A Fall from Grace?: The Religiosity of Contemporary Art
Adam Pendleton and Michael Bühler-Rose

New Museum - 235 Bowery
7pm, $8

Chris Ofili’s work has repeatedly deployed religious images, icons, and allusions, and operated as if the site of exhibition might still, on occasion, provoke a devotional encounter. From The Holy Virgin Mary (1996) and The Raising of Lazarus (2007) to sculptures like Saint Sebastian (2007) or Annunciation (2006) to reverently charged environments designed for the “The Blue Rider” and “The Upper Room” series, Ofili’s works call for a closer look at the ways icons and myths are trafficked in popular culture, across cultures, and throughout art history. Drawing from Ofili’s productively textured lead, this public conversation brings together New York–based artists Michael Bühler-Rose and Adam Pendleton and is moderated by anthropologist Abou Farman. It considers how religion has factored into the discussants’ own work as well as in recent contemporary art more generally—offering sources still ripe for investigation, critique, and reconstitution Continue Reading »

Monday, 26 January

Celebrities and Publics in the Internet Era: Sharon Marcus and Eric Klinenberg

Columbia University, Buell Hall - 515 West 116 Street, East Gallery
6:15pm, $0

Wednesday, 28 January

The Nonfiction Dialogues: Wayne Koestenbaum

Columbia University, Dodge Hall - 2960 Broadway, Room 501
7pm, $0

Thursday, 29 January

Circa 1914: The Parisian Avant-Gardes in the Wake of the Great War

New York University, Maison Français - 16 Washington Mews
7pm, $0

On the occasion of Ara H. Merjian’s new volume,  Continue Reading »

Tuesday, 10 February

Trends in Art Book Publishing

New York Public Library, Schwarzman Building - Fifth Avenue at 42 Street, South Court Auditorium
6 - 8pm, $0

Monday, 23 February

Artists at the Institute: Sharon Hayes

Institute of Fine Arts - 1 East 78 Street
6:30pm, $0/Rsvp

Tuesday, 03 March

Artists at the Institute: Tehching Hsieh

Institute of Fine Arts - 1 East 78 Street
6:30pm, $0/Rsvp

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