Exciting events around New York November 2021

EXCITING EVENTS AROUND NEW YORK: NOVEMBER 2021

By Great Performances

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AI WEIWEI

November 10

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TALKS | LITERARY
 

IN CONVERSATION WITH DEBBIE MILLMAN
CO-PRESENTED BY BAM, GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE, AND PEN AMERICA

 
Part of Fall 2021
“ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ARTISTS WORKING IN THE WORLD TODAY”
—FINANCIAL TIMES
 

Join world-renowned artist and human rights activist Ai Weiwei on the release date of his highly anticipated memoir, 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows. While being held by Chinese authorities in 2011, Ai Weiwei decided to write a memoir about his extraordinary life and the legacy of his father Ai Qing, the nation’s most celebrated poet who was banished from society. At once ambitious and intimate, 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows serves as a timely reminder of the urgent need to protect freedom of expression.

Please note: This event was originally scheduled for Tue, Nov 2 at 7:30pm

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REDECODE X CONTAINERS

September 15 – December 15, 2021

Location: Sharp Lower Lobby in the BAM Fisher

 

Joiri Minaya
Redecode x Containers
Inkjet on vinyl
2021

Redecode x Containers by Joiri Minaya, a New York-based Black Latinx artist, presents portraits from her Containers series (2015–2020) and landscape images from her Redecode wallpaper series. Containers is an ongoing project highlighting female subjects in seemingly natural environments wearing bodysuits Minaya makes using fabric with tropical designs. By abstracting tropical images via pixelation in Redecode, Minaya introduces an unexpected and layered take on cultural tropes historically projected onto Caribbean culture, women, and the region’s natural and commercialized elements. Combining these two series in one pictorial plane, Minaya provides space for the viewer to question imposed histories and ideas, encouraging new and culturally inclusive narratives.

Redecode x Containers is curated by BAM’s Curator-At-Large, Larry Ossei-Mensah.

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LAST NIGHT IN SOHO

September 15 – December 15, 2021

Location:

 
Part of Film
 
Directed by Edgar Wright | 2021
With Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie, Diana Rigg, Matt Smith
 
In this psychological thriller from director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the DeadHot Fuzz), Eloise, an aspiring fashion designer, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer, Sandie. But the glamour is not all it appears to be, and dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something far darker. Screening on 35mm.
 

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Composit Scan: Katerina Jebb; Courtesy Brooklyn Museum

CHRISTIAN DIOR: DESIGNER OF DREAMS

September 10, 2021 – February 20, 2022

Location: Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Tickets: $25

The New York premiere of the exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams traces the groundbreaking history and legacy of the House of Dior. The exhibition brings to life Dior’s many sources of inspiration—from the splendor of flowers and other natural forms to classical and contemporary art.

With objects drawn primarily from the Dior archives, the exhibition includes a vast array of over two hundred haute couture garments as well as photographs, archival videos, sketches, vintage perfume elements, accessories, and works from the Museum’s collection. The haute couture on view exemplifies many of the French couturier’s fabled silhouettes, including the “New Look,” which debuted in 1947.

Presented are galleries devoted to Dior and the artistic directors who succeeded him—Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and Maria Grazia Chiuri. A toile room, a tribute to the Ateliers, and adjacent galleries of couture garments showcase the excellence of Dior’s petites mains. The central atrium of our Beaux-Arts Court has been redesigned as an enchanted garden, and a concluding gallery celebrates dresses worn by stars from Grace Kelly to Jennifer Lawrence.

The Brooklyn Museum presentation of Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams is curated by Florence Müller, Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art and Fashion, Denver Art Museum, in collaboration with Matthew Yokobosky, Senior Curator of Fashion and Material Culture, Brooklyn Museum.

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Photo: ©Caramoor

CALLISTO QUARTET

2021–22 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence

Sunday, November 7 at 3:00 pm

Location: Music Room

Ticket Information: Start at $30

Praised for their “intensity and bravado” (Third Coast Review), the Callisto Quartet’s Ernst Stiefel residency continues this year with two appearances that spotlight emerging composers and the classic works that influenced them. In this performance, you’ll hear a world premiere by Nathaniel Heyder, who was inspired by Brahms’ Third String Quartet, which was itself modeled after the Mozart Quartet also on the program. Above all else, the three works share an unmistakable joy of life and nature.   

