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Saturday Studio at Dia Beacon


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13/04/2024 10:30 13/04/2024 12:00 America/New_York Saturday Studio at Dia Beacon Event detailsSaturday, April 13, 202410:30 am–12 pm Dia Beacon Learning Lab3 Beekman StreetBeacon, New York Free. Spaces are limited; register for the event here. Join a practicing artist for a workshop of art-making, material experimentation, and play at Dia Beacon. Designed for all ages, Saturday Studio is a family-friendly program that is most suitable for children ages five and up. Saturday Studio begins promptly at 10:30 am at Dia Beacon. Registration opens on Friday, April 5, at 9 am. For more information, please contact learning@diaart.org.  Dia Beacon FALSE DD/MM/YYYY Saturday Studio at Dia Beacon

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Curator-Led Tour of Meg Webster


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13/04/2024 11:30 13/04/2024 23:45 America/New_York Curator-Led Tour of Meg Webster Event detailsSaturday, April 13, 202411:30 am–12:30 pm  Dia Beacon3 Beekman StreetBeacon, New York For all members. Join or renew today. Join us at Dia Beacon for a private tour of our recently opened exhibition by Meg Webster, led by Dia curator and co–department head, Matilde Guidelli-Guidi. Guests are invited to stay for Blind Dates Recursive 05, part of a series of participatory public conversations held in conjunction with Rita McBride: Arena Momentum. RSVP to Anna Richards at membership@diaart.org or 212 293 5520. Dia Beacon FALSE DD/MM/YYYY Curator-Led Tour of Meg Webster

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Blind Dates Recursive 05


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13/04/2024 14:00 13/04/2024 15:00 America/New_York Blind Dates Recursive 05 Event detailsSaturday, April 13, 20242–3 pm Dia Beacon3 Beekman StreetBeacon, New York Included with museum admission, registration is recommended. Blind Dates Recursive 05 Question: Who decides memorials? [When?/Where?/How?/Why?]Facilitated by Paul Legault  Paul Legault is a writer and editor who is interested in translation as a generative practice for creating original works of writing and art. He has published several books, including The Madeleine Poems (2010); The Other Poems (2011), a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award; The Emily Dickinson Reader: An English-to-English Translation of the Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson (2012); Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror 2 (2016); Lunch Poems 2 (2018); and The Tower (2020). He co-edited The Sonnets: Translating and Rewriting Shakespeare (2012) and previously, together with Sharmila Cohen and Lauren Hunter, the translation journal Telephone which featured a foreign poet in each issue translated into English by multiple writers. From 2013 to 2015 he served as Writer in Residence at Washington University in Saint Louis. He currently works at Penguin Random House and lives in Beacon, New York.  About the program series Blind Dates Recursive is a series of participatory public conversations held at Dia Beacon in conjunction with Rita McBride: Arena Momentum (on view through January 2025). These engagements take place on McBride’s Arena (1997), a modularly structured tribune that is activated by the presence of audiences and performers alike. Inspired by the artist’s decision to make the digital design files of Arena freely available through a copyleft license, which allows for the public to access and reinterpret the work, Blind Dates Recursive provides an ongoing, open forum to consider and enact the shifting nature of authorship. Each month, an invited facilitator poses a question and draws on their unique field of expertise to act as an instigator, listener, and moderator of the responses and conversation. Participants are encouraged to think out loud and in dialogue with each other during the hour-long session, at the end of which the facilitator will guide the group to collectively form a new question. The new question will be posed at the next session by a new facilitator. In this way, like a game of Telephone, Blind Dates Recursive generates iterative gatherings and an evolving public dialogue over the course of the exhibition. The public is encouraged to participate on a recurring basis. Blind Dates Recursive 06Saturday, June 8, 2024, 2–3 pm Blind Dates Recursive 07Saturday, July 13, 2024, 2–3 pm Blind Dates Recursive 08Saturday, August 10, 2024, 2–3 pm More information on the full program series is available here. Dia Beacon FALSE DD/MM/YYYY Blind Dates Recursive 05

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Play Sets: Donald Judd


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Play Sets

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20/04/2024 10:30 20/04/2024 23:45 America/New_York Play Sets: Donald Judd Event detailsSaturday, April 20, 202410:30–11:15 am Dia Beacon3 Beekman StreetBeacon, New York Free. Spaces are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Explore the galleries through in-depth engagements with a single artist or artwork. Each program includes hands-on exercises that invite participants to see, think, and imagine in new ways. On April 20, Dia educators will focus on the work of Donald Judd. Recommended for families with children ages five and up. All families participating in the Play Sets program receive free admission to Dia Beacon for the day. For more information, please contact learning@diaart.org. Dia Beacon FALSE DD/MM/YYYY Play Sets: Donald Judd

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Cheyney Thompson on Robert Irwin


Dia Chelsea

Artists on Artists Lecture Series

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24/04/2024 00:00 24/04/2024 23:45 America/New_York Cheyney Thompson on Robert Irwin Event details Wednesday, April 24, 20246:30 pm Dia Chelsea 537 West 22nd Street New York, New York  Free; register for the event here. Cheyney Thompson was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1975. He is a painter whose work concerns the principles of mathematical theories, complex algorithms, and economic formulas. Recent solo exhibitions include Several Bellonas, Lisson Gallery, New York (2022–23); Intervals and Displacements, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York (2022–23); and Intervals, Lisson Gallery, Beijing (2023–24). Recent group exhibitions include those at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2015); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2016); and Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (2016). Thompson lives in New York. Dia Chelsea TURE DD/MM/YYYY Cheyney Thompson on Robert Irwin

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Saturday Studio on the Farm


Common Ground Farm

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27/04/2024 10:30 27/04/2024 12:00 America/New_York Saturday Studio on the Farm Event detailsSaturday, April 27, 202410:30 am–12 pm Common Ground Farm79 Farmstead LaneWappingers Falls, New York Free. Spaces are limited; registration opens Friday, April 19, at 9 am. Join a practicing artist for an outdoor workshop of art-making, material experimentation, and play, offered in partnership with Common Ground Farm. Designed for all ages, Saturday Studio is a family-friendly program that is most suitable for children ages five and up. Saturday Studio begins promptly at 10:30 am at Common Ground Farm. In the case of inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled for fall 2024. For more information, please contact learning@diaart.org. Common Ground is a nonprofit community farm that works hard to ensure food and educational access to everyone in our community. To learn more about their work, visit commongroundfarm.org. Common Ground runs on the generous support of its community. If you are able, please consider making a donation.  Common Ground Farm FALSE DD/MM/YYYY Saturday Studio on the Farm

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Play Sets: Mary Heilmann


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27/04/2024 10:30 27/04/2024 23:45 America/New_York Play Sets: Mary Heilmann Event detailsSaturday, April 27, 202410:30–11:15 am Dia Beacon3 Beekman StreetBeacon, New York Free. Spaces are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Explore the galleries through in-depth engagements with a single artist or artwork. Each program includes hands-on exercises that invite participants to see, think, and imagine in new ways. On April 27, Dia educators will focus on the work of Mary Heilmann: Starry Night. Recommended for families with children ages five and up. All families participating in the Play Sets program receive free admission to Dia Beacon for the day. For more information, please contact learning@diaart.org. Dia Beacon FALSE DD/MM/YYYY Play Sets: Mary Heilmann

Tour

Recorrido público de
Delcy Morelos: El abrazo


Dia Chelsea

Soil Sessions

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27/04/2024 12:00 27/04/2024 23:45 America/New_York Recorrido público de Delcy Morelos: El abrazo Detalles del eventoSábado, 27 de abril de 202412 pm Dia Chelsea537 West 22nd StreetNew York, New York Gratis. Se recomienda hacer reservación, pero no es obligatorio. Participe en un recorrido en español de la exposición de Delcy Morelos, la primera exposición individual de la artista en Estados Unidos. El recorrido dura aproximadamente 30 minutos. Se requiere reservación para todos los grupos de adultos y estudiantes que visiten Dia Chelsea. Para más información, contacte grouptours@diaart.org. Dia Chelsea FALSE DD/MM/YYYY Recorrido público de Delcy Morelos: El abrazo

