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LIVEWIRE NYC NOVEMBER (published 13/11/2018)

LIVEWIRE is a monthly tour of shows, exhibitions and events around town. Expect performance art, politically engaged art, photography, poetry, and magic. By @JanaAstanov.

 

Pratt Performance and Performance Studies Salon
Tue, November 13 at 6:30PM
Pratt Institute Chapel 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn

 

EXPERIMENTS & DISORDERS Curated by Tom Cole & Christen Clifford
Tue, November 13, 2018 at 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Dixon Place 161A Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002

Fiction, nonfiction, poetry & performance texts by the most adventurous, cross-genre established & emerging writers. FeaturingTony Stinkmetal and Valerie Ellis.

Website: http://dixonplace.org/performances/experiments-disorders-11-13/

 

Narcissister Organ Player a film by NARCISSISTER
Screening until November 20
Film Forum in New York

An eye-opening self-portrait by Narcissister, the Brooklyn-based performance artist whose work explores race, sexuality, and body image with infinite candor and grace. A former dancer, Narcissister’s live shows amuse, shock, confound, and enchant in equal measure. With familial roots that are Moroccan, Jewish, and African-American, she explores the intimacies of her relationship with a mother whose influence and support were critical in shaping the artist she is today.

Tickets: https://filmforum.org/film/narcissister-organ-player

 


MARIA LIEBANA Solo Show
November 1 – 18
Local Project Art Space 11-27th 44th Rd, Long Island City, NY 11101

¿Tres Marias, Donde esta mi Felicidad? (Three Marias: Where Did My Happiness Go?) asks the three stars in Orion’s Belt: Where did my happiness go? Historically, the Three Sisters, also known as Las Tres Marias, have been timekeeping markers as well as guides for orientation. In this installation of new works, Liebana questions traditional notions of objectivity and the trustworthiness of perception. The life-size sculptures and ceramic self-portraits represent her identity as a female artist of color, and how society shapes her awareness of herself and her value in a capitalist patriarchy.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/356940648379069/

 

MIAO JIAXIN: Performance Art at GLASSHOUSE Rear Window series
Thu, November 15, 2018 at 9 PM
Glasshouse 246 Union Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11211

Glasshouse is thrilled to present ‘Next Performance’ a live performance by Miao Jiaxin, part of ‘Rear Window’- a monthly program of performances by emerging and established performance artists happening in the residential space of Glasshouse viewable through the rear window at their backyard.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2159119664312958/

 

Dance performance: CONTOUR
November 16th, 10PM
Czech Center New York

Choreographed by Jiří Bartovanec and performed by National Theatre of Brno; full of beautiful movements and dancers who put their hearts into the performance.

The production is the author’s commentary on the marginal events that have influenced the direction of society. The perfromance is the contour of the present, where freedom means to overcome our own fears, express our desire to exist and in accordance with everything that determines and surround us. We consider freedom as a complex, conscientiously powerful, equally well-grounded and intuitive form of dealing with the present.

RSVP link and more information on CCNY website here:
http://new-york.czechcentres.cz/program/event-details/dance-performance-contour/

METaMORPHOSIS Panoply Performance Laboratory
November 16 – 18
Panoply Performance Laboratory, 104 Meserole St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

The garage at 104 Meserole Street has been “art space” since the ’90’s. In 2012, Spread Art relocated to Detroit and passed the site to Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL). In December, 2018, the site will be transferred into the hands of IV Castellanos and Amanda Hunt, changing names from “PPL” to “IV Soldiers.”

Marking a state of metamorphosis, PPL (Esther Neff) organizes one last weekend of performances, with some of the artists (a festival including all would take months!) who have been crucial to the operation of this lab site for the past 7+ years.

Website link: http://www.panoplylab.org/
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/502761013560802/

 

EMPATHY Curated by Gabriel de Guzman
Opening Sat November 17 at 6 PM – 8 PM on display until December 30
Smack Mellon 92 Plymouth St, New York, New York 11201

Divisive rhetoric has reverberated in our current political climate, and empathy has proven to be a challenging sentiment for many Americans to conjure. This exhibition features artists who reveal a capacity for empathy, a willingness to reflect on another’s perspective or to understand those whose backgrounds differ from their own.