Artists

Callisto Quartet
Paul Aguilar, violin
Rachel Aguilar, violin
Eva Kennedy, viola
Hannah Moses, cello

Program

Mozart: String Quartet in B-flat Major, K. 458, “Hunt”  
Nathaniel HeyderVistas (World Premiere)  
Brahms: String Quartet No. 3 in B-flat Major, Op. 67  

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Photo: ©Caramoor

STEPHEN HOUGH, PIANO

Sunday, November 13, 3:00 pm

Location: Caramoor Grounds

Ticket Information: Starts at $30

World-renowned pianist and composer Stephen Hough brings his exceptional artistry to Caramoor for a program that includes the music of Schumann, Chopin, 20th-century British composer Alan Rawsthorne, and Hough himself. Widely regarded as one of the most important and distinctive pianists of his generation, Hough has earned a multitude of prestigious awards and a long-standing international following.    

Join us after the concert for a conversation with the artist.

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Photo: ©Dizzy’s Club

THANKSGIVING WITH WYCLIFFE GORDON

Thursday, November 25, Doors Open 5:30

Location: Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Ticket Information: $178 (Includes cover, food, and gratuity per person. Alcohol not included.)

Universally beloved trombone master Wycliffe Gordon—a former star of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet—continues a Jazz at Lincoln Center holiday tradition. He kicks off the holiday season with this special performance on Thanksgiving, which includes a festive three-course prix fixe feast. With a career spanning decades, Wycliffe Gordon is the definition of a good time; as Wynton Marsalis says, “Just his presence is a creative experience.”
 
PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Wycliffe Gordon, trombone/vocals
Adrian Cunningham, reeds
Ehud Asherie, piano
Yasushi Nakamura, bass
Alvin Atkinson, drums

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TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992

October 12 – November 14

Location: Irene Diamond Stage

One verdict can change the course of history. The news of the police officers’ acquittal in Rodney King’s police brutality case reverberated throughout the streets of Los Angeles. Variously called a “riot, a revolution, or a social explosion,” the events that followed the verdict drew worldwide attention. Playwright, actor and scholar Anna Deavere Smith responded artistically by dissecting the anatomy of the unrest. She interviewed over 350 Los Angelinos in preparation for the performance. Declared a “rich, panoramic canvas of a national trauma” by The New York Times, Smith’s transformative study of the 1992 L.A. riots reveals the fault lines that set the city ablaze. Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is equal parts meticulously researched reportage and stirring cry for reform. 

Signature is excited to work with Anna Deavere Smith and director Taibi Magar to reimagine this play for new performers and collaborators.

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Photo courtesy Wave Hill

ECO-URGENCY: NOW OR NEVER

Now through December 5

Location: Glyndor Gallery

Co-organized by Wave Hill and Lehman College Art Gallery, Eco-Urgency: Now or Never is a two-part exhibition showing the varied responses to our current ecological crisis by artists working across wide-ranging practices. Now, the first part of the exhibition, on view at Wave Hill, brings together artists looking at the urgency of the present moment, raising awareness through a holistic approach to understanding social, political and environmental concerns. Or Never, the second part of the project, to be presented at Lehman College Art Gallery starting December 4, is both speculative and reflective, examining the echoing cycles of history that have shaped and led us to our current moment, alongside possible and causal futures.

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Photo: ©Joshua Bright

EARTH IN PERIL: DAVID BENJAMIN PERRY

Now through December 5, 2021

Location: Wave Hill House

With an unrelenting reverence for the natural world, David Benjamin Sherry photographs epic scenes of the American landscape with a particular focus on the West, highlighting its beauty while hinting at its precarious future. Showcasing a selection of color, monochromatic and black-and-white photographs made over the past 12 years, Earth in Peril highlights Sherry’s technical skills, sensitive eye and queer perspective that set his landscape photography apart from his predecessors and contemporaries.

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Photo: ©Joshua Bright

PRISCILLA ALEMAN

Now through December 5, 2021

Location: Glyndor Gallery

Priscilla Aleman’s installation Origins of Devotion transforms the Sunroom into an overgrown, devotional environment that uses the body as an innate symbol in ceremony to convey the sacred, the afterlife and the deities of our time. Referencing traditional sculptures and ancient symbolism, Aleman examines archaeological materials and ecological transformations in the Americas, including the Caribbean, to create sites for ceremony and ritualized performances. Aleman’s sculptural installation will comprise an oceanic exchange of materials collected from the Global South. These will include belongings from family members, replicas of pre-Columbian artifacts and tropical flora from horticultural facilities.

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