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Public Tour of
Delcy Morelos: El abrazo


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27/04/2024 12:30 27/04/2024 23:45 America/New_York Public Tour of Delcy Morelos: El abrazo Event detailsSaturday, April 27, 202412:30 pm Dia Chelsea 537 West 22nd StreetNew York, New York Free. Reservations suggested but not required.  Join a free tour of Delcy Morelos’s exhibition—the artist’s first solo presentation in the United States. Tours are approximately 30 minutes long. Advance reservations are required for all adult and student groups visiting Dia Chelsea. For more information, please contact grouptours@diaart.org. Dia Chelsea FALSE DD/MM/YYYY Public Tour of Delcy Morelos: El abrazo

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Hudson Valley Free Day


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28/04/2024 10:00 28/04/2024 17:00 America/New_York Hudson Valley Free Day Event detailsSunday, April 28, 2024 10 am–5 pm Dia Beacon3 BeekmanBeacon, New York Hudson Valley residents receive free admission to Dia Beacon on the last Sunday of each month. The Hudson Valley encompasses the following counties: Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Sullivan, Ulster, Washington, and Westchester. To get tickets for Hudson Valley Free Day please fill out our Free Admission Request. Hudson Valley Free Days at Dia Beacon are made possible by Charlie Pohlad. Dia Beacon FALSE DD/MM/YYYY Hudson Valley Free Day

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Play Sets: Lawrence Weiner


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28/04/2024 10:30 28/04/2024 23:45 America/New_York Play Sets: Lawrence Weiner Event detailsSaturday, April 28, 202410:30–11:15 am Dia Beacon3 Beekman StreetBeacon, New York Free. Spaces are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Explore the galleries through in-depth engagements with a single artist or artwork. Each program includes hands-on exercises that invite participants to see, think, and imagine in new ways. On April 28, Dia educators will focus on the work of Lawrence Weiner. Recommended for families with children ages five and up. All families participating in the Play Sets program receive free admission to Dia Beacon for the day. For more information, please contact learning@diaart.org. Dia Beacon FALSE DD/MM/YYYY Play Sets: Lawrence Weiner

Dia Talks

Julia Phillips on Louise Bourgeois


Dia Chelsea

Artists on Artists Lecture Series

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01/05/2024 00:00 01/05/2024 23:45 America/New_York Julia Phillips on Louise Bourgeois Event details Wednesday, May 1, 20246:30 pm Dia Chelsea 537 West 22nd Street New York, New York  Free; register for the event here. Julia Phillips was born in Hamburg in 1985. Her practice encompasses sculpture, drawing, and video art. Recent solo exhibitions include Failure Detection, MoMA PS1, Queens (2018); and Fake Truth, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany (2019). Recent group exhibitions include those at the New Museum, New York (2021); 59th Venice Biennale: The Milk of Dreams (2022); and the Drawing Center, New York (2023). Phillips lives in Berlin and Chicago. Dia Chelsea TURE DD/MM/YYYY Julia Phillips on Louise Bourgeois

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Play Sets: Imi Knoebel


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04/05/2024 10:30 04/05/2024 23:45 America/New_York Play Sets: Imi Knoebel Event detailsSaturday, May 4, 202410:30–11:15 am Dia Beacon3 Beekman StreetBeacon, New York Free. Spaces are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Explore the galleries through in-depth engagements with a single artist or artwork. Each program includes hands-on exercises that invite participants to see, think, and imagine in new ways. On May 4, Dia educators will focus on the work of Imi Knoebel. Recommended for families with children ages five and up. All families participating in the Play Sets program receive free admission to Dia Beacon for the day. For more information, please contact learning@diaart.org. Dia Beacon FALSE DD/MM/YYYY Play Sets: Imi Knoebel

