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As part of Arika’s programming at the Whitney Biennial, Conceptual poetry assassins Vanessa Place and Craig Dworkin will read from their work, 4:45 to 5:45 PM. The Whitney website for the event warns that Place’s appropriations of rape trial transcripts are not recommended for visitors under the age of 18. Fox in Socks this is not. Leave the kids at home and go watch expressionism get put to bed.
If you’re the kind of person who prefers art in a poetry context to poetry in an art context, head instead to the Bowery Poetry Club at 5:30 PM, where artist EJ Hauser and poet and BOMB Senior Editor Mónica de la Torre have collaborated on a work called BLIND SPOT for the Elizabeth Murray Art Wall project. An evening of text, image, and music in one of the city’s most venerable venues, plus the chance to pinpoint your macular hole? Priceless and potentially life-saving.
Sous les pavés, subMercer. Get a little starf#ckery two floors underground at the first of Artists Space’s four consecutive club nights, NEIN POP, with DJ Princess Julia and a guest set by Matthew Higgs.
The Poetry Project’s annual Spring benefit features poetry from erica kaufman, Dana Ward, and LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, and music from John Zorn and Thurston Moore. Proceeds from the benefit help fund the Project’s 80+ events each season, and sonically hopeful youths can try to stuff their demo tapes into Moore’s back pocket at the after-party in the Parish Hall.
The Calder Foundation’s 12 hour marathon of visual and performance art, music, film and video, Oh, you mean cellophane and all that crap, kicks off at 2 PM. The programming takes as its inspiration a 1933 sound-making mobile that “conjures into space not a tangible representation of an object, but the disquieting experience of sound and anticipation.” If you’re already anticipating this, the space won’t be revealed until tomorrow, on the Calder Foundation’s website. You can however check out the impressive list of participating artists.