NEW MUSEUM 235 Bowery, NYC (Sky Room) ICONS IN ASH, THE ULTIMATE BOOK PARTY presented by THE NEW MUSEUM BOOKSTORE Friday, May 12, 7-10pm Death related art, music, and spoken word performances by Jonas Mekas, Jennifer Elster, Queen Esther, Deborah Lutz, Danielle Blau, Nora Fox, Ulrich Baer, Christine Isherwood, Hot Glue & The Gun, Lutz Rath, Christopher Willauer, Jane LeCroy, Anthony Haden-Guest, and Ursula Scherrer. For more information please visit: IconsInAsh.com, UbuGallery.com and HeideHatry.com Access to the book party only with RSVP confirmation number: RSVP.BookParty.NewMuseumStore@gmail.com Confirmation numbers are only available until May 10, 6pm. This event is sponsored by Michelle Ross, Ubu Gallery, and Station Hill Press Biographies of the performers: Ulrich Baer was born in Germany, lived in California, Massachusetts and Connecticut. He was a Varsity oarsman at Harvard and earned a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Yale and is the editor of Rilke’s Letters on Life, a literary theorist who has written on the representation of trauma in poetry and photography, and a fiction writer who has published a collection of short stories set in contemporary China. He teaches at New York University where he is also Vice Provost. He will read from Rainer Maria Rilke’s condolence letters. Danielle Blau’s Rhyme and Reason: Poetry, Philosophy, and the Art of Living the Big Questions is forthcoming from W.W. Norton. Her collection mere eye was selected for a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Award, and she curates/ hosts the monthly Gavagai Music + Reading Series.Danielle will perform Nth Sunday in Ordinary Time Native New Yorker Jennifer Elster is […]
Icons in Ash, Death in Music — Female Voice Festival Concert & Spoken Word Performances West Park Presbyterian Church 165 W. 86th St. (Amsterdam Ave.) Heide Hatry: Icons in Ash, Cremation Portraits, an exhibition at Ubu Gallery, inspired this concert, in which the curators Jane LeCroy and Heide Hatry try to reintegrate life and death: to touch death, work with death, to let it speak in its mundanity, its grandeur, its familiarity and its mystery, its uniqueness and its universality, to redeem it from oblivion, to give it its own life again. Featuring the following artists: Tammy Faye Starlite Nicole Peyrafitte Katelyn Richards Queen Esther christine Isherwood Danielle Blau Nora Fox Kaila Mullad Victoire Oberkampf: Karoline Rose Stanislavska Milica Paranosic Liana Gabel Hot Glue and the Gun Anastasia Petropoulos Katelyn Richards and more! For more information, click here.