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Activations: Gordon Hall


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Activations

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04/05/2024 20:00 04/05/2024 23:45 America/New_York Activations: Gordon Hall Event detailsSaturday, May 4, 20248 pm Chelsea Recreation Center430 West 25th StreetNew York, New York Free. Spaces are limited; registration opens Friday, April 26. A reflection on our bodies’ intimate relationship with tools, Gordon Hall’s Tone Trio unfolds within the Chelsea Recreation Center’s weight room after hours. Complex machines of ambiguous functionality wait for us in the dark, morphing this utilitarian space into a dreamlike stage. Tone Trio is informed by Hall’s furniture-based sculptures and follows a performance script crafted from the artist’s previous event, Symposium for Experts and Amateurs. The latter, which took place on March 24, 2024, at the Center’s basketball gym, featured brief talks by community members about how to do everyday jobs and tasks. About the program seriesActivations is a series of interdisciplinary public programs designed by artists in response to civic spaces in New York. Each activation invites participants to encounter a ready-made site through the lens of an artistic practice, reimagining them as spaces of creative possibility. All are welcome to participate. Gordon Hall is an artist whose work encompasses sculpture, performance, and writing. Their sculptures emerge from the world of furniture and are often put to use by performing bodies who test out possible engagements with Hall’s specific yet open-ended objects. Hall’s work explores our practices of looking, inviting forms of reading that defy established norms of legibility. Hall has had solo presentations at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer, Troy, New York; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Oregon; Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia; and The Renaissance Society, Chicago; among other venues. Their current research addresses the experience of waiting as a paradoxical convergence of vulnerability and freedom. Offsite FALSE DD/MM/YYYY Activations: Gordon Hall

