How did Hollywood cinema reflect, deflect, influence, inspire, and steal from modernism’s new aesthetics? Directed by William Seiter with art direction by Van Nest Polglase and Perry Ferguson, Chance at Heaven (RKO, 1933) depicts a rural garage mechanic with ambitions (Joel McCrea) who is engaged to a small-town girl (Ginger Rogers) whose house is both […]
Join David A. Hanks, Curator of Partners in Design and Curator, Liliane and David M. Stewart Program for Modern Design, Montreal; Juliet Kinchin, Curator of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art; and Hilary Lewis, Chief Curator and Creative Director of the Glass House, for a discussion about the furniture inside Philip Johnson’s iconic Glass […]
From Beaux-Arts to Brutalism, NYU has it all. Carol Krinsky, Professor of Art History, NYU, will survey the wide range of buildings created or adapted for use by generations of students. From the original Gothic Revival building of 1831 to classicism, Arts-and-Crafts, and Art Deco to late modernism—including Philip Johnson’s Bobst Library and proposed campus […]
Note: Tickets for this program have sold out. Note new start time. Hilary Lewis, Chief Curator and Creative Director of the Glass House, will lead a study tour of several important examples of architecture designed by Philip Johnson in midtown Manhattan, including the Museum of Modern Art’s Sculpture Garden, the exterior of the Rockefeller Guest House, and more. […]
Moderator Thomas Drysdale, Associate Professor of Photography & Imaging (TSOA); and speakers Esther da Costa Meyer, Professor of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University; Paul Warchol, architectural photographer; and Claire Zimmerman, Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Michigan, will discuss the plasticity of lens-described space, the feedback effect of idealization and distortion in photographic depictions of modernist buildings, and other issues. […]
With David A. Hanks, Curator of Partners in Design and Curator, Liliane & David M. Stewart Program for Modern Design, Montreal. Free of charge, no reservations, seating is limited, programs are subject to change. Photo ID required for entrance to NYU buildings.
Please note: This program was originally scheduled for Thursday, February 9, 2017, but was postponed due to inclement weather. Join artists Mimi Gross and Robert Whitman (both included in Inventing Downtown) in conversation with conservators Kate Lewis (MoMA), Kendra Roth (Metropolitan Museum of Art) and Jennifer Hickey (Private Practice) about preserving their work and legacy. The discussion […]
Zip-up coveralls, safety helmets, swim goggles, plastic wigs, ziggurat-shaped “energy domes,” rubber face masks, skating gear—just a few of the many items employed by frontman Mark Mothersbaugh and his band DEVO both onstage and in their music videos. This panel will examine how DEVO and other musicians of our time employ clothing and accessories to […]
Following an onstage conversation with Carlo McCormick, Senior Editor, Paper Magazine, Mark Mothersbaugh—creative polymath and founder of the band DEVO—conducts orchestral renditions of his original music and film compositions on a six-sided keyboard of his invention. Organized by NYU’s Grey Art Gallery and co-sponsored by NYU’s Program in Music Technology (Steinhardt). General Admission: $30; NYU Students: […]
With Brian Bentley, Graduate Curatorial Assistant, Grey Art Gallery, and PhD Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU.
From In the Beginning Was the End: The Truth About De-Evolution (1976) to Whip It (1980) and beyond, Jesse Bransford, Chair of Art & Art Professions, NYU, will screen and provide commentary on selections from DEVO’s groundbreaking music videos, the earliest of which predate not only MTV, but also the band’s studio recordings. Organized by […]
Mark Mothersbaugh joins exhibition curator Adam Lerner, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, in this wide-ranging conversation focusing on the artist’s career in both music and visual art, from his early, pre-DEVO decals to his recent music-making machines. The discussion will draw out the connecting threads that run through Mothersbaugh’s diverse artistic practice, from DEVO […]
Placing Frank O’Hara’s writing in relation to the development of alternative art galleries in the early 1960s, this lecture by Lytle Shaw, professor of English, NYU, will explore the ways that O’Hara’s cultivation of a coterie served an analogous function in terms of both the social world and literary history. Co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of […]
Note: Tickets for this program have sold out. Lucy Oakley, head of education and programs, Grey Art Gallery, NYU, and Grey interns will lead a walking tour of East Tenth Street and environs, focusing in particular on the sites of artist-run galleries in Inventing Downtown and evoking the rich cultural landscape of avant-garde New York […]
With Brian Bentley, graduate curatorial assistant, Grey Art Gallery, and PhD student, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU.
In this panel discussion, artists will consider the vibrant Provincetown art scene in the 1950s and after, focusing in particular on the Sun Gallery and the HCE Gallery. Also included are a screening and discussion of Yvonne Andersen’s documentary film The Sun Gallery Provincetown 1955–59 (13:48 min.), and a viewing of newly discovered photographs by […]
With Noel Anderson, clinical assistant professor of printmaking, Art & Art Professions (Steinhardt), NYU.
Moderator Irving Sandler, art historian and critic, in conversation with artists Lois Dodd and Philip Pearlstein, will reflect on their early days at the Tanager Gallery. Co-sponsored by the Department of Art & Art Professions (Steinhardt) and Grey Art Gallery.
THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED. In this panel discussion, speakers will focus on how artist collectives today are advocating for artists’ rights, and how artists and galleries are working to prevent the displacement of longtime neighborhood residents, businesses, and organizations. Moderated by ACE members, with speakers to be announced. Organized by Advocates for Cultural Engagement […]
With Melissa Rachleff, curator of the exhibition and clinical associate professor, MA Program in Visual Arts Administration (Steinhardt), NYU.
