NADA Presents in Collaboration with Kickstarter
Saturday, March 4
11am CONTEMPORARY DRAG VIDEO Screenings curated by Gordon Robichaux, presented with Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
12pm SPY IN THE WILD; ALLOCUTION AND DISCUSSION
Ana María Montenegro’s performance explores the relationship between politics and mass populists sport events within the context of the ongoing peace process in Colombia. The speech is a collage made using language that politicians and sportsmen use when addressing the public. Presented with CARNE Gallery.
1pm CONTEMPORARY DRAG: THE DRAG EXPLOSION WITH LINDA SIMPSON
A narrated slideshow of Simpson’s photographs documenting NYC’s drag-queen scene from the late 1980’s through the mid 1990’s. Followed by book signing at the NADA Shop.
2pm JACOLBY SATTERWHITE TALK
A presentation by artist Jacolby Satterwhite, presented with Moran Bondaroff. All events streamed live on Know Wave.
3pm ANHEDONIA: JACKY CONNOLLY IN CONVERSATION WITH CHRISSIE ILES
Artist Jacky Connolly in conversation with Chrissie Iles, the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, introduced by David Gryn of Daata Editions.
4pm POWER BALLAD< A PERFORMANCE BY KRISTEN JENSEN
“Power Ballad" is a durational performance examining the interplay between cultural femininity in the female role of Catherine-the protagonist of Pippin-and Jensen’s mimic of this song. Singing at intervals of ten minutes for an hour straight, Jensen’s rendition, sung almost 50 years later, displaces the identity of the song’s original context, and questions the role of a female identity now. This rendition of the original song gives a darkly humorous view on what it means to be a “certain” kind of women within historical trajectory. Presented with Abrons Arts Center.
5pm ACOUSTIC SOUND BLANKETS, A PERFORMANCE BY BASEERA KHAN
Nested underneath sound blankets, Abrons Art Center Artist in Resident Baseera Khan and another female performer hum and dance together to compose music while photo documentation and screen printed ephemera display the relationship between her own body and the body of a fellow female performing at another time. This documentation of past performance, and sounds created while performing, locates them in a historical motif, while the choreography creates a new plural history we share.
5:30pm BAGOMANCY: PREDICTING THE FUTURE WITH JOSIE THE BAG
What do you want to know about the coming year? What’s in the cards for you personally? The bag will tell all. Melissa Brown, channeling Josie and the collective power of imagination, will become an oracle who sees the future in the contents of her purse. Presented with Essex Flowers.
6pm RECONSTRUCTION, A PERFORMANCE BY PHOEBE BERGLUND
This is a reconstruction of a dance floor that was built 12 months ago. Choregraphed and performed by Phoebe Berglund, with stormy budwig, Jessica Cook, Nikima Jagudajev, Katrina Reid.
IN COLLABORATION WITH KICKSTARTER
NADA and Kickstarter are excited to present a series of conversations, performances, and events during NADA New York.
New voices in contemporary art and culture share the stage in an eclectic line-up of public programs.
Kickstarter champions projects from artists and cultural institutions that inspire the public to get involved.
Audio from NADA Presents will be streaming live and archived on know-wave.com.