Past Events

Friday 05/15/15 2PM
Membership Events

Tour of Frieze Projects at Frieze New York

Contemporary Council Members & Above

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 and transportation details will be provided… Read more

Sunday 05/10/15 2PM

“We All Hung Out”: Artists and Community on the Bowery

“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 Square, on the Bowery…where we all hung out,… Read more

Saturday 05/09/15 4:30PM

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 05/09/15 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

Friday 05/08/15 7PM

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

Thursday 05/07/15 7PM

Speculative Planning Session with Denise Ferreira da Silva, Rizvana Bradley, and Che Gossett

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. Captioning may also be available after the… Read more

Tuesday 05/05/15 6:30PM
Membership Events

State of the Art Discussion: Architect Bjarke Ingels and Director of IDEAS CITY Joseph Grima

Producers Council Members & Above

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 IDEAS CITY initiative and Co-artistic Director… Read more

Sunday 05/03/15 4PM-6PM
Music / Performance

Eduardo Navarro

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 the phenomenological position of the turtle. The… Read more

Sunday 05/03/15 3PM

“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 2:30PM
Music / Performance


In his new performance DISCOTROPIC (2015), niv Acosta explores the relationship between science fiction, disco, astrophysics, and the black American experience. Conceived as a “living graphic novel, manifest in episodical live events” the performances… Read more

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