Past Rhizome Events
Friday, October 30th, 2009 7 p.m.
at the New Museum
New Silent Series
Curated by Lauren Cornell

Berlin-based collective VVORK present a contemporary variety show, composed of daring and experimental translations of original artworks. Variety is inspired by how culture of all kinds--sound, moving image, graphics--cycles easily between states and forms. For this one-night event, local performers will stage works by artists Wojceich Kosma, Adrian Piper, Kristin ...


Thursday, September 24th, 2009 7 p.m.
at the New Museum
New Silent Series
Curated by Lauren Cornell

Throughout his career, Michael Smith’s original approach to video, installation, and performance has broken artistic ground—albeit subtly. Steering away from the transgressive actions associated with avant-garde performance, Smith employs the idioms of popular entertainment and comedy to critique culture at large. His eponymous alter ego Mike, who is ...


Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 6 p.m.
at X Intiative

Curated by Lauren Cornell, Brian Droitcour and Ceci Moss

Rhizome is pleased to present "The World Is Flat," an exhibition to be included in X Initiative’s No Soul For Sale: A Festival of Independents. Featured artists and collectives include B'L'ing (Chris Moukarbel, Anne Eastman, Amy Yao), Anna ...


Friday, June 19th, 2009 7 p.m.
at the New Museum
New Silent Series
Curated by Lauren Cornell

Curated by Marisa Olson

An internationally renowned performance artist, Nao Bustamante, produces spectacular and witty work that investigates and explodes stereotypes and fantasies about identity. In this ambitious new performance, Bustamante will combine live performance, original costumes, and video to evoke the muse of legendary filmmaker Jack Smith: 1940s Dominican ...


Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 7 p.m.
at the New Museum
New Silent Series
Curated by Lauren Cornell

New York artist RashaadNewsome creates powerful, original collage and performance through composite parts. His practice is based in sampling and interested in the ways picking apart and recombining culturally specific material, like a hip-hop track, can, in the artist’s words, “elicit emotional and visceral responses that can be universally ...


Saturday, May 16th, 2009 3 p.m.
at the New Museum
New Silent Series
Curated by Lauren Cornell

In its sixth year, the No Fun Festival has emerged as one of the most unique and vital festivals for experimental music worldwide. Curated by No Fun organizer and label head Carlos Giffoni, this special screening will present moving image work by a selection of artists performing in the 29 ...


Saturday, March 21st, 2009 3 p.m.
at the New Museum

Creative Time curator Nato Thompson will lead a discussion of Experimental Geography with Lize Mogel and Damon Rich, two artists who participated in his exhibition (for Independent Curators International) and book (Melville House) of the same name.

The discussion will focus on the creative use of landscape hacking, cartography, locative ...