Weekend notePad: 11.30.2017

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday November 30, 2017

Thursday, November 30

Artists Experiment | Emily Spivak: An Archive of everything worn to MoMA from 11.1.2017-1/28/2018, a conversation with Thessaly LaForce, 7 pm. Emily Spivack is an artist, writer, and editor whose work draws from contemporary culture, clothing, history, and our relationship to everyday objects. She is the author of Worn in New York (2017), a contemporary cultural history of New York told through clothing, which is a follow-up to her New York Times best seller Worn Stories (2014) and (2010), collections of stories about clothing and memory. In her column for T: The New York Times Style Magazine, The Story of a Thing, Spivack interviews cultural figures about objects in their homes that provide insight into their interests and quirks. 
Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, NY, NY Info

Street Smart: The Intersection of Art and Design in the City
SVA’s Alumni Society presents a multimedia exhibition featuring artists—all graduates of SVA—who are noted for making work that is for or about the urban environment. Their site-specific and interactive installations, photographs, paintings, sculptures, designs and illustrations are challenging, multi-layered and politically and socially engaged, much like the city itself.
Thursday, November 30, 6-8 pm. SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th Floor, NY, NY Info Above:Carol Fabricatore, Boardwalk Barkers, 1998, charcoal and acrylic


Friday, December 1

The New Museum partners with Visual AIDS on World AIDS day to present Visual AIDS’ 28th annual Day Without Art project,11 am-6 pm. Curated by Erin Christovale and Vivian Crockett for Visual AIDS, the ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS video program prioritizes Black narratives within the ongoing AIDS epidemic, commissioning seven new and innovative short videos from artists Mykki Blanco, Cheryl Dunye and Ellen Spiro, Reina Gossett, Thomas Allen Harris, Kia LaBeija, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, and Brontez Purnell.
New Museum, 250 Bowery, NY, NY Info


Justin Vivian Bond | My Model/Myself: I’ll Stand By You,2 pm. As a part of “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon,” Justin Vivian Bond will perform a public meditation “modeling” under a spotlight, staring blankly into the middle distance, as an homage to Karen Graham, the face of Estée Lauder cosmetics in the 1970s. Inspired by a rare video shot by Nick Knight of the print model in motion, Bond explores the awkwardness and inevitability of movement within seeming stillness. The artist will perform on three occasions, including December 1, World AIDS Day—which began in 1989 as A Day Without Art—to call attention to the countless luminaries being lost to HIV/AIDS.
New Museum, 250 Bowery, NY, NY Info Left: Cover image, Justin Vivian Bond:My Model | My Self: I’ll Stand By You, 2015, courtesy the artist and Vitrine, London



Saturday, December 2

Joseph Rodriguez | Spanish Harlem: El Barrionin the ’80s, a conversation with Ed Morales, and book signing, 6-9 pm. In "Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the '80s", Joseph Rodriguez, a working-class Puerto Rican from the streets of Brooklyn, spent five years (1985-90) in Spanish Harlem, capturing a spirit of a people that survives despite the ravages of poverty, and more recently, the threat of gentrification and displacement.
Bronx Documentary Center, 614 Courtland Street, Bronx, NY Info Above: © Joseph Rodriguez, Block Party on Pleasant Avenue near East 118th Street. 1988


Planning ahead; Thursday, December 7

Paul Chaat Smith | Thirteen Months in America,6:30 pm. Smith delivers the eleventh annual AICA/USA Distinguished Critic Lecture in partnership with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics. His talk probes the dilemmas of his curatorial process as he prepared the exhibition Americans, opening at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in early 2018. The exhibition highlights the ways in which American Indians have been part of the nation's identity since before the country began. Smith discusses how events since the election of November 2016 have challenged and reshaped many of his long held views about, as he say, "well, everything." Smith discusses his doubts and uncertainties while completing the preparations for the exhibition during a time of "monolithic tunnel vision on all sides."
The New School Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, NY, NY Info


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