Today

Fiction Forum: Elizabeth Gaffney and René Steinke

New School, Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12 Street, The Auditorium
6:30 - 8pm, $5

Tuesday, 16 September

The Mayoral Agenda: Affordable Housing and Historic Preservation

New School, Lang Community Center - 55 West 13 Street, Arnhold Hall, Floor Two
6 - 8pm, $0/Rsvp 212-614-9107

Curators: The Younger than Jesus Effect

SVA Curatorial Practice - 132 West 21 Street, Floor 10
6:30 - 8:30pm, $0

Taking its title from a 2009 exhibition at the New Museum, this panel brings together six millennial curators who work both inside and outside of institutional settings to discuss how they have dealt with the mechanisms of youth, novelty and the market Continue Reading »

The Politics of Comparative Philology in the Nineteenth Century

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

Barbara Hammer: Canceled from Memory

Cooper Union - 41 Cooper Square, Rose Auditorium
7pm, $0

Hammer retrieves archival scraps and fragments revealing historical memory loss that she reinserts in her work through imaginative fiction, suggestive montage and open abstraction. Her visual and moving image lecture draws on 40 years of practice that includes film, video, perfor- mance, installation, photography and collage. Barbara Hammer is a visual artist primarily working in film and video. Her work reveals and celebrates marginalized peoples whose stories have not been told Continue Reading »

Wednesday, 17 September

Daphne Merkin in Conversation with Sasha Weiss

McNally Jackson - 52 Prince Street
7pm, $0

Thursday, 18 September

Naomi Klein: Capitalism vs. the Climate

New School, University Center - 63 Fifth Avenue, Tishman Auditorium
6pm, $0/Rsvp

In This Changes Everything, her first new book in seven years, Naomi Klein, author of the global #1 bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth. Climate change, Klein argues, is a civilizational wake-up call, a powerful message delivered in the language of fires, floods, storms, and droughts. Confronting it is no longer about changing the light bulbs. It’s about changing the world Continue Reading »

Kamila Shamsie and Hari Kunzru

McNally Jackson - 52 Prince Street
7pm, $0

The Best American Poetry Reading
with Mark Doty, Eileen Myles, Sharon Olds, and more

New School, Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12 Street, The Auditorium
7pm, $0

The Mad and The Bad

ISSUE Project Room - 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
8pm, $0

Friday, 19 September

The Romanovs and Photography: A New Lens on Empire

New York Public Library, Schwarzman Building - Fifth Avenue at 42 Street, South Court Auditorium
1:15pm, $0

For over 300 years, the Romanovs ruled Russia, then as now the largest country in the world. The Romanovs persistently sought to know their empire’s lands and resources, from sponsoring chronicles in the seventeenth century to the founding of provincial newspapers in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  Photography was an exciting but ultimately misleading lens on the empire.  Providing what seemed like an objective view of reality (ob''ektiv is even the Russian word for lens), the staged world of the photography belonging to the imperial family bore little resemblance to the all too quickly changing world of the Russian Empire in the years before war and revolution Continue Reading »

Monday, 22 September

Pablo León de la Barra in Conversation with Carla Stellweg

School of Visual Arts - 133/141 West 21 Street, Room 101C
6:30pm, $0

Tuesday, 23 September

Yuriy Gruzinov: The Cinema of Civil Protest in Ukraine
Screening and Discussion

The Graduate Center - 365 Fifth Avenue, Martin E. Segal Theater
6 - 8pm, $0/Rsvp

Ben Lowy on his Work

School of Visual Arts, Design Criticism - 136 West 21 Street, Room 418F
7pm, $0

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