Archive | April, 2015

Grey Gallery Event

30 Apr
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Tseng Kwong Chi Bill T. Jones, body painted by Keith Haring, London, 1983 Gelatin silver print, printed 2014 19 x 15 in. Courtesy Muna Tseng Dance Projects, Inc., New York

Friday, May 1, 6:00 pm 
Cantor Film Center, Theater 101
36 East Eighth Street

Remembering SlutForArt: Tseng Kwong Chi

A conversation and screening on dance, performance, and art with Ping Chong, artist; 
Bill T. Jones,
 dancer-choreographer; and Muna Tseng, dancer-choreographer,
sister of Tseng Kwong Chi, and trustee of his estate.
Moderated by Karen Shimakawa, associate professor and chair
of Performance Studies, TSOA, NYU.

In addition to the conversation, this program includes two film screenings. One is an excerpt from the performance SlutForArt a.k.a.Ambiguous Ambassador and 98.6: A Convergence in 15 Minutes,choreographed and performed by Muna Tseng and conceived and directed by Ping Chong.
The performance features voiceovers by Tseng and Chong along with projected photographs
in homage to the memory of an artist and brother who succumbed to the AIDS virus in 1990.

Bill T. Jones will share little-seen footage of himself and Tseng working with Keith Haring on the famous
body-painting photographs Tseng took in 1983, which are on view at the Grey Art Gallery’s exhibition
Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera (on view April 21–July 11).

Co-sponsored by NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute and Grey Art Gallery.
Required RSVP to www.apa.nyu.edu/events. All programs are subject to change.

*****

Offered in conjunction with the exhibition
Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera
on view at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery
from April 21 to July 11, 2015.

For more information on the exhibition,
please visit www.nyu.edu/greyart
Email: greyartgallery@nyu.edu
Tel: 212/998-6780

Grey Art Gallery Hours:
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 11 am–6 pm
OPEN LATE Wednesday: 11 am–8 pm
Saturday: 11 am–5 pm
Closed Sunday/Monday/Major holidays.

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Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann, Curated by Professor Ken Silver, Opening on May 2 at The Bruce Museum

29 Apr
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Hans Hofmann (1880-1966) The Cross (Sketch for Mosaic), 1950 Oil on paper mounted on board, 84 x 35 1⁄2 in. Renate, Hans and Maria Hofmann Trust Photograph by Doug Young

Take a look at the Bruce Museum’s website for the exhibit!

Press release from the Bruce Museum:

GREENWICH, CT, April 14, 2015 – May brings a burst of color to the Northeast, and next month is sure to be no exception – especially because this time the Bruce Museum in Greenwich plans to help Nature along. The Museum will be awash in the vibrant hues of Abstract Expressionist Hans Hofmann beginning May 2. Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann, the first ever exhibition to focus on the artist’s varied and under-appreciated public mural projects, opens at the Bruce Museum on May 2 and continues through September 6, 2015.

“Hans Hofmann is famed for his dynamic approach to color,” says New York University Professor of Modern Art Kenneth Silver, also an Adjunct Curator of Art at the Bruce Museum, and the curator of this exhibition. “He was a towering figure among New York School painters. He was also the most important teacher and theoretician of the Abstract Expressionist movement.”

The centerpiece of Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann will be nine oil studies by Hofmann, each seven feet tall, for the redesign of the Peruvian city of Chimbote. This was Hofmann’s extraordinary collaboration, in 1950, with Catalan architect José Luis Sert – the man who designed the Spanish Pavilion at the Paris World’s Fair in 1937, for which Picasso’s great mural Guernica was conceived. Although never realized, this visionary project was to include a huge mosaic wall – a freestanding bell tower in the town center – designed by Hofmann, which would incorporate not only his own highly evolved notions of Abstract Expressionist visual dynamics, but also forms symbolic of traditional Peruvian culture, religion and history.

Although now nearly forgotten, Hofmann also created two huge public murals in Manhattan. In 1956, for the developer William Kaufman, and in collaboration with the noted pioneer modernist architect William Lescaze, Hofmann created an astonishing, brilliantly colored mosaic mural, wrapped around the elevator bank in the main entrance hall of the office building at 711 Third Avenue. Two years later, in 1958, commissioned by the New York City Board of Education, Hofmann created a 64-foot long and 11-foot tall mosaic-tile mural for the High School of Printing (now the High School of Graphic Arts Communication) on West 49th Street.

“We are going to be bringing these large-scale, stunning works to life within the walls of the Bruce Museum via superb and varied painted studies, mosaic maquettes, photos, and architectural scale models of both projects – as well as a mural for an unrealized New York apartment house of the same period – which will show us not only Hofmann’s working methods, but also just how significant these murals were to the development of his art in general,” says Kenneth Silver. “The final section of the exhibition will demonstrate, by means of key later paintings, the crucial influence of the mural projects on Hofmann’s final and brilliant flowering as an easel painter. This show will reveal the power of Hofmann’s painting for a new generation.”

