Exhibition Tour—Decorative Arts in The Flowering of Edo Period Painting: Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection
With Monika Bincsik
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side


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Monika Bincsik

In this exhibition, examine the connections between Edo period decorative arts—lacquer, ceramics, and kimono—and masterpieces of Edo period painting on display from the Feinberg Collection

Free with Museum admission






Respect the Runway: The Red Carpet to Mastery
MoMA PS1
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MoMA PS1
Long Island City


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Sunday Sessions presents Respect the Runway: The Red Carpet to Mastery, a celebration of the history and pedagogy of New York City’s House and Ballroom scene. The event foregrounds twined notions of mastery—namely, virtuoso artistry and the labors of teaching and learning—by engaging with the history of the Ballroom community. To walk the runway is to engage a tradition and announce terms for the ongoing project of the community. The dialogue between runway and community, unlike the conventions that govern most relationships between performance and audience, weaves a thread of debate, influence, and inspiration that is the living memory of the scene.

Respect the Runway: The Red Carpet to Mastery is part of a series of events that has emerged from a multi-year investigation undertaken by the Vogue’ology collective, which includes members of New York City’s House and Ballroom scene and the sound-art collective, Ultra-red. Vogue’ology is grounded in the Ballroom scene’s history of autonomous, self-organized struggle and a shared investment in collective art practices. Among the collective’s concerns is how the history of the Ballroom scene intersects with the multiple and often divergent struggles for freedom in the United States and elsewhere. This question guided the performance of five protocols for listening to the sound of freedom undertaken at the 2012 Whitney Biennial by Arika, the Scottish experimental arts organization, in collaboration with Ultra-red and Vogue’ology.

TICKETS— $10 in advance / $12 day-of starting at Noon



Respect the Runway: The Red Carpet to Mastery is a collaboration between the Vogue’ology Collective, Arika and Ultra-red.

Vogue’ology members include: Michael Roberson Garcon, Derek Ebony Prada, Jack Mizrahi, Pony Zion Garcon, Twiggy Pucci Garcon, Frank Leon Roberts, J’Lin Lanvin, Aisha Prodigy, Alfred Hammonds, Robert Sember.

The Ballstar Weekend events are made possible by Creative Scotland, MoMA PS1, Union Theological Seminary, NY Black Pride, Georgeous Entertainment, Issue Project Room, and The Vera List Center for Art and Politics.

Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator with Mike Skinner, Producer, Alex Sloane, Live Programming Coordinator and Rosey Selig-Addiss, Production Assistant.






Henry IV
MoMA
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MoMA
Midtown

Additional Screenings:
Wednesday April 23, 2014 7:00 PM


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Henry IV. 1984. Italy. Directed by Marco Bellocchio. Courtesy Luce Cinecittà



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Henry IV
1984. Italy. Directed by Marco Bellocchio. Screenplay by Tonino Guerra, Bellocchio, based on the play by Luigi Pirandello. With Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Latou Chardons. As befits a movie about acting, Bellocchio’s “free adaptation” of Pirandello’s 1921 play brings together two great stars of the Italian cinema: Marcello Mastroianni, as a scholar who has lived for 20 years under the trauma-induced delusion that he is the 11th-century Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV, and Claudia Cardinale, as the aristocratic woman he loved before his accident. Role-playing abounds as Henry’s psychiatrist concocts an elaborate scheme to shock him out of his medieval reverie: he’ll be forced to confront both his lady love as she is in the present, and as she was in the romantic past, as embodied by her look-alike daughter. In Italian; English subtitles. 85 min.

In the Film exhibition Marco Bellocchio: A Retrospective






Music: Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra
Brooklyn Museum
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Brooklyn Museum
Rest Of Brooklyn


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Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra



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The Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra continues its fortieth season with a concert featuring works by Gustav Mahler, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and Brooklyn native Douglas Anderson. Tickets for the concert are $10 for Museum Members; $20 for non-Members. For tickets and more information, visit www.brooklynsymphonyorchestra.org.

Tours exploring the connections between art and music will precede and follow the performance.






The Great Flamarion
Museum of the Moving Image
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Museum of the Moving Image
Rest Of Queens


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Part of Anthony Mann: Mean Streets and Open Spaces

Dir. Anthony Mann. 1945, 78 mins. 35mm print from the UCLA Film and Television Archive. With Erich Von Stroheim, Mary Beth Hughes, Dan Duryea. In this perversely compelling film noir that anticipates Fritz Lang’s Scarlet Street, a pompous music hall sharpshooter played by Erich von Stroheim is gullible enough to believe that his beautiful assistant is madly in love with him. Made while Mann was paying his dues at Republic Pictures, Flamarion features two of the director’s most complex characters from his 1940s films, with Stroheim deftly balancing arrogance and vulnerability and Hughes brilliantly navigating the role of sexy sociopath. The opening tracking shot down the aisle of a Mexico City vaudeville theater is stunning.

Free with Museum admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Museum members may reserve tickets in advance by calling 718 777 6800.






Border Incident
Museum of the Moving Image
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Museum of the Moving Image
Rest Of Queens


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Part of Anthony Mann: Mean Streets and Open Spaces

Dir. Anthony Mann. 1949, 94 mins. 35mm. With Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy, Howard Da Silva. Mann’s MGM début is a brutal variation on T-Men with a more topical and explosive theme. A Mexican policeman teams with a U.S. agent on an undercover assignment to capture smugglers exploiting Mexican migrants crossing illegally into California. Border Incident bridged the director’s crime film cycle with his landmark westerns. John Alton’s unforgettable images include a harrowing and unmatched death-by-tractor sequence.

