21C Museum Hotel http://wfpl.org en 21C Hosts Lydia Lunch Performance on Violence, Loss http://wfpl.org/post/21c-hosts-lydia-lunch-performance-violence-loss <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">No-Wave pioneer and performance artist Lydia Lunch has collaborated with filmmaker Elise </span>Passavant<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to create a texturally-rich live performance of what they call a “psycho-ambient soundscape.” The artists will perform “Dust and Shadows” Wednesday at </span>21C<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Museum Hotel (7 p.m., free).</span></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 21:44:32 +0000 Erin Keane 7438 at http://wfpl.org 21C Hosts Lydia Lunch Performance on Violence, Loss Governor's Awards Recognize Four Louisville Arts Leaders http://wfpl.org/post/governors-awards-recognize-four-louisville-arts-leaders <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This year's recipients of the Governor's Awards in the Arts include four Louisville individuals or organizations.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:41:42 +0000 Gabe Bullard 6081 at http://wfpl.org Governor's Awards Recognize Four Louisville Arts Leaders 'Wild Card' Exhibit Mines Sports, Gender, Rites of Passage http://wfpl.org/post/wild-card-exhibit-mines-sports-gender-rites-passage <p>A new 15-year survey of artist Michael Combs' work is open at 21C Museum. Combs draws on his Long Island family’s long history as expert outdoorsmen and decoy carvers in his playful mixed-media explorations of gender identity, rites of passage and cultural myths. This is the first retrospective for Combs, who has shown his work throughout the United States and abroad.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:10:06 +0000 Erin Keane 4899 at http://wfpl.org 'Wild Card' Exhibit Mines Sports, Gender, Rites of Passage Reading Series Round-up: Three Upcoming Louisville Literary Events http://wfpl.org/post/reading-series-round-three-upcoming-louisville-literary-events <p>Three live, free literary events are scheduled between now and next Monday, each with their own character of place and vibe.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Friday, February 22: Punk Rock Poems &amp; Novel Drinking Games</strong></p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:14:54 +0000 Erin Keane 4083 at http://wfpl.org Reading Series Round-up: Three Upcoming Louisville Literary Events Justin Torres to Read from Acclaimed Debut Novel http://wfpl.org/post/justin-torres-read-acclaimed-debut-novel <p><strong>Updated: </strong><em>Tonight's reading at 21C has been canceled due to Hurricane Sandy-related flight cancelations. Sarabande Books is working on rescheduling the event for 2013.</em></p><p>Justin Torres' surprising and haunting debut novel "We the Animals" introduces us to three near-feral brothers and their young parents, a white mother and Puerto Rican father from Brooklyn who marry when the mother is only 14 and pregnant with the oldest boy. They move to a small town in upstate New York, where they are outsiders even among the other poor families, and struggle against the limitations of their poverty, lack of education and youth.</p><p>“They’re these city kids, this mixed-race couple, in this tiny little town,” says Torres. “There aren’t many supporting characters in this book. There are the boys, and there’s Ma and Paps, and it’s very essential in that way. I wanted it to be, to emphasize the claustrophobia of the family, how much they rely on each other and how much they can’t escape each other.”</p><p>(<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/excerpt-we-animals-justin-torres">Read an excerpt of "We the Animals."</a>)</p><p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 20:11:12 +0000 Erin Keane 2175 at http://wfpl.org Justin Torres to Read from Acclaimed Debut Novel Artwithoutwalls Commissions New Art for IdeaFestival http://wfpl.org/post/artwithoutwalls-commissions-new-art-ideafestival <p>Two large-scale, site-specific art installations by the Seattle-based art trio SuttonBeresCuller are opening at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ideafestival.com/">IdeaFestival</a>. The artists created “Trailer Park,” a mobile city park traveling Main Street during the Festival and "Small Moons," an installation opening at Land of Tomorrow gallery on Broadway tomorrow.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 1732 at http://wfpl.org Artwithoutwalls Commissions New Art for IdeaFestival 21C Exhibits Yale Architecture Student Distillery Designs http://wfpl.org/post/21c-exhibits-yale-architecture-student-distillery-designs <p>A new exhibit at 21C Museum Hotel features the work of ten graduate students from the Yale School of Architecture. &nbsp;<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/yale-students-distillery-designs-display-louisville">The students were challenged to design a distillery for a proposed site on Main Street</a>. &nbsp;Their projects take into consideration concerns over Louisville’s agricultural and manufacturing climate as well as the mechanics of the distillery process.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:34:10 +0000 Patrick DeSpain 1598 at http://wfpl.org 21C Exhibits Yale Architecture Student Distillery Designs Video Artist Collaborative Plays with Past, Future http://wfpl.org/post/video-artist-collaborative-plays-past-future <p>Acclaimed experimental artist Eve Sussman will give<a href="http://www.21cmuseumhotels.com/louisville/visit/calendar/event/artist-lecture-with-eve-sussman/"> a free lecture on her work Thursday</a> at 21C Museum Hotel.&nbsp;The event is produced in partnership with Kentucky School of Art visiting artist program. The talk starts at 7 p.m. with a reception for the artist to follow.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 1540 at http://wfpl.org Video Artist Collaborative Plays with Past, Future Fatherhood and the Apocalypse: Matt Bell's 'Cataclysm Baby' http://wfpl.org/post/fatherhood-and-apocalypse-matt-bells-cataclysm-baby <p>It’s the end of the world as they know it, but the dogged yet hapless fathers in <a href="http://www.mdbell.com/">Matt Bell’s novella “Cataclysm Baby”</a> are determined to do right by their monstrous children.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 748 at http://wfpl.org Fatherhood and the Apocalypse: Matt Bell's 'Cataclysm Baby' 21C, Flyover Film Festival to Screen Documentary on Performance Artist Abramovic http://wfpl.org/post/21c-flyover-film-festival-screen-documentary-performance-artist-abramovic <p style="padding: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.571em; color: rgb(17, 17, 17); line-height: 22px; ">When filmmaker Jeff Dupre met legendary performance artist Marina Abramovic at a dinner party a year before her&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/marinaabramovic/" style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(35, 97, 161); ">groundbreaking career retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art</a>, he had a vague idea of who she was (the artist who once walked the Great Wall of China) and a healthy dose of skepticism about performance art. Mon, 28 May 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 438 at http://wfpl.org 21C, Flyover Film Festival to Screen Documentary on Performance Artist Abramovic