Exhibition Tour—Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century
With John Guy
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Screening on
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side


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John Guy, Florence and Herbert Irving Curator of the Arts of South and Southeast Asia, Department of Asian Art, MMA

In this exhibition, revel in some of the most understated and beautiful sculptures of the Hindu-Buddhist world, including works of art from Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Myanmar, and discover what new research in art history and archaeology has revealed about these "lost" kingdoms

Free with Museum admission






Detective Work on Metropolitan Treasures
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Talk on
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Upper East Side


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Anna Hyatt Huntington (American 1876-1973). Reaching Jaguar, 1906–7, cast 1926. Bronze; 48 x 44 x 22 in. (121.9 x 111.8 x 55.9 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Archer M. Huntington, 1926 (26.85.2).



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Anne Higonnet, Author and Professor of Art History, Barnard College, Columbia University

A captivating story or great inspiration is behind most works of art, but hidden within some works of art are entirely unexpected narratives that reveal new layers of understanding. How do research, chance, and intuition unlock their secrets? Exploring three great works in the Metropolitan’s collections—Marie-Denise Villers’s Charlotte du Val d’Ognes (died 1868), (1801), Mary Cassatt’s Lady at the Tea Table (1883–85), and Anna Hyatt Huntington’s Reaching Jaguar (1906–7, cast 1926)—author and professor Anne Higonnet uncovers meanings that have been forgotten.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 9th, and 16th at 11:00am

Tickets to this event include Museum admission.






taisha paggett
2014 Biennial Performances
Whitney Museum of American Art
Editor's Pick
Performance on
Whitney Museum of American Art
Upper East Side

Additional Performances:
Thursday April 17, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Friday April 18, 2014 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Saturday April 19, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday April 20, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM


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taisha paggett, A Composite Field, 2012. Performance, MAK Center for Art and Architecture’s Mackey Garage, Los Angeles, January 20, 2012



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Location: Location: Anne & Joel Ehrenkranz Gallery, Museum Lobby

Los Angeles–based choreographer, dancer, and artist taisha paggett, whose work has often bridged the worlds of visual art and dance, presents a new performance for the 2014 Biennial.

April 16–20
Performances presented during Museum Hours

Performances are free with Museum admission. No special tickets or reservations are required.






VISIONS OF MARY FRANK with JG
Film Forum
Opening on
On View
Film Forum
Greenwich Village / West Village


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Wednesday, April 16 - Tuesday, April 22
VISIONS OF MARY FRANK with JG
1:00 2:50 4:40 6:30 8:20 10:10
ALL TICKETS FREE OF CHARGE

DIRECTED BY JOHN COHEN

FREE ADMISSION!
Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis
at the box office on day of show only.
Limit 2 tickets per customer
A special presentation, made possible by generous support from
the Ostrovsky Family Fund in Memory of George Ostrovsky

A program of films by and about two important contemporary artists: Mary Frank and Tacita Dean. John Cohen – filmmaker, photographer, musician, ethnographer – visits with his friend Mary Frank in her Chelsea studio, talking about her life and art. Married young (originally to Robert Frank and, since 1997, to musicologist Leo Treitler), and pregnant at 17, she’s brutally honest about often having put her art before all else, about the early influence of dance upon her brushstrokes, and about being (in Cohen’s words) “hot in a cool world.” Her paintings, her political activism, and her past (the film includes wonderful footage of her with Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac) tell the story of a deeply-felt, well-lived life. British artist Tacita Dean’s JG, like much of Mary Frank’s work, has a profound relationship with the natural world. But she is the “cool” to Mary’s “hot.” Her 35mm anamorphic film sometimes divides the screen into three parts, using a fixed camera and masking to create stunning, surreal juxtapositions of earth, salt, clay, mountains, an armadillo awakening, and much else that surprises and delights. JG is an homage to both the writings of J.G. Ballard and the Spiral Jetty earthwork of sculptor Robert Smithson.

USA • 2013 • 55 MINS.


JG
DIRECTED BY TACITA DEAN

Spoken text in JG is taken from J.G. Ballard’s The Voices of Time (1960), Prisoner of the Coral Deep (1964), Robert Smithson as Cargo Cultist (2000) and his correspondence with Dean, courtesy of the J.G. Ballard Estate, and from Robert Smithson’s The Spiral Jetty (1972) © Estate of Robert Smithson/Vaga, NY. Used by permission.

USA / UK / GERMANY • 2013 • 26 MINS. • MARIAN GOODMAN GALLERY, NEW YORK / PARIS

Made possible by generous support from the OSTROVSKY FAMILY FUND






Point Blank
MoMA
Screening on
MoMA
Midtown

Additional Screenings:
Thursday April 17, 2014 1:30 PM
Friday April 18, 2014 1:30 PM


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Point Blank. 1967. USA. Directed by John Boorman



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Point Blank
1967. USA. Directed by John Boorman. With Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, Keenan Wynn, Carroll O’Connor. Boorman was practically a novice—he had only directed the Dave Clark Five in Having a Wild Weekend, a knockoff of the Beatles/Richard Lester film A Hard Day’s Night—when he made this gangster film, which Andrew Sarris declared to be possessed of “visual wit and beauty.” Boorman brings many of the stylistic trademarks of the French New Wave to the genre. As usual, Marvin is brutal, and Dickinson is sublime. 92 min.

