A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place in New York this week: the digital restoration of director Jacques Rivette's OUT 1: Noli me Tangere; a performance by René Kladzyk, part of PAF New York; the launch of the student journal aCCeSsions; a free public performance reinterpreting Schönberg's Erwartung; a discussion about dance with RoseLee Goldberg, Jérôme Bel and Yvonne Rainer; and a live painting by Takesada Matsutani followed by a panel discussion.
Wednesday, November 4, 7:30 p.m.
The much-anticipated 2K digital restoration of Jacques Rivette's eight-episode, 13-hour serial OUT 1: Noli me Tangere (1971) receives its world premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music over the next two weeks (Nov. 4-19). The first two episodes, "From Lili to Thomas" and "From Thomas to Frédérique," screen on Wednesday. The intersecting narrative of the French New Wave director's magnum opus unfolds according to a dream logic, and as the paths of theater actors, a female con artist and a deaf-mute busker crisscross, the film underscores themes of loss and mystery.
BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette, Brooklyn
Friday, November 6, 6 p.m.
Brooklyn-based artist René Kladzyk performs under the moniker Ziemba. Drawing from ideas of gender perpetuated during the Futurist and Decadent movements, Ziemba explores cultural imperialism through body movements, sound and new media. This performance is part of the one-day festival PAF New York, featuring installations, talks, screenings and concerts by artists such as Alexander Campaz, Milton Melvin Croissant III and Nicholas O'Brien.
Creative Time, 59 East 4th Street
Friday, November 6, 7 p.m.
To celebrate the inaugural issue, "The Art World is Normal," of the Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies students' online journal aCCeSsions, the SculptureCenter is hosting an evening of performances. Artist and poet Deanna Havas will present work, as well as New Mexico artist Puppies Puppies. There will also be a digital tour of the journal's new website.
SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves Street, Long Island City, Queens
Saturday, November 7, 5 p.m.
Berlin-based South African artist Robin Rhode reinterprets Austrian composer Arnold Schönberg's atonal opera Erwartung (Expectation), 1909, for a free public performance in Times Square. Schönberg described the piece as an extended 30-second anxiety attack. Rhode reimagines the opera's themes of pain and loss in a 21st-century context, with a set that connects the struggles of the past with women today who are separated from their families due to migrant labor and political exile.
Times Square, Between 42nd Street and 43rd Street
Sunday, November 8, 3 p.m.
Performa director and art historian RoseLee Goldberg joins choreographers Jérôme Bel and Yvonne Rainer, respectively French and American, to discuss how dance has interpreted artistic movements over the past 50 years. Their conversation will address how the ephemeral art form of dance has navigated and redefined itself in response to Minimalism, Conceptual art, feminism and postmodernism.
Albertine, 972 Fifth Avenue
Monday, November, 9, 5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with his exhibition on view through Dec. 23, Takesada Matsutani presents the action "Stream in New York," applying Sumi ink to a 16½-foot canvas to complete one of works in the show. Matsutani was a key figure in Japan's radical post-war arts movement and a member of the Gutai group. Following his action, the artist will be joined by the exhibition co-organizer Olivier Renaud-Clément and critic and scholar Reiko Tomii for a panel discussion. Reservations are required via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hauser & Wirth, 32 East 69th Street