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June 2019
Thursday, June 27, 2019, 9pm
Lumapit Sa Akin, Paraiso (Come to Me, Paradise) is a science-fiction documentary set in Hong Kong. The film focuses on the lives of three domestic workers. Every Sunday, the Filipina domestic workforce gather for a day of rest and socialization in Statute Square, located in the business and retail district, Central.
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Thursday, June 20, 2019, 9pm
A Practical Spanish Grammar for Border Patrol Officers is a textbook edited by the Justice Department in which the learning of a language is indissociable from its deployment in a particular territory. A Grammar of Gates (Gramática de las puertas) takes us to the Tohono O'odham Nation, an indigenous people living on the Sonora-Arizona borderlands whose territory is currently occupied by the US Border Patrol.
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Show extended: on view at e-flux through June 15, 2019 Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 12–6pm
Friday, June 14, 2019
Friday, June 14, 7–9pm and Saturday, June 15, 10:30am–7:30pm With Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abu Rahme, Franco “Bifo” Berardi, Mary Walling Blackburn, Keller Easterling, Irmgard Emmelhainz, Liam Gillick, Boris Groys, The New Red Order, Charles Mudede, Reza Negarestani, The Otolith Group, Hito Steyerl. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, a “global” art world began to form. Sure, there were already a number of world's fairs and established international biennials, but this would be different. From the 1990s onward, national boundaries would dissolve, centers and peripheries would level out, and the internet would host worldwide cultural exchange. In many ways this really did happen, but some other things also happened. As people and ideas began to move across borders, money did too.
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 9pm
Lovely Andrea follows the artist’s quest to find a bondage photograph she posed for while in Tokyo as a film student.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 7pm
Join us at e-flux for a screening of John Bruce and Paweł Wojtasik's recent film End of Life (2017, 91 minutes), followed by Q&A with the filmmakers. End of Life is the product of four years spent by John Bruce and Paweł Wojtasik with five individuals at various stages in the process of dying. In preparation for this project, the filmmakers trained to be end-of-life doulas and documented hundreds of hours of interactions with their subjects. The Doula works with the dying person, along with those surrounding him or her, to help design, guide, and support their wishes for whatever a “good death” might mean for them.
Thursday, June 6, 2019, 9pm
A monkey wearing a mask of a young woman, trained as a servant, an unconscious actor of human labour and a drone, an unmanned camera programmed to perform tasks inhabit the same landscape of Fukushima, just after the natural and technological disaster in 2011.
May 2019
Thursday, May 30, 2019, 9pm
Contra-Internet: Jubilee 2033 follows author Ayn Rand (Susanne Sachsse) and members of her Collective, including economist Alan Greenspan, on an acid trip in 1955. Guided by an artificial intelligence named Azuma, they are transported to a dystopian future Silicon Valley. As Apple, Facebook, and Google campuses burn, Azuma reveals that Ayn has become a celebrity philosopher to tech executives, as her writings foster their entrepreneurial spirit.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 7pm
Sad Sack is a book of collected writing by Sophia Al-Maria, taking feminist inspiration from Ursula K. Le Guin’s 1986 essay “The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction;” opposing “the linear, progressive, Time’s-(killing)-arrow mode of the Techno-Heroic.”
Thursday, May 23, 2019, 9pm
You’re sitting in a bar and overweight Jesus walks in and points a glowing finger directly at you. Or perhaps its not Jesus but a fleshy baby Satan or God himself or your mother, it’s hard to tell with all the smoke and thunder.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 7pm
In this lecture, Kee will discuss three lines of inquiry into art and law via 1) legal practice, or how the practice of law intersects with art; 2) legal theory, how legal theory might help us think through/revisit artistic questions like intention [volition/consent], collaboration [joint authorship], and what the idea of agreement might entail; and 3) the "legal imagination," or what is not yet possible in law that artworks permit us to imagine.
Monday, May 20, 2019, 7pm
Taking as a point of departure his sculpture and video installation currently on view at e-flux, Okón reflects on his projects and artistic research over the last two decades, and discusses how subjugated consumers under neoliberal capitalism salute a reloaded fascism, metaphorically inferring the past and the future.
Sunday, May 19, 2019, 8pm
Join us at Bar Laika for the seventh edition of Satellite, featuring Bergsonist (Selwa Abd) and JWORDS (Jennifer Hernandez).
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10am
A day of panels and workshops with Marta Caldeira, Tao Sule DuFour, Mario Gooden, Sophie Hochhäusl, Dora Epstein Jones, Sanford Kwinter, Peter Laurence, Sylvia Lavin, John May, Ana Miljacki, Meredith TenHoor, David Theodore, Matthew Allen, Joseph Bedford, Elisa Dainese, Gabriel Fuentes, Antonio Furgiuele, Joseph Godlewski, Jeremy Lecomte, Jake Matatyaou, Ginger Nolan, Bryan Norwood, Ivonne Santoyo-Orozco, Marrikka Trotter, and Nick Axel.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 9pm
Join us for a special evening to celebrate the 100th issue of e-flux journal: Noel W Anderson will perform his recent essay “Echoes from the Hole: Doubling Darkness Is Most Dark” with possible support from musical cues. There will be a reading by Pedro Neves Marques—author most recently of “Parallel Futures: One or Many Dystoipas?.” Njål Paulsberg then takes the floor for an improvised, 30-minute set on three synthesizers. Happy Hour: 9pm till midnight!
Thursday, May 9, 2019, 9pm
Extending from the choreography of Brigitte Bardot, infamously sunning her backside on the Villa Malaparte's roof terrace, Siegel's video traces an acute iconography of economies of architecture and the female body, suggesting how these are visualised in cinema, and harnessed by advertising and media.
Friday, May 3, 2019, 7pm
Questioning the functions and claims of contemporary art within economic and political systems that rely on the management of data and affects, this talk takes issue with a peculiar emphasis—placed for quite some time, e.g. in curatorial statements and the self-descriptions of art institutions—on notions such as “research” and “knowledge production.”
Thursday, May 2, 2019, 9pm
Information Skies is not a dystopia but rather a poetically rendered document of the current evolutionary mutations that concern changes in communication tools and reality processing.
April 2019
Sunday, April 28, 2019, 9pm
Now celebrating its sixth year, Art of the Real is the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s annual survey of the most vital and innovative voices in nonfiction moving-image cinema and art. Organized by Dennis Lim and Rachael Rakes, each edition features a selection of Spotlights that take a closer look at a range of practices in experimental documentary. This year, AOTR will collaborate with e-flux Bar Laika to present two spotlight events at Bar Laika with the artist and filmmaker Eric Baudelaire and the scholar and critic Erika Balsom.
Thursday, April 25, 2019, 9pm
Bar Laika is very pleased to present an evening with Mariam Ghani, featuring a screening of selected video works and Q&A with the artist.
Sunday, April 21, 2019, 9pm
Now celebrating its sixth year, Art of the Real is the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s annual survey of the most vital and innovative voices in nonfiction moving-image cinema and art. Organized by Dennis Lim and Rachael Rakes, each edition features a selection of Spotlights that take a closer look at a range of practices in experimental documentary. This year, AOTR will collaborate with e-flux Bar Laika to present two spotlight events at Bar Laika with the artist and filmmaker Eric Baudelaire and the scholar and critic Erika Balsom.
Thursday, April 18, 2019, 8:30pm
Join us at Bar Laika for the sixth edition of Satellite, featuring Tarek Atoui a Lebanese artist and electroacoustic composer based in Paris. Atoui engineers complex and original instruments that challenge and expand our ways of understanding and experiencing sound.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 7pm
Join us at e-flux on Wednesday, April 17, 7 pm for a screening of Emanuel Almborg's new film The Nth Degree (2018), followed by a conversation between the artist and writer Ciarán Finlayson.
Thursday, April 11, 2019, 9pm
Bar Laika is very pleased to present Chto Delat's new film—an opera-farce titled One Night in a Social Network.
Friday, April 5, 2019
Friday, April 5, 7–9pm and Saturday, April 6, 11am–8pm Only a few weeks prior to his untimely death in 2014, Harun Farocki briefly referred to navigation as a contemporary challenge to montage—editing distinct sections of film into a continuous sequence—as the dominant paradigm of techno-political visuality... With Ramon Amaro, James Bridle, Kaye Cain-Nielsen, Maïté Chénière, Kodwo Eshun, Anselm Franke, Jennifer Gabrys, Charles Heller, Tom Holert, Inhabitants, Doreen Mende, Matteo Pasquinelli, Laura Lo Presti, Patricia Reed, Nikolay Smirnov, Hito Steyerl, Oraib Toukan, and Brian Kuan Wood.
Thursday, April 4, 2019, 9pm
Bar Laika is very pleased to present Harun Farocki's Parallel, screening parts I and II on Thursday, March 7, 9pm and parts III and IV on Thursday, March 21, 9pm. Farocki's four-part cycle Parallel deals with the image genre of computer animation. The series focuses on the construction, visual landscape, and inherent rules of computer-animated worlds.
March 2019
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 9pm
Bar Laika is very pleased to present an evening with Dara Birnbaum, featuring a screening of selected video works and Q&A with the artist. 
Thursday, March 21, 2019, 8:30pm
Join us at Bar Laika for the fifth edition of Satellite, featuring Peter Zummo and Eve Essex.
Thursday, March 14, 2019, 9pm
An evening of videos, sounds, and recipes with artist Christian Nyampeta, starting with the trailer of Sometimes It Was Beautiful (2018); followed by Words after the World (2017); and extending with a live streaming of Radius, an online and occasionally inhabitable radio station. The menu for the evening is conceived in collaboration with writer Mary Wang.
Monday, March 11, 2019, 7pm
Join us for an evening with David Claerbout, discussing the artist’s notion of ‘dark optics’—looking back at the history of the camera, its relation between light, optics, and the belief-system it represented, as well as the current disintegration of this system.
Sunday, March 10, 2019, 7pm
Join us for an evening with artist Tony Cokes, presenting selected excerpts from recent installation projects in Los Angeles and Vienna.
Friday, March 8, 2019, 7pm
Join us at e-flux where artist Ricardo Basbaum will present his book Diagrams, 1994–ongoing published by Errant Bodies Press, 2016. He will be joined in conversation with art historian and critic Alexander Alberro, for a discussion of Basbaum's work in relation to the legacy of conceptual art, as well as Latin American neoconcrete art and the role it has opened up for the spectator in the process of production.
Thursday, March 7, 2019, 9pm
Bar Laika is very pleased to present Harun Farocki's Parallel, screening parts I and II on Thursday, March 7, 9pm and parts III and IV on Thursday, March 21, 9pm. Farocki's four-part cycle Parallel deals with the image genre of computer animation. The series focuses on the construction, visual landscape, and inherent rules of computer-animated worlds.
February 2019
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 9pm
Deconstructing the myth of Oedipus within the framework of an ancient Japanese folk story, the Yonemotos craft a highly charged discourse of loss and desire. Quoting from Buñuel, Freud, pop media, and art, they place the symbology of Western psychosexual analytical theory into a cross-cultural context, juxtaposing the Oedipal and Kappa myths in a delirious collusion of form and content.
Sunday, February 24, 2019, 7pm
Join us at Bar Laika for the fourth edition of Satellite, featuring Lucie Vítková, and Voice Training (Jaclyn Miller). Both artists are associated with the label Bánh Mì Verlag.
