A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place in New York this week: a dance piece choreographed by Sigrid Lauren; a performance by artist Xavier Cha; a hybrid of theater and visual artwork by Erika Vogt; a discussion about Awol Erizku's exhibition of reclining nudes, featuring Ethiopian sex workers; and Creative Time's annual summit themed around education.
Tuesday, November 10, 8 p.m.
In her latest piece, dancer and choreographer Sigrid Lauren explores recycled energies, multi-dimensional potentials, and the deaths of her father and her childhood dog. Lauren, known for her work as dancer with FlucT and Ryan McNamara, assumes the role of director in this 15-person performance.
Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street
Wednesday, November 11, 1 p.m.
In Feedback, New York-based artist Xavier Cha interrogates tools for navigating space and relationality, drawing from the way animals use echolocation in the natural world. Her performance will last approximately 15 minutes and she will repeat it hourly, starting at 1 p.m., with the last performance occurring at 5 p.m. Cha's piece runs through Nov. 15.
47 Canal, 291 Grand Street
Thursday, November 12, 9 p.m.
Los Angeles-based artist Erika Vogt's performance operates in a space somewhere between traditional theater and visual art installation, combining performers' bodies and actions with expressive and strange props and sets to create an atmospheric moving image artwork. For the latest iteration of Artist Theater Program, Vogt brings together artists Math Bass, Shannon Ebner, Lauren Fisher, Dylan Mira, Silke Otto-Knapp, Adam Putnam and Nora Slade. This event is part of the Performa biennial (through Nov. 22), with an additional performance on Friday, Nov. 13.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn
Friday, November 13, 6 p.m.
In conjunction with Ethiopian-born photographer Awol Erizku's exhibition "New Flower: Images of Reclining Venus," on view through Dec. 12, the artist will discuss his work with journalist Alicia Quarles and FLAG Founder Glenn Fuhrman. To create the series, Erizku returned to Ethiopia to photograph nude sex workers in the capital Addis Ababa, at once referencing 19th-century paintings of odalisques but reimagining their compositions with black bodies. Reservations are required via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The FLAG Art Foundation, 545 West 25th Street, 9th Floor
Saturday, November 14, 10 a.m.
The arts nonprofit Creative Time's annual summit devoted to art and social change will take up the topic of education this year, addressing specific issues relating to New York City policies and curriculum requirements as well as broader concerns regarding the pedagogical potential of art practices and alternative ways of disseminating knowledge. The two-day event (Nov. 14-15) will feature dozens of presentations, roundtables and workshops, as well as keynote speeches by journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and musician-activist Boots Riley.
Boys & Girls High School, 1700 Fulton Street, Brooklyn