DARLA VILLANI / A Space For Ideas

"Crown Publishing, a division Penguin Random House, has a new program to make it easier for online book reviewers to get their hands on the company’s latest releases. Blogging for Books allows reviewers to register and receive complimentary copies of Crown Publishing titles in exchange for their honest review. The site currently has over two million books in its collection.The program is open to reviewers who have an active blog, as well as to librarians, booksellers and media outlets.”

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Giorgio Morandi, my favorite metaphysical painter. 

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Wave Hill’s Visual Arts Program presents the work of contemporary artists who explore the dynamic relationship between nature, culture and site through exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery and the Sunroom Project Space, and through the Winter Workspace Program and generated@wavehill. 

Wave Hill administers two Visual Artist Fellowships on behalf of the Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of the New York Community Trust. This one-year fellowship is open to New York City-based artists, who are 30 years of age or younger and are not currently enrolled in a degree-granting program. The fellowship provides emerging artists from culturally diverse backgrounds and underserved communities valuable mentorship and exhibition opportunities, including learning from the curatorial staff about the creation and interpretation of exhibitions and arts programming and working with artists and arts professionals to define career paths over the course of the program (January–December 2015). 

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Performance Internship Opportunity

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Artist Programming/Development Internship at BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange


BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, a multi-disciplinary performing arts organization in Park Slope, Brooklyn, is seeking a motivated, intelligent, good-humored and organized individual to join the Artist Services and Development departments.

This is a unique opportunity to work behind the scenes in a thriving non-profit arts organization and receive valuable hands-on experience in programming and fundraising. Intern will work closely with both the Executive/Artistic Director and Development Associate as well as other key personnel. 

Email artistservices@bax.org for complete description and qualifications.

 

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Werner Herzog in Conversation 

"If I had to climb into hell and wrestle the devil himself for one of my films, I would do it."

—Werner Herzog

Be excited. Be very, very excited.
Thursday, Sep 4, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building / BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
 
RUN TIME: Approx 90min
TICKETS START AT  $25 / Read on.

 

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Incredible Tiny Books By The Brontës 

Inside the life of these teeny books, Charlotte and Branwell Brontë create fantasy worlds and big adventure.

"In 1829-30, Charlotte Brontë was 13 and her brother Branwell Brontë 12. Creating fantasy worlds they called Angria and Glass Town, the siblings made teeny tiny books. 

Measuring less than 1 inch by 2 inches, the books were made from scraps of paper and constructed by hand.”

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Nine Literary Magazines for New and Unpublished Writers

"Seeing your work in print for the first time is a unique thrill. But it can feel like a daunting task to submit your writing to a magazine or journal when you nobody other than friends and family has ever read it. To make the process somewhat less scary, here are 9 literary magazines that welcome submissions from new and never before published writers."

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Bjork Retrospective at MOMA. 

Corporate Art.

by darla villani

I’ve been a fan of Bjork since The Sugar Cubes and if you have too, you’ll agree that her artistry and talent is truly vast and unmatched in her field. Bjork’s body of work is rich and poetic and undoubtedly and undeniably her own voice. 

The Museum of Modern Art announced that it will present a full-scale retrospective dedicated to the artist Björk in 2015. (press release)

Still basking in the success of Marina Abramovic’s "The Artist is Present," MOMA is resetting their lens on generating another smash show, this time sponsored by Volkswagon. 

There is also a major expansion on the horizon. Despite rigorous protest from the architectural world, MOMA is tearing down The American Folk Museum to expand their facilities.

Is there a major corporation that would fully embrace and stand behind Kara Walker's sublime work?

On the heels of her incredible installation, “A Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugar Baby an Homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined our Sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World on the Occasion of the demolition of the Domino Sugar Refining Plant,” …a retrospective, an opportunity for context, an opportunity to learn more about the power and message of her work would be at base, extraordinary.

Almighty dollar.

Go See; Walker’s installation at The Domino Sugar Factory (thru July 6)

Read: Walker’s interview with The Brooklyn Rail.

 

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NEIL GREENBURG IS TEACHING @ Movement Research July 14 - 18 2014

Moving and Dancing: Some Strategies  
July 14 - 18 @ Movement Research / 10am-12pm $120

Class will begin by working with information from different somatic approaches, considering body systems in addition to, and in conjunction with, the skeletal/muscular model. Warming up will be a goal here-call this the “technique” focus. We’ll follow this with directed improvisation and full out dancing, working with ideas from my recent dances as springboards: notions of the “queer” and avoidance of censorship;using embarrassment as a fulcrum; and (like a vase) scores that examine the notion of speech metaphors in relation to dance, and/or propose an alternative exploration of the “isness” of the performance moment. Register here and get to class.

 Neil Greenberg: Merce Cunningham Dance Company 1979-86; Dance By Neil Greenberg 1986 - present; Dance faculty - Eugene Lang College, The New School of Liberal Arts (currently), UC Riverside, Purchase College and Sarah Lawrence College (previously); Dance Curator, The Kitchen 1995-99; Fellowships from Guggenheim Foundation, NEA, NYFA, FCA, among other awards; “Bessies” for Not-About-AIDS-Dance (1994) and Partial View (2005); recent projects: Really Queer Dance With Harps (2008) and (like a vase) (2010); upcoming new production at NYLA, December 6-9; influenced by somatic approaches such as Klein Technique™ (studied with Barbara Mahler and Susan Klein) and Body-Mind Centering® (studied with RoseAnne Spradlin). www.neilgreenberg.org 

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IMMATERIAL / Marina Abramovic Institute

AN ONLINE PLATFORM FOR IMMATERIAL ART, LONG DURATIONAL WORK, AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION

"IMMATERIAL, the Institute’s digital platform, contains free ongoing content as well as a digital journal offered as a gift to monthly contributors. We hope that this further unites us with those who have been following our progress via social media over the past year. IMMATERIAL is also an invitation to involve an expanding community of readers, supporters, and friends in our process. 

This new digital platform reflects our idea of a “flying Institute,” through which we host live events aligned with the MAI mission at partner venues around the world. To date, we have presented programs in Toronto, Geneva, Milan, New York City, and Hudson. New productions are in the works for São Paolo, Jersey City, and many more in 2015. These events, along with IMMATERIAL, embody the kinds of programs we hope to continue when the MAI Hudson building is complete.”

- Serge Le Borgne, Director of MAI

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Listen to Robert Wilson’s Monsters of Grace II / Radio Broadcast

Radio Play by Robert Wilson

World Premiere Broadcast / Sunday, June 15, 2014 / 6:20pm – 7:20pm

Featuring the voices of: Lady Gaga, Isabelle Huppert, Isabella Rossellini, Angela Winkler, Christopher Knowles, Anna Graenzer, Jürgen Holtz, Robert Wilson and others.

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LISTEN TO MIRANDA JULY READ JANET FRAME.

Miranda July reads the New Zealand author Janet Frame’s short story “Prizes,” which was published in The New Yorker in 1962. This reading is part of The New Yorker’s monthly fiction podcast series.

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Gallery Talk: Nat Trotman on Joseph Beuys, 2 pm.
Dia Art Foundation / Saturday, June 14
Free with museum admission. 

For more information: http://www.diaart.org/events/main/589

 

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