18/09/2023 00:0018/09/2023 23:45Europe/LondonFall Membership PromotionEvent detailsMonday, September 18–Monday, October 16Dia Beacon and Dia Chelsea
New and renewing members receive 20% off an annual membership.
Join us this fall at Dia Chelsea to experience Delcy Morelos: El abrazo, the artist’s first solo presentation in the United States. Members enjoy this exhibition before it opens to the public, during our members’ preview on October 4.
Membership fosters a closer, ongoing relationship with Dia's exhibitions, long-term installations, and public programs. All members receive exclusive benefits for their meaningful support of Dia, including invitations to members-only events, year-round discounts at our bookshops, and so much more.
We hope to see you in the galleries soon! If you have any questions, please contact Anna Richards at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* This promotion can be applied online, on-site, or over the phone. To redeem online, use the code DELCY23. This offer is only valid on Individual membership levels and up. Library memberships are excluded from this promotion.Dia Beacon and Dia ChelseaTUREDD/MM/YYYYFREQ=DAILY;Fall Membership Promotion
05/10/2023 00:0005/10/2023 23:45Europe/LondonDelcy Morelos in Conversation with Alexis Lowry and Zuna MazaEvent DetailsThursday, October 5, 20236:30 pm
Dia Chelsea537 West 22nd StreetNew York, New York
Free. Register for the event here.
On the opening evening of her Dia Chelsea commission, artist Delcy Morelos joins Dia curator Alexis Lowry and curatorial assistant Zuna Maza, in conversation. The program will be in both English and Spanish with live interpretation.
Delcy Morelos was born in Tierralta, Colombia, in 1967. Morelos’s practice encompasses painting, installation, and sculpture. Over the last decade the artist has focused on large-scale site-specific installations, using soil, clay, natural fibers, and other organic materials. Morelos graduated from La Escuela de Bellas Artes de Cartagena in 1991. Recent solo presentations include those at NC-arte, Bogotá (2018); Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden (2018); Galería Santa Fe, Bogotá (2019); Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Canada (2019); and Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (2022). Recent group shows include Dum Som Jag (One as Another), Havremagasinet, Boden, Sweden (2016), and Sami Dáiddaguovddáš, Karasjok, Norway (2017); 45 Salón Nacional de Artistas: el revés de la trama (45th National Artists’ Salon: The Reverse of the Plot), Bogotá (2019); 59th Venice Biennale: The Milk of Dreams (2022); and the 5th Aichi Triennale: STILL ALIVE (2022). Her work is included in the collections of Banco de la República (Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango); Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño; Museo de Arte Moderno de Cartagena; and Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá. She lives and works in Bogotá.
Alexis Lowry is a curator at Dia Art Foundation.
Zuna Maza is a curatorial assistant at Dia Art Foundation. Dia ChelseaTUREDD/MM/YYYYDelcy Morelos in Conversation with Alexis Lowry and Zuna Maza
11/10/2023 00:0011/10/2023 00:00Europe/LondonMargaret Honda on Jack BroganEvent DetailsWednesday, October 11, 20236:30 pm
Dia Chelsea537 West 22nd StreetNew York, New York
Free. Register for the event here.
In her lecture, Margaret Honda elucidates the significant role of the late Jack Brogan as a fabricator who collaborated with key figures in the history of Minimal, Postminimal, and Conceptual art, including Dia collection artists Larry Bell and Robert Irwin, as well as Michael Asher, Lynda Benglis, John Knight, and John McCracken, among many others. Shedding light on Brogan’s practice and the ways it has influenced her own artistic development, Honda demystifies the invisible labor and histories within art production since the 1960s.
Margaret Honda was born in San Diego, California, in 1961. She works primarily in sculpture and film, with a focus on the malleability of materials and production protocols. Her work has been exhibited internationally at venues such as the Art Institute of Chicago; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Her films have been shown at Anthology Film Archives, New York; Berlinale, Berlin; and Centre Pompidou, Paris. She lives in Los Angeles. Dia ChelseaFALSEDD/MM/YYYYMargaret Honda on Jack Brogan
13/10/2023 00:0013/10/2023 23:45Europe/LondonMomentumEvent DetailsFriday–Sunday, October 13–15, 2023 12–4 pm daily
Dia Beacon 3 Beekman StreetBeacon, New York
Free with museum admission.The performance is durational; visitors may come and go as they wish.
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 choreographer Alexandra Waierstall.
Over three days in October, 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 Europe 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. discoteca flaming star simultaneously engages in small acts using sound and drawings, connecting with the dancers and audience.
Momentum is durational in nature; visitors may come and go as they wish and are invited to walk and sit among the performers 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.
Subsequent durational activations take place in May and 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 Madrid, Munich, and Berlin, 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 series.
Alexandra Waierstall was born in England and raised in Cyprus. She approaches choreography as a vehicle for developing new skills and knowledge for living together, connecting bodies, life-forms, and environments: used as an act of empowerment, a way to reinvent our world anew. Waierstall’s conceptually and physically detailed investigations are expressed through choreographies, installations, and film works in which she crafts sounds, texts, images, and the moving body. Key concepts in her practice include the relationships between time, memory, presence, and embodiment, rooted in an ongoing dialogue with highly attuned dancers as collaborators. She advocates for a form of radical attentiveness in different contexts, including theaters, galleries, museums, publications, and public spaces. Her collaboration with Rita McBride, in dialogue with Arena, spans seven years. Her projects have been co-produced by tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf, and she has presented works at Bauhaus Museum Dessau, Germany; Crossing Festival, Beijing; Dansens hus, Oslo; Dansens Hus, Stockholm; FIAC, Musée du Louvre, Paris; Fórum Cultural Mundial, SESC Pompéia, São Paulo; Fringe Festival, Shanghai; Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany; Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt; Museum De Pont, Tilburg, the Netherlands; Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London; and Seoul International Improvisation Dance Festival, among others. Waierstall has also choreographed work for the National Dance Company of Wales and tanzmainz, Staatstheater Mainz, Germany. She lives in Düsseldorf.
