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Nov 21

Span 2015

SPAN is PS122’s annual discussion series based around theory and practice, the role of criticism and collaborative relationship forming within the ecosystem of the New York City performance industry. The two events of SPAN 2015 will be an Open Space and a Conversation/Mixer.

Span 2015 is curated by Lucy Jackson.

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Jan 12 at 4pm: Open Space

 

Open Space is a collaborative conference that offers the power to the participants. That means that any question you have burning in your heart or digging away in the corner of your mind or can be opened up for debate, discussion and dissection by the hive-mind that is an open space conference.
 
Open Space is a process for supporting people to self-organize and collaborate around any question with opportunities for group discussions on topics proposed and curated by the attendees themselves. Participants are free to move between discussions, debating or spectating as they choose. Open Space as a constructive and inclusive platform was pioneered in the UK by the theater company Improbable. RSVP HERE.

Jan 17 at 3pm: Conversation/Mixer

 

Conversation/Mixer is a two-part event, opening with 20 Questions for a Good Conversation, a curated question and answer session conducted between a small panel and an audience. 20 Questions was created by the founders of Forest Fringe. Provocations to panelists and audiences range from the concrete to the abstract. The evening culminates with a good old-fashioned mixer with music and wine, fueled by new ideas, new friends and renewed energy. RSVP HERE.

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Nov 19

ICRAVE

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Join PS122 and ICRAVE on Wednesday, December 10th for a long table conversation.
Museum Cities / Generative Cities
How do we design for the future of the arts in NYC?

Wed. Dec. 10th at 7pm
at ICRAVE, 1140 Broadway (first floor) in Manhattan

FREE event; RSVP Here

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Everyone at PS122 was saddened to hear of the passing of Helen Weiss, a regular attendee and participant in PS122’s shows in the East Village. Her daughter Holly sent us this note:

“It is with a sad heart that I advise you of the passing on 11/4/14 of my mom, Helen Weiss, whom you all knew to be the vibrant and spunky 91-year-old, 5-foot tall gray-haired lady with the walker who high-kicked and gyrated her way to fame at many Avant-Garde-a-Rama “40 Second Street” performances and also attended other P.S. 122 performances.”

To remember Helen, we all re-watched this video of her energetic performance in a recent Avant-Garde-Arama:

Nov 18

Friends 2

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A Pause in the City That Never Sleeps
Sebastian Errazuriz (NYC/Chile)

A continuous yawn is projected repeatedly in Times Square. Advertising screens fill with an omnipresent head looking down from the skies, yawning amongst the commercial vibrancy. A contagion of yawns begins, defiantly resisting the epicenter of New York’s constant sensory overload. After some time, the masses disperse, unconsciously continuing to carry with them the infectious message. At midnight each night, join us in spreading an epidemic of yawns throughout the city, finishing each day of the Festival with a moment of communal respite.

On the very last night of COIL, Saturday January 17th at 11:45pm, meet us in Duffy Square (Broadway and 46th) for a gathering with the artist. Stay Awake!
 

“Sebastian Errazuriz is half merry prankster, half brooding death-poet. But he’s all artist and all designer.” — Interview Magazine

 

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Chilean born, New York based artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz was raised in London; took art classes in Washington DC, film courses in Edinburgh, and obtained a design degree in Santiago. He later received his Master’s in Fine Arts from New York University. He currently lives and works in New York with parallel workshops in Santiago.
 
In 2006, at the age of 28, he became the second living South American artist to have work auctioned at Sotheby’s Important Twentieth Century Design. In 2007 Errazuriz was selected one of the top emerging international designers by I.D. Magazine. In 2010 he received the title of Chilean Designer of the Year. In 2011 he was selected for the Compasso d’ Oro and at the end of that year his work was the talk of Design Miami Basel.
 
At age 37 in 2014 Sebastian’s work was subject of a retrospective exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art. His has also been exhibited alongside the most celebrated architects, designers and artists at The Helsinki Museum of Contemporary ArtCopper Hewitt, The Cooper Hewitt National Museum of Design in New York, The Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam, The Vitra Museum in Weil AM Rheim in Germany, The Museum of Art and Design in New York, The Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington, The Mint Museum in Charlotte, The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, and the National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago.
 
Sebastian’s work has been featured in multiple magazine covers and received critical acclaim from The New York Times, The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. In addition, his work has been featured in mainstream TV in BBC, CNN, ABC, and NY1. Many of Sebastian’s projects have gone viral, generating tens of millions of search results and captivating the interest of the international community.
 
Multiple books and catalogues feature his projects and his first monograph The Journey of Sebastian Errazuriz was published and distributed internationally by Gestalten in 2012.

 

 

Midnight Moment is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on electronic billboards and newspaper kiosks throughout Times Square every night. The program premiered in May 2012 and is organized and supported by the Times Square Advertising Coalition in partnership with Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance, with additional partners of participating sign holders and artists.
 
Each night, Times Square becomes a digital art gallery through dazzling visuals on select billboards and newsstands. Every show begins at 11:57 p.m. with a “countdown” that signals the start of the three minute nightly presentation. Past artists featured in the program include Daniel Canogar, Alfredo Jaar; Isaac Julien; Robert Wilson; Tracey Emin; Seoungho Cho; Vicki DaSilva, Surabhi Saraf, and Elly Cho; Erika Janunger; Takeshi Murata; Bel Borba with Burt Sun and André Costantini; Zach Nader; Brian Gonzalez (aka Taxiplasm); Björk; JR; Ryan McGinley; Jack Goldstein; Nature Theater of Oklahoma; Ezra Wube; Laleh Khorramian; Brian Dailey; Leslie Thornton; and Yoko Ono. For more information on past projects, please visit TimesSquareNYC.org/MidnightMoment.
 
Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) is a trade association comprised of major advertisers, retailers, real estate firms, media companies and other businesses involved in the outdoor sign industry in Times Square, along with organizations representing Broadway and the community. Members of TSAC include: ABC Regional Sports & Entertainment Sales, Clear Channel Spectacolor, Daktronics, D3 LED, Digital Domination, Hines Management, Jamestown One Times Square, Lamar Advertising Company, Landmark Sign & Electric, Metro Media Technologies, Newmark Knight Frank, North Shore Neon, P.R.omotion!, Sherwood Outdoor, SL Green, Times Square Alliance, The WOW Factor and Thomson Reuters. www.timessquareadcoalition.org. Follow TSAC on twitter at @TSACNYC.
 
Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance, collaborates with contemporary artists and cultural institutions to experiment and engage with one of the world’s most iconic urban places. Through the Square’s electronic billboards, public plazas, vacant areas and popular venues, and the Alliance’s own online landscape, Times Square Arts invites leading contemporary creators to help the public see Times Square in new ways. Times Square has always been a place of risk, innovation and creativity, and the Arts Program ensures these qualities remain central to the district’s unique identity. Generous support of Times Square Arts is provided by ArtPlace America and ArtWorks. Visit TimesSquareNYC.org/Arts for more information. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @TSqArts.

 

 

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A Pause in the City that Never Sleeps is the January Midnight Moment, presented by Times Square Advertising Coalition and curated by Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance.

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