Monthly Archives: September 2009

Dan Graham and Glenn Branca at X Initiative

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Saturday, September 12, 2009
7:00pm – 8:00pm
X Initiative
548 West 22nd Street
New York, NY

Dan Graham joins avant-garde composer and musician Glenn Branca for a conversation about past collaborations, rock music, and shared interests working in New York City. This evening also includes a screening of Westkunst (Modern Period): Dan Graham Segment (1980) by Dan Graham and Ernst Mitzka.

This program will take place at X Initiative, 548 West 22nd Street. This is a free event. No reservations. Space is limited; first-come, first-seated.

This event is part of “My Turn,” a series of public programs held in conjunction with the exhibition “Dan Graham: Beyond.”

“My Turn” expands the definition of a museum program by inviting a guest artist to interpret another artist’s work. This unique public program series is organized by guest curator and artist Howie Chen. Taking the exhibition as a point of departure, Chen approaches Dan Graham’s work through musicians, filmmakers, and performers to provide a new and insightful look at an artist who has been influential since the 1960s.

See my post of Dan Graham exhibit at MOCA Los Angeles May2009

Roxy Paine on the Roof: Maelstrom

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Roxy Paine on the Roof: Maelstrom
April 28, 2009–November 29, 2009
American artist Roxy Paine (b. 1966) has created a 130-foot-long by 45-foot-wide stainless-steel sculpture, especially for the MET’s Roof Garden. Giving viewers the sense of being immersed in the midst of a cataclysmic force of nature, Maelstrom (2009) is Paine’s largest and most ambitious work to date. Set against Central Park and its architectural backdrop, the installation explores the interplay between the natural world and the built environment amid nature’s inherently chaotic processes.

Michelangelo’s first known painting

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Luckily caught a glimpse of the first known painting by Michelangelo Buonarroti, The Torment of Saint Anthony, ca. 1487–88. FINAL viewing is at the MET tomorrow- Labor Day.

Podcast: Curator Keith Christiansen and conservator Michael Gallagher discuss The Torment of Saint Anthony