A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place in New York this weekend: a screening of Larry Clark’s latest flick at Lincoln Center; a NYPAC-hosted performance by Cecilia Corrigan at the Duplex; Henry Chalfant’s Flyin’ Cut Sleeves at the Bronx Documentary Center; Triennial artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s talk about noise pollution and politics at the New Museum; and an homage to the trailblazing performance space Franklin Furnace at Participant Inc.
Thursday Feb. 26, 8:45 p.m.
Screening: The Smell of Us
Larry Clark, the perpetual dirty-old-man, once again sets his gaze on teens and their sexual experimentations, this time crafting a story around a group of Paris skateboarders. A sense of place is always important to Clark, whose 1995 directorial debut Kids, shot in New York, introduced the world to budding stars Rosario Dawson, Chloë Sevigny and Leo Fitzpatrick. This time around he'll feature teens hanging out on the steps of the Palais de Tokyo rather than Washington Square Park. A Q&A with Clark will follow the screening.
Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theatre, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza
Friday Feb. 27, 7 p.m.
Performance: The Coldest Princess Wave
Presented by the New York Performance Artists Collective, this event will include talk-show style conversations, readings, and stand-up comedy by poet and performer Cecilia Corrigan and a cast of characters including Cammisa Buerhaus, Felix Bernstein and reigning Mr(s) Williamsburg Macy Rodman. Expect an evening filled with blonde ambition, riot grrl antics, and off-color commentary.
Duplex Cabaret and Piano Bar, 61 Christopher Street
Saturday Feb. 28, 7 p.m.
Screening: Flyin’ Cut Sleeves
Henry Chalfant’s 1993 documentary about South Bronx street gang leaders in the ’70s through the ’90s is a slice of city history. Chalfant, whose photo and video work focuses on graffiti, breakdancing and hip-hop—and who was also a producer of the iconic 1983 documentary Style Wars, which spotlighted these subcultures early on—will give a Q&A after the showing.
Bronx Documentary Center, 614 Courtlandt Ave., Bronx
Sunday Mar. 1, 5 p.m.
Artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s talk will draw on Taqiyya, a traditional concept of Islamic jurisprudence, to discuss silence and politics in our culture of surveillance and noise pollution what he calls “today’s All-Hearing and All-Speaking society.” The talk is part of the New Museum’s 2015 Triennial, “Surround Audience,” and will complement other events on Sunday, including a 1 p.m. panel discussion titled “On Being Surrounded” as well as a 3 p.m. screening and talk by the collaborative Exterrority called “Exploring the Blind Spots of Secrecy Censorship, and National Security.”
The New Museum, 235 Bowery
Sunday Mar. 1, 7 p.m.
Performance: S.N.A.P. (Sunday night at the performances)
This weekend Lia Gangitano, the proprietor of the gritty L.E.S. nonprofit Participant Inc., will hand over the keys to another downtown legend: Martha Wilson. “Performing Franklin Furnace,” organized by Wilson in conjunction with Independent Curators International, is a four-day tribute to the space she founded in 1976. The mini-festival will conclude with S.N.A.P. (Sunday night at the performances), an evening of performances hosted by the inimitable Clifford Owens, featuring work by Amanda Alfieri, Wilmer Wilson IV, Kris Grey and Rafael Sanchez. Earlier not-to-be-missed events include a turn by Michael Smith as Bay Ikki on Thursday, Feb. 26; a performative lecture by Coco Fusco as Dr. Zira from Planet of the Apes on Friday, Feb. 27; and a screening series of videos by Ericka Beckman, Deborah Edmeades, Julia Heyward and Zackary Drucker on Saturday, Feb. 28.
Participant Inc., 253 East Houston Street