Performance: Clifford Owens, Five Day’s Worth at Third Streaming Clifford Owens is presenting a cryptic piece for Performa 13, composed of five performances with zero description on the website. What we do know is that the first one is tonight, it’s called “In The Dark,” and like the others, it will “include the activation of objects and the staging of conflicts and resolutions.” In this vein, audience members at the final performance on Friday are required to bring an object they’d like Mr. Owens to perform with. —Zoë Lescaze Third Streaming, 10 Greene Street, New York, 8-10 p.m., check the site for full schedule.Read More
The following email from UNTITLED., another art fair taking place in Miami during Art Basel in December, landed in our inbox today:
“The UNTITLED. team is extremely grateful for your interest in our 2013 fair. It appears there was an unfortunate malfunction with our email provider which sent a VIP email, meant for our previously determined VIP list, to our entire mail list. While we cannot extend VIP access to you this year, we would like to encourage you to apply for VIP status for next year’s UNTITLED. fair, which will have even more exciting VIP events planned.”
Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue, which organizes awards on a rotating basis in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago and Houston, announced the winners of its inaugural award cycle in Los Angeles. The recipients of a $15,000 prize awarding artistic excellence were Cayetano Ferrer and Nicole Miller. Recipients of a $3,000 prize were Vishal Jugdeo, Stanya Kahn and Kerry Tribe.
Kelly Taxter, a co-founder of the now closed Taxter & Spengemann Gallery, will be joining the Jewish Museum as an assistant curator. Ms. Taxter will work with the museum’s deputy director of exhibitions and public programs, Jens Hoffmann, in organizing the institution’s expanding contemporary art program.
And we’re back. In the front of the book this month, Artforum has Michael Heizer and Jeffrey Weiss on Walter De Maria and Laurie Simmons on Sarah Charlesworth, Bob Nickas on its September 1969 issue and Charlotte Birnbaum on Mary Ann Caws’s Modern Art Cookbook. In the features section we get heavyweights sounding off on Thomas Hirschhorn’s Gramsci Monument and the work of the Italian architect Carlo Scarpa, plus the second part of Thierry de Duve’s serial treatise. In short, lots of strong, interest stuff.
Party: Creative Time’s Fall Ball at Output
This year’s fall ball will “be an immersive hyper-colorized dancethon” with a long, long list of hosts and “mind-altering” music from JD Samson, Tiki Disco, Jeffrey Tonnesen and The Dolls. —Zoë Lescaze
On Sunday, Lady Gaga, who has a new album out called ARTPOP, will “debut an exhibition of different works of art that the popstar created in collaboration with Jeff Koons, Marina Abramovic, Inez & Vinoodh, Robert Wilson, Benjamin Rollins Caldwell and Gaga’s own TechHaus.” Allow me to quote from the press release a little more because it’s just too good: