A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place in New York this weekend: a reading of a new dictionary by Women Inc.; a poetry reading in conjunction with a Robert Barry exhibition; a discussion on post-Internet art process with Harm van den Dorpel; an encounter between Yuri Masnyj's installation and Lauren Bakst's performance at Pioneer Works; and an evening with writer Renata Adler.
Wednesday Apr. 1, 7 p.m.
Women Inc., a new working group of feminist artists, thinkers and writers, presents a collaboratively written handbook of neologisms for our times, which are marked by technological advances but still plagued by inequalities of race, gender and sexuality. As playful as it is inclusive, their new dictionary includes words like "'negging out,' verb. To freak out about something dramatic unfolding on social media, but only reacting to it on private channels such as GChat." Organized by critic and curator Karen Archey, the reading of the new lexicon will be performed by Dana Kopel, Eva Munz, Kimberly Drew, Rachel Wetzler and Seung Min Lee.
Artists Space Books and Talks, 55 Walker Street
Thursday Apr. 2, 6:30 p.m.
Reading: Carrier Waves
In conjunction with the closing night of Robert Barry's solo exhibition "All the things I know . . . 1962 to the present," the Hunter College Art Galleries presents an evening of poetry readings curated by Jocelyn Spaar. Corina Copp, Cecilia Corrigan, Sophia Le Fraga and Lanny Jordan Jackson, whose works all explore the effect and affect of new technology, will be reading.
Hunter College Art Galleries, 205 Hudson Street
Friday Apr. 3, 6:30 p.m.
American Medium Gallery presents "Stopped Caring and Caring More than Ever," a discussion on process with Berlin conceptual artist Harm van den Dorpel, whose work interrogates cybernetic organizations of art and algorithmic structures. He will be in conversation with A.i.A. editor Brian Droitcour, writer Mike Pepi and technologist Morgan Sutherland. This is also the closing night of van den Dorpel's exhibition "Just-in-Time," which includes new sculpture, paintings, UV prints, objects made from printed heat-shrink foil and packaging materials, as well as a website.
American Medium Gallery, 424 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn
Saturday Apr. 4, 4 p.m.
A hybrid of documentary and fiction, The Summer of Goliath (2012) directed by Nicolás Pereda, brings together stories of people living in the rural Mexican town of Huilotepec. They include a woman whose husband has left her and her son—a soldier who spends his days wishing for a machine gun and hooking up with local girls; and three brothers raised by a single mother. This portrait of a town is filled with sublime images of nature.
Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street
Sunday Apr. 5, 3 and 4 p.m.
Performance: "Living Room Index and Pool"
Sculptor Yuri Masnyj's installation (through Apr. 19), featuring pipes, mats and tubes, provides the landscape for artist and choreographer Lauren Bakst's performance with fellow dancer Emma Geisdorf. The exhibition, which is always in flux, includes weekly performances by the dance duo. An RSVP is required for this Sunday's 4 p.m. performance.
Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn
Tuesday Apr. 7, 7 p.m.
A writer who pioneered the Smart Woman Adrift literary genre, Renata Adler will discuss her new book After the Tall Timber: Collected Nonfiction, as well as her career at the New Yorker and the New York Times, where she wrote fiction, film criticism and reported on events like the 1965 Civil Rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, the Arab-Israeli Six-Day War and the Vietnam War.