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Lit Lounge Sundays Salon > Stand Up Philosophy

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presents

Stand Up Philosophy – Dejan Lukic

Step Not Beyond / Philosophical Therapeutics for the Lucid

A series of spring workshops on Hallucination
Sunday, March 29 | 3-5 pm
Sundays, April 12 & 26 | 3-5 pm

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An open and free workshop series focusing on themes central to art and culture. These enlightening lectures will teach you how to look at art with more confidence and an expanded vocabulary. They will speak about the role seduction plays in choosing what we like. A veritable “scholastic-oracular” presentation that is scholarly and enigmatic, rigorous and rarefied, where key terms in aesthetics are defined in a fluid and luminous language. The goal is to take essential experiences which became occluded in contemporary practice as purely practical matters that can be plugged into our lives to better inform our tastes. Inspiration is drawn from art, philosophy, architecture, and anthropology. The mediator, Dejan Lukic holds a Phd in anthropology from Columbia University and has lectured at numerous universities. For more details visit: www.stepnotbeyond.com

On Hallucination

Is it fair to say that superior works of art, literature, philosophy, film, etc., are some kinds of (precise and revelatory) hallucination? To what extent can we address reality itself as hallucinatory? On the other hand, what are the implications of sober hallucination, one that results neither from intoxication nor from any disorder? The Latin root of the term is hallucinari, meaning “gone astray in thought.” Hence, is it not ethically and aesthetically necessary to produce (in this world, our world, gone astray) a work that is equally out of bounds, wandering according to its own impulses? How else can reinvigorated sensations, ideas, and worlds emerge (if not during twilight and dawn)?

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PAJ 109 – Performance and Architecture

WhiteboxLab PAJ 109 - Performance and Architecture

Whitebox Art Center
in collaboration with PAJ

PAJ 109 – Performance and Architecture

PAJ 109’s design portfolios were organized by landscape architect Cathryn Dwyre, who teaches at Pratt, and architect Chris Perry, head of graduate studies and director of the Geofutures program at Rensselaer’s School of Architecture. They will speak about landscape and performance in the context of new directions in architecture and design practices. ­

Seth and Ariane Harrison of the design firm Harrison Atelier and ANAcycle architect Lydia Kallipoliti will also give presentations on their architectural projects in the greater New York City area.

The new PAJ 109 showcases ten architecture and design portfolios on installations, robotics,ecological projects, immersive environments and interview with Bernard Tschumi.

The event will be introduced by PAJ editor Bonnie Marranca

Link to introduction, “Expanded Fields: Architecture/Landscape/Performance” by Special issue editors and architects Cathryn Dwyre and Chris Perry

Link to PAJ Archive

On Power and Secrecy | LitLounge Sundays Salon > Stand Up Philosophy

On Power and Secrecy Sundays, December 14 & 28 | 3pm – 5 pm Power: the capacity to act, an energetic principle. The most basic principle that denotes an ability to affect and to be affected by something or someone.… Continue reading

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CAVELLINI 1914 – 2014 A SURVEY, EVENTS, AND MAIL ART SHOW

whitebox art center and Cavellini and Ray Johnson

Whitebox Art Center
presents

CAVELLINI 1914 – 2014 A SURVEY, EVENTS AND MAIL ART SHOW

Exhibition on view November 1 – 30, 2014
Tuesday through Saturday | 11am to 6pm

Opening, Performances, and Poetry Readings
Honoring GAC. (Guglielmo Achille Cavellini)
Saturday, November 15 | 6 to 10pm

A survey exhibition of Cavellini’s artworks alongside a Mail-Art show exploring the themes of GAC / Cavellini, Ego and Self-Historification. Culled from Archives + Contemporary

Mail Art. Curated by Mark Bloch.

