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We’ve updated our Editors’ picks for November 2006 post to reflect the NEW DATE for White Magic’s record release party, now this Friday November 10th at The Syrup Room (100 Ingraham St at Knickerbocker, Brooklyn) Also added to White Magic’s bill is Entrance. (read: In the Valley of Fire with Paz Lenchatin)

New to this months picks is Creative Times’ Who Cares, book lauch party. That same weekend (Nov 17th) is the start of the first annual New York Art Book Fair organized by Printed Matter, Inc.

Finally on the 18th of November, Paul Chan and Kathy Kelly will be at New York Public Library to talk about thier work with Voices in the Wilderness. Don’t miss it!

Paul Chan, Baghdad In No Particular Order, 2003
Baghdad In No Particular Order, Paul Chan, photographs and video 2003

Twice this month art and music are a lovely couple on the weeknights of Wednesday Nov.1 & Monday Nov. 13th. Enjoy!

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Wednesday November 1st:
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Marden's Vine at Moma
Brice Marden’s Vine, left wall MoMa atrium

Plane Image: A Conversation with Brice Marden
Wednesday, November 1, 6:00 p.m.
MoMa, Titus 1. Brice Marden and Gary Garrels, curator of the exhibition, discuss the artist’s work and the exhibition. Tickets: adults $10, members $8, students $5 at Ticketweb. More info on Museum of Modern Art New York website: MoMa calendar

Fantasy’s Core in NYC
Japanese band in NYC’s Pussy Cat Lounge at 8pm.
Fantasy’s Core myspace page
Manband From Japan petiteMort issue2, #12

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Monday November 6th:
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The Weather Project
The Weather Project © Olafur Eliasson Photo © 2003 Tate, London
The Spectacle of Contemporary Perception
Monday, November 6, 5:30 p.m. The MoMa ,The Celeste Bartos Theater.
Doug Aitken and Olafur Eliasson discuss their collaboration on a large-scale site installation and changes in perception within the society of spectacle. Tickets: adults $10, members $8, students $5 at Ticketweb. More info on Museum of Modern Art New York website: MoMa Adult and Education program calendar

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Friday November 10th:
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White Magic
White Magic: Sleepy Doug Shaw, Mira Billotte. Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Todd P. presents: White Magic record release party w/Entrance & Cause Co-Motion
Friday November 10th, 8pm @ The Syrup Room 100 Ingraham St @ Knickerbocker (Brooklyn, L train to Morgan) , $8

NEW DATE and NEW LOCATION for this show, it has been moved up to Friday. Don’t miss it! Mira Billotte will put a spell on you!

White Magic
Entrance
Cause Co-Motion
Day by Day @ ERMP 2004 interview & photos on petiteMort
toddpnyc.com

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Monday November 13th:
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Ice by Luc Tuymans
Luc Tuymans, Ice, 1992, oil on linen, collection Kunsthalle Bern

An Artists Panel w/ Francesco Clemente, Luc Tuymans, et. al.
Monday, November 13, 6:00 p.m. MoMa, Titus 2.
Artists discuss the impact of Brice Marden’s work through individual presentations and a conversation moderated by Gary Garrels, curator of the exhibition. Tickets: adults $10, members $8, students $5 at Ticketweb. More info on Museum of Modern Art New York website: MoMa calendar

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Friday November 17th:
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Ny Art Book Fair and How Cares book cover

WHO CARES Book Launch Party
The NY Art Book Fair (FREE)
Friday, November 17, 5-7 PM
548 West 22nd Street
Creative Time’s book launch party of WHO CARES with the artists and writers from the book. WHO CARES brought together 37 artists, curators, and scholars for 3 intimate dinners to discuss art and social action today. Featuring: Doug Ashford, Julie Ault, Gregg Bordowitz, Tania Bruguera, Paul Chan, Mel Chin, Dean Daderko, Peter Eleey, Coco Fusco, Chitra Ganesh, Deborah Grant, Hans Haacke, K8 Hardy, Sharon Hayes, Emily Jacir, Ronak Kapadia, Byron Kim, Steve Kurtz, Julian LaVerdiere, Lucy Lippard, Marlene McCarty, John Menick, Helen Molesworth, Anne Pasternak, Heather Peterson, Paul Pfeiffer, Patricia C. Phillips, Michael Rakowitz, Ben Rodriguez-Cubeñas, Martha Rosler, Ralph Rugoff, Amy Sillman, Allison Smith, Kiki Smith, David Levi Strauss, Nato Thompson, and The Yes Men.

The launch will include a cartoon concert by graphic novelist Seth Tobocman and band; an audio work by artist and curator Mark Tribe and Iraqi food prepared by artist Michael Rakowitz. Books will be available at the event, as well as online at Creative Time’s Online Store and in bookstores worldwide, distributed by D.A.P. Buy used on Amazon, Who Cares.

The NY Art Book Fair
548 West 22nd Street (10th & 11th Aves), New York City
Friday & Saturday, November 17 – 18, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, November 19, 11am – 5pm
Admission to the fair is FREE.

