September 11, 2011

  1. Sep 11 at 10 am

    Your House Is Mine

    The BMW Guggenheim Lab presents the portfolio Your House Is Mine, a collection of artwork and writing produced in the wake of the 1988 Tompkins Square Riots in New York City-the confrontation of police and radicals over the eviction of squatters in Lower East Side properties and the 300 homeless individuals living in Tompkins Square Park.

    Organized and edited by: Andrew Castrucci and Nadia Coën Produced by: Bullet Space, an anarchist squatter community since 1986.

    With artists: ACT-UP, Miguel Algarín, Chris Burden, Paul Castrucci, Betzaida Concepción, Nadia Coën, Yolanda Crespo, Dar, Daze, John Fekner, Eduardo Galleano, Allen Ginsberg, David Hammons, Lady Pink, Pain, Public Enemy, Adam Purple, Red Rodriguez, Will Sales, Sane, Sebastian Schroder, Walter Sipser, Seth Tobocman, Anton van Dalen, Bruce Witsiepe, Krzysztof Wodiczko, David Wojnarowicz, and many others.
  2. Sep 11 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

  3. Sep 11 at 4 pm

    9/11 Memorial and Museum: Collective Memory

    On the ten-year anniversary of 9/11, we remember the tragic events and where we were on that day. This collective memory, shared around the world, is being reflected in the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Jake Barton of Local Projects will discuss the creation of the media design for the 9/11 Memorial Museum, the Memorial Guide digital wayfinding and storytelling apps, and an algorithm developed to help in the arrangement of names of those honored by the Memorial

    Photo: courtesty Squared Design Lab
  4. Sep 11 at 6 pm

    Screening: NY Export: Opus Jazz

    In 1958 Jerome Robbins’ “ballet in sneakers” NY Export: Opus Jazz became a smash hit when it was broadcast on the Ed Sullivan Show and toured around the world. Set to an evocative jazz score by Robert Prince and abstract urban backdrops by Ben Shahn, the dance told the story of disaffected urban youth through movement that blended ballet, jazz, and ballroom dancing with Latin, African, and American rhythms to create a powerfully expressive, sexy, and contemporary style. Now, the work comes full circle in a vibrant new scripted film adaptation, conceived by the New York City Ballet soloists Ellen Bar and Sean Suozzi and shot on location around New York.

    Followed by a Q&A with creators Ellen Bar and Sean Suozzi.

    6 pm open seating
    6:15 pm screening

    Text: courtesy Bar/Suozzi Productions

    Image: courtesy Jody Lee Lipes


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