This roundtable discussion will consider how artists in New York expanded both modes of artmaking and varieties of presentation in the alternative art spaces of the 1950s and ’60s. Moderated by Bruce Altshuler, director of Museum Studies, NYU, with speakers Claire Bishop, professor of Art History, The Graduate Center, CUNY; André Lepecki, associate professor of Performance Studies, NYU; […]
John Cohen, photographer, musician, filmmaker, artist, and professor emeritus of visual arts, SUNY Purchase College; and Thomas Crow, Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, and author of The Long March of Pop: Art, Music, and Design 1930–1995, will discuss Cohen’s role in the downtown art and music scene in the 1950s and […]
Exploring pressing social issues around art in New York during the 1950s and ’60s—a moment in American history that is both transitional and transformative—this roundtable discussion will examine the proliferation of art and other visual images relating to the Holocaust, the Cold War, civil rights, free speech, and access to, separation from, and collision of […]
Artist Yayoi Kusama and art dealer Leo Castelli both launched their careers in the multicultural downtown scene of the 1950s. In this lecture, Midori Yamamura, JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, and author of Yayoi Kusama: Inventing the Singular (MIT Press, 2015), will examine how, with the rise of the global […]
Hasia R. Diner, Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History and Director, Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History, NYU, will explore how and why American Jews in the decade or so after the end of World War II engaged with the memory of the Holocaust. She is the author of We Remember with Reverence and Love: […]
Founded by Amos Vogel in 1947, the Cinema 16 film society attracted downtown artists to its landmark programs of documentary and avant-garde films—including the medley of shorts to be screened: Arne Sucksdorff, A Divided World (10 min.), Oskar Fischinger, Allegretto (3 min.), Kenneth Anger, Fireworks (15 min.), Weegee and Amos Vogel, Weegee’s New York (33 […]
John Cohen, photographer in Inventing Downtown, will introduce his films: 5:30 pm (95 min.): Mountain Music of Peru (centuries-old music of the Andes); Carnival in Q’eros (Andean Indians); 8:00 pm (90 min.): Roscoe Holcomb from Daisy Kentucky (banjo/guitar player and coal miner); and Visions of Mary Frank (portrait of artist in Inventing Downtown). Co-organized by […]
John Cohen, photographer in Inventing Downtown, will introduce his films: 6:00 pm (65 min.): Dylan (first film footage of young Bob Dylan in New York City); The High Lonesome Sound (music of rural poor in Kentucky); The End of an Old Song (ballad singers in North Carolina). 8:00 pm (60 min.): Musical Holdouts (survey of American […]
An open call to anyone who has any statement to make Grey Art Gallery, NYU, 100 Washington Square East Friday, January 20, 11 am–6 pm The Fales Library, Bobst Library, NYU, 70 Washington Square South, Third Floor Friday, January 20, Monday, January 22–Friday, January 27, 10 am–5 pm “Sensing that today’s events, large and small, […]
Examining downtown’s further evolution—from the opening of commercial art galleries in SoHo in the late 1960s to the emergence of the Lower East Side as a new art hub—this panel will focus on the adventurous risk-takers who helped make downtown the epicenter of the New York art scene. Moderated by Grace Glueck, journalist, with speakers […]
Artists Make Movies (105 min.): The Last Clean Shirt (Leslie) and The Medium is the Medium (Kaprow, Paik, Tambellini, et al.). Co-organized by Anthology Film Archives and NYU’s Grey Art Gallery. Tickets and complete film listings: anthologyfilmarchives.org.
5:00 pm: Lives of Artists 1 (90 min.): House of the White People (Kuchar on Segal) and Kusama’s Self-Obliteration (Yalkut on Kusama). 7:30 pm: Lives of Artists 2 (110 min.): Encyclopedia of the Blessed (Kuchar on Grooms) and Hats, Bottles and Bones (Edelheit on Dienes) Co-organized by Anthology Film Archives and NYU’s Grey Art Gallery. Tickets and complete film listings: […]
Exhibition as Stage (100 min.): Meat Joy (Schneemann), What’s Happening (with Kaprow, Lamont Young, Dick Higgins, et al.), and Doomshow (Wisniewski) Co-organized by Anthology Film Archives and NYU’s Grey Art Gallery. Tickets and complete film listings: anthologyfilmarchives.org.
Thursday, 7:30 pm (90 min.): Black Video 2 (study of light and real-time transmission); Black Spiral (a modified television sculpture); Black TV (contemporary violence on TV); and Inauguration, from the series A Day in the Life of Television—TV About TV.
With Melissa Rachleff, curator of the exhibition and clinical associate professor, MA Program in Visual Arts Administration (Steinhardt), NYU.
Experimental short films, mostly from the 1960s, by Aldo Tambellini, artist in Inventing Downtown. Tuesday, 7:30 pm (highlights): Black Film Series Plus (includes opening of Black Gate Theatre, New York’s first “electromedia” space); Black Is (abstract images painted directly on clear film base); Black Trip 2 (American psyche seen through eye of a black man); […]
Image: John Cohen, Red Grooms transporting artwork to Reuben Gallery, New York, 1960 (detail). Courtesy the photographer and L. Parker Stephenson, New York. © John Cohen
With Lynn Gumpert, Director, Grey Art Gallery and Midori Yoshimoto, Gallery Director, New Jersey City University
Pato Hebert and students in Art & Public Policy (TSOA), NYU, will engage in dialogue with visitors and present a performance.
Peter Moore’s film Stockhausen’s Originale: Doubletakes documents the 1964 U.S. premiere production of Originale, a happening by German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. It was filmed during two performances at Judson Hall in New York, produced by Norman Seaman and Charlotte Moorman. These took place as part of the 2nd Annual New York Avant Garde Festival. The […]
Thomas Drysdale, associate professor of Photography & Imaging (TSOA), NYU, will focus on Charlotte Moorman’s Avant Garde Festivals and share his memories of participating in them.
Breaking the Frame (Marielle Nitoslawska, 2012, 100 min.) This documentary profiles Carolee Schneemann, a pioneer of performance, body art, and avant-garde cinema, as well as a participant in Moorman’s festivals. Schneeman’s own collaged and diaristic approach to cinema is mirrored in Nitoslawska’s intimate portrait of her. With an introduction and Q & A by B. Ruby […]
Moderated by Julia Robinson, associate professor of Art History, NYU, with speakers Claire Bishop, professor of Contemporary Art, The Graduate Center, CUNY; Sabine Breitwieser, director, Museum der Moderne Salzburg; Branden W. Joseph, Frank Gallipoli Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, Columbia University; and Midori Yoshimoto, professor of Art History and gallery director, New Jersey City […]
This screening will present documentation of Charlotte Moorman’s performances for and with television and video, including 26ʹ1.1499ʺ for a String Player, in which she collaborated with Nam June Paik and Jud Yalkut to stage John Cage’s composition for broadcast television. Introduced by Barbara Moore, independent scholar and a close associate of Moorman’s. Titles to be […]
The program includes “A New Look at Music,” a talk by Joel Chadabe, composer and professor of Music Technology (Steinhardt), NYU, and a series of performances: John Cage, Williams Mix, presented by Joel Chadabe; Earle Brown, Synergy, performed by Madeleine Shapiro, cello, and Catherine Hancock, voice; and Earle Brown, December 1952, performed by Madeleine Shapiro, […]
In this roundtable conversation, artists Karen Finley and Narcissister will join Barbara Browning, associate professor of Performance Studies, NYU, to discuss continuing debates around self-exposure in women’s art. What power—and what risk—does one assume in baring oneself in artistic practice, or in inviting others to do so? How much has changed in the half century between […]
Ethan Philbrick, PhD candidate in Performance Studies (TSOA), NYU will perform a series of musical pieces. Based on loosely notated scores, his performances will spark unexpected encounters and crossings between bodies, voices, and instruments.
