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Editors’ Picks: March 2007

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Friday March 9th – Wed May 14th:
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Maya Meet at university of Texas in Austin

Maya Meet 2007
The River Cities: Yaxchilan, Piedras Negras, Pomona

University of Texas at Austin
Department of Art and Art History
Austin, TX 78712

Maya Meet at UT in Austin

Times: Check website for details. Friday, Sat, Sun, presentations and forums; Mon, Tues, Wed reserved for specialized Workshops.

Admission: Per event, check website for details. The Mayan Glyphs Workshops run from Monday through Wednesday, are offered per course registration fee.

Every year scholars and students of Meso-American culture meet in Austin to discuss new findings in the field. In addition to the presentations and forums specialized workshops are offered as a crash course to the deciphering Mayan writing. Beginners to advanced classes are available.

The focus of the 2007 Maya Meetings at Texas is the Usumacinta River region (Southern Mexico, Western Guatemala), looking at both ancient sites and contemporary issues.

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Saturday March 10th:
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Tujiko Noriko at Tonic NYC

Tujiko Noriko live at Tonic, NYC

Tujiko Noriko

107 Norfolk Street (between Delancey and Rivington Streets)
New York, NY 10002

Sat, Mar 10th
8:00 PM
Ticket Price: $10

Tujiko Noriko’s Blog

Tujiko Noriko is “a Japanese avant-pop, experimental musician, sometimes compared to múm, or Björk.” -wikipedia. Otherwise a vital member of the European Tomlab and Mego labels.

For her solo albums on Mego, Tujiko Noriko has worked at fusing digital sounds into pop-song forms, but not as some quaint modernist exercise, rather as some raw, enveloping, loving artistic craft. Now much more confident vocally, she assumes a profoundly expressive position as a singer and is much closer to pop music than ever before. -Tomlab

Tonearm: “Tonearm is the stage name of Ilia Bis, a refugee from academia (he did graduate work in sound analysis and synthesis at the University of Chicago) who was born in Russia and grew up in Moscow. Tonearm mixes computer technology with rock-solid songwriting. There’s a little bit of Syd Barrett, a little bit of John Lennon, and whole lot of heartrending loneliness in his work.” — The New Yorker

Aki Onda: Aki Onda is a self-taught electronics musician, composer and producer, as well as a photographer. Onda works in the field of electro-acoustic, sound art, and improvised music. Known initially as a producer, Onda currently performs with multiple cassette recorders and electronics, using field-recording sounds that he has recorded himself as a diary.

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Thursday March 22nd -April 28th:
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Lamar Peterson - Baby 2005

Lamar Peterson, new work

Frederiks & Freiser
536 W. 24th Street
New York, NY

New work by Lamar Peterson, petitemort focus in 03: My Own Private Wonderland

“Lamar Peterson’s paintings tend to depict the suburban everyman (specifically the black suburban everyman and his nuclear family) in tableaux of pastoral leisure. His characters sport enormous smiles that beam out from their utopian settings, conveying at once a sense of child-like wonder and vacant plasticity. Yet this is a dream world, casual horror abounds¨faces melt, water rises up, unearthly creatures play with the children.” -Fredericks & Feiser


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Wednesday March 28th:
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2 panels on the same day at 2 different schools just blocks from each other, how can we choose?!?!

Beyond the Images: Understanding Graphic Design w/ Steven Heller and Mirko Ilic

New School University
Theresa Lang Community & Student Center
55 W. 13th St

Wed, Mar 28
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Ticket Price: Free

Book and record covers, posters, packages, labels and logos – graphic design surrounds us, conveying messages and promoting products. But good design is often complex and multilayered, the result of myriad influences and inspirations. Join leading design gurus Steven Heller and Mirko Ilic as they dissect the hidden meanings behind modern graphic design. Learn how to build on your own unique inspiration and talents to create a fulfilling career in this fascinating field. Heller is sr. art director of the New York Times, author, editor, and coauthor of more than 100 books on graphic design, illustration, and pop culture. Ilic is a Bosnia-born illustrator and designer and was art director for Time magazine’s international edition and art director of the New York Times Op-Ed pages. He has coauthored three books with Steven Heller.

Moderated by Christopher Mount, Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs.
Presented by the Department of Exhibitions and Public Programs.

Ticket Info: RSVP: visit Center for Communication, or email info@cencom.org, or call 212-686-5005.

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The “It” Factor: What Makes Something Hot?

Sponsored by The New Museum
Presented by The Cooper Union

Cooper Union
The Great Hall
7 East 7th Street @ 3rd Avenue,
New York, NY 10003
Time: March 28, 6:30-8:00PM

The “It” Factor will take a hard look at the zeitgeist, magic, and the pragmatic construction of charisma in the worlds of art, architecture, design and fashion.

The last in the 3 part series of panel discussions at The Cooper Union w/ New Museum’s new curatorial team. Past panel topics were: Passion: For Love or Money?; Location, Location, Location: Is Provincial a Bad Word?

Panelist include: Clarissa Dalrymple (talent scout), Mayer Rus (design editor, House and Garden), Francesco Vezzoli (multimedia artist) and Anthony Vidler (dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union), who will examine the zeitgeist, magic and pragmatic construction of charisma. Laura Hoptman (senior curator, the New Museum)

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