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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


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:

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.


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/


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



07/11/18: Oxford Think Festival: 10th – 18th November 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!

22/10/18: Stewart Home, Louis Armand and Johnny Pulp


Stewart Home, Louis Armand and Johnny Pulp read from their new books.

10th November, 8.00pm onwards.

The Wheatsheaf: 25 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1JB

Stewart Home’s Re-Enter The Dragon. Genre Theory, Bruceploitation and the Sleazy Joys of Lowbrow Cinema is ‘HEAD KICKING BRICK BREAKING MAYHEM! Stewart Home’s going point to point so we can start learning up. In fact this kind of point-to-pointing is typical in Home, who often lays down detail after detail, even when his first is damning enough. The technique and approach he uses for capturing his phenomena is part of the curious feeling you often get when reading him that he’s strangling whatever it is in the cradle; in his relentlessness you feel he’s using a cannon to kill a mouse, but that it misses the mouse to hit neighbouring mice instead. Deliberately. Home is out to cause trouble. Or what others might call fun.’ 3:AM Magazine

Send Cash : Stewart Home is a prose machine but when his settings malfunction sometimes poetry spews out instead. He is the author of fifteen novels including the pulp/avant-garde classics “Pure Mania,” “Defiant Pose,” “Blowjob,” “Cunt,” and “69 Things to Do with a Dead Princess.” His work since the late 1970s has included interventions and manifestoes in the Neoist movement such as the Art Strike, and a non-fiction history of avant-garde movements, “The Assault on Culture: Utopian currents from Lettism to Class War.” This is the first collection of his poetry, song lyrics and snippets from his mother Julia Callan-Thompson’s diary entries.



Louis Armand’s Glasshouse’s ‘… narrative folds itself again and again, so that each new chapter deepens a sense of cramped desolation and despair. The constant mood of this inescapable dread comes from the tangible stink of evil evoked by his image-lathered prose… Armand’s is a bleak and fierce imagination, filtering life’s rancid nightmare through detective tropes that often feel like they’ve drowned. By the time we get to the end we realise the detectives and the dead are all skewered by the incoherence of any final resolution. That, and by Armand’s smart black humour. A great read.”     3:AM Magazine


Johnny Pulp’s “Palomare Bomb Grrls is so OTT it could only have been written by Johnny Pulp or me! If you’ve been dreaming of a roller coaster ride thru the dark side of a sick mind with absolutely no redeeming features, this is the book for you. If you’re a literary bore welcome to your worst nightmare!” (Stewart Home)


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


October 11th-14th
Along 14th st Manhattan
4-27 October 2018 Exhibition
55 Bethune St
Westbeth Artists Housing and Center for the Arts

For this year’s theme, 45 women, female identifying and non-binary local, national and international artists will present work that challenges societal constructs of gender, age, and beauty; analyze contemporary ideas of self, wellness, body image, and health; and explore otherness, identity, and language. The projects range from site-specific multimedia visual installations to participatory performances.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/artinoddplacesnyc/
Website: http://body.artinoddplaces.org/


Thu, 4th October 8 PM – 2 AM
Email for location

Performance art featuring the work of sex worker and allies.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/325243991560060/


SIZE MATTERS curated by William Norton
September 29, 2018 – October 7, 2018 12 – 8PM
Closing reception Sun, October 7th 6-8PM
100 Bogart Street Gallery, 100 Bogart Street, Brooklyn NY 11206

SIZE MATTERS: the exhibition that asks that question

Curator William Norton has assembled artists from Japan, China, the USA and the UAE to get to the heart of the issue that keeps artists up every night: Does Size Matter? Asian cultures conceive the importance of scale in relationship to value differently than Western artists. This question of scale is the driving vision behind this show: is intimacy only possible in the small scale and can a question of mythological proportions only be expressed in a grand manner?