Panel discussion moderated by Hannah B Higgins, professor of Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago, with speakers Saisha Grayson, PhD candidate, The Graduate Center, CUNY; Sophie Landres, PhD candidate, Stony Brook University; and Joan Rothfuss, author of Topless Cellist: The Improbable Life of Charlotte Moorman (MIT Press, 2014). These scholars—all specialists in Charlotte Moorman’s […]
Program 1 features short films by Jud Yalkut—a pivotal force in the avant-garde scene in the 1960s and ’70s, intermedia artist, and video pioneer—featuring John Cage, Yayoi Kusama, Timothy Leary, Carolee Schneemann, and others. Program 2 documents Moorman’s festivals of 1966 and 1969, with artists such as Joseph Beuys, Allan Kaprow, Alison Knowles, and Shigeko […]
In this slide lecture, Barbara Moore — independent scholar, a close associate of Moorman’s, and director of the Peter Moore archive — mines the archive for never-before-seen and rarely-seen photographs chronicling the avant-garde festivals Moorman organized between 1963 and 1980. Co-sponsored by NYU’s Departments of Art History (CAS) and Photography & Imaging (TSOA), and Grey […]
Panel discussion and performance moderated by Joan La Barbara, composer, performer, sound artist, and faculty member, NYU Music Composition (Steinhardt), with speakers David Behrman, composer; Ed Friedman, poet, writer, former director of the Poetry Project, St. Mark’s; Alison Knowles, interdisciplinary artist and founding member of Fluxus; and Carolee Schneemann, multidisciplinary artist. Speakers will discuss experimental music and […]
Lisa Corrin and Corinne Granof, Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, co-curators of A Feast of Astonishments.
Organized by the Association of Art Museum Directors. Free admission for all Grey visitors. 10% discount on Grey publications.
This panel will focus on 20th-century artists whose work was deployed in the service of advertising and corporate image–building. Moderated by Sandra Lang, director and associate clinical professor, Visual Arts Administration MA Program, Art & Art Professions, NYU (Steinhardt), with speakers Michele H. Bogart, professor of art, Stony Brook University; Suzanne Lemakis, former director, Citibank […]
In The Paternal House (Iran, 2012, 105 min.), a terrible family secret haunts several generations of women. Needle (USA, 2013, 21 min.) follows young Lilly as she goes to get her ears pierced. With comments by Vahid Mortazavi, Film Khaneh. Curated by the Ajam Media Collective and Cine-Eye with NYU’s Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near […]
Noel Andereson, clinical assistant professor of printmaking, Art & Art Professions, NYU (Steinhardt), will discuss the artists’ prints in the exhibition, illuminating technical and social aspects of the processes used to create them.
Although today’s global art market is often viewed as elitist and opaque, Associated American Artists’ desire to make art available to everyone continues. This panel will survey how websites, art fairs, and other sales channels are distributing works of art in more accessible and democratic ways. Moderated by Elizabeth Marcus, associate director, Galerie St. Etienne, and […]
6:30 pm: Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street (studio art) 7:00 pm: Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway (photography) Each year before graduating from NYU, senior students in studio art and photography exhibit their final projects. Come and view recent works by this up-and-coming generation, hear them speak about their process, ask questions, and enjoy […]
Mid-century American fabric design displays great diversity, in styles ranging from colonial revival to space-age and beyond. This panel will examine a variety of textiles from this fascinating period—when fine art, fashion, interior decor, and commercial design overlapped. Moderated by Nancy Deihl, director, MA Program in Costume Studies, Art & Art Professions, NYU (Steinhardt); with […]
Susan Teller will introduce the exhibition and share her experiences in working with Sylvan Cole at Associated American Artists in the 1970s and early ’80s.
Bitter Dream (Iran, 2004, 87 min.) is an original and humorous satire that overlaps documentary with fiction. Director Mehrnoush Aliaghaei’s Scheherazade (USA, 2014, 15 min.) depicts a series of actresses’ encounter with the odd and mysterious methods of a casting director. With comments by Parviz Jahed, Modern Languages, University of St. Andrews.
Speakers Taraneh Hemami, visual artist, San Francisco, and Azin Feizabadi, visual artist, Berlin, will discuss making work born from an archival impulse. Organized by Narges Bajoghli and Leili Sreberny-Mohammedi, PhD candidates in Sociocultural Anthropology, NYU. In series: Animating the Archives, Symposiums on Iranian Cultural History. Information: http://www.iranarchives.org/schedule.html Co-sponsored by NYU’s Iranian Studies Initiative; Center for […]
I Want to Be a King (Iran, 2015, 70 min.) is Mehdi Ganji’s debut film. The Hassanlou Chalice (Iran, 1964, 20 min) turns its own story into that of Halladj. With comments by independent filmmaker Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri. In Film Series: Rethinking Iranian Cinema, Aesthetics and Counternarratives. Curated by the Ajam Media Collective and Cine-Eye with […]
Bahram Beyzaie’s Bashu an anti-war masterpiece, is an emotionally charged story of national solidarity in the face of conflict. It depicts the story of Bashu, a southern Iranian boy who, after losing his family during the Iran-Iraq war, runs away in search of refuge and is taken in by a woman living with her two young children in a […]
Panel discussion moderated by Lynn Gumpert, with speakers Media Farzin, art historian, critic, lecturer at the City College of New York and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Global/Local essayist; Leila Heller, president, Leila Heller Gallery, New York/Dubai; and Shulamit Nazarian, founder and director, Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Los Angeles. Co-sponsored by NYU’s MA […]
Panel discussion moderated by Priscilla P. Soucek, John L. Loeb Professor in the History of Art, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, with speakers Layla S. Diba, independent scholar and curator, Maryam Ekhtiar, associate curator of Islamic art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Massumeh Farhad, chief curator and curator of Islamic art, Freer Gallery of Art […]
An evening of eclectic readings with Negar Azimi and Michael C. Vazquez, senior editors, Bidoun, and other speakers to be announced. Co-sponsored by Bidoun magazine, the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU, and the Grey Art Gallery. Free and open to the public with RSVP. To RSVP, please send an email to email@example.com with the subject “RSVP BIDOUN” […]
Fat Shaker (Mohammad Shirvani, 2013, 85 min.) is a singular, cryptic, and ambiguous object that surely breaks with and subverts the orthodoxies of Iranian art cinema, and may be the first hint of the emergence of a new, younger generation of filmmakers. The action centers on an obese con man who uses his deaf-mute, cute […]
Valerie Jaudon, artist, and Pepe Karmel, associate professor of art history, NYU, will discuss her work, including her involvement in the Pattern and Decoration movement, with its interest in abstract Persian ornamental forms such as arabesques. Co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of Art History and Grey Art Gallery.
Shahpour Pouyan, artist in Global/Local, will discuss his work with Murtaza Vali, a Brooklyn-based art historian, curator, and critic whose writing has appeared in Artforum, ArtReview, Art India, Bidoun, and ArtAsiaPacific.
Dagmar Riedel, associate research scholar, Columbia University, in conversation with Guy Burak, subject librarian for Middle Eastern Studies, NYU Libraries, will discuss the large collection of Persian lithographs of the 19th and early 20th centuries in the collection of Fales Library, NYU. Co-sponsored by NYU’s Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, NYU Libraries, and […]
Featuring speakers Persis Karim, professor of English, San Jose State University; Amy Malek, lecturer in Anthropology, Scripps College; Rustin Zarkar, PhD candidate in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, NYU; and Tiffany Malakooti, artist and designer, New York, this panel discussion offers creative and artistic interventions into archival practice in the context of the Iranian diaspora.
