This week, we’ll be attending an underground animation screening, a ton of international exhibitions, and the re-re-reopening of the Seaport Museum. Here’s what that looks like:
Friday, January 18th
Screening/performance: Special Effect, Museum of the Moving Image
If you wanna know where seapunk came from, you may find aesthetic clues in the video game-heavy experimentation of Cartune Xprez. The underground animation label has commissioned 20 shorts, which will be presented as a live television show by artist Peter Burr. This is exciting, because Cartune Xprez includes some of the most influential people working in the underground animation scene, from claymation grandfather (and Frank Zappa animator) Bruce Bickford to emerging artists like painter Allison Schulnik, performance artist Shana Moulton, and Vancouver-based animator Barry Doupé.
7 PM, $15 public / $9 Museum members, 36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, NY
Talk: Judith Bernstein and Paul McCarthy in Conversation, New Museum
Judith Bernstein, who has a solo exhibition at the New Museum, talks with Paul McCarthy about similarities between their work. This should be a good one. Bernstein’s work is informed by bathroom stall graffiti; and Paul McCarthy, well, you know.
7 PM, $8 general admission, members free. 235 Bowery.
For the full piece, click here.