Public Programs

Current & Upcoming Public Programs

 

Nancy Holt: Zeroing In

Dia:Chelsea

535 West 22nd St. 5th Floor New York, NY 10011

Free for Dia and EAI members; $10 general admission; $6 admission for students and seniors

Advance ticket purchases recommended. Tickets are also available for purchase at the door, subject to availability.

In partnership with Dia Art Foundation, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) presents “Nancy Holt: Zeroing In,” featuring the films Zeroing In (1973) and Sun Tunnels (1978). This screening program expands the focus of Dia’s current Nancy Holt exhibition, which highlights her room-sized installations and a selection of Locator works from the early 1970s.

Filmed from an elevated vantage point with props placed in front of the camera, Zeroing In slowly reveals an abstract yet controlled view of an urban landscape. Discussing this New York vista with Ted Castle, Holt strategically transforms passive reception into an interactive exchange.

Sun Tunnels documents the making of the artist’s major site-specific sculptural work in the northwestern desert of Utah. The film provides context to the immense scope of realizing the artwork from 1973 to 1976, from casting the concrete tunnels to transporting and positioning the artwork in the landscape.

Film still from Nancy Holt's Sun Tunnels, 1978. © Holt/Smithson Foundation. Courtesy of the Holt/Smithson Foundation and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York. EAI works with the Holt/Smithson Foundation to distribute moving image works by Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson.

 

Merce Cunningham Centennial

Anthology Film Archives

32 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

2019 marks the centennial of Merce Cunningham’s birth, providing an occasion to reflect on the choreographer’s profound influence. As part of a global celebration that will include performances of original dances, new productions, exhibitions, and educational initiatives, Anthology hosts a screening series focused on Cunningham’s films and videos, calling attention to the presence of the moving image throughout his career.

Cunningham’s radical departure from classical dance choreography, especially from a fixed proscenium-perspective staging, often integrated bold experiments with visual and aural media to emphasize multiple viewpoints and a mutable, involving relationship between dancer and observer. The diversity of formats Cunningham made use of is astounding, ranging from film and video to imaging software, and each media’s associated stage: cinema, television, and computers. Taken together, this series offers an opportunity to appreciate the innovations Cunningham nurtured through his collaborations with such key figures as Charles Atlas, Elliot Caplan, John Cage, David Tudor, and Takehisa Kosugi. Kosugi passed away in October, and this installment of the centennial series hence pays tribute to his life and work as well.

The Cunningham Centennial and its programs are generously supported with major funding from the Merce Cunningham Trust, the Paul L. Wattis Foundation, American Express, and Judith Pisar. Centennial Community Programs are supported with a major gift from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional funding has been provided by The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Art, Judy and Alan Fishman, Molly Davies, Myra Malkin, and Barbara Pine.

Presented in collaboration with the Merce Cunningham Trust and Electronic Arts Intermix; special thanks to Ken Tabachnick (Merce Cunningham Trust), Rebecca Cleman (EAI), and Tanisha Jones (New York Public Library for the Performing Arts).

January 14: Program 2 (Intro + Q&A with Karole Ermitage)
January 21: Program 3 (Charles Atlas in person)
January 28: Program 4 (Elliot Caplan in person)
February 4: Program 5
February 11: Program 6
February 18: Program 7 (Intro + Q&A with Alastair Macaulay)

View the full schedule here.