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Events in Art and Archaeology

Circa 1970
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  The Studio Museum in Harlem  •  17 November 2016 - 5 March 2017
 

Circa 1970 presents paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and sculpture from the Studio Museum’s collection. The featured works, all made between 1970 and 1979, reflect the historical, socio-political and cultural landscapes of the decade. Recent, key gifts to the Studio Museum’s permanent collection of artworks by McArthur Binion, Robert Blackburn and David Hammons conceptually and formally drive the exhibition’s examination into this rich decade.

Circa 1970 looks at a key moment in black culture and history and includes works by two dozen artists including Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, Binion, Blackburn, Elizabeth Catlett-Mora, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Ed Clark, Beauford Delaney, Samuel Fosso, Sam Gilliam, Hammons, Senga Nengudi, Betye Saar, Malick Sidibé and Frank Stewart.



The Studio Museum in Harlem Website


Contact:

The Studio Museum in Harlem
144 West 125th Street
New York, New York 10027


Tel: (1) 212 864 45 00

Reflections of Time and Cosmo
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Institute for the Study of the Ancient World  •  19 October 2016 - 23 April 2017
 

This exhibition aims to explore the ways that time was organized and kept track of in the Greco-Roman world, and how it was conceived in relation to the Cosmos. The objects displayed include artifacts illustrating the technology of ancient time-reckoning and the perception, visualization, and social role of time and cosmos, and will also highlight the contrasting formative roles of indigenous Greek and Roman cultural practices and contact with the civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt as well as the peoples of northwest Europe.

Time and Cosmos displays over 100 objects, including ancient sundials, calendars, jewelry, and surveying instruments, and will be organized around two themes: the Tools of Time Reckoning, exploring the material resources that gave temporal structure to the daily life of private individuals as well as the community in such public spheres as religion, commerce, and law; and Reflections of Time and Cosmos, concerning ancient representations of time, the universe, and their power to shape the environment and human destiny.



Institute for the Study of the Ancient World Website


Contact: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street (between Madison and Fifth Avenues)
New York, NY 10028
Tel: (1) 212 992 78 00

Jean Honoré Fragonard (French, 1732–1806). <EM>Rinaldo in the Enchanted Forest,</EM> ca.1763. Brown wash over very light black chalk underdrawing; 13 3/16 x 18 in. (33.5 x 45.7 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Jean Honoré Fragonard (French, 1732–1806). Rinaldo in the Enchanted Forest, ca.1763.
Brown wash over very light black chalk underdrawing; 13 3/16 x 18 in. (33.5 x 45.7 cm).
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Fragonard: Drawing Triumphant—Works from New York Collections
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Metropolitan Museum of Art  •  6 October 2016 - 8 January 2017
 
Jean Honoré Fragonard (1732–1806) was equally skilled in painting, drawing, and etching. Unlike many old masters for whom drawing was a preparatory tool, Fragonard explored the potential of chalk, ink, and wash to create sheets that were works of art in their own right.

Among the 100 works on paper on view, nearly half are from private collections, some of which will be shown publicly for the first time.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Website


Contact: Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Tel: (1) 212 535 77 10

<SPAN class=pie>George Osodi: <EM>Ogony Boy</EM>, from the series “Oil Rich Niger Delta,” 2007Chromogenic print, 80 x 120 cm. Courtesy the artist and Z Photographic Ltd.</SPAN>
George Osodi: Ogony Boy, from the series “Oil Rich Niger Delta,” 2007
Chromogenic print, 80 x 120 cm.
Courtesy the artist and Z Photographic Ltd.
The Expanded Subject: New Perspectives In Photographic Portraiture From Africa
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University.  •  7 September - 10 December 2016
 
From 19th-century studio practice through the independence era, African photography has best been known for modes of portraiture that crystallize subjects' identities and social milieus. Even contemporary art photographs are often interpreted as windows into African lives, whether actual or theatricalized.

This exhibition reconsiders African contemporary photographic portraiture by presenting the work of four artists whose concerns range beyond depicting social identity: Sammy Baloji, Mohamed Camara, Saïdou Dicko, and George Osodi. Works by these four artists lend greater thematic and formal versatility to the practice of portraiture.