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/261805481116950/


Sept 7th Friday at 5 PM – 10 PM
Grace Exhibition Space
new address: 182 AVENUE C in MANHATTAN, NYC

Grace Exhibition Space has just learned that the Cart Department will be intervening the space this Friday. They inform us that there will be lights, cameras, and action. Joining the Cart Dept. will be DIY jug band enthusiasts The Creature Comforts, condom bauble installations, and a vegetable petting zoo for food (located near entrance).

Come see what critics are calling “a bold statement about nothing at all, really.”

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1044897802359282/


Part of SIZE MATTERS exhibition curated by William Norton
Sat, 6th October 3 – 5 PM
100 Bogart Street Gallery, 100 Bogart Street, Brooklyn NY 11206

Livestreaming the Senate vote on the Kavanaugh nomination. Watching while baking “BELIEVE WOMEN” cake. I would like to celebrate I would love to think that the Senators will make the right decision, that they will prove that they believe women, all of our stories and that it matters what we have to say and that we are believed. Meeting at 3pm in the gallery with those of you who want to talk who need to talk who feel vulnerable or enraged. Feminist cake “BELIEVE WOMEN” served.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2137627883142969/


Mara’s Photo Book: Launch Party
Sat, October 6th, 8 – 11:55 PM
Last Frontier NYC, 520 Kingsland Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11222

Celebrate with Mara Catalan the Golden Age of Williamsburg during the 90’s with her new book: “Williamsburg, A Place I Once Called Home.” Published by Red Hook Editions.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1947283358897328/?active_tab=about


Sun, 7th October at 7 PM – 9 PM
Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Ave, Queens, New York 11378

Julia Santoli’s Sunday Service, entitled Becoming Otherwise, explores unfixed territories and altered states featuring five artists whose work enacts and conjures transformative spaces of energetic exchange through inner/outer intentions, sculptural relations, and virtual play. Over the course of the evening, the artists will employ tools and tactics that rove through movement, task-based performance, sculpture, sound, and VR.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2415951348631854/


Bushwick Troutman Art Fest
Sun, 7th October 12 – 6 PM
Troutman St, Brooklyn, NY 11237, United States

Art festival in the public space in Bushwick, on TROUTMAN Street between St. Nicholas Ave and Wyckoff Ave. Celebrating art in the community with the many artists that have studios or live/work in the neighborhood, local music talent, performance art, costumes and puppetry for a mini art parade, body painting.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/704772539857792/


THE IDENTIFIED SELF curated by Ventiko
October 12-26th
Abrazo Interno Gallery at The Clemente Center. 107 Suffolk Street

“The Identified Self” brings together works from eight artists who challenge the stereotypes derived from and explore the facets of the “self” they have been born into. Participating artists: Kavine Darmanie, Dominique Duroseau, Shawn Escarciga, Robert Goldkind, Luke Mannarino, Sara Meghdari, Geraldo Mercado and Dáreece J. Walker.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/254198445285322/


TULLIDO Performance-Dance Project 2018
October 12th and 13th, 8 pm
Take Root at Green Space

37-24 24th Street, Suites 211 & 212
Long Island City, NY 11101

“TULLIDO,” the new performance-dance project by interdisciplinary artist, HECTOR CANONGE, will have its world premiere in the program Take Root at Green Space in Long Island City, Queens, on Friday, October 12th and Saturday, October 13th, 2018.  The solo performance-dance project was inspired by literary readings about the “crippled body” and “corporal damage,” as well as the artist’s own battle against Rheumatic Fever. Canonge’s new work incorporates elements of dance theater, Butoh Dance, Performance Art, and ritualistic somatic expressions that evoke internal struggles, physical constraints, and personal inadequacies when confronted by physical challenges.