Parviz Tanavoli, Iran’s leading modern sculptor, is represented in the Grey’s collection by some 80 works—the largest number in an institution anywhere in the world. Come and view this recent documentary film to learn more about Tanavoli’s life and work, as portrayed through conversations with the artist, vintage film footage and photographs, and interviews with […]
Global/Local 1960–2015: Six Artists from Iran features works by three generations of Iranian artists born between 1937 and 1982. The exhibition presents some ten works each by six artists—Faramarz Pilaram (1937–1983), Parviz Tanavoli (b. 1937), Chohreh Feyzdjou (1955–1996), Shiva Ahmadi (b. 1975), Shahpour Pouyan (b. 1980), and Barbad Golshiri (b. 1982)—examining their individual artistic practices […]
Kunié Sugiura, artist in the exhibition, and Lynn Gumpert,director, Grey Art Gallery, NYU, will discuss Sugiura’s work in the context of the New York art scene, from her arrival in the 1960s to the present. Co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of Art History and Grey Art Gallery.
Kunié Sugiura, artist in the exhibition, and Lynn Gumpert, director, Grey Art Gallery, NYU, will discuss Sugiura's work in the context of the New York art scene, from her arrival in the 1960s to the present.
Silver Center, Room 208 100 Washington Square East (enter at 31/33 Washington Place) 3:15–4:15 pm: Session 1: New Ways of Seeing: Art, Photography, and Literature With speakers Brett de Bary, professor of Asian Studies and Comparative Literature, Cornell University; Yasufumi Nakamori, curator of the exhibition and associate curator of photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; […]
Private tour with bento box lunch. Capacity limited. Required RSVP to: www.japansociety.org
Focusing on their interdisciplinary research into a wide range of art practices in Japan from 1968 to 1979, speakers in this symposium will discuss their experiments and methodologies in positioning their work from a global perspective. They will examine the emergence of new approaches to the arts during this period—often referred to as “contemporary” or […]
Focusing on their interdisciplinary research into a wide range of art practices in Japan from 1968 to 1979, speakers in this symposium will discuss their experiments and methodologies in positioning their work from a global perspective.
Yasufumi Nakamori, curator of the exhibition and associate curator of photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; andShelley Rice, professor of history of photography, NYU, will explore issues in Japanese experimental photography of the 1970s and beyond, in a global context. Co-sponsored by NYU’s Departments of Art History and Photography & Imaging, and Grey Art Gallery.
Yasufumi Nakamori, curator of the exhibition and associate curator of photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and Shelley Rice, professor of history of photography, NYU, will explore issues in Japanese experimental photography of the 1970s and beyond, in a global context.
This intimate, salon-style discussion on the past and future of avant-garde photography and photobooks in Japan will be led by Yasufumi Nakamori, curator of the exhibition and associate curator of photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Lesley A. Martin, creative director, Aperture Foundation; and Michael Famighetti, editor, Aperture magazine. Followed by a cocktail reception. Organized […]
This intimate, salon-style discussion on the past and future of avant-garde photography and photobooks in Japan will be led by Yasufumi Nakamori, curator of the exhibition and associate curator of photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Gallery tours: 12:00 pm and 2:30 pm Explore Japan Society’s landmark 1971 Junzo Yoshimura–designed space, the first building by a leading Japanese architect in New York City. Sign up for a gallery tour highlighting images in the exhibition that focus on urban transformation during the 1960s and ’70s, and participate in family workshops and crafts. […]
Explore Japan Society's landmark 1971 Junzo Yoshimura–designed space, the first building by a leading Japanese architect in New York City.
Selected by film scholar Go Hirosawa, Meiji Gakuin University, this program of 16mm black-and-white films features two produced by members of Nihon University's communist cinema collective in opposition and response to renewal of the US-Japan Security Treaty.
Selected by film scholar Go Hirosawa, Meiji Gakuin University, this program of 16mm black-and-white films features two produced by members of Nihon University’s communist cinema collective in opposition and response to renewal of the US-Japan Security Treaty (Anpo): Pou Pou, 1960 (22 min.) and Wan (Bowl), 1961 (25 min.). Also included is The Martyr, 1963 […]
Join Ishiuchi Miyako and Kunié Sugiura, artists in the exhibition, in conversation with Yasufumi Nakamori, curator of the exhibition and associate curator of photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, to hear their perspectives on the first stirrings of contemporary art in Japan and New York during the late 1960s and 1970s. Followed by a private […]
Join Ishiuchi Miyako and Kunié Sugiura, artists in the exhibition, in conversation with Yasufumi Nakamori, curator of the exhibition and associate curator of photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, to hear their perspectives on the first stirrings of contemporary art in Japan and New York during the late 1960s and 1970s.
Gallery conversations for the exhibition will feature the following participants: Shunji Dodo, Yasufumi Nakamori, Thomas Looser, Lynn Gumpert, Thomas Drysdale, Kunié Sugiura, Pato Hebert, Kara Fiedorek
Featuring works by Takahiro Iimura, Toshio Matsumoto, Ko Nakajima, Katsuhiro Yamaguchi, and Fujiko Nakaya, this screening explores the wide-ranging interests in filmic expression, technology, and themes found in videos by the first generation of Japanese artists to embrace the medium. Organized by Ann Adachi, executive director, Collaborative Cataloguing Japan, and others. For a detailed list […]
Featuring works by Takahiro Iimura, Toshio Matsumoto, Ko Nakajima, Katsuhiro Yamaguchi, and Fujiko Nakaya, this screening explores the wide-ranging interests in filmic expression, technology, and themes found in videos by the first generation of Japanese artists to embrace the medium.
Hitoshi Nomura exhibit at Fergus McCaffrey
Panel discussion moderated by Carlo McCormick, Senior Editor, Paper magazine, with speakers Natasha Boas; Martha Cooper, photographer; Sean Corcoran, Curator of Prints and Photographs, Museum of the City of New York; Jeffrey Deitch, Deitch Projects; and Carlos Mare, sculptor. Co-sponsored by NYU’s Fales Library; Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools, Steinhardt School; and […]
Organized by the Grey Art Gallery’s Student Friends Committee, this third annual guided walking tour of selected NYU–affiliated art galleries includes ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND. Accompanied by a map/guide and followed by a reception.
With Natasha Boas.
With Chris Johanson, Alicia McCarthy, Barry McGee, and Ruby Neri, in conversation with Natasha Boas, curator of ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND. Co-sponsored by NYU’s Departments of Art History and Art and Art Professions, Steinhardt School, and Grey Art Gallery.
The Art History Writing Competition winner and finalists will read their poems and prose in response to the exhibition. Introduced by contest judge Thomaï Serdari, Director of Research Collections and Adjunct Professor, Department of Art History, NYU. Co-organized by NYU’s Department of Art History and Grey Art Gallery.
The Art History Writing Competition winner and finalists will read their poems and prose in response to the exhibition. Introduced by contest judge Thomaï Serdari, Director of Research Collections and Adjunct Professor, Department of Art History, NYU. Co-organized by NYU’s Department of Art History and Grey Art Gallery
NYU students will read selected poems by Robert Duncan and his circle and discuss related works in the exhibition. Organized and introduced by Stacey Rose, MFA Candidate in Dramatic Writing. Co-organized by NYU’s Department of Dramatic Writing and Grey Art Gallery.
NYU students will read selected poems by Robert Duncan and his circle and discuss related works in the exhibition. Organized and introduced by Stacey Rose, MFA Candidate in Dramatic Writing.
Panel discussion moderated by Lytle Shaw, Associate Professor of English, NYU, with Michael Davidson, Professor of American Literature, University of California at San Diego; Lisa Jarnot, poet and author of Robert Duncan, The Ambassador from Venus (UC Press, 2012); and Daniel C. Remein, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in English, NYU.
Panel discussion moderated by Lytle Shaw, Associate Professor of English, NYU, with Michael Davidson, Professor of American Literature, University of California at San Diego; Lisa Jarnot, poet and author of Robert Duncan, The Ambassador from Venus (UC Press, 2012); and Daniel C. Remein, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in English, NYU. Co-organized by NYU’s Department of English, […]
Panel discussion moderated by Jesse Bransford, Clinical Associate Professor of Art and Art Education, Steinhardt School, with Susan Aberth, Associate Professor of Art History, Bard College; artist Carol Bove; and David Levi Strauss, Chair, MFA Program in Art Criticism and Writing, School of Visual Art. Co-organized by NYU’s Department of Art and Art Professions, Steinhardt School, and […]
Panel discussion moderated by Jesse Bransford, Clinical Associate Professor of Art and Art Education, Steinhardt School, with Susan Aberth, Associate Professor of Art History, Bard College; artist Carol Bove; and David Levi Strauss, Chair, MFA Program in Art Criticism and Writing, School of Visual Arts.
Exhibition curated by Sean Corcoran Information: www.mcny.org, 212/534-1672
Opening reception: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 5–7 pm Information: www.tibordenagy.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212/262-5050
On view January 16–February 22, 2014 Opening reception: Thursday, January 16, 5–7 pm Information: www.tibordenagy.com, email@example.com, 212/262-5050
With Michael Duncan and Christopher Wagstaff, curators of the exhibition.
In this illustrated lecture/conversation, Michael Duncan, editor of O! Tricky Cad & Other Jessoterica and co-curator of An Opening of the Field, will delve into the nooks of Jess’s works and shed light on the California avant-garde literary and art scene of the 1950s and ’60s. Organized by Siglio Press.
Alice Aycock and Lynn Gumpert, Director, Grey Art Gallery
NYU Silver Center, Room 300 (enter at 32 Waverly Place)
The Grey Art Gallery’s Student Friends Committee has planned and will host the second annual Spring Arts Festival, a walking tour of six departmental and independent galleries affiliated with NYU.
Featuring Jonathan Fineberg, Alice Aycock, Lynn Gumpert
Bill Morgan, Ginsberg’s archivist and bibliographer, and author will lead a walking tour of Ginsberg’s homes and haunts in the East Village.
A pivotal voice of punk, Richard Hell will introduce his new autobiography, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp.
This exhibition presents archival materials from the newly acquired Larry Rivers Papers, including correspondence, source material, and photographs.
In this symposium, scholars, artists, musicians and writers will gather to discuss Larry Rivers’s work, life, and times.
The undergraduate Creative Writing Gallery Prize winner and finalists will read their poems and prose in response to the exhibition.
Gallery conversations with Pato Herbert and Rebecca Lowery
Featuring Ulrich Baer and Shelley Rice,this ”gabfest” will be a free-ranging discussion about poetry, photography, music, spirituality, and friendship between NYU professors.
Speakers Daniel Kane, Reva Wolf, and Lytle Shaw will address the implications of Ginsberg’s work across media.
Various film screenings of Beat Cinema
Roundtable conversation with Hilton Als, staff writer, The New Yorker, Tom Finkelpearl, Director, Queens Museum of Art; Jane Hammond, artist; and Klaus Kertess, curator.
In this conversation, Frank Moore’s contemporaries will explore fantasy, symbol, and artistic collaboration, along with the stirrings of political activism, in his dance and performance works.
Panel discussion with Noël Carrol, Susan Harris, and Robin Nagle. Moderated by Dale Jamieson.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 and Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 6:30 pm
Panel discussion with Joy Episalla, artist, and Harvey Weiss, artist and designer. Moderated by Barbara Hunt McLanahan, Executive Director, Judd Foundation and Director Emeritus, Visual AIDS.
Exploring drawing’s crucial role in the development of paintings, sculptures, and other objects, with Laura Auricchio, Associate Professor of Art History, Parsons The New School for Design, and Chair of Humanities, The New School for Public Engagement.
With Delia Solomons on April 18 and John Torreano on May 2
This interdisciplinary symposium will explore avant-garde experimentation in the fields of music, cinema, and the visual arts during the tumultuous 1950s and '60s in Paris.
Ariel Jiménez, chief curator, Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, and author of Conversations with Jesús Soto (Caracas: Fundación Cisneros, 2005) will discuss Soto’s life and work with Estrellita B. Brodsky and Edward J. Sullivan.
The Soto: Paris and Beyond Creative Writing Prize winner and finalist will read their texts in the context of works on view.
Featuring graduate students from NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts and Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, this symposium will investigate aspects of the vibrant interchange between the Americas and Paris in the mid-to-late 20th century.
Wednesdays, January 11, February 1, February 15, and March 7, 6:30 pm.
On view through January 14, 2012
A series of Fluxus events will be featured in Performa 11—the fourth visual art performance biennial organized by Performa, a nonpro fit interdisciplinary arts organization established by RoseLee Goldberg.
This panel discussion will focus on Fluxus breakthroughs: new perceptions, altered conciousness, and re-evaluations of meaning-making in art.
Roslyn Bernstein and Shael Shapiro, co-authors of Illegal Living: 80 Wooster Street and the Evolution of SoHo, will lead a walking tour of George Maciunas's Fluxhouses and other sites associated with the artist
This panel will confront the challenges posed by exhibiting Fluxus works, addressing both theoretical issues and hands-on museum practice.
Exhibitions related to "Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life"
Wednesday, September 21, 6:30 pm Midori Yoshimoto, Associate Professor of Art History and Director of Art Galleries, New Jersey City University, on Japanese Fluxus artists Wednesday, October 19, 6:30 pm Julia Robinson, Assistant Professor of Art History, NYU, and Ellen Swieskowski, CAS ’11, co-curators of Fluxus at NYU: Before and Beyond. Friday, November 11, 5:30 […]
In conjunction with his exhibition Prospectus New Yorkat NYU’s Fales Library, artist Ben Kinmont will talk with Julia Robinson, Assistant Professor of Art History, NYU, and co-curator of Fluxus at NYU: Before and Beyond.
This panel discussion will address the fire's impact on Robert F. Wagner Sr.'s policy making as well as contemporary labor issues.
John Storrs (1885–1956) looked to architecture for inspiration. Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright influenced his thinking, as did avant-garde artists of his time. In this lecture, Carol Krinsky, Professor of Art History, New York University, will discuss works which recall early skyscrapers as well as others that were composed from abstract geometric forms.
