February 10, 2020 - New Museum - Winter/spring 2020 public programs
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February 10, 2020

New Museum

Left: Peter Saul, Ronald Reagan in Grenada, 1984. Acrylic on canvas, 82 1/2 x 71 in (209.6 x 180.3 cm). Hall Collection. Courtesy Hall Art Foundation. Photo: Jeffrey Nintzel. Right: Jordan Casteel, Fallou, 2018. Oil on canvas, 90 x 78 in (228.6 x 198.1 cm). The Dean Collection. Courtesy the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York.

Winter/spring 2020 public programs

New Museum
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
USA

www.newmuseum.org

The New Museum announces its winter/spring 2020 season of public programming. Highlights include talks and programs in conjunction with the exhibitions Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment and Jordan Casteel: Within Reach. The Department of Education and Public Engagement is excited to introduce public programming in conversation with the exhibitions on view, including programs that feature creative work in process, dialogues and propositions, skill-sharing, and well-being.

All programs take place at the New Museum.

Weak Signals
Thursday February 20, 7pm
Rhizome celebrates the release of WEAK SIGNALS, a publication featuring artists and writers grappling with the near future of political radicalization, community, and climate through speculative narrative and research practices, with an evening of readings and conversations by contributors.

Peter Saul in Conversation with Massimiliano Gioni
Thursday February 27, 7pm
Artist Peter Saul will join Edlis Neeson Artistic Director Massimiliano Gioni, co-curator of Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment, in a lively conversation about the exhibition.                                        

Jordan Casteel in Conversation with Massimiliano Gioni
Saturday February 29, 3pm   
Artist Jordan Casteel and Massimiliano Gioni, curator of Jordan Casteel: Within Reach, will be in conversation to celebrate the exhibition.

Upstream: Kenneth Tam Screening
Sunday March 8, 3pm
Kenneth Tam’s work locates vulnerabilities within ideas about normative masculinity. A discussion with the artist will follow the screening. 

Skill-Sharing: Golnar Adili
Friday March 13, 3–7pm
In the workshop “Containers for Hardship,” artist Golnar Adili will explore how boxes can serve as containers for objects and memories. Participants are invited to bring printed matter and small sentimental objects to contribute to the process, which will juxtapose and distort image, text, and space in new ways. 

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Sunday March 15, 1–5:30pm
Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thons aim to address structural underrepresentation of women, nonbinary people, people of color, and Indigenous communities on Wikipedia, the world’s largest public digital knowledge base. The New Museum will host an afternoon of public programs alongside guided editing to expand the Wikipedia entries for feminist figures across the gender spectrum.

Expanded Cinema 50th Anniversary Edition Book Launch
Thursday March 19, 7pm
Rhizome will host a screening and conversation about the legacy of Expanded Cinema (1970), on the occasion of the influential book’s 50th anniversary, featuring a remote appearance by Gene Youngblood. 

Outside the Box Gallery Talks: John Yau on Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment 
Tuesday March 31, 3pm
Poet and critic John Yau will discuss the exhibition Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment in this gallery-based talk.

Professional Development Workshop for Educators: Within Reach
Thursday April 2, 4–6:30pm
The New Museum and Art21 host a free workshop for educators exploring place and social relationships through portraiture, featuring an inquiry-based exhibition tour and a presentation by artist Jordan Casteel.

In Relation: Jordan Casteel and Hanya Yanagihara in Conversation
Sunday April 5, 3pm
Hanya Yanagihara, author of A Little Life (2015) and editor in chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, will interview Jordan Casteel on the occasion of her exhibition, Within Reach.

Performance: Ilya Vidrin
Thursday April 23, 3:30pm and 7pm
The New Museum will present the New York premiere of choreographer Ilya Vidrin’s durational dance and music performance Attunement: That Which Cannot be Measured, followed by a participatory workshop investigating the physicality of social ethics.

Experimental Study Program (ESP) Celebration
Wednesday April 29, 4:30–6pm
Teens in the Spring 2020 season of ESP will celebrate and share what they have learned through nine weekly sessions exploring figuration and portraiture in Jordan Casteel: Within Reach with Museum staff, peers, and family. 

Youth Summit
Saturday May 9, 1–5:30pm
The New Museum will host its fourth Youth Summit, a day of free workshops and celebration organized with artists, activists, and collectives committed to creativity and community building. Organizers include SPICY, DisCakes, Indigenous Kinship Collective, and the New Museum Youth Council.

Skill-Sharing: Maia Ruth Lee
Wednesday May 13, 4–6pm
Artist Maia Ruth Lee will discuss her creative practice and lead a workshop that explores creation, migration, and the translation of symbols and glyphs.

Cross Talk: Shock and Awe: Humor and Violence in Political Art
Thursday May 14, 7pm
Featuring artists Judith Bernstein and Kim Jones, curators Peter Eleey and Melissa Ho, and art historian David McCarthy, this panel—moderated by Kraus Family Curator Gary Carrion-Murayari—will take its cues from Peter Saul’s use of shock and humor in work that delves headfirst into injustice, war, and oppression.

Imaginings: Eve Fowler Screening
Thursday May 28, 7pm
In the video with it which it as it if it is to be, Part II (2019), artist Eve Fowler documents twenty late-career women artists in their studios as they read aloud Gertrude Stein’s 1910 short story “Many Many Women.” A discussion with the artist will follow the screening. 

Assembly: Governance Reimagined
Saturday May 30
The New Museum and socially engaged art nonprofit A Blade of Grass will copresent this daylong symposium. The assembly will bring together artists, activists, and cultural producers to consider how creative practices can substantively change policy development, community organizing, and collective action toward a greater good. Attendees will receive first copies of issue 4 of A Blade of Grass Magazine, which is themed “Governance.”

This season the New Museum will host To Be a Witness, a series of curator-artist conversations that will provide a platform for contemporary artists engaged with portraiture and documentation to explore what it means to be a witness.

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