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May 3 to June 2, 2024

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Play Sets: Imi Knoebel


Dia Beacon

Play Sets

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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


Offsite

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

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Momentum


Dia Beacon

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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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17/05/2024 00:00 17/05/2024 23:45 America/New_York Poetry &: Presence, Absence, and Hallucination with Brenda Iijima and Johann Diedrick Event detailsFriday, May 17, 20246:30 pm Dia Chelsea537 West 22nd StreetNew York, New York Free; register for the event here. Presence, Absence, and Hallucination is a performance, reading, and sound activation of space-time dimensions in order to pressurize modes and forms of reality (in its glitchy, elusive, shapeshifting capacity) as it is perceived, experienced, and documented—ecologically, historically, sociologically, philosophically, and ever more frequently using artificial intelligence. Three prose texts by Brenda Iijima act as reference points for a collaboration with sound artist Johann Diedrick that opens pathways and trace resonances into the prismatic densities of the past, present, and future. Brenda Iijima is a poet, novelist, playwright, choreographer, and visual artist. She is the author of nine books of poetry. Her artistic and conceptual interests occur at the intersections and mutations of genre, mode, receptivity, and field of study. In her current work she engages with submerged and occluded histories, other-than-human expressiveness, and telluric awareness in all forms. A novella, A roundtable, unanimous dreamers chime in, written in collaboration with Janice Lee, was published by Meekling Press in 2023. In 2024, two of Iijima’s works have been published: the play Daily Life in China with elis press, as well as the novel Presence with the University of Georgia Press. Iijima is the founding editor-publisher of Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs. She lives in Brooklyn. Johann Diedrick is an artist and engineer who makes listening rooms, spaces for encountering new sonic possibilities off-the-grid. He works to surface resonant histories of past interactions inscribed in material and embedded in space, peeling back layers to reveal hidden memories and untold stories. He shares his tools and techniques through listening tours, workshops, and open-source hardware and software. He is the founder of A Quiet Life, a sonic engineering and research studio that designs and builds audio-related software and hardware products. He is a 2023–25 Just Tech fellow and 2023–24 Performance AIRspace Resident at Abrons Art Center, New York. His work has been featured in The Wire and Musicworks and presented at the Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; and MoMA PS1, Queens. Dia Chelsea TURE DD/MM/YYYY Poetry &: Presence, Absence, and Hallucination with Brenda Iijima and Johann Diedrick

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Saturday Studio on the Farm


Common Ground Farm

Saturday Studio

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18/05/2024 10:30 18/05/2024 12:00 America/New_York Saturday Studio on the Farm Event detailsSaturday, May 18, 202410:30 am–12 pm Common Ground Farm79 Farmstead LaneWappingers Falls, New York Free. Spaces are limited; registration opens Friday, May 10, 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: Felix Gonzalez Torres


Dia Beacon

Play Sets

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18/05/2024 10:30 18/05/2024 23:45 America/New_York Play Sets: Felix Gonzalez Torres Event detailsSaturday, May 18, 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 18, Dia educators will focus on the work of Felix Gonzalez Torres. 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: Felix Gonzalez Torres

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My Body is a Bog: an Olfactory Lecture by Camila Marambio


Dia Chelsea

Soil Sessions

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22/05/2024 10:30 22/05/2024 12:00 America/New_York My Body is a Bog: an Olfactory Lecture by Camila Marambio Event detailsWednesday, May 22, 20246:30 pm Dia Chelsea 537 West 22nd StreetNew York, New York Free. Spaces are limited; registration opens Wednesday, May 8. Join us for a lecture by curator and writer Camila Marambio as she reflects on Morelos’s exhibition in relation to her own practice at the intersection of environmental humanities, decolonial nature conservation, contemporary art, and performance studies, with a particular focus on her research and conservation efforts of peatlands and coastal wetland ecosystems. For Dia’s forthcoming publication dedicated to Morelos’s soil-based works, Marambio and ecologist Renee Rossini contributed a text on peat, which is a revered material for the artist in this commission. The lecture is accompanied by a scent invocation and textual contribution by artist agustine zegers, inviting peatlands from various corners of the world into the space. Camila Marambio is a transdisciplinary curator, storyteller, and somatic care worker. Marambio earned an MA in Modern and Contemporary Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies from Columbia University, New York, in 2004; an MA of Experiments in Arts and Politics from Sciences Po, Paris, in 2012; and a PhD in Curatorial Practice from Monash University, Melbourne, in 2019. In 2010, in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society Chile, she founded Ensayos, a collective research practice dedicated to long-term, process-based projects focused on ecocultural conservation work in Karokynká, Tierra del Fuego, Chile, and other archipelagos. In 2020, she was a guest curator of the Extended Research Project at the Cisneros Institute of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, during which she convened the Aconcagua Summit. In 2021, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm as part of The Seedbox: An Environmental Humanities Collaboratory. In 2022, for the Chilean Pavilion at the 59th Venice Art Biennale, she curated the collective and interdisciplinary project Turba Tol Hol-Hol Tol, which includes an eponymous book of ecotransfeminist writing from Latin America and the Caribbean. Marambio’s writing has been published in Art+Australia, Australian Feminist Studies, Discipline, Kerb Journal, Terremoto, The River Rail, and Third Text, among others. She has co-authored Slow Down Fast, A Toda Raja (2019) with Cecilia Vicuña, and Sandcastles: A Queerfemme Proposition on Cancer Ecologies (2024) with Nina Lykke. Currently, Marambio is Curator of New Perspectives at the conservation NGO Para La Naturaleza in Borikén, Puerto Rico. About the program series In conjunction with Delcy Morelos: El abrazo, Dia presents Soil Sessions, an iterative series of interdisciplinary activations, poetic responses to, discursive reflections on, and embodied engagements with earth as subject and material in Morelos’s work. These public programs, presented monthly throughout the run of the exhibition, invite sustained engagement with the commission through a variety of lenses. More information on the full program series is available here. Dia Chelsea FALSE DD/MM/YYYY My Body is a Bog: an Olfactory Lecture by Camila Marambio

