- Gorilla Film Magazine
- This Sunday, the Dweck Center will host a screening of the 1934 silent film, The Goddess.
This week famous authors will publish stories on Twitter, an artist opens two shows in one day and we celebrate every woman in every way. Here are our must-do and must-see events for the week:
Today, photographer Susan Silas will open two shows at Studio 10 and momenta art (both located at 56 Bogart St. at Harrison Pl.). The Studio 10 show, entitled love in the ruins; sex over 50, serves as “a personal diary of sex and sensuality; resilience and the decay of the aging body” while the momenta art show is a dual exhibit with photographer Joy Episalla entitled TO SELVES and features the intimate self-portraits of both women. The opening of both shows will be celebrated tonight with a free reception at momenta art.
Tomorrow afternoon, Williamsburg bar Daddy’s (437 Graham Ave. at Frost St.) will host a pop-up shop dedicated to one-of-a-kind, handmade objects created by several local artists. There will also be on-site live art including custom pet portraits from Tim Harrington of Les Savy Fav (who will also be there to sign his children’s book) and custom knitted patches from Andrew Salomone. The whole event is being curated by Debbie Tuch of Glitterlimes Jewelry whose store specializes in live fruit and candy jewelry. Admission is first come, first serve.
As part of its ongoing Silent Film Series and in honor of Women’s History Month, the Dweck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library (10 Grand Army Plaza at Eastern Pkwy.) will screen Wu Yonggang’s 1934 film The Goddess, which features highly celebrated Chinese actress Ruan Ling-yu as a prostitute struggling to support her son. The screening (which will have English inter-titles) will be accompanied by live music from Bernie Anderson and attendees will be able to purchase the film on DVD. Admission is first come, first serve.
For their monthly Second Sunday series, the Noguchi Museum (9-01 33rd Rd. at Vernon Blvd., Queens) will host an hour-long discussion on the late Isamu Noguchi’s search for style. Brett Littman, Executive Director of The Drawing Center, and Dakin Hart, Senior Curator of The Noguchi Museum, will discuss how drawing is essential to establishing the faculty of design with an emphasis on how Noguchi’s repetitive imitation of “canonical Modernist approaches to abstracting the human figure” helped him establish his own values and style. Admission to the program is free with museum admission.
If museums aren’t quite your scene, the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts (2900 Campus Rd. at Flatbush Ave.) will host a performance of Cirque Ziva, a show by China’s Golden Dragon Acrobats. The company was nominated for New York Drama Desk Awards in the Best Choreography and Most Unique Theatrical Experience categories in 2005 and will feature traditional Chinese costumery, ancient and contemporary dance and the kind of “daring heart-stopping stunts” that have kept the company on a non-stop tour since 1978. Tickets can be purchased online.