Few artists of her generation have attracted the attention of painter Dana Schutz, whose provocatively-entitled pictures of cannibals, castaways, and primordial landscapes are in the collections of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts and Art History Departments.
133/141 West 21st Street, room 101c
Free and open to the public.
When I was a kid, I was fascinated by Evel Knievel. He was so macho. I was totally impressed by him and the stunts he pulled. Evel Knievel was a fine example of daring to be different, having big dreams, and living life fully. For that, I'll remember him. Good night, "America's Legendary Daredevil". Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel, your fans will remember your adventurous spirit.
After spending a minute or two researching robots for kids, I was directed to the i-Sobot (and the Pleo). Tod told me he had one so I made him bring it to lunch. This awesome humanoid robot is super cool. It can bust a move, do push ups, and hit all sorts of other poses. It'll even perform a song and dance. After more intense poking, I'll admit, the i-Sobot's not really meant for little kids... more like big kids with lots of disposable income. Biddy, biddy, biddy... I want one!
Sylvia Plachy was the first photographer assigned to shoot the opening photograph of the legendary Goings On About Town section of The New Yorker. Plachy will discuss key images in her latest Aperture book, Goings On About Town: Photographs for The New Yorker (co-published with The New Yorker, October 2007), which brings together a collection of these delightful and enchanting photographs for the first time. Plachy, who is well known to New Yorkers for her long-standing photo column at the Village Voice entitled “Unguided Tour,” explores the city’s dynamics from the inside out, revealing the vital and at times wacky creativity that energizes New York around the clock. The images are quintessentially Sylvia Plachy, and quintessentially New York. Plachy will also show and discuss other images from her illustrious 40-year career.
Sylvia Plachy’s (b.1943, Budapest) photographs have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Village Voice, Granta, Artforum, Fortune, and have been exhibited in galleries and museums in Berlin, Paris, Budapest, and Tokyo. Plachy has received a 2004 Golden Light award for her critically acclaimed book of her personal history in central Europe, Self Portrait with Cows Going Home (Aperture, 2004). A retrospective of her work was featured at PhotoEspaña, Madrid, last spring.
Monday, December 3, 7:00 p.m.
Barnes & Noble
675 6th Avenue
New York, New York
Come listen to Naomi Wolf discuss her book "The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot," which is both an indictment of the Bush Administration and urgent call for all American patriots to agitate for change. Thoroughly researched and clearly articulated, the book reveals the disturbing parallels between our present and the early days of some of the 20th century's worst dictatorships. Naomi Wolf is the author the best-selling book "The Beauty Myth".
Bluestockings is located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan at 172 Allen Street between Stanton and Rivington - which means that we are 1 block south of Houston and 1st Avenue.
This Saturday night the Land Of Plenty Skateboard Foundation will be hosting our 3rd annual boardshow at Brooklyn Projects Skateboard shop in Echo Park. This is our 5th year in existence and we are stoked to celebrate. Swing by and check out some of the latest boards painted by kids across the country, check out our Little Monster cruiser-complete series (raffles!), pick up a zine, listen to some music (Mr. Dope America!), and bro hug your bros.
When: Saturday December 1st from 7 to 10 pm
Where: Brooklyn Projects Echo Park, 2125 Sunset Blvd 90026
Let's share in the love of art and skateboarding and good people
Come Celebrate the New Museum's Grand Reopening at Target 30 Free Hours to View Our Stunning New Building and Inaugural Exhibitions!
WHEN: Beginning at noon on Saturday, December 1, and continuing overnight and through the following day until Sunday, December 2 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: The New Museum, 235 Bowery (at Prince Street between Stanton and Rivington Streets, one and a half blocks south of Houston Street) in New York City.
HOW: TICKETS REQUIRED! To avoid long lines and guarantee free admission to Target 30 Free Hours, obtain tickets at www.newmuseum.org. Paper tickets can be printed at home with the TicketFast option or picked up at will call starting at 11 a.m. on December 1.
WHAT: The New Museum, one of the nation's leading showcases for the art of our time and New York City's only museum devoted exclusively to contemporary art, will open its new building on the Bowery on Saturday, December 1, 2007. Coinciding with the institution's 30th anniversary, the milestone will be celebrated with 30 hours of continuous free admission to the public sponsored by Target.
Yin Kun’s recent works draw from his childhood memories and experiences. The narratives and images in these paintings come mostly from propaganda material that he heard, saw and read growing up. Yin Kun re-imagines, and re-defines many popular folk heroes and figures that were featured in these propaganda posters, etc. By re-fashioning them into caricatures with baby-faces, and chubby cheeks, the contrast between the subtle background of violence and terror and these seemingly innocent expressions is heightened.
While his older work oftentimes reflect his emotional and psychological state since moving to Beijing from Sichuan over ten years ago, the works from his China Heroes series are slightly less autobiographical, but still intensely personal and retains his unique sense of humor and irreverence.
Yin Kun was born in 1969 in Sichuan but now resides in Beijing.