September 18, 2011

  1. Sep 18 at 11 am

    Sharon Gannon and David Life on the Comfort of Animals

    Sharon Gannon and David Life, co-creators of Jivamukti Yoga, consider the comfort of animals as we “confront comfort” in the city. Yoga teaches us that real comfort for ourselves can only be attained if we provide comfort for others. This talk will include a simple and fun asana practice suitable for everyone.

    Photo: courtesy Sharon Gannon and David Life

  2. Sep 18 at 2 pm

    Sunday Salon Series

    Above: Jeremiah Newton, James Rason, and Zach Steuart-Portier after a screening of Beautiful Darling at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2011

    Clayton Patterson has created a series of five Sunday Salons for the BMW Guggenheim Lab. This week, join Jeremiah Newton, playwright and executor of the estate of Candy Darling—one of Andy Warhol’s superstars—as he shares anecdotes about Warhol’s Factory and its legacy. A native New Yorker, for the past 20 years Mr. Newton has served as the film industry liaison for New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. In 2009 he produced the feature-length documentary Beautiful Darling, which premiered at the Berlinale and at New Directors/New Films at Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He was also a writer of the 1996 indie I Shot Andy Warhol. His new play, StarDusk, is based on his experiences with Candy Darling, and takes place on closing night of a production of Tennessee Williams’ Small Craft Warnings. Newton is the recipient of the Hamptons International Film Festival’s 2010 Golden Starfish Award, and the prize for Best Documentary at the 2010 Chicago International Film Festival.


    Leaving from: BMW Guggenheim Lab
    Traveling to: Clayton Gallery and Outlaw Art Museum, 161 Essex Street, New York
    Mode of transportation: Walking

    Photo: by and courtesy Clayton Patterson

    More Dates
    Sunday, October 2, 2011
    Sunday, October 16, 2011
  3. Sep 18 at 3 pm

    Mahina Movement and Friends of the Congo

    Mahina Movement combines poetry and song to create passionate music tied to flesh and bone, straight from the heart. The all-woman trio tells stories of the personal and political wrapped with courage, strength, and an awareness of human struggle and connection. Three voices and one guitar blend to produce a powerful force, mixing folk, rock, and rhymes in English, Spanish, and Tongan simmered with indigenous roots and culture. Mahina Movement generates a strong, steady “movement” for community—with radical love, unstoppable activism, and ruthless compassion. They’ll be joining forces with Friends of the Congo to raise awareness of the escalating levels of violence taking place in the Congo—violence rooted in the mining industry, which supplies the global demand for the electronics that maintain modern levels of comfort.

    Image: courtesy Mahina Movement 

  4. Sep 18 at 6 pm

    Screening: Zero Percent

    Director Tim Skousen offers a rare glimpse inside the notorious Sing Sing Correctional Facility, where men are finding hope and transformation through the Hudson Link program, one of the only college-degree-granting programs in New York’s Department of Corrections. The program, which is sponsored through individual donations, is rigorous. While 60 percent of the nation’s convicts fall into recidivism once released, none of the Hudson Link graduates have returned to prison. Instead, these men return home with a strong desire to serve the communities that they formerly preyed upon.

    6 pm open seating
    6:15 pm screening

    Image: courtesy of Tim Skousen/Zero Percent
    Text: courtesy of Sarah Harris

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