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Saturday 03/28/15 1PM-3PM
Music / Performance

Chelsea Knight: Fall to Earth, Chapter 2 — “Blasphemy” (Live Event with Mathew Paul Jinks)

Presented as part of “Chelsea Knight: Fall to Earth,” a project of the R&D Season: SPECULATION. Please note: Entry to this event is permitted during breaks between intervals of shooting. Each interval will last approximately thirty minutes. “What… Read more

Saturday 03/28/15 4:30PM
Discussions

DIS Whet Talks: Sara Watson on Data is the new ____

As part of a series of talks and performances that will take place at The Island (Ken)—an installation by artist-collective DIS—Sara Watson will present a talk titled “Data is the new____” that continues her research into alternative metaphors… Read more

Sunday 03/29/15 3PM
Workshops

Constantina Zavitsanos and Park McArthur: “Vanitas, a rehearsal”

Presented as part of “Constantina Zavitsanos: THIS COULD BE US,” a project of the R&D Season: SPECULATION. Constantina Zavitsanos’s residency “THIS COULD BE US” includes a series of research-driven programs organized around speculative concepts… Read more

Saturday 04/04/15 10AM-12PM
Family Programs

First Saturday for Families: Avatars

Join us in the Sky Room on Saturday April 4 for a family workshop offered in conjunction with the 2015 Triennial: “Surround Audience,” on view from February 25 to May 24, 2015. A signature initiative of the New Museum, the Triennial is the only… Read more

Saturday 04/11/15 3PM
Music / Performance

If you wanna make the world a better place, premiere performance

Geo Wyeth is known for evocative, narrative songs and high-energy, empathic performances and video, which often center on the modulation and manipulation of voice and body. Dark, queer, and sharp-edged, with clear-eyed criticism of social mores embedded… Read more

Saturday 04/11/15 4:30PM
Discussions

DIS Whet Talks with Robot Bina48 and Bruce Duncan on Mindfiles, MindClones, and Bina48 (android)

Ever find yourself wondering what a MindClone is or who Bina48 is? If yes, The Island (Ken) (2015) by DIS has the answers. At this talk, part of a larger series organized by DIS, Bruce Duncan, Managing Director of the Terasem Movement Foundation in Lincoln,… Read more

Thursday 04/16/15 7PM
Discussions

The Theresa Duncan CD-ROMs

This event marks the launch of a new online restoration of three pioneering feminist video games. In the mid-1990s, Theresa Duncan created Chop Suey (1995), Smarty (1996), and Zero Zero (1997), three lyrical adventure video games for young girls. At… Read more

Saturday 04/18/15 1PM-3PM
Music / Performance

Chelsea Knight: Fall to Earth, Chapter 3 — “Resistance” (Live Event with Ryan Tracy)

Presented as part of “Chelsea Knight: Fall to Earth,” a project of the R&D Season: SPECULATION. Please note: Entry to this event is permitted during breaks between intervals of shooting. Each interval will last approximately thirty minutes. “What… Read more

Friday 04/24/15 6:30PM-8:30PM

Teen Night

On Friday April 24, explore contemporary art at the New Museum during an evening exclusively for teens! Grab your friends, and come for live music and teen-led gallery experiences. Investigate the 2015 Triennial: “Surround Audience,” and head up to… Read more

Saturday 04/25/15 1PM
Discussions

Constantina Zavitsanos: Speculative Planning Session with Fred Moten and Stefano Harney

Presented as part of “Constantina Zavitsanos: THIS COULD BE US,” a project of the R&D Season: SPECULATION. Constantina Zavitsanos’s residency “THIS COULD BE US” includes a series of research-driven programs organized around speculative concepts… Read more

Saturday 04/25/15 4:30PM
Discussions

DIS Whet Talks: Rob Horning on the Acquisitive Gaze

Social shopping sites like Pinterest promise users consumerism without consumption, transferring the utility of goods to the mood that their images evoke. In this talk—part of a series of talks and performances that will take place at The Island (Ken)… Read more

Sunday 04/26/15 3PM
Music / Performance

Chelsea Knight: Knight + Knight Latencies, with Autumn Knight

Presented as part of “Chelsea Knight: Fall to Earth,” a project of the R&D Season: SPECULATION. “We want to tell you our two stories: latent and manifest. This is our hysterical story (hysterical in the Freudian sense), the story of our alliance,… Read more

