Past Events

WinterGala Honoring Jenny Holzer
Thursday, November 29, 2007, 6:00 PM

SculptureCenter's annual WinterGala, honoring Jenny Holzer.


Artist Led Walkthrough with Joel Shapiro
Saturday, November 10, 2007, 11:00 AM
Member Event

An afternoon with Joel Shapiro. The artist elaborated on his latest work in his show New Sculpture at Pace Wildenstein, sparking a lively discussion.


Presented by SculptureCenter for Performa 07:

Nicolás Guagnini: Neighborhood Influx - The Legacy of Georges Maciunas
Sunday, November 4, 2007, 5:30 PM

Guagnini extends Allan Kaprow's analysis of artist cooperatives and the making of SoHo, to an assessment of today's real estate and artist models of self-organization in the Lower East Side.


Presented by SculptureCenter for Performa 07:

Emilio Fantin, Joan Jonas, Luigi Negro, Giancarlo Norese & Cesare Pietroiusti: Forgotten Sculptors
Saturday, November 3, 2007, 3:00 PM

Part of an ongoing work that extends in time, about forgotten sculptors and their place within non-history. This particular chapter is articulated as a micro-play and spatial intervention. At odds with the drives of celebrity culture, the artists develop the process of remembrance through the paradoxical criteria of the forgotten.


Presented by SculptureCenter for Performa 07:

Pete Drungle: Continuous 24-Hour Solo Piano Improvisation (Daylight Saving Mode)
Saturday, November 3, 2007, 6:00 PM - Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 5:00 PM

Pushing beyond ordinary physical limitations of the human body, the conditions of the work create a state where Drungle is able to improvise several independent layers of sound simultaneously.


Scott Lyall Presents: Where Could a Sculptor Be?
Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 7:00 PM

Accompanying a silent screening of the feature film Sunday Bloody Sunday by John Schlesinger, 1971; (from a screenplay by Penelope Gilliatt), the talk will include comments on Serra's Hand Catching Lead, 1969, Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen's Riddles of the Sphinx, 1977, and the function of kissing in Hitchcock's Vertigo, 1958.


A Talk with Tom Otterness
Saturday, October 20, 2007, 11:00 AM
Member Event

A talk with Tom Otterness at Marlborough Gallery to view his latest large scale bronze sculpture in The Public Unconscious. The artist discussed his process and forthcoming projects.


Art21 Presents: Romance
Laurie Simmons, Judy Pfaff,
Lari Pittman, Pierre Huyghe
Wednesday, October 3, 2007, 7:00 PM

From the PBS series Art in the Twenty-First Century. Followed by a panel discussion with Judy Pfaff, Art21 organizers, and SculptureCenter Director Mary Ceruti.

Presented by Art21, in collaboration with Americans for the Arts. Image courtesy of Art21, Inc. 2007.


Artist Led Walkthrough of Fall 2007 Shows
Sunday, September 9, 2007, 3:30 PM
Member Event

Artist Jeppe Hein, In Practice artists Nina Lola Bachubber, Richard Bottwin, Edward Kihn, Paul & Wilken, Cesare Pietroiusti, Willoughby Sharp, Nolan Simon, Elisabeth Smolars, Mary Ellen Strom & Ann Carlson, Director Mary Ceruti, and Curator Sarina Basta hosted a private walkthrough of Jeppe Hein's Illusions, and In Practice, 2007, for members.


Jeppe Hein: Why are you here and not somewhere else?
Thursday, September 6, 2007, 7:00 PM

303 Gallery, 25 West 22nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenue

Meet us in Chelsea where artist Jeppe Hein will present recent international projects.


Speak Easy: Readings on the Rocks
Thursday, July 12, 2007, 7:00 PM

Bring blankets and snacks for a relaxed summer evening with readings by Ross Cisneros, Sarah Lookofsky, Joanna Malinowska, Jackie McAllister, Adam McEwen, Haley Mellin, Maria Mirabal, Montevideo (Rita Ackermann & Emily Sundblad), Olivier Mosset, Michael Portnoy, Garrett Ricciardi, Michael Smith, Trevor Smith, Agathe Snow, Mindy Vale and special guests.


Yates McKee Presents: The Monstrous
Thursday, June 28, 2007, 7:00 PM

Yates McKee is New York-based critic and art historian. He has contributed to publications including October, Flash Art, and the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest. McKee will address the aesthetico-political problem of the monstrous in contemporary art. Followed by a screening of Brian de Palma's Hi, Mom! (1970).


Print Out Launch
Saturday, May 5, 2007, 3:00 PM

Initially created in spring 2003, Print Out is a magazine meant to be compiled by its readers. Composed of artists' editions, artists' texts, and sound pieces, the project has taken its current form thanks to the support of SculptureCenter. This launch event celebrates the generosity of its twenty or so contributors including: Vito Acconci, Donatos Airtos, Cory Arcangel, Katia Bassanini, and Olaf Breuning.


Mark Dion and Nils Norman Present:
Travel the World and the Seven Seas
Tuesday, May 1, 2007, 7:00 PM

At LIC Bar

Join us for a slide slam with Mark Dion and Nils Norman. These established artists and researchers will present their archives, curiosities, and recent endeavors.


Lucky Draw 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007, 6:00 PM

SculptureCenter's annual spring benefit - guaranteed to keep to you on the edge of your seat!

Lucky Draw 2007 Website


Dan Graham and Bregtje van der Haak Present
Sunday, March 11, 2007, 3:00 PM

Artist and theorist Dan Graham shares his insightful perspectives on architecture. In conjunction with his lecture, Graham has invited documentary filmmaker Bregtje van der Haak from the Netherlands to present a number of her films on the subject, such as Lagos Wide and Close (2005), recently presented at the São Paolo Bienniel. Van der Haak will also contribute her thoughts on contemporary documentary filmmaking.

Hot soup and refreshments will be served.


Beatriz Colomina Presents
Sunday, February 11, 2007, 5:00 PM

Beatriz Colomina is an internationally acclaimed theorist, historian of architecture, and Director of the Program in Media and Modernity at Princeton University. She recently received a grant from the Graham Foundation for her current research project, X-Ray Architecture: Illness as Metaphor. Colomina will present some of her recent research and share news of her publications.


W.J.T. Mitchell Presents
Thursday, January 25, 2007, 7:00 PM

W.J.T. Mitchell is the author of What do Pictures Want? The Lives and Loves of Images (2005), a forthcoming recipient of the Lowell Prize from the Modern Language Association. Editor of Critical Inquiry and a professor at the University of Chicago in both the Departments of English Literature and Art History, Mitchell will present some of the concepts that inspired SculptureCenter's upcoming group exhibition, The Happiness of Objects (2007).

This event is co-organized with the Visual Arts Division MFA Program at Columbia University.