A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place this week in New York: artist lectures at the Whitney and Dia:Chelsea (with protest included), an evening with publishers Primary Information at the Kitchen, and a trunk show at the Studio Museum in Harlem.
Tuesday, May 13, 7 p.m.
An Evening with Primary Information
The innovative New York-based publisher celebrates several recent publications, including a facsimile copy of Emmett Williams's 1967 An Anthology of Concrete Poetry and Aram Saroyan's Complete Minimal Poems. Works presented will include author bpNichol's First Screening (1984), Andrew Lampert's ANTHONY BUKOWSKI, recent videos by artist Sara Magenheimer, and poet Aram Saroyan's Radio Stations (1967).
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th St.
Wednesday, May 14, 6:30 p.m.
Seminars with Artists: Susan Howe
Artist Susan Howe, whose understated found-text poetry can be found on the second floor of the Whitney in the current Biennial, presents a lecture and seminar that engages her interest in the "telepathy of archives." The event is co-organized by the Center for Experimental Lectures. An hourlong public program is followed by a seminar for registered participants.
Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Ave.
Thursday, May 16-Saturday, May 18, 12-6 p.m.
Trunk Show Featuring Nana Wax
Designed with the help of local artisans in the Republic of Benin, Nana Wax's striking accessories, dresses and tees draw on African prints. The label was founded in 2012 by designer Maureen Ayite. The store at the Studio Museum in Harlem offers goods such as handbags, belts and swimwear.
Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 W. 125th St.
Monday, May 19, 6:30 p.m.
Artists on Artists Lecture: Leslie Hewitt on Carl Andre
UPDATE: Due to an illness, Hewitt has had to re-schedule her lecture until June 30.
On the occasion of Carl Andre's long-awaited Dia:Beacon retrospective, Leslie Hewitt will discuss the seminal minimalist artist's work. Also, the No Wave Performance Task Force is planning a demonstration called "We wish Ana Mendieta was still alive," referring to the artist's wife, who fell from a window of their apartment to her death in 1985. (Andre was acquitted of murder charges after a three-year trial.)
Dia:Chelsea, 535 W. 22nd St.