Las Carpetas takes a crucial step in exposing the surveillance of activists. But are pictures of folders the most effective way to tell the stories of people impacted?
This week, contributors to the living document “Creating New Futures” will host a conversation focused the ripple effects of the pandemic and the need for radical change in the arts.
Pollock by Fabrice Melquiot is in many ways just another paean to the ‘heroic male painter.’
For Bang, Bang, Gun Amok, artist George Emilio Sanchez has brought together some 50 artists to perform for a full day.
A new stage adaptation of Bolaño’s 1993 novel Distant Star juxtaposes the lofty aspirations and dire realities of poets living through Chile’s 1973 coup.
Aynsley Vandenbroucke has been exploring the relation of literary formalism to the human body in a way few writers, if any, are doing.
In this politically polarized moment, when the notion of compassion itself seems to be on trial, exhibitions like this one have become ever more urgent.
Really by Jackie Sibblies Drury had its world premiere at Abrons Arts Center on March 18.
Sybil Kempson’s Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag, in a world premiere run at the Abrons Arts Center through May 17, is the first production by her new theater company.
The Abrons Arts Center hosted the Forest Fringe Microfestival over the weekend of October 3. Forest Fringe originated at the Edinburgh Festival, a fringe within the Edinburgh Fringe, and has become internationally mobile as an independent entity.
Director/writer Richard Maxwell was included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, an unusual, though not undeserved, honor for a theater director. His Isolde, now running at the Abrons Arts Center, is a departure from his recent work, a surprisingly conventional play, which he presents in his customary flat, affectless fashion.
The idea of a play with no people on stage isn’t new. That is, after all, what the phantasmagoria stage shows of the 18th and 19th centuries were all about, where projections of light with sound conjured a theatrical spectacle of phantoms. In Dutch artist Gabriel Lester’s Super Sargasso Sea (phantom play #1), presented at Abrons Arts Center as part of Performa 13, this experiment was resurrected in a piece of 20 minutes where nothing moved on the angular stage except lights and an occasional door opening and closing.