19 April at 6:30PM: Ioana Nemes @ Art in General (79 Walker NY NY) FREE
In conjunction with her current residency and exhibition, Times Colliding, Ioana Nemes will discuss ideas and themes of her long-term project, Monthly Evaluations (2001-2010). Based on a thorough daily analysis of her activities split into different departments—intellectual, physical, emotional, financial and the luck/chance factor—via an evaluation grid, the project focused on how one’s efficiency might be measured, archived and communicated using words, numbers, mathematical symbols and color
20 April at 6:15PM: Ann Hamilton @ The New School Kellen Auditorium (66 Fifth Avenue NY NY) FREE
Ann Hamilton will discuss her is the immersive sensory experiences of her large-scale multimedia installations. She creates liminal environments that respond to the architectural presence and social history of their sites.
20 April at 6:30PM: New York Stories: ANDY TOUCHED ME @ Public Art Fund (66 West 12th Street NY NY) FREE
Artist Rob Pruitt, whose homage to Andy Warhol is installed at the corner of 17th Street and Broadway in New York City, will be accompanied by Public Art Fund director and chief curator Nicholas Baume, cultural critic Wayne Koestenbaum, and artist and writer Rhonda Lieberman in a lively conversation about Warhol’s continuing influence on art and culture.
20 April at 7PM newARTtheatre 2 @ Location One (26 Greene Street NY NY) FREE.
A conversation with playwright Paul David Young and artists Pablo Helguera, Ohad Meromi, and Xaviera Simmons will discuss their work and how, in different media and in performance, they draw upon and transform theatre for use in the visual arts context. They will discuss participatory theatre, the politics of theatre in the visual arts, theatre as process, community, virtuosity, the performance text, and the role of the body.
21 April at 5:30 PM: Kamrooz Aram @NYU’s Einstein Auditorium (34 Stuyvesant St. NY NY) FREE
Aram explores systems of belief, including nationalist, religious, and artistic ideologies. His work uses iconography as well as abstraction to present the viewer with imagery that challenges reductive and binaristic ways of seeing some of the social, cultural, and political issues of today.
27 April at 6:15PM: Antone Vidokle @The New School Keelen Auditorium (66 Fifth Avenue NY NY ) FREE
Vidokle, with Julieta Aranda, organized e-flux video rental, a free video rental, screening room, and archive project that has traveled to numerous cities and institutions in Europe and the U.S. As founding director of e-flux, he has produced projects such as Next Documenta Should Be Curated By An Artist, Do it, Utopia Station poster project, and organized An Image Bank for Everyday Revolutionary Life and Martha Rosler Library. Vidokle initiated Unitednationsplaza (UNP) in Berlin, a 12-month project involving more than 100 artists, writers, and philosophers, among other contributors. Located behind a supermarket in East Berlin, UNP’s program featured numerous seminars, lectures, screenings, and book presentations.