Past Events

Sunday 09/23/12 3PM

Independent Curators International and the New Museum present the Curator’s Perspective: Mami Kataoka

Mami Kataoka speaks at the Curator’s Perspective, an itinerant public discussion series that features international curators who distill current happenings in contemporary art, including the artists they are excited by, exhibitions that have made them… Read more

Thursday 09/27/12 7PM

Panel Discussion: “What’s Wrong with Technological Art?”

In 1969, Robert Smithson wrote to György Kepes, “Technology promises a new kind of art, yet its very program excludes the artist from his own art. The optimism of technical progress results in political despair…. If technology is to have any… Read more

Friday 09/28/12 7PM

A Proposition by Fionn Meade: Day One

Repeatedly an unfaithful servant to the systematizing and unifying impulses of aesthetics and philosophy, Fionn Meade will present a Proposition that will consider how and when artworks enact critique, and why this discernment involves an indispensable… Read more

Saturday 09/29/12 3PM

A Proposition by Fionn Meade: Day Two

Artist Jesse Jones joins Fionn Meade in the second session to trace aspects of “cinefication” in the work of Vsevolod Meyerhold and Bertolt Brecht through to Jones’s own work involving the social and political history of cinema. Repeatedly an… Read more

Tuesday 10/02/12 7PM
Membership Events

Studio Visit: Rachel Feinstein

Premium Members & Above

Join Gary Carrion-Murayari, Curator, for a visit to the studio of Rachel Feinstein. See the work to be included in her upcoming show at Gagosian Gallery in Rome before it is shipped. Space is very limited. RSVP to 212.219.1222 ×234 or

Thursday 10/04/12 5PM-6:30PM
Membership Events

Studio Visit: Cai Guo-Qiang

Contemporary Council Members & Above

Join Margot Norton, Curatorial Associate, for a studio visit with Cai Guo-Qiang. Working across a diverse spectrum of mediums including painting, sculpture, installation, and fireworks, Cai’s work explores traditional Chinese culture and the everyday… Read more

Thursday 10/04/12 7PM

Graffiti/Post Graffiti Screening and Panel Discussion

In 1984, Paul Tschinkel’s ART/new york issued the documentary video Graffiti/Post Graffiti. The film captures a unique moment in the intertwined narratives of graffiti and art history, as aggressive anti-vandalism legislation and the lure of the marketplace… Read more

Friday 10/05/12 7PM

Alternatives in Retrospect: Artist-run Spaces in the 1970s and 1980s

New York nurtured many alternative art spaces in the 1970s and 1980s, crucial venues for fostering community and supporting young artists. Reflecting both local concerns and international movements, these spaces provided artists and curators with the… Read more

Saturday 10/06/12 10AM-12PM
Family Programs

First Saturdays for Families: How to Create a History

How do we remember the past? What stands out the most in our memories? What do we forget? Discover “Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery, 1969–1989” and learn how twenty artists documented, recorded, and reflected on the changing neighborhood they… Read more

Thursday 10/11/12 7PM

Stories from the New Aesthetic

The New Aesthetic is an ongoing research project by James Bridle, investigating the intersections of culture and technology, history and memory, and the physical and the digital. For this event, Bridle will be joined by Aaron Straup Cope and Joanne McNeil… Read more

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