Friday, February 22, 2019, 7pm
Join us at e-flux for a discussion on environmental justice and the rights of trees, featuring Daniel Fernández Pascual & Alon Schwabe (Cooking Sections) in conversation with Mari Margil and Elizabeth Yeampierre, moderated by Felicity D. Scott.
Thursday, February 21, 2019, 9pm
Vice President Mike Pence, as the smiley face of the Trump Adminstration, also acts as cheerleader-in-chief.  In accepting the vice-presidential nomination in 2016, Pence proclaimed, “I'm a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican—in that order,” suggesting how we should understand his statements and behavior.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 7pm
Mudede will present clips from his new film Thin Skin, and discuss the Northwest aesthetic of what Seattle art critic Matt Offenbacher has described as the ”green gothic.”
Friday, February 15, 2019, 7pm
“We are now in the second decade of the West taking interest in art from ‘other’ places. There are many reasons for this development, including the fall of communism in the early 1990s, the ensuing new geopolitical situation in Europe, and the rapid processes of globalization in that decade, all of which have effected lasting changes in the world-map of art.”
Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 7pm
As the world warms and seasonal patterns betray historical records, we are called to rethink the organizing logics of the environments that we inhabit physically and imaginatively. From regional life-worlds to the abstraction of a global climate whose mean temperature is steadily rising, the boundaries of our environs are open to radical contestation—shifting shorelines, disturbed migratory routes and phenological clocks, and new avenues of economic exploitation and militarization. How are contemporary curators, artists and theorists intervening in these consequential matters?
Thursday, February 7, 2019, 9pm
Holmqvist’s new animation mixes spoken and written language in different patterns and temporalities.
Saturday, February 2, 2019, 10am
With lectures, films, and discussions by Julieta Aranda, Kader Attia, Robert Bird, Kaye Cain-Nielsen, Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Ali Cherri, Kodwo Eshun, Joana Hadjithomas, Marie-Nour Hechaimé, Khalil Joreige, Maha Maamoun, Mahan Moalemi, Chantal Pontbriand, Anjalika Sagar, Rasha Salti, Jihan El-Tahri, Christelle Taraud, Anton Vidokle, and Brian Kuan Wood.
January 2019
Thursday, January 31, 2019, 9pm
This legendary film features artist Jack Smith in what Jacobs calls "a look in on an exploding life, on a man of imagination suffering pre-fashionable lower East Side deprivation and consumed with American 1950's, 40's, 30s disgust.
Saturday, January 26, 2019
“Exile” is the first in the conference series “Art After Cuture?” organized in Rotterdam, Paris, Berlin, and New York launching off the next ten years of e-flux journal. With lectures, responses, and workshops by Julieta Aranda, Kaye Cain-Nielsen, Binna Choi, Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy, iLiana Fokianaki, Coco Fusco, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Charl Landvreugd, Chus Martinez, Metahaven, Christian Nyampeta, Anton Vidokle, Mary Wang, and Brian Kuan Wood.
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 9pm
An evening of shorts on sex, protuberances, and power.
Sunday, January 13, 2019, 7pm
Join us at Bar Laika for Satellite 3, featuring composer and performer Keith Fullerton Whitman.
Saturday, January 12, 2019
4pm, Part One: Charlie Ahearn, The Deadly Art of Survival (1979); followed by a talk with the filmmaker -- 6pm, Part Two: Ray Marsh, Lord Shango (1975); followed by a talk with artist Tiona Nekkia McClodden
Thursday, January 10, 2019, 7pm
Join us at Bar Laika for a special benefit party in support of A.P.E (Art Projects Era). The evening will feature screenings of Keren Cytter's Object (2016, 27 minutes) and Terrorist of Love (2016, 3minutes); followed by DJ Adrian Rew and DJs Sanna and Mamdos.
Thursday, January 3, 2019, 6pm
The film documents the eponymous legendary SoHo restaurant which opened in 1971. Owned and operated by Caroline Goodden, Food was designed and built largely by Matta-Clark, who also organized art events and performances there.
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