ARTISTS: Andrea Arroyo, Corinne May Botz, Sasha Phyars-Burgess, iliana emilia garcia, Beatrice Glow and Alexandre Girardeau, Zac Hacmon, Georgia Lale, Bundith Phunsombatlert, L.J. Roberts, Iván Sikic, Elisabeth Smolarz, Rosary Solimanto, Susan Stainman, Patricia Thornley, Vangeline, Michael Kelly Williams

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/489381828207064/

 

Krištof Kintera: Do Not Litter, Do Not Feed Birds and Do Not Push the Help Button (Yet)
On view: November 16 – December 6, 2018
Opening reception: November 16, 7PM
Czech Center New York Gallery

Krištof Kintera (born 1973) is one of the most successful and celebrated Czech artists of the youngest generation. His oeuvre is characteristic of a certain doubt concerning the possibilities and role of the arts. He creates sculptures and installations by combining or altering ordinary objects in unusual ways and brings to life very complex installations. Kintera explores the current social issues with sophisticated electromechanical and kinetic-acoustic objects, video, drawing and installation.

The human anthill of New York produces an infinite amount of objects, or material sediments, and subtle messages that Kintera aims to separate, decode and then translate into wall drawings, video screening and the final site specific installation Do Not Litter, Do Not Feed Birds and Do not push the Help Button (Yet)at the Czech Center New York gallery.

Curated by Charlotta Kotik, Independent Curator.

 

CREATRIX CULT: JANA ASTANOV Solar Show 
Opening Tue November 20, 7 PM – 9 PM on display until December 1
Local Project Art Space 11-27th 44th Rd, Long Island City, NY 11101

Local Project Art Space presents Creatrix Cult by Jana Astanov from November 20 to December 1. The exhibition features an installation consisting of photography sculpture, video, performative objects and poetry. The environment grounded in the concept of art as spiritual practice transforms the gallery into a place of worship celebrating the feminine and its connection to the natural world.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/338025446930186/

 

PERFORMEANDO
Nov 30 at 6 PM – Dec 1 at 5 PM
Grace Exhibition Space
new address: 182 AVENUE C in MANHATTAN, NYC

PERFORMEANDO, returns to New York City this Fall with the program “Somatopias” centered around notions of corporal adaptability, transformation, (dis)placement, and physical (re)location as explored, expressed and presented by selected artists.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/554036661733194/

 

WHEN THE ARTIS IS THE ART: Panel & short videos & performances
curated by Vernita N’Cognita and Coco Dolle
Tuesday Nov 27, 2018; doors open at 6:00 PM; panel starts at 6:30 PM
National Arts Club: 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003

This panel will include a short presentation of live performance acts and video works by each panelist followed by a discussion on the evolution and the experience of this practice in our contemporary art landscape. Participating artists: Vernita N’Cognita, Coco Dolle, Quinn Dukes, Verónica Peña & Jana Astanov.

Website: http://atoa.org/Fall2018/November.htm#tix

 

TOUCHED: a Mythic Bird Performance by JAGUAR MARY
November 30 & December 1,  at 7-8:30PM
Pratt Institute Chapel 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn

 

 

Oxford Think Festival: 10th – 18th November 2018 (published 07/11/2018)

Oxford University Press is delighted to once again partner with Blackwell’s Oxford to host a weekend of talks and discussions. After three successful years as the Oxford Philosophy Festival, the event returns this year as the Oxford Think Festival.

Celebrating the quest for knowledge and seeking to stimulate discussion of some of the big issues and ideas of our time, the festival brings together some of our most inspiring and exciting minds. Join us for a full weekend of debates and discussion, a special event on World Philosophy Day, and an exciting preview event with Martha C. Nussbaum.

All events are free to attend, but registration is strongly recommended to secure your space.

Preview event: Martha C. Nussbaum in conversation with Roger Crisp
Saturday, 10th November 2018, 13:00 GMT

For decades Martha C. Nussbaum has been an acclaimed scholar and humanist, earning dozens of honours for her books and essays. In The Monarchy of Fear, she turns her attention to the current political crisis that has polarized America since the 2016 election. She focuses on fear (“genetically first among the emotions”) and its role in stoking anger, disgust, and envy, and how those emotions, in turn, perpetuate divisive politics (sexism and misogyny especially). Drawing on a mix of historical and contemporary examples, from classical Athens to the musical Hamilton, Martha Nussbaum untangles this web of feelings and provides a roadmap of where to go next.

Register online for our Martha C. Nussbaum event.

Tim Williamson in conversation with Richard Marshall
Thursday, 15th November 2018, 13:00 GMT

On World Philosophy Day, join Tim Williamson and Richard Marshall as they discuss how modern philosophers think and work and tackle some of the key questions surrounding philosophy in new and provocative ways. Drawing on examples throughout the history of philosophy’s successes and failures, Tim Williamson demonstrates how philosophy begins with common-sense curiosity and develops through our capacity to dispute rationally with each other. From thought experiments to deduction to theories, this talk will make you rethink what philosophy is.

Register online for our Tim Williamson event.

Jamie Susskind on Future Politics
Saturday, 17th November 2018, 13:00 GMT

In his book Future Politics, author and barrister Jamie Susskind confronts one of the most important questions of our time: how will digital technology transform politics and society? He will argue that rapid and relentless innovation in a range of technologies – from artificial intelligence to virtual reality – will transform the way we live together. He will challenge the audience to rethink what it means to be free or equal, what it means to have power or property, what it means for a political system to be just or democratic, and propose ways in which we can – and must – regain control.

Register online for our Jamie Susskind event.

Jeremias Prassl on Humans as a Service
Saturday, 17th November 2018, 15:00 GMT

Is crowdsourcing the future of work? The gig economy promises to revolutionize work as we know it, offering flexibility and independence instead of 9-to-5 drudgery. The potential benefits are enormous: consumers enjoy the convenience and affordability of on-demand work while microentrepreneurs turn to online platforms in search of their next gig, task, or ride. Jeremias Prassl offers a lively and critical account of the gig economy: its promises and realities, what is at stake, and how we can ensure that customers, workers, platforms, and society at large benefit from this global and growing phenomenon.

Register online for our Jeremias Prassl event.

Lyndsey Stonebridge in conversation with Elleke Boehmer
Sunday, 18th November, 13:00 GMT

The twentieth century bore witness to the creation of a new class of person: the placeless people; those who cross frontiers and fall out of nation states; the refugees; the stateless; the rightless. Join Lyndsey Stonebridge and Elleke Boehmer as they discuss how a generation of writers and intellectuals responded to the mass displacements of the last century, and anticipate many of the issues we confront today. Exploring the work of Hannah Arendt, Franz Kafka, W.H. Auden, George Orwell, Samuel Beckett, and Simone Weil, among others, Lyndsey Stonebridge argues that we urgently need to reconnect with the moral and political imagination of these writers to tackle today’s refugee ‘crisis’.

Register online for our Lyndsey Stonebridge event.

David Dwan on Liberty, Equality, and Humbug
Sunday, 18th November 2018, 15:00 GMT

George Orwell is part of the political vocabulary of our times and yet, partly due to this popularity, what he stands for remains opaque. His writing confirms deep and widely shared intuitions about political justice, but part of its enduring fascination is the fact that these intuitions don’t quite add up. In Liberty, Quality & Humbug, David Dwan explores Orwell’s ambiguous views of key concepts such as liberty, equality, solidarity, truth, and happiness and reveals how, through his journalism and fiction, Orwell ultimately puts his own idealism on trial.

Register online for our David Dwan event.

If you are in the Oxford area between Sunday 10th and Sunday 18th November 2018, make sure to register for any of the above events. We look forward to seeing you at Blackwell’s, Broad Street!