Saturday 05/02/15 12PM-6PM
Discussions

Rhizome’s Seven on Seven Conference

Presented by Rhizome, the Seven on Seven conference pairs seven leading artists with seven luminary technologists, and challenges them to make something new together—be it an application, an artwork, a provocation, or whatever they imagine—over the… Read more

Sunday 05/03/15 3PM
Discussions

“Gender Talents” launch with Carlos Motta and guests

Join Carlos Motta to celebrate the launch of “Gender Talents,” a web-based project by Motta that engages movements and discourses for gender self-determination within trans and intersex communities internationally. The event will feature a screening… Read more

Sunday 05/03/15 3PM
Music / Performance

Eduardo Navarro

Eduardo Navarro’s newly commissioned work for the Triennial, Timeless Alex (2015), departs from the conditions of experience determined by the human body to consider the phenomenological position of the turtle. The artist became intrigued by turtles’… Read more

Thursday 05/07/15 7PM
Discussions

Constantina Zavitsanos: Speculative Planning Session with Denise Ferreira da Silva

Presented as part of “Constantina Zavitsanos: THIS COULD BE US,” a project of the R&D Season: SPECULATION. Constantina Zavitsanos’s residency “THIS COULD BE US” includes a series of research-driven programs organized around speculative concepts… Read more

Friday 05/08/15 7PM
Discussions

Alexander Provan presents Reality Formatting

At this performance, writer Alexander Provan will tell of a typical “expert listener” undergoing a test meant to refine the compression algorithms that underlie all digital media. He will place the audience within the sensorium of a middle-aged, white… Read more

Saturday 05/09/15 3PM
Film / Video

“Screening the Speculative” with Melika Bass, Jen Liu, and Peter Hopkins Miller

Presented as part of “Chelsea Knight: Fall to Earth,” a project of the R&D Season: SPECULATION. Further elaborating her research as part of the R&D Season: SPECULATION, Chelsea Knight has organized a screening and discussion with a group of artists… Read more

Saturday 05/09/15 4:30PM
Discussions

DIS Whet Talks: McKenzie Wark on “Renotopia”

In this talk, writer McKenzie Wark will explore “how a new kitchen or bathroom became the outer limits of imagining the good life.” He observes: “Once upon a time, people aspired to build, if not brave new worlds, then at least pretty cock-sure… Read more

Saturday 05/16/15 3PM
Film / Video

“Deferment & Late Arrivals”: Screening and Discussion with Soyoung Yoon and Caroline Key

Presented as part of “Constantina Zavitsanos: THIS COULD BE US,” a project of the R&D Season: SPECULATION. Constantina Zavitsanos’s residency “THIS COULD BE US” includes a series of research-driven programs organized around speculative concepts… Read more

Thursday 05/28/15 9AM

2015 IDEAS CITY: NY

Save the date for 2015 IDEAS CITY: NY. The theme for the next IDEAS CITY: NY in late May 2015 is Invisible City, and the full program will be announced soon.

Friday 05/29/15 9AM

2015 IDEAS CITY: NY

Save the date for 2015 IDEAS CITY: NY. The theme for the next IDEAS CITY: NY in late May 2015 is Invisible City, and the full program will be announced soon.

Saturday 05/30/15 9AM

2015 IDEAS CITY: NY

Save the date for 2015 IDEAS CITY: NY. The theme for the next IDEAS CITY: NY in late May 2015 is Invisible City, and the full program will be announced soon.

Sunday 06/07/15 1PM-3PM
Music / Performance

Chelsea Knight: Fall to Earth, Chapter 4 — “Violence” (Live Event with Nick Hallett)

Presented as part of “Chelsea Knight: Fall to Earth,” a project of the R&D Season: SPECULATION. Please note: Entry to this event is permitted during breaks between intervals of shooting. Each interval will last approximately thirty minutes. “Two… Read more

Saturday 06/20/15 1PM-3PM
Music / Performance

Chelsea Knight: Fall to Earth, Chapter 5 — “Silence” (Live Event with Christine Sun Kim)

Presented as part of “Chelsea Knight: Fall to Earth,” a project of the R&D Season: SPECULATION. Please note: Entry to this event is permitted during breaks between intervals of shooting. Each interval will last approximately thirty minutes. “This… Read more

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