mori (electronics), and Ned Rothenberg (clarinets, saxophone, shakuhachi)<br /><em>Interpreting Billy Martin's graphic scores</em><br /><br />Ensemble: Alarm Will Sound (vibraphone, marimba, clarinet, trombone, viola, gongs) with guests Chris Cochrane, John Medeski, and Ned Rothenberg<br /><em>Performing Coral Sea, Heart Strings, The Animated Veve, Chaman</em><br /><br /><strong>Night 2 - July 9, 7:30pm | Go <a href="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1586803" rel="external" target="_blank">here</a> to buy tickets.</strong><br />Soloists: Cyro Baptista (percussion, voice) and Anthony Coleman (keyboards)<br /><em>Interpreting Billy Martin's graphic scores</em><br /><br />Yoshiko Chuma (dancer) and Billy Martin (percussion)<br /><em>Performing Pas de deux</em><br /><br />Ensemble: Fang Percussion (3-20 percussionists)<br /><em>Performing Stridulations for the Good Luck Feast (for temple blocks and bamboo)</em> and <em>Drawing Sound (gongs, water phone and other metallics)</em><br /><br /><strong>Night 3 - July 10, 7:30pm | Go <a href="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1586812" rel="external" target="_blank">here</a> to buy tickets.</strong><br />Soloists: Annie Gosfield (electronics) and Billy Martin (percussion)<br /><em>Interpreting Billy Martin's graphic scores</em><br /><br />Paul Auster (spoken word) and Hal Willner (tape machines)<br /><em>Reflections on the wandering mind, improvisation, and chance</em><br /><br />Ensemble: Sirius Quartet (violins, viola, cello)<em><br /><br />Performing Sam, My Morning Feldman, Stridulations, and Martin's graphic score</em><br /><br />Throughout the three-day event, <em>Stridulations for the Good Luck Feast</em>, a &ldquo;scentstallation&rdquo; by Phaedra Martin that encompasses sound, visuals, and scent, will be installed in the Drawing Room.<br /><strong><br /><br /><em>Drawing Sound</em> will continue September 11&ndash;13, 2015, when String Noise will present a three-night event featuring different performers at The Drawing Center. See details <a href="http://www.drawingcenter.org/en/drawingcenter/5/exhibitions/9/upcoming/1122/drawing-sound-part-ii-string-noise/">here</a>.</strong><br /><br /><em>Drawing Sound</em> is made possible by the support of an anonymous donor, Charles Price, Galia Meiri-Stawski and Axel Stawski, and Isabel Stainow Wilcox.</p> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:42:00 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Vera Neumann - Alexander Gray Associates - July 9th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wed, 17 Jun 2015 16:51:53 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list Nobuyoshi Araki - Anton Kern Gallery - July 9th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Photography was destined to be involved with death.</em> <em>Reality is in color, but at its beginnings photography</em> <em>always discolored reality and turned it into black and white.</em> <em>Color is life, black and white is death. A ghost was hiding</em> <em>in the invention of photography.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">- Nobuyoshi Araki, in an interview with Nan Goldin, 1995.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">June 23 &mdash; Nobuyoshi Araki&rsquo;s latest exhibition at Anton Kern Gallery, EROS DIARY, is comprised of a series of 77 new black and white photographs, which break from his traditional ruminations on eroticism and death to reflect more inwardly on the artist&rsquo;s own life and mortality. These photographs highlight an unusual softness and sombre introspection as Araki internalizes recent personal traumatic events including the loss of his beloved cat, Chiro, his fight with prostate cancer, and later, the loss of vision in his right eye.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Each photograph is timestamped in reference to the anniversary of Araki's marriage to his wife Yoko, who died in 1990. This date also coincides with the Chinese Qixi Festival, also known as the Tanabata Festival in Japan, a celebration of the annual meeting of &ldquo;The Cowherd and Weaver Girl,&rdquo; an ancient Chinese folktale where two forbidden lovers reunite once a year for a single night. The persistent repetition of this date speaks at once to both the artist&rsquo;s reverence for his spouse and original muse, while also highlighting her absence in his life.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For Araki, photography itself represents a diary: a record of what happens day to day in his life, and the act of taking a photograph represents the killing of a moment or life, where his &ldquo;self&rdquo; is pulled out through the subject. In consequence of this action, as well as his age, illness, and life experience, the images in <em>EROS DIARY</em> become memorialized, showing us the distinct humanistic truths of joy, sorrow, life and death. These images, which are at times humorous, sexual, melancholy, and reflective, depict the entire spectrum of life from a personal perspective foreshadowing death.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With a career spanning six decades, Nobuyoshi Araki is one of the most prolific photographers of all time, having published over 400 books and exhibited in over 280 solo shows worldwide. Born in 1940 in Tokyo, Araki began his career as a commercial photographer, before making the intensely sexual <em>Kinbaku</em> bondage photographs he became known for. In 1971 he published his seminal book Sentimental Journey, and in 1991, Winter Journey, documenting both the euphoria of his honeymoon and sadness from his wife&rsquo;s death. <em>EROS DIARY</em> is Araki&rsquo;s fourth exhibition at Anton Kern Gallery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Recent solo shows include KaoRi Through the Looking Glass: Photo-Mad Old Man A 2015.5.25 75th Birthday, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2015); Love on the Left Eye, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2015); Ojo Shashu - Photography for the After Life: Eastern Sky, qARADISE, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; Ojo Shashu - Photography for the After Life: Love Journey, Niigata City Art Museum, Niigata, Japan; Ojo Shashu - Photography for the After Life: Faces, Skyscapes, Roads, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan (2015); Ojo Shashu - Photography for the After Life: Alluring Hell, Foam, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2014). Recent group shows include In the Wake: Japanese Photographers respond to 3/11, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (2015); Schlaflos &ndash; Das Bett in Geschichte und Gegenwartskunst, &Ouml;sterreichische Galerie Belvedere, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria (2015); Conflict, Time, Photography, Tate Modern, London, UK (2015).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition opens on Thursday, July 9 and runs until August 7, 2015. The gallery&rsquo;s summer hours are Monday through Friday from 6-8pm. For further information and images, please contact at gallery at 212.367.9663 or email: jasmin@antonkerngallery.com.</p> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:08:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/ny/Events/list