The Poetics of Cloth

African Textiles / Recent Art

September 16–December 6, 2008

The Poetics of Cloth: African Textiles / Recent Art

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Feb 01, 2009 | 02:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Design Without End Sunday, February 1, 2:00–4:30 pm The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd St.), Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium This afternoon program focuses on Africa’s rich textile tradition in a contemporary context. Speakers include Alisa LaGamma, Curator, Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, The Metropolitan Museum of […]

Dec 12, 2008 | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Glorious Exit Friday, December 12, 6:00–8:00 pm The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd St.), Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall This documentary film by Kevin Mertz (Switzerland) follows Jarreth Merz, an actor of Swiss-Nigerian extraction living in Los Angeles. After learning that his father has passed away, he finds himself grappling with […]

Dec 04, 2008 | 08:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Second Avenue Dance Company Thursday, December 4–Saturday, December 6, 8:00 pm NYU, 111 Second Avenue (between 6th and 7th Sts.), Fifth Floor Theatre This evening of performances features choreography by Ronald K. Brown, founder and artistic director of Evidence, and William Forsythe, along with student works. Included is Brown’s Serving Nia, which focuses on a […]

Nov 20, 2008 | 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Magic of the Masquerade: Africa and the Caribbean Thursday, November 20, 7:00 pm La Maison Française, NYU, 16 Washington Mews (at University Place) An illustrated lecture by Phyllis Galembo, photographer and Professor of Fine Arts, University at Albany, SUNY; author of Divine Inspiration from Benin to Bahia and  Voudou: Visions and Voices of Haiti. Organized […]

Nov 14, 2008 | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Bonne Arrivée à Bamako Friday, November 14, 6:00–8:00 pm The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd St.), Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall This documentary film by Karim Akadiri Soumaïla (France/Nigeria) traces a journey by fashion designer Xuly Bët (born Lamine Badiane Kouyaté) to Bamako, Mali. Going back to his roots, he meets […]

Nov 12, 2008 | 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Seeing and Wearing: Textiles in West Africa Wednesday, November 12, 7:00 pm Silver Center, NYU, 100 Washington Square East, Room 300   Lecture by John Picton, Emeritus Professor of African Art, University of London, and catalogue essayist for The Poetics of Cloth.   Organized by NYU’s Grey Art Gallery and co-sponsored by the Fine Arts […]

Nov 09, 2008 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

An Afternoon with El Anatsui Sunday, November 9, 3:00 pm The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd St.), Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium   Artist El Anatsui talks with Alisa LaGamma, Curator, Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.   Organized by The Metropolitan Museum […]

Oct 24, 2008 | 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

African Textiles Friday, October 24, 6:00 pm The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd St.), Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium   Kwame Anthony Appiah, Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University, discusses the vibrant textile traditions of Africa, focusing on the cross-cultural connections and diverse materials, modes of production, and motifs in Ghanaian kente cloth, […]

Oct 17, 2008 | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Awaiting for Men Friday, October 17, 6:00–8:00 pm The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd St.), Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall   This documentary film by Katy Lena Ndiaye (Senegal/Belgium) explores the lives of three women of Oulata, a red city on the east side of the Mauritanian desert. In their paintings […]

Oct 04, 2008 | 02:00 pm - 04:45 pm

Lecture and Panel Discussion The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd St.), Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall   Lecture: Crossing Paths, Bridging Genres: Textile Sources in Contemporary Ghanaian Art By Doran H. Ross, Senior Research Scholar, The James S. Coleman African Studies Center at UCLA. Panel Discussion: Modes of Contemporary Expression in […]

Sep 16, 2008 | 12:00 am - 12:00 am

S & M: Shrines and Masquerades in Cosmopolitan Times September 16–December 6, 2008 80 Washington Square East Galleries, Department of Art and Art Professions, Steinhardt School, NYU Receptions: Tuesday, September 16 and Monday, October 6, both 6:00–8:00 pm. Information: 212/998-5747.   The artists in this exhibition—including Almighty God, Xenobia Bailey, Phyllis Galembo, Lyle Ashton Harris, […]

Sep 16, 2008 | 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Africa: See You, See Me September 16–December 6, 2008 Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU, 41 East 11th Street (near University Place), 7th Floor Reception: Wednesday, September 24, 6:00–8:00 pm. Information: 212/998-3724.   Juxtaposing colonial postcards with anti-colonial and postcolonial re-imaging of African spaces and people, this exhibition also includes video projections and texts. […]

Sep 10, 2008 | 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Phyllis Galembo: Masquerade, A Decade September 10–October 25, 2008 Steven Kasher Gallery, 521 West 23rd Street (near 10th Ave.). Information: 212/966-3978.   The first gallery exhibition of Phyllis Galembo’s large-scale color photographs of masked revelers in ritual performances.