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Call for Submissions: 21 Peaceful Genders

21 Peaceful Genders – No Boxes, No Bars, No Apologies

Edited by Doris J. Popovich and Jacqueline H. Boyd

Gender identity is an experience, not an assignment. If you are living this truth and can write about it, we want to hear from you. Together we can dispel myths, give hope to young people, educate […]

Visions Coinciding: An Elizabeth Bishop Centennial Conference

Thursday and Friday, December 1 and 2

Co-organized by the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study and the Poetry Society of America, with the support of the NYU Humanities Initiative.

Free and open to the public

Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts 1 Washington Place

Thursday, 12/1

6-6:45 pm: Seeing Elizabeth Bishop, by […]

Performing (at) the Body’s Edge: Mortal Works

a conversation with Shelley Jackson and Rebecca Schneider

Read a review of this talk!

November 15, Tuesday 7 to 8:30 pm

Shelley Jackson, writer and artist

Rebecca Schneider, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Brown University

The question of the body — the body as question – is a recurring motif in the work of […]

The Reality Shows: a conversation with Karen Finley

THE REALITY SHOWS

a conversation with Karen Finley

April 6, Wednesday 6:30 to 8 pm

READ THE REVIEW! Reclaiming Hysteria in The Reality Shows: A Conversation with Karen Finley and Ann Pellegrini

Karen Finley, Art and Public Policy, NYU

Ann Pellegrini, Performance Studies & Religious Studies, NYU

The Reality Shows collects a decade’s worth […]

Camp Aesthetics & Desi Visual Culture: Brown Bag Lunch Talk

CAMP AESTHETICS AND DESI VISUAL CULTURE

A Brown Bag Lunch Talk with Alpesh Patel

November 22, Monday 12:30 to 1:45 pm

Alpesh Patel, CSGS Visiting Scholar and Independent Art Historian/Cultural Arts Producer

In the Western art world, a curious alliance has formed between those that are sympathetic to identity politics and those that have […]

REVIEW: “Where is Ana Mendieta?”: A Revisitation of the Artist’s Life and Work

“Where is Ana Mendieta?”: A Revisitation of the Artist’s Life and Work New York University, 7 October 2010

A capacity crowd, their bodies packed against each other in the Studio at the Department of Performance Studies, came out on October 7th for a symposium on the work and legacy of the Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta […]

Where is Ana Mendieta? 25 Years Later: An Exhibition and Symposium

WHERE IS ANA MENDIETA? ¿DÓNDE ESTA ANA MENDIETA?

25 Years Later: An Exhibition and Symposium

READ THE REVIEW! “Where is Ana Mendieta?”: A Revisitation of the Artist’s Life and Work

For more information, click here.

Non-NYU affiliates please RSVP to PSLectures@gmail.com

September 8, 2010 marks 25 years since artist Ana Mendieta’s fatal fall, naked, […]

Barbara Hammer – MoMA Retrospective

Barbara Hammer MoMA Retrospective

9/15/10-10/13/10

MoMA CELEBRATES BARBARA HAMMER, WITH A MONTH-LONG RETROSPECTIVE OF THE PROLIFIC ARTIST’S EXTENSIVE BODY OF WORK

Exhibition Includes the World Premiere of Hammer’s Newest Film, Generations, as well as Her Groundbreaking Experimental Short Films and Documentaries

Barbara Hammer from September […]

How Obscene is This! The Decency Clause Turns 20

How Obscene is This! The Decency Clause Turns 20: Panel I

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tishman Auditorium 66 West 12th Street

free

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Congressional decision to require the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to consider “general standards of decency and respect” in […]

Joseph Keckler @ NYU Performance Studies Lecture Forum

TUESDAY, MARCH 2ND

7 to 8:30 PM

NYU’s Department of Performance Studies presents the first event in this year’s Performance Studies Lecture Forum: JOSEPH KECKLER.

He will discuss and perform his work.

Joseph Keckler is a performance artist, writer, and singer. His work explores the gap between theater and life, establishing unexpected connections between […]

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