Free with Museum admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Museum members may reserve tickets in advance by calling 718 777 6800.






Good Morning, Night
MoMA
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MoMA
Midtown

Additional Screenings:
Friday April 25, 2014 4:00 PM


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Good Morning, Night. 2003. Italy. Directed by Marco Bellocchio. Courtesy Photofest



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Good Morning, Night
2003. Italy. Directed by Marco Bellocchio. Screenplay by Anna Laura Braghetti, Paolo Tavella, Daniela Ceselli, Bellocchio. With Roberto Herlitzka, Maya Sansa, Luigi Lo Cascio. Politics, family, and the power of the subconscious again come together in Bellocchio’s disconcertingly lyrical imagining of the real-life kidnapping and execution of the Italian politician Aldo Moro. The mother-son dynamic at the center of many of Bellocchio’s films is here replaced by a metaphorical father-daughter relationship, largely imagined through dreams, between the reserved Moro (Herlitzka) and the girlish Red Brigade functionary (Sansa) who provides a middle-class front for his captors. In Italian; English subtitles. 106 min.

In the Film exhibition Marco Bellocchio: A Retrospective






STAN BRAKHAGE PGM 3
Anthology Film Archives
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Anthology Film Archives
East Village / Lower East Side


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All films are silent.

LOVING (1956, 4 min, 16mm)

PASHT (1965, 5 min, 16mm)

FIRE OF WATERS (1965, 10 min, 16mm, b&w, sound)

THE HORSEMAN, THE WOMAN AND THE MOTH (1968, 19 min, 16mm)

THE WEIR-FALCON SAGA (1970, 29 min, 16mm)

SEXUAL MEDITATION #1: MOTEL (1970, 7 min, 16mm. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives.)

SEXUAL MEDITATION: ROOM WITH A VIEW (1971, 4 min, 16mm, b&w. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives.)

THE SHORES OF PHOS: A FABLE (1972, 10 min, 16mm)
A selection from some of Brakhage’s most densely mysterious works.
Total running time: ca. 95 min.






TRISTAN GARCIA + JANA WINDEREN
The Artist's Institute
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The Artist's Institute
East Village / Lower East Side


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TRISTAN GARCIA, 6:00 PM
JANA WINDEREN, 7:30 PM

APRIL 20, 6:00 PM
TALK
As philosopher Tristan Garcia understands it, there is a way to think about a universe of pure extensity, where each entity would be part of another, that would be part of another, and so on. Here nothing would ever belong to itself, but anything would belong to something else: being unidentifiable, each entity related to itself would already be another one. Extensity would be the name of an endless nightmarish extension of entities without identity and without intensity.
Garcia, whose book Forme et Objet (2011) is released in English translation this month, will speak at The Artist’s Institute about how identity, far from being neutral, is a tension comprised of entities about to disseminate themselves into myriads of distinct things indifferent to one another. Logical identity, temporal identity, and organic identity are several versions of what makes a single object out of several things. Since nothing is ever absolutely itself, everything is subjected to variation and, compared to itself, a thing is never mistaken for itself: it’s more or less itself, it’s intense.


APRIL 20, 7:30 PM
ULTRASOUND
Jana Winderen, Out of Range, 2014, 40 min.
When flying around a cave, a bat generates ultrasound to find its way. These sonic calls range in frequency from 14,000 to over 100,000 Hz, pinging off walls and creating a highly complex echolocation scan of the surrounding environs. Animals including whales, toadfish, and and moths also use the acoustic properties of space for orientation. You could say they ‘see” with sound and “hear” the objects around them.

While all sound is invisible, ultrasound is inaudible to humans. Its oscillating sound pressure waves have a greater frequency than our upper limits, which top off at around 20,000 Hz. Many species have access to a greater frequency than us and also more specific and specialized combinations of senses, producing and perceiving high frequencies for orientation, hunting, and communication.

The mix for Winderen’s piece Out of Range (2014) is based on ultrasound hydrophone recordings onto an ultrasound detector, hydrophone recordings below the water, and of echolocation sound in audible range by mammals and sounds made by fish and underwater insects. The recordings were made in various locations in Central Park and along the East River in New York, in a forest outside Kaliningrad in Russia, in Regents Park, London, and in various locations in Madeira, Norway, Denmark and Sweden. The ultrasound is time-stretched to bring it into a frequency range audible for human beings. We will play it in The Artist’s Institute following a talk by philosopher Tristan Garcia.






The Leaks That Link: Intraction #3
Rochelle Golberg
Eli Ping Frances Perkins
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On View
Eli Ping Frances Perkins
East Village / Lower East Side

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Thursday - Sunday 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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Rochelle Golberg

The Leaks That Link: Intraction #3

April 19 - May 18
Opening reception April 20 , 6-8 PM

ncluded in the exhibition are welded steel constructions evoking rudimentary toilets, deflated pleather cushions, empty tuna cans in a variety of military-spec finishes, and ceramics whose surfaces bare the impression of synthetic snake skin. The objects are moments of petrifaction thrown off from a process of becoming. The eye, hand, and execratory orifices lose their verticality (according to the their arrangement on the human frame). Instead they cohabitate on a single plain, each becoming an instrument for knowing the unstable border - wherein the outer material molds to the contours of the space within.