A.i.A. suggests a few of the myriad events taking place in New York this week: an artists' summit about self-portraiture; a performance series about the techno-emotional near-future; a screening of Thomas Vinterberg's The Celebration and a disability-themed film festival.
Wednesday Mar. 11, 6:30 p.m.
Anh Duong, Barkley L. Hendricks and Michele Zalopany have all been working in self-portraiture long before the age of Instagram, the selfie stick and the #artselfie. In this discussion moderated by author and critic Deborah Solomon, the three artists discuss how technology has changed the genre and artists' ambition to record their presence. Admission is free but it's suggested to RSVP.
National Academy Museum & School, 1083 Fifth Avenue
Thursday Mar. 12, 8 p.m.
Thinking about the space where New Age meets high-tech, dancer and choreographer Monica Mirabile has curated a series of performances each Thursday this month concerned with the rupture and rapture of a techno-emotional near-future. Following performances by artists Alaina Stamatis, Sigrid Lauren and Colin Self, there will be a discussion with the artists, moderated by FlucT.
Stream Gallery, 1196 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn
Friday Mar. 13, 7 p.m.
Screening: The Celebration (Festen)
One of the tenants of Dogme 95, the purist filmmaking manifesto written by Lars Von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg, dictates "special lighting is not acceptable." Vinterberg, however, confessed that during the shooting of the movement's inaugural film The Celebration, he covered a window blocking the natural light during one scene. Dogma and broken rules aside, the 1998 film, which took the Jury Prize at Cannes that year, is screening Friday as part of the Museum of Arts and Design's Dogme retrospective.
Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), 2 Columbus Circle
Sunday Mar. 15, 5 p.m.
Screening: The Special Need
As part of "Reelabilities: The New York Disabilities Film Festival," this Italian documentary chronicles a road trip across Europe with three friends, one of whom has autism and wants to lose his virginity. The festival is going on at several locations across the city from Mar. 12 to Mar. 18 and includes both narrative and non-fiction films.
Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, Queens