Nine upcoming performances (and performance exhibitions) to keep on your radar.
1. Benjamin Patterson @ The Studio Museum in Harlem
On-view till 26 June, 2011: This is the first major retrospective for Fluxus founding member Ben Patterson with a survey of his work from over the past five decades.
2. Jesal Kapadia’s “Prolonged Engagement @ Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
15 April, 2011 at 7PM–9PM, FREE: Kapadia presents readings and screenings on the subject of radical women’s movements followed by an open dialogue with the audience.
9 May, 2011 at 7:00PM: This evening will screen select shorts and follow with a conversation between the series curators and San Francisco and New York artists. The discussion will focus on the differences in style, support, and filmmaking environment that shapes film and video production by artists on the two U.S. coasts.
The Bed. 1968. Directed by James Broughton. 19 min.
Visit to Indiana. 1970. Directed by Curt McDowel. 10 min.
I, An Actress. 1977. Directed by George Kuchar. 10 min.
Easy Living. 1984. Chip Lord & Mickey McGowan. 19 min.
Peggy and Fred in Hell: The Prologue. 1984. Directed by Leslie Thornton. 21 min.
Futility. 1989. Directed by Greta Snider. 9 min.
Chronicles of a Lying Spirit (by Kelly Gabron). 1989. Directed by Cauleen Smith. 5 min.
4. An Evening with Karen Finely @ MoMA
16 May, 2011 at 7:00PM: Finely will discuss how music, art, and language have intersected in her practice. She will read from her latest book, The Reality Shows (2011), and discuss her song Tales of Taboo (1986).
5. Monthly Dinner Series “Different Cuisine” @ Like the Spice Gallery
22 April, 2011 at 8PM: Reservation Required. This monthly event features the artist Eric LoPresti whose exhibition Different Country is currently on view. The dinner is served family style in the gallery itself and promotes thoughtful conversation amongst strangers.
6. Nuyorican Poets Cafe @ The Brooklyn Museum
21 April, 2011 at 7PM: The Nuyorican Poets Cafe has developed a one-of-a-kind partnership with the Brooklyn Museum. April’s event will feature an evening of improvisational and freestyle poetry by GBLTQ poets featuring Advocate of Wordz, The Great Apes, and others.
7. Robert Whitman “Passport” @ Dia Beacon and Monclair State University
16 April and 17 April, 2011 at 8PM: Whitman’s performance will take place simultaneously outdoors at Dia:Beacon and indoors at Montclair State University in New Jersey. During the performance, images generated at each site will be transmitted to, and project at, the other performance site.
8. Bronx Talks “Bronx Stories” @ The Bronx Museum
20 May, 2011 at 8PM: This performance challenges stereotypes about the Bronx through storytelling and engagement with the audience. Performances include: Bobby Gonzalez, DJ Hazard, Urayoan Noel, Jim O’Grady, Larkin Grimm, R. Dally and Marc Seda.
9. TEDxFlushingMeadows “Great Ideas Worth Spreading” @ The Queens Museum
22 April, 2011 at 11AM–5PM: This one day event will present live TEDtalks as well as performances in dance, poetry and song.