February 6 - March 13: Photography and Imaging Thesis Exhibition

NYU invites you to SHOW ONE 2014: Photography & Imaging Thesis Exhibition

Thursday, February 6, 12:00 am - Wednesday, March 13, 11:00 pm
Gulf + Western Gallery (1st Floor, rear lobby) and 8th Floor Gallery
721 Broadway

This installation features works in photography, digital imaging, and multimedia by 16 graduating seniors from the class of 2014. SHOW ONE is the first exhibition in a series of four shows that will eventually present the work of the entire graduating class in the Department of Photography & Imaging.

The Department of Photography and Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts is a four-year B.F.A. program centered on the making and understanding of images. Students explore photo-based imagery as personal and cultural expression. Situated within New York University, the program offers students both the intensive focus of an arts curriculum and a serious and broad grounding in the liberal arts.

This event is free and open to the public.
For more information about the students, their work, and the event visit the event page.

February 6-7: Creative Writing Reading Series Continues

The New York University Creative Writing Program's Spring 2014 Reading Series continues with events featuring Joan Silber, Jean Valentine, Terrance Hayes, NYU graduate Ishion Hutchinson, and Valzhyna Mort.

Thursday, February 6, 7:00 pm
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 W. 10th Street (between 5th and 6th Ave)

Reading by Joan Silber and Jean Valentine
Joan Silber is most recently the author of the story collection “Fools,” published by W. W. Norton in 2013. Jean Valentine’s collections include “Break the Glass” (Copper Canyon, 2010). The authors will be introduced by writer and NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member Chuck Wachtel.

Friday, February 7, 4:30 pm
Poetry Reading by Terrance Hayes
Terrance Hayes’s fourth collection of poetry, “Lighthead” (Penguin, 2010), won the National Book Award.

Friday, February 7, 7:00 pm

This event is part of the NYU Emerging Writers Reading Series which showcases the student talent of NYU's graduate Creative Writing Program. The event features established writers Ishion Hutchinson and Valzhyna Mort as special guests.  “Far District” (Peepal Tree Press, 2010) is Ishion Hutchinson’s debut collection. Valzhyna Mort’s most recent work is “Collected Body” (Copper Canyon, 2011). Note that these readings are held at the KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street. 

All Reading Series events are free and open to the public, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information concerning the series, call 212-998-8816.

February 3: Book Launch

The Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join them for a discussion with Montserrat Guibernau and Kaisa Ketokivi on Guibernau’s new book Belonging: solidarity and division in modern societies (Polity Press, Cambridge 2013).
Monday, February 3, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

The power of belonging springs out from its ability to generate an emotional attachment capable of fostering a sense of shared identity and loyalty among members of a given community, which generally results in the emergence of solidarity bonds among them.

This book argues that through the process of identification with the group or community, from peer groups and local communities to ethnic groups and nations, the individual’s self-identity is gradually replaced by the traits of collective identity acting as an ‘overriding identity’, which now becomes the key source of the individuals’ new identity.

The members of the Belonging Today Working Group at the Institute for Public Knowledge, cordially invite you to join them, to listen to the presentations and to share your insights. The aim of the working group is to engage multiple themes and perspectives, be they ethnographic, historical, or theoretical, to make sense of the key dynamics and tensions in belonging today.

Visit the event page for additional information and RSVP if you plan to attend.

January 31: After Tiller Screening / Discussion

NYU Cinema Studies invites you to a Screening of the documentary, AFTER TILLER (2013), which explores the controversial subject of third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of Dr. George Tiller. The procedure is now performed by only four doctors in the U.S., who risk their lives daily in support of their patients.

Friday, January 31, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Michelson Theatre, NYU Cinema Studies
712 Broadway, 6th Floor

Post-screening discussion with JENNY RASKIN (Impact Partners), Director of the 2001 documentary, On Hostile Ground. Moderator: FAYE GINSBURG (Center for Media, Culture and History).

This event is free and open to the public. Visit the event page for more information.

