A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place in New York this week: a conversation between photographers Dana Lixenberg and George Pitts; a screening of films by cultural theorist Sylvère Lotringer; an evening of poetry readings by Alejandro Miguel Justino Crawford, Ian Hatcher and Sophia Le Fraga; an afternoon of dance performance and discussion centered around the role of anxiety at MoMA PS1; and a screening of Agnes Varda's Vagabond presented by K8 Hardy.
Tuesday, October 13, 6:30 p.m.
Amsterdam-born photographer Dana Lixenberg discusses her work with photographer and Parsons professor George Pitts. Lixenberg uses a large format camera to document subjects with whom she builds personal relationships over a long period of time. She often photographs marginalized communities and her new publication, Imperial Courts, 1993-2015, features her work documenting the residents of a Los Angeles public housing project over 20 years.
Aperture Foundation, 547 West 27th Street
Thursday, October 15, 7:30 p.m.
French theorist and literary critic Sylvère Lotringer presents two of his films that have never before been shown to the public. Violent Femmes (1998) features a surprise encounter and conversation between actress, icon and BDSM writer Catherine Robbe-Grillet and her American counterpart Mademoiselle Victoire. The Man Who Disappeared (2015) is a docufiction work, chronicling playwright and theater director Antonin Artaud's journey in Ireland as he grapples with newfound sobriety and madness. A talk by Lotringer follows the screening.
Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue
Friday, October 16, 7 p.m.
The second installment in a series of three performative poetry readings, Friday's event features work by Alejandro Miguel Justino Crawford, Ian Hatcher and Sophia Le Fraga, who each embrace digital technologies in their poetry.
Artists Space Books & Talks, 55 Walker Street
Sunday, October 18, 3 p.m.
This iteration of MoMA PS1's Sunday Sessions explores the potential value in negative affects like anxiety and shame. Artists Ieva Misevičiūtė and Rebecca Patek each perform, and after, they will be joined by artist Leigh Ledare and guest curator Mark Beasley to discuss the role of anxiety and social taboo in performance art.
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens
Monday, October 19, 8 p.m.
As part of IFC's monthly Queer/Art/Film series, artist and filmmaker K8 Hardy presents Agnes Varda's 1985 film Vagabond, discussing how the work influenced and inspired her. Vagabond, starring Sandrine Bonnaire, chronicles the final weeks of a young woman in France through a series of flashbacks, highlighting her independent and unanchored life.
IFC Center, 323 Sixth Avenue