More information: http:// www.hectorcanonge.net


EVENING WITHOUT ANGELS performance by Jil Guyon
Thu, October 18, 2018 at 9 PM
Glasshouse 246 Union Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11211

Exploring the intersection between domesticity and femininity, ‘Evening Without Angels’ traces the actions of an enigmatic woman absorbed within a white living space as she confronts past trauma, part of ‘Rear Window’ performance series at Glasshouse.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/729167650777396/


Amy Finkbeiner and Christen Clifford 
Oct 11 at 6 PM – Oct 14 at 6 PM
14th Street Manhattan, New York 10003

A Matriliny Access Station for Un-Patriation and Re-Distribution of Information, Knowledge, and Supplies, toward Re-Possession of Our Bodies. Part of Art in Odd Places 2018: BODY Public Festival along 14th Street in Manhattan from Avenue C to the Hudson River.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/155480358727188/


Sat, October 13 10 AM – 6 PM
Mannes School of Music, New York

55 W 13th St, New York, New York 10011

Experimental guitarist Keith Rowe celebrates the publication of Keith Rowe: The Room Extended [powerHouse Books]
RSVP REQUIRED https://www.eventbrite.com/e/keith-rowe-extended-tickets-50536574254

10am – 12:30pm: Morning Session Keith Rowe solo performance4pm – 6pm: Afternoon Concert: Clara de Asís (guitar) and Lucie Vítková (accordion and varia), Maria Chavez (turntable) and Sandy Ewen (guitar), Marcia Bassett (guitar) and Barry Weisblat (electronics)

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/301753653987952/?active_tab=about


Sat, October 13, 2018 at 7:30 PM – 9 PM
Local Project Art Space 11-27th 44th Rd, Long Island City, NY 11101

Five More Seconds, an evening of screenings. 11 submissions from emerging artists were chosen through an open call. The title of the screening “Five More Seconds draws from the practice of Wim Wenders, a German filmmaker. Artists were encouraged to explore the possibilities of the metaphorical “five seconds” in video production. The screenings were curated by Seung Hee Kim.

Facebook Event:: https://www.facebook.com/events/327090644514111/


Legacy Fatale TUG OF WAR
Part of Art in Odd Places BODY Festival
Sat, October 13th, 3PM
231 E. 14th Street, NYC

For the past decade, Legacy Fatale has celebrated female empowerment through performance art and interdisciplinary social practices. For this edition, Legacy Fatale’s director Coco Dolle invites you to a curated program crossing-over the world of punk and performance art with the politics of resistance.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/331986910927288/


PERFORMANCE AS REPAIR: Gina Goico & Iván Sikic
Sat, October 13th
The 8th Floor 17 W 17th St, New York, New York 10011

Organized by Se habla español, Performance as Repair will explore the practices of two Latin American artists – Gina Goico and Iván Sikic. Live performance, screening, and talk to initiate a conversation examining the performative role of language in our society, how words can be used to combat the imposition of power and play an essential part in activism, denouncement, inclusion, and policy making.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1864334360349276/


[Photo by Charlene Stevens]

Part of Art in Odd Places BODY Festival
SUN, October 14th, 2 – 6 PM
Along 14th Street, from Ave C to the Hudson River, NYC

“The Picnic: Harvest of the Zephyr” is a durational performance which will take place along 14th Street sidewalks beginning near Ave C by Campos Plaza 1, taking a break at Union Square Park, and culminating in a picnic with the public at 14th Street Park (10th Ave) as part of Art in Odd Places 2018: BODY.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/artinoddplacesnyc/


Panoply Performance Laboratory, Civic Reflex/Reflejo Civico 2018
Saturday, Oct 20 at 8 PM – 11 PM
Panoply Performance Laboratory, 104 Meserole St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

CIVIC REFLEX is a collective performance/social art project involving: 1) the formation of a self-reflexive collective of 20 artists/groups 2) a series of 5 public forum events and 3) an online blog substantiating and framing “civic” “civil” and “reflexive” performance practices and performative theoretics.

Website link: http://www.panoplylab.org/
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/247659239110541/?event_time_id=247659252443873



19/09/18: HowTheLightGetsIn Festival Update

Helen Beebee is appearing at the festival this weekend. Read her new interview with 3:AM here.

2018 Festival Programme

Sat 22nd September
Sun 23rd September

We’ve already highlighted some of the philosophers at the event who we’ve interviewed at 3:AM here.

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The interpretation I prefer – call it the ‘projectivist’ interpretation – is just as you said: causation is just something our minds impose on events out there in the world. We do, in fact, infer effects from causes.’

