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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Photoville, 9/11 Table of Silence, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

    UnTold

    Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

    Manhattan

    Thu, Sep 13, 2018 - Sat, Sep 15, 2018

    This program features the premiere of Fadi Khoury’s new work, “UnTold.” The multimedia performance installation, layering ancient Middle Eastern aesthetics with contemporary ballet and ballroom movement, meets at the intersection of visual art and contemporary dance. The work was conceived in two parts: the audience will first walk through sculptures and paintings in the theater lobby inspired by pre-Islamic Arab poetry, the Al Mu’alaqat (المعلقات) (a set of seven poems), followed by a performance in ...

    Photoville: A Free Pop-Up Photography Village

    Brooklyn Bridge Park

    Thu, Sep 13, 2018 - Sun, Sep 23, 2018

    Returning to Brooklyn Bridge Park for its seventh edition, Photoville will present work by more than 600 artists in 90 photography exhibitions and outdoor installations, providing an accessible venue for the public to experience both challenging and entertaining visual stories from a diverse group of artists, curators and organizations. In addition to exhibitions in and around the freight containers, Photoville offers panel discussions, artist lectures, professional development seminars, hands-on workshops, extraordinary nighttime programming, and our ...

    Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic

    The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College

    Manhattan

    Fri, Sep 07, 2018 - Sat, Sep 08, 2018

    Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic is a visually breathtaking cinematic shadow play for all ages, created and directed by Hamid Rahmanian, a 2014 Guggenheim fellowship-winning filmmaker/visual artist. Inspired by the tenth century Persian epic "Shahnameh" (The Book of Kings), it dramatizes the origin story from the tale with elaborate shadow puppets, multimedia and live actors. The production, which debuted at BAM in 2016 and was presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art the same ...

    Liliana Porter: Other Situations

    El Museo del Barrio

    Manhattan

    Thu, Sep 13, 2018 - Sun, Jan 27, 2019

    To celebrate it's reopening, El Museo del Barrio is presenting A highlight of Liliana Porter: Other Situations. This exhibit is a showcase of the artist’s 1970s photographs alluding to space and the body, and a series of prints referencing surrealist René Magritte that interrogate image, representation and simulacra. Along with the exhibition, Porter will present THEM, a new theater performance that she has specially commissioned for the occasion in close collaboration with artist Ana Tiscornia. The ...

    9/11 Table of Silence Project

    Josie Robertson Plaza

    Manhattan

    Tue, Sep 11, 2018, 8:00 am - 10:00 am

    The Table of Silence Project 9/11 is a multi-cultural prayer for peace, realized through a transcendent ceremony for 100 dancers swathed in white, that carries out the vision of choreographer Jacqulyn Buglisi and artist Rossella Vasta. The site-specific work is titled after Vasta’s installation of 100 terracotta plates arranged around a symbolic banquet table uniting humanity. Buglisi transforms the concept into a moving meditation, a poetic call for tolerance and peace in our world.The impact ...

UnTold

899 Tenth Avenue

New York N.Y. 10019

This program features the premiere of Fadi Khoury’s new work, “UnTold.” The multimedia performance installation, layering ancient Middle Eastern aesthetics with contemporary ballet and ballroom movement, meets at the intersection of visual art and contemporary dance. The work was conceived in two parts: the audience will first walk through sculptures ...

Photoville: A Free Pop-Up Photography Village

334 Furman Street

Brooklyn N.Y. 11201

7182229939

Returning to Brooklyn Bridge Park for its seventh edition, Photoville will present work by more than 600 artists in 90 photography exhibitions and outdoor installations, providing an accessible venue for the public to experience both challenging and entertaining visual stories from a diverse group of artists, curators and organizations. In ...

Liliana Porter: Other Situations

1230 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10029

2128317272

To celebrate it's reopening, El Museo del Barrio is presenting A highlight of Liliana Porter: Other Situations. This exhibit is a showcase of the artist’s 1970s photographs alluding to space and the body, and a series of prints referencing surrealist René Magritte that interrogate image, representation and simulacra. Along with the ...