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Open Pole

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“Open Pole” began a series of pole-dancing classes and practice sessions that took place in the Fifth Floor Gallery as part of Gerard & Kelly’s research for “P.O.L.E. (People, Objects, Language, Exchange).” Coinciding with the Museum’s weekly Pay-What-You-Wish Thursday evenings, Gerard & Kelly will continue to stage “Open Pole” on Thursday February 5 and Thursday February 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. The last two installments of “Open Pole” feature two crews of dancers who perform on the poles in New York City subways—the Chosen Ones and We Live This—in an open-mic­-style, improvisatory event that will be conducted in the installation.


Artist residencies at the New Museum are made possible, in part, by Laurie Wolfert.

Additional support is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Endowment support is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund, and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.

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