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Friday 02/27/15 7:30PM
Music / Performance

Premiere of DISCOTROPIC by niv Acosta

In his new performance DISCOTROPIC (2015), niv Acosta explores the relationship between science fiction, disco, astrophysics, and the black American experience. Reflecting the artist’s interest in the role of black women in sci-fi history, DISCOTROPIC… Read more

Friday 02/27/15 8:30PM
Music / Performance

Premiere of DISCOTROPIC by niv Acosta

In his new performance DISCOTROPIC (2015), niv Acosta explores the relationship between science fiction, disco, astrophysics, and the black American experience. Reflecting the artist’s interest in the role of black women in sci-fi history, DISCOTROPIC… Read more

Saturday 02/28/15 12PM
Discussions

Lecture by niv Acosta

Writer Kimberly R. Drew will give a talk on the historical and theoretical background of niv Acosta’s new work DISCOTROPIC (2015). niv Acosta and his cast—Monstah Black, Alexandro Segade, and Andrew Singleton (aka Brohogany Opulence)—will discuss… Read more

Saturday 02/28/15 2PM
Film / Video

Screening and Reading by Shelly Nadashi

This event provides a broader view of the artistic practice of Shelly Nadashi, a former puppeteer, whose work has expanded into installation, sculpture, and video. In the Triennial, Nadashi presents the installation A Good Bowl of Soup (2013), which features… Read more

Saturday 02/28/15 3:30PM
Film / Video

Screening and Talk with Basim Magdy

Basim Magdy’s work encompasses drawing, painting, installation, film, and slide projection, which dynamically pair a sobering critique of reality with imaginative speculation. He filters a preoccupation with failure and a deep skepticism of all ideology… Read more

Saturday 02/28/15 4:30PM
Music / Performance

DIS Whet Talks: Casey Jane Ellison on Female-Focused Artist Interviews

For the first event in a series of talks and performances that will take place at The Island (Ken) (2015)—an installation by the artist collective DIS—artist and comedian Casey Jane Ellison will interview a selection of other female-identified participating… Read more

Saturday 02/28/15 6PM
Music / Performance

Launch of Steve Roggenbuck’s New Collection

The work of poet Steve Roggenbuck explores, in his own words, “the new forms that poetry, humor, and spirituality might take on the internet.” Presenting and distributing his work almost exclusively through social-media platforms—Twitter, Facebook,… Read more

Sunday 03/01/15 1PM

Panel: On Being Surrounded

For this panel, participating artists Nadim Abbas, Josh Kline, and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané will discuss how their works address a topic that the Triennial takes as its metaphorical point of departure: the “condition of being surrounded.” From Abbas’s… Read more

Sunday 03/01/15 3PM
Film / Video

Exploring the Blind Spots of Secrecy, Censorship, and National Security with Exterritory

The collaborative Exterritory (Maayan Amir and Ruti Sela) was founded in 2009 in response to the ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. Employing the concept of “exterritoriality,” which designates spaces, entities, and individuals whose… Read more

Sunday 03/01/15 5PM
Discussions

Lawrence Abu Hamdan on Contra Diction: Speech Against Itself

Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s talk, titled “Contra Diction: Speech Against Itself,” will address the ways in which our right to silence can be preserved in what the artist calls “today’s All-Hearing and All-Speaking society.” In his reappraisal of… Read more

Thursday 03/05/15 7PM
Discussions

Liquid Poetry with Brian Droitcour

Brian Droitcour, editor of The Animated Reader, a poetry collection published as part of the Triennial, will discuss those ideas about digital media, identity, and translation in contemporary poetry that form the basis of the book. His talk will also… Read more

Friday 03/06/15 7PM
Music / Performance

Fitness Guide by Geumhyung Jeong

For Fitness Guide (2011), featured in the Triennial, Geumhyung Jeong modified a series of exercise machines, readjusting key parts and activating them in a durational performance. The performance begins with Jeong using the machines in routine ways; gradually… Read more

Saturday 03/07/15 10AM-12PM
Family Programs

First Saturday for Families: Place and Space

Join us from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Sky Room 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 03/07/15 12PM
Discussions

Symposium: VISIBLE/INVISIBLE

This symposium questions how the legacy of identity politics might be reconsidered in light of our present culture, where the state of being visible can also carry threatening implications of being captured, tracked, or dangerously overexposed. Through… Read more

Saturday 03/07/15 4:30PM
Music / Performance

DIS Whet Talks: Chus Martínez on the Metabolic Era

As part of a series of talks and performances that will take place at The Island (Ken) (2015)—an installation by the artist collective DIS—Chus Martínez, curator and Head of the Institute of Art at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel, will… Read more

Saturday 03/07/15 7PM
Music / Performance

Fitness Guide Performance by Geumhyung Jeong

For Fitness Guide (2011), featured in the Triennial, Geumhyung Jeong modified a series of exercise machines, readjusting key parts and activating them in a durational performance. The performance begins with Jeong using the machines in routine movements,… Read more

Sunday 03/08/15 3PM
Music / Performance

Fitness Guide Performance by Geumhyung Jeong

For Fitness Guide (2011), featured in the Triennial, Geumhyung Jeong modified a series of exercise machines, readjusting key parts and activating them in a durational performance. The performance begins with Jeong using the machines in routine movements,… Read more

Wednesday 03/11/15 7PM-8PM
Membership Events

Studio Visit: Fred Tomaselli

Deluxe Members & Above

Join Gary Carrion-Murayari, Kraus Family Curator, for a visit to the studio of artist Fred Tomaselli. Tomaselli explores reality dislocation and the broken dreams of utopianism in colorful, complex works that incorporate painting, photo collage, newsprint,… Read more

Wednesday 03/18/15 6:30PM
Membership Events

Tour of the 2015 Triennial

Premium Members & Above

Join Sara O’Keeffe, Assistant Curator, for a private tour of the 2015 Triennial while the Museum is closed to the public. RSVP to membership@newmuseum.org or 212.219.1222 ×234.

Wednesday 03/25/15 7PM-9PM
Membership Events

2015 Triennial Members Party

Standard Members & Above

Celebrate the 2015 Triennial with fellow Museum supporters by sipping cocktails in the Sky Room and enjoying a private viewing of the exhibition. By invitation only. To learn more about Membership at the New Museum, please contact the Membership Office… 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

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

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 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

Friday 05/01/15 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

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

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

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