Performance

Momentum


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10/05/2024 00:00 10/05/2024 23:45 America/New_York Momentum Event detailsFriday, May 10, and Sunday, May 12, 2024Time to be announced  Dia Beacon 3 Beekman StreetBeacon, New York Free with museum admission. For the duration of Rita McBride: Arena Momentum at Dia Beacon, an expanding body of artists, performers, writers, musicians, and dancers activates physical and virtual spaces as part of a series of engagements with McBride’s Arena (1997). The series, collectively called Momentum, is initiated by the artist with the experimental performance collective discoteca flaming star (founded by Cristina Gomez Barrio and Wolfgang Mayer) and artist and choreographer Alexandra Waierstall. This May, Waierstall—who has engaged in dialogue with Arena in various contexts since 2016—presents choreographic interludes as part of the Momentum series. These interludes bring together New York–based professional dancers as well as dancers from Germany and Greece with whom Waierstall frequently collaborates, creating a unique gathering that fosters connection between these communities, the public, and the physical space of Arena. Each day, the dancers make cyclical encounters with the work and one another, growing and changing individually and as a group, as the choreography opens a space for contemplation in which everyone present can find themselves. Visitors are invited to walk and sit among the dancers as the performance unfolds.  Please note that the Momentum performances will involve nudity. Photography in the Rita McBride: Arena Momentum galleries will not be permitted on the event dates. This is the third iteration of Momentum at Dia Beacon. The fourth performance will take place in November 2024. discoteca flaming star (DFS) is an interdisciplinary, collaborative group that aims to be a space where all kinds of artists can experiment with different paths for contemporary aesthetic praxis, searching for its limits, and avoiding processes of formalization. Through conceptual, visual, and musical transfers, they create performances, sculptures, drawings, stages, and situations whose foremost intention is to question and challenge the memory of the public, transforming old desires and finding invented pasts, or pasts which never occurred. Their work has been shown at numerous venues, including Artists Space, New York; Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid; De Appel Amsterdam; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; MUMOK, Vienna; Tate Modern, London; The Kitchen, New York; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Cristina Gómez Barrio and Wolfgang Mayer have been the base of DFS since 1998. Currently DFS are: CGB, Sofia Lomba, WM, and Sara Pereira.  Cristina Gómez Barrio was born in the Alhambra, Spain, in 1973. She studied in Berlin, Madrid, and Munich, and participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program, New York. She works with drawing, performance, photography, and dreams. She lives in Berlin. Wolfgang Mayer was born in Wertach, Germany, in 1967. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, and participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program, New York, where he studied with Ron Clark. He works primarily with drawing, shimmering dust, video, and performance. His projects, including those with discoteca flaming star, have been shown internationally. Mayer lives in Berlin. Rita McBride was born in Des Moines in 1960 and lives in Düsseldorf and Los Alamos, California. She received a BA from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia. In 1988, she began exploring architectural and sculptural form in works ranging from small-scale objects to public commissions. Her major public commissions include Mae West, Munich (2011); Bells and Whistles, the New School, New York (2014); and Obelisk of Tutankhamun, Cologne (2017). Major presentations include Rita McBride: Public Tilt, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (2014–15); Rita McBride: Gesellschaft, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany, and Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (2015–16); Rita McBride: Explorer, Wiels Centre d’Art Contemporain, Brussels (2017–18); Particulates, Dia Chelsea, New York (2017–18); National Chain 2020/Social Practices (in collaboration with Alexandra Waierstall and Fontys Dance Academy), Museum De Pont, Tilburg, the Netherlands (2021); and Rita McBride: Particulates, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2023). In 2001, she initiated a series of genre-bending publications that often use anonymous, collective writing structures. In 2018, she also initiated Particulates, an anthology of science fiction, edited by Nalo Hopkinson, that accompanied her exhibition Particulates at Dia Chelsea. McBride’s first project with Dia was a performative lecture on the work of Rosemarie Trockel as part of the 2003 Artists on Artists Lecture Series. Alexandra Waierstall was born in England and raised in Cyprus. Her conceptual choreographic practice attends to the relationships between time, memory, presence, and embodiment, and unfolds from ongoing dialogues with dancers as collaborators. Waierstall advocates for a form of radical attentiveness in different contexts, including theaters, galleries, museums, publications, and public spaces. Since 2016, she has choreographed engagements with Rita McBride’s Arena (1997). Her projects have been co-produced by tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf, and she has presented works at the Musée du Louvre, Paris (2017); Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London (2018); and Bauhaus Museum Dessau, Germany (2020), among other institutions. Waierstall has choreographed work for the National Dance Company Wales and tanzmainz, Staatstheater Mainz, Germany. She lives in Düsseldorf. Additional collaborators Volker Bertelmann, Stavros Gasparatos, Randy Gibson, Sofia Lomba, Sara Pereira, Lucia Vornhein. Performers Olivia Ancona, Ying Yun Chen, Scott Jennings, Amy Josh, Georgios Kotsifakis, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou, Evangelia Randou, Eftychia Stefanou, Karolina Szymura. Rita McBride: Arena Momentum is organized by Alexis Lowry, former curator at Dia, with Emily Markert, curatorial assistant. Public programming for the exhibition is organized by Matilde Guidelli-Guidi, curator and co–department head at Dia, with Emily Markert, and produced with Kim Golding, programs associate.  All exhibitions at Dia are made possible by the Economou Exhibition Fund. Rita McBride: Arena Momentum is made possible by major support from Brenda R. Potter. Significant support provided by Erika Glazer, and additional support by a Board Discretionary Grant of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Graham Steele and Ulysses de Santi, and Konrad Fischer Galerie.  Choreographic interludes production by Noema Dance Works e.V., in collaboration with Dia. Support provided by Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf. Rita McBride is grateful for the support of Momentum afforded by the 2020–2023 Lee Krasner Award for lifetime achievement. Dia Beacon TURE DD/MM/YYYY FREQ=DAILY; Momentum

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