October 16, 2011

  1. Oct 16 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. Oct 16 at 2 pm

    What’s Next? A Beginning

    The BMW Guggenheim Lab currently sits within First Park, a New York City Parks property on Houston at 2nd Avenue, where it will live until October 16. But what is to become of this site once the Lab continues its travels to Berlin and Mumbai? More importantly, who will take over? The final in a series of four workshops about what's next for First Park, this event will be an active planning session for those who want to be involved in the future of the space. Join us as we develop action steps and form a volunteer committee charged with overseeing future events at First Park. 

    Image: courtesy Kristian Koreman

  3. Oct 16 at 3:30 pm

    Sunday Salon Series

    Painting of Clayton Patterson by Curt Hoppe at Hoppe’s studio on the Bowery, New York, 2011

    Lower East Side resident and artist Clayton Patterson has created a series of five Sunday Salons for the BMW Guggenheim Lab. This week, join Patterson and artist Elsa Rensaa as they talk about their archive of the neighborhood.

    As an artist, filmmaker, and photographer, Patterson’s unending political, cultural, and at times illegal documentation of Lower East Side life has captured everything from drag queens and tattoo artists to police brutality. As a gallery owner, Patterson has shown work by Dash Snow and Charles Gatewood among others. With Captured: A Film History of the Lower East Side (2008), Clayton’s documentation of the Lower East Side was memorialized. In the 1980s he became a happenstance cap-maker, and his embroidered jackets and caps soon found their way to Hollywood (Mick Jagger and Matt Dillon were fans).

    Elsa Rensaa, longtime friend and cohort of Patterson’s, has been an integral advocate for the LES Archive that includes tens of thousands of photographs, a couple of thousand hours of video, and different kinds of ephemera related to the Lower East Side and its history.



    Photo: by and courtesy Curt Hoppe

  4. Oct 16 at 6 pm


    Let loose and participate in the fun as the Lab celebrates its closing with an array of dance workshops representing a diversity of genres led by local dance groups.

    6:00-6:30 - Modern Dance/Movement workshop with Jennifer Monson
    6:30-7:00 - free dance
    7:00-7:30 - Tango workshop by VolvoTango with Steve Beltzer
    7:30-8:00 - free dance
    8:15-8:45 - Tap workshop with Dr. Harold Cromer, Shelby Kaufman, and Sarah Reich
    8:45-9:15 - Hip Hop, Pop, and B-boy workshop with Mari Koda and Jorge "Fabel" Pabon of the original Rock Steady Crew, and ATS

    9:15-10:00 - free dance

    Pictures from the event:

    Hip Hop Workshop with the Rock Steady Crew

    Tango Workshop by Volvo Tango with Steve Betlzer

    Tap Workshop with Dr. Harold Cromer, Shelby Kaufman, and Sarah Reich 

    Photo by Roger Kisby, © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

  5. Oct 16 at 7:30 pm

    Closing Celebration

    Join us for an evening of celebration as the Lab ends its ten-week run in New York.

    Pictures from the Closing Celebration

    Photo by David Heald, © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

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