Pope.L

Another Kind of Love: John Cage’s “Silence,” By Hand, 2013 (detail)
Courtesy the artist

Pope.L Cage Unrequited

Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center, 107 Suffolk St #312 MAP
FREE

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.

Artist

Event Title
Date & Time
Description
Price
  • Sat. Nov 16, 2:45 pm
An exchange between artist and viewer in which the artist offers participants hats constructed from newspapers in exchange for an idea.
FREE
  • Sat. Nov 16, 2:00 pm
Cyrus fries a saxophone while reciting a poem based on the Texas Tenor saxophone tradition.
FREE
  • Sat. Nov 16, 1:00 pm
  • Sat. Nov 16, 4:00 pm
Pond is one of Patterson’s earliest action scores, written for nine performers and inviting the spectator to become participant
  • Thu. Nov 14, 7:00 pm
Norris creates a live painting and dancers activate a new Nengudi sculpture in a pair of performances.
  • Tue. Nov 12, 8:00 pm
The first-ever retrospective concert of the Fluxus founder's “action as composition” works.