Sharon Hayes and Laura Horelli @ Tues Feb 19

Brooklyn Commons: Sharon Hayes and Laura Horelli
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)
February 19, 2013 6:30PM
1040 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Seating is limited so please arrive early.

On February 19th, Sharon Hayes and Laura Horelli will discuss the role of documentary practices in relation to language, politics and the intersection of public and private domains. In different ways, both artists collapse time periods by locating the individual voice in historical and political images. Hayes’ work moves between multiple mediums–video, performance, installation–in an ongoing investigation into the interrelation between history, politics and speech. She employs conceptual and methodological approaches borrowed from practices such as performance, theater, dance, anthropology and journalism. Horelli’s video installations deal with society, media and politics in the age of globalization. The narrative is often personal, but includes an analytical and expansive dimension. She has remarked, “my work is a continuation of ‘the personal is political’ in that personal stories are used to address structures in society.”

Brooklyn Commons, a discussion series this winter and spring at ISCP, presents intellectual and artistic pairings between the established Brooklyn-based artist community and ISCP residents. This series puts artists in conversation who have not shared a dialogue in the past and focuses on the vibrant and diverse cultural practitioners living and working in Brooklyn, both long- and short-term.

Reminder: Expose: Peepers, Flashers, and Other Law Breakers @ Mon Feb 11

Expose: Peepers, Flashers, and Other Law Breakers

Monday, February 11, 2013 6:30pm
Wood Auditorium, Columbia University GSAPP

Beatriz Colomina,  Princeton University SOA
Eric Höweler, Höweler + Yoon Architecture
Helen Nissenbaum, NYU Information Law Institute
Mark Shepard, University of Buffalo
Kazys Varnelis, Columbia University GSAPP
A wide-ranging conversation on privacy and self-exposure in architecture and public space in the age of online social networks. Organized by the Network Architecture Lab

Now Dig This! From Los Angeles to New York Symposium: Feb 8 @ MoMA

Now Dig This! From Los Angeles to New York Symposium
Friday, February 8, 2013, 10am-5pm
MoMA, Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

In conjunction with the MoMA PS1 exhibition Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980, this full-day symposium explores the relationship and parallels between the African American artistic communities in Los Angeles and New York through examining the social and cultural atmosphere of the 1970s in both cities, the significance of the Just Above Midtown artist space to the New York community, and the influences these artists have on their contemporaries. The program ends with a special performance by artist Maren Hassinger, with a reception to follow. Participants include exhibition curator Kellie Jones, with scholars C. Ondine Chavoya and Komozi Woodard, curators Franklin Sirmans, Naima Keith, and Kalia Brooks, and filmmaker and founder of Just Above Midtown Linda Goode Bryant. Participating artists include Lorraine O’Grady, Ulysses Jenkins, Senga Nengudi, Steffani Jemison, Xaviera Simmons, Sanford Biggers, Hank Willis Thomas, Kira Harris, and Maren Hassinger.

Tickets ($12, $8 members and corporate members, $5 students, seniors and staff of other museums) can be purchased online or at the information desk in the main lobby, the film desk or at the film desk on the day of the program.

Intangible Economies at Artists Space: Feb 7

Intangible Economies Symposium

Thursday, February 7, 7pm

Artists Space, 55 Walker Street

Marking the launch of the publication Intangible Economies, Antonia Hirsch, artist and editor-at-large for Fillip magazine, introduces this ongoing series of talks and essays with presentations by curator Candice Hopkins and artist Patricia Reed.

Edited by Hirsch and published by Fillip, Intangible Economies addresses “economy” as a general system of exchange and speculatively investigates the role that “affective transactions” play in modes of representation and cultural production. Value, with its abstract and abstracting quality, becomes a fulcrum in this constellation, both in its functional role in a capitalist economy and in its relevance to an ethics.

In this three-part presentation, Antonia Hirsch will provide an introduction to the ideas that animate the overall project; Patricia Reed will position ethics as based on a surplus, its politicity mobilized by what cannot be accounted for in current spheres of normativity; and Candice Hopkins will consider the conflicted history of the potlatch, a First Nations tradition that has been frequently idealized as a trope in contemporary art production.

The book contains a collection of essays by Juan A. Gaitán, Melanie Gilligan, Antonia Hirsch, Hadley+Maxwell, Candice Hopkins, Olaf Nicolai, Patricia Reed, Monika Szewczyk, and Jan Verwoert. It is the second title in Fillip’s Folio Series, which presents new and previously published writing by critics, artists, and curators and that engages specific and recurring questions on international contemporary art.

$5 Entrance Donation, Limited Capacity, entrance on a first come, first served basis

“Brainwave: Illusion” series at the Rubin Museum of Art starts Wednesday

A diverse series of events that includes talksspecial film screenings followed by discussionsThe Memory Palace (an interactive workshop)Lunch Matters, and Cabaret Cinema will engage professionals from a wide range of creative spheres and enlist the aid of neuroscientists to help us understand how the perception of our world is shaped by the surprising adaptability of our brains.

An interesting line-up that includes Mary Ellen Mark, Fran Lebowitz, Peter Dinklage, Bjarke Ingels, and too many others to mention. See the full schedule here: Note that some events have already sold out.

Trenton Doyle Hancock @ Tue Feb 5, 2013 12:45pm

Tue Feb 5, 2013 12:45pm

Pratt Institute, Engineering, – 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn (Room 307) (map)

Oklahoma City-born artist Trenton Doyle Hancock received his B.F.A. from Texas A&M University and went on to earn an M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art. He has recently held solo exhibitions at James Cohan Gallery, Sheldon Museum of Art, the University of South Florida Art Museum, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, and Institute for Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. He has twice participated in the Whitney Biennial. Hancock’s awards include Joyce Alexander Wein Award, S.J. Wallace Trauma Fund Prize, Penny McCall Foundation Award, Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, and Skowhegan Camille Hanks Cosby Fellowship for African-American Artists. His work has been a part of various publications, including The New York Times, Modern Painters, Art Forum, and Art 21.