Trajal Harrell “20 Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church” (S)

First: Andy just wrote this but I’m going to post it again and pretend I said all of these things myself:  It is one thing to review shows, it is quite another to follow the work of an artist over time…worthwhile artists deserve multiple visits, in fact they require multiple visits. It is important when … Continue reading

Five Questions for Travis Chamberlain

Name:Travis Chamberlain Title: Public Programs Coordinator at the New Museum, member of The Fabulous Entourage, burgeoning video artist and dancemaker URL: http// and 1. Where did you grow up and how did you end up where you are now? I grew up in Fairmont, NC, about 10 minutes away from the tourist trap known … Continue reading

New Museum Summer Exhibitions

Looks like there is some really interesting work at New Museum: Intersections Intersected: The Photography of David Goldblatt 7/15/09 – 10/11/09 For South African photographer David Goldblatt’s first major New York exhibition in over a decade, the New Museum brings together 114 images taken over the past fifty years. The exhibition features a selection of photographs … Continue reading

Lewis Forever at the New Museum

LEWIS FOREVER is in residence at the New Museum for the month of June, presenting new work in progress every Thursday night at 7pm. Check out this video: The Lewises kick off the first week of their residency this Thursday by inviting you into their family, serving you dinner, reenacting highlights from their previous hits, … Continue reading

Voice and Light Systems

the last movement of Nick Hallett’s VOICE & LIGHT SYSTEMS quartet happens this thursday, AUROVILLE, a sound-vision-meditation ritual for performers, musicians, and projections that celebrates the memory of a pilgrimage and a dream for the future (cue video) featuring ANA MATRONIC as the female celebrant, assisted by AURORA BOREALIS, EEG sonification of the ASPECTS by … Continue reading

Nick Hallett Does Meredith Monk

JUST GOT THIS EMAIL FROM OUR PAL NICK: “hey hey… i’ve been in the new museum theater space since monday with my collaborators preparing for tomorrow night’s performance of music by Meredith Monk. Travis Chamberlain (whose whole idea this residency was in the first place) shot this video of me rehearsing and edited it into … Continue reading

Meet Cute

Meet Cute: Grotesque Ingénue an evening with Ivy Baldwin and Ursula Eagly, curated by Sarah Maxfield Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 7PM New Museum Theater: 235 Bowery (at Prince) $15 ($10 New Museum Members); click here for tickets Choreographers Ivy Baldwin and Ursula Eagly each create worlds where the adorable and the monstrous coexist, often … Continue reading

Five Questions for: Perry Garvin

Name: Perry Garvin Title/Occupation: Digital Projects Manager Organization/Company: New Museum URL: 1. Where did you grow up and how did you end up where you are now? I grew up in San Francisco, California and made it to New York City so that I could get my MA in Art History from Columbia and … Continue reading

Post-Paradise, Sorry Again

The culmination of My Barbarian’s Post-Living Ante-Action Theater (PoLAAT) workshops, a residency project in which the collective worked with local artists, musicians, and actors to develop this original work. The performance addresses the staging of liberation and is adapted from the Living Theater’s Paradise Now (1968) the antitheater’s Pre-Paradise, Sorry Now (1969), and the Group … Continue reading


My Barbarian is a Los Angeles-based performance collective founded in 2000 by Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon and Alexandro Segade.  The trio creates and performs in site-specific plays, musical concerts, theatrical situations, and video installations that explore contemporary political challenges by playing out allegorical narratives drawn from history and mythology. One week of rehearsal in the … Continue reading

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