Sammy Baloji (b. 1978, DRC) transfers colonial-archival figures to alternate backdrops—the post-colonial site of an abandoned mine, landscape paintings by colonial explorers—in order to activate historical awareness and challenge photographic authority.

Mohamed Camara (b. 1985, Mali) situates his pictures ambiguously between documentary and mise en scène as a means of interrogating photographic portraiture, including its processes and potentials, pleasures and pitfalls.

Saïdou Dicko (b. 1979, Burkina Faso) captures the shadow silhouettes of individuals on sunlit streets—a strategy that references photographic processes and unsettles portrait conventions, while still conveying subjects' expressivity.

George Osodi (b.1974, Nigeria) produces pictures whose anonymous or fictional subjects reveal dissonance with their surroundings, thereby examining human consequences of broader political phenomena.

Viewed together, works by Baloji, Camara, Dicko, and Osodi complicate common understandings of portraiture from Africa. Baloji's montages dislocating the subject historically, Camara's reflexive gaze, Dicko's uncertainty with respect to the possibility of representation, and Osodi's political commentary all expand the range of portraiture and offer new ways of contemplating photographic subjectivities.

Lenders to the exhibition: Sammy Baloji (Axis Gallery, New York); Mohamed Camara (Galerie Pierre Brullé, Paris); Saïdou Dicko; George Osodi; The Walther Collection, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery Website


Contact: Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery
Columbia University
926 Schermerhorn Hall
1190 Amsterdam Ave. MC 5502
New York, NY 10027
Tel: (1) 212 854 72 88

Glenn Ligon: What We Said The Last Time
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Luhring Augustine  •  27 February - 2 April 2016
 

Luhring Augustine presents What We Said The Last Time, an exhibition of new work by Glenn Ligon, and Entanglements, a curatorial project by the artist. A companion exhibition entitled We Need To Wake Up Cause That’s What Time It Is opened at Luhring Augustine Bushwick on January 16th and remains on view through 17 April 2016. 

What We Said The Last Time features a suite of seventeen inkjet prints that document the paint-spattered pages of the artist’s well-worn copy of James Baldwin’s seminal 1953 essay “Stranger in the Village.” Written during a stay in a remote Swiss mountain hamlet, Baldwin’s text examines complex and urgent questions around blackness, culture, and history. Since 1996, Ligon has used the essay as the basis of his “Stranger” series, including prints, drawings, and dense paintings made with oil stick and often coal dust that oscillate between legibility and obscurity. While creating these canvases, Ligon kept pages of Baldwin’s essay on his studio table for reference, and over the years they became covered with random smudges of black paint, oil stains, and fingerprints. Intrigued by this accumulation of marks, Ligon transformed the book pages into a suite of large-scale prints, using the full text of the essay for the first time in his career. The resulting work is a palimpsest of accumulated personal histories that suggests Ligon’s long engagement with Baldwin’s essay, as well as a new strategy in his ongoing exploration of the interplay between language and abstraction.

Also on view is Entanglements, a curatorial project by Ligon that examines how artists use the studio as a base from which to engage momentous cultural shifts and political events in both direct and oblique ways.  Key to the exhibition is Bruce Nauman’s Violin Tuned D.E.A.D. (1968), a video that presents the artist repetitively playing a single note on a violin with his back to the camera. While discussions of Nauman’s video works from this period have focused on issues of performativity, endurance, and the body, Ligon was interested in how Nauman’s discordant note can be heard as a soundtrack to the war in Vietnam or the brutal violence faced by civil rights workers. While not directly commenting on these issues, the ominous soundscape of Violin Tuned D.E.A.D. nevertheless suggests Nauman’s engagement with that turbulent moment in American history and served as a point of departure for Ligon to consider other works in which the artist’s studio has acted as a conduit for contemporary events. Ligon’s selections posit new identities, conversations or modes of sociability as a response to pressing social and political issues.  Entanglements features artworks and ephemera by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, David Hammons, On Kawara, Glenn Ligon, Bruce Nauman, Adrian Piper, Bob Thompson, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, and Andy Warhol. 

