Lectures

PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature

by Alexandra_Munroe on April 20, 2017

Celebrating literature and free expression with the most exciting writers from around the world. Tuesday, May 2nd, 7pm-9pm.

Rokudenashiko, a feminist Japanese manga artist making colorful models of her vagina, Ali Asgar, an LGBTQ+ Bangladeshi performance artist, and revolutionary Iranian singer-songwriter Mohsen Namjoo, the “Bob Dylan of Iran” (New York Times), will explore politics, gender and identity, and discuss their experiences facing persecution for their creative expression. The conversation will be moderated by Alexandra Munroe, Guggenheim Senior Curator for Asian Art.

Tuesday, May 2nd, 7pm-9pm
Dixon Place
161 Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002

Tickets available: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10147224

Explore PEN World Voices: http://worldvoices.pen.org/

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“100 Secrets of the Art World” Book Launch

by Alexandra_Munroe on January 17, 2017
As a contributor, I’ve been invited to be on the panel for the launch of this delightful new book put together by my friends Thomas Girst and Magnus Resch.  I hope you can join us for what’s to be a very entertaining gathering.  
 
100 Secrets of the Art World”
Book Launch with Thomas Girst & Magnus Resch
Sunday, January 29, 2017
3:00 pm
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101Invitation to join for the book launch of “100 Secrets of the Art World” with Thomas Girst and Magnus Resch.

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What do major contemporary artists consider their best kept secret? What is regarded confidential knowledge among the influencers of the global art market? In “100 Secrets of the Art World,” they all share their insights with you. This indispensable guide to contemporary art contains exclusive anecdotes, advice and personal stories from major artists, museum directors, gallerists, auction house insiders, collectors, and many more. Informative, thoughtful, and oftentimes critical entries make “100 Secrets” an entertaining read for anyone interested in contemporary art.
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With contributions by
Marina Abramovic, Jeff Koons, Ólafur Elíasson, Zaha Hadid, Larry Gagosian, Diana Widmaier Picasso, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Klaus Biesenbach; Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Victoria and Albert Museum; Venice Biennial, Frieze Art Fair, Berlin Biennial, Christie’s, Armory Show, Sotheby’s; Financial Times, The Economist, Artsy, The Art Newspaper, The New York Times, Artnet, BBC.

Please RSVP indicating either Ludlow House or MoMA PS1 at rsvp@magnusresch.com
Only a few limited RSVP seats available: first come first serve!
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China and the World: New Views on Recent Chinese Art – Lecture & screening

by Alexandra_Munroe on January 19, 2016

Lecture & Film Screening / Alexandra Munroe & Wang Jianwei / Vancity Theatre
The Vancouver Art Gallery in partnership with China Global and VIFF Vancity Theatre present The Morning Time Disappeared, a 55-minute film by the Beijing-based artist Wang Jianwei and a lecture, China and the World: New Views on Recent Chinese Art, by Alexandra Munroe, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Samsung Senior Curator, Asian Art and Senior Advisor with a special introduction by Zheng Shengtian, Adjunct Director for the Institute of Asian Art.

http://vanartgallery.bc.ca/events_and_programs/lectures_talks.html#film

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MoMA Film Screenings: An Evening with Yoko Ono and Alexandra Munroe

by Alexandra_Munroe on July 9, 2015

An Evening with Yoko Ono and Alexandra Munroe
The Museum of Modern Art
Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

As many of you know or have gathered from my scholarship on Yoko Ono, she is one of my dearest friends.  Whether sitting around a kitchen table or in more canonized theatres, at this point in our relationship, the most valued time I spend with her are the conversations we have together.

I’m honored to have been invited by MoMA, as part of their ongoing exhibition Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971, to share an evening screening a few seminal films including Yoko’s feature-length film “Rape” (1969)(a collaboration with John Lennon), Film No. 4 (Bottoms) (1966; short version), and Takahiko iimura’s film, Ai (Love) (1962).

Afterwards, Yoko and I will reflect on these films, with Yoko’s characteristic insight, humor and compassion.

I invite you to join us next Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 7:30 p.m. at New York’s MoMA.
Tickets and more information here:  http://bit.ly/MoMA-Yoko_Ono_and_Alexandra_Munroe

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