Rhizome October Events

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Note: All these events are taking place at the New Museum. Stay tuned for more online events. 

Keeping it Online
October 13th at 5pm at the New Museum
Free New Museum / Rhizome Members, $8 General Public
Rhizome’s online archive of new media and internet-based art, the ArtBase, collects, preserves, and provides access to a unique collection of artworks. The ArtBase is an archive of historic and contemporary content, preserving and contextualizing artistic practices, digital artifacts, and the historic legacy of artists engaged with emerging technologies. This event will survey the history of digital preservation, while offering a behind-the-scenes look at the innovative and leading cataloging, preservation, and conservation practices of Rhizome’s archive. We will explore current restoration and conservation projects that are renewing public access to historic new media artworks, which have been inaccessible for years. Emerging digital archive projects being pioneered by partner institutions in collaboration with Rhizome will also be presented and the event will conclude with a Q&A session with the audience.


Fatima Al Qadiri: 
Genre-Specific Xperience 
Release Party and Screening

October 21st at 7pm
$12 New Museum Members, $15 General Public
The release event for Genre-Specific Xperience, an EP by New York based artist and musician Fatima Al Qadiri out on UNO NYC October 25th, 2011. GSX showcases five new pieces of music that each re-interpret different sub-genres of dance music: juke, hip hop, dubstep, electro-tropicalia, and ‘90s Gregorian trance. Al Qadiri collaborated with six artists to create original music videos—these are Kamau Patton, Tabor Robak, Leilah Weinraub, Sophia Al-Maria, Ryan Trecartin and Rhett LaRue. At this event, the videos will be premiered, and Al Qadiri will discuss the process and ideas around GSX with
Patton.

For Rhizome Council Members Only:
On October 17th at 7pm, we will be continuing our "Studio Visits with Emerging Entrepreneurs" series, this month visiting the office of Art.sy. Aiming to be an encyclopedic library and store for modern and contemporary art, Art.sy describes itself as “a new way to discover art you'll love, featuring work from leading galleries, museums, and private collections around the world.” For more information on Rhizome's council, email: membership@rhizome.org

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