Link to Press Release

Performances by
Mark Bloch
William Evertson from Easthampton, Connecticut
Britta Wheeler as Belinda Powell
Pasha Radetzki from the Republic of Belarus
Giovanni and Renatta Strada from Ravenna, Italy
Jon Tsoi, Father of Blindfold Performance Art Medicine

Poetry by
Steve Dalachinsky | Bonny Finberg | Allan Graubard | Ron Kolm | Valery Oisteanu | Yuko Otomo | Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

Music by
Antonello Parisi (piano rhodes) with Michael Gam (bass) and Julieta Eugenio (tenor sax)

Video by
Guglielmo Achille Cavellini | Richard Kostelanetz
Galeazzo Nardini and the Italian Museum | Jennifer Weigel | and others

Cavellini Festival-Parallel Events

From Self-Historification to Selfies: A  GAC fest in New York City-
A celebration of the centenary 1914-2014 of Guglielmo Achille Cavellini
November 14 to 16 2014

Friday, November 14 | 5:30 – 7:30PM
Museum of Modern Art
Analog Network: Mail Art, 1960-1999
An exhibition charting the course of the vast underground international DIY (do it yourself) art by mail movement 1960-1999.

Saturday, November 15 | 12 – 2PM
Richard L. Feigen and Company
“Ray Johnson’s Art World” exhibition on view Nov. 7, 2014 – Jan. 16, 2015.

Saturday, November 15 | 3 – 5PM
LYNCH THAM Gallery
GUGLIELMO ACHILLE CAVELLINI / Centennial Exhibition
Works by Cavellini, music and performances

Sunday, November 16 | 9:30AM – 12PM
Katz Deli
New York Correspondence Brunch Meeting
in honor of Cavellini and Ray Johnson, Buster Cleveland, John Evans
and our other late New York mail artists.

Link to Mark Bloch

The programs of Whitebox Art Center are made possible in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts.

Whitebox Art Center DCA sponsor

 

Lucian Freud: Eyes Wide Open

Whitebox Art Center Readings

Whitebox Art Center hosts

Lucian Freud: Eyes Wide Open
Select readings by author Phoebe Hoban

Tuesday, June 10th @ 7pm

Press
Link to Art In America Magazine, A Portrait of Lucian Freud: Interview with Phoebe Hoban

Link to review on Publishers Weekly

Reviews
“A first step toward a biographical understanding of a provocative, complex artist.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Biographer Hoban (Basquiat: A Quick Killing in Art) returns with a lively, concise biography (part of Amazon’s Icon series) of realist painter Lucian Freud (1922-2011), in which he emerges as a vigorous philanderer, gambler, brawler, and social climber.” —Publishers Weekly

“Art biographer Hoban (Alice Neel, 2010) presents a highly effective, strobe-like brief life of British painter Lucian Freud… A strikingly incisive portrait of an unforgettable rapscallion and provocative artist.” —ALA Booklist

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Anthony Haden Guest “The Further Chronicles of Now”

Whitebox Art Center at Cutlog Art Center

Whitebox Art Center presents
At Cutlog Contemporary Art Fair

Anthony Haden Guest
“The Further Chronicles of Now”

Vernissage – May 7th 2014 | 5pm – 10pm
The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Education Center – May 8th – 11th
107 Suffolk Street New York NY 10002 – Booth B1

Readings by Anthony Haden-Guest from “The Further Chronicles of Now”:

Wednesday, May 7 | 6:30 pm (Vernissage) in Video Gallery, 1st floor
Thursday, May 8 | 4:00 pm in Video Gallery, 1st floor
Friday, May 9 | 8:30 pm in Video Gallery, 1st floor
Saturday, May 10 | 4:00 pm in Video Gallery, 1st floor
Sunday, May 11 | 2:00-6:00 pm in Video Gallery, 1st floor

New York City – Whitebox Art Center presents Anthony Haden-Guest’s readings, drawings, animations, and site-specific interventions at cutlog.  For each day of the fair, Haden-Guest will read his darkly comic rhymes, some being about the art world, while his cartoons roll by on screen. His drawings depict caricatures of artists and quotes in the series So They Say, the most foolish lines in rock history, titled Rock and Roll Hall of Shame, and each hour of a day in New York in 24 Hours. On the last day of the art fair, Sunday May 11th, Whitebox Art Center and Haden-Guest will stage an impromptu full-day program of readings and performances.

