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Make Some Noise: Yves Tumor’s Experiencing the Deposit of Faith by Domenick Ammirati
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A daydream by a night owl.

Recalibrating Sense: Cassils at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts by Tess Altman
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The body as social sculpture.

Adrienne Truscott by Erin Markey
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The performers consider memory, autobiography, and stand-up in Truscott’s groundbreaking comedy about rape, Asking for It, showing this November at NYU’s Skirball Center.

Suzanne Bocanegra by John Haskell
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By casting actors to perform as herself, Bocanegra considers “the nature of presentation itself.” Lili Taylor stars in her Farmhouse/Whorehouse at BAM’s Next Wave Festival this December.

Vesuvius in Your Mind: On Joan Jonas’s Early Films by Mónica Savirón
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Uncovering the artist’s innovations and legacies.

Gender Trouble in Queer Paradise by Tavia Nyong'o
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Future St. is set in an America in which homosexuality has triumphed over heterosexuality, cloning has replaced sexual reproduction, and California has seceded from the mainland United States to form the gay male state of “Clonifornia.”

Missing Contexts: The Pioneering Work of Halprin, Forti, and Rainer by Karla Kelsey
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Tracing the lineage of feminism and social justice in postmodern dance.

What Objects Can Do: on Jiro Takamatsu by William Corwin
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A new look at the actions, drawings, and sculpture of the late Japanese artist.

Wu Tsang & boychild by Tess Altman
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“It’s about creating the conditions for a moment.”

Portfolio by Jonathan VanDyke
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Jonathan VanDyke is an artist based in New York City.

Filming the Unspeakable: The Cinema of Yvonne Rainer by Dana Reinoos
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Radical feminist films from the legendary choreographer, artist, and dancer

Okkyung Lee and Ikue Mori
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Two improvisers and composers discuss their involvement in New York’s experimental music scene.

Ieva Misevičiūtė by Melanie Bonajo
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A performance artist who grew up in the circus uses clowning, street dance, and butoh in playful and provocative combinations.

John Giorno by Verne Dawson
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A pioneer of New York’s downtown scene in the ’60s and ’70s recalls how he found his vocation as a poet.

John Giorno’s Archives
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A selection curated by Marcia Bassett

14 Person Poem by Jeff Dolven
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Incorporating poems by Maureen McLane, Dorothea von Moltke, Geoffrey Nutter, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Sal Randolph, Mónica de la Torre, and Monica Youn

Steffani Jemison by Ben Lerner
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Early film, nineteenth-century science fiction, and experimental musical languages serve a young artist’s explorations of race and our political present.

Ron Athey by Zackary Drucker
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From the Pentecostal churches of his youth to ’80s underground Goth punk and queer clubs to museums around the world, an iconic performance artist tells his story.

David Levine by James N. Kienitz Wilkins
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Body swapping, infinite loops, and ’70s conspiracy thrillers haunt the dynamic performances of a movie-loving artist and the actors he works with.

Aki Sasamoto’s Delicate Cycle by David Everitt Howe
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With charmingly deadpan humor, Aki Sasamoto’s performances and installations tease out just how small human existence is; despite our more evolved intellect, advanced motor skills, and ability to read and appreciate Proust, we’re all basically rats at heart, just with the added bonus of self-reflection and a love for rosé.

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