September 4, 2011

  1. Sep 4 at 10 am

    Yoga Local Yoga Series

    Above: Yoga Local Launch Party, New York, November, 2009

    Yoga Local NYC has curated this Sunday morning outdoor yoga series for the BMW Guggenheim Lab. Please join us for challenging and inspiring classes from a selection of local yoga studios. The heart of yoga is both physical and mental: residing in the dynamic, living tension created by challenging one’s self to grow while accepting our human limitations. Yoga practice can be seen as the embodiment of the BMW Guggenheim Lab’s mission in New York: confronting comfort. Yoga mats will be provided.

    Event Video

    Photo: courtesy Yoga Local by Kelly Guenther

  2. Sep 4 at 12 pm


    Above: 6,000 km landscape project, Scrapyard Hermanos López, Parla, Spain, 2006

    Leaving from: BMW Guggenheim Lab
    Mode of transportation: bus

    Join creative collectives Basurama and Trashpatch on a bus journey through the five boroughs to investigate the life of trash in New York City. During this narrated tour, explore the consequences of our consumer actions by tracing the routes that trash takes through our urban landscape and the natural environment.

    It is suggested that participants commit to all three events led by Basurama: Saturday, September 3, 11 am–2 pm and 2–5 pm, and Sunday, September 4, 10 am–4 pm.

    Photo: courtesy Basurama, 2006

  3. Sep 4 at 2 pm

    Sunday Salon Series

    Above: Photo of Doctor Ores in front of his office on 2nd Street, Lower East Side, New York, NY, 2011.

    Clayton Patterson has created a series of five Sunday Salons for the BMW Guggenheim Lab. This week, join Dr. David Ores, general practitioner, as he discusses his work providing general medical care and other community medical services for the poor and people without health insurance on the Lower East Side. He has also organized a coop for restaurant workers and tattoo removal for former prisoners & gang members.


    Photo by Clayton Patterson, courtesy Clayton Patterson

    More Dates
    Sunday, September 18, 2011
    Sunday, October 2, 2011
    Sunday, October 16, 2011

  4. Sep 4 at 6 pm

    Screening: Flow

    Irena Salina’s award-winning documentary builds a case against the growing privatization of the world’s dwindling freshwater supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel. Interviews with scientists and activists intelligently reveal the rapidly building crisis, at both the global and the human scale. The film introduces many of the governmental and corporate culprits behind the water arms race, and highlights the people and institutions addressing the problem. All the while, it begs the question “Can anyone really own water?”

    Filmmaker Q&A will follow  screening

    6 pm open seating
    6:15 pm screening

    Text: courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories

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