Lewis says that our aim as philosophers is to find out ‘what equilibria there are that can withstand examination’, where an ‘equilibrium’ is basically a reasonably complete body of philosophical ‘opinion’. ‘

Our basic idea is that the Humean view of laws connects with a ‘compatibilist’ view about free will – compatibilism being the view that free will is compatible with determinism. ‘

Amongst social sciences and humanities, philosophy showed the second-lowest representation of women (worst was music composition) and far and away the strongest belief that success requires innate brilliance. There’s a similar pattern in the sciences, where maths and physics have the strongest belief that success requires innate brilliance and amongst the lowest representation of women.’

Helen Beebee is the Principal investigator on the AHRC-funded project, ‘The age of metaphysical revolution: David Lewis and his place in the history of analytic philosophy’, one of the co-editors of Philosophy and Phenomenological Research and an associate editor of the Journal of the American Philosophical Association; she is also on the editorial boards of Hume Studies and the Australasian Journal of Philosophy. She is currently President of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science and President Elect of the Aristotelian Society, and co-chair (with Jenny Saul) of the BPA/Society for Women in Philosophy (UK) Committee for Women in Philosophy. She has an interest in the under-representation of women in philosophy (women make up about 25% of permanent academic staff in the UK). With Jenny Saul she wrote a report on behalf of the British Philosophical Association and the Society for Women in Philosophy UK in 2011. Here she discusses Hume on causation, whether Hume creates or destroys systems, whether it would be rational to drop the subject of metaphysics of causation, how any theory of causation has to fit in with all the other metaphysical pieces, whether anything holds the universe together, free will, and the issue of why there are so few women in philosophy.

08/09/18: Chelsea Manning in Conversation with James Bridle

Monday 1 October, 2pm / The Royal Institution

Technologist Chelsea Manning is in conversation with artist and writer James Bridle, discussing the rise of artificial intelligence and the role of AI in public policy, the state of the data economy, and the issues faced by transgender people today. A network security expert, Manning is a vocal advocate for government transparency and LGBTQ+ rights. Among topics to be explored with Bridle are the emergence of details surrounding the Panama Papers and Edward Snowden, as well the relationship of digital technologies to democracy – if, their use by Cambridge Analytica shows that digital tools can be manipulated to undermine democratic processes, the pair also consider ways in which democracy in the digital age could yet be restored, indeed enhanced.

Tickets available exclusively to ICA Red Members until 17 September. Book

Chelsea Manning worked as an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense, where the classified documents she disclosed to the public revealed human rights abuses and corruption connected to the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Upon receipt of a 35-year sentence for leaking government documents, an unprecedented amount of time for a whistleblower to be served, Manning publicly identified as a trans woman and asserted her legal rights to medical therapy. After seven years in military prison, President Barack Obama commuted Manning’s sentence, and she was released in 2017. She now speaks on the social, technological and economic ramifications of AI, and on the practical applications of machine learning.

James Bridle is an artist and writer working across technologies and disciplines. His artworks have been commissioned by galleries and institutions and exhibited worldwide, including online. His writing on literature, culture and networks has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers such as Wired, Domus, Cabinet, the Atlantic, the New Statesman, the Guardian and the Observer. He lectures regularly at conferences, universities, and other events. New Dark Age, his book about technology, knowledge, and the end of the future, was published by Verso (UK & US) in 2018. His work can be found on his website.