Glenn Ligon lives and works in New York.



Luhring Augustine Website


Contact: Luhring Augustine
531 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
Tel: (1) 212 206 91 00

Events in Jazz

Cécile McLorin Salvant
Cécile McLorin Salvant
Cécile McLorin Salvant and the Aaron Diehl Trio
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola  •  26 December 2016
 
Cécile McLorin Salvant and the Aaron Diehl Trio

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola Website



Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm

Contact: Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
Broadway and 60th Street
5th Floor
Tel: (1) 212 258 95 95

Kenny Barron Trio
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Village Vanguard  •  13 - 18 December 2016
 
Kenny Barron (piano) Kiyoshi Kitagawa (bass) Johnathan Blake (drums)

Village Vanguard Website



Detailed schedule information:
8:30 pm, 10:30 pm

Contact: Village Vanguard
78 7th Ave South
New York, NY 10014
Tel: (1) 212 255 40 37

Juilliard Jazz Ensembles: Music of The Hot Club de France
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola  •  12 December 2016
 
Juilliard Jazz Ensembles: Music of The Hot Club de France

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola Website



Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm

Contact: Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
Broadway and 60th Street
5th Floor
Tel: (1) 212 258 95 95

David Virelles
David Virelles
David Virelles: Antenna
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Le Poisson Rouge  •  9 December 2016
 

David Virelles: Antenna

with Marcus Gilmore, Rafiq Bhatia & special guests

The Brooklyn – based Virelles, who once became the first recipient of the Oscar Peterson award, has performed or recorded with Ravi Coltrane, Henry Threadgill, Román Díaz, Tomasz Stanko, Wadada Leo Smith, Jane Bunnett and The Spirits Of Havana, Dewey Redman, Sam Rivers, Steve Coleman, Andrew Cyrille, Hermeto Pascoal, José Luis Quintana “Changuito”, Stanley Cowell, Chucho Valdés, Paul Motian, Chris Potter, Mark Turner, Tom Harrell, Milford Graves, Alberto Lescay, among others.



Le Poisson Rouge Website



Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm

Contact: Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
Tel: (1) 212 505 34 74

Events in Pop Culture and Cinema

The TitanosaurAmerican Museum of Natural History
The Titanosaur
American Museum of Natural History
The Titanosaur
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  American Museum of Natural History  •  15 January 2016 - 1 January 2017
 

The Titanosaur

In January 2016, the Museum added another must-see exhibit to its world-famous fossil halls: a cast of a 122-foot-long dinosaur. This species is so new that it has not yet been formally named by the paleontologists who discovered it.

Paleontologists suggest this dinosaur, a giant herbivore that belongs to a group known as titanosaurs, weighed in at around 70 tons. The species lived in the forests of today’s Patagonia about 100 to 95 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous period, and is one of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered. 

The remains were excavated in the Patagonian desert region of Argentina by a team from the Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio led by José Luis Carballido and Diego Pol, who received his Ph.D. degree in a joint program between Columbia University and the American Museum of Natural History. One of the 8-foot femurs, or thigh bones, found at the site is among five original fossils on temporary view with The Titanosaur.



American Museum of Natural History Website


Contact: American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Tel: (1) 212 769 51 00

Lin-Manuel Miranda in <EM>Hamilton</EM>
Lin-Manuel Miranda in Hamilton
Hamilton: By Lin-Manuel Miranda
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Richard Rodgers Theatre  •  6 August 2015 - 31 December 2016
 

Hamilton is a hip hop musical with music, lyrics, and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The show was inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by historian Ron Chernow.

Directed by Thomas Kail

The cast features Lin-Manuel Miranda (Alexnder Hamilton), Leslie Odom Jr. (Aaron Burr), Drama Desk Award winner Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler), Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton), Jonathan Groff (King George), Daveed Diggs (Marquis De Lafayette, Thomas Jefferson), Christopher Jackson (George Washington), Anthony Ramos (John Laurens, Phillip Hamilton), Okieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan, James Madison), and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Shuyler, Maria Reynolds).



Hamilton on Broadway Website


Contact: Richard Rodgers Theatre
226 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036
Tel: (1) 212 247 78 00



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