WHY I MAKE LIVE ART….

WHY I MAKE LIVE ART…. {1}

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 1 / 7PM / PERFORMANCE WHY I MAKE LIVE ART (WHEN I’M NOT MAKING THE OTHERS)  will be an evening of current explanations by contemporary performance makers around the siren call of “liveness” in art practice.  The diverse panel will include individuals who situate their work across multiple genres: actor-writer Laine Rettmer, art […]

CHOREOGRAPHY FOR BLACKBOARDS

CHOREOGRAPHY FOR BLACKBOARDS {0}

JANUARY 8-11 “Choreography is not to constrain movement into a set pattern, it is to provide a cradle for movement to find its own patterns.” – Michael Kliën A silent, communal matrix of individuals “dreaming the real” imprints a landscape of marks and meaning on the surfaces of blackboards through a series of rehearsed patterns. […]

TINY LIGHTS

TINY LIGHTS {0}

January 13-29 TINY LIGHTS: Memory’s Storehouse/Infinite Miniature is a collaboration between writer/performers Lenora Champagne and Lizzie Olesker. Comprised of two solos and a movement coda, TINY LIGHTS is an intimate yet heightened look at the richness of story evoked by everyday objects and gestures. Worlds are wrought inside the space of mind, memory, language and the rooms we live in. TINY LIGHTS will take […]

THE SHINING

THE SHINING {0}

by YVONNE MEIER december 13 – 23   Originally created and performed in 1993 at Performance Space 122 and reconstructed in 1995 at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, The Shining by Yvonne Meier is a dance-installation work full of thrill and fearful anxiety. It speaks of experiences at once sought and avoided – how do we […]

CHAOS MANOR

CHAOS MANOR {0}

september 16 -17 8.30PM Co-Conceived by Christopher McElroen and Sam Stephenson, based on Stephenson’s 2009 book, The Jazz Loft Project, Chaos Manor is a live multi-disciplinary performance installation that seeks to capture the visual and sonic event of W. Eugene Smith’s 821 Sixth Avenue “jazz loft” endeavor 1957-1965.  In keeping with the raw creative spirit […]

MICHEL GROISMAN

MICHEL GROISMAN {0}

SEPTEMBER 21 -25 As part of his first US tour, PS122 presents Brazilian artist Michel Groisman in two singular pieces and several interactive and intimate experiences for children and adults. By devising wearable apparatuses and sculpting his body to test the endurance and nature of the solitary human form, Groisman’s soulful performances and investigative group […]

ABOUT CROSSING THE LINE {0}

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York’s premiere French cultural center, announced the full program for Crossing the Line 2011, the fifth annual edition of its highly acclaimed fall festival, taking place this year from September 17–October 16 in venues throughout New York City. The transdisciplinary festival of contemporary arts and culture is a […]

W. EUGENE SMITH

W. EUGENE SMITH {0}

In January 1955 W. Eugene Smith, a celebrated photographer at Life magazine whose quarrels with his editors were legendary, quit his longtime well-paying job at the magazine. He was thirty-six. He was ambitious, quixotic, in search of greater freedom and artistic license. He turned his attention to a freelance assignment in Pittsburgh, a three-week job […]

ABOUT CHAOS MANOR

ABOUT CHAOS MANOR {0}

CHAOS MANOR Co-Conceived by Christopher McElroen & Sam Stephenson Created with: Brian D. Coats, Jason Goodman, Jaymes Jorsling, Kate Joyce, Brigid Hughes, Conrad Kluck, Alex Koch, Lucy Owen, and Julia Watt Directed by Christopher McElroen Based on the book The Jazz Loft Project by Sam Stephenson Sam Stephenson is a writer, instructor, and consultant at […]

ARTIST CONVERSATIONS

ARTIST CONVERSATIONS {0}

WEDNESDAY JULY 20 7-10pm Artcards will launch “Artist Conversations” with an artist and curator round table discussion and performances. A select panel of artists and curators will examine today’s role of the internet as a tool for independent curators and artist-run collectives, and the changing role of the gallery in an increasingly internet dependent society. […]