Supported by Vivienne Westwood

Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH


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


Grace Exhibition Space‎
Sept 7th Friday at 5 PM – 10 PM
Grace Exhibition Space new address: 182 AVENUE C in MANHATTAN, NYC 

Celebrating the opening of the new Grace Exhibition Space with performances by Martin O’Brien, Miao Jiaxin, Jaguar Mary, Oya Damla.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2150202525248126/



September 7 – October 7 , 2018
Opening: Fri Sept 7th from 6-8pm

Group exhibition featuring works by by John Drue, Frank Wang Yefeng, and Jamie Martinez, Liminality explores themes of ritualistic surreality through mixed media works.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theborderprojectspace/


POST- sculpture exhibition by Virginija Babušytė-Venckuvienė
Opening: Fri Sept 7th from 6-9pm
SLA 307 West 30th St

Nature is constantly re-creating us and filling us with knowledge. Life is like a crumbling sand that we are sprinkling between our hands…

This exhibition is like two lives: Past and Present… Past with projection to future: life history, emotions, feelings, losses, beliefs, finding the basis… Present – Future – Whole is as if it is falling apart…

Website link: https://www.sla307.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sla307ArtSpace/


September 11th 7:30 pm- Midnight
252 Green St, Brooklyn, NY 
Pankhurst in the Park 2018 Art salon @ Mothership NYC

Anna FC Smith – Bibi Flores – Kelly Shaw Willman – Pablo Melchor –  Lotte Karlsen – ULTRACULTURAL OTHERS

2nd Tuesdays at The Mothership NYC are informal, salon-style gatherings for artist friends & colleagues and other arts appreciators…A creative flow traveling from the EMINENT DOMAIN flash exhibition staged at the former blue-chip Robert Miller gallery space in West Chelsea in July, it has organically stemmed from Alexandra Arts recent collaboration with ART 511 Magazine. The evening will open with Lotte Karlsen joined in conversation with Art 511 Magazine publisher and artist Scotto Mycklebust. Doors open at 7:30 pm till late. Wine will be served. Bring friends.

Web link: https://www.alexandra-arts.org.uk/events/2018/9/11/art-salon-at-mothership-nyc


Katya Grokhovsky: Theater of the Mundane
Friday, September 14 at 6 PM – 9 PM
Chashama: 273 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014-4102

“Theater of the Mundane”, is a site-specific multi-media performative installation by Katya Grokhovsky, presented at chashama space to present at 273 Bleecker st New York, NY, which explores the absurdity of the human condition through sculpture, assemblage, painting, video and performance.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/953099641540550/


SUSPENSE by Lital Dotan
Thu, September 20 9 PM – 10 PM
Glasshouse 246 Union Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11211

‘Suspense’ a live performance by Lital Dotan, part of a new performance series called ‘Rear Window’ at Glasshouse.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/706355986378690/


“As Far as the Heart Can See”- Opening and Curatorial Walkthrough
Friday, Sept 21, 5pm
EFA Project Space: 323 West 39th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018

Did you know this September marks *10 years* of EFA Project Space? Launched in September 2008, Project Space was founded on the belief that art is intrinsically tied to everyday life, with the mission to enrich individuals who produce it and the communities that arise because of it. To celebrate 10 years, we return to the heart of the matter with As Far as the Heart Can See, curated by Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful — an exhibition featuring daring, playful, and groundbreaking performance.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/514239275671543/


Art in Odd Places BODY Festival
Festival Kick-off Wed September 26 at 6 PM – 1 AM
The Beauty Bar 231 E 14th St, New York, New York 10003

Join Art in Odd Places BODY NYC team and participating artists in celebrating the launch of the 2018 Festival and Exhibition.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/276126573207441/


Grace Exhibition Space‎
Sept 7th Friday at 5 PM – 10 PM
Grace Exhibition Space new address: 182 AVENUE C in MANHATTAN, NYC 

Celebrating the opening of the new Grace Exhibition Space with performances by Martin O’Brien, Miao Jiaxin, Jaguar Mary, Oya Damla.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2166543160338534/


Panoply Performance Laboratory, Civic Reflex/Reflejo Civico 2018
Saturday, Sept 29 at 8 PM – 11 PM
Panoply Performance Laboratory, 104 Meserole St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

CIVIC REFLEX is a collective performance/social art project involving: 1) the formation of a self-reflexive collective of 20 artists/groups 2) a series of 5 public forum events and 3) an online blog substantiating and framing “civic” “civil” and “reflexive” performance practices and performative theoretics.

