Tag Archives: New Museum

THE SPIRITS REFUSE WITHOUT A BODY

The performance THE SPIRITS REFUSE WITHOUT A BODY will activate the garments and helmets Jeffrey Gibson produced for his New Museum residency and exhibition THE ANTHROPOPHAGIC EFFECT.

Gibson’s work in the show is directly inspired by Indigenous handcraft techniques and aesthetics, and reflect his research into Southeastern river cane basket weaving, Algonquian birch bark biting, and porcupine quillwork.

THE SPIRITS REFUSE WITHOUT A BODY

Thursday, February 21, at 7 pm.

JEFFREY GIBSON—THE ANTHROPOPHAGIC EFFECT

Through June 9.

New Museum

235 Bowery, New York City.

From top: Jeffrey GibsonMx. Oops and Xavier, 2018, digital photograph; Jeffrey GibsonWendell, 2018, digital photograph; Jeffrey GibsonChristine Garcia with Love l , 2018, digital photograph. Images courtesy the artist, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., Kavi Gupta, and Roberts Projects.

MAGGIE NELSON ON SARAH LUCAS

In conjunction with the New Museum exhibition SARAH LUCAS—AU NATUREL, Maggie Nelson—author of The Argonauts—will talk about Lucas’ work, investigating the “provocations, humor, and critical shape-shifting” in her practice, and reflecting on “the stakes of the artist’s embrace of pleasure and perversion.”*

 

NO EXCUSES—MAGGIE NELSON ON SARAH LUCAS*

Thursday, December 13, at 7 pm.

New Museum Theater, 235 Bowery, New York City.

Above: Sarah Lucas—Au Naturel installation view, 2018. Wall: Divine, 1991/2018. Floor: This Jaguar’s Going to Heaven, 2018. Photograph by Maris Hutchinson.

Below: Sarah LucasBunny Gets Snookered #8, 1997. © Sarah Lucas. Courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London.

STONEWALL IS NOT HERE YET

Writers Janani Balasubramanian, Eduardo Restrepo Castaño, Joan Gibbs, and Río Sofia will read from their work at STONEWALL IS NOT HERE YET, this year’s Day Without Art program at the New Museum.

This afternoon event was organized by Sharon Hayes and Chris E. Vargas.

 

STONEWALL IS NOT HERE YET

Saturday, December 1, at 3 pm.

MOTHA AND CHRIS E. VARGAS—CONSCIOUSNESS RAZING

Through February 3.

New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York City.

Sharon HayesStonewall is not here yet, 2018. Image courtesy the artist and the New Museum.

CHRIS E. VARGAS

During a week which began with reports of an administrative attempt to eliminate “transgender” as an official federal designation, Chris E. Vargas—founder of the institutionally ambiguous Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art—will bring his early work to the Downtown Independent.

The Dirty Looks co-presentation will include screenings of EXTRAORDINARY PREGNANCIES, LIBERACÉON, FALLING IN LOVE (with Greg Youmans), and CRY BOY CRY. The artist will be in attendance.

And in New York City, the MOTHA AND CHRIS E. VARGAS—CONSCIOUSNESS RAZING show and residency continues at the New Museum.

CHRIS E. VARGAS—VIDEO AND MUSEUM MAKER

Tuesday, October 23, at 8 pm.

Downtown Independent, 251 S. Main Street, Los Angeles.

MOTHA AND CHRIS E. VARGAS—CONSCIOUSNESS RAZING

Through February 3.

SPECULATIVE MOMENTS—SHOW AND PRAY TELL

Thursday, January 17, at 7 pm.

New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York City.

From top:

Criminal Queers, directed by Chris E. Vargas and Eric A. Stanley.

Vargas’ Have You Ever Seen a Transsexual Before?

Chris E. Vargas, New Museum in MOTHA Drag, 2018.

Greg Youmans (left) and Vargas in Falling in Love… With Chris and Greg: Work of Art Reality TV Special.

CRAIG OWENS LAUNCH AND PANEL

A newly edited and updated version of Craig Owens’ 1984 interview with Lyn Blumenthal and Kate Horsfield has been published by Badlands Unlimited.

Join Lynne Tillman, Thomas Beard, and Horsfield for CRAIG OWENS—PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG CRITIC, a book launch and panel discussion with Paul Chan and Johanna Burton at the New Museum.

Owens (1950–1990) was an associate editor at October and a senior editor at Art in America. His essays are collected in Beyond RecognitionRepresentation, Power, and Culture (1994).

In his memoir Before Pictures, Douglas Crimp describes the quality of Owen’s “unrestrained intellectual enthusiasm.”:

“In many of our late-night phone calls… [Owens] would say something like, ‘I’m writing a brilliant essay on…’—on whatever it was he was working on at the moment. I was at first taken aback by his apparent immodesty, but I grew to understand and appreciate his elation at the process of his own thinking, sparked by his voracious reading.” — Douglas Crimp*

CRAIG OWENS—PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG CRITIC

Launch and panel

Friday, March 2, at 7 pm.

New Museum

235 Bowery, New York City.

* Douglas Crimp, “Agon,” in Before Pictures (Brooklyn: Dancing Foxes Press/Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016), 213.

From top: Craig Owens, 1982, from the series Art World, photograph © Timothy Greenfield-SandersCraig Owens photographed by Barbara Kruger in her loft, 1988, image credit New Museum.