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Play Sets: Louise Lawler


Dia Beacon

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25/05/2024 10:30 25/05/2024 23:45 America/New_York Play Sets: Louise Lawler Event detailsSaturday, May 25, 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 25, Dia educators will focus on the work of Louise Lawler. 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: Louise Lawler

Tour

Recorrido público de
Delcy Morelos: El abrazo


Dia Chelsea

Soil Sessions

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25/05/2024 12:00 25/05/2024 23:45 America/New_York Recorrido público de Delcy Morelos: El abrazo Detalles del eventoSábado, 25 de mayo 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


Dia Chelsea

Soil Sessions

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25/05/2024 12:30 25/05/2024 23:45 America/New_York Public Tour of Delcy Morelos: El abrazo Event detailsSaturday, May 25, 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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Play Sets: Steve McQueen


Dia Beacon

Play Sets

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26/05/2024 10:30 26/05/2024 23:45 America/New_York Play Sets: Steve McQueen Event detailsSunday, May 26, 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 26, Dia educators will focus on the work of Steve McQueen. 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: Steve McQueen

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29/05/2024 00:00 29/05/2024 23:45 America/New_York Leidy Churchman on Joseph Beuys with Justin von Bujdoss Event details Wednesday, May 29, 20246:30 pm Dia Chelsea 537 West 22nd Street New York, New York  Free; register for the event here. Leidy Churchman was born in Villanova, Pennsylvania, in 1979. Churchman paints as a means to explore the nature of reality, working from a deep influence of Tibetan Buddhism. Intuition and meditation give rise to a wide range of subject matter, which has included the natural world, urban landscapes, political structures, and the flow of visual information in society. Recent solo exhibitions include Free Delivery, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (2017); Crocodile, Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (2019); and FOCUS, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas (2021). Recent group exhibitions include those at the Fondazione Prada, Venice (2021), and National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2022); as well as the 2022 Whitney Biennial: Quiet as It's Kept at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Churchman lives in New York. Lama Justin von Bujdoss is an American vajrayana Buddhist teacher and writer. Lama Justin was ordained as a repa by His Eminence Gyaltsab Rinpoche and is a ngakpa in the Yuthok Nyingthig tantric Buddhist lineage. He is a co-founder of Bhumisparsha, an experimental Buddhist sangha, along with Lama Rod Owens, and of Yangti Yoga Retreat Center with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang. He is the author of Modern Tantric Buddhism: Authenticity and Embodiment in Dharma Practice (2019) and a contributor to Buddhism and Whiteness: Critical Reflections (2021). From 2016 to 2021 Lama Justin served as Executive Director of Chaplaincy and Staff Wellness for New York City Department of Correction, where he also served as Staff Chaplain. Lama Justin has presented on Buddhist practice at numerous academic institutions including Yale University, New Haven; the University of Chicago; and Columbia University, New York. He has served as visiting instructor at Union Theological Seminary, New York, and teaches at Pure Land Farms in Topanga, California. Dia Chelsea TURE DD/MM/YYYY Leidy Churchman on Joseph Beuys with Justin von Bujdoss

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Play Sets: Sol LeWitt


Dia Beacon

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01/06/2024 10:30 01/06/2024 23:45 America/New_York Play Sets: Sol LeWitt Event detailsSaturday, June 1, 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 June 1, Dia educators will focus on the work of Sol LeWitt. 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: Sol LeWitt

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