Website link: http://www.panoplylab.org/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/247659239110541/?event_time_id=247659255777206


SIZE MATTERS curated by William Norton
September 29, 2018 – October 7, 2018
Opening September 28, 2018 from 12-8 pm
Performances Saturday, September 29 starting at 3pm
100 Bogart Street Gallery, 100 Bogart Street, Brooklyn NY 11206

SIZE MATTERS: the exhibition that asks that question
Curator William Norton has assembled artists from Japan, China, the USA and the UAE to get to the heart of the issue that keeps artists up every night: Does Size Matter? Asian cultures conceive the importance of scale in relationship to value differently than Western artists. This question of scale is the driving vision behind this show: is intimacy only possible in the small scale and can a question of mythological proportions only be expressed in a grand manner?

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/261805481116950/


03/09/18: HowTheLightGetsIn Festival Update

2018 Festival Programme

Sat 22nd September
Sun 23rd September

We’ve already highlighted some of the philosophers at the event who we’ve interviewed at 3:AM here.  Another one is Sean Carroll the philosophically-minded physicist.

Sean Carroll is the uber-chillin’ philosophical physicist who investigates how the preposterous universe works at a deep level, who thinks spats between physics and philosophy are silly, who thinks a wise philosopher will always be willing to learn from discoveries of science, who asks how we are to live if there is no God, who is comfortable with naturalism and physicalism, who thinks emergentism central, that freewill is a crucial part of our best higher-level vocabulary, that there aren’t multiple levels of reality, which is quantum based not relativity based, is a cheerful realist, disagrees with Tim Maudlin about wave functions and Craig Callender about multiverses, worries about pseudo-scientific ideas and that the notion of ‘domains of applicability’ is lamentably under-appreciated and will be at the festival! Don’t miss him!

: Alison Turnbull at Rodić Davidson Architects, London, Weds 5 September

Please join us at 1 Pied Bull Yard on Wednesday 5 September at 6–8 pm for a drink to celebrate the display of Alison Turnbull’s Japanese Paintings. The paintings are being displayed in the Bury Place windows of Rodić Davidson Architects throughout the summer. Alison will be joined by Tony White, author of the critically acclaimed, Oulipo-inspired detective novel The Fountain in the Forest (Faber and Faber). At 7pm Tony will read an extract from the short story he contributed to Alison Turnbull’s artist’s book Spring Snow – A Translation (Book Works). The London Review Bookshop next-door will be open on the evening and copies of both books will be available.

  • Weds 5 September, 6–8pm, Rodić Davidson Architects, 1 Pied Bull Yard, London, WC1A 2AE

25/08/18: How The Light Gets In Festival

2018 Festival Programme

Sat 22nd September
Sun 23rd September

Philosophers appearing who are part of the 3:AM Magazine’s End Times series:

Markus Gabriel  who broods on why the world doesn’t exist and never stops wondering about Kant, existence, pluralism, fields of sense, Huw Price, about why he isn’t po-mo, nor a Meinongian, about why unicorns exist, about why he’s a realist, about dissolving the hard problem, about why naturalism and physicalism are wrong, about Schelling and post-Kantian idealism, about Badiou and Meillassouz, Heidegger, about resisting skepticism, about negative philosophy, mythology, madness, laughter and the need for illusions in metaphysics, and about the insult that is the continental/analytic divide . Gird up for an amazing story…

Patricia Churchland who thinks we are hardwired to care. She took a flame-thrower to her armchair so she ought to have one of Josh Knobe’s t-shirts. She is an eliminative materialist and a genius.

Tim Lewens who discusses how to draw the line between science and pseudo-science, the application of evolutionary science to the social sciences, his skepticism towards selectionist approaches, problems with the ‘culture’ concept, co-evolutionary modelling, whether there’s a robust distinction between human nature and human culture, bioethics and enhancement, why synthetic biology isn’t about mastery of nature, origin essentialism, why distributive justice should factor in genes, the ethics of risk, the relationship between biology and ethics, the relevance of evolutionary biology for general work in ethics, and why science and philosophy should play nice.