Another Kind of Love: John Cage’s “Silence,” By Hand, 2013 (detail)
Courtesy the artist
Pope.L Cage Unrequited
- Saturday, November 16, 10:58 am
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center, 107 Suffolk St #312 MAP
Iconic performance artist Pope.L’s (formerly William Pope.L, b. 1955, Newark, NJ; lives and works in Chicago) Cage Unrequited is a 25-hour marathon reading of John Cage’s edited anthology, Silence: Lectures and Writings (1961) by over 80 invited collaborators. The performance functions as a refuge, proposing a relationship between the earlier artist’s ideas of indeterminacy, mysticism and chance and the work of contemporary black artists.
Three Duets, Seven Variations, a special series for the Performa 13 biennial, pairing six intergenerational artists for seven programs, is presented as part of Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art. This program is organized by Adrienne Edwards, Performa, and Thomas J. Lax, The Studio Museum in Harlem.
Radical Presence is curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver, Senior Curator, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and presented in New York in two parts: Part I at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery (September 10–December 7, 2013) and Part II at The Studio Museum in Harlem (November 14, 2013–March 9, 2014).
Co-organized by the Grey Art Gallery, NYU; The Studio Museum in Harlem; and Performa.
- Sat. Nov 16, 2:45 pm
- Sat. Nov 16, 2:00 pm
- Sat. Nov 16, 1:00 pm
- Sat. Nov 16, 4:00 pm
- Thu. Nov 14, 7:00 pm
- Tue. Nov 12, 8:00 pm