Unless otherwise noted, events are free of charge, no reservations, seating is limited. Photo ID required for entrance to NYU buildings. All programs are subject to change; for updates, please visit the Grey’s website at www.nyu.edu/greyart, “Public Programs.” To receive program updates and reminders via email, click on “ join our listserv” on the Grey’s homepage.
Thursday, February 4, 6:30 pm
David Wojnarowicz, Photographer
The Fales Library, Bobst Library, NYU, 70 Washington Square South, Third Floor
C. Carr will discuss her research for the forthcoming biography of Wojnarowicz, focusing on his photography.
Co-sponsored by NYU’s Fales Library and Grey Art Gallery. Information: 212/998-2596
Tuesday, February 16, 6:30 pm
Art or Archive? What Matters To Artists’ Estates
The Fales Library
Ann Butler, Director of the Library and Archives, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College; Joy Episalla, Gesso Foundation and Frank Moore Estate; Penny Pilkington, Co-owner, PPOW Gallery; and Michael Ward Stout, LLD., Partner, Stout, Thomas, and Johnson, and President, Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, will examine issues surrounding artists’ estates, their placement in archival repositories, copyright issues, and other concerns about the disposition of artists’ papers. They will explore how an artistic legacy is maintained and offer practical advice on securing an artist’s oeuvre.
Organized by NYU’s Fales Library and Visual AIDS, and co-sponored by the Grey Art Gallery. Information: 212/998-2596.
Wednesday, February 17, 6:30 pm
Gallery Talk with Philip Gefter, guest curator of the exhibition.
Grey Art Gallery, 100 Washington Square East
Tuesday, March 9, 6:30 pm
Through Other Lenses
The Fales Library
Photographers Moyra Davey, LaToya Ruby Frazier, and A. L. Steiner will discuss how their works have been influenced by Downtown photography. Moderated by curator Dean Daderko.
Co-sponsored by NYU’s Fales Library, Department of Photography and Imaging (TSOA), and Grey Art Gallery. Information: 212/998-2596.
Thursday, March 11, 6:30 pm
Native Agents/Foreign Agents: Semiotext(e), Continental Philosophy,
American Art and Culture—A Celebration
The Fales Library
Panel discussion with Sylvere Lotringer, co-founder of Semiotext(e), emeritus faculty, Columbia University; Gregg Bordowitz, Associate Professor, Film, Video, and New Media, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Lynne Tillman, writer, critic, and faculty member, University of Albany; Avital Ronell, Professor of German, comparative literature, and English, NYU; Tim Griffen, editor, Artforum. Moderator: Emily Apter, Professor of Comparative Literature and French, NYU. Respondent: Denis Hollier, Chair and Professor of French Literature, NYU.
Co-sponsored by NYU’s La Maison Française; Departments of English, French, and German; Humanities Initiative, Fales Library,
and Grey Art Gallery.
Friday, March 19, 7:00 pm
Nightclubbing: The Punk Rock Archives
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Film Center, 36 East Eighth Street, Room 200
Filmmakers Emily Armstrong and Pat Ivers will reach into their video archive of over 100 live
performances to present the groundbreaking punk, New Wave, and hard-core bands of the late 1970s.
Co-sponsored by NYU-TV and NYU’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Film Center, Fales Library,
and Grey Art Gallery. Information: www.nyu.edu/nyutv, 212/998-6780.
Wednesday, March 31, 6:00 pm
The New Urbanism of Mayor Lindsay: The Downtown Scene
Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place (between Bleecker and W. 3rd Sts.)
Mayor John Lindsay (1966–73) ushered in a new era of creative urban planning and elevated it to a critical domain of public policy, with efforts to protect the microculture of neighborhoods replacing the blunt force of urban renewal. In this lecture, Hilary Ballon, Deputy Vice Chancellor, NYU Abu Dhabi, and University Professor, will consider the interplay between the resurgent Downtown art scene and New York’s new urbanism in the 1960s and ’70s.
Organized by AIA New York Chapter and NYU’s Grey Art Gallery and Fales Library. Free with NYU ID and for AIA and ADSNY members,
$10 for non-members. RSVP: www.aiany.org/calendar.
On view: November 19, 2009–February 26, 2010
You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real): The Work of Robert Blanchon
The Tracey/Barry Gallery, The Fales Library, Bobst Library, NYU, 70 Washington Square South, Third Floor.
Ten years after Robert Blanchon’s untimely death from AIDS, the exhibition of this photo-based conceptual artist’s works, writing, and ephemera marks the transfer of his papers to Fales Library at NYU. It also concludes a multi-year collaboration between the artist’s estate and Visual AIDS. Curated by Sasha Archibald, Tania Duvergne, and Bethany Martin-Breen.
Tuesday, January 26, 6:30 pm
“You are Cordially Invited”: The Art and Influence of Robert Blanchon
The Fales Library
Laura Parnes, founder and former director of Momenta Art, and curator Sasha Archibald will explore Blanchon’s connections with artists and emerging trends in contemporary art. From parodies of the art world to AIDS agit-prop to cerebral, minimalist photography, Blanchon gleaned from art history to make his own interventions, and encouraged his students to do the same. Moderated by Amy Sadao, Executive Director, Visual AIDS.
Thursday–Sunday, March 4–7
Mabou Mines FINN
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NYU, 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South)
Mabou Mines launches its 40th anniversary season with the world premiere of FINN, a digital and live-action adventure based on the legend of Finn McCool. Seeking to avenge his father’s death, he must choose between a life of vengeance and violence, or of tolerance and moral courage. The staging blends traditional storytelling with video-game technology and Laterna Magika, sleight-of-hand techniques used in Czech Theater.
Co-produced by Mabou Mines and the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NYU. Tickets: $30–$55; $12 for NYU students;
15% discount for NYU faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni. Performance times and tickets: www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu.