A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place in New York this week: a performance by Paul Chan and Claudia La Rocco at Danspace Projects; a screening of Andrew Noren’s Charmed Particles at Light Industry; a panel discussion with Elad Lassry, Erin Shirreff and Kathrin Sonntag at the Guggenheim; a K8 Hardy screening at MoMA; and a debate between Kimberly Drew and Christine Sun Kim at BHQFU.
Tuesday, February 23, 5:30 p.m.
Japanese performance artist Eiko is the subject of Danspace Project’s Platform, a month-long program that expands on her recent work A Body in Places (2016). She posed three topics to artist Paul Chan and writer Claudia La Rocco for this collaborative performance: the relationship of a body to a place, the artist’s position as wanderer and bearing witness to change. Following the installation of Eiko’s project at St. Marks Church in the first part of the evening, La Rocco presents a text that unfolds over four hours while Chan’s site-specific sculptures are to be unveiled and then promptly removed after this one-night only event. RSVP required.
Danspace Project, 131 East 10th Street
Tuesday, February 23, 7:30 p.m.
One year after the death of avant-garde filmmaker Andrew Noren, Light Industry has salvaged his Charmed Particles (1978), the fourth entry of his five-part, multiyear series “The Adventures of the Exquisite Corps,” from obscurity. Noren, a self-proclaimed “light thief” who influenced contemporaries including Andy Warhol and Stan Brakhage, shot his silent black-and-white conceptualist film outside his apartment every day over seven years. The result is a highly intimate study in abstraction that explores texture through the combination of high-contrast photography, detail shots and pixelation. Tickets are $8, available at the door.
Light Industry, 155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn
Wednesday, February 24, 6:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibition “Photo-Poetics: An Anthology” (through Mar. 27), photographers Elad Lassry, Erin Shireff and Kathrin Sonntag discuss their work included in the group show. These artists’ studio-based practices often employ still-life photography as a mode of displaced self-portraiture. Moderated by Guggenheim curators Jennifer Blessing and Susan Thompson, the discussion will touch on issues of identity, reproduction and the circulation of images online. A reception and exhibition viewing will follow. Tickets are $15.
Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue
Thursday, February 25, 7:15 p.m.
“There’s always a way of getting anti-dressed,” artist K8 Hardy has said, and her own ways are presented in her new feature Outfitumentary (2016). It is being shown at MoMA in conjunction with Doc Fortnight, a program of nonfiction films. Using a Mini-DV camera in a vlogger style, Hardy documents 10 years of her evolving gender identities and personae through her daily outfits, which charge the quotidian ritual of dress with queer significance. The artist will be present to discuss her work after the screening. Tickets are $12.
Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street
Sunday, February 28, 3 p.m.
As part of the programming at their Brooklyn space, which opened in January, the Bruce High Quality Foundation University presents “Ten Arguments,” a series of lecture-style classes with a rotating cast of guest speakers. This week, social media producer Kimberly Drew and artist Christine Sun Kim debate the relationship between feedback and noise. Each “lesson,” which is free and open to the public, encourages active audience participation and is followed by a casual social hour for further discussion among students, faculty and visiting artists.
Bruce High Quality Foundation University, 33 34th Street, 6th Floor, Brooklyn