Marina Rosenfeld: Amplification – Opens February 21

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Marina Rosenfeld: Amplification

The Artists’ Institute
132 E. 65th Street
New York, NY

February 21 – March 30
Opening Reception: February 21, 6-8pm

Marina Rosenfeld creates sound systems. Sometimes these are performances for military orchestras or for rows of earbud-linked teenagers; at other times they take the form of physical interventions into sites, charging various objects (bass cannons, PA loudspeakers, or microphone clusters) with the tasks of amplification and reproduction. In every instance, Rosenfeld carefully attends to the distribution and directionality of amplified bodies in space, considering the relations of power that these arrangements concretize and contest. Eschewing sound as transmission—the authoritative, unidirectional pronouncement—Rosenfeld explores the disruptive, feminist potential of machinic propagation. She programs unruly flows of sonic material in closed circuits or recursive, feedback-prone systems, interrupting the silence of the white cube with momentary eruptions of noise and vocality.

Afternoon Gallery Walk-Thru & Haitian Folkloric Dance workshop with La Troupe Zetwal – February 21, 3:30pm

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Afternoon Gallery Walk-Thru & Haitian Folkloric Dance workshop
with La Troupe Zetwal

part of Dust Specks on the Sea: Contemporary Sculpture from the French Caribbean & Haiti

Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 Third Avenue at 119th Street
New York, NY

February 21st
3:30 – 4:30pm Gallery Walk
5:00 – 6:30pm Haitian Folkloric Dance workshop

Join the curator Arden Sherman & Nora Nieves for a gallery tour of the exhibition Dust Specks on the Sea: Contemporary Sculpture from the French Caribbean & Haitifollowed by an exiting Haitian Folkloric Dance workshop with the group La Troupe Zetwal. The dance workshop will be led by the instructor, Shirley Davilmar, accompanied by the drummers Menesky Magloire and Jean Mary Brignol.

Aztec Metropolis: the Spanish Conquest and the Birth of Mexico City: A Talk by Barbara Mundy – March 6, 6:30pm

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Aztec Metropolis: the Spanish Conquest and the Birth of Mexico City: A Talk by Barbara Mundy

Roosevelt House
47-49 East 65th Street
New York, NY

March 6, 6:30pm

Barbara Mundy is Professor of Art History at Fordham University and has written widely on the cartography of the indigenous peoples of Mexico. Her newest book, The Death of Aztec Tenochtitlan, the Life of Mexico City (2015) looks at the ecology and ritual life of one of the largest cities in the world in the 16th century, as it was transformed from the Aztec imperial capital into the center of the Spanish viceroyalty. She has won multiple awards for her scholarship, including two for this recent book and the Nebenzahl Prize in the History of Cartography for The Mapping of New Spain (1996). She contributed to the path breaking series The History of Cartography, which received the American Historical Association’s James Henry Breasted Prize for 1999, and she edited, with Mary Miller, Painting a Map of Sixteenth-Century Mexico City: Land, Writing and Native Rule(2012), an interdisciplinary study of a rare indigenous map.