THE WHITNEY TO PRESENT MYTH ASTRAY: A PROJECT BY ARTO LINDSAY

Brazilian-American artist and experimental composer Arto Lindsay will present MYTH ASTRAY, a series of talks, screenings, and musical performances at the Whitney from September 7 to 10.

On the occasion of the current Whitney exhibitions Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium and Calder: Hypermobility, MYTH ASTRAY brings together a multidisciplinary group of artists and scholars to explore the themes of Oiticica’s work and life. Lindsay kicks off the project with the debut of a site-specific installation and a ticketed solo performance on Thursday evening, September 7, in the Museum’s Susan and John Hess Theater. He returns on Saturday, September 9, to perform with the noisemakers and instrument-like objects made by Alexander Calder that were inspired by his travels to Brazil in the late 1940s.

 

Thursday, September 7
8 pm: Arto Lindsay in Concert

Tickets are required ($25 adults; $18 members, students and seniors). Capacity is limited, and all tickets are standing room only. Visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance.

Friday, September 8
3 pm: “Beyond the Image Problem: Hélio Oiticica and Tropicália,” a talk by Christopher Dunn
4 pm: Screening of Júlio Bressane’s O Anjo Nasceu, 1969 (90 min)
6 pm: “Gambiarra rocks: from the concrete to the precarious; from the individual to the collective in Hélio Oiticica,” a talk by Pedro Meira Monteiro
7:30 pm: Performance by Gustavo di Dalva
8:30 pm: “Manhatã: Brazilian in New York,” a talk by Barbara Browning

Saturday, September 9
12 pm: “Manhatã: Brazilian in New York,” a talk by Barbara Browning
2 pm: Performance of Alexander Calder’s noisemakers
3 pm: Performance of Alexander Calder’s noisemakers
4:30 pm: Performance by Gustavo di Dalva
5 pm: “Beyond the Image Problem: Hélio Oiticica and Tropicália,” a talk by Christopher Dunn
6 pm: Performance by Gustavo di Dalva
6:30 pm: “Gambiarra rocks: from the concrete to the precarious; from the individual to the collective in Hélio Oiticica,” a talk by Pedro Meira Monteiro
8:30 pm: Screening of Júlio Bressane’s Film Cuidado Madame, 1970 (70 min)

Sunday, September 10
11 am: “Beyond the Image Problem: Hélio Oiticica and Tropicália,” a talk by Christopher Dunn
12 pm: “Manhatã: Brazilian in New York,” a talk by Barbara Browning
1 pm: Performance by Gustavo di Dalva
1:30 pm: “Gambiarra rocks: from the concrete to the precarious; from the individual to the collective in Hélio Oiticica,” a talk by Pedro Meira Monteiro
2:30 pm: Performance by Gustavo di Dalva
4 pm: Screening of Júlio Bressane’s Film Matou a Família e Foi ao Cinema, 1969 (90 min)

Start Date

September 7, 2017

End Date

September 10, 2017

Hours

12:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Address

Whitney Museum, 99 Gansevoort St., New York, NY

Event Type

Ticketed

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