An artists’ collaborative founded in 1920, the Société Anonyme exhibited American and European avant-garde art. Jennifer Gross, Seymour H. Knox Jr. Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Yale University Art Gallery, will examine John Storrs’s interactions with the Société as an expatriate living in France.
Gallery talks with Debra Bricker Balken and Denise Birkhofer
Exhibitions in New York City related to Art/Memory/Place
In this on-site talk, Ellen Wiley Todd, associate professor of Art History, George Mason University, will illuminate Ernest Fiene’s two spectacular, multi-scene murals.
In this all-day street performance, artist LuLu LoLo will present scenes from the Triangle fire and its aftermath.
Organized by the New York Studio School and co-sponsored by NYU’s Grey Art Gallery.
Brown Bag Lunch discussion with Lucy Oakley, Marci Reaven, and NYU graduate students.
In this lecture, James D. Fernández will explore the presence of Spaniards and Spanish culture in New York in the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s.
In this lecture, Daniel Haxall will discuss the art of Esteban Vicente, the tradition of Spanish collage, and its reinterpretation by the Abstract Expressionists at mid-century.
With Lucy Oakley and Marci Reaven
In this panel discussion, Susan Crile, Elizabeth Frank, Dorothea Rockburne, and Irving Sandler will talk about his legacy, examining the continuing importance of his contribution to abstract visual languages.
Gallery talks featuring Ana Martínez de Aguilar, Lynn Gumpert, and Edward J. Sullivan
Jeanne Anne Nugent, art historian and independent curator based in New York, will examine avant-garde culture under state socialism during the Cold War.
Kim Conaty, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Prints and Illustrated Books, Museum of Modern Art, will trace a brief history of artists’ posters, situating East German Künstlerplakate within it.
Examining artists’ relationships with the state in East Germany between 1967 and 1990, Emily Pugh, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, will explore artists’ practices in the East German regime, considering what was allowed or disallowed and why.
With Kat Griefen, Director, A.I.R. Gallery; Genevieve Hyacinthe, Assistant Professor, Purchase College (SUNY); José Esteban Muñoz, Chair, Department of Performance Studies, NYU; Carolee Schneemann, artist; and Diana Taylor, University Professor and Founding Director, Hemispheric Institute, NYU.
Robert Storr, artist, curator, critic, and Dean, Yale University School of Art, will survey poster making by artists in Germany during the 1970s and ’80s—ranging from Joseph Beuys, Martin Kippenberger, and their West German contemporaries to the East German designers in Künstlerplakate. Co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of Art History, Deutsches Haus, and Grey Art Gallery.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 with Ingrid Mössinger and Wednesday, October 20, 2010 with Mark Johnson at 6:30 pm
Exploring the life’s work and legacy of Cuban American artist Ana Mendieta (1948–1985), this show also includes documents from the A.I.R. Gallery Archives, Fales Library, NYU, and BloodWork, a film by Richard Move.
In this panel discussion, critics John Perreault and Irving Sandler, and artist Carolee Schneemann will share their memories of Lil Picard and explore her role as artist and muse of the American avant-garde.
Wednesday April 21, 2010 with Kathleen A Edwards and Wednesday, May 19, 2010 with Jason Dubs at 6:30 pm
In this lecture, Hilary Ballon, Deputy Vice Chancellor, NYU Abu Dhabi, and University Professor, will consider the interplay between the resurgent Downtown art scene and New York’s new urbanism in the 1960s and ’70s.
Filmmakers Emily Armstrong and Pat Ivers will reach into their video archive of over 100 live performances to present the groundbreaking punk, New Wave, and hard-core bands of the late 1970s.
Photographers Moyra Davey, LaToya Ruby Frazier, and A. L. Steiner will discuss how their works have been influenced by Downtown photography. Moderated by curator Dean Daderko.
Mabou Mines launches its 40th anniversary season with the world premiere of FINN, a digital and live-action adventure based on the legend of Finn McCool.
Gallery Talk with Philip Gefter, guest curator of the exhibition
Ann Butlerk, Mary Ellen Carroll, and Penny Pilkington will examine issues surrounding artists’ estates, their placement in archival repositories, copyright issues, and other concerns about the disposition of artists’ papers.
C. Carr will discuss her research for the forthcoming biography of Wojnarowicz, focusing on his photography.
Laura Parnes, founder and former director of Momenta Art, and curator Sasha Archibald will explore Blanchon’s connections with artists and emerging trends in contemporary art.
Ten years after Robert Blanchon’s untimely death from AIDS, the exhibition of this photo-based conceptual artist’s works, writing, and ephemera marks the transfer of his papers to Fales Library at NYU.
In this lecture, Roger Benjamin, guest curator of the exhibition and Research Professor in Art History and Actus Foundation Lecturer in Aboriginal Art, University of Sydney, explores how art history can grasp the role of memory, song, and design in their creation.
Franchesca Cubillo (Larrakia), Senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, will give an Indigenous perspective on the acrylic painting movement.
Fred Myers will illuminate the local contexts in which Papunya Tula painters worked and the meanings and values that guided their art in the early and mid-1970s.
Curated by Maura Reilly, Richard Bell: I Am Not Sorry is the first exhibition in the U.S. to survey the work of this controversial Aboriginal artist.
Discussion of affinities and differences between Aboriginal painting practices and Western abstraction with several New York-based artists.
Gallery Talk on Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya given by Fred Myers, Silver Professor and Chair of Anthropology, NYU.
In this Dean’s Lecture, Fred Myers, Silver Professor and Chair of Anthropology, NYU, will discuss a fundamental predicament of Indigenous acrylic painting in Central Australia.
The internationally renowned Papunya Tula Artists cooperative, located in the Western Desert of Central Australia, has exhibited widely in Europe and Asia.
U.S. premiere of three recent documentaries by one of Australia’s most talented filmmakers, Beck Cole (Luritja/Warumungu)
Curated by Brenda Croft, formerly Senior Curator of Indigenous Art, National Gallery of Australia, Culture Warriors will be the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of contemporary Australian Indigenous art ever presented in the U.S.
Grey Art Gallery Friends, Inter/National Council, and Director's Circle members are invited to a champagne reception and private preview of the exhibition John Wood: On the Edge of Clear Meaning.
By Carol Eliel, exhibition curator and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
A parallel exhibition The Essential Art of African Textiles: Design Without End will be presented at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from September 30, 2008 through March 22, 2009.
New York poets from several generations respond to the atmosphere of camaraderie among artists and poets downtown from 1955 to the present.
Exhibitions in New York City related to New York Cool
This panel discussion features Irving Sandler, Roni Feinstein, and Pepe Karmel.
With Pepe Karmel, guest curator of the exhibition and Associate Professor and Chair of Art History, NYU.
In this lecture, John Elderfield, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, will explore the significance of Diebenkorn’s early work in New Mexico.
Gallery talk featuring Grey Gallery of Art staff.
Travel back in time with The American Magic Lantern Theater, and experience the boisterous fun of an 1890s magic-lantern show—the kind of show that led to moving pictures.
