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Week of 05/24/2015–05/30/2015

The third and final day of the Festival will transform the streetscape into a temporary city of ideas, redefining public space and architecture. One hundred cultural and community groups will come together… Teen and Family Programs IDEAS CITY: Saturday Schedule
Guests are welcome to come and go at any time. Tickets and seating are available on a first-come, first-served basis, as capacity allows. Start times are approximate. There will be three intermissions.… A Performative Conference in Nine Acts
The second day of the Festival will animate a basilica and a gym with dance battles, poetry slams, urban-design pitches, sound and video environments, hot-air balloons, games, and mobile art spaces. It’ll… Performances IDEAS CITY: Friday Schedule
The Honorable Julián Castro Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development As three-term mayor of San Antonio, Julián Castro was known for innovative governance. His “Decade of… Conversations The Honorable Julián Castro: IDEAS CITY Keynote
Part of the IDEAS CITY Conference Pass Watch the event on the New Museum’s Livestream. Can policymaking be a form of design? The mayors of Houston, Ithaca, and San Juan (Puerto Rico) will debate… Conversations Svante Myrick, Kurt Andersen, and others: Mayoral Panel: Finding…
The first day of the Festival will comprise a series of talks, panels, and discussions at Cooper Union. Speakers will include some of the world’s most forward-thinking visionaries who, together, will… IDEAS CITY: Thursday Schedule
This year’s IDEAS CITY Festival will take place May 28–30 and centers on the theme of The Invisible City. Dozens of artists, one hundred organizations, and tens of thousands of visitors will come together… Conversations IDEAS CITY Conference

Week of 05/10/2015–05/16/2015

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… Screenings “Deferment & Late Arrivals”: Screening and Discussion with…
Much has been written about how museums, galleries, and other traditional memory institutions can extend their reach online. But what can an institution become when it is organized with the network at… Conversations A Forum on the Born-Digital Art Institution
Join Cecilia Alemani, Curator of Frieze Projects, for a tour of the works commissioned as part of the Frieze Projects program for the prestigious art fair Frieze New York, held on Randall’s Island. Location… Contemporary Council Members & Above Membership Tour of Frieze Projects at Frieze New York
Join Margot Norton, Associate Curator, for a visit to the Brooklyn studio of Laurie Simmons. Since the mid-1970s, Simmons has staged scenes for her camera with dolls, ventriloquist dummies, and people… Premium Members & Above Membership Studio Visit: Laurie Simmons
“We All Hung Out” is a panel discussion with David Diao, Mary Heilmann, and Billy Sullivan, moderated by Ethan Swan, editor of the New Museum publication Bowery Artist Tribute. “Living in Chatham… Conversations “We All Hung Out”: Artists and Community on the Bowery

Week of 05/03/2015–05/09/2015

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… Conversations DIS Whet Talks: McKenzie Wark on “Renotopia”
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… Screenings “Screening the Speculative” with Melika Bass, Jen Liu, and…
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… Conversations Alexander Provan presents Reality Formatting
Presented as part of “Constantina Zavitsanos: THIS COULD BE US,” a project of the R&D Season: SPECULATION. This event will be Livestreamed and amplified for online viewers to run speech-to-text dictation.… Conversations Speculative Planning Session with Denise Ferreira da Silva, Rizvana…
Join Karen Wong, Deputy Director, at the new global headquarters of Kickstarter for a lively discussion about urbanism, sustainability and New York City with Joseph Grima, Director of the New Museum’s… Producers Council Members & Above Membership State of the Art Discussion: Architect Bjarke Ingels and Director…
Titled Timeless Alex (2015), Eduardo Navarro’s newly commissioned work for the 2015 Triennial: “Surround Audience” departs from the conditions of experience determined by the human body to consider… Performances Eduardo Navarro

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