Stephen Petronio Company Buys a New Home in the Catskills
“The Stephen Petronio Company, which has spent the last year fund-raising for a permanent home for its nascent choreographic residency program, has bought a 175-acre property in the Catskill Mountains. Called Crows Nest, the $1.3 million property, near Cairo, N.Y., includes about 9,000 square feet of residential and studio space. It will house the Petronio Company and the Petronio Residency Initiative, which is to begin in summer 2018…A $3 million fund-raising campaign to cover the costs began in January, with much of the early money coming from the sale of artworks given to Mr. Petronio to raise funds. Mr. Petronio, 60, who often collaborates with artists, received gifts from the sculptor Anish Kapoor and other artists, including Jasper Johns and the painter Cecily Brown.” NYSCA supports the Stephen Petronio Company through our Dance and Individual Artists Programs.
Pictures, Places and Things: Martin Scorsese’s Archive of Himself, Now in Queens
Photographs, scripts, drawings and storyboards are among artifacts of Martin Scorsese’s more than 60 years of filmmaking on view at the Museum of the Moving Image in “Martin Scorsese,” “a tour through the process, places and people of his movies and television.” Objects and excerpts from films such as “Taxi Driver,” “Mean Streets,” and a documentary featuring the director’s parents, are included in the exhibition. Screenings of his films will also be held. NYSCA supports the Museum of the Moving Image through our Museum and Electronic Media & Film Programs.
Over 250,000 Photographs from the George Eastman Museum Go Online
“The George Eastman Museum…recently launched an online platform that allows you to search through over 250,000 objects from its collections. Aside from thousands of photographs that date back to the medium’s earliest years, the digital archive also features objects from its massive library of artifacts that together chronicle the history of image-making, from vintage cameras to film splicers to advertisements for the Eastman Kodak Company.” More than 8,000 photographers are represented in the museum’s holdings, including collections of Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, Lewis Hine, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Nickolas Muray, and Edward Steichen. Objects are being added to the online database on a weekly basis. NYSCA supports the George Eastman Museum through our Museum and Electronic Media & Film Programs.
[Exclusive] The Guggenheim’s First Robotic Artwork Is Out of Control
“An enormous robotic arm, brandishing a giant squeegee, is poised over a pool of dark liquid which ceaselessly oozes outwards. With quick, smooth, aggressive movements, the machine performs a calculated dance, pivoting and dragging its squeegee across the surface in a perpetual labor of wiping the liquid back to the center. Can’t Help Myself, presented in the new exhibition Tales of Our Time, is an imposing installation by artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu which holds the title as the Guggenheim’s first robotic artwork…With Can’t Help Myself, we are witnessing artificial intelligence following a choreography set by the artists. ‘As long as the human’s potential is not limited, any artistic potential of robots will not be restrained,’ the artists tell The Creators Project. ‘More and more mechanical devices have entered our lives and even become part of our bodies. It is natural that they enter the art world.’” NYSCA supports the Guggenheim through our Museum and Electronic Media & Film Programs.
Must-See Performance Festivals Kick Off 2017
“The beginning of the year is always a highlight of the New York theater season, for its array of festivals featuring adventurous international and interdisciplinary work. The Public’s Under the Radar, P.S.122’s COIL, and American Realness, co-presented by Abrons Arts Center and Gibney Dance, are highlights, and this year’s offerings are as diverse as ever.” Site-specific performances and works encouraging participation through technology such as virtual reality are among trends. NYSCA supports the Public Theater through our Presenting and Theatre Programs; P.S.122 through our Presenting and Individual Artist Programs; Abrons Arts Center through our Presenting, Arts Education and Facilities Programs; and Gibney Dance through our Dance and Arts Education Programs.
Ballet Tribute to David Bowie to Make New York City Premiere
“A ballet paying tribute to the ‘iconic and chameleonic spirit’ of the late David Bowie is heading to New York for the first time. For two weeks starting on Jan. 24, Complexions Contemporary Ballet will perform ‘Star Dust’…at the Joyce Theater…The ballet features performances set to nine of Bowie’s songs, including ‘Life on Mars,’ ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide,’ ‘Changes’ and ‘Space Oddity.’” NYSCA supports the Joyce Theater through our Presenting and Dance Programs.