Anthony Haden-Guest is a writer, reporter, and artist. He lives and works in London and New York and has published in leading magazines in Britain and America, most recently in Esquire and GQ (UK). His series of drawings 24 Hours will be published in Dujour Magazine later this year.

Press Contact: press@whiteboxny.org

Liberation Art

 

ArtPalestine International and Whitebox Art Center present

Liberation Art

Readings and Performance Thursday April 10th | 6:30-9pm

 

6:30 pm Samia Halaby signs her books.

7pm Samia Halaby reads Samia Halaby, Five Decades of Painting and Innovation by Maymanah Farhat published by Booth Clibborn Editions. She also reads select excerpts from Art of Palestine, A detailed study of Palestinian art during the second half of the twentieth century

7:45pm Special guest performance artist Elias Wakeem: video screening Borderline Drag Show and drag show lip-sync to Fairouz’s Can You See How Big the Sea Is?

8pm Alison Weir reads Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. was Used to Create Israel

Samia Halaby: Five Decades of Painting and Innovation offers an unprecedented look at one of the world’s leading abstract painters. Spanning over five decades of the Palestinian artist’s illustrious career, from her early student days in the 1960s to her most recent series in 2013, the book contains nearly 450 colour reproductions, presenting her expansive oeuvre through paintings, prints, and drawings. These images are accompanied by an in-depth essay by art historian Maymanah Farhat in addition to the personal reflections of the artist on her theories of abstraction and the many inspirations and approaches that were involved in creating some of her most recognized works.

Samia A. Halaby is a Palestinian artist and scholar who lives and works in New York. Born in Jerusalem in 1936 during the British Mandate, today she is recognized as one of the Arab world’s leading contemporary painters. Halaby has also been active in American academia, teaching art at the university level for seventeen years, a decade of which was spent as an associate professor at the renowned Yale School of Art (1972–82) as the first woman ever to hold the position of associate professor. In addition to participating in leftist political organizing for various causes, she has long been an advocate of pro-Palestinian struggles.

Elias Wakeem also known as Madam Tayoush is an emerging queer arab Palestinian artist living and working in New York City. Through performance she examines the reaction of the audience to her personal story of the place she grew up in with its geographical, historical and political situations. Madam Tayoush created over the past few years a series of monthly radical queer drag ball parties in Jerusalem called “Jerusalem is Burning”.

Alison Weir’s new book Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. was Used to Create Israel.  Alison Weir is a journalist, author and president of the “Council for the National Interest” as well as executive director of “If Americans Knew” a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing Americans with information on topics of importance that are misreported or under-reported in the American media.

See more about her book at Amazon

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How Green Was My Valley – Artist talk

Whitebox Art Center

Center for Palestine Studies, Alwan for the Arts, ArtPalestine International and Whitebox Art Center present

How Green Was My Valley – Artist talk
Due to technical difficulties, the talk has been moved from Alwan For The Arts to Whitebox Art Center

Friday April 4th | 7:30pm
Joseph Audeh, Samira Badran & Mary Tuma | Moderated by Dr. Raouf J. Halaby

Free and open to the public
- Doors open at 6:30pm

Link to exhibition and press release
Link to Reading and Performance event
Link to Dr. Raouf J. Halaby’s article on Counter Punch

Joseph Audeh
(b. 1989, Sarasota, Florida)

Joseph Audeh currently lives and works in New York. His work engages architecture, environmental change, and technology. His various projects imagine solutions to meet future energy needs by combining old forms of environmental knowledge with breakthroughs in emerging technology. Audeh was selected as a Berkeley Design Fellow (2011), a finalist for the Frieze Writer’s Prize (2012), and a traveling artist for the River Has Two Banks at Makan Art Space, Amman (2012). He recently completed an artist residency at Townhouse Gallery, Cairo (2013).