Dancers: Maxi Canion, Ying Yun Chen, Rachel Gill, Allysen Hooks, Scott Jennings, Amy Josh, Dasol Kim, Georgios Kotsifakis, Rebecca Margolick, Ioanna Paraskevopoulou, Evangelia Randou, Andrea Farley Shimota, Eftychia Stefanou, Karolina Szymura.
Collaborators: Volker Bertelmann, Stavros Gasparatos, Cédric Hopf, Judith Jaeger, Valeria Lampadova, Lucia Vonrhein, Randy Gibson, Sofia Lomba, Sara Pereira.
Rita McBride: Arena Momentum is organized by Alexis Lowry, curator, with Emily Markert, curatorial assistant.
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 2020–2021 Lee Krasner Award for lifetime achievement.Dia BeaconTUREDD/MM/YYYYFREQ=DAILY;Momentum
14/10/2023 10:3014/10/2023 12:00Europe/LondonSaturday Studio at Dia BeaconEvent DetailsSaturday, October 14, 202310:30 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. Registrations opens on Friday, October 6, at 9 am.
For more information, please contact email@example.com.Dia BeaconFALSEDD/MM/YYYYSaturday Studio at Dia Beacon
28/10/2023 10:3028/10/2023 12:00Europe/LondonSaturday Studio on the FarmEvent DetailsSaturday, October 28, 202310:30 am–12 pm
Common Ground Farm79 Farmstead LaneWappingers Falls, New York
Free. Spaces are limited; register for the event here.
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 spring 2024. Registration opens on Friday, October 20, at 9 am.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.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 FarmFALSEDD/MM/YYYYSaturday Studio on the Farm
29/10/2023 00:0029/10/2023 23:45Europe/LondonHudson Valley Free DayEvent DetailsSunday, October 29, 2023, 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 BeaconTUREDD/MM/YYYYHudson Valley Free Day
29/10/2023 12:3029/10/2023 23:45Europe/LondonPublic Tour of Delcy Morelos: El abrazoEvent detailsSaturday, October 28, 202312:30 pm
Dia Chelsea 537 West 22nd StreetNew York, New York
Free. Reservations suggested but not required.
Join a free, artist-led 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 email@example.com.Dia ChelseaFALSEDD/MM/YYYYPublic Tour of Delcy Morelos: El abrazo
04/11/2023 00:0004/11/2023 23:45Europe/LondonIt Goes, It Goes: James Schuyler Centenary CelebrationEvent DetailsSaturday, November 4, 20235 pm
Dia Chelsea 537 West 22nd Street New York, New York
Free. Register for the event here.
In an untitled poem from 1972, James Schuyler writes, “This / beauty that collects / dry leaves in pools / and pockets and goes / freezingly, just able / still to swiftly flow / it goes, it goes.” As part of the centenary celebration of Schuyler's work and legacy, please join the Poetry Project and Dia—the latter of which hosted Schuyler’s legendary first reading in 1988—for an evening in praise of the beloved poet. This event features readings by Wayne Koestenbaum, Chad Morgan, Eileen Myles, Funto Omojola, Teline Trần, and others to be announced.
It Goes, It Goes is presented as part of a three-day celebration of James Schuyler’s birthday with events at New York University, Dia, and the Poetry Project.
Wayne Koestenbaum was born in San Jose, California, in 1958. A poet, critic, fiction writer, artist, filmmaker, and performer, he has published 22 books, including, most recently, Ultramarine (2022). He has received a fellowship from John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for poetry, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, and a Whiting Award. He is a Distinguished Professor of English, French, and comparative literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center.
Chad Morgan was born in Evansville, Indiana. Their work is concerned with the intersection of mass media and personal identity. They are the author of Chad Morgan & Other Poems (2022) and the poetry chapbook, What Slaughter in the Garden of Beauty—! (2023). They live in Chicago.
Eileen Myles was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1949. They are a poet, novelist, and art journalist, and their practice of vernacular first-person writing has made them one of the most recognized authors of their generation. Recent titles include Pathetic Literature (2022), which they edited, and a “Working Life” (2023). They are the recipient of numerous awards, including those from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Foundation for Contemporary Art, and John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. They live in New York and Marfa, Texas.
Funto Omojola was born in Ilorin, Nigeria. A poet, performer, and visual artist, they have done projects with the Poetry Project, New York; Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh; and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and their work has been supported by A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn; Cave Canem Foundation, Brooklyn; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams; Millay Arts, Austerlitz, New York; and the Poetry Project. Omojola’s first book is forthcoming from Nightboat Books in 2024. They live in New York.
Teline Trần was born in Orange, California (Gabrieleño/Tongva land), in 1997. In their work, they explore ideas of home and interstitial faith through fiction, poetry, film, and ultimately the browser. Trần is the membership and community engagement coordinator and a former fellow at Wendy’s Subway, Brooklyn. They also work as development coordinator at Mekong NYC, a Southeast-Asian grassroots organization in the Bronx. Trần’s first chapbook is Ad-Học (2023). They live along the Hudson River (Muhheakantuck).Dia ChelseaTUREDD/MM/YYYYIt Goes, It Goes: James Schuyler Centenary Celebration