January 31: Poetry Reading by Rae Armantrout and Mark Bibbins

Pulitzer Prize winner Rae Armantrout and author Mark Bibbins will read poetry in an intimate gathering at the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House in Greenwich Village as part of New York University Creative Writing Program's Spring Reading Series.

Friday, January 31, 5:00 pm
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 W. 10th Street (between 5th and 6th Ave)

Rae Armantrout’s latest collection is “Just Saying” (Wesleyan Poetry Series, 2013). Mark Bibbins’s third book, “They Don’t Kill You Because They’re Hungry, They Kill You Because They’re Full,” is due from Copper Canyon in spring 2014.

The poetry reading is free and open to the public, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. To receive more information concerning the Spring Reading Series, call 212-998-8816.

January 30: Fiction Reading by E. L. Doctorow

Acclaimed author and NYU professor E. L. Doctorow will read from his latest novel, Andrew's Brain, in an intimate evening at the NYU School of Law.

Thursday, January 30, 7:00 pm
NYU School of Law, Greenberg Lounge, 40 Washington Square South

Reservations can be made by emailing creative.writing@nyu.edu

E. L. Doctorow is the award-winning author of numerous titles, including Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, and Andrew’s Brain, new this year from Random House. (Read a review in the Washington Post.)

The reading will be introduced by writer and NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member Darin Strauss. The event is co-sponsored by the NYU Bookstore and the Fales Library and Special Collections.

"Andrew’s Brain is cunning. . . . [A] sly book . . . This babbling Andrew is a casualty of his times, binding his wounds with thick wrappings of words, ideas, bits of story, whatever his spinning mind can unspool for him. . . . One of the things that makes [Andrew] such a terrific comic creation is that he’s both maddeningly self-delusive and scarily self-aware: He’s a fool, but he’s no innocent. . . . Andrew may not be able to enjoy his brain, but Doctorow, freely choosing to inhabit this character’s whirligig consciousness, can." —New York Times Book Review

January 29: Civil Service Reform

The NYU Office of Government and Community Affairs is happy to promote the following free and public events from one of our neighbors:  

The Citizen's Union, New York Law School and RBC Capital Markets invite you to Civil Service Reform: Tensions, Trends and Trade-offs.

Wednesday, January 29, 6:00 pm - Reception and 6:30 to 8:00 pm - Program 
New York Law School
185 W Broadway, 2nd Floor Events Center

This Civic Conversation focuses on the fiscal challenges facing the city and a review of civil service reform options and how they might produce a stronger, better supported and fairly compensated workforce that is managed well by the city, and meets the needs of taxpayers.

Panelists include:
Arthur Cheliotes, Henry Garrido, Michael Jacobson, Carol Kellermann, Ronnie Lowenstein

This event is free and open to the public.
RSVP to events@citizensunion.org

Visit the event page for more information.

January 29: Abbas Kiarostami's First Case, Second Case

New York University's Tisch School of the Arts is proud to present a screening and round table discussion entitled Poetics of Predagogy in Revolution: Abbas Kiarostami's First Case, Second Case (1979)

Wednesday, January 29, 6:15 pm
Department of Cinema Studies, Michelson Theater
721 Broadway, 6th Floor

Agnès Devictor (University of Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Jean-Michel Frodon (Slate.fr, Sciences Po Paris, St. Andrews)
Alisa Lebow (University of Sussex)
Mohammad Salemy (Independent Curator)

FIRST CASE, SECOND CASE (Kiarostami, 1979, 47’-53’) is a film made during a crucial revolutionary passage in Iran. This film was produced during the transition from Pahlavi monarchy to an Islamic republic, hence registering residual speeches that flow from one institutional space to the other. FIRST CASE, SECOND CASE builds upon an instructional cinematic staging and sociological case study of liberal pedagogy at high school level to a dizzying talking-head exchange of educational, political, artistic, religious, and judiciary expertise on the democratic fate of individual’s rights versus the sacrifice for a collective cause.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and is available first come, first seated.
Screening will have English subtitles.
For more information about the event, the film, and the panelists, visit the event page.

January 29 - TBD: Georgiou Library Childrens' Story Time

NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development presents Infant and Toddler Story Time, weekly picture book story times including songs and play. The events will be held for a half an hour every Wednesday and Thursday at the Constantine Georgiou Library.

Starting January 29, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:30-11:00 am
Constantine Georgiou Library and Resource Center for Children and Literature
239 Greene 5th Floor

Wednesdays will feature Infant Story Time for children ages 0–18 months and their caregivers; while Thursdays will be Toddler Story Time for children ages 18 months–3 years and their caregivers.

These events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but space is limited to 20 children per session. Any questions regarding the events should be directed to media specialist Kendra Tyson who can be reached at (212) 998-9028 or kendra.tyson@nyu.edu.

January 27: French Literature in the Making: Eugène Nicole

La Maison Française at NYU presents French Literature in the Making: Eugène Nicole in conversation with Olivier Barrot.

Monday, January 27, 7:00 pm
La Maison Française
16 Washington Mews (at University Place)

Each month, the French Literature in the Making series at NYU’s Maison Française welcomes a new French writer to speak about his or her work with Olivier Barrot, journalist, author, and television personality who plays a prominent role in French cultural life.

Eugène Nicole
Professor of French, NYU; novelist; author of Alaska; L’Oeuvre des mers, a cycle of five books; à coups de pieds de mouche; Les Eaux territoriales; Le Démon rassembleur(P.O.L., 2014)

Olivier Barrot
Writer, journalist, television producer and host, Un Livre un jour (France 3 and TV5); author of L’Ami posthume: Gérard Philipe; Je ne suis pas là; Le Fils perdu, co-author, La Vie culturelle dans la France occupée.

In French. 
For additional information, visit the event page.

January 22 - February 15: Photographer Bob Mizer Excavation

Devotion: Excavating Bob Mizer is on view at the 80WSE Gallery until February 15, presented by the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. Devotion is the first major institutional solo presentation of Bob Mizer's work to be shown anywhere in the world.

Tuesday - Saturday, 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
80WSE Gallery
80 Washington Square East, between W. 4th Street and Washington Street

At the time of his death, Bob Mizer was probably best known for his groundbreaking magazine Physique Pictorial: a publication that mixed photographs and illustrations with Mizer's vitriolic political meanderings. In the span of his near 50-year career, he created a body of work that both reflected and skewed American ideals of masculinity.  This exhibition of Mizer's works is organized by Billy Miller and Jonathan Berger in collaboration with Dennis Bell of The Bob Mizer Foundation and students and faculty from the NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions.

A number of public programs will take place in conjunction with the exhibition including series of panel discussions, addressing Bob Mizer’s influence on art and culture, hosted by the artist Vaginal Davis and curators Pati Hertling and Billy Miller. Andrew Lampert, Curator of Collections at Anthology Film Archives, will host a screening of selections from the 3000 films which Mizer shot over the course of his career.

The gallery is free and open to the public.

November 23 - January 18: Kristina E. Knipe Exhibition

NYU invites you to attend I Don't Know the Names of Flowers, an exhibition by Constantiner Fellowship award winner Kristina E. Knipe.

November 23- January 18, 2014
Gulf & Western Gallery
721 Broadway, Lobby (rear)

Gallery Hours: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM weekdays
                         Noon- 5:00 PM Saturdays

Beginning in 2012, Knipe posted advertisements on the New York City Craigslist, hoping to open up existing narratives surrounding this subculture. Knipe, having struggled with self-injury since she was 12, believes "those who self-injure are largely misunderstood. Each individual has a different relationship to this act; many harbor an immense amount of guilt about their scars, often going to great lengths in order to hide them."

Originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, Knipe earned her BFA from New York University's Tisch School of Arts in 2012, and received an award from the Photographer's Fellowship Fund at the Center of Photography Woodstock in 2013. Most recently she was named a finalist in the international Critical Mass competition.

This event is free and open to the public. Photo ID is required when entering the building.

For more information visit the event page.