In the Film exhibition An Auteurist History of Film






Nordrand
MoMA
Screening on
MoMA
Midtown


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Nordrand
1999. Austria. Written and directed by Barbara Albert. With Nina Proll, Edita Malovcic, Astrit Alihajdaraj. This critically acclaimed and widely seen debut feature by 29-year-old Barbara Albert was the first and most comprehensive in a series of films renewing Austrian cinema’s penchant for depicting self-destructive characters who teeter between desire and desperation. Uncool, uncalm, and very uncollected, Albert’s protagonists also suggest some buried, misdirected utopian energy. The story of Jasmin (Nina Proll), a white-trash queen from the projects who gives herself freely to the men around her, and her long-forgotten classmate Tamara (Edita Malovcic), the Viennese-born-and-raised daughter of Serbian immigrants, is woven into a tapestry of contemporary Vienna that certifies the city as a genuine melting pot for the first time since the 1930s. Jasmin’s and Tamara’s lovers include a young smartass from Romania who dreams about making it big in America, a soldier who has to guard the Austrian border from “illegal“ foreigners, and a Bosnian refugee who has managed to slip into the country at night. The fragile forms of solidarity among these characters convey their shared social/political marginalization—precisely at the moment when the right-wing coalition led by Jörg Haider’s racist Freedom Party had taken office. Austria’s politics have brightened since then, but Albert’s film still stands as a major achievement in cinema history, with its incisive look at life on Vienna’s wintry and unglamorous north side; its use of music and visual movement to portray a generation on the run; and the radiating intensity of its two lead actresses, with Proll winning the Marcello Mastroianni Award at the Venice Film Festival for her performance. Courtesy Lotus-Film. In German; English subtitles. 103 min.

In the Film exhibition Vienna Unveiled: A City in Cinema






How Green Was My Valley
MoMA
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MoMA
Midtown


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How Green Was My Valley. 1941. USA. Directed by John Ford



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How Green Was My Valley
1941. USA. Directed by John Ford. Screenplay by Philip Dunne, based on the novel by Richard Llewellyn. Cinematography by Arthur C. Miller. With Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O’Hara, Donald Crisp, Sara Allgood, Roddy McDowall, Anna Lee. Ford’s brilliant Oscar-winning film is probably his best non-Western. Framed by McDowall’s grownup memories of his childhood in Wales (which are amazingly similar to Ford’s in Maine), the film delicately shades issues like socialism, environmentalism, religion, and manhood itself with visual nuance. Miller, whose career dated back to The Perils of Pauline, won an Oscar for his cinematography. He worked with Ford on five films. 118 min.

In the Film exhibition The Aesthetics of Shadow, Part 2: Europe and America






entre-deux
NYU Steinhardt
Opening on
On View
NYU Steinhardt
Greenwich Village / West Village


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Opening Reception & Events:
April 16th, 5- 9pm

Second Reception & Events:
April 18th, 6- 9pm

*refreshments, drinks, & good things served both nights

Exhibition on view April 16-19
Commons + Rosenbery Gallery
34 Stuyvesant Street

Masha Afonina
Alexandra Aguirre
Chelsea Birns
Courtney Surmanek
Elizabeth Tamkin

Featuring:
Anaïs Delsol
Alex Russo (of Mirkt)
Logan Wolf
Lynn Thu Tun
O-NAMI

http://entredeuxartshow.tumblr.com/

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SCHEDULE IN FLUX:

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16TH:
-Mask Making with Chelsea Birns: 6-9pm
-The Surmanek's Sing Along: 6-6:15pm
-Lynn Thu Thun + Adam Robinson of O-NAMI: 6:30-7:30pm
-Alex Russo of Mirkt: 8-9pm

*Masha Afonina & Courtney Surmanek performing on an ongoing basis

FRIDAY, APRIL 18TH:
-Mask Making with Chelsea Birns 6-9pm
-A Workshop on the Tarot with Lynn Thu Thun: 6:30-9pm
-Anaïs Delsol: 6:30-9pm

*Masha Afonina performing on an ongoing basis

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entre-deux...

means between a life which is ending and beginning.

When an event arrives that evicts us from ourselves, we do not know how to live. But we must.

The five of us have been launched into a space whose coordinates are all different.

Here, we begin piecing them together while moving toward the edge.

We're afraid to fail.

We're afraid to fly.






Music, Machines and Meaning
With Andy Cavatorta
SVA
Talk on
SVA
Chelsea


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This lecture by Andy Cavatorta—MIT Media Lab alumnus, Bjork collaborator and TED exhibiting artist—explores the pleasures and perils of creating sound and music using physical machines and materials. Topics include recent projects, a brief history of musical machinery, unusual aesthetic issues, an overview of useful skills and the importance of “fake rules.” Presented by MFA Interaction Design.

Free and open to the public

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1kMIo3u






NEWFILMMAKERS
Anthology Film Archives
Screening on
Anthology Film Archives
East Village / Lower East Side


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6:00 PM Documentary Series
J.J. Starr THE DUST ON OUR FEET (2013, 50 minutes)

7:00 PM College Screening Series
Digital Film Academy

8:00 PM Short Film Program
Campbell Logan ORION BEACH (2014, 5 minutes, video)
Abinadi Meza BLACK BOX RECORDER (2013, 3 minutes)
Devon Johson VIEW FROM A HILL (2013, 8 minutes)
Harry Bartle DAVEDREAMER (2014, 16 minutes)
Jack Kyser JAKE THE CINEPHILE (2013, 24 minutes)

9:15 PM Feature Presentation
Sean Weiner WE ARE STRANGERS (2013, 73 minutes)