Where Art Thou: Art And Us

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Me thinking about all the cool arts events this week.

New York City is packed with amazing culture and inspiring art, but sometimes it’s difficult to break the Morningside-bubble and experience it all first-hand. “Where Art Thou” is a weekly guide to interesting and notable lectures, events, and performances for the literary/musically/theatrically-inclined on campus.

On Campus

  • A History of Echoes Part II: Sound of Trans Freedom. This Thursday at 6 pm in Knox, check out the incredible work of Ultra-red, a group of “sound investigators” on Vogue’ology. In collaboration with the Arbert Santana Ballroom Freedom and Free School, as well as the Ballroom Archive and Oral History Project, Vogue’ology is an audio archive dedicated to and created by LGBTQ people of color in NYC, particularly those involved with the House and Ballroom Scene.
  • On Thursday night, Columbia’s School of the Arts is hosting the next segment in their Complex Issues discussion series— this time featuring esteemed playwright David Henry Hwang and director Julie Taymor, the two collaborators who have brought M.Butterfly back to life for Broadway. The discussion will be focused on issues of race, gender, sexuality, religion, and so much more in the realm of theatre. Register for a spot here!
  • A few weeks ago Bwog featured the first of Barnard’s new Here/Say series, which is a series of discussions devoted to the complex relationship between art and current issues. Monday night at 7pm is the second installment of the series, Climate. The Barnard art history and visual arts departments will be discussing how the ever changing natural world is reflected through art.

Off Campus

  • Opening on Tuesday (Halloween!) at the MoMA is Club 57: Film, Performance, and
    Art in the East Village, 1978-1983. The exhibit explores the rippling effect that Club 57 had on the NYC art and club scene in the 70’s and 80’s, particularly in the East Village. Be one of the first to check it out!
  • From November 1 to November 19, Performa 17 is taking over NYC with an incredible series of art installations exploring the relationship between humans, performance, and architecture. According to their website, “Performa is the leading organization dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance in the history of twentieth-century art and to encouraging new directions in performance for the twenty-first century.” Head on over to their website to learn more about the individual installations and where/how you can check them out!

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