La MaMa Puppet Slam 2023

Some local events that caught our eye this week:

  • Puppet Slam 2023, curated by Jane Catherine Shaw, comes to La MaMa Downstairs on February 16th – 19th, featuring a variety of original works of puppetry in a wide range of genres and styles.
  • Auto-Organics: Robots for a Living Earth”, a multimedia art show will be presented by //PIXELMOUTH at Grace Space (182 Avenue C) on February 17th from 7pm-11pm. The show combines performance and installation, including artists utilizing 3D animation, live coded visuals, sculpture, glitch projection, musical performance, dance, experimental video game and more. 
  • Curatorial AIRspace Residency Exhibition: with Wardrobe opened this weekend at Abrons Arts Center and runs through April 9th. Residents 2022–23 Laura Serejo Genes & Kiyoto Koseki present “with Wardrobe,” a group exhibition featuring works of assemblage and performance, reflecting on self-styling “as a practice that bridges private and public realms of appearance.”
  • The Seward Park Library is offering a 17-part weekly lecture series (online only) on Dante’s Divine Comedy. The series begins on April 27th at 6:00pm. They write: “Surely one of the most ambitious works of literature ever written, Dante’s  Divine Comedy tells the story of how the author’s soul journeyed from the exile of a “dark wood” towards the light of its Native Land in God, in whose Image it was created. Steeped in the political, theological, and philosophical engagements of its time, this series of seventeen lectures seeks to assist the reader and the merely curious alike in understanding the world of Dante, so that we may better understand ourselves.”

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