A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in New York: Bunny Rogers and Kevin Bewersdorf launching a book and presenting a reading at Issue Project Room; a festival of performances catalyzed by installation art pieces, at the Knockdown Center; and a tour in Portuguese of an exhibition of Latin American art at the Guggenheim.
Wednesday, July 2, 8 p.m.
Rhizome Presents: Internet as Poetry
Artist/writers Bunny Rogers and Kevin Bewersdorf will celebrate a new book and present new poems at Issue Project Room. Rogers posts her writing on desire, addiction, sex and being a woman via Tumblr; those entries are now compiled in her new book Cunny Poem Vol. 1 (Small Batch Books), which features artwork by Brigid Mason. Bewersdorf, who now goes by Kev, will read his poetry, inspired in part by his Taoist practice.
Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Pl., Brooklyn
Saturday, July 5, 2 p.m.
Anxious Spaces: Performance Festival
Art installations serve as the setting for performances in this daylong festival, curated by the Clocktower's Joe Ahearn and Alanna Heiss. It coincides with the Clocktower exhibition "Anxious Spaces: Installation as Catalyst," featuring artists such as Raul de Nieves, Ben Wolf and the duo Hisham Bharoocha and Ranjit Bhatnagar. Among the performers: Bubbles, Brian Chase of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Cloud Becomes Your Hand.
Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave., Queens
Saturday, July 5, 12 p.m.
Exhibition Tour em Português
Você fala Português? If you do (speak Portuguese), you'll feel right at home at this tour of "Under the Same Sun: Art From Latin America Today," which showcases the Guggenheim's recent purchases from that part of the world. The show features works by 40 artists and collaboratives from 15 countries.
Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave.