Ivorypress and Printed Matter welcome Shirin Neshat for her book launch: Dreamers. She will be joined by Phong Bui, artist and publisher of the Brooklyn Rail, in conversation on December 20. “Based on aspects of her own recurring memories and dreams, Neshat explores her identity as an Iranian woman in America, indirectly investigating issues of gender, power, displacement, protest, identity, and the space between the personal and the political.”
“Three stories exploring women’s dreams through emotional and psychological narratives, remaining on the border of dream and reality; madness and sanity; and consciousness and sub-consciousness. In the artist’s own words ‘I have been haunted by the power of dreams, and in how it is only in the state of dreams where the boundaries between reality and fiction are blurred; and where human beings become truly free and naked.’”
EMPIRE BENEATH THE STREETS
“It's right there under your feet, you probably ride it every day, but how much do you know about this city's amazing subway system? Our private tour guide will give us the secret history and inside story of the creation of the original 1904 subway line and how it grew into the most extensive transportation system in the world.”
Tour NYC’s underground network of transportation on December 30, concluding at Grand Central Terminal with a discussion of the station’s iconic architecture.
THE POETRY PROJECT
You won’t want to miss the Poetry Project’s 45th Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Reading, where you can experience the work of over 140 performers and party your way into 2019! The event begins on January 1 at 2:00 p.m. and lasts a solid 12 hours, finishing at 2:00 a.m. on January 2. Find a ticket today via Brown Paper Tickets.
WOMEN’S MARCH ALLIANCE
The third annual Women’s March will be hitting the streets strong in NYC on January 19, with a focus on amplifying the voices of black and brown women across our city and nation. Support your sisters and fight for democracy in 2019!
THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
Also on January 19, the Met presents: In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day, “an international roster of today's most exciting and inspiring architects, artists, photographers, writers, and filmmakers, who will share the best spatial projects of 2018 and beyond.” Admission is free with a museum ticket purchase but attendees must register in advance! View the full schedule of activities at Met.org and book a morning or afternoon session before they’re gone!
Late in the evening of January 20, the moon will turn red for a single hour. Just a few days before Pratt classes begin again, this is the perfect window to stop, breathe, appreciate the incredible beauty of our surroundings, and (optionally) recharge your energy as a witch.
Photo by Samuel Herrera