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The Outsider Art Fair (January 19 - 22, 2017) at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th St, New York, NY ) celebrates art that is (according to Jean Dubuffet) “works produced by persons unscathed by artistic culture, where mimicry plays little or no part (contrary to the activities of intellectuals). These artists derive everything...from their own depths, and not from the conventions of classical or fashionable art.”
Along with the usual exhibitions, galleries, and auctions, nne of the highlights of the festival is “The Barack Obama Readings”, in which festival guests and attendees, and members of the public recite quotations from President Barack Obama across several sessions, celebrating Obama’s legacy at this turning point in our nation’s history.
The Draw Me Your City section of the show invites parents to bring their children’s drawings so they can be embroidered on clothes and tote bags, with the proceeds going to Zellidja Foundation and helping young adults see the world.
The panel discussion From Obscurity to Prominence: The Discovery and Stewardship of Outsider Art, dissects the quandary of how to handle an artist's’ legacy when they have passed away and are only now gaining notoriety.
To learn more, go to http://outsiderartfair.com/
Outsider Art FairJanuary 19 - 22, 2017
Metropolitan Pavilion125 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011
The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) will bring more than 3,600 artists and performing industry leaders from the worlds of dance, theater, music, opera, family programing and more to New York City on January 6 - 10, 2017 at the New York Hilton Midtown (1335 6th Ave, New York, NY) and the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel (811 7th Ave, New York, NY).
APAP provides a platform for artists, presenters, promoters, and other performing arts professionals to reflect and engage in discussions current issues such as cultural conflict and social justice. With a plethora of contests, workshops, exhibitions, and panel discussions, APAP engages both industry pros and people looking to get their foot into the world of performing arts.
Panels include “Changing the Flow: Creativity, Innovation and Disruption at Work,” a discussion exploring the creative capacities needed to advance culture, build community and address the most pressing challenges of today. For a bit of audience participation and competition, there’s the APAP “5 Minutes to SHINE!” competition where artists, presenters, agents and other industry professionals share a compelling story or idea in an exciting pecha kucha format and the audience votes on one winner. The Cultural Exchange Laboratory provides the opportunity for sharing and supporting innovative work created by artists from abroad, as well as U.S.-based artists with roots in other countries and cultures.
APAP is an excelent opportunity to learn more about growing and changing world of performin arts.
To learn more, go to: http://www.apapnyc.apap365.org/Pages/default.aspx
APAP NYC January 6 - 10, 2017
New York Hilton Midtown1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel811 7th Ave, New York, NY
Strange and nightmarish, and yet frighteningly grounded in reality, the art of Ralph Steadman has tapped into the socio-political id of the world for the past 50 years. Now the work of this legendary illustrator is on display at the Society of Illustrators (128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY).
A Retrospective: Ralph Steadman spans three floors of the building and includes his work for children (his award winning illustrations for Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass), his satirical work for Punch, and his lengthy body of work with gonzo journalist Hunter Thompson. Steadman’s working relationship with Thompson included Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ‘72, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream, with art on loan from Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone.
To learn more, go to: https://www.societyillustrators.org/exhibits/retrospective
A Retrospective: Ralph SteadmanSeptember 6 - October 22, 2016
The Society of Illustrators128 E 63rd StreetNew York, NY 10065
Welcome to our strange new future of streaming services pitted against streaming services. SundanceNow, the streaming arm of the Sundance TV and Film Festival, is now offering a “ advertising-free boutique SVOD service” called SundanceNow Doc Club featuring documentaries curated by the likes of Ira Glass, Susan Sarandon and Anthony Bourdain. Now on feature are documentaries curated by Going Clear and Taxi to the Dark Side director Alex Gibney. Documentaries include the Talking Head’s concert film Stop Making Sense, the Cold War stock footage parade that is The Atomic Cafe, and examination of heiress turned heist-perp in Guerrilla- The Taking of Patty Hearst.
To learn more, go to: http://www.docclub.com/
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