Arts Watch


Conceptual artist Mark Leckey will be at the Abrons Arts Center tonight through Saturday, with his piece, In the Long Tail
It is presented in conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art’s Performance Exhibition SeriesLeckey won last year's controversal Turner Prize, given annually to a British visual artist under fifty. In the Long Tail is part lecture, part monologue, part living sculpture. It considers 20th-century broadcasting and takes on the "long tail" theory
of Internet-based economics. Watch a new film by Mark on YouTube here.

NewMuseumNews_200910events_ImageChoreographer Trajal Harrell will be at The New Museum tonight and tomorrow with a piece from Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church. The project, co-presented with Danspace, is
the collective and shared title of five dances in five sizes: Extra
Small (XS), Small (S), Medium (M), Large (L), and Extra Large (XL),
choreographed by Trajal Harrell. In his own words, this new work
explores the question, “What would have happened in 1963 if someone
from the voguing ball scene in Harlem had come downtown to perform
alongside the early postmoderns at Judson Church?” You can see a live performance made with Dance Theater Workshop here

Abrons Announces Fall Season


Mark Leckey's In the Long Tail, "part lecture, part monologue, part living sculpture".

Abrons Arts Center has announced its eclectic fall season of performances, which kicks off with Mark Leckey's In the Long Tail, in conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art's Performance Exhibition Series. The season also includes a Steampunk Haunted House (view an unrelated YouTube video about the Steampunk movement here), an afternoon with the Paul Taylor Dance Co. (in honor of their recent move to the Lower East Side) and the return of Banana Bag & Bodice in December. For the full schedule and details visit Abrons here.