The first annual fair of contemporary art books, art catalogues, artists’ books, art periodicals, and ‘zines offered for sale by over 70 international publishers, booksellers, and antiquarian dealers. New York Art Book Fair is organized by Printed Matter, Inc.

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Saturday November 18th:
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Paul Chan, Baghdad In No Particular Order, 2003
Baghdad In No Particular Order, Paul Chan, photograph 2003

The Atlantic: The Art Of Disarmament
Day of Ideas: PAUL CHAN & KATHY KELLY

New York Public Library – LIVE presents
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NY, NY 10018
Sat Nov-18 at 5:30PM – Length: 1 hr 00 mins
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

New York artist and activist Paul Chan spent a month in Iraq with Kathy Kelly and the Nobel Peace Prize-nominated organization Voices in the Wilderness immediately prior to the start of the war. He speaks with her about their work, her recent visits to the Middle East, and the Poetics of nonviolence.

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Monday November 20th:
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Fast Food Nation in Theaters
Richard Linklater’s (Scanner Darkly, Waking Life, Tape) adaptation of the novel Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser: a no-holds-barred exploration of the fast food industry that ultimately revealed the dark side of the “All American Meal”. Fast Food Nation website, Fast Food Nation on IMDB., Fast Food Nation book review by The New York Times.

Lansign-Direden’sD.I. by D.D.” hit’s stores. lansing-dreiden.com

Events for all 5 senses! Food tasting in Chinatown this weekend! Ear and eye-full October 19th: new work by Bjorn Copeland (Black Dice) + live music by Lansing-Dreiden at Hiro. Do you and your cardiovascular self a favor, don’t miss the explosive duo Matt & Kim October 27th at the experimental studio/project space 3rd Ward in Brooklyn!!

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Tuesday October 17th
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Performing History: Critical Autobiographies
Artists Speak: Conversations on Contemporary Art with Glenn D. Lowry
Tuesday, October 17, 6:30 p.m. MoMa, Founders Room.
An-My Lê and Allison Smith discuss the role of history in their work. Inspired by personal histories, historical reenactments, war, and performance, these artists confront the present by investigating constructions of the past. MoMa Adult and Academic Programs calendar.

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Wednesday October 18th
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Lovely Daze Issue 3 : When I am Alone, Everything is So Surreal
Book Launch and Reception w/Special Performances
Wednesday, October 18th, 2006, 6:00 to 9:30 pm
Whitney Museum at Altria
Lovely Daze website

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Thursday October 19th
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Bjorn Copeland

Bjorn Copeland, Sets
D’Amelio Terras, 525 West 22nd Street, 6-8

L-D Section II LIVE
(Lansing-Dreiden)
Thursday October 19, 2006
Hiro Ballroom @ The Maritime Hotel
363 W 16th St. NY, NY. $8 advance/$14 day of show/9PM Doors/21 & over.
9pm-10 L-D DJ set / 10pm-Sahra Motalebi / 11pm L-D

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Friday October 20th
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What Was Once One, new work by Lansing-Drieden
Opening October 20, 7-9pm, Rivington Arms
Show runs from October 20 – November 22, 2006
Lansing-Dreiden.com

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Saturday October 21st
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Taste of Chinatown

Fifth Taste of China
October 21, 2006. 1:00pm – 6:00pm (rain or shine)
The Fifth Taste of Chinatown! (New York)
Over the course of two years and four events, Taste of Chinatown has become one of the most anticipated attractions in New York City, drawing food fans from around the world. Grab a tasting map (on the day of the event at the Chinatown Partnership tent on Mott Street or at the Explore Chinatown Info Kiosk on Canal Street at Baxter) and stroll along the streets closed to traffic. Sample $1 and $2 tasting plates from over 50 restaurants, tea houses, bakeries and specialty food shops serving Chinese, Malaysian, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Thai, Singaporean, Japanese and Asian Fusion cuisines. more info: Taste of Chinatown, Fifth Annual.

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Friday October 27th
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Matt & Kim

Matt & Kim record release party w/Japanther
Brought to you once again by Todd P! Friday, October 27th 8pm @ 3RD WARD
Matt & Kim’s CD is in heavy rotation at petiteMort, this dou has the more energy than an entire high school marching band. Catch them at the 3RD Ward, a newish experimental studio and project space in Williamsburg. Click to watch their video for 5K by Colin Moore, like the video their shows do have a reputation for getting a bit messy…

Matt & Kim- 5k3RD WARD – 195 Morgan Ave @ Stagg, East Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(L train to Morgan ,$tba, all ages)
More info: Matt & Kim, Matt & Kim Myspace, toddpnyc, 3rdwardbrooklyn.org

Wow- big day for performance art… We discovered an all-star trinity of recommended events tonight that will have you zipping to mid-town, the East Village and finally Lower East Side, all in name of performance art -sort of… (*drum roll*)

Nikki S. Lee, The Exotic Dancers Project
(zoom+) Nikki S. Lee, The Exotic Dancers Project, 2000, Fujiflex print, 21-1/4×28-1/4 inches

First off, as you know, we are big fans of photographer Nikki S. Lee since our post Nikki S. Lee Project Tracker, tonight the editors here will attend the WORLD PREMIER of Nikki S. Lee’s a.k.a. Nikki S. Lee at the Museum of Modern Art in New York at 6:30pm. The screening will be presented by Nikki S. Lee herself, or will it be someone else who looks just like her? You never know with Nikki S. Lee!! Anyhow her film is a kind of behind the scenes of the her life as the artist, who at the same time is making the film about herself -a conundrum I know, but bear with us, I’m sure it will be interesting to see how she pulls this off.

Nikki S. Lee, Part 39
(zoom+) Nikki S. Lee, Part 39, 2003, C-print mounted on aluminium 22×40 inches

a.k.a. Nikki S. Lee. 2006. USA.
Courtesy Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, NY. 60 min. World premiere.
$10 adults, Free with museum admission.
Thursday, October 5, 6:30 (presented by Lee). T1
Friday, October 6, 8:00
Saturday, October 7, 2:00. T2
More info: MoMa presents aka Nikki S. Lee

Nikki S. Lee on Soda #28 Asia-alias.net

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After the Nikki S. Lee film at the MoMa grab the 6 train or a taxi down to Anthology Film Archives in the East Village to catch Cory Arcangel’s performance/video??. I tried calling Anthology Film Archives and asked them what this performance is about and they seem to have no clue either, they just said that it might be 2-3hrs long. Not much is posted on Cory Arcangel’s site either, it’s a gamble, but one that’s worth not missing.

Cory Arcangel

Untitled Translation Exercise
a feature – length program
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Ave. at 2nd Street
THUR OCT 5, 8pm (doors open at 7:30)
FREE FREE FREE!

tiny bit more info: Cory’s Arcangel’s website
Legacy Hackster, petiteMort’s interview with Cory Arcangel

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Once you’ve had enough of the low-tech madness that Cory serves up with his high-tech expertise, head further downtown to another free event at Tonic where the mysterious art group/band/publishers Lansing-Dreiden will be the main selectors tonight. L-D Section II will be spinning “booty-shaking gothic grooves,” oh and don’t forget to check their new exhibit opening later this month October 20th at Rivington Arms.

Lansing-Dreiden

Thursday night, Oct. 5th
11PM till closing
Admission: FREE

Tonic (Sub-Tonic is downstairs)
107 Norfolk Street
New York, NY 10002

Cactus Fire

I always wondered what would be the first direct-from-artist cd that I would buy off of a myspace page and after browsing many mediocre band pages I thought it would never happen.. That was before I discovered Paz Lenchantin’s Myspace page about 2 weeks before my vacation. After listening to just one clip on her mypsace page, a live one at that, I found myself clicking on the “add to cart button” for Songs For Luci, her latest DIY album dedicated to her brother. The album’s a bit short, but I enjoyed it very much -it quickly became the anthem for my road trip on the road from Las Vegas to The Valley of Fire. Click to watch A Cactus Fire video for Paz Lenchantin’s Kentucky Hymn to get what I mean.

Luckily for me, Paz Lenchantin will be playing in New York City in a couple of days with Entrance. They’re another group I may consider buying their music off of their myspace page. If you dig their stuff I’ll see you there.

Entrance w/ Paz Lenchantin (Violin)
October 3rd
@ Cake Shop
152 Ludlow St (Cross Street: Between Stanton Street and Rivington Street)
New York, NY 10002

Paz’s Website: www.pazweb.net

Chan Marshall and Madonna with big props.

What do Madonna and Chan Marshall aka Cat Power have in common? They both have performed with cross, I’m not sure how much flack Chan Marshall’s catching but Madonna has caused a stir in the European leg of her tour. Recently reported no changes were press, since her performance does not constitute as being blasphemous but rather as (drum roll) artistic expression.

& Wondering what Harmony Korine of Gummo fame is directing these days? Well now you know: Cat Power’s “Living Proof” Video directed by Harmony Corine

Moondog photo © Norbert Nowotsch
Moondog © Norbert Nowotsch

In honor of his would be 90th birthday WFMU‘s Irwin Chusid and guest Robert Scotto are hosting a show dedicated to the late Moondog (1916-1999) today from 1-2pm. For those who were old enough to remember he was a blind composer of modern minimalist music. Besides his music, he was also know for walking 6th avenue in New York in a viking costume. When I read the information about him, I recalled seeing a tall ominous figure dressed as a samurai wandering around the grounds of the Metropolitan Opera but that was in 1994, Moondog’s reign was in the 1950′s & 60′s. Different figure of course but none-the-less color on the streets. I tried to see if anyone had made a page on the various street people of New York like Moondog and Rammellzee. No luck so far. post it here if anyone knows of one.

If you miss the show, WFMU usually archives every show so check back to Irwin Chusid’s Archive page.

WFMU’s website.

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