Today’s “Fab 5”/ Selected NYCity Events – MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014.
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Frieze New York
“Randall’s Island Park is currently home to the annual contemporary art fair Frieze New York. This third edition of Frieze combines some of the best-known international galleries with emerging young spaces, alongside dozens of projects, talks, sounds and education programs, all housed within an innovatively designed structure with natural light, overlooking the East River. Catch the ferry: services run from the 35th Street Ferry Dock on the East River every 20 to 30 minutes during fair opening hours. The ride takes approximately 20 minutes, $19 round-trip.”(DNA Info)
at 11AM / $43 – a limited number of $10 tickets for full-time students and people under 25 are available for the final day, Monday, May 12.
212-427-5689 / friezenewyork.com
Symposium on Creativity and Genius in Folk Art
“Sponsored by the American Folk Art Museum, this daylong event (featuring the journalist Adam Gopnik and the poet Andrei Codrescu) will kick off the exhibition “Self-Taught Genius: Treasures From the American Folk Art Museum,” opening on Tuesday at the museum. A tour of the exhibition will follow the symposium, which is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Time Warner Corporation Headquarters, Columbus Circle. Enter on 58th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues; folkartmuseum.org/geniussymposium;
$105, $75 for members, $70 for students; lunch is $10.” (NYT)
“Guitarist Marc Ribot has much to celebrate as he turns 60 (on May 21), so he’ll be the main focus of the fifth annual Undead Music series. There’ll be shows by Son Lux with Rafiq Bhatia, Daedelus & Shigeto and a May 14 Improvised Round-Robin Duets blowout at Town Hall (featuring Ribot among many others).
Of the four dedicated Ribot nights, the most buzzworthy is his record release show for Live at the Village Vanguard (Pi) with Henry Grimes on bass and Chad Taylor on drums, May 12 at (Le) Poisson Rouge. This hair-raising trio juxtaposes Albert Ayler and late-era Coltrane with distinctively fractured renderings of things like “I’m Confessin'” and “Old Man River.” It’s music that fries brains while also expanding and uplifting.” (VillageVoice)
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village, 212-505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com
At 10 p.m., / $18
Singer-songwriter, composer, sound designer and producer Keren Ann Zeidel has released six solo albums up to date “101” (2011), “Keren Ann” (2007), “Nolita” (2005), “Not Going Anywhere” (2003), “La Disparition” (2002), “La Biographie De Luka Philipsen” (2000).
She has provided diverse soundtracks including a recent original score for Eytan Fox’s latest feature Yossi, and songs for TV series (Grey’s Anatomy,Six Feet Under, Big Love) and TV campaigns (H&M, Galia, SkyTeam, Orange).
Her songs have been performed by many internationally acclaimed artists including Jane Birkin, Francoise Hardy, Rosa Pasos, Henri Salvador and Iggy Pop.
Joe’s Pub, at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, at Astor Place
at 9:30PM / $25 cover, with a $12 minimum.
212.697.7555 / joespub.com
“On his fine new album, “Gathering Light,” Mr. Etkin, an Israeli clarinetist and composer, puts forth his notion of global cosmopolitanism, playing folk songs from Indonesia and Japan alongside his own sprightly tunes. As on the album, Mr. Etkin leads an excellent band with Lionel Loueke on guitar, Curtis Fowlkes on trombone and Ben Allison on bass.” (Chinen-NYT)
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, 60th St. and Broadway,
At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. / $25, with a $10 minimum
♦ Before making final plans, we suggest you call the venue to confirm ticket availability, dates and times, as schedules are subject to change.
♦ NYCity is a big town with many visitors where quality shows draw crowds. Try to reserve seats in advance, even if just on day of performance.
What’s on View:
Special Exhibitions @ 4 Museum Mile / Fifth Ave. Museums:
‘The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux’ (through May 26)
‘Tibet and India: Buddhist Traditions and Transformations’ (through June 8)
‘Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century’ (through July 27)
The Flowering of Edo Period Painting: Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection’ (through Sept. 7)
‘Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C.F. Martin’ (through Dec. 7)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, at 82nd St.
(212) 535-7710 / metmuseum.org
‘Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes From the Hill Collection’ (through June 15)
“This sensational, beautifully presented show of 33 late-15th- to early-18th-century bronzes reflects a taste for historically important, big-statement examples in exceptional condition. They vividly reflect the Renaissance’s new interest in antiquity and the human form while encouraging concentration on emotional expression, refined details (great hair!), struggling or relaxed figures and varied patinas. Works by the reigning geniuses Giambologna, Susini and the lesser-known Piamontini dominate, further enlivened by a handful of old master and late-20th-century paintings from the Hill collection.”
Frick Collection: 1 East 70th St.
212-288-0700 / frick.org.
Guggenheim Museum: ‘Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe’ (through Sept. 1)
“This epic, beautifully designed exhibition may be one of the more thorough examinations of modernism’s most obnoxious and conflicted art movement that you are likely to see. Awash in the manifestoes that its members regularly fired off, it follows Futurism through to its end with the death of its founder, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, in 1944. It covers the Futurist obsessions with speed, war, machines and, finally, flight and the aerial views it made possible. And the show highlights relatively unknown figures like the delightful Fortunato Depero and Benedetta Cappa, Marinetti’s wife. 1071 Fifth Avenue, at 89th Street, 212-423-3500, guggenheim.org.“ (Smith-NYT)
Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, at 89th St.
(212) 423-3500 / guggenheim.org.
‘Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937’ (through June 30)
Neue Galerie, 1048 Fifth Avenue, at 86th St.
212-628-6200 / neuegalerie.org.
========================================================== Museum Mile is a section of Fifth Avenue which contains one of the densest displays of culture in the world. Ten museums can be found along this section of Fifth Avenue:
• 110th Street – Museum for African Art
• 105th Street – El Museo del Barrio
• 103rd Street – Museum of the City of New York
• 92nd Street – The Jewish Museum
• 91st Street – Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
• 89th Street – National Academy Museum
• 88th Street – Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
• 86th Street – Neue Galerie New York
• 83rd Street – Goethe-Institut
Last, but certainly not least, America’s premier museum
• 82nd Street – The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Additionally, though technically not part of the Museum Mile, the Frick Collection on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 70th St. and the The Morgan Library & Museum on Madison Ave and 37th St are also located near Fifth Ave. Now plan your own museum crawl. ==========================================================