A scholarly catalogue has been created for the exhibition, with a foreword from Peter C. Sutton, Executive Director of the Bruce Museum, and essays by Curator Kenneth Silver and Mary McLeod, Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University. Public programming planned for the exhibition includes the 2015 Bob and Pam Goergen Lecture Series, with lectures by Curator Kenneth E. Silver on Tuesday, May 5; Stacey Gershon, principal at Stacey Gershon Fine Art/MLG Art Advisory on Thursday, June 11; and Mary McLeod, Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, Columbia University, on Thursday, June 25. All lectures will be held at the Museum and will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann opens on May 2 and runs through September 6. And when you go, don’t forget your cell phone: This exhibition, like many others at the Bruce, will be accompanied by Guide by Cell, a compelling cell phone audio tour guide program, generously underwritten by Lucy and Nat Day. Easy to follow Guide by Cell instructions will be available at the front admissions desk. à Ken, will there by a Guide by Cell? If not, we’ll take this part out.

Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann is generously underwritten by The Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund; Renate, Hans and Maria Hofmann Trust; JP Morgan; and a Committee of Honor chaired by Sabrina Forsythe, Sachiko Goodman, Susan Mahoney, Simone McEntire, and Susan Tejpaul. For more information about the new exhibition and its programming, visit www.brucemuseum.org.

Grey Gallery Conversation with Julie Saul and Shelley Rice TONIGHT!

29 Apr

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Wednesday, April 29, 6:30 pm  Einstein Auditorium, Barney Building 34 Stuyvesant Street (between 3rd Ave. and 9th St.)

Conversation with Julie Saul, owner of Julie Saul Gallery, who represented Tseng’s estate from 1996 to 2000, and Shelley Rice, professor of history of photography, NYU. Co-sponsored by NYU’s Masters Program in Visual Arts Administration, Department of Art & Art Professions, Steinhardt School; Department of Art History; Department of Photography & Imaging, TSOA; and Grey Art Gallery. Free of charge, no reservations, seating is limited. All programs are subject to change. ***** Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera on view at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery from April 21 to July 11, 2015.

For more information on the exhibition, please visit www.nyu.edu/greyart Email: greyartgallery@nyu.edu Tel: 212/998-6780

Grey Art Gallery Hours: Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 11 am–6 pm OPEN LATE Wednesday: 11 am–8 pm Saturday: 11 am–5 pm Closed Sunday/Monday/Major holidays.

The Final Mile: How Great Cities Are Fed by Robert LaValava

27 Apr

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Open House New York invites you to a very special event to kick off The Final Mile: Food Systems of New York, a new yearlong series of tours and talks exploring the architecture of New York City’s multi-layered food system.

Join Karen Karp, president of Karp Resources, and Robert LaValva, founder of the New Amsterdam Market, for a conversation about the future of New York City’s food system. Learn about how the movement of food has impacted the shape, look, and flow of the physical city: its buildings, its infrastructure, and its public spaces. Discover how the evolution of the food system has mirrored–even facilitated–historical population shifts, and consider how the current trends might reshape the city again over the coming decades, as New York City looks to add another 1.5 million residents by 2030. Karp and LaValva will discuss the relationship between food and cities and lay out some of the key issues that OHNY will explore over the coming year through The Final Mile.

Karen Karp is a leading authority on food systems and New York City’s good food movement with over 25 years of experience in specialty food retail, agriculture, and restaurants. Robert LaValva is an architect and planner and the founder of the New Amsterdam Market.

Wednesday April 29
6:30-8:00 PM
SVA THEATRE, 333 W 23rd Street

Reservations
Reservations are required for this lecture. Admission is free for OHNY members, OHNY volunteers, and students with valid ID. $10 for general public.

For more information, visit http://www.ohny.org

To purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-final-mile-how-great-cities-are-fed-tickets-16491690089

Grey Art Gallery Event

24 Apr

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Saturday, April 25, 3:30 pm 
Grey Art Gallery
100 Washington Square East

Gallery Conversation

Muna Tseng, dancer-choreographer, sister of Tseng Kwong Chi, and trustee of his estate; Alex Fialho,programs manager, Visual AIDS; and Pato Hebert, associate arts professor of Art & Public Policy, TSOA, NYU, will discuss Tseng’s provocative life and performance-based photography.

Free of charge, no reservations.

*****

Offered in conjunction with the exhibition
Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera
on view at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery
from April 21 to July 11, 2015.

For more information on the exhibition,
please visit www.nyu.edu/greyart
Email: greyartgallery@nyu.edu
Tel: 212/998-6780

Grey Art Gallery Hours:
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 11 am–6 pm
OPEN LATE Wednesday: 11 am–8 pm
Saturday: 11 am–5 pm
Closed Sunday/Monday/Major holidays.

April 29, 6:00 PM, 20 Cooper Square-5th Floor: Lecture by Emma Flatt (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Social Stimulants: Perfuming Practices in Sultanate India

22 Apr

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April 24, 12:30-2:00 PM, 20 Cooper Square-5th Floor: Book Talk with Richard M Eaton (University of Arizona) and Phillip E Wagoner (Wesleyan University) on Power, Memory, Architecture: Contested Sites on India’s Deccan Plateau, 1300-1600

22 Apr

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