Kink and Politics: The Ties That Bind at David Nolan Gallery
6:00 pm18:00

Kink and Politics: The Ties That Bind at David Nolan Gallery

  • David Nolan Gallery

Curated by Wardell Milan

June 22 – July 28, 2017

David Nolan Gallery is pleased to announce Kink and Politics: The Ties That Bind, an exhibition curated by Wardell Milan. On view from June 22 through July 28, 2017, the exhibition explores the ideas of sexual deviance and government legislation –which Milan finds associations between in the work of the ten participating artists.

Marginalia: Open Sessions 10 at the Drawing Center
6:30 pm18:30

Marginalia: Open Sessions 10 at the Drawing Center

  • Drawing Center

In conjunction with Marginalia: Open Sessions 10, please join us for a program featuring Morgan Bassichis; E. Tammy Kim; and Sheryl Oppenheim and Janelle Poe. 

Morgan Bassichis will lead a short, moving workshop that will equip audience members with multiple skills that are, frankly, very important. E. Tammy Kim will discuss the language and politics of "borders," in connection with the art on display. Janelle Poe will read selections from “Black & White Studies” and, alongside artist Sheryl Oppenheim, discuss permeating artistic, sociopolitical, ideological and physical boundaries in their work and beyond.

Danspace Project Gala 2017 Honoring Rebel Angels: Douglas Crimp, Ishmael Houston-Jones, and Lucy Sexton
6:00 pm18:00

Danspace Project Gala 2017 Honoring Rebel Angels: Douglas Crimp, Ishmael Houston-Jones, and Lucy Sexton

Danspace Project’s Gala 2017 honors Rebel Angels Douglas Crimp, Ishmael Houston-Jones, and Lucy Sexton for their three-decade commitment to dance, art, activism, and moving the culture forward.

Introductory remarks by
Tanya Barfield, Thomas J. Lax, Ralph Lemon, and Lori E. Seid.

Performances by
Morgan Bassichis
Laurie Berg and Friends
Raja Feather Kelly as DRELLA
Meredith Monk
the duet choreographed by Reggie Wilson and performed by Paul Hamilton and Raja Feather Kelly
Excerpt from Variations on Themes from Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life and other works by John Bernd, directed by Ishmael Houston-Jones and Miguel Gutierrez in collaboration with Jennifer Monson and Nick Hallett (originally presented this fall as part of Danspace Project’s Platform 2016: Lost & Found)
and more to be announced

Performance-only tickets are available!

6:00P.M. Garden Reception
7:00P.M. Welcome & Dinner
8:30P.M. Performances

Morgan Bassichis Sings Protest Songs at the Gay Bar
7:00 pm19:00

Morgan Bassichis Sings Protest Songs at the Gay Bar

An evening of music and stories to soothe your despair and stoke your outrage, unless Morgan screws it up! 


Featuring Kyle Combs (electronics, percussion, vocals), Sam Greenleaf Miller (percussion, vocals), Elizabeth LoPiccolo (flute, vocals), and Rhys Ziemba (bass).

Cabaret Anti Fa
8:00 pm20:00

Cabaret Anti Fa

Cabaret Anti Fa

Alicia Hall Moran
Malcolm Hall Moran
Jonas Hall Moran
Dr. Malik Julian Gaines
Marina Rosenfeld
Alexandro Segade
Morgan Bassichis
Gregg Bordowitz

Artists Space Dialogues
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 8 p.m.
Doors open 7.30 p.m.

Artists Space Books & Talks
55 Walker Street

$10 Entrance
Members Free, Guaranteed Entry


…brings people together
wanting an air, an attitude, a tune
something to hold with others
a mood, a sentiment, a feeling in common
because these are dangerous times
and artists respond
with music and song…


“BATTLE HIM: The American Kids”
Alicia Hall Moran, mezzo-soprano
Malcolm Hall Moran, violin
& Jonas Hall Moran, guitar

“A Kurt Weill Songbook”
Dr. Malik Julian Gaines with Marina Rosenfeld

“Black Bloc Party”
Alexandro Segade with Malik Gaines

“More Protest Songs”
Morgan Bassichis

With M.C. Gregg Bordowitz

Artists Space Dialogues takes the format of a public conversation between two people. Initiated by art historian Bettina Funcke in 2016, the series traverses the work, thinking, histories, trajectories, and processes of figures of influence in the field of contemporary art and visual culture.

A new season of Dialogues, led by writer, artist and activist Gregg Bordowitz, opens with a departure from the dialogue format, and introduces, instead, the cabaret. A conversation with Andrea Fraser will follow in April.

Song in the Expanded Field: Morgan Bassichis, Ethan Philbrick, and Mariana Valencia
8:00 pm20:00

Song in the Expanded Field: Morgan Bassichis, Ethan Philbrick, and Mariana Valencia

  • Skirball Center for the Performing Arts Rehearsal Studio

Taking Rosalind Krauss's 1978 essay "Sculpture in the Expanded Field" as a point of departure, this evening brings together three artists and writers to consider how songs are operating as material within contemporary performance. What is the promise of song? How do songs gather and disperse political feelings in our contemporary moment? What is the relationship between song and critique? Morgan Bassichis, Ethan Philbrick, and Mariana Valencia will present recent work alongside one another in an informal evening that aims to explore the relationship between song, emotion, gender, race, humor, and politics.

Thursday, March, 23rd 2017
doors open at 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm performance

Skirball Center for the Performing Arts Rehearsal Studio
566 LaGuardia Place


limited capacity, first come first serve, no late seating

support provided by Women and Performance: A journal of feminist theory


My Barbarian: PoLAAT Outro: Pre-Apocalypse
Dec 17

My Barbarian: PoLAAT Outro: Pre-Apocalypse

  • New Museum of Contemporary Art

What happens when consensus fails? When the collective makes the wrong choice? In an age of mediated celebritocracy, Is democracy doomed? While answers are hard to come by, some coping mechanisms, as well as strategies for resistance, are offered in Pre-Apocalypse, the group-authored final performance of the Post-Living Ante-Action Theater (PoLAAT), an eight-year project first initiated at the New Museum in 2008. The collective My Barbarian leads an international—and intersectional—group of actors, dancers, musicians and visual artists, in a performance that reflects on the legacies of the Obama era and the new political realities on the horizon. While some may look to art as an escape, the PoLAAT engages the audience with the playful, painful process of being in a group. There is no escape. Enjoy the struggle!

The luminary cast of this, the second of two final PoLAAT performances, both presented at the New Museum as part of the Fall 2016 R&D Season: DEMOCRACY, includes: Morgan Bassichis, Jasmine Hughes, Obehi Janice, Amber Marsh, Sam Greenleaf Miller, Will Rawls, Manuel Rodríguez, Meir Tati, and Larissa Velez-Jackson.

Working at the intersection of theater, visual arts, and critical practice, the collective My Barbarian (Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon, and Alexandro Segade) uses performance to theatricalize social problems and imagine ways of being together. The group’s New Museum exhibition and residency, “The Audience is Always Right,” are organized as part of the Department of Education and Public Engagement’s R&D Season: DEMOCRACY. The residency will include a series of workshops, performances, and public programs that will culminate the eight-year international tour of My Barbarian’s project the PoLAAT. The performances and workshops will bring together performers and artists from different backgrounds and cultural sites—including choreographers, actors, musicians, and visual artists from Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas—to collectively consider current political situations near and far. The title of the exhibition and related residency takes on a critical and ironic undertone in this dangerous moment when politics are more hyperbolic and spectacle-driven than ever before: “The Audience is Always Right.” Except, of course, when they are wrong.

Readings and performances in response to Zoe Leonard's "I want a president"
1:00 pm13:00

Readings and performances in response to Zoe Leonard's "I want a president"

High Line Art hosts an afternoon of readings and performances in response to Zoe Leonard’s I want a president (1992), which is currently on view on the western pillar of The Standard, High Line, through November 17, 2016. Readings and performances will be presented by Morgan Bassichis, Justin Vivian Bond, Nath Ann Carrera, Mel Elberg, Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade, Sharon Hayes, Layli Long Soldier, Fred Moten, Eileen Myles, Pamela Sneed, and Wu Tsang. 

Wendy's Subway Reading Room at BAM Next Wave Festival
7:00 pm19:00

Wendy's Subway Reading Room at BAM Next Wave Festival

  • BAM Fisher Building

Readings and Performances on Tuesday 10/4 7pm by Svetlana Kitto & Amelia Bande, Charity Coleman & Morgan Bassichis, and Wo Chan & Rob Rusli. More at

The writer-operated, Bushwick-based library Wendy’s Subway comes to BAM this fall for Next Wave Art, offering audiences the chance to read, write, and engage with selections from its extensive collection of historical and contemporary print publications. The Reading Room will include works on theater, dance, performance theory, and contemporary poetics and showcase titles curated by Next Wave artists performing in the BAM Fisher building, rotated monthly.

Every month, the Reading Room will also host workshops led by contemporary performers and writers, as well as readings by New York City-based practitioners. See below for a full listing of events. And check back monthly for more details.


As If You Me: Fall Mixer with Women & Performance
4:00 pm16:00

As If You Me: Fall Mixer with Women & Performance

  • Center for Performance Research

Women & Performance, a journal of feminist theory, is committed to expanding the boundaries of scholarship to include experimental and artist driven work. We invite the NYU Performance Studies program and the New York experimental performance community to come together for the second annual “back to school” fall mixer—an exciting evening of live performances, dialogue, music and mingling that considers dually theory and practice.

Featuring a lineup of new performance experiments, As If You Me brings together three solo acts by Morgan BassichisDonChristian Jones, and Sacha Yanow that utilize music to investigate what it means to be in the world, of the world, and to question a self amidst times of possibility and critique. Through situational and textual humor, speculative characters, the tempo of song and the act of painting, these three artists explore vignettes for Feminist, Queer, Black and Other identities. As If You Me ponders difference in its understanding as a performative stake but also with a populist slight of hand that might guide life today.

Along with the featured performances, the Sunday evening mixer includes a continuous reception,Women & Performance reading area, a gallery installation by DonChristian Jones and music curated by Neal Medlyn.

Morgan Bassichis, 4:30pm

Sacha Yanow, 5:30pm

DonChristian Jones, 6:30pm

This event is a part of CPR Presents: New Voice in Live Performance. A core program of CPR’s presenting series, NViLP showcases emerging voices in live performance and promotes awareness and appreciation of contemporary experimental work.