Past Events

Thursday 05/28/15 9:30AM-7:30PM

IDEAS CITY Conference

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 to explore questions of transparency and surveillance,… Read more

Thursday 05/21/15 7PM

Realism Materialism Art Book Launch

Presented in conjunction with R&D Season: SPECULATION. Celebrate the launch of Realism Materialism Art, an anthology of essays and artist projects published by the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, in conjunction with Sternberg Press. Combining… Read more

Wednesday 05/20/15 9AM
Membership Events

Private Tour of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Premium Members & Above

Join Gary Carrion-Murayari, Kraus Family Curator, for a tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and the exhibition “China: Through the Looking Glass” with the Met’s Andrew Bolton, Curator, and Sarah Scaturro, Head Conservator.… 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

Friday 05/15/15 7PM

A Forum on the Born-Digital Art Institution

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 its core? This forum will feature curators, programmers,… Read more

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

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