Alright folks, this week is a winner. You want readings, parties, lectures, openings and performances? We got ‘em. You weren’t planning on staying in this week, were you?
Firstly, congratulations are due to the Anonymous Was a Woman Award grant recipients. Five out of the ten winners are BOMB contributors, congrats to Maureen Connor, Louise Lawler, Suzanne McClelland, Joyce Pensato., and Arlene Shechet.
Tonight artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla will be speaking about their work Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on Ode to Joy for a Prepared Piano at MOMA. The discussion is a part of Performance 9: Allora & Calzadilla an ongoing performance series.The artists will be performing hourly every day MOMA is open from this Wednesday, the 8th until January 10th.
This Thursday night is the Pushcart Prize XXXV Reading at Le Poisson Rouge. Some extraordinary poets and writers will be reading, including Mary Gaitskill, Jayne Anne Phillips, C.K. Williams and Philip Schultz.
Thursday night poet Anne Waldman and musician Ambrose Bye will be performing in Pat Steir’s installation The Nearly Endless Line at Sue Scott Gallery. RSVP is full, but BOMB will be doing a podcast of the event that you should be sure to check out. Before you give our podcast a listen, read BOMB’s 2003 conversation between Anne Waldman and Pat Steir.
Do you live in Philadelphia? On Saturday night Joan Jonas will be performing Reading Dante II at the Fabric Workshop and Museum. This one night only performance is a part of her Reading Dante III installation that has been up at the museum since October. Karin Schneider interviewed Jonas for our Summer 2010 issue, check out the interview here.
To finish up the week Sunday there’s a BOMB reading at the KGB Bar, starting at 7PM you can hear Heidi Julavits , John Reed, and Zach Samalin. Come for the readers and stay, chat and drink with our staff.
Before the holidays, make sure to stop by Sounds in the Distance at Dorian Grey. Among many others, the show features work by Nan Goldin and Mike Bidlo. Also, the Roxy Paine show at James Cohan comes down on the 11th and Adam Helms will only be up at Marianne Boesky until the 18th.