Samira Badran
(b. 1954, Libya)

Samira Badran was born to Palestinian parents in Tripoli, Libya and currently lives and works in Barcelona. Her father, Islamic artist Jamal Badran influenced her practice, which uses a wide range of mediums including painting, collage, photography, and installation. She has exhibited at the Sharjah Biennial, Al Hoash—the Palestinian Art Court in Jerusalem, The UNESCO Palace in Paris, The Modern Art Gallery in Baghdad, the Jordanian National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman, the Washington Museum of Women in the Arts, Musèe du Luxembourg, Paris, Centro Internazionale Multimedia, Italy, Gemeetemuseum den Haag, Foreign Ministry of Berlin, Al-Ma’mal Foundation, Jerusalem and Espai Agora, Barcelona.

Mary Tuma
(b. 1961, Oakland)

Mary Tuma was born in California in 1961 to a native Californian mother of Irish descent and a Palestinian father. She currently lives and works in Charlotte, North Carolina. She began sewing and crocheting with her mother at an early age. Her love of these processes led her to begin her formal study of art as an apprentice at Beautiful Arts Hall in Kerdassa, Egypt, where she learned to weave tapestries. Tuma’s work has been shown, nationally and internationally, in such venues as the Crocker Art Museum, The Maruki Gallery in Hiroshima, The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Al-Kahf Gallery in Bethlehem, The Cheongju International Craft Biennial, the Station Museum in Houston and Contemporary Projects in Kuwait City. Her work has appeared in Contemporary Practices, Art in America, Dar Al-Hayat, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Counterpunch, NYArts, Mother Jones,The San Francisco Chronicle and The Jordan Star, among others.

Moderator – Raouf J. Halaby
(b. 1945, Jerusalem)

Raouf J. Halaby is a native of Jerusalem, Palestine. In 1959 he moved from Upper Bakaa to Beirut, Lebanon and graduated with honors from the National Protestant Secondary School in 1964. He was awarded a Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Ouachita Baptist University, and his Ed.D. in the College Teaching of English from Texas A&M University in 1973. He studied Art History in Rome, Italy.

Since 1973, he has been teaching at his alma mater and is in his 41st year as a Professor of English and Art. Halaby has served on national, regional and local boards, as a consultant for University of Minnesota’s Immigration History Research center. He is a widely-published author, a regular contributor to CounterPunch, a photographer, and an award-winning sculptor, whose works have been exhibited nationally. He is a peace activist dedicated to the cause of Palestine and her dispossessed people.

Thank you to the co-sponsors of the Artist Talk

Center for Palestine Studies, Alwan for the Arts, ArtPalestine International

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How Green Was My Valley – Opening Celebration

Whitebox Art Center

ArtPalestine International and Whitebox Art Center present

How Green Was My Valley

On view April 3rd – 27th 2014
Opening celebration Thursday April 3rd | 6-8 pm
Readings and Performance Thursday April 10th | 5-7:30pm

Link to exhibition and press release
Link to Reading and Performance event

Mohamed Abusal | Tarek Al Ghoussein | Mohammed Al Hawajri | Joseph Audeh
Samira Badran | Taysir Batniji | Rana Bishara | Haitham Ennasr | Tanya Habjouqa
Wafa Hourani | Jeffar Khaldi | Mohammed Musallam | Larissa Sansour
Amer Shomali | Mary Tuma

Dieter Meier – YELLO Video Performances

Whitebox Art Center Dieter Meier

Whitebox Art Center at PERFORMA13
presents

Dieter Meier
YELLO Video Performances
Nov.3-21 | Daily 11-6pm

Dieter Meier in conversation with Anthony Haden-Guest

and ‘Tarock N.B.’ (2013) performed by Nin Brudermann
Nov. 21 | 6pm

Closing reception Nov.21 | 6-8pm

New York City – Since the 1960s Dieter Meier is an active film director, performance artist, conceptual artist and musician. Dieter Meier became known to the broader public as part of the influential Electro Pop duo YELLO, partnering with Boris Blank to produce eighteen albums. YELLO‘s 1985 single ‘Oh Yeah’ is featured on sound tracks to popular films and TV shows such as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Secret to My Suce$s, South Park and The Simpsons. YELLO music videos shown during the 1980s emphatically defined early video performance genre on MTV and other dedicated programming.

“As an experimental filmmaker, I used the camera like a brush, creating moving frescoes. The drama was film as film. Using the same technique, 16mm films became animated stage designs, projected on high reflection scotch screens, in front of which YELLO performed.” Dieter Meier 2003

Out of the creation of these experimental films the first ‘music videos’ emerged. “I started to produce these little films for fun, because the music of Boris Blank was incredibly inspiring” says Dieter Meier. “We had quite a few of these YELLO films ready, and when MTV started to broadcast them, this new format was called music video.” As YELLO did not play live, these videos were the only format with which the band could present itself to an audience.

Dieter Meier with his YELLO video performances not only contributed to the stylistic development of video and film, but also created an ‘image’ culture in new media which made his experimental visuals accessible to a broad audience.

YELLO VIDEO PERFORMANCES, curated by Harald Falckenberg and Tony Guerrero, is a selection of music video performances produced from 1981 to 2009.

Dieter Meier in conversation with Anthony Haden-Guest at the closing reception Nov. 21st 6-8pm.

For more information, email press@whiteboxny.org

Whitebox Art Center at PERFORMA13

Whitebox Art Center at PERFORMA13 presents: Unconscious Media, Dieter Meier and Christopher Knowles Unconscious Media (Hans Breder) “Experiments in Intermedial Activism” Live Web Teleconference/ Performance Nov. 2 | 3-5pm Link to event Dieter Meier YELLO Video Performances Exhibition on view Nov. 3 –… Continue reading

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Unveiled | Music – Performance – Readings

Whitebox Art Center will host a multi-media event generated in collaboration with KafLab. Unveiled will combine music, performance, technology and readings. This response to cultural and political complexities in the Middle East— will take place on the closing of Beyond the Cloth: The Kafiye Project.

Music

Starting with acoustic and traditional Arab musical forms of the oud (Hadi Eldebek) and acoustic guitar (Plus Aziz) juxtaposing with an exploration of improvised drawing and experimental sound (Kevork Mourad) raw interaction of words and music hip hop/spoken word/postmodernist African American youth culture (organized and led by Chris Carr).

Performance

Ferrán Martín’s performative use of fire and wood — highlighting destruction as a process inherent to civilization— is an experience of transformation in time informed by rituals native to the Western Mediterranean Basin.

Rosalinda González’s musical performance of an original composition — for electric violin, mattress needles and cymbals— is inspired by female protesters in Egypt. The two-channel video projection ties into iconoclastic suppression of Christianity in the region.

Pasha Radetzki’s HUEWOMANITY in conjunction with the U.N. MOM Committee and its Digitala sub-committee explores the possibility of progress in contemporary children’s rights today — particularly in Syria.

Interactive installation by Igor Molochevski and Ella Averbukh — The Silent Prayer of Magnetic Field, for which Ella will create — in real-time— a canvas of yarn embedded with magnetic components following geometric patterns related to the Kafiye. A real-time analysis of the magnetic field generated by her movements will create musical composition.

Readings

Music and performances will be punctuated with live readings by Anthony Hayden-Guest’s referent to his days covering for the British Press the Civil War in Lebanon in relation to today’s situation. Erum Naqvi will introduce the event while providing a framework extrapolated from her writings on globalization and contemporary aesthetics.