In this panel discussion, Nancy Mowll Mathews, Howard Besser, and Elizabeth Hutchinson, will address issues raised by Moving Pictures: How might the exhibition’s reconsideration of the dynamics between fine art and film, high and low culture affect the disciplines of art history, cinema studies, and cultural history?
Focusing on the visual in moving image culture, this panel discussion will explore relationships among art, theory, film, science, popular culture, and technology.
Charles Musser, Professor of American Studies and Film Studies, Yale University, will explore controversies surrounding American versus French cinema that emerged as early as 1896, when the Lumière Cinématographe arrived in the United States and Edison's Vitascope made its debut.
By Nancy Mowll Mathews, curator of the exhibition and Eugénie Prendergast Senior Curator of 19th and 20th Century Art, Williams College Museum of Art.
The term “golden hour” denotes the ephemeral moment of perfect cinematic twilight. From stereoscopes to soundtracks, many of the contemporary artists in this exhibition draw upon early film techniques to imagine new possibilities for the moving picture.
Carol Eliel, exhibition curator and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art takes part in the The Daniel H. Silberberg Lecture Series at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.
Media artists Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong will screen and discuss selections from their cable-TV show, Nightclubbing, which aired from 1975 to 1980.
Simon Reynolds, music journalist and author of Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984 (Penguin, 2006), will discuss New York City during the postpunk era and the crossover synergy between the Downtown art world and the Downtown music scene.
In the 2006 Fales Lecture, John G. Hanhardt, Senior Curator of Film and Media Arts, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, will examine the powerful roles played by artists’ archives in recovering and representing developments in late-20th-century film and video art.
This forum will explore the process by which lived experience and eyewitness reports are transformed into historical data—in museums, archives, scholarship, and the classroom.
Panelists in this discussion will reflect on the legacy of Downtown art. Performance, punk, feminism, and queer activism are among the current concerns of the young artists and organizers taking part.
Join Marvin J. Taylor, editor of The Downtown Book: The New York Art Scene 1974–1984 and Director, Fales Library, and Lynn Gumpert, Director, Grey Art Gallery, and a contributor to the book, for a glimpse into New York’s artistic counterculture.
Please note: this program has been CANCELLED.
How did geography and social movements matter? And now that things have gone the other way, what is the legacy of cheap rents, street grit, and all that impertinence? A panel of urban analysts—including several veterans of the Downtown scene—will address these issues and more.
To celebrate publication of The Downtown Book: The New York Art Scene, 1974–1984, contributors will read selections and discuss the scene.
This panel discussion explores the roots and creative influences of this home-grown medium.
With Carlo McCormick, Guest Curator of The Downtown Show and Senior Editor, Paper Magazine; and Lynn Gumpert, Director, Grey Art Gallery.
This daylong Faculty–Graduate Student Conference focuses on issues concerning the migration of forms—images, narratives, genres, media—from one medium to another.
An afternoon of talks on the making and collecting of reproductive prints in early modern Europe, moderated by Mariët Westermann, Director of NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts.
Please join us at the Grey Art Gallery for a series of informal gatherings and discussions.
Gallery talks with Rebecca Zorach, Lia Markey, and Anne Leonard
Conversation between Walid Raad, Vera List Center Fellow, and Janet Kaplan, Professor of Art, Moore College of Art and Design, and author of the essay on Walid Raad/The Atlas Group recently published in Art in America.
Panel discussion with Barry Flood, NYU Department of Fine Arts; Lorie Novak, NYU Department of Photography and Imaging, artist and creator of collectedvisions.net; and Walid Raad.
Lecture by Sylvia Wolf, Adjunct Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Adjunct Instructor, Department of Photography and Imaging.
Gallery talks with Walid Raad, Lynn Gumpert, and Rory O’Dea
Videomaker Akram Zaatari, co-curator/artist of Mapping Sitting, will introduce his film This Day (2003, 86 min.) and engage in discussion with the audience.
Conversation between Mapping Sitting co-curators/artists Walid Raad and Akram Zaatari.
Conversation between Mapping Sitting co-curators/artists Walid Raad and Akram Zaatari.
Lecture, slideshow, and reading by videomaker Akram Zaatari, co-curator/artist of Mapping Sitting and co-founder of the Arab Image Foundation.
Join Gregory Volk, New York–based art critic and frequent Art in America contributor, in exploring Erró's unique mix of pop culture and global politics, including his startling series Mao’s Last Visit to Venice, on view at the Lillian Vernon Center.
Examining Erró's art, critic Eleanor Heartney will consider the work of other artists and art movements who employ popular culture as an instrument for trenchant political critique
Series of events organized by the Goethe-Institut New York in co-operation with the Grey Art Gallery and the Reykjavik Art Museum, as part of the Institute's series on Gender and Sexuality.
John Szarkowski and Robert Storrwill discuss the challenges and rewards of curating photography exhibitions.
Panel featuring Francine Prose, Arthur Lubow, Tina Barney, Alex Katz, and Lawrence Weschler
NYU’s Linda Gordon and Judith Stacey will discuss Diane Arbus’s approach to family albums in its sociocultural context: family practices, politics, ideologies, and the notion of “authenticity” in the US in the late 1960s and early ’70s.
Events and exhibits around New York City related to Diane Arbus: Family Albums
In this panel discussion, Patricia Johnston, professor of art history, Salem State College, will examine the impact of modernist theory, feminism, and other social trends on both fine and applied photography of the 1960s.
. Pepe Karmel, Associate Professor, Department of Fine Arts, will discuss the emergence of Conceptual art, and the problem of how to judge and appreciate works of art that may consist only of words or found objects.
This panel discussion will bring together artist Marina Abramovic, curator Mary Jane Jacob, and the Venerable Losang Samten to discuss contemporary art and meditation practice.
This roundtable discussion will examine how artistic creativity in exile is shaped by the temporal, spatial, socio-political, religious, and cultural contexts in which it is produced.
Constance Lewallen, curator of Everything Matters, will share her insights into the artist’s work—which she has followed for more than two decades.
Lecture by Debra Bricker Balken, Curator of the Exhibition
Talks on cubism by Lynn Gumpert, Pepe Karmel, Debra Bricker Balken, and Robert Rosenblum
Panel discussion with Debra Bricker Balken, Curator of the Exhibition; Marilyn Karp, Professor, Department of Art and Art Professions, Steinhardt School of Education, New York University; and artists Joel Shapiro and Hunt Slonem.
Lecture by Carol Krinsky, Professor of Fine Arts, New York University
Gallery talk by Debra Bricker Balken, Curator of the Exhibition
Forum with Debra Bricker Balken, Curator of the Exhibition, Carol S. Eliel, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Kenneth Wayne, Curator, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
Co-organized by the Kevorkian Center, the Grey Art Gallery, and the Center for Media, Culture and History, and co-sponsored by the Lillian Vernon Center for International Affairs, all at New York University, in association with the Iran Heritage Foundation.
Three of today's most important figures in classical Persian music will return to the US after last year's sold-out tour.
Co-sponsored by the Kevorkian Center, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Grey Art Gallery at New York University, in association with the Iran Heritage Foundation.
This film series focuses on the First Wave of Iran's New Cinema, which began in the early 1960s.
Abbas, an Iranian-born photojournalist and member of Magnum Photos who resides in Paris, will discuss his photographs of Iran.
Parviz Tanavoli—sculptor, painter, lithographer, collector, and scholar of Iranian art—will present his work and take part in a roundtable discussion with Professor Peter Chelkowski.
The symposium will address issues concerning the current state of contemporary art worldwide and its translation onto the global stage.
Deborah Martin Kao, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography, Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, will place Shahn’s photographs documenting the Artists’ Union protests and New York prisons in the context of his involvement in the radical artists’ movement and contemporary debates about the social use of public art.
This three-day conference presents a broad spectrum of vantage points on documentary photography and photojournalism, both current and historical.
Laura Katzman, Assistant Professor of Art History and Director of Museum Studies, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, will focus on the New York neighborhoods where Shahn photographed during the 1930s, highlighting the ways he moved through the city with his small camera to document Manhattan’s diverse populations and to make studies for future work in other media.
This two-day conference offers contemporary perspectives on issues that were close to Ben Shahn’s heart—labor conditions and organization in the cultural sphere.
Max Kozloff, author, critic, curator, and photographer, will examine Shahn's images alongside works by other photographers documenting New York street life.
A panel discussion of the cultural and political terrain that provided the context for the work of Ben Shahn and his contemporaries in the 1930s.
Cosponsored by the Grey Art Gallery; the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life, New York University; the Lower East Side Conservancy; and the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.
In this three-part series of gallery talks, the curators will lead visitors through the exhibition, each focusing on a different aspect of Ben Shahn’s art and its era.
Series of events and exhibitions related to Shiseido
With Matthew P. McKelway, Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts, New York University
Gregory M. Pflugfelder, Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University, examines the Tokugawa period preceding the emergence of modern Japan.
Gallery Talk with Lynn Gumpert, Curator of Face to Face and Director of the Grey Art Gallery
A three-part series held at Japan Society
A lecture by Yoshiharu Fukuhara, Chairman, Shiseido Co., Ltd., followed by a panel discussion with Nobel Prize–winning economist Paul Samuelson
This panel discussion will focus on the historical contributions of Filipino women in American life, tracing their trajectory from war brides and plantation workers to professionals in the fields of medicine, business, academia, politics, social activism, and the arts.
In L'il Brown Brothers/Nikimalika, indigenous storytellers and colonial mythmakers reenact their versions of what happened at the St. Louis World's Fair of 1904 through ritual, legend, and pseudoscientific narratives.
Writers read from their works and discuss issues such as what is "foreign," what is "indigenous," and what directions do they envision in their own work and in the field?
This symposium will explore the artistry of costumes and textiles from China, Japan, Indonesia, Hawaii, and the Philippines, along with the trade relationships and ethnic and religious ties that shaped their cultural significance.
Films associated with the exhibit Sheer Realities
In a series of lectures and panels, the multi-layered ethnic, religious, and cultural history of the Philippines will be examined, along with its impact on present-day Filipino and Filipino American culture.
With Nancy Blume, Coordinator of Education Programs, Asia Society Galleries
Irish films released since 1994, including 2x4, Night Train, The Fifth Province, Nothing Personal, Crossmaheart, and others, as well as a tribute to director Neil Jordan
Symposium featuring Peter Murray and Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith
Lecture with Tom Bishop, Chair, Center for French Civilization and Culture, NYU
Lecture in French with Eugene Nicole, Professor of French, NYU
After opening in 1896 amidst an uproar Ubu Roi, quickly became one of the most influential avant-garde creations of the new century.
Lecture with Phillip Dennis Cate, Director, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University
Lecture with Jindrich Zezula, Professor of French, NYU
With Yael Feldman, associate professor, Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University.
"Israel at Fifty: A View from America / A View from Israel" Arthur Hertzberg, Bronfman Visiting Professor of the Humanities, New York University, in dialogue, with a panel of respondents
Presented by the IsraFest Foundation, founder and director Meir Fenigstein, with the support of the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life
Artists’ Gallery Talk: Monday, November 24, 5 pm. Meir Gal, Tsibi Geva, and Ariane Littman-Cohen.
Reading: Friday, November 21, 7 pm. Amos Oz, Israeli author and New Yorker contributor. Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South. Sponsored by the New York University Creative Writing Program Reading Series.
“The Peace Process.” Thursday, November 20, 8 pm. Danny Rubinstein, journalist and professor, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, Ben Gurion University, Beersheba. Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life, New York University, 7 East Tenth Street. Co-sponsored by the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life and the Progressive Zionist Caucus.
Curators’ Gallery Talk: Thursday, November 20, 6 pm. Amy Cappellazzo and Tami Katz-Freiman.
Two documentary films: Wednesday, October 22, 7:30 pm Frida Kahlo, 1910–1954. Directed by Eila Hershon, U.S.A., 1983. 62 mins. Diego Rivera: I Paint What I See. Directed by Mary Vance, U.S.A., 1990. 58 mins.
Hayden Herrera, followed by a reception at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center.
Feature film directed by Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, Mexico, 1985. 90 mins. Followed by a panel discussion on the film and on gay life in Mexico, moderated by Daniel Balderston, Professor of Latin American Literature, Tulane University,
Wednesday Evenings, September 17 and October 22, 6 pm.
Edward J. Sullivan, followed by a conversation with the artist
A workshop /demonstration of traditional Indian crafts , presented by Association of Indians in America.
a workshop conducted by artist Maria Bae.
Crosscurrents: Asian Aesthetics--contemporary chamber music concert, copresented with the League of Composers/ International Society for Contemporary Music.
Alibata Cultural Ensemble--Filipino music
Association of Indians in America presents a program of Banjara Folk Dancing.
Exhibition walk-through with Thomas Sokolowski, Director, The Andy Warhol Museum.
Saeko Ichinohe and Company--contemporary dance
Panel discussion with Arthur C. Danto, philosopher and art critic for The Nation, Robert Storr, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art; and Vishakha N. Desai, Director, Asia Society Galleries.
Bali-Java Dance Theater presents Indonesian storytelling and dance, followed by musical instrument-making workshop.
Slide lecture by Laura Kaufman, Professor of Art History, Manhattanville College.
Thai artist Montien Boonma and Asian American artists Emily Cheng and Y. David Chung discuss cultural, social and political environments affecting artists in the U.S. and Asia. Reception follows. Cosponsored with Godzilla: Asian American Art Network.
Exhibition walk-through with Caron Smith, Asia Society.
A five part film series, featuring the work of famed Indian director Satyajit Ray.
International group of scholars, curators and artists explore role of arts in understanding contemporary Asian cultures. Cosponsored by New York University's East Asian Studies Program.
Allen Ginsberg in the East Village: A Self-Guided Walking Tour Compiled by Eliana Blechman and Amber Lynn, both Grey Art Gallery Interns and CAS ’13 This tour is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg, on view at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, 100 Washington Square East, […]