Wednesday, November 04, 2009

This Week It's All about the X

If you're camping out anywhere in Chelsea this week, it should be within walking distance of the X-Initiative, 548 West 22nd Street, Between 10th & 11th Avenue.

Tonight at the X-Initiative, Jerry Saltz signs copies of his new book Seeing Out Louder:
Wednesday, November 4 from 6-8 PM

Please join X and Hard Press Editions for the release of:

Seeing Out Louder
Art criticism 2003-2009
by Jerry Saltz

Meet Jerry! Get Your Book Signed!

-In Seeing Out Louder, the sequel to his acclaimed collection, Seeing Out Loud, Jerry Saltz offers more free-wheeling essays, reasoned reviews, thought-pieces, and screeds about contemporary art and its context. Senior Art Critic at New York Magazine since 2007, and previously at The Village Voice (1998-2007), Saltz is also a two-time Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, popular teacher and coast-to-coast lecturer.
Tomorrow, the preview for the 2009 Editions|Artists' Book Fair will be in the same location.
Opening Night Preview to Benefit the Annual Exhibition Fund at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center: Thursday, 5 November, 6-9 PM, Ticket info.

FREE to the Public: Friday - Sunday, 6 November-8 November 2009.
Hours: 11 AM - 7 PM Friday & Saturday; 11 AM - 4 PM Sunday.
And on Saturday, yours truly will participate in a panel discussion at the fair along with a rather impressive line-up (including Johan Deumens, Johan Deumens Gallery; Jean-Yves Noblet, Jean-Yves Noblet Contemporary Prints; Sarah Suzuki, Sue & Eugene Mercy Jr. Assistant Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books, MoMA) as part of the IPCNY TALKS at the fair.

In fact, there are great talks all through out the fair:

IPCNY TALKS present Prints and People, where we ask artists, master printers, publishers, curators, and collectors what initially drew them to prints, what compels them to continue pulling and presenting prints in the contemporary market, what keeps them committed to the process and connected to each other.

Friday, November 6, 2009

2:00 pm

Suzanne McClelland, Artist; Sue Scott, Sue Scott Gallery; and Faye Hirsch, Editor, Art In America

3:00 pm

Peter Hess Friedland, Collector; Sharon Coplan Hurowitz, Art Advisor; Cary Leibowitz, Artist & Director Contemporary Editions, Phillips de Pury & Company; and Christopher Gaillard, Art Consultant

Saturday, November 7, 2009

2:00 pm

Jakob Fenger, Superflex; José Roca, Artistic Director and Chief Curator, Philagrafika; and Duke Riley, Artist

3:00 pm

Johan Deumens, Johan Deumens Gallery; Jean-Yves Noblet, Jean-Yves Noblet Contemporary Prints; Sarah Suzuki, Sue & Eugene Mercy Jr. Assistant Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books, MoMA; and Ed Winkleman, Co-founder, Compound Editions & Director, Winkleman Gallery

4:00 pm

Luther Davis, Co-Founder & Master Printer, Forth Estate; Joseph Hart, Artist; and Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Artist

Sunday, November 8, 2009

12:00 pm

Eileen Boxer, Boxer Design and Barbara Moore, Bound & Unbound

1:00 pm

Greg Burnet, Burnet Editions; Richard Dupont, Artist; Joanne Greenbaum, Artist; and Carol Weaver, Harlan & Weaver

2:30 pm

Kirby Gookin, Art Historian, Critic, Curator, Public Artist; Robin Kahn, Artist; Artifariti, Organizer, International meeting of Art in Liberated Territories in Western Sahara
Finally, the X-Initiative is playing host to some of the Performa 09 events, including the following this week:

X Initiative is pleased to announce the upcoming program for November 2009. As a new member of the consortium of venues for Performa 09, X Initiative will present more than ten performances that will take place on the ground floor over three weeks. Starting on November 5th, the ground floor will be transformed into a stage where some of the most interesting emerging artists at work today will present performances, interventions, lectures and other theatrical gestures.

All events have been conceived by X Initiative in collaboration with Performa and are free and open to the public.

NOVEMBER 5, 6 PM + 8 PM
THE BRUCE HIGH QUALITY FOUNDATION: ART HISTORY WITH BENEFITS

A half-hour presentation examining the romance, figuratively and literally, between cultural funding and sex, drawn from such diverse sources as environmental psychologist Paco Underhill’s Why We Buy, George Buchner’s Danton’s Death, and congressional records concerning the NEA debates of the late 80s.

NOVEMBER 6, 6 PM + 8 PM
SHANA LUTKER: HEAR IT HERE

An installation and performance in which the audience is invited to spontaneously create lines for two actors by speaking into microphones that feed directly to the actors’ headphones on stage, who must repeat what they hear, to the accompaniment of a live accordionist.

NOVEMBER 7, 6 PM + 9 PM
TAMAR ETTUN AND EMILY COATES: EMPTY IS ALSO

Integrating objects, a dancer, a musician, and video, Empty Is Also inverts the usual conception of dance and sculpture in relation to the ephemeral by investigating dance’s durability versus sculpture’s ultimate disposability. Music by Jane Ira Bloom. Audience is invited to enter and leave at any time. Commissioned by Performa. Presented with support from the Performa Commissioning Fund.

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