August 3, 2011

  1. Aug 3 at 1 pm

    Welcome to the Lab by ZUS

    Join BMW Guggenheim Lab Team members Elma van Boxel and Kristian Koreman of Rotterdam-based architecture firm ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles] as they discuss the Lab as a platform to explore what they call “segrification” and its relationship to urban politics. They will outline their approach to these topics by addressing “the local agenda” and “the global agenda,” and speak about their general goals, ambitions, and programs at the Lab.

    Neo-Globalism: An Introduction to Week 3 at the Lab by ZUS

    Photo: by and courtesy Deltree

  2. Aug 3 at 2 pm

    Live Feeds Introduction: Finding the Local

    Led by the creative consulting and design collaborative spurse, Live Feeds is a two-part program of Feedback sessions and FeedForward fieldwork that offers the public an opportunity to examine and expand on the Lab’s in-progress questions. Are you interested in the transformation of your shared environment? Join us as spurse introduces Live Feeds and learn how you can participate—for one event or over all 11 weeks of fieldwork and sessions.

    Feedback Session 1: Finding the Local

    The local is all around you, but just how do we know where “local” begins and ends in a globally connected city? In a world where everything circulates, it’s getting harder to identify what or who “local” really is—and, more strikingly, why local still matters. Spurse kicks off its first Feedback session with this essential topic, launching participants into an investigation of how we find and rethink the local.

    Photo: courtesy spurse

  3. Aug 3 at 6 pm

    Screening: Blank City

    Beginning in the mid-1970s, scores of young artists and musicians in the East Village and Lower East Side responded to the city’s dire circumstances by creating a new underground art scene that rejected popular notions of entertainment. Taking their cues from punk rock, these mavericks produced energetic and confrontational work that challenged ideas of art making. This short-lived but highly influential movement is explored in Celine Danhier’s Blank City, which weaves together an oral history through compelling interviews with luminaries such as Jim Jarmusch, John Waters, Beth B, and Amos Poe.

    Followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Bette Gordon and James Nares.

    6 pm open seating
    6:15 pm screening

    Photo: by and courtesy Marcia Resnick, from Blank City

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