We will begin the morning’s lecture with a look at some of the artists who broke away from the art establishment in Russia in the 1860’s (including Ilya Repin and Ivan Kramskoy), followed by a look at the truly revolutionary artists at the beginning of the 20th Century: Malevich, Kandinsky and Tatlin. This will provide background to the Royal Academy’s forthcoming exhibition: Revolution:Russian Art 1917-1932, and consider a third group of artists, the ones whose work Lenin and Stalin considered appropriate for their new revolutionary world.
NYPL: Intimate Geometries | Robert Storr, Christopher Lyon and special guests | An Art Book Series Event
FREE — Auditorium doors open to public at 5:30 p.m.
In celebration of the unprecedented publication of Intimate Geometries: The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois, Robert Storr, author, art historian, curator, painter and critic; and special guest experts converse about the book and the artist's oeuvre and life. The discussion is moderated by Christopher Lyon, editor and Bookforum columnist. Robert Storr worked closely with Louise Bourgeois on the book for over twenty years.
In a career spanning nearly 75 years, Louise Bourgeois created a vast body of work that enriched the formal language of modern art while it expressed her intense inner struggles with unprecedented candor and unpredictable invention. Her 1982 solo retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art launched an extraordinarily productive late career, making her a much-honored and vivid presence on the international art scene until her death in 2010 at the age of 98.
Intimate Geometries: The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois is the first comprehensive survey of Bourgeois's oeuvre and biography, and a unique critical evaluation of the intertwining of the two. Robert Storr, acknowledged as Bourgeois's leading interpreter, worked closely with the artist on this book for some twenty years. He describes her sometimes fitful but extraordinarily long and prolific career and explores the many metamorphic aspects of the work to which the alternating currents of her imagination gave rise to.
From his uniquely privileged point of view, Storr considers how such longevity, stamina, and accomplishment were possible and what prodigious imaginative powers that produced them. Long awaited, this handsome volume is sure to be among the major artists’ biographies of our time, confirming Louise Bourgeois’s legendary status, both as a witness to art history in her era and as one of its moving forces. Intimate Geometries is a riveting look into the life and works of this iconic artist.
Robert Storr is a painter, critic, museum man, and exhibition-maker. From 1990 until 2002, he worked at the Museum of Modern Art in New York where he was curator and then senior curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture. His group exhibitions there included ISLOCATIONS, a survey of installation art that included Louise Bourgeois, and Modern Art despite Modernism, in addition to which he organized retrospectives of Robert Ryman, Tony Smith, Chuck Close, Elizabeth Murray, Gerhard Richter, and Max Beckmann. From 1990 until 2000 he directed MoMA’s Projects program, for which he assembled small monographic shows by Art Spiegelman (the first exhibition devoted to a “comix” artist in MoMA’s history), Franz West, Ann Hamilton, and others. In 2002 he was named the first Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and from 2006 to 2016 he served as Dean of the Yale University School of Art, where he is also a professor of painting. Since 1982 his essays, reviews, and columns have appeared in Art in America, Artpress, Frieze, Artforum, Corriere della Sera, The New York Review of Books (online edition) and numerous other magazines and journals.
Robert Storr’s latest book is Intimate Geometries: The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois (The Monacelli Press) for November 2016. In addition to catalogues written for shows he has organized in Brazil, Greece, Japan, Spain, and the United States, he has contributed to exhibition publications for all the major museums in New York and for many other museums around the world. In 2007 he served as Director of the Venice Biennale, the first American to hold that position. Storr is the recipient of five honorary doctorates and awards from organizations including the International Association of Art Critics and the Archives of American Art. In 2000 he was made Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture and was later promoted to Officier of the same order. He lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut, and Brooklyn, New York.
Christopher Lyon publishes art books in digital and print editions under the imprint Lyon Artbooks. He is the author of Nancy Spero: The Work (2010), a co-author and the editor of The Art and Spirit of Paris (2003), and writes regularly on art and art publishing. His "Artful Volumes" column appears in Bookforum. Lyon was a writer and editor at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, for ten years, and subsequently held senior editorial positions at publishers including Abbeville Press, Bulfinch/Little, Brown, The Monacelli Press, Prestel Publishing, and Rizzoli International Publications. He received his BA from the University of Chicago and pursued graduate studio at the University of California at Los Angeles and the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. He lives in Brooklyn.
In its ninth year the program series An Art Book, initiated and organized by Arezoo Moseni, is a celebration of the essential importance and beauty of art books. The events showcase book presentations and discussions by world
renowned artists, critics, curators, gallerists, historians and writers.
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How to cook by touch: Christine Ha, the season three winner of MasterChef first blind contestant, joins neuroscientist David Linden to discuss perception beyond the visual. Linden breaks down the science of Ha’s extraordinary palate to understand how we perceive touch, taste, and smell.
After the program, Christine Ha will sign copies of her cookbook Recipes from My Home Kitchen: Asian and American Comfort Foodand David Linden will sign copies of Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind.
Brainwave is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
About the Speakers
Christine Ha is a winner of the competitive amateur cooking television show MasterChef, featuring Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot, and Joe Bastianich, and the show’s first blind contestant. She defeated over thirty thousand home cooks across America to secure the MasterChef title, a $250,000 cash prize, and a cookbook deal. Ha’s first cookbook, Recipes from My Home Kitchen: Asian and American Comfort Food (Rodale, 2013), was a New York Timesbestseller. She is currently working on a memoir and second cookbook. She has been featured on NPR and the BBC, and travels around the globe to give keynote addresses and TEDx talks. She is a co-host on the Canadian cooking show, Four Senses on AMI, and a judge on MasterChef Vietnam on VTV3. HA received the 2014 Helen Keller Personal Achievement Award from the American Foundation for the Blind, a recognition formerly bestowed upon Ray Charles, Patty Duke, and Stevie Wonder among others.
David J. Linden, PhD., is a professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His laboratory has worked for many years on the cellular substrates of memory storage in the brain and a few other topics. He has a longstanding interest in scientific communication and served for many years as the chief editor of the Journal of Neurophysiology. He is the author of two bestselling books on the biology of behavior,The Accidental Mind (Harvard/Belknap, 2007) and The Compass of Pleasure (launched at the Rubin in 2011), which have been translated into nineteen languages. His latest book Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind was launched at the Rubin in the company of chef Tom Colicchio in 2015.
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In 2017 the Royal Academy seems determined to restart the Cold War with two exhibitions of American and Russian art at the same time. London Art Studies will devote a morning to each. On 25 January Icons of American Art will focus on some key paintings – Whistler’s Mother, Grant Wood’s American Gothic and Rauschenberg’s Retroactive II in talks which will consider the early history of painting in America before studying the RA’s After the Fall, and Tate Modern’s Robert Rauschenberg in depth.
Speaker: Dr. Richard Stemp
Novelist Hisham Matar will speak at the Library about his new memoir, The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between.
More information about him can be read here.
About the Author
Hisham Matar was born in New York City to Libyan parents. He was raised in Libya, Egypt and now lives in London. He is the author of two novels - In The Country of Men (shorlisted for the Man Book Prize 2006), Anatomy of a Disappearance (2011), as well as his recent memoir The Return.
From the darkness to the dazzling, the silence to the din, the slowness to the speed, the ten dancers of this creation of Fabrice Lambert explore their limits and, by extension, those of humanity. Never Enough was born of questions arising from the documentary Into Eternity by Michael Madsen who describes, in Onkalo, Finland, the site of the country's nuclear waste landfill. A titanic enterprise, modeled on the time of the disappearance of the radioactivity: 100 000 years. The choreographer questions the dizzy, immeasurable dimension of this ambition; He explores the relation of motion to energy and mass power, ausculates space, stretches time. Never enough portrays a humanity never satisfied, always running faster, jumping higher, hollowing deeper. With the Théâtre de la Ville.
Andre de Plessel studied art and photography at the University of Arts and Graphics in Frankfurt and has lived in Milan, London, Paris, Barcelona, Los Angeles, New York and Miami. His passion for black and white photography is the drive of his life. Over 22 years of working behind the camera he has created images for the likes of Coca Cola, Nike, DKNY, German Bank, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and many more.
Andre de Plessel will be exhibiting in the Grace atrium throughout January, and this evening will be the perfect occasion to join the wonderful photographer for the preview evening.
To register your place or to book a table after the event in the Grace restaurant for the Prix Fixe menu, please email email@example.com or call the club on +44 (0)20 7235 8900.
In this busy, fast paced world, peace seems like an elusive commodity. Join Dr. Frank Pawlowski, long-time meditator, for this powerful workshop. He will lead this helpful and stimulating program and offer effective techniques that can help make finding inner peace a reality.
Begin the New Year with meditation and join Dr. Pawlowski as he takes you on this journey.
In an unprecedented collaboration, the Branford Marsalis Quartet welcomes vocalist Kurt Elling, a rare addition to the rock-solid lineup of Joey Calderazzo, Eric Revis, and Justin Faulkner. Both parties are known for a wealth of jazz knowledge and stylistic versatility. Elling has repeatedly proven his prowess for working with star instrumentalists and quartets, recently winning a Grammy Award for his tribute to the famed collaboration between saxophonist John Coltrane and vocalist Johnny Hartman. Marsalis, too, is a flexible and ambitious artist; best known as a prolific jazz leader and sideman to such icons as Miles Davis, Art Blakey, and Dizzy Gillespie, he is also renowned for his work in classical music and for crossover collaborations with artists including Sting and The Grateful Dead. For this special occasion, the band will perform selections from its Grammy-nominated debut release, Upward Spiral (Marsalis Music). Featuring fresh arrangements of Songbook staples, jazz standards, and standards-to-be from a diverse array of composers, this new artistic alliance promises to be an unforgettable showcase of both instrumental and vocal jazz expertise.
Free pre-concert discussion nightly, 7pm.
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The Royal College of Music Wind Ensemble performs music by Debussy and Richard Strauss alongside a world premiere from Piyawat Louilarpprasert in this eclectic program. The concert culminates in a performance of Richard Strauss; Sonatina no 2.
Curated by National Book Award-winning author ofBetween the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates, the third annual Festival Albertine will take place from November 2nd through 6th, 2016. The Festival will explore the changing nature of identity and how the arts interrogate our national, social, and cultural labels today in France and the US.
The publication of Frantumaglia and The Beach at Night on November 1 is going to be the publishing event of the season. Over 70 stores nationwide will be holding #FerranteNightFever events during the week of October 31. McNally Jackson is delighted to be hosting a panel assembled by Europa Editions.
Du gramophone au smartphone, l’Homme fait exister sa voix dans des temps et des espaces alternatifs à la faveur de ses innovations. La voix vit hors du corps ; enregistrée, elle est immortelle ! Si la technologie produit des voix à l’aide de programmes informatiques, une génération d’artistes la replace au cœur d’une pratique plastique nécessitant une présence de chair et d’os.
Dans l’espace prospectif du Musée, l'exposition Polyphonies s’organise autour du thème de la voix comme matériau, matière première impliquant le corps humain dans son rapport au son et à l’espace. franck leibovici montre un « opéra pour non musiciens » ; Oliver Beer s’intéresse dans ses vidéos aux relations entre espace, instrument et voix ; quant à Mariechen Danz, elle choisit d’évoquer les rapports entre le corps et la langue.
Curator : Mnam/Cci, Christine Macel