FALTEN / DAMAGED, DRAWING POEMS and More Set for NYC's The Drawing Center thru Jan 2014
The Drawing Center presents their programming through December 5th, offering different activities throughout the month.
Thursday, November 21, 6-8pm
Filling the Main Gallery, the exhibition Drawing Time, Reading Time features an international group of artists spanning the 1960s to today, all of whom are engaged in exploring the relationship between drawing and writing as distinct yet interrelated gestures.
Presented in the Drawing Room,Dickinson/Walser brings together Emily Dickinson's original poem manuscripts and Robert Walser's microscripts for the first time.
In the Lab, William Engelen: Falten presents a new series of musical scores for percussion made from folded paper. In performing Falten, musicians use the paper's planes, heights, and structures as parameters for qualities in volume, pitch, rhythm, tension, character, and the spatiality of sound. Falten for Percussionconsists of eight parts, and will be debuted by the celebrated percussion ensemble Talujon during the opening.
FALTEN / DAMAGED
William Englelen & Aki Onda
Friday, November 22, 8pm
Offsite! ISSUE Project Room
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
At this special musical performance presented in collaboration with ISSUE Project Room, celebrated percussion ensemble Talujon will perform William Engelen's recent work Falten, a hybrid of score and sculpture. Percussionist Eli Keszler and the Ashcan Orchestra's Pat Spadine will perform Aki Onda'sDamaged, in which slide projections from Onda's ongoing series of New York street photography serve as visual cues for improvisation.
This is a ticketed, off-site event at ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn. Please purchase tickets here and use discount code DRAW for a special $12 rate.
THE GORGEOUS NOTHINGS
Saturday, November 23, 3-5pm
In conjunction with Dickinson/Walser, join us to celebrate the release of The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope-Poems, published by New Directions and Christine Burgin. The Gorgeous Nothings is the first full-color publication of Emily Dickinson's envelope writings in facsimile from her visually stunning manuscripts.
Remarks by editors Marta Werner and Jen Bervin will begin at 3:30pm. Renowned poet and Dickinson scholarSusan Howe will introduce the editors and, following their remarks, Walser translator Susan Bernofsky will speak about her work with Walser and New Directions/Christine Burgin.
Susan Howe & David Grubbs
Thursday, December 5, 6:30pm
In conjunction with Drawing Time, Reading Time, writerSusan Howe and composer David Grubbs will perform a selection from their celebrated multidisciplinary concertFrolic Architecture.
FAMILY ART WORKSHOP:
DRAWING TIME, READING TIME
Saturday, December 7, 10:30am-12pm
Ages 9-12 | RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Art Workshops at The Drawing Center are designed to encourage children and adults to observe, discuss, and explore art together in the intimate setting of the Center's galleries. In this Family Art Workshop, children and their parents will be encourage to make artworks inspired by the drawings on view in Drawing Time, Reading Time.
Robert Grenier & Charles Bernstein
Monday, January 6, 6:30pm
In conjunction with Drawing Time, Reading Time and Dickinson/Walser, poet Charles Bernstein will introduce and engage in conversation with poet Robert Grenier, who will present and interpret a series of his handwritten "drawing poems."