Ten years after Dia:Beacon opened its doors, Dia Art Foundation will inaugurate an anniversary celebration encompassing a yearlong schedule of exhibitions, programs, and events, beginning with Community Free Day on May 18, 2013. Throughout the day, visitors will be offered free admission to Dia:Beacon’s 22 galleries dedicated to landmark works that artists including Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Richard Serra, and Andy Warhol produced with Dia’s support. A new collection room dedicated to the works of Alighiero e Boetti will open that day. Other free events will include a public reading of On Kawara’s One Million Years and a multimedia program for children and families.
Dia:Beacon’s 10th Anniversary public programming is made possible with major support from New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Dia’s Community Free Days also receive generous support from AT&T and the Dyson Foundation.
All day (11am-6pm)
On Kawara, One Million Years performance
To celebrate the 10th anniversary, the Community Free Day on May 18 will include a public reading of On Kawara's One Million Years
. This presentation will be the first live reading of One Million Years
at Dia:Beacon. Conceived in 1969, the work was first presented as a performance piece in 1993 at Dia Center for the Arts, with participants reading aloud dates going into the past and the future. (6 hrs)
Mark-Making with Sound II
Artists Melissa McGill and Hisham Bharoocha with guest musician Robert A.A. Lowe will lead children and families on this second iteration of the Mark-Making with Sound program, in two parts, and will introduce them to the sound-art work by Max Neuhaus, Time Piece Beacon
as well as its accompanying drawing. (approximately 2 hrs)
Limited space for both parts; reservations recommended.
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Shifts in Materiality: Progressive Art Practices of the Late 1960s
Many artists in the Dia:Beacon collection expanded the boundaries of what is considered art through content, scale, installation, and materials. Dia Guide and activist Kristian Nammack frames selected works in Dia’s collection and the artists’ practices through parallels in the history of civil rights in America. (1 hr)
Inquiry-based Tour and Conversation
Dia Guide Mark Rosen will lead visitors on an overview tour of the collection, followed up by a conversation in the West Garden. (1 hr)
Limited space; reservations recommended.
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Alighiero e Boetti: Perspectives from the Curator
Join Dia curator Yasmil Raymond on a walkthrough of the Alighiero e Boetti exhibition. (1 hr)
Sameness and Variation within the Dia Collection
With many abstract works of art, form is the content. In this vein, visual artist and Dia Guide Charlotte Schulz will lead an exploration of aspects of both sameness and variation within particular works in the collection, and investigate how these formal issues are tied to the content of the artwork. (1 hr)
Sponsored by the Newburgh Brewing Company. (1 hr)