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Bodies, Embodiment, and the Experience of Passion: What Tango Dancers Can Teach Us

Columbia University, Knox Hall - 606 West 122 Street, Room 403
6 - 8pm, $0

Innovations from the Field: The Evolution of Data Tools to Advance Humanitarian Responses

Columbia University, International Affairs - 420 West 118 Street, Room 1512
6 - 7:30pm, $0

Join globally recognized innovator and scholar Patrick Meier to discuss how the information overflow that occurs in the wake of a disaster can paralyze humanitarian response efforts and new innovative methods overcome the data gaps. Computers, mobile phones, social media, mainstream news, earth-based sensors, humanitarian drones, and orbiting satellites generate vast volumes of data during major disasters. Making sense of this flash flood of information, or "Big Data" is proving a perplexing challenge for traditional humanitarian organizations. Aid groups are more adept at dealing with information scarcity than overflow Continue Reading »

Rachel Weiss: Uses and Re-Uses of the Radical Pasts

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

Rachel Weiss is a writer, curator, and educator, and currently professor of arts administration and policy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Weiss has published extensively on contemporary art in journals, magazines, and newspapers in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia. Major publications include Making Art Global: The Third Havana Biennial 1989 (Afterall Books, 2011), To and From Utopia in the New Cuban Art (University of Minnesota Press, 2011), Por América: la obra de Juan Francisco Elso (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, 2000, coauthor and editor), and On Art, Artists, Latin America and Other Utopias (University of Texas Press, 2009, editor).  Contributions to anthologies and journals include Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (Oxford University Press, 1998), Caja de Herramientas (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 2013), Pabellón Cuba: 4D (B_books, 2008), Collectivism After Modernism (University of Minnesota Press, 2007), Art Nexus, Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society, Art Journal, Errata# Revista de Artes Visuales, African Arts, Third Text, Journal of Modern Craft, Papers d’Art, and Leonardo Continue Reading »

Expansion and Decline: Al-Qaeda's Branching Out Strategy

33 W 44th Street, Suite 1011
6:15 - 8:15pm, $0

Friday, 06 March

Literature and the Press: New Media, New Stakes, New Challenges

New York University, Maison Français - 16 Washington Mews
9:30am - 5:15pm, $0

Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Artworld and Everything Else
David Balzer, Ben Davis, Orit Gat, David Everitt Howe and Zoë Salditch

Cabinet - 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn
7 - 10pm, $0

Saturday, 07 March

Hito Steyerl: Duty Free Art

Artists Space, Books and Talks - 55 Walker Street
5pm, $5/Rsvp

Lecture by Robert Barry

Hunter College MFA - 205 Hudson Street
7pm, $0

Sunday, 08 March

Hito Steyerl and Keller Easterling in Conversation

Artists Space, Books and Talks - 55 Walker Street
5pm, $5

This exhibition surveys the work of German filmmaker and writer Hito Steyerl, focusing particularly on the artist's production from 2004 onwards. Over this period Steyerl’s films, essays and lectures have uniquely articulated the contemporary status of images, and of image politics. Central to her work is the notion that global communication technologies – and the attendant mediation of the world through circulating images – have had a dramatic impact on conceptions of governmentality, culture, economics and subjectivity itself. Hito Steyerl presents eight existing works and one new commission within an exhibition design conceived by the artist and her team Continue Reading »

Monday, 09 March

Putin and Europe's Periphery

Columbia University, International Affairs - 420 West 118 Street, Room 1219
6:15 - 7:30pm, $0

The Age of Exhaustion: Elif Batuman, Samuel Goldman, Sarah Leonard, Yascha Mounk, Jamelle Bouie

New America - 199 Lafayette Street, Suite 3B
6:30 - 8:15pm, $0

Tuesday, 10 March

The Nobel Peace Prize: An Insider's View

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

Tim Hawkinson Catalogue Raisonné Launch​

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

Badlands: Launch for "New Lovers" Erotic Fiction

Guggenheim Museum - 1071 Fifth Avenue
7pm, $12/Rsvp

Kent Russell and Karen Russell: I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son

Powerhouse Arena - 37 Main Street, Brooklyn
7 - 9pm, $0/Rsvp

Wednesday, 11 March

Renzo Piano: On Architecture

Columbia University, Avery Hall - 1172 Amsterdam Avenue, Wood Auditorium
6:30pm, $0

Paul Beatty and Sam Lipsyte

Greenlight Books - 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
7:30pm, $0

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