Gysin’s Ghost: Poetry Marathon at The New Museum

The New Museum will be hosting a big poetry “get-together” in a marathon tribute to Brion Gysin (in connection with their current exhibit, Brion Gysin: Dream Machine) on Saturday in their panoramic Sky Room. Three generations of poets will participate in a daylong poetry reading.

The Lo-Down List: This Week’s Happenings

Our weekly look at upcoming happenings on the Lower East Side.  If you have a neighborhood event you would like us to post, please email us here.

Ackroyd and Belushi are The Blues Brothers - at the Sunshine this weekend.

Wed., August 11

  • Tenement Talks hosts author Ghita Schwarz in conversation with Sara Ivry. They will discuss her novel, Displaced Persons, a story of a group of Holocaust survivors struggling to remake their lives and cope with the stigma of their pasts in the wake of monumental Nazi horrors. FREE // 6:30pm // Tenement Museum – 108 Orchard St.

New Museum Opens Brion Gysin Retrospective: Dream Machine

Bryon Gysin with Dreamachine at Musée des Art Décoratifs, Paris, 1962. © Harold Chapman/Topham/The Image Works

The New Museum is presenting the first US retrospective of the work of the painter, performer, poet, and writer Brion Gysin.  Gysin came to prominence in the late 1950s when he lived and worked at the infamous Beat Hotel in Paris and was a close friend and collaborator of William S. Burroughs.