Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can to Present Arto Lindsay in Concert, 5/12

On Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 7:30pm, Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum will present Bang on a Can: Performance by Arto Lindsay in conjunction with the Museum's exhibition Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist. Lindsay's program, which will be announced from the stage, will include music that echoes themes of cultural experimentation and cross-pollination, drawing on elements from American and Brazilian rock, pop, experimental music, and improvisation.

Arto Lindsay (b. 1953) has stood at the intersection of music and art for more than four decades. As a member of DNA, he contributed to the foundation of No Wave. As bandleader for the Ambitious Lovers, he developed an intensely subversive pop music, a hybrid of American and Brazilian styles. Throughout his career, Lindsay has collaborated with both visual and musical artists, including Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Animal Collective, Matthew Barney, Caetano Veloso and Rirkrit Tiravanija. Having been involved with carnaval in Brazil for many years, in 2004 he began making parades.

On view from May 6 through September 18, 2016, the Jewish Museum will present Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist. From Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro to Biscayne Boulevard in Miami Beach, the innovative and prolific work of Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994) has made him one of the most prominent landscape architects of the 20th century. In this first U.S. exhibition to showcase the full range of his rich artistic output, nearly 140 works will be on view including landscape architecture, painting, sculpture, theater design, tapestries, and jewelry.

Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist will demonstrate the versatility of the artist's extraordinary talents, from his earliest forays into landscape architecture to designs for synagogues and other Jewish sites he created late in life. His global influence and legacy will also be examined through the work of a number of international contemporary artists whom he inspired including Juan Araujo, Paloma Bosquê, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Luisa Lambri, Arto Lindsay, Nick Mauss, and Beatriz Milhazes.

This is the final concert of the second season of the Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can's partnership, producing dynamic musical performances inspired by the Museum's diverse slate of exhibitions. The series included five programs throughout the year, primarily in the Jewish Museum's Scheuer Auditorium (Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street). The season included a free outdoor performance by DJ Spooky at the Museum Mile Festival on June 9, a July 9 concert by innovative violinist-composer Todd Reynolds in conjunction with the Museum's exhibition Repetition and Difference, a November 5 concert with bassist Robert Black and the Hartt Bass Band tied to the Museum's The Power of Pictures, and a February 4 concert tied to the Unorthodox exhibition featuring The Mivos Quartet playing Steve Reich.

Tickets for the May 12 program are $18 general public; $15 students and senior citizens; and $12 for Jewish Museum members and Bang on a Can list members, and include exhibition admission prior to the performance. Further program and ticket information is available by calling 212.423.3337 or at The Jewish Museum is located at Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street, Manhattan.

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