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Zero Culture Panel -- NYC



Monday, Dec. 12, 2005; 7:30pm
The Theresa Lang Community and Student Center,
The New School 55 W. 13th St. , 2nd Floor
New York, NY
$8 at the door Free for students with valid ID

What's happening to the arts at Ground Zero? When did culture and memorial become incompatible? Your voice is needed at an important discussion about how the arts fit into the redevelopment plans downtown. With: Tom Bernstein,Thelma Golden, Hans Haacke, Mike Wallace, and Bob Yaro. Paul Goldberger moderates.

Bios & more

About NYU Strike



Teaching assistants at NYU conducted a union drive in 1999-2000, won an election, and affiliated with the United Auto Workers (in a local that also includes other educational professionals in NYC such as Museum of  Modern Art and New York Historical Society employees). The NYU administration fought hard against the union but was ultimately forced to recognize and negotiate with it by the National Labor Relations Board. There  followed a 3 year contract that brought the teaching assistants health benefits and a stipend increase. During  this time the university ran quite smoothly.

Automated Biography at Eyebeam

Robot Clothes

Automated Biography
Saturday, November 19, 2005
540 West 21st Street

$5 suggested donation.

12-2pm Exhibition of work by Robot Clothes and panel participants

What I Did Today: 11/16/05


Bored at the Death Star I ventured out today:

Somehow I missed out on the  Mike Kelley gene  because I've never thought much of his work even though I do admit to a bit of sympathy for what he tries to do. Alas, there's no sparks, not even in the acres and acres of work now at Gagosian in Chelsea titled "Day is Done". I do admit that he's got the whole schizophrenic market cornered but others do it much more economically. And what's with the ridiculous report on the opening by David Rimanelli on the Artforum site:

Rainer Ganahl, the Politics of Learning

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Wallach Art Gallery Features Rainer Ganahl, the Politics of Learning

Columbia University
New York City
Through December 10, 2005 

ArtCast Featuring Bruce Sterling

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 ArtCast Basel's Barbara Strebel and Patrik Tschudin talk about and to writer Bruce Sterling.

THE THING Housewarming


THE THING housewarming and welcome for THING.residency artists Jan Gerber and Daniel Pflumm

The Death Star, NYC
November 9, 2005

left: Joerg Lohse strikes a pose


Liberty, fraternity and equality...


GH and I were talking about this just this morning  at breakfast and he came to the same conclusion, that the riots in France not about poverty or religion but about the police.


November 9, 2005

Inside French Housing Project, Feelings of Being the Outsiders

ÉVRY, France, Nov. 8 - Amin Kouidri, 20, has been hunting for a job for more than two years now and spends his days drifting around a government housing project here under the watchful gaze of France's national police.

Art Dirt Redux: High Line Chelsea

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Chris Doyle at Jessica Murray Projects
Art Dirt Redux makes the rounds onNovember 4, 2005. Highlights include Anthony McCall and Julia Lokta at Eyebeam and Gordon Matta-Clark at Creative Time's The Plain of Heaven exhibition.

Dialogue with the Philosopher Toni Negri



The Italian philosopher Toni Negri analyzes the United States’ invasion of Iraq as a “defeat.” He spoke to Pagina/12 from the recuperated Hotel Bauen, expounding an auspicious perspective for Latin America and criticizing the “traditional” European left.

The Italian philosopher and militant Toni Negri is in Argentina for a second time. He is arriving from a trip to Chile and is now headed to Brazil. After having launched a worldwide polemic with his book Empire, about the end of the age of classical imperialism, he is now convinced that we find ourselves in an anomalous period for Latin America because it has finally ceased to be “the back porch” of the United States. From the Argentine crisis in 2001 to the current crisis in Brazil, passing through the failed coup in Venezuela and the Andean revolts, Negri reads a profound continental change capable of giving way to a multilateralism that will dispute North American pretensions toward an imperialist sovereignty. In his dialogue with Pagina/12, he insists that Latin America is further along than Europe with regard to its ability to think the relation